Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An Art Deco Affair

 Carlene & James Calvert • 31st December, 2010 

Carlene and James met when they were sent by their respective companies to attend a management course in Strathalbyn. The pair struck up a conversation, something very special clicked and they’ve been together ever since. 

It was quite some time later when James surprised Carlene with a weekend away in Robe. He had arranged absolutely everything, even down to packing Carlene’s clothes and make-up. For one evening of their stay, he planned a picnic by the ocean that included French champagne, a delicious dinner and chocolates. 

Even though the sun was shining, it was still very cold, so Carlene and James drove their hatchback down onto the beach and set up the picnic in the back of the car. Comfortably settled and warm in the car, they were enjoying the food and champagne as the sun began to set. It was then that a very nervous James proposed, and a very excited Carlene said ‘Yes’. 

Carlene and James decided on a New Year’s Eve wedding. The couple wanted their guests to not only enjoy their wedding, but also a great NYE celebration, so they concentrated on ensuring that the day would be a memorable one. 

Both Carlene and James admire the Art Deco era, and generally prefer vintage over modern. This made their wedding day theme an easy choice as they focussed on all things vintage for inspiration. Their reception area was decorated with almost 100 vintage crystal and glass vases filled with gorgeous white roses and lisianthus. Antique silver vases with large white ostrich feathers dotted the room, and a brown leather chesterfield lounge, kindly lent to the couple by Mt Lofty House, was set up in the reception venue’s gardens. A beautiful vintage-look chandelier hung above the chesterfield in an unusual, but chic touch. 

After a moving ceremony the bridal party left for their photo shoot. The couple’s guests were served hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the garden while a second photographer took photos in a photobooth. 

A design motif incorporated throughout the wedding was a pair of hummingbirds – the birds featured on Carlene and James’ beautiful laser cut invitations, their menu, table numbers, bomboniere, and also on the small name place holders that were perched on their guests’ champagne glasses. 

After a long but joyous wedding celebration, the happy couple honeymooned in the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. 

Photography -
Ceremony & Reception Venue -
Engagement Ring - Paragon Jewellery Design, 08 8227 0757
Wedding Rings -
Bridal Gown -
Bridal Shoes -
Bridal Accessories - Bauhaus, 08 8215 0003
Men's Suits - and
Hair Stylist - C salon, 08 8223 3380
Make-Up -
Florist - Justine Ellbourne
Cake - Handmade by mother-in-law
Decorations & Bomoniere - Handmade by the bride
Honeymoon - Phillipines, Singapore & Thailand

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sfera’s Park Suites & Convention Centre

Set in the picturesque parklands of Civic Park, Sfera’s Park Suites & Convention Centre is Adelaide’s leading venue for wedding receptions and ceremonies. Sfera’s will make your wedding dreams come true: from romantic ceremonies and intimate dinners to the most lavish and grand receptions. Discover a venue that boasts atmosphere, elegance and style, with outstanding menus.

Sfera’s Park Suites & Convention Centre offers four magnificently appointed function rooms each boasting unique qualities, catering for 30-600 guests with ease. They also offer 20 deluxe accommodation suites and an on-site authentic Italian Restaurant. The rooms feature parkland views, natural light, water features, fairy lighting, dance floors and modern chandeliers and décor. The ballrooms are as elegant, stylish and glamorous as the service is dedicated, professional and helpful.  

Sfera’s wedding co-ordinators can help you create your dream wedding day and make it seem effortless. Sharp attention to detail and discreet, efficient service begins from your initial booking and extends to the complete organisation of your wedding reception.

Sfera’s specialises in all-inclusive packages where the ceremony, entertainment, décor, floral centre-pieces, photography, video, limousine or helicopter transfer, and bridal suite can all be organised through the professional wedding co-ordinators.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal House

Located in the heart of Adelaide’s wedding precinct, Jenny & Gerry's Bridal House has one of the largest ranges of ready-to-wear bridal gowns. As the most sought after bridal wear retailer, brides can view the latest Australian and international collections in sizes 6-28. Whether you’re looking for something serenely simplistic or exquisitely ornate, Jenny & Gerry's Bridal House is at the leading edge of design. Look at these gorgeous new arrivals from Jenny & Gerry's Bridal House

