Friday, December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings from The Bride's Diary Team!

The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season to all our readers and clients. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We have absolutely loved working on our website and publications throughout 2010. It has been great to keep in touch with our members through the bridal buzz message boards and to receive your fantastic feedback. Thank you for the many wonderful compliments we have received to our fabulous new editions of The Bride's Diary. We love it too!

We look forward to a wonderful 2011 filled with exciting new additions to our publications and online features!

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary.

Once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards,

The Bride's Diary Team

Friday, December 17, 2010

Moorooroo Park Vineyards Release Their 2009 Rose This Weekend

The weekend is fast approaching, and Moorooroo Park Vineyards are getting ready for the release of their new 2009 Rose.

With only a limited release of 800 bottles it wont take long for this beautiful summer wine to be sold out, so make sure you get down to the Cellar Door this weekend. Of course, if you can't pull yourself away from the Ashes for the afternoon, you can still place an order so you don't miss out! Either email or fax Moorooroo Park Vineyards an order form on 08 8563 0727.

The Moorooroo Park Wines are only available from the Cellar Door and some hand chosen restaurants such as Aria and Bilsons in Sydney, Palazzo Versace and Absynthe on the Goldcoast, Grossi Florentino in Melbourne, and Auge and the Southern Ocean Lodge in South Australia.

So head down to Moorooroo Park Vineyardss this weekend, taste some amazing wines (which will be accompanied by some grillettas prepared by Chef Wyndham), rediscover the beautiful gardens, and maybe even have a picnic lunch under the gum trees.

Times: 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Where: Moorooroo Park Vineyards - Nitschke Road, off Krondorf, Tanunda


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Carols by Candlelight in Elder Park

Christmas time is almost here - and the best way to get into the Christmas Spirit is with Christmas Carols!
Enjoy the tradition of Carols by Candlelight in Elder Park this Sunday 19th December from 8pm.

Features include a Christmas concert with entertainment for the whole family, headlined by outstanding Australian acts plus a special appearance by Father Christmas and a spectacular fireworks finale. Performers this year include Jessica Mauboy, Silvie Paladino.

Visit Carols by Candlelight in Elder Park for more information.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Anna Clara Rosé Weekend at Moorooroo Park Vineyards

To celebrate the release of the much anticipated Moorooroo Park Vineyards 09 Grenache Rose, the Moorooroo Cellar Door is hosting a ‘sip and snack’ style weekend in December where you can come along and sample the rosé straight out of the cellar door with a mediterranean style grilletta to go with!

This may be the last chance to actually grab yourself some of the ‘09 Anna Clara Rosé to add to your private wine collection at home, as Moorooroo only have a very limited quantity and expect to sell out over the weekend. Don’t let that stop you from coming along though as grillettas also go well with Sparkling Shiraz!

Anna Clara Rosé Weekend - Case Special: 13 to the dozen and free delivery anywhere in Australia!
When: Sat 18th & Sun 19th of December, 11am - 4pm
Where: Moorooroo Park Vineyards, Nitschke Road, off Krondorf Road, Tanunda

Visit for more details and to RSVP

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort provides the perfect backdrop for your special day, with beautiful surrounds showcasing the romance and charm that is the Barossa Valley.

The resort is settled majestically in a natural amphitheatre amongst undulating hills, providing awe inspiring views for the wedding party.

Weddings at the resort are seamless; stay in one of the 140 resort rooms, the ceremony can be conveniently held on the expansive resort grounds, and a reception in the contemporary Shiraz function room can cater from anywhere between 20 to 180 guests.

The Barossa is a regional mecca for delectable produce and fine wine. Sumptuous sit-down and contemporary canapemenus can be created to suit your taste.

Contact the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort to start planning your perfect day.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stunning Engagement and Wedding Rings from City Gold Jewellers


Finding the right diamond engagement ring or your perfect wedding rings is easy at City Gold Jewellers.

You can choose from Adelaide’s finest and largest collection or have your own design handcrafted by City Gold’s experienced jewellers.

City Gold are manufacturing jewellers and diamond merchants. Diamond engagement rings are designed and handcrafted by their experienced jewellers.

The ladies and gents wedding ring collection is one of the largest in South Australia and includes the popular ‘Dora’ range of wedding rings.

Loose diamonds are also available. All diamonds are laboratory graded. City Gold specialise in excellent ideal cuts.

City Gold Jewellers are proud to be voted ‘South Australia’s Best wedding Jeweller’ for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Available Now - The Bride's Diary Adelaide & South Australia - 'The Opulent Edition'

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the
2011 Adelaide & South Australian edition of The Bride’s Diary, Adelaide's most luxurious and stylish bridal publication. With 500 pages of inspirational wedding day ideas, this is the ultimate wedding planner for Adelaide's brides-to-be.

