Monday, December 24, 2012

Bell & Brunt

Bell & Brunt are one of South Australia’s most respected and experienced Manufacturing Jewellers. 

Established in Adelaide in 1920, the family-owned business is renowned for their absolute attention to quality and detail while providing their clients with exacting, tailored designed jewellery from some of the finest jewellers. 

Complementing the fourth generation of in-house Master Jewellers, Bell & Brunt boast staff who are well educated in the specialist knowledge required to achieve the client’s design objective. 

Bell & Brunt specialise in hand making diamond rings. Each ring is designed and handcrafted especially for you and, with the help of our experienced staff, to be able to select your own diamond is a unique experience.

To be able to have your engagement or wedding ring designed and handcrafted especially for you including choosing your own diamond is a rare experience. Diamond wedding rings are also individually crafted, as are fitted wedding bands, eternity or dress rings, earrings, pendants and coloured stone jewellery.

Also, see the impressive selection of precious jewellery in store - a wide range of the most fashionable earrings, pendants and coloured stone jewellery and an extensive range of gold jewellery and pearls.

Bell & Brunt… jewellery for life!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas... From The Bride's Diary

The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season, to all our members and clients. We truly hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We look forward to a wonderful 2013, and can't wait to bring you more exciting new additions to our publications and online features! Also, we will be launching a brand new website for The Bride's Diary – with a new design, fabulous content and so much more, all will be revealed shortly!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary, The Groom’s Diary, Wedding Celebration, Weddingstar and Giftstar. And once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards, The Bride's Diary Team

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Belair Park Country Club

Situated in the Belair National Park, just 15 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, the Belair Park Country Club is the ultimate setting for your Adelaide Hills wedding ceremony and reception. The beautiful and tranquil surrounds of the national park combined with the lush green of the golf course ensure a picture perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Belair Park Country Club offer multiple rooms for your wedding reception. They can cater for lunch and evening receptions along with those small intimate afternoon tea cocktail parties. Belair Park Country Club will make sure all your needs and wants are catered for. Featuring an all-in-one wedding venue, the Belair Park Country Club boasts an onsite location for your ceremony as well.

The purpose built gazebo features a stunning background of the first and eighteenth tees. The extensive menu selections and wedding packages can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, they have aligned with the finest suppliers to help you plan your special day.

With hospitality-trained staff and helpful wedding co-ordinators with years of experience, the Belair Park Country Club ensures attention to detail and pure professionalism at all times.

Special requests will be met, and the Belair Park Country Club guarantees the bride and groom will have a perfect night to remember. Belair Park Country Club combines romance with spectacular surrounds.

Visit Belair Park Country Club.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Glass Print Solutions

Imagine all your guests toasting to the bride and groom in champagne flutes with your names and special date printed elegantly around them. 

Glass Print Solutions can help you create that perfect message, poem or image to say thank you in your own unique way. You can choose from the extensive range of glassware, or why not consider printing on wine bottles or candles? Create a unique and personal thank you gift for each guest at a surprisingly low cost. 

Your wedding day should reflect your own unique style and will be one of the most important moments in your life. Personalised glassware, bottles or candle holders will help create the atmosphere and mood you are looking for.

And let’s not forget important birthday milestones, anniversaries or celebrations which are all times we love to remember, so why not create a unique and memorable gift that guests will cherish for years to come?

Let Glass Print Solutions help you create a gift that is a genuine expression of thanks to all your guests. The only limit is your imagination!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Glen Ewin Estate Bridal Fair 13th January, 2013


What better way to kick start the new year then to get your wedding planning into full swing? Visit the Glen Ewin Estate Bridal Fair on Sunday 13th January to view the beautiful property, ceremony and reception venue, as well as speak to various wedding service professionals and suppliers to get all the information you need to plan the wedding of your dreams!

Sunday 13th January 2013
Free Entry

A range of over 25 of Glen Ewin Estate's preferred suppliers will be displaying their exceptional products & services at their award winning venues, The Pulpshed and The Gatehouse.