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Flagstaff Hill Golf Club

With outstanding views overlooking the golf course, celebrate your reception, ceremony and photographs at the Flagstaff Hill Golf Club. Combined with professional service, stunning views, sumptuous gourmet food, fine wines and elegant furnishings, Flagstaff Hill Golf Club will create the perfect setting for your special day.
Flagstaff Hill Golf Club have the ideal location for your wedding, catering for parties or receptions, large or small, seating up to 150 guests with a fully equipped bar and dance floor. Each wedding is tailored to suit your individual needs and the team of friendly staff will take care of your every detail to enable you to relax and cherish your special day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Parthenon Emporium

With many years of experience, Parthenon Emporium have become the leaders in wedding accessories in South Australia. Customers have the opportunity to create something unique for their wedding from the vast range of bomboniere, bridal party gifts, head wear and jewellery, candles, guest books and other personalised ideas. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blackwood Golf Club

Blackwood Golf Club presents an exceptional opportunity to celebrate your entire wedding day in one perfect location. Tucked away in the southern foothills of Adelaide, the tranquility and beauty of the course at Cherry Gardens creates a picturesque atmosphere to celebrate your marriage with an on-course ceremony.

With the function room located only metres away, you can invite your guests to experience a captivating view with pre-dinner drinks on the balcony while you and your bridal party enjoy having photographs taken on the course – escorted in a fleet of golf buggies no less!

The high ceilings and expansive windows of Blackwood Golf Club’s function room create a charming atmosphere for your guests to celebrate with you. Whether a formal sit-down or cocktail reception is your style, Blackwood Golf Club can cater for all tastes with adaptive menu and beverage packages. 

Blackwood Golf Club recognise that your wedding day should be one of the most important days in your life and, as such, they endeavour to provide you with a service that is second to none and a wedding day that you will cherish.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cancer Council SA

A very special bomboniere... Give the gift that helps fight cancer. Your wedding day is a wonderful occasion, treasured by you as a couple and by your family and friends. Donating to Cancer Council SA in lieu of offering your guests the traditional bomboniere gift is a thoughtful and unique way to thank your guests for celebrating your special day. Cancer Council SA can provide you with personalised gift cards to place at your table settings. You can choose this gift, knowing that your donation will help Cancer Council SA continue to fund critical cancer research and provide prevention and support programs that minimise the impact of all cancers for South Australians. For more information visit the website or call 1300 656 585.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Function at The Beachhouse

Boasting breath-taking ocean views, an ambience of pure sophistication and its own private cocktail bar, The Function is a unique space that will showcase your special event.  

The Function is a space of sheer elegance and versatility located on the foreshore at Glenelg beach. The Function is equally at home with a cocktail party as a formal sit-down dinner. Team up with the dedicated executive chef, whose love is to invent menus of pure inspiration, creating an occasion where the food, wine and company are surpassed only by the spectacular ocean views. 

You can make use of The Function’s charming one-hundred-year-old carousel or romantic ferris wheel for your wedding photography. The Function aim to create unforgettable events for your guests with options like a limousine drop off zone under the lights of our ferris wheel.   

The event manager and wedding planner will work with you to create the night you have dreamt of. The Function and its team rise to the occasion, creating a sensational event in Adelaide’s most unique function room.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bell & Brunt

One of Adelaide’s leading manufacturing jewellers and a fourth generation family business, Bell & Brunt has been manufacturing diamond rings and jewellery for nearly 100 years from its workshop. To be able to select your own diamond and have your engagement, wedding or dress ring designed and handcrafted especially for you is a unique experience. Diamond wedding rings are also individually crafted, as are fitted wedding rings. 

Visit Bell & Brunt

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Perfect For a Garden Wedding!

