Friday, March 30, 2012

Bond University Function Centre

With sandstone arches, lakeside settings and landscaped grounds, Bond University Function Centre is the ideal venue for your special occasion. The distinctively shaped lake is the focal point of the campus, providing spectacular reflections by day and night, with an amphitheatre for outdoor concerts and other activities.

Bond University Function Centre is 60 minutes from Brisbane, 20 minutes from Coolangatta airport, 15 minutes from Surfers Paradise and five minutes from the beautiful beaches at Burleigh. The fully licensed, stylish University Club and Princeton Ballroom, both with sweeping views across Lake Orr and its fountain, offer complete wedding packages to suit your needs. Whether it’s a cocktail style function you are after, or a more traditional sit-down dinner, we are able to assist with seating for up to 320 people.

All-inclusive cocktail packages start from $80.00 per person and include room hire, your selection of canapés and noodle boxes, beverage package, theming package, plus much more. Plated menu packages start from $108.00 per person and include room hire, chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, two-course plated dinner with your wedding cake served as dessert, beverage package, theming package, plus much more. Outdoor ceremony sites are also available with stunning views and fabulous photo opportunities.
The talented and professional staff will work with you to ensure the special day you have always dreamt of becomes the perfect day you’ll remember forever.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Matt Rowe Photography

Matt Rowe Photography specialises in unique wedding photography for couples who desire photographs with a difference. The aim is to bring you a dynamic of expertise, creative expression and personal attention on your wedding day. 

Matt Rowe Photography will capture the essence of your relationship, the truth of each moment and the candid interactions that lay the foundation of memories to last a lifetime. 

Matt Rowe is a passionate photographer with a genuine love of nature and beauty. Due to the fact that Matt began his career as a landscape photographer he has an uncanny eye for detail and composition. These qualities coupled with enthusiasm and technical precision ensure that you are in the hands of an artist and a true professional for all your defining moments.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Tropical Romance at Villa Botanica

Michelle & Jamie Cornick • 28th November, 2009 

One day, Michelle and her best friend Bernie (later her maid of honour) were sitting at a lookout saying how nice it would be to meet new guys. Suddenly a car pulled up and Jamie and a friend got out. The boys had a brief conversation with the girls and were about to drive off when Jamie ran back to Michelle to ask whether they would like to meet up again. “Why not?”, thought Bernie and Michelle. Michelle and Jamie quickly became a couple.

Then, one Easter morning Jamie presented Michelle with a basket of chocolate eggs, perfume and two bottles of champagne. Deciding to refrigerate the champagne, Michelle took the bottles out of the basket and found a ring box. Her discovery was followed by Jamie’s proposal, and the champagne was put to excellent use.

On their wedding day, Michelle’s only sadness was that her father would not be walking her down the aisle. During the week before the wedding he become gravely ill and had undergone major surgery. But suddenly, as Michelle was dressing, news arrived that her father was able to attend the ceremony after all. She was ecstatic, and it became an emotional day for everyone from that moment. 

Michelle and Jamie married in a Balinese pavilion overlooking the ocean. Afterwards guests enjoyed canapés and drinks before moving onto the cocktail style reception. Michelle created a soft, romantic atmosphere with lots of candles and fairy lights and the couple spoiled their guests with a candy bar laden with treats. 

Their cake consisted of four tiers of monogrammed cupcakes topped with a delicious white chocolate mud cake. The colour theme used throughout the ceremony and reception consisted of grey and dusty pink. Oriental Lilies and roses were the featured flowers 

Photography & Videography Dream Capture Photography
Celebrant Kieran McCarthy 07 4946 7360
Ceremony & Reception Venue Villa Botanica
Wedding Rings Robert Peel Jeweller 07 4942 2784
Bridal Gown Bridal on James
Bridal Accessories LA Jewellers
Bridal Shoes Suna Shoes
Bridesmaids' Gowns Mr K 
Men's Suits Roger David 
Hair Stylist & Make-Up Mandy, Villa Botanica Staff
Florist Flower Hut
Cake Crystalbrook Patisseries
Decorations I Do Events Whitsundays
Entertainment Kieran McCarthy 07 4946
Bomboniere I Do Events Whitsundays 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cory Rossiter Photography & Design

One of our favourite images from the very talented Cory Rossiter Photography & Design, is this stunning shot…

“My passion is to take wedding photographs that are classic and timeless, photos that my clients will enjoy forever. This image captures the romance in an epic proportion, although it was much louder than you can imagine!” – Cory Rossiter, Cory Rossiter Photography & Design

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Love Bird

 We just love this gorgeous wedding invitation from Little Peach Invitations. With a flirtatious design it will suit any wedding, from an informal cocktail party to a chic garden wedding. The Love Bird collection is printed on a classically textured white or cream card. Carry this design through to your wedding day with matching items including bonbonniere gift tags, place cards and service booklet covers.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Anna Marie & Mr John


With over 40 years of experience in the bridal and formal wear industry, Anna Marie & Mr John is Brisbane’s premier formal and bridal label. Located in Queen Street Mall, Anna Marie & Mr John provides impeccable customer service and a sophisticated brand. 