The day includes free tastings by exceptional chefs and fashion show by Caleche, showcasing the best in bridal fashion.

Pre-book your VIP seats for the Caleche fashion show and receive a complimentary glass of sparkling. Please call 8380 5657 to secure your front row seat.

 Visit Glen Ewin Estate

Monday, December 3, 2012

Deb Saunders Photography

For a natural, fun and relaxed approach to your wedding photography, look no further than Deb Saunders Photography

With almost 20 years of wedding photography experience, you can relax in the knowledge that your precious memories are in safe hands. Specialising in the Fleurieu region, but travelling all over South Australia, and interstate, Deb’s approach is unobtrusive, capturing your individual story as it unfolds throughout your perfect day.

Visit Deb Saunders Photography or Facebook page to browse her stunning images.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bouquet Chic Flowers – Creating Flowers Unique To You

Bouquet Chic Flowers specialise in wedding and event flowers in Adelaide, South Australia.

They are a small, studio-based team that offer flowers for weddings and special events. Bouquet Chic Flowers specialise in helping brides who want beautiful flowers but don’t know where to start. They create stunning flowers that are unique to you. Their studio is located in Coromandel Valley, South Australia.

The key to their success? 'Being creative, you do not have to spend a fortune to have stunning wedding or event flowers.' Bouquet Chic Flowers will help you to obtain the flowers you have always dreamed of for your special day.

The team at Bouquet Chic Flowers strengths are in colour and design to match your dress and overall wedding theme, and also to flatter your look and style. They love beautiful colour in flowers and believe in strong attention to detail.

Visit Bouquet Chic Flowers.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Before You Say 'I Do', Walk Down The Aisle With The Australian Bridal Fair!

You can now visit The Australian Bridal Fair at 43 Goodwood Rd, Wayville (opposite the Wayville Showgrounds). Opening times are from 11am to 4.00pm, Wednesday to Sunday. 

Visit the brand new exhibition for many great ideas for your wedding day. The Australian Bridal Fair have increased the size of their exhibition and have some great new exhibitors joining soon. 

You won't be able to miss the fantastic windows facing Goodwood Road right opposite the gates to Wayvile Showgrounds. Parking and entry to exhibition is FREE!

If you are a bride or groom planning your wedding day or are just part of a wedding, a visit to The Australian Bridal Fair will make your wedding planning much easier and save a lot of time.

Find inspiration for your wedding among various wedding reception venues, wedding photographers, cakes, invitations, bouquets, wedding decorations, jewellers, honeymoon destinations, bridal and bridesmaid gowns, limousines and celebrants. 

The Australian Bridal Fair is Adelaide’s longest running bridal expo and over the last 20 years has helped more then 40,000 couples plan their perfect day. You no longer have to wait until the next Bridal Expo comes around, visit them when it suits you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Media Makeup, For All Your Bridal Make-up Needs!

Enjoy a private party at Media Makeup!

A fantastic way to celebrate any occasion: bridal, hen’s nights, girls night out or just for fun. Learn how to apply make-up for that special event, or leave it to the professionals for a full hair and make-up service. 

The professional team of make-up artists and hair stylists at Media Makeup can travel to you to complete all services in the comfort of your own home, or take advantage of the Media Makeup Hair & Makeup Studio set up with professional lighting & equipment. 

It is recommended that every 'bride-to-be' has a make-up and hair trial. The price of a make-up trial service is $80.00 and hair trial is $100.00 (airbrush make-up $100.00).

False eyelash application is another popular bridal service on offer, and prices vary between $15-$25. Lash preferences and application prices are generally discussed at the time of the make-up trial.

Please contact Media Makeup on 08 8223 3233, or email

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Would You Like To Keep Your Flowers Long After Your Wedding Day?

Your wedding flowers play a key visual and sentimental role in your big day. You spent a great deal of time and money selecting the perfect bouquet to complement you on your big day. Wouldn’t it be a shame just to let it go to waste?

Hedgerow Flowers inc. Precious Posies, is South Australia’s premier freeze drying company, which specialises in providing an exclusive service to brides who would like to preserve their flowers.