This incredible edition – 'the opulent edition' – celebrates Adelaide’s fabulous bridal couture with an absolutely divine fashion shoot, showcasing the finest couture gowns, shoes and accessories ensuring you find just the right inspiration for your dream wedding day fashion.

We are delighted to bring you our beautiful jewellery feature, Jewels of the Aisle, where the superb photographs of a myriad of ring designs will simply take your breath away.

Our superb Real Life Wedding profiles bring to life all the colour and vibrancy that characterises a South Australia wedding, and you are sure to find the profiles an invaluable source of inspiration for wedding theme and style ideas.

This year's Wedding Styling Feature offers you some of our most sensational styling ideas. Also, don’t forget to enter our fabulous competition! You could win the ultimate honeymoon escape to the Cook Islands, South Pacific.

With so much to read, explore, review and revel in, you will want to make a big cuppa, relax and loose yourself in the pages of The Bride’s Diary. The 2011 edition of The Bride's Diary Adelaide is a must-have publication for anyone planning a South Australia wedding, so be sure to drop in to your local newsagent or visit our
online store to order your copy today.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bridal Shower High Tea at Stamford Grand Adelaide


In today's busy world, it's good to take some time and enjoy a traditional High Tea experience in the lead-up to your wedding. It's a great chance to catch-up with girlfriends in a chic and sophisticated setting!

Imagine relaxing over freshly brewed coffee and tea, indulging in pastries, tasty morsels or adding a glass of Champagne for the ultimate indulgence in luxurious surrounds - take a step off the beach and relax with High Tea at Glenelg in The Promenade Restaurant at the Stamford Grand Adelaide.

If the spectacular views of Glenelg Beach are not reason enough to choose the Promenade Restaurant for your Adelaide High Tea, then the comfortable and spacious setting with its abundance of natural light should provide sufficient motivation.

Afternoon Tea at The Promenade is an experience best shared with friends and family and with three different High Teas to choose from there are options to suit everyone...

High Tea | $24.50 per person
• Assorted afternoon tea sandwiches
• Scones with raspberry jam, apricot jam & freshly whipped cream
• Belgian chocolate tears
• Raspberry and lime chiboust
• Fresh fruit tartlets
• Coffee and tea

Deluxe High Tea | $32.00 per person
• Assorted afternoon tea sandwiches
• Scones with raspberry jam, apricot jam & freshly whipped cream
• Curry puffs and mini quiche
• Belgian chocolate tears
• Raspberry and lime chiboust
• Fresh fruit tartlets
• Coffee and tea

Platinum High Tea | $35.00 per person
• Wagyu beef with sesame rolls and caramelised onions
• King prawn skewers with citrus aioli
• Smoked salmon scones with chives and sour cream
• Chicken and almond pate with accompaniments
• Blueberry friands
• Valrhona chocolate mousse
• Lime, raspberry and chocolate French macaroons
• Chocolate truffles
• Coffee and tea

For all bookings and enquiries, please contact The Promenade Restaurant on 08 8375 0622 or visit Stamford Grand Adelaide

Friday, October 29, 2010

Spring Bridal Ideas This Weekend!

It's the most special event you will ever plan, so be inspired by the best! With so many options available to the modern bride, organising a wedding can be time consuming and confusing. The Bridal Ideas Expo takes the headache out of planning and offers a fun and informative environment to explore the latest in bridal services, locate the ideal local suppliers that suit your needs and get some fabulous ideas for your big day. An exciting and timesaving way to plan your wedding, while learning about bridal ideas you never knew existed! 

When: Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October 2010
Where: Ridley Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide
Time: 10am - 5pm
Phone: 02 9974 1393

FREE copy of The Bride's Diary to brides only attending on the day.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stylish Suits at The Adelaide Bridal Centre

The Adelaide Bridal Centre is a part of the largest bridal group in Australia. The Adelaide Bridal Centre have a fabulous range  formalwear & men's suit hire from which you can choose. Their staff are highly experienced in the bridal fashion business and their knowledge will make your choice pleasurable.

The Adelaide Bridal Centre is situated in an historic old red brick building that was formerly a church on Payneham Road, Evandale. 

The Adelaide Bridal Centre is confident that they have the ideal formal attire to suit both your groom and your budget.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Riviera Wedding at Adelaide Riviera Comfort Hotel

Adelaide Riviera Comfort Hotel offers an intimate and romantic wedding venue, with personalised care and attention to create the magic for your special day. We are here to make your reception perfect. The Bride's Diary love their flexible packages - combined with quality and service for your reception, the Adelaide Riviera wedding co-ordinators are able to completely arrange an all-inclusive reception package for you, from the food and beverage through to the decor and entertainment

Adelaide Riviera want you to have a wonderful, memorable experience on your wedding day. When booking a wedding reception package, the following special touches are included:

• Complimentary overnight accommodation for the Bride and Groom in the Bridal Suite (with 4 poster bed, spa and balcony) with 12 noon checkout

• Complimentary sparkling wine & chocolates in your suite on arrival

• Deluxe cooked breakfast delivered to your room next morning

• Special wedding accommodation rates for your guests Complimentary parking guaranteed for 2 cars

• Assistance in ordering your Wedding cake, hiring Wedding cars, flowers, Entertainment, decorations...

