Monday, December 24, 2012

Abbey Of The Roses

This 120-year-old castle-like venue with style and sophistication, that was ‘once upon a time’ a convent, is the destination fairytale wedding you have dreamt of.

Have your ceremony at the onsite Chapel or gazebo, partake in canapés and drinks on two acres of gardens followed by a formal dinner in the elegant Long Room with chandeliers and candles twinkling.

Enjoy a weekend-long celebration at this exclusive country retreat. The team at the Abbey can create packages to suit most budgets and styles, with special bonus offers mid-week and on certain dates throughout 2012.

Named #1 of the “Top Ten Places to Tie the Knot in 2011”, your Abbey of the Roses weddings will not just be remembered by you, but by all your guests... Unique and unforgettable.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas... From The Bride's Diary

The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season, to all our members and clients. We truly hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We look forward to a wonderful 2013, and can't wait to bring you more exciting new additions to our publications and online features! Also, we will be launching a brand new website for The Bride's Diary – with a new design, fabulous content and so much more, all will be revealed shortly!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary, The Groom’s Diary, Wedding Celebration, Weddingstar and Giftstar. And once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards, The Bride's Diary Team

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Event Styling is More Than Just Centrepieces at Victoria Park

With breathtaking full city and golf course views, Victoria Park Function Venue offers a splendid blend of contemporary elegance and first class catering.

The six unique wedding rooms create a superb setting for any style of wedding from a memorable ceremony to a reception any time of the day; breakfast, lunch, cocktail and dinner.

Victoria Park are on trend with the latest in wedding themes and styling for 2013. We asked them a few questions that might help all the lovely Queensland brides-to-be in planning their nuptials for 2013...

What are the most popular trends for weddings in 2013?

Mint is becoming a huge trend with the stunning pastels exploding onto the wedding scene in the form of cakes, ribbons, bridesmaids dresses and table linen. Another big trend coming into Australia from the United States is covered centrepieces; glass cloches over flowers, vintage birdcages with flowers inside, and submerged floral centrepieces.

How can brides on a budget still achieve their dream wedding in reference to these popular trends?

The great thing about Victoria Park is that we are so flexible in allowing our couples to supply their own styling. Couples like to be able to tell their guests that they handmade something small, like their place cards or bonbonniere gifts, but then they utilise our services for the larger items like centrepieces and lolly buffets. Some couples prefer a complete stress-free day and this is where our stylist meets with the couple to design a unique concept that complements their style, taste and budget, and to coordinate their entire setup.

What do you suggest for that couple who don't know where to start?

Pop in and meet our fantastic team, as we can guide you through the whole process, from booking your Celebrant , to food and beverages, Event Styling, entertainment, MC’s, luxury transport – the possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gossip Gowns

Gossip Gowns prides itself on old-fashioned customer service and welcomes you to their store in Tingalpa. 

Established in 2007, Gossip Gowns has an extensive range of Dessy gowns available for you to view and try on. Let their qualified staff help you decide on style and colour for your wedding party. They also carry a range of casual affordable bridal. Perfect for beach, garden or second weddings. 

Let Gossip Gowns be your one-stop boutique for the dress, jewellery, shoes, veils and accessories. 

Free off street parking is available at the rear of the building. An extensive range of formal and cocktail gowns are also available. No appointments are necessary as they are open seven days a week. 

Gossip Gowns offer a very generous lay-by service and have a seamstress on site several days a week. Enjoy your shopping experience at Gossip Gowns

Visit Gossip Gowns or find them on Facebook.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Planning a Wedding is Easy with Ezy Events

Ezy Events offers the complete event and decorating solution, from concept to completion. Ezy Events is a boutique wedding planning company, which specialises in weddings and related events, as well as having a comprehensive design and event decorating hire division to complement any event.

Passionate about the industry, creativity and professionalism are the fundamentals of Ezy Events, and drive the staff to strive towards excellence. Ezy Events mission is to help clients develop a clear vision of what they wish to achieve, and to create and execute a complete solution using proven strategies, innovative ideas, limitless resources and professional expertise.

As wedding planners and designers, their goal is to create weddings that dazzle, delight and wow in every possible way. They can tailor make packages to suit any event or theme, and look forward to offering you the complete Ezy solution. They have a superior network of suppliers dedicated to working with together to ensure your day is nothing short of spectacular.

Ezy Events not only plan and decorate weddings, but can also do all your wedding invitations and matching stationery, fully themed and all-inclusive lolly buffets and guest favours we really are your one stop solution for all things wedding and events.
Ezy Events offer one of the best all-inclusive wedding packages out on the market, and urge you to take a tour through their comprehensive website and packages page to see the full benefits of an Ezy Events Wedding or Event.

Visit Ezy Events.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Be Inspired by Inspired Bouquets

Embellished and Brooch Bouquets are a stunning and unique alternative to the traditional fresh flower bouquet.

Inspired Bouquets by Gabriel create high quality hand crafted wedding bouquets and bridal packages that you can cherish long after your special day is over.

Each bouquet is made from a variety of different materials including brooches, buttons, jewellery, crystals, fabric flowers and sparkle! For a more personal touch, 
Inspired Bouquets can even include your own special pieces – perhaps your something blue?