Since 1990, Hedgerow Flowers inc. Precious Posies have preserved hundreds of wedding bouquets using their superior freeze drying machine. Imported from America, the machine is recognised as providing the best method of flower preservation worldwide, allowing a majority of the flowers to retain their shape, size, shade, and in some instances, smell.

Once freeze dried, the flowers will not wilt or grow mould when protected from humidity, full sunlight and insects, in fact the freeze dried flowers should last for many, many years.

Hedgerow Flowers inc. Precious Posies are South Australia’s only freeze drying company, preserving flowers, rose petals, and other subjects upon request. They source the freshest local South Australian rose petals, and freeze dry them in a wide range of colours and varieties. Organic and bio-degradable, our petals are approved by most wedding venue operators as they will not stain the linen, carpet or most importantly-your wedding dress.

For the final touch to your perfect wedding day, see Hedgerow Flowers inc. Precious Posies. They can help you preserve the magic of your wedding day for many years to come.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Keep The Change – One Band For Every Occasion

Keep The Change is regarded as one of Adelaide’s best cover bands, entertaining audiences around Australia for the better part of two decades. They have now become Adelaide's most popular wedding and corporate act, winning the Australian Bridal Industry Award for ‘Best Live Entertainment’ in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. With amazing male and female lead vocals, and a strong line-up of talented musicians, Keep The Change produces an extensive wedding repertoire, covering a variety of styles and artists from the 1960s through to the current Top 40 hits, as well as all your traditional wedding favourites.

For that one special day, settle for no less than a first class act...
  • Professional production and performance
  • Extensive song list – wedding classics, plus 60’s to today’s Top 40
  • Happy to learn songs by request
  • Acoustic dinner sets
  • Free promotional package, quote, and consultation
  • Special rates for Sunday and mid-week shows
  • Available Australia wide
  • Pre-dinner entertainment and floor shows also available
  • Enquiries welcome from all nationalities
  • Multiple Award Winners for best “Live Entertainment” and "Ceremony Music"
The beautiful sounds of acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies will take your wedding ceremony to another level, and ensure an even more memorable experience. Advice on the perfect and appropriate songs for the occasion will be discussed, as well as taking on board your personal choices. Also available with female vocalist, and also available for acoustic pre-dinner entertainment.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Glen Ewin Estate


Glen Ewin Estate is a unique property set amongst the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Hidden away in a delightful and picturesque valley, rolling hills and mature trees frame the property’s tranquil lake and magnificent stone buildings - the perfect setting for any special occasion. Only 25 minutes from the CBD, you and your guests will be surprised and delighted to discover such a beautiful estate so close to the city.

Functions are hosted in either the 100 year old, baltic pine-insulated Pulpshed, or the new heritage-style Gatehouse buildings. The Pulpshed and The Gatehouse can accommodate small intimate cocktail style parties, to wonderful large sit-down receptions.

The Gatehouse is a modern, yet rustic venue, located in the top valley of the property. It is a bright space with splendid views of the surrounding countryside. The building of The Gatehouse was completed in December 2009, and is modern and functional. Surrounded by three sides of large French doors, you can enjoy drinks on the covered deck whilst being protected from sun or rain, or guests can move out onto the terrace or lawn. Get married in the sunshine or undercover. 

Each wedding is unique, and the team at Glen Ewin treat it that way. 
Glen Ewin Estate can cater from small intimate dinners to large, 300-guest sit-down receptions. Every detail is carefully taken care of with their step-by-step guide to planning your wedding.

At Glen Ewin Estate, the staff are here to help you plan and make your special day a very happy occasion. Every detail is taken care of from the food to the flowers. The team work with you from start to finish, to make your wedding day unique so you can enjoy every moment with no stress or fuss.

Visit Glen Ewin Estate for further information.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alice Healy Photography

Alice Healy loves being a wedding photographer. 

Her home base is Adelaide and most of her work is done in the metropolitan area. Alice has also had the privilege of photographing weddings at Mt Lofty, the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.

