Friday, March 29, 2013

Wedded bliss with Stokehouse Brisbane

Stokehouse offers one of Brisbane’s most spectacular venues for wedding celebrations of all kinds, from the intimate and understated to the large-scale and lavish. With its simply sophisticated interior and unrivalled riverfront setting, Stokehouse provides the perfect backdrop for each unique wedding vision.

Stokehouse is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of South Bank’s new River Quay dining precinct, edging the Brisbane River, and offers one of the city’s very best waterfront dining experiences. The award-winning building design offers a contemporary take on Queensland’s iconic tropical climate, with a laidback elegance that lends as well to a casual celebration as it does to a more opulent occasion.

With glass walls that open completely on the river side of the restaurant and a slender design that embraces the bank, the building is flooded with natural light and provides magnificent views of the Brisbane River and CBD from each angle. The interior is fresh and minimal to allow the incredible setting to shine through, in both the restaurant and the private mezzanine event space upstairs.

The mezzanine can host up to 60 guests in style for a traditional, seated lunch or dinner wedding party and up to 85 for a cocktail-style soiree. This area is reserved exclusively for private events, offering a gorgeous and secluded setting for your reception.  

For a truly extravagant wedding celebration, book Stokehouse exclusively and enjoy full use of the restaurant, Stoke Bar and deck areas, with up to 150 of your family and friends for a seated lunch or dinner and up to 450 for a cocktail affair.  

With its stunning, sophisticated design, unsurpassed Brisbane River views and tantalising cuisine options, Stokehouse truly offers one of the city’s pinnacle destinations for your wedding celebration. The restaurant is also conveniently located in the desirable South Bank Parklands area, a short distance from the CBD and in close proximity to the renowned Arts Precinct.

Contact Stokehouse for enquiries, bookings or to arrange a site viewing, and fall in love with this striking and unique wedding venue.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Real Life Wedding At Restaurant Two

We love these beautiful images of the wedding of Dan and Liz Wighton. The wedding took place last October at fabulous venue Restaurant Two in Brisbane. Images are by the amazing Todd Hunter McGaw.


Restaurant Two is a Brisbane fine dining venue. The award-winning restaurant has been serving high quality food and wine for over a decade under head chef David Pugh.

Restaurant Two offers the ideal setting for your perfect day. With separate areas for dining and dancing, you can relax and enjoy the celebrations while the Two team looks after your friends and family, and most importantly – you!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions 2013 Couture Bridal Collection Launch – This Thursday!

Attention all Brisbane brides-to-be! Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions invites you to join them for the launch of their fabulous 2013 Couture Bridal Collection.

There will be a stunning catwalk parade, delicious champagne and canapes, exclusive discounts and amazing giveaways!

Stone's Corner Boutique
Shop 1, 414 Logan Rd
6:30 pm
Thursday March 21st 2013

RSVP essential
Ph: 07 5443 3006

Visit Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cake That!

After more than 12 years creating cakes for word of mouth clients, and working for over 8.5 years as a Chef at "Brisbane's Premier 5 Star Hotel", Sarah-Jane threw in her white apron for a more vibrant and fun career in the food industry.

With requests for cakes growing faster than expected, Sarah-Jane decided to take the leap into business, create magnificent memorable centre-pieces! "I am excited by challenges, and love trying something new, but I also have a soft spot for traditional and monochromatic cakes." – Sarah-Jane.

Baking all of her cakes from scratch and using only the highest quality ingredients means that not only will your cake look amazing, it will taste amazing too! When you choose Cake That to design your cake you can expect your guests to be in awe of your wedding cake and wanting more!

With over 20 flavours to choose from, you will surely impress your guests. One-on-one service ensures that you receive personal attention, from design to delivery. Complimentary set-up and delivery within 10kms of the Brisbane CBD. 
*Conditions Apply.

Visit Cake That!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Nestled among 52 acres of privately owned rainforest, Songbirds Rainforest Retreat is truly a hidden secret. Regardless of whether you’ve travelled to glittering cities or destinations further afield, meandering along trails which wind gracefully throughout lush, untouched flora and clean mountain air makes Songbirds Rainforest Retreat a discovery worth making.

Songbirds is a fantastic choice for your special wedding day, with world-class ambience, setting, food, wine and service. The packages are designed for intimate or extravagant weddings, and those in-between, to suit the particular requirements of each individual. They also offer three different menus for you to choose from.
Songbirds restaurant has won many awards and has an international reputation for its food, wine and impeccable standard of service. They purchase only the best ingredients and use fresh produce from our large, organic garden as well 
as local producers.

The property features six luxury villas, including an executive villa set amongst the lush rainforest of Tamborine Mountain. The spacious villas include a king-size bed, double spa bath, lounge area with gas ember fire for cooler nights, a large outdoor deck plus excellent facilities to suit all your needs.

The outstanding landscape of Songbirds Rainforest Retreat has a number of amazing picturesque scenes for you and your wedding party to capture ever-lasting memories as well as providing you with a superb space for your rainforest ceremony. You will love your Songbirds wedding!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Five Tips for Cleaning Your Diamonds at Home Thanks to Xennox Diamonds

Xennox Diamonds share their top five tips for cleaning your diamonds and keeping them sparkling…

1. Use near boiling water

Cleaning your dishes with cold water wouldn’t be very effective, and it is the same with cleaning your jewellery. Hot water is perhaps the most essential ingredient, as it helps to break down any soap and hand cream which has accumulated on the jewellery. While it is a case of ‘the hotter the better’, I normally recommend just under boiling temperature. The melting points of gold and diamonds are much higher than 100 degrees Celsius.

2. Add a small amount of detergent

While almost any detergent that you have in the kitchen will do, a squirt of dishwashing liquid is ideal.

3. Use an old toothbrush to clean around diamonds

An old toothbrush is a great tool for getting into all those tricky areas. When using the toothbrush, use a dabbing motion rather than a scrubbing action. The dabbing motion will help the bristles to find their way underneath the diamond.

4. Time to soak
Leave your rings/jewellery in the hot solution for around 5 minutes. Then after giving them a scrub, re-soak them for another 5 minutes if required.

5. Avoid using hand cream while your rings are on

To keep your diamonds looking as bright as they can be for as long as possible, try removing your rings when you are putting on hand cream. When your hands are dry, it is safe to put your rings back on.