Inspired Bouquets offer pre-made and custom bouquets across a wide range of prices. It all depends on the materials used and the size of the bouquet.

At Inspired Bouquets, they are very passionate about their work and understand that planning a wedding can be a very emotional and stressful time. For generations, brides have spent hundreds even thousands of dollars making sure their special day is absolutely perfect. So they do everything possible to create and deliver to you, the bouquet of your dreams!

Gabriel would love the opportunity to speak to you further about your bouquet and can offer you customised bridal package according to your requirements and budget. Every order is custom quoted according to requirements and budget. Don’t be scared to ask – having been a bride on a budget, Gabriel understands and will find a way to can assist you.

Visit Inspired Bouquets, or contact on 0402 311 610 or email for your personalised bridal package. Delivery is available Australia-wide, and currently taking bookings for 2013 and even early 2014! Also, check out the Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest range and offers.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bespoke Letterpress Couture Stationery

Bespoke Letterpress is one of the world's leading letterpress studios designing and printing couture letterpress wedding stationery and invitations for clients both here in Australia, and over seas as well.

They print the old fashioned way, using antique cast iron letterpresses, printing on imported luxuriously thick cotton paper, mixed with patience, perfection and a whole lot of love.

Bespoke Letterpress cherish the craftsmanship of letterpress. However, whilst they love getting their hands inky, they are not just printers -  they are also highly awarded graphic designers as well. They exhibit the combination of a love of beautifully crafted typography and subtle illustrations, with exquisite print craftsmanship for the most exceptional wedding invitations and stationery possible.

This means that unlike most letterpress studios, Bespoke Letterpress do not offer a catalogue from which clients choose upon. Instead, they offer a complete bespoke design experience where by they will both exclusively design, and letterpress with love, letterpress wedding invitations that are truly unique to their clients.

Bespoke Letterpress are also pleased to offer a range of everyday stationery available through the online store, and select retail boutiques.

Bespoke also have a range of beautiful Christmas stationery on offer, including Greeting Cards & Envelopes, Mini Greeting Cards, Prints, Gift Tags, Gift wrap and much more. 

Why not go that extra mile to make your Christmas Gifts look exquisite.

Visit Bespoke Letterpress

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cake & Icing Centre

Your wedding cake is one of the focal points of the celebration of your marriage. When you join hands to cut the cake, it is a symbol of your unity, of two lives that have now become one.

With this in mind, you want to ensure that you choose the perfect cake-maker for this special occasion. Look no further than Cake & Icing Centre

They offer a wide range of styles of wedding cakes:
  • Traditional or contemporary
  • Fruit cake and mud cake
  • Various shapes- eg. round, square, hexagonal, oval
  • Tiers placed together with pillars or together without
  • All flowers are made from icing (fresh flowers are also another great idea)
  • Bride and Groom cake-toppers can be hand moulded from icing 
  • You may collect the cake yourself or they can arrange delivery on the Friday to the reception
  • Prices start at $390 for a 2 tier cake and $560 for a 3 tier cake.
Chocolate mud cakes are still favoured by brides, but one layer can be fruit cake to keep the mums happy.

Cake & Icing Centre also have an extensive range of supplies for the home decorator, including boards, pillars, icing and handmade icing flowers. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise

Toast your wedding with the breathtaking beauty of Australia's Gold Coast at Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise. Perfect for those looking for a beach-side, sunny wedding venue!

Hotel Grand Chancellor specialises in weddings and special events, ensuring that your big day is truly unique and unforgettable.

Dominique, your personal wedding planner will be there to guide you through the wonderful journey from beginning to the end, every tiny detail will be meticulously planned so that all you have to do is revel in your perfect day.

Why go anywhere else when you can have perfection all at the one venue?...
  • Ceremony Venue onsite
  • A variety of function rooms that are perfect for intimate gathering or large celebrations
  • All inclusive packages starting from $84 per person
  • Discounted accommodation rates for you and all of your guests
  • One block away from the beach, perfect for photographs
  • Situated directly in the heart of Surfers Paradise for all your other needs such as shopping, dining and play
One Venue – Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Exclusive Christmas Diamond VIP Special at Xennox

Xennox Diamonds have had so many great promotions running this month, which has seen them give away a $6000 Passion8 diamond ring, a $5000 loose diamond and a $500 voucher! Stay tuned to their Facebook page for some great specials and promotions leading into Christmas.

If you are thinking about having a piece of jewellery custom-made before Christmas, time is running out. With only 3 weeks to go, the Xennox workshop elves are working hard to get all the orders out in time, as they will be closing on Christmas Eve and re-opening in the new year.

The latest Christmas special from Xennox... 

Surprise the one you love this Christmas with this half carat diamond heart, available 18ct white or yellow gold. On special for $1,690.

December's new birth stone is Tanzanite...

Tanzanite has become such an important gemstone that in 2002 it was added as an official December birthstone by the American Gem Trade Association. Though Tanzanite is extremely popular, it was only discovered in 1967. The original location of Tanzania is still the only source for obtaining Tanzanite.

Xennox have some amazing Tanzanite pieces to choose from like these 2=1.05ct round brilliant cut Tanzanite earrings (below) with 40 =.15ct brilliant cut diamonds.