Her wedding photography has even taken Alice to Palm Cove in Queensland, and Broome in Western Australia, where she photographed the happy couples overlooking the beautiful beaches.

Amongst other things, South Australia provides a wide choice of attractive parks, unspoiled sandy beaches and stylish city backdrops that can be selected to reflect the preferences and personalities of the bride and groom. If you want photographs taken from the top of a diving board, in a friend’s backyard or knee deep in the ocean, Alice will be happy to create the perfect images for the occasion.

The personal connection that Alice makes with her couples allows them to relax and enjoy their family and friends on their special wedding day, confident that the all-important record of their day is in safe hands. Alice can take control of groups for formal shots, and is skilled at sensitively helping emotional people to relax.

The magic of Alice’s creative photography is not confined to the wedding day. She spends the days after the wedding ensuring your images are the best they can be. There will be something in Alice’s range of wedding photo packages to suit everyone.

If you can hear wedding bells, give Alice a call to see how she can fit into your special day and put you and your guests at ease.

Visit Alice Healy Photography.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Adelaide Flower House... Poetic Flowers

Adelaide Flower House has over 20 years of experience in providing Adelaide with beautiful, fresh, innovative flowers for all kinds of occasions, all over the city and beyond.

With simplicity and elegance, their designs are as individual as their clients. They love what they do with a passion, and pride their business on delivering flowers with personality, befitting the occasion they are meant for. 

On a day to remember, flowers hold a special purpose. Through careful planning and consulting, Adelaide Flower House provides a simple service from flower design through to delivery and installation.

In addition to the production of over 4,000 weddings, Adelaide Flower House counts some of Adelaide’s leading businesses and individuals among their clients. There’s more to see in the ever-changing store on Unley Road, with new stock arriving daily including exquisite, beautiful blooms, oversize pots and plants and homewares from around the globe.

For more information, Adelaide Flower House or call 08 8373 4800.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Give Your Wedding Guests A Gift That Truly Gives

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.

Visit Cancer Council SA or call 1300 656 585.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Empire Video Productions – Experience Your Wedding Story In True Cinematic Style

"Cinematic wedding films are so magical. They are so exciting to be part of. It's a great time to be getting married" (Tom, Empire Video Productions)

Having many things to organise for your day, you want to be able to find a company you can trust with excellent service and professionalism. The team at Empire Video Productions are friendly, reliable people who care deeply about the people they work with and the films they produce. Empire Video Productions provide a creative and unique style of filming and aim to leave a lasting impression on people who view their work. Their passion is to create a cinematic film of your special day without being intrusive. 

Empire Video Productions offer a range of packages to suit your wedding, and you can also choose from a range of extras including online highlights to share with friends and family and Blu-Ray for the high definition enthusiasts. 

Empire Video Productions are one of the leading providers of wedding cinema in South Australia. Check out some of their fantastic work on their website and you can also “like” them on Facebook to automatically see their new films on your news feed. 

Don't just take our word for it, here is some feedback from previous clients who have worked with Empire Video Productions

"We are over the moon with your work and can't speak more highly of you. Thank you for making things so easy for us and providing such a special way for us to look back and share memories of our special day." - Amanda and Todd

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spring Bridal Ideas Expo Launches ' The Wedding Project'

The Adelaide Spring Bridal Ideas Expo, South Australia’s largest showcase of bridal fashion labels, will this month launch The Wedding Project, a new initiative giving brides exclusive access to two of the state’s leading designers.

Paul Vasileff, from Paolo Sebastian, and established fashion and bridal designer Liza Emanuele will be joined by TV presenter and local personality Lisa McAskill for a free workshop, with the bridal style icons providing unprecedented access to advice on the latest trends, designs and ideal cuts for every body shape.

Expo director Elizabeth Falloon said the concept arose from feedback she has received from brides over the past decade, overwhelmed by the role of styling themselves and their bridal parties amongst the other plans for their big day.

“Accessing expert advice to select the right gown can be difficult, expensive and time consuming; The Wedding Project was innovated to provide a shortcut to the information bridal parties need to make a stylish and confident dress choice that they’ll adore for years to come.”

