Friday, June 28, 2013

Stunning Rustic Real Life Wedding At Restaurant Two

Happy Friday BD Brides!

We just had to share with you these beautiful images from the rustic/ country themed wedding of Elizabeth and Andrew Sallaway.

The wedding was held at the fantastic Restaurant Two

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shotgun your wedding this August at Hotel Urban Brisbane

If a shotgun wedding is a case of wife or death, then Hotel Urban Brisbane might just have saved your life. This August, tie the knot last minute at this leading inner-city boutique hotel and enjoy savings of nearly 50% on your wedding!

Okay, all puns aside... Every bride-to-be dreams of her special day and creating the perfect wedding can break the bank, but with Hotel Urban Brisbane’s shotgun wedding special for the whole month of August, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Whether you’ve been waiting for the right moment, or just acting on a spontaneous whim, consider a winter wedding this August 2013 and save $50 per guest on any of these premium packages, inclusive of food, beverage, room theming, wedding night accommodation and more:

  • Cocktails & Dreams - $105 $55 per person 
  • Urban Classic Wedding - $125 $75 per person 
  • Urban Elegant Wedding - $135 $85 per person 

With a reputation for contemporary elegance and complete attention to detail, Hotel Urban Brisbane can translate wedding dreams into reality and, whether you’re planning an intimate affair or lavish celebration, is an amazing location to marry.

From the serene backdrop of the adjacent Roma Street Parklands, to the panoramic views of Brisbane’s cityscape, Hotel Urban Brisbane sits amidst an urban oasis. Enjoy a progressive event starting with cocktails and live music on the Gazebo Terrace, or indulge your guests with a glass of French in the newly unveiled lobby venue The Moët Rosé Lounge, before heading upstairs to the reception.

Party-on and book the exclusive penthouse, The Loft, with its large outdoor terrace, low lighting and ultra-cool vibe, or, just one floor down, consider the recently revamped and more traditional Panorama or Parklands rooms, with their glass windows and sweeping views. Across the various spaces, Hotel Urban Brisbane can host from 50 – 70 guests for a cocktail style event or 50 – 100 people for a sit-down dinner.

With every aspect of your wedding considered, meet with the dedicated wedding coordinator to assist the planning process, discuss delicious menu options and find out about overnight accommodation options for your guests. From classic to contemporary, or subtle to over-the-top, Hotel Urban Brisbane knows there’s no such thing as a typical wedding. Now with the shotgun wedding special, brides who expect the best can rest assured on half the budget.

Love waits for no one, so why not take the plunge at Hotel Urban Brisbane and plan your wedding for this August. Visit Hotel Urban to find out more or contact Hotel Urban Brisbane’s Wedding Executive Kate Dean on (07) 3230 7872.

More than a Hotel – Hotel Urban Brisbane is the perfect place for a perfect beginning.

Visit Hotel Urban.

Monday, June 24, 2013

All You Need Is Love... And a Wedding Planner!

The Sugar & Spice Events team are truly passionate about weddings, parties and events. This is not just a job for them, they live and breathe it and relish the opportunity to take a space and transform it into something good.

The Sugar and Spice style is lavish, glamourous and theatrical. They love luxury... events that break the mould with 'out of the box' creativity and leave a 
long-lasting impression.

Here is a spectacular Bohemian Lace themed wedding shoot recently styled and co-ordinated at a beautiful farm at the foot of Mt Barney in Queensland.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Abbey Of The Roses Special Offer!

This 120 year old country manor house is the destination fairy-tale wedding venue you have always dreamt of. Enjoy a weekend long celebration with your ceremony in the on-site Chapel or Gazebo, canapés on the two acres of gardens, followed by a formal dinner in the Long Room. 

The team at Abbey can create packages to suit most budgets and styles, with special pricing mid-week and on selected dates all through 2013. A wedding that is not just remembered by you, but by all your guests… unique and unforgettable.

SPECIAL OFFER! Save up to $4,000 on bonus offers for your wedding on Saturday 7th or 14th September or 16th November 2013. If you are flexible with your dates this is a great saving! Email: for more details.

Visit Abbey of The Roses

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WIN Tickets to Venus In Fur!

The Bride's Diary® are giving away five double passes for the 6:30 pm performance of Venus in Fur on Tuesday 25 June!!

The critically acclaimed Broadway hit Venus in Fur has arrived at Brisbane’s Queensland Performing Arts Centre!

Crafted by award-winning playwright David Ives, Venus in Fur tells the tale of a sassy, sexy, power-play between talented young actress Vanda (Libby Munro), and gifted playwright-director Thomas (Todd MacDonald).

Thomas is auditioning actresses for his new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur. Determined to win the lead role, Vanda’s electrifying audition becomes a game of cat and mouse in which the lines between love and sex, fantasy and reality, and seduction and power become deliciously blurred.

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘seriously smart and very funny’, preview performances commence on Saturday 22 June 2013. Visit for full details and to book your tickets.

We’re giving away five double passes for the 6:30 pm performance of Venus in Fur on Tuesday 25 June. For your chance to win simply visit The Bride's Diary Competitions page

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Racecourse Road Winter Lights Festival

Enjoy Racecourse Road’s first Winter Lights Festival, a celebration of winter with fine foods, mulled wine, cheese, lanterns and music!

Where: Racecourse Road, Ascot
When: Saturday, June 15th
Time: 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Bring the whole family and join in the celebration with boutique stalls of handmade crafts and gourmet food, Brisbane Airport Coorporation Busking Competition, live art Competition, food demonstrations, children's area and Racecourse Road's own lantern parade. Visit the website for more information about the festival and to get involved!