Anna Marie & Mr John offer a variety of Australian and international designers, including Brides by Mancini, Angeline, Mr K, Designs by Moonlight, Sylivia Rose, Henry Josef, Raylia, and many more.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beedazzled Events

If you want your wedding or function to be a dazzling success then contact Beedazzled Events, the Sunshine Coast’s premier event management company, specialising in providing professional wedding and event decorating, co-ordinating and catering services. 

Beedazzled Events pride themselves on their  fresh and innovative ideas as well as flexible and personal approach. Whether it’s a modern or unique look that appeals to you, or a preference for incorporating timeless traditions into your special day, Beedazzled Events will ensure your event reflects your style and wishes.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Frosted Indulgence

Frosted Indulgence creates truly beautiful wedding cakes. From simple and modern to elegant and classic, their cake creations are sure to wow your guests and taste just as good as they look! Frosted Indulgence's stunning design and attention to detail are sure to impress! Look at some of their amazing cake creations…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

White Lily Couture's Online Boutique

White Lily Couture have just launched their new and exciting online store where brides-to-be can purchase a range of international and custom designed bridal accessories including veils, shoes, jewellery, brooches and bridal belts. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Day of Detail at Mt Cotton

One of our favourite real life weddings from the 2011 Queensland edition of The Bride's Diary was Claire and Evan Bloomfield's Mt Cotton wedding held on 3rd September, 2010.

Evan and Claire met by chance four years ago over drinks at a work social. They hit it off straight away, and as their relationship blossomed they put their old lives on hold and stepped out into the world together as they travelled to the UK and Europe. 

Eventually, when it was time to return to Australia, they decided to visit the spectacular Greek island of Santorini along the way. A picture postcard location, and as it turned out, the perfect place for a proposal. 

The couple chose the first weekend of spring for their big day. An elegant handmade headpiece complemented Claire’s gorgeous gown, an exclusive Elizabeth De Varga creation featuring pearl and damask detailing.

Tulips, the couple’s theme flowers, looked stunning in Claire’s bouquet and her bridesmaids’ posies. 

Evan and Claire were honoured to be married by Bishop Ray Benjamin in the charming chapel at Macarthur Park Gardens. Their ceremony was made extra special by the fact that the Bishop had also married Claire’s parents and, decades previously, Claire’s grandparents. 

A Scottish piper played the classic Highland Cathedral as he led the chapel’s newest married couple back down the aisle. Following a memorable ceremony, three classic white Jaguars whisked the couple and their bridal party away to a vineyard reception. 

The reception room was lit entirely by tea lights, creating a romantic, intimate atmosphere, and guests were presented with personalised bottles of Pinot Gris and small silver heart shaped tins filled with chocolates. The couple agree that they couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. 

Photography Toni Snell 
Ceremony Venue Macarthur Park Chapel & Gardens
Reception Venue Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton 
Wedding Rings Diamonds International
Bridal Gown & Accessories Elizabeth De Varga
Bridal Shoes Alan Pinkus Shoes
Bridesmaids' Gowns Hills in Hollywood 
Men's Suits Spurling Formalwear 
Hair Stylist & Make-Up A Time to Indulge
Florist Always Fabulous Flowers 
Cake Cake That!
Decorations Always Fabulous Flowers
Invitations were handmade by the bride and groom
Transport Kenz Classic
Entertainment Velvet Star – Craig St John Entertainment

Monday, March 5, 2012

Spicers Peak Lodge

Spicers Peak Lodge may enjoy tranquil isolation in one of Queensland’s most breathtaking locations, but it boasts everything needed to make your wedding one of the most memorable days of your life – plus much more.
Located two hours from Brisbane in the Scenic Rim, surrounded by Main Range National Park and the Great Dividing Range, Spicers Peak Lodge is an exclusive retreat, which can accommodate up to 26 overnight guests and up to 100 day guests.
The team can help you make the most of your day with a personal wedding co-ordinator, packages tailored to your wishes and first-class service from a highly ranked team. The retreat offers bespoke or all-inclusive wedding packages featuring luxury accommodation, full breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and deluxe canapés, 7-course degustation dinner and standard beverages and wine with each course.
Spicers Peak Lodge can arrange everything from flowers to cakes, entertainment, photographers, transport and beauty treatments, including make-up, hair and massages. Suites boast everything from king beds with luxury linen to stone fireplaces and spa baths. Ceremonies can be held anywhere on the property, from the lounge with a huge open stone fireplace and grand piano, to the lawn, terrace or infinity pool with sweeping views.
The lodge was recently awarded Best Luxury Accommodation in Queensland two years in a row, and is also home to the multi-award winning Spicers Peak Lodge Restaurant and Spa Anise day spa.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cloud Nine Weddings

Looking for innovative, modern finishing touches for your wedding? Cloud Nine Weddings offers the largest range of modern bomboniere boxes, place card holders, frames and decorating ideas. Cloud Nine Weddings stock all those extra items you may need to turn your wedding into your dream day. If you are getting married on the Sunshine Coast, Cloud Nine Weddings are a one-stop shop and can help you with all aspects of planning and decorating your wedding day.