Couples are encouraged to bring their bridal parties along, with one lucky group selected daily to be personally ‘styled’ by the experts.


27th & 28th October 2012 Goyder Pavilion, Adelaide Showground 10am-5pm

Adults $15, concession $13

Fashion Parades: 
11.00 – 11.30AM and 2.30 – 3.00PM Saturday & Sunday 
The Wedding Project: 12.30– 12.50pm 
Saturday: Liza Emanuele

12.30 – 12.50pm Sunday: Paul Vasileff (Paolo Sebastian)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Barton Vale Events - The House For Exclusive Events

Barton Vale House is a grand old pastoral mansion that was originally used as a residence in the 1850's and is now again being enjoyed as a home by a large family who love it and enjoy catering and servicing special events from their home to yours.

The kitchen is the beginning of many wonderful menus and culinary delights that come to your office, home or venue of choice for all types of events, from small and simple dinners, to corporate affairs and large milestone functions and weddings all over the state.

They will bring the celebration to you in a theme and catering style that suits your occasion to perfection. Barton Vale Events brings the quality of management and service staff, equipment and bar service including delicious fresh food menus of your choice served and presented on complementing platters to you and your guests. 

Barton Vale Events take care of all the food and drink service so that you are able to enjoy your event and mingle with your guests. Contact them today to discuss your menu and event requirements that can be tailored to suit your needs. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Invitations For All Occasions...DIY or Made For You!

Impress your guests before they arrive to your event by selecting the perfect invitation designed by Miss Tina. Invitations For All Occasions are creators of designer stationery to reflect the mood and exquisitely capture the essence of your special day.

The only invitation boutique that boasts the full CRISTINA RE range in its entirety in South Australia, along with South Australia's largest range of designer papers (over 450 designs), envelopes, ribbons, embellishments, gift ware and bonboniere.

With invitations starting from $0.99 (including an envelope & magnet) there is definitely something to suit everyone.

Invitations For All Occasions have built up a collection of over 400 exquisite invitations and matching accessories, all on display in their gorgeous gallery. They create outstanding stationery that makes an impact and reflects the magic of each event. Their dedicated team will work with you, offering solutions to accommodate your theme, colour scheme and budget. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Adelaide Wedding Finance is Bringing Your Dream into a Reality...

Becoming engaged... One of the most memorable and exciting moments in your life. You both feel joy, happiness and are bursting with anticipation.

And now it’s time to plan the wedding. All these thoughts of excitement come to mind as you dream about how perfect the day is going to be and how you are finally getting what you have always dreamed of. The dress, the suit, the ceremony, the reception, the photography, the catering, the cake, the rings, the flowers, the list goes on. Don’t forget the honeymoon! Then suddenly there’s another thought... How are we going to pay for all of this?

The cost of getting married is increasing each year. There’s all those little extra bits and pieces that all add up. The jewellery, the centrepieces, the accessories, the bonbonnieres, the invitations and lots lots more that seem to rise in cost at the very mention of the word wedding. So how are we going to get our dream wedding without breaking the budget? We all know it, times are tough at the moment, and like all these expenses, the hours at work also seem to be piling up. So where do we find the time to plan the Big Day?

Everyone has a budget and often these go over so couples are having to sacrifice what they have always wanted and pictured for their wedding day. Adelaide Wedding Finance have designed a tailored product and efficient application process that can provide you with funds from within as little as 24 hours. So why not take advantage of an arranged personal loan from Adelaide Wedding Finance starting from as little as $20 per week and turn your dream day into a reality.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

McLaren Vale Wedding Expo - Sunday 16th September

For the first time, the McLaren Vale Wedding Expo will be held in one location. The choice fell on the beautiful Serafino McLaren Vale, formally McLarens on the Lake, and home of Serafino Wines.

The Expo will be held on Sunday 16th September. The doors will be open for the public from 10AM to 4PM, and tickets are available for purchase at the door.