We just love this stunning wedding cake from How Sweet It Is. This elegant 4-tier wedding cake in the softest shade of latte with delicate white detailing and finished off with pastel coloured fresh flowers make this cake the perfect accompaniment for a garden wedding.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Enzoani at Jenny & Gerry's Bridal House

Enzoani is now avaliable in Australia and exclusively at Jenny & Gerry's Bridal House.
Enzoani was established in 2005 and debuted its first bridal line in October of 2005 at the New York Bridal Fashion Week. Enzoani collections offer couture gowns with modern styles, elegant fabrics and a focus on fit at a price that appeals to all brides. Detail is rich in every gown – from the intricate hand beaded Swarovski crystals to the hand pleated skirts. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hilton Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide is the leader in making every event a success. A dedicated and passionate team provides guests choice, innovation and delicious creativity. The hotel boasts three function rooms, all unique to provide guests with the perfect setting.
The Victoria Room located on the ground floor impresses with a metallic mesh ceiling and warm, decadent tones offering a stylish, contemporary feel. The Balcony Rooms, overlooking picturesque Victoria Square are ideal for sit-down or cocktail receptions. The balcony patio and concertina doors have been designed to inspire, highlighting both light and space.
Located on level one, The Grand Ballroom is one of the most spectacular and contemporary ballrooms in Australia. Featuring an amazing 5.8m high wall-to-wall curtain of intricately woven metal creating a shimmering wall, The Grand Ballroom simply outshines all others. Seating up to 500 guests banquet style, making it the largest pillar-free hotel ballroom in the state.
Hilton Adelaide’s award-winning chefs have carefully selected the finest ingredients to bring you a range of exquisite menus. Choose from a three-course set menu, a sumptuous buffet or black-tie cocktail.
Hilton Adelaide want the same things you do: an elegant atmosphere, sensational food, outstanding service, intimate moments shared with loved ones – the perfect wedding.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chandelier Events

Chandelier Events invite you to browse their online selection or pay a visit to gthe studio. Here you will find everything you need to build a look that’s completely you. Chandelier Events offer a diverse selection of fashionable, everlasting bridal flowers, chic chair covers, with a vast range of sashes, opulent table décor, event hire items and more. Mix and match with your own ideas or get the expert advice of one of the experienced staff. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Giftables is more than just a wedding stationery specialist. The team can customise an original invitation, tailor one of the many modern and contemporary designs to your specifications, or you can choose from a comprehensive collection of inspiring classics. 

Giftables stock everything you need to create your own DIY masterpiece, from papers to embellishments and ribbons, to the tools you need to ensure a professional finish in your own home. The products and services include DIY and printed wedding stationery, bomboniere, wedding accessories, hen’s night accessories, bridal party gifts, parasols and much more.

Visit Giftables

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christina Rossi


Christina Rossi gowns are renowned for their attention to detail in quality and fitting. Each gown is created by a team of highly skilled and talented experts with beautiful fabrics and accented with hand-sewn lace and hand-beaded embellishments. Christina Rossi offers the finest quality in bridal gowns and exclusive styles are now available in Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal House.

Visit Christina Rossi or Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal House

Monday, November 7, 2011

Barossa Valley Luxury Accommodation


Jacobs Creek Retreat at Moorooroo Park is a privately own vineyard estate situated in the heart of the world famous Barossa Valley. Located down a no-through road, surrounded by shiraz vineyards and towering red gums, the retreat is perfect for an intimately secluded and peaceful getaway or for that first night as husband and wife!

Nestled within the Moorooroo Park gardens is the ancestral homestead of the Nitschke Family. These historic stone buildings, originally built in the 1840s, have been transformed into a selection of luxury accommodation suites, all uniquely designed and furnished to create a world of pure relaxation and tranquillity.

The property is home to 7 suites, across 4 different room types, covering all styles of stays from an overnight getaway, to a week long escape.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tailors of Distinction

Tailors of Distinction provides a number of wedding packages to suit all tastes and budgets. Get the whole wedding party suited up with shirts, belts and ties as well! For the bride-to-be Tailors of Distinction offer an alteration service on all wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. Let Tailors of Distinction take care of all your wedding needs with taste and discretion.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Brides with Bling

Brides with Bling is an Adelaide-based centre-piece and candelabra hire business that specialises in crystal candelabra and centre-pieces. The products are perfect for weddings, engagements, anniversaries and corporate events. 

Brides with Bling pride themselves on attention to detail and the ability to create a beautiful and elegant ambience with their stunning range of crystal candelabra and centre-pieces. They love all things bling and will be happy to assist you with your special event.