Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine's Day at Lauxes

Lauxes is looking forward to providing a vibrant and unique Valentine's Day – day or night! 

Get into the spirit of romance with their Valentines Day experience:
• Shared plate entree
• Choose from any of our sumptuous a la carte mains
• Shared plated dessert
• Complimentary Valentines gift on arrival for the ladies
• Live music
Bookings are essential.

Visit Lauxes

Friday, January 27, 2012

Port Office Hotel’s Fix Restaurant & Wine Bar

Port Office Hotel’s Fix Restaurant & Wine Bar offers all-inclusive wedding packages, providing freedom and flexibility and ensuring your every need is met.

Cocktail all-inclusive packages start at $87 per person and include an extensive cocktail catering menu, four-hour beverage package, decorations, room hire, dance floor, exclusivity, microphone, cake table and cake knife, décor and furniture set-up. 

Seated all-inclusive packages, starting at $104 per person, include pre-dinner canapés, a three to five-course alternate drop or guests’ choice menu, four-hour beverage package, decorations, room hire, bomboniere and stationery as well as accommodation for the bride and groom and traditional package inclusions. 

Packages are completely flexible and can be tailored to accommodate any needs or budgetary requirements. From intimate private dining to large cocktail style parties, Fix Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a romantic and ambient setting for all reception styles. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brides of Brisbane

We just love this gorgeous slim line strapless gown from Brides of Brisbane. Featuring gossamer chiffon ruched across the sweetheart neckline bodice, and intricately embellished corded lace creates the perfect touch of sparkle for your big day.

Brides of Brisbane now has a new store open in Chermside (Gympie Road) to join their flagship store in the city. Be sure to call and make an appointment to view their stunning selection of wedding gowns.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

All Things White!


Belinda & Shannon Eckstein • 3rd July, 2010 

Shannon and Belinda met at a high school athletics training session. They quickly became friends and then high school sweethearts. After nine years together, Shannon took Belinda to Palazzo Versace for a surprise weekend away and popped the question during pre-dinner drinks. He had alerted both their families, who quickly converged on the bar to celebrate the long-awaited and very happy event. With only eight months until the wedding, planning for the day began almost immediately. 

The couple chose a theme that cleverly incorporated winter branches and Singapore orchids, a perfect match for the long savannah grasses and beautiful old trees at their golf course reception venue, which provided a gorgeous backdrop for stunning wedding photographs. 

On the day, Belinda’s two bridesmaids slipped into their beautiful Leonard Derecourt gowns before helping a very serene bride to dress. Belinda’s gown, also by Leonard Derecourt, was absolutely perfect. Featuring exquisite lace, the bodice was fitted to the hips before cascading down into a froth of softly flowing fabric. A pretty fascinator, cathedral length veil and Alan Pinkus peep toe shoes completed her outfit. 

Shannon and Belinda enjoyed perfect wedding weather with sparkling blue skies. White doves, an eagle called Soren, and fireworks featured during the day, which went without a hitch. Shannon and Belinda, both feeling calm and collected, enjoyed every minute of it. 

Later, Shannon, Belinda and their 121 guests were thoroughly entertained at the reception by their MC, surf lifesaving legend Trevor Hendy. 

Photography Photographic Art
Ceremony Venue TSS Chapel Southport
Reception Venue The Links Hope Island
Wedding Rings JK Seventy Two
Bridal Gown Leonard Derecourt
Bridal Shoes Alan Pinkus Shoes
Bridesmaids' Gowns Leonard Derecourt
Men's Suits Spurling Bridal and Formalwear
Hair Stylist Amanda Higl 
Make-Up Elli Wright
Florist Style on Q
Cake Yenmart
Decorations Elegant Themes
Invitations Sarbe Invitations
Party Hire Funky Foto Booths
Honeymoon Fiji 

If you would like to submit your wedding for possible inclusion within our Real Life Weddings feature in the forthcoming edition of The Bride’s Diary email head office and we'll send you the submission form. All wedding stories published in The Bride’s Diary are also uploaded to our fabulous website for a full twelve months. This is a great opportunity to see your wedding in print and give future brides many ideas for their special day! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Celebration Bubbles

Even Bubbles can be chic. This heart shaped container is made elegant with the addition of a faux jewel. Provide them at the ceremony or reception and invite guests to celebrate the occasion with a shower of bubbles.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Incredibly Beautiful Whitsundays

You’ve met the man of your dreams and now you want a wedding with a difference… why not escape to the incredibly beautiful Whitsundays? Endless stretches of white sand beaches meet the sun-kissed, sapphire blue sea, palms sway in the cooling tropical breeze and amidst all this, you and your partner can experience a truly unique wedding experience. 

The Reef Weddings wedding co-ordination team will guide you through every step of planning your wedding anywhere in the magical Whitsundays. Choose from a private wedding on the reef, exchange vows on the world famous Whitehaven Beach or tie the knot at one of the Whitsundays’ world class resorts – no matter what idyllic locale you wish for, Reef Weddings can arrange the perfect wedding for you. All you need to do is show up! 

Organising a wedding from a distance can be a minefield but Reef Weddings takes all of the hassle out of the process. Every last detail is considered, from the best time of the day for a beach wedding on Whitehaven and what flowers will be in season to booking professional photography with their AIPP registered photographer and organising the right size yacht for a wedding on the water. 

Reef Weddings’ expert co-ordinators work with local suppliers and provide up-to-date local information. During the planning process, they do all the running around for you – making phone calls, requesting quotes and booking the right services – enabling you to focus on your myriad other pre-wedding tasks. Your Reef Weddings co-ordinator is even present on the day to make sure your wedding runs smoothly. 

Reef Weddings also offer options for receptions, including locations, catering for big and small parties, decorations – even theming. Don’t opt for a traditional location when you can have a wedding with a difference thanks to Reef Weddings.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Brazilian Beauty

Brazilian Beauty welcomes brides-to-be and wedding parties into our beautiful salons to take care of all your beauty whims and wishes, to ensure you’re looking your very loveliest on your special day. Glide in and see the team at anytime, to see how they can help you tick all your wedding beauty boxes.

Brazilian Beauty offers divine facials, massages and skin rejuvenation treatments, waxing and permanent hair removal, eye treatments and eyelash extensions, spray tanning, professional Youngblood Minerals and Dermalogica skincare.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

House of Laurels

House of Laurels is a stunning Maleny wedding venue located on the magical Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. Importance to excellence, true professionalism, attention to detail and an award-winning menu will create the perfect romantic setting for your special day.

With so much to organise, House of Laurels pride them selves on offering you a one stop shop. The six different wedding packages are designed to suit your every need, offering you the flexibility to incorporate your individual requirements, style and personality while suiting any budget. Laurels packages offer a wide variety of choices while also seeing to the finer details, which, together with a personal wedding co-ordinator, will create the perfect event.

House of Laurels has four beautifully decorated Heritage styled rooms reflecting pure elegance and indulgence where you and your bridal party can get ready and spend the night. In addition, Laurels has five self-contained cottages for your convenience.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Gossip Gowns


Gossip Gowns stock an extensive range of formal, semi-formal, party and race wear, as well as jewelery, handbags and shoes. The friendly staff are always on hand to help you find the perfect outfit for that special occasion. Gossip Gowns is an authorized stockist of the Dessy range of bridal and bridesmaids. Gossip Gowns also stocks many Australian designers, with new stock arriving weekly. Gerry Shaw, Rose Noir and G by George are just a few of the many labels now available.