All brides visiting on the day will be given a tote bag with a FREE issue of SA’s own My Wedding Magazine, a FREE Bride’s Diary Magazine, and the first 100 brides through the doors will also win a FREE membership to Bridal Discount Book.

Look forward to a day with fashion, flowers, entertainment, and photography. Taste the scrumptious cake samples from the fabulous cake decorators, admire the beautiful venue decorations, or head over to Serafino’s cellar door for some wine tasting. You can also witness a live Renewal of Vow ceremony, officiated by celebrant Ann Gant.

So bring your groom, family and bridal party, and come on down!

Visit McLaren Vale.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clare Valley Wedding Expo

The Clare Sports Club, up-stairs of the Valleys Lifestyle Centre will host its inaugural Clare Valley Wedding Expo. The beautiful wine growing region of the Clare Valley is a very popular destination for brides and the expo will give brides the chance to see firsthand what the Clare Valley has to offer.

Date: 21st October 2012
Address: 180 Main North Road Clare
Entry: $10 per adult
For more information: Anita Maunder 0488 490 092

Visit Clare Sports Club

Friday, July 20, 2012

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle Wedding Expo

Join the team at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle for Fremantle's finest Wedding Expo on Sunday 22nd July from 11am - 4pm to view the elegant reception venues, specially decorated in a range of settings. 

A range of exhibitors will showcase their products and services and a selection of guest accommodation rooms will be available for viewing, including the beautiful honeymoon suites. Entry is FREE and all guests will have a chance to register on the day to WIN a $15,000 wedding package* at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Proudly supported by AV Partners, Lighthouse Photography, Gangsta Limousines, and Castlerock Wedding DJ. Come and see thr exclusive wedding expo specials and meet with our dedicated team of Wedding Co-ordinators.
For further information telephone 08 9432 4000 or email
Date: Sunday, 22 July
Time: 11am - 4pm
Venue: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex Street, Fremantle
Entry: Free

*Conditions apply.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rydges South Park Adelaide Wedding Open Day

Skyline Wedding Centre is holding a wedding open day at Rydges South Park Adelaide this Sunday, 10th June 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

From fine food to personal service, Skyline Wedding Centre is located on the 6th floor at Rydges South Park Adelaide. Skyline Wedding Centre is the ideal place for your wedding. With amazing views overlooking the Adelaide hills and city, the Skyline Wedding Centre is the perfect Adelaide wedding venue. 

A wedding at Rydges South Park Adelaide is tailor-made to your desires so you can decide exactly what you would like to be included and what kind of service you would like to make your day truly unforgettable. There's a choice of beautiful bridal bouquets and wedding cakes, celebrants, photographers and theming specialists. 

Rydges South Park Adelaide understands that every wedding reception is different and therefore are only too happy to design a menu to suit your individual tastes and budgetary requirements. 

For those wishing to stay in Adelaide, Rydges South Park Adelaide has a range of accommodation packages available, comprising standard rooms through to Spa suites, with fantastic views. 

Visit Rydges South Park Adelaide

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sweet Memories Candy Bar

A Sweet Memories Candy Bar is a beautiful and grand display of premium candy that is personally designed to compliment the colour, theme and venue of your special event. The delicate glass apothecary jars, quality candy, custom favour boxes and unique theming provide a beautiful backdrop and delicious décor for wedding, special event, corporate function or kids party. 
Sweet Memories Candy Bar offers a full service candy bar for your special event. They provide the complete candy bar package and supply all items needed to create your grand display. On the day the professional staff will set up your custom candy bar prior to your event commencing and at the end of your event, return to dismantle it, packaging all remaining candy for you to take home. They will supply the beautiful glass vases of numerous sizes and shapes, from oversized martini glasses to apothecary jars, matching tongs and candy scoops, a wide variety of unique and quality candy, the candy bar table, co-ordinated table linen, guest favour boxes, accessories and decorations. 

The candy selections include chocolate varieties, jellies and sour treats. Sweet Memories Candy Bar can also source any special candy requests including custom made items from some of Australia's best suppliers.