• Full table setting with white linen cloths and napkins Skirted Bridal and Cake tables

• White chair covers with your choice of sash 

• Personalized menus on the tables 

• PlaceCards, Flowers, Bomboniere set out for you 

• Parquetry Dance Floor, Microphone and Lectern

• Complimentary overnight accommodation for the Bride and Groom on your first Wedding Anniversary in the Bridal Suite (subject to availability) including complimentary 3 course dinner, bottle of wine and Terrace breakfast in the Restaurant

Monday, September 27, 2010

Belair Park Country Club Wedding Expo

Belair Park Country Club is set to hold its fabulous wedding expo this Wednesday 29th September 2010.

At the expo, you will be able to view the rooms all set up for weddings, as well as talk to the Belair Park Country Club wedding co-ordinators about your upcoming wedding and ceremony!

Meet some of the best wedding providers in Adelaide, see their products, speak to them about ideas and book them for your wedding!!

Providers include:
• Nu Image Photography
• Daniel Balmforth professional DJ services
• Cover Me Sweet - Chair Covers
• DDS Direct diamond Sales
• Renaissance Limoisines
• Phil Hoffman Travel
• Judith Ernst Marriage celebrant
• Heidelberg Cakes
• Shrubs design Invitations
• Hedgerow Flowers
• Alexis George Bridal Couture
• Rapture Events
• Peter Shearer
• Erica Flower Studio
• Ooh La La Make Up
• Berry Pop
• Follicles Hair and Beauty
• Fosters Group
• Hamish Morgan - Pianist
• Lamour Vocal Ensemble
And finally, go into the draw to WIN a Winter Warmer Wedding Reception. Speak to the Belair Park wedding co-ordinators for further details. *Conditions apply

When: Wednesday 29th September, 2010
 Where: Belair Park Country Club Bridal Expo, Upper Sturt Rd, Belair ( Adjacent to Belair National Park)
Time: 5.00pm - 9.00pm
Phone: 08 8278 8991

Friday, September 24, 2010

Profile: Jacky from Tiaras Jewellery

As part of a new feature on The Bride's Diary Blog, we will be introducing you to individuals who work in the wedding industry... giving you an insight into who they are and why they love weddings!

This week we have been chatting with Jacky, founder of  Tiaras Jewellery. Jacky gives us a rundown of her business, why she is passionate about jewellery and what we can expect to see in store over the coming months... 

Hi. My name is Jacky and my passion is Jewellery.

I started Tiaras Jewellery in 1985 in the Arkaba shopping centre, when we moved to The Parade at Norwood we were very happy to find many of our customers followed us. At Tiaras we take great pride in our service and also the quality of the pieces we offer and we try to stock exclusive or limited items rather than production line product.

Our business is a family owned business. I have been in the Jewellery trade all my working life and have attained many qualifications along the way, including the exacting art of Valuation. My son Brett has trained as a manufacturing jeweller and is highly regarded by all our clients for not only the repair work he performs but also the many pieces of beautiful jewellery he hand crafts.

Here at Tiaras we care not only about the quality of our jewellery, but also about people and the stories behind their treasured pieces. Brett is entrusted with many fragile sentimental items that need loving repair.

We enjoy building relationships with our clientele and have had many lovely couples come to us for engagement rings, wedding rings and recently we had a couple bring their first baby in to see us.

As a service to our customers we often perform small repairs and battery placement ‘while you wait’. I create exclusive pearl necklace and earring sets as well as rethreading broken items.

We have successfully achieved a varied gift range of ideas for every age group, from the ‘My Little Angel” charm bracelets for babies, to the complete range of Pandora for all ages and tastes.

Our latest additions are the ‘Hardware’ range of beads on necklaces and bracelets for men, and the “Ellani” range of Rhodium plated silver jewellery. Not to forget the vibrant summer range of silicone watches – spectacular.

My greatest enjoyment is watching the joy on a clients face when I have been able to source something new and unique, just for them.

We are all looking forward to the Pandora Love Pod range that we will soon be receiving. Working with jewellery is very rewarding.