Visit Racecourse Road.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tokunai Bridal and High End Hair & Make-Up

Tokunai Hair is a Schwarzkopf Professional Salon. Make-up by Napoleon Perdis & Silk Mineral Cosmetics. Specializing in all aspects of Hair and Make Up, from Bridal to High End Fashion.

Tokunai Hair is committed to a culture of creativity, growth, and mutual prosperity based on inspiring education, quality techniques, and teamwork. They hold themselves accountable for exceeding their clients' high expectations and recognize every client as their ultimate focus.

Truly inspired by achieving the Tokunai Hair vision, the Tokunai Hair team’s individual niches, dedication and unique personalities assists in the successful dynamic entity Tokunai Hair is today.

The Tokunai Hair brand is an ever-expanding business that prides itself on its successful independent and joint ventures, and in allowing its expertise to reflect through all projects.

Visit Tokunai Hair.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kezia May Make-Up Artistry - Weddings, Formals & Boudoir

"When it comes to make-up, no two women are the same. You have a unique make-up style that you can create for every occasion, whether it is your wedding day or a special night out, I treat all my clients as individuals, and offer a complete personal service that is exclusive to you," Kezia May, Make-Up Artist.

A passionate, professional and artistically creative makeup artist, Kezia May was trained at the Napoleon Perdis Make-Up Academy in Brisbane. With her passion for make-up along with her charm, contagious enthusiasm and magnetic personality, Kezia May ensures that every second of your day will be a relaxing pampering experience & most luxurious makeover, to enhance your beauty - so you get the look of your dreams from someone that listens to your needs.

Whether you come to her for a special occasion, or just to treat yourself, Kezia May will give you your perfect look and tailor a style to achieve a beautiful result. Kezia May strives to make sure that every client has a wonderful experience and leave feeling like they have just left the red carpet!

Located at Springfield Lakes QLD where she has a cosy home salon, Kezia May is also a mobile make-up artist for anyone who wants to get the star treatment in their own home or on location!

Visit Kezia May.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Empire Spiegelworld - Straight from Broadway

Direct from its world premiere hit season on Broadway, Empire Spiegelworld is the most jaw-dropping show ever seen on the intimate spiegeltent stage.

Where: King George Square, Brisbane
When: Until Sunday, June 16th
Times: From $59 via Ticketek (

The show is headlined by the most beautiful, daring and incredibly talented artists brought together from all over the globe.

Presented by Spiegelworld and Nine Live, Empire Spiegelworld is a love letter from New York City, inspired by the vintage days of vaudeville, the night clubs of the East Village, the eccentric characters on Times Square and the big apple's propensity to simply show off.

Smashing through the borders of comedy, circus, variety and burlesque, Empire Spiegelworld is a weekend-long party in Manhattan, squeezed into 90 minutes and onto a 9-foot diameter stage. All all presented in the Spiegelworld carnival atmosphere with its beautifully historic spiegeltent, speak-easy bar and other curiosities.

It all adds up to the best night out you will have this summer. Step inside and get ready to be shocked and awed by Empire Spiegelworld!

Visit Empire Spiegelworld.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Old Petrie Town Has it All for Your Wedding Reception

You deserve the very best on your special day and Old Petrie Town has it all. They are one of the few one-stop function centres in south-east Queensland, and can provide you with everything you are looking for. 150 acres of beautiful natural surroundings with a touch of the bygone era that will give you a feeling of nostalgia.

Tom Petrie’s Function Centre is surrounded by heritage listed buildings and two historic churches for your use when you book with them. The beautiful gardens, gazebos and 300-year-old fig trees will create a fabulous backdrop for any special occasion.

Old Petrie Town can create the perfect atmosphere for any style of wedding, from complete elegance and style, through to a relaxed and casual mood, in our beautiful garden lounge.

Their personalised, fresh and professional approach is the heart of Old Petrie Town's success. Their attention to detail is their pride, leaving you free to just relax and enjoy the special moments and emotions of the day.

Visit Old Petrie Town.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Suzi Dent Multi-Award Winning Make-Up and Hair

Suzi Dent is a multi-award winning professional film and television make-up artist and hair stylist specialising in creating beautiful faces for all occasions. Servicing Brisbane to Byron Bay and drawing her skills from 25 years experience working in television, commercials, fashion, styling, parades, photographic, film and magazines.

Visit Suzi Dent.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Don't Miss! The Bribie Island Wedding Expo

Dreaming of a beautiful island wedding? It's closer than you think! Bribie Island is the perfect destination for a beautiful island wedding and with the Bribie Island Wedding Expo you can meet venues, suppliers and wedding service providers in one location to help make your dreams come true!

When: Sunday, June 30th
Where: Bribie Island Recreational Hall
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Entry: $10 per person

A FREE copy of The Bride's Diary will be available to the first 100 bride's attending!

Bribie Island Weddings invites you to join them, Sunday 30th June 2013, 10am - 2pm. Receive an expo bag with a FREE Bridal Magazine, they will have a High Tea available, Fashion Parade at 12.30 and heaps of prizes to be won - including a Wedding Ceremony! Entry is $10pp at the door or for free VIP entry - like their Facebook page and let them know you are coming. Bribie Island Wedding Expo is proudly supporting The Birds from Bribie in the Weekend To End Women's Cancer Walk.

Visit Bribie Island Weddings.