A Sweet Memories Candy Bar is unique and unforgettable. The candy bars provide your guests with an exciting and interactive element that will not only satisfy your guests sweet tooth but they are a feast for the eye! Candy bars are a fabulous way for guests to mingle with each other as they enjoy filling their favour boxes with delicious sweets and then take them home as a reminder of your special event. Your candy bar will leave your guests with a unique bonbomiere and lasting impression they will be talking about for years to come. To add an extra special touch, favour boxes are custom designed to suit your theme and personalised with your own message. 

When planning any event, especially weddings, it is important to contact Sweet Memories Candy Bar early to ensure we are available on your special day.The  candy bar designers will discuss your requirements and outline a range of options to ensure you get the exact candy bar to meet your needs. Sweet Memories Candy Bar services all areas across Adelaide.

Sweet Memories Candy Bar is renowned for our inspiring creativity. Create a truly sweet memory and enquire about the candy bar options for your next special event! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Creative Impressions Photography

Choosing a wedding photographer can be one of the hardest decisions in the wedding planning process. There is a huge variation in what photographers offer and the prices they charge. At Creative Impressions Photography, Russell Mountford offers you value for money wedding packages without compromising quality. Russell is dedicated to great image making in a relaxed, professional environment. Russell's style is classic, relaxed and contemporary. Most importantly, he listens to client’s requests to ensure all the special moments are captured. 

Russell offers years of experience and reliability and is a member of the professional organisations AIPP and ACMP and have extensive local and overseas experience. Russell photographs weddings in the greater Adelaide and near country regions. 

Photographing your wedding can vary, but will usually include photography of the bride and groom getting ready, ceremony, family and friends, selected locations for the bridal party and the first 30 minutes of your reception. Cake cutting and dance shots are organised before the reception commences. This usually means around 6 to 7 hours of photography. All images are colour corrected. Additional effects such as black and white and sepia are included. There are no compromises or limits on the number of photos taken. 

All packages include your images copied at high resolution to DVD giving you control over future reprints and enlargements. There are no watermarks on the images or any copyright restrictions. As an added bonus you also receive a USB storage device with your wedding images for portability. You can easily email favourite shots to family and friends.

Creative Impressions Photography offers packages from $1,400 to $2,600 (includes GST) that represent great value for money without compromising quality. This price range includes the photography, album and DVD with a range of albums to choose from with a wide range of cover and page options. 

Russell works on a fixed price system so you know exactly how much your photography will cost. There are no hidden or after wedding expenses. Bookings are confirmed with a $300 deposit with the remaining balance due the week prior to your wedding. 

Please contact Russell on 08 8344 3793 to see if he is available for your wedding date. All consultations are by appointment. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tea Tree Gully Golf Club's Bridal Expo

"The only thing we overlook is the course…"

Dimples Restaurant & Function Centre is holding a Bridal Expo at the Tea Tree Gully Golf Club on the 26th & 27th May 2012. Come along and view the beautiful venue from 11am – 6pm and enjoy canapés and sparkling wine and the opportunity to win the lucky door prize of a nights accommodation at The Lakes Resort.  

On display there will be 9 tables, each individually setup with a different theme. You will have the opportunity to view the reception room and also the area used for our course ceremonies. There will be a number of wedding suppliers on hand to discuss your special day.  

The Tea Tree Gully Golf Club understand the preparation leading up to your wedding day and will strive to assist you in every way possible to exceed your expectations and those of your guests.  

To assist with the planning of your wedding Tea Tree Gully Golf Club have a dedicated function’s co-ordinator who will be there for you right from the initial viewing and contact right through to your wedding day.  

Dimples Restaurant & Function Centre offers three tailored packages; Silver, Golden and Ultimate Wedding or select their Individual Package, where you can tailor your package to your exact requirements.  