Contact Details:

Phone: 08 8332 3166 
Address: 145 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spring Bridal Ideas Expo

It's the most special event you will ever plan, so be inspired by the best! With so many options available to the modern bride, organising a wedding can be time consuming and confusing. The Bridal Ideas Expo takes the headache out of planning and offers a fun and informative environment to explore the latest in bridal services, locate the ideal local suppliers that suit your needs and get some fabulous ideas for your big day. An exciting and timesaving way to plan your wedding, while learning about bridal ideas you never knew existed! 

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October 2010 
Where: Ridley Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide Time: 10am - 5pm Phone: 02 9974 1393

FREE copy of The Bride's Diary to brides only attending on the day.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Silvestri's Of Clarendon

Silvestri's Of Clarendon offer the perfect venue for your Adelaide wedding ceremony and reception in a truly unique location. The brand new facilities are luxurious and the blend of contemporary design and heritage features stimulate sheer delight.

Silvestri's Of Clarendon are renowned for their silver service, exquisite European cuisine and meticulous attention to detail. 

Silvestri's can accommodate up to 150 for seated events and 300 standing for a cocktail event. Large sandstone terrace, English topiary wedding gardens and sandstone temple. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Andrew Mazzone Design Jeweller: Find the Engagement Ring of Your Dreams

Since 1960, Andrew Mazzone Design Jeweller has been producing distinctive, handcrafted diamond jewellery, which is why they are one of Adelaide's leading jewellery design studios. Andrew Mazzone and his team of qualified jewellers, designers and gemmologists offer their professional advice and expertise, which makes this studio more than just a jewellery store. Choose from a selection of finely cut diamonds and enjoy the opportunity to make your dream ring a reality.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A French Wedding Touch by Shona Henderson Photography

Browsing the web for beautiful wedding inspiration to share with you, The Bride's Diary team discovered this gem - a wedding in the south of France captured by Adelaide's very own photographer Shona from Shona Henderson Photography. Shona was invited to capture the wedding at the 12th Century Chateau de Béduer, snapping the bridal couple against the beautiful landscape, as well the details both inside and outside the Chateau. Here are just a few of our favourite shots... You can view more shots on Shona's blog.

Visit Shona Henderson Photography

Friday, September 17, 2010

Natasa House of Bridal & Eveningwear: Stunning Gowns for Your Adelaide Wedding

Looking for a simply stunning gown for your wedding day?  You want your Adelaide wedding to be stylish and sophisticated and this is especially true for your bridal gown! The Bride's Diary understands how it exhilarating it is to be on this roller coaster ride towards your wedding day and we are so excited to share with you a few of our favourite gowns from Adelaide's very own Natasa House of Bridal & Eveningwear...

Launching in January 2008, Natasa House of Bridal & Eveningwear has built a reputation for quality, unique and distinctive bridal and Formal gowns.

Behind the designs is Natasa Keregdjarto. Natasa’s passion of Haute Couture and design began at a young age, leading her to study the Advanced Diploma in Textile Clothing & Footwear, Small Business Fashion management - Marleston Tafe and then Fashion Design at The Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney. Natasa is inspired by her European heritage and Hollywood glamour. Natasa House of Bridal & Eveningwear  specialise in providing a wonderful experience for each customer.

Choosing the right design for your bridal or eveningwear gown is a must. Therefore we provide a relaxing atmosphere where Natasa and her experienced team work closely with you, guiding you through the process of designing an exclusive, quality gown that complements your figure and personality.

Each design is custom made on the premises, using beautiful luxurious fabrics and laces.
Natasa House of Bridal & Eveningwear individually design and manufacture gowns for the Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower girls, Mother of the Bride/Groom and formal wear. Bridal accessories, veils, headpieces, Jewelry bridal shoes and new season labels are also available in store.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wedding Stationery by Murch Stationery

Make your Spring wedding day one to remember with the beautiful range of wedding stationery from Murch Stationery Supplies. Spring is a great time to indulge in pale tones, delicate flowers, decorative leaves and whimsical feathers. 

Accessorise with sequins, beads, studs and ribbon or simplify with a classic touch. Murch Stationery Supplies can assist with advice and help in purchasing all the items you need to make your own invitations, or allow them to create the invitations in full.

Murch Stationery Supplies is a South Australian family owned business which has been servicing corporate, small business and personal stationery needs for more than 30 years.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spring Wedding Style with Not Just Weddings

Looking for inspiration for Spring Wedding Style? The Bride's Diary love the style ideas from Not Just Weddings... The soft pinks, vibrant blues, and lush greens combined with fresh flowers are perfect for setting the scene for your Adelaide wedding!

Not Just Weddings have a fantastic selection of glass and wrought iron candelabra for table centres and floor candelabra. Silk flowers can be arranged for your church, garden and reception. 

Not Just Weddings have a range of chair covers and a rainbow of coloured sashes, pew bows available in satin or tulle, bomboniere, hair fascinators, beautiful timber wedding albums, giftware and much more.