Friday, September 30, 2011

ARIA Brisbane

ARIA offers all the elements required for your big day – stunning location, first-class food and wine, a range of flexible pacakges and the expertise to tailor the day to your exact needs.

Located in the Eagle Street Pier precinct, ARIA has spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge. It is relaxed yet elegant with an innovative and contemporary menu, using the freshest Australian produce, as designed by leading chef Matt Moran. 

Main Dining Room 
ARIA's elegant main dining room offers magnificent views across the Brisbane River. The room caters for weddings for 90-130 guests. 

Private Dining Room 
This is an intimate dining room providing ceiling to floor glass windows over-looking the river with views across to Kangaroo Point. The room caters for a sit-down reception of up to 40 guests or a cocktail style reception of 40 to 60 guests.

Visit ARIA

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Floriginality operates differently to traditional retail florists, because they only focus on weddings. They limit the number of weddings each weekend to be able to provide an exceptional service to each bride, creating for them beautiful and expertly designed and crafted bouquets and floral arrangements. 

Floriginality can service your entire floral wedding requirements with beautifully designed bouquets, hair hlowers, corsages, buttonholes, cake flowers, ceremony and reception flowers. Floriginality also has a delivery service to ensure that the bouquets and flowers arrive in perfect condition.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sails Restaurant and Function Centre

Sails Restaurant and Function Centre is a spectacular art deco structure surrounded by beautiful parklands, with uninterrupted ocean views out to Moreton Bay. Located only half an hour north of Brisbane's CBD, this idyllic location right on the waterfront Suttons Beach makes Sails the perfect beachside venue for your big day.

Sails Restaurant and Function Centre offers single rooms or multiple rooms depending on the size of your reception. The menu offers a fresh modern twist with a variety of options to suit all styles of receptions, from a seated dinner to an elegant cocktail-style celebration.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

The ideal Brisbane wedding reception venue, the Stamford Plaza Brisbane plays host for weddings, engagement parties and private special events, setting a new standard in romantic elegance. Majestically nestled on the banks of Brisbane River the Stamford Plaza Brisbane is an iconic building representing the epitome of luxury and style with views overlooking the river. 

The dedicated conference floor, located on level 2 of the Hotel, encompasses eight stylish and flexible function rooms with elegant fixtures and many with extensive natural lighting and adjoining outdoor balconies.

The Grand Ballroom lends itself perfectly to elegant dining or exclusive conferences. With the foyer providing a delightful view of the Brisbane River, the Grand Ballroom has the added flexibility of being divided into two smaller rooms. Also, the white silk-lined Marquee adjoines The Brasserie on the River provides guests with stunning views of the river.
Situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, the Main Garden and Flagpole Garden create elegant surroundings, which boast beautiful views of the Kangaroo Point cliffs and Brisbane River. These gardens are the perfect location for your ceremony before celebrating in style in one of the hotel’s reception venues. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Epic Empire Furniture Hire

Epic Empire Furniture Hire has a distinct specialty in creating the perfect backdrop for your special day. Weddings are a very special and personal celebration and Epic Empire Furniture Hire will deliver to you an exceptional product and service from planning, concept and delivery. Whether you are planning the most intimate wedding or a lavish celebration Epic Empire Furniture Hire will fit within with your budget.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Abbey of The Roses

The Abbey is a unique and unforgettable castle with style and sophistication – the perfecet setting for any destination wedding for the a couple who is looking for something different. 

The Abbey cater for intimate weddings of 20 to gala events for 180, ceremonies, receptions, accommodation, mid week, weekend and off peak pricing available, with packages to suit every budget. 

The Abbey of The Roses has been uniquely restored and is now perhaps seen as one of the premier wedding and function centre's in the region. Filled with style and sophistication for that unique and unforgettable fairytale wedding.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Glenda Pradella Wedding Flowers

Glenda Pradella Wedding Flowers has been established for over 15 years and is considered an industry leader for wedding and event flowers. Your flowers will be personally designed and arranged by teh creative and talented Glenda, to suit your chosen style, colours and season to enhance the beauty of your special day.

Specialising in wedding flowers including, bouquets, buttonholes, hair flowers, ceremony and reception arrangements and cake flowers, all to complete the theme of your special day. Look at some of Glenda Pradella Wedding Flowers fabulous flower creations…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bistrot Bistro

If you are after an intimate reception venue then Bistrot Bistro is your wedding venue. Bistrot Bistro can cater for groups of 10 to 70 seated or 100 cocktail. Whether you would like the private space downstairs, with its own intimate bar or the whole restaurant to yourself, Bistrot Bistro can cater to your wedding needs.

There is 2 course meal options, with your cake as dessert, or 3 course meal options, depending on what you would like and Bistrot Bistro can work out a menu that suits your budget.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Perfect Waterfront Location…

Moda Events at Portside is Brisbane’s premier destination for all occasions, experience a function venue with exquisite cuisine, impeccable service and stunning location. The combination of intimate reception venue, impeccable cuisine and beverage and incomparable service will ensure you have the most perfect day of your life. 