Tea Tree Gully Golf Club endeavour to make your wedding day a wonderful experience and are there to help you all the way. The staff are readily available to help make your special day an event to remember.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Adelaide Bridal Centre & Spurling Formalwear

Adelaide Bridal Centre and Spurling Formalwear have a large range of bridal wear, suits and accessories for your special day, all located under one roof at the famous old church on Payneham Road, Evandale.
The Adelaide Bridal Centre has a massive range of beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ and flower girl dresses, along with a team of professional bridal wear consultants to offer friendly advice and the service you would expect, to help you find your dream gown, for the biggest day of your life.
The Adelaide Bridal Centre is confident that we have the ideal gown to suit both you and your budget. The Adelaide Bridal Centre can also fit the groom and groomsmen with stylish suits and accessories.
So, for the perfect gown, stunning bridesmaids’ dresses and stylish suits to match, head for Adelaide Bridal Centre and Spurling Formalwear or telephone for an appointment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Lakes Resort Hotel Open Day

Join the team at The Lakes Resort Hotel on Sunday 20th May, 2012 between 10am-4pm for their open day. Relax with a complimentary glass of Yellowglen sparkling on arrival and a sample of their delicious wedding canapés. Enjoy the Lakeside Function Centre and Lakefront Banquet Room, where they will have a variety of wedding suppliers on display. 

One lucky couple will win a $100 dining voucher just for attending and all wedding bookings made on the day will receive a FREE champagne toast during their wedding reception, normally priced at $6 per person. Please RSVP to or 08 8356 4444 by Tuesday 15th May, 2012.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Black & White Cupcakes From Sugar and Spice Cakes

We love this stunning black and white cupcake wedding cake from Sugar and Spice Cakes. Each cupcake is finished with black fondant bows and are the perfect take home gift for your guests!

Visit Sugar and Spice Cakes

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Best Invites

Nancy Tripodi from The Best Invites has been designing and creating invitations since 2001, specialising in wedding invitations and packages. The Best Invites invitations will make a great first impression and give your guests a sense of anticipation for your special day. Whether you have a small intimate reception or a large grand affair, no wedding is too big or small.

At The Best Invites all invitations are individually designed and handmade. You can bring in your own ideas or designs or choose from an extensive range to suit your individual taste and budget. Standard wedding packages are available, consisting of invitations, place cards, rsvp cards, thank you cards with matching envelopes.

Alternatively, you can create your own package consisting of the stationery you specifically want or simply just choose to only have your invitations made. Whether you want traditional, modern, contemporary or unique, you are bound to find an invitation that is perfect for you to compliment your theme or colours for your wedding day.

The Best Invites is based in Greenwith where you can visit the studio or Nancy can can come to you or a location suitable for both. Generally, one or two wedding consultations are all that is needed where we will discuss your wedding ideas, themes and colours. You will have the opportunity to look through albums and samples and by the end of it you will be excited about finding a design that captures your attention and is everything you had in mind.

Non-obligatory quotes are provided to all clients which includes one free sample of the invitation design you have chosen. The Best Invites strive to be efficient and professional in all areas of their work so you will always get the best and prompt service possible.

Other services provided by The Best Invites are wishing well cards, direction cards, church booklet covers, bomboniere tags and menu’s for your reception tables.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Glamour Room

More than ever before, bridesmaids’ dresses mirror the best trends from the fashion runways and red carpets. Both the bride and her attendants will delight in the selection and affordable prices at Glamour Room. There’s a look to suit every taste and to highlight the best features of each member of the bridal party. 

Glamour Room offers over 300 designs, which are all available to order in an endless selection of colours. They can also dress mothers of the bride and groom or guests of the wedding. They are stockists of Jasmine, Alfred Angelo, Flaire, Dessy, Mori Lee, Watters, Impression, Sorella Vita, Baccini & Hill, Peter Trends and Nicolina. They stock a very affordable selection of jewellery, bags, hairpieces, brooches, hairpins and fascinators. 

Glamour Room… redefining bridesmaids and boasting as Adelaide’s only dedicated bridesmaid boutique… part of the Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal Centre.

Visit Glamour Room

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Melanie Nelson Photography

Melanie Nelson was born and raised in Adelaide, where she studied photography. She began working in children’s portraiture, but with her sights set on becoming a Professional Wedding Photographer, Melanie moved to Melbourne to gain further experience. 

Although working in an