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
Email: info@belairparkcountryclub.com.au
Website: www.belairparkcountryclub.com.au

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
Email: info@eee.net.au
Website: www.eee.net.au

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. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Plan the Perfect Wedding with Little Bird Event Management

Planning your wedding can be a time-consuming and stressful affair, out-weighing the joy that should be experienced in the lead-up to your big day! The Bride's Diary has the perfect solution for your South Australian Wedding - Little Bird Event Management.

Little Bird Event Management will give you peace of mind for your special day. Whether you need someone to plan your entire event or manage the running of your wedding day, you can rely on Little Bird Events to make your special occasion a success. Specialising in weddings, corporate events, dinner parties and childrens' theme parties, Monique has over 15 years experience. 

Little Bird Events will give you time to 'savour every moment' leading up to the event and especially during your special occasion. Guests will be talking about your event long after the day and when they ask how you did it, you can say 'a Little Bird told me'

Monday, September 13, 2010

Arrive in Style with a Cadillac from Kars for Kats

Are you all set to make the perfect impression? Arrive at your wedding in style with the collection of 50s Cadillacs from Kars for Kats.

Kars for Kats know that limousines are a small part of the many, many arrangements that you are making for your wedding day. But they also know that you want everything to be perfect, special, just right and hassle free - which is why Kars for Kats would be delighted to be chosen as the wedding car specialists for your upcoming marriage.

Kars for Kats place maximum importance on such key things as service, reliability and punctuality. However, they never forget that your big day should also be a fun and enjoyable one. That's why their expert drivers are anything but traditional - they are enormously flexible, appreciate that timetables often need to be the same, and genuinely love having their very unique cars as part of your celebrations.

It has often been suggested that classic Cadillacs are truly romantic cars and the cars for lovers. Cadillac wedding cars offer the unquestionable luxury of a bygone and quite extraordinary motoring era. And while they unashamedly deliver the ultimate 'wow' factor, 
they do so by presenting bridal parties with true glamour, chic, class, cool and elegance.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal House Features Top Australian Designer Wendy Makin

Adelaide’s premier bridal boutique, Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal House will feature the new collections of top Australian bridal wear designer Wendy Makin for one weekend only on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September.

Wendy Makin is widely recognised as one of Australia’s best bridal wear designers with numerous wins in the Australian Fashion Design awards as well as other local design and service awards in her home state. In 2008 she was voted Australia’s number one Bridal Couturier by the ABIA, an award she is very proud and humble to have won.

Jenny and Gerry’s have secured a showcase of Wendy’s Australian made Couture and Ready to Wear collections as well as her BellaDonna affordable elegance label. This is quite a coup for Jenny and Gerry’s with this being the first showing of Wendy’s new collection to the public in Australia.

Wendy’s new Couture Collection features beautiful new exclusive English Strella fabrics and French laces along with the exquisite silks that have become a trademark of Wendy’s designs. Her Ready to Wear gowns also feature the traditional Wendy Makin signature silhouette of simple elegance with the superb fit and manufacture you’ve come to expect from the Wendy Makin name.

Her new BellaDonna collection has been designed to retail under $2,000 yet still show the quality of design, fit and manufacture that you expect from a higher priced label. Featuring soft floating georgettes, tulles and organza’s along with exquisite full lace sheaths, bold up to date embellishments and delicately beaded ribbon belts, this collection has something for any bride.

Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal House have secured these collections for one weekend only so be among the first brides in Australia to see these new outstanding collections from one of Australia’s best. Phone them today for your exclusive appointment on 08 8362 0149.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Lakes Resort Hotel

The Lakes Resort Hotel aims not only to meet your expectations, but to surpass them. From the ceremony to the reception, let their professional and experienced team ensure your only requirement is to sit back, relax and enjoy. 

The reception rooms offer breathtaking views of West Lakes through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Lakes Resort Hotel wedding packages present a superb range of competitively-priced menus to suit every budget, and include a range of complimentary room decorations to ensure your day is effortless and hassle free. With the ability to host your entire day, you'll look no further than the Lakes Resort Hotel.

The Lakes Resort Hotel is located on Brebner Drive directly opposite Westfield West Lakes and only minutes from AAMI Stadium. Discover the natural beauty of Adelaide's sandy foreshore, with stunning photo opportunities along the picturesque 'By Sea & Lake' walking trail which begins at The Lakes Resort Hotel doorstep.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wedding Style at Paint

With 15 years of experience in fashion, commercial and photographic makeup artistry, Jodi Nash and Natasha Stone at Paint understand the importance of using a professional makeup artist on your special day. Sit back, relax and have one of their team of professionals apply your makeup to create flawless glowing skin and accentuate your features.
Paint specialise in wedding makeup and hair artistry offering high fashion and cutting edge techniques. They strive to create a stunning look that will not only look fantastic in photographs but also beautiful face to face. Their work is modern, fresh and as professional full time freelancers their work has been featured in high profile magazines and advertising campaigns.

Paint only use international, specialised professional products to complement their service. They also offer an in-home professional hair and makeup service.

Services include: 

• Airbrush Makeup 
• Hair and Makeup Packages
• Brow Shaping 
• Education 
• Wedding Image Consultation
• Wedding Survival Kits

Visit Paint

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

David Sievers Photography

Photography is a full time gig for David, owner and photographer of David Sievers Photography. He lives and breathes photography and is heavily involved in the industry on a state and national level.

Wedding photography isn't just about great pictures. Enjoying your day with a photographer that helps you feel at ease and relaxed is equally important.

"My job on a wedding day is to help create a relaxed, fun environment and then capture the laughter and excitement that follows".

David's wedding photography is about having fun, feeling relaxed and capturing the natural images associated with having a great time.

Aside from his wedding photography David also works on a great range of assignments including high profile people, ad campaigns, magazine work and various architectural projects. This not only makes David a versatile photographer but has given him years of experience in working with people.

In 2008 David became a Master of Photography within the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. With over ten years of experience and multiple state and national awards, you can be assured of professional results.