Wednesday, October 15, 2014




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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ecostudio Fellini Wins Best Wedding Reception Venue for 2014!

We are very excited to announce that Ecostudio Fellini has been awarded the best wedding reception venue in Queensland for 2014 at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy’s (ABIA) 16th Queensland Annual Bridal Industry Awards. 

Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland on the corner of Springbrook and Boomerang Road in Mudgeeraba, Ecostudio Fellini is set on 5 acres of land with manicured gardens, an open air chapel and a split-level entertainment deck, catering to weddings and celebrations. 

Ecostudio Fellini was named the winner of the prestigious ABIA Award for best reception venue after securing a 99.77 per cent rating out of 100. The ABIA Awards have become highly sought after, due to the unique judging process which only allows brides who have experienced the venue first-hand to cast their votes. 

Each year the ABIA Awards receive 30,000 registrations from brides who go on to nominate, judge and vote each wedding venue based on the quality of the product, the service provided, the attitude of their staff and the value for money offered. Every criteria is judged out of 100 and each business must score 95 per cent or above to be considered for an ABIA Award. 

Ecostudio Fellini co-owner Carlo Percuoco said he and the team at Ecostudio Fellini were proud to have won the best wedding reception venue award in the whole of Queensland. “It is such an honour to receive this prestige award, especially when it has been voted by brides,” Mr Percuoco said. 

“Selecting a reception venue is obviously a very personal choice for each and every couple and we always strive to make the whole experience as enjoyable as possible and tailor our service to each couples’ needs. We are so thankful to the brides who put in the time and effort to place their votes and are thrilled to be recognised at this level,” he said. 

Nestled in the foothills of Springbrook National Park, Ecostudio Fellini has a unique rustic charm which incorporates the natural beauty of the surrounding bushland with finishing touches including a lily pond with a sunken wooden boat and a flower-lined footbridge. The split-level entertainment deck complete with French windows has views out over the picturesque property which is illuminated by fairy lights at night and has the ability to cater to a range of celebrations. 

Ecostudio Fellini is part of the group of companies who operate the successful, award-winning Ristorante Fellini at Marina Mirage and their team of experienced chefs provide an extensive gourmet menu which can cater to everything from stand-up cocktail functions to three course dinners. 

Ecostudio Fellini is in the latest Queensland edition of The Bride's Diary® on page 282 and the back cover.

Visit Ecostudio Fellini or call 07 5530 4151

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brisbane's First Race to The Altar 2014


Australia’s award winning wedding service suppliers will come together in support of the National Heart Foundation as couples race to win a $31,500 dream wedding.

On Saturday 14 June, blushing brides and gallivanting grooms-to-be will participate in a race around Brisbane City for the chance to win the ultimate $31,500 dream wedding package.

Race Day kicks off at 11.00 am for an action-packed afternoon when 100 entrant couples will complete tasks at landmark checkpoints to collect clues in a time challenge scavenger hunt.

Following the race, there will be a specially hosted cocktail party where participants can celebrate their efforts, victors will be announced and additional prizes will be granted for runners up.

The winning couple will tie the knot on Saturday 9 August 2014 at a fully planned and sponsored dream wedding. Registrations to race close Saturday 31st May 2014.

Visit Race to The Altar for more details.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Restaurant II: Bellini Offer

Thinking of setting the date for early 2015? Then where better to host your elegant city side wedding than Brisbane’s chic Restaurant II.

Book your wedding at Restaurant II in either January, February or March 2015, and you and all your guests will enjoy a complimentary bellini cocktail before sitting down to a delicious three course meal ordered from your own personalised menu. 
But you better hurry - the Bellini Offer dates are booking fast!

Located on the corner of Edward and Alice Street in the heritage listed Old Mineral House, Restaurant II offers stunning views over the Botanical Gardens and the Brisbane River. 

And don't forget to save the date for Restaurant II’s open day on Saturday 10 May. Featuring some of Brisbane’s best wedding suppliers, the event will run from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Visit Restaurant II and find them on Facebook

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Win a Fabulous Wyndham Hotel Honeymoon

The Wyndham Hotel Group is offering one lucky couple the opportunity to beat the wedding budget blues with a sensational dream honeymoon giveaway.

This incredible prize (valued at up to $5,000*) includes seven nights accommodation, $1,000 spending money and a $500 travel voucher* to use at the couple's choice of 16 Wyndham Hotel Group resorts throughout Thailand, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Australia.

For a chance to win this exceptional prize, couples must hold their wedding at one of seven* participating Wyndham Hotel Group resorts.

Choose from Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Marcoola Beach on the Sunshine Coast or Diamond Beach in northern New South Wales for a laid-back beach vibe. Couples are also eligible to enter if they hold their special day at Couran Cove on the Gold Coast, Victoria’s Phillip Island, Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania or Dunsborough in Western Australia’s Margaret River Region.

Whether you're looking for a bush chapel, a sandy stretch of beach or a room with a view, the Wyndham Hotel Group offers a carefully selected portfolio of seven properties across the South Pacific, all boasting stylish facilities and a host of dedicated event coordinators.

*To go into the draw to win and to view terms and conditions, visit Win Our Honeymoon