Perched on the top level of the Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal at Portside Wharf in Hamilton, Moda Events Portside overlooks the Brisbane skyline with expansive views of the river. Picture your guests enjoying canapés and drinks on the spacious balcony, before moving into the modern modern function room. The function room can comfortably cater for up to 400 guests for a contemporary sit down dinner or up to 800 guests for a chic cocktail style reception.

Create a divine menu from the wide variety of options available, all seasonally devised by executive chef Stephen Nardo. Inspired by the finest and freshest produce and his award-winning background in prestigious restaurants all around the world, you can select from a sensational menu of entrees, mains, desserts, cocktail canapés and premium beverage packages. 

The dedicated events team will be with you at every step, from commencement of planning through to the completion of your special day.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fancy Tea

Servicing the Greater Brisbane area in beautiful Queensland, Fancy Tea offers an exquisite collection of beautiful bone china vintage crockery, silverware and crystal for hire. Create your special event in pure elegance and style!

Perfect for lunches, brunches, weddings, garden parties, birthday parties, kitchen tea parties, high tea, baby showers, stylish corporate events and product launches – anything your heart desires. 

The collection includes: delightful vintage crockery, china tea cups, saucers, cake plates, dinner plates, tea and coffee pots, sugar and creamers to milk jugs and plates, and tiered cake stands and high tea stand.  This would not be complete without silver tableware, including bone handled knives and forks. To help create the atmosphere, they also have a lovely range of antique linen and quality fabric bunting – all for you to hire.

So add that extra touch of elegance and charm to your next event with Fancy Tea!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Villa Botanica… The Ultimate in Whitsunday Weddings

Whitsunday weddings are rapidly becoming the first choice for brides across Australia and Villa Botanica is regarded as the most beautiful and intimate wedding venue in the country. This magnificent estate stretches along the Coral Sea waterfrontage, so your ceremony, photography and reception take place against a dazzling backdrop of turquoise water.

Renowned for its botanical gardens, private beach and exotic architecture, perhaps the most impressive thing about Villa Botanica is the entire location is exclusively yours on the big day. 

Packages are designed to meet all budgets, from economical cocktail receptions right up to extravagant affairs that culminate with spectacular fireworks. 

The resort town of Airlie Beach (gateway to the Great Barrier Reef) is only 8 minutes away, so rest assured your guests will have a wide range of luxury and economical accommodation to choose from. 

Villa Botanica only accepts 80 events per year so book ahead of time to avoid disappointment and secure your special date.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bibowden Bridal

With 16 years of experience designing gowns for Australian brides, Bibowden Bridal gowns represent the best of couture finishing. Elegant designs seamlessly blend traditional bridal wear with modern styling and fabrics. Bibowden Bridal gowns are designed and manufactured in Brisbane and are 100% Australian owned. Flowergirls and bridesmaids gowns as well as many accessories including gorgeous jewellery are also available in store and online.

Signature touches throughout the 2011 collections include gorgeous metallic Italian laces, exquisite French laces and silks. Silk white is the must have colour at the moment however blush still features strongly in some styles. Gowns are adorned with gorgeous beaded details and belts. 

Here are some of our favourites…

Tiffany - This gorgeous gown features a ruched strapless sweetheart neckline and beautiful embellished waist line. The pleated skirt with side pockets falls to a train perfect for any wedding. The back is finished with silk covered buttons. Available in white, ivory blush and cloud sizes 6 - 16.

Oriana - Beautiful full silk gown features crushed silk gathered skirt from an embroidered sweetheart strapless neckline. The gown has a wide belt with handmade silk flower and has covered buttons down the bodice back. Available in silk white and ivory.

Aimee - Modern waisted gown in soft smooth silk this fitted lace strapless bodice falls to a gathered skirt with side pockets. Wide belt on the waist line in contrasting colour finished this look. Beautiful for that romantic outside wedding.

Hayworth - This beautiful fitted smooth satin bodice with sweetheart neckline falls to a layered Italian lace and silk skirt. Perfect for that garden wedding. 
Available in white, blush and nude.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Flaxton Gardens

With coastline views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island, Flaxton Gardens is in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Set on iconic acreage with sweeping views across the Sunshine Coast from Moreton Island to Noosa, Flaxton Gardens is a beautiful tranquil venue for your special day.

The experienced kitchen staff will create a wide variety of dishes and will assist you with creating a menu of your particular liking and variety.
The Vineyard Restaurant
An intimate and classic setting for smaller parties. Located in the main original Queensland home with wrap-around verandas this restaurant is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and adjacent to the bar and lounge. Host up to 60 guests – minimum 30.
The Barrel Room
This room is connected to The Winery and has large doors leading onto the terrace, gardens and to the views beyond. Host up to 50 guests.

The Winery
This magnificent room seats up to 180 guests with access to The Barrel room, which is ideal for a dance floor or presentation. The views from this room are quite unique and give you access to the vines and grounds, which is ideal for capturing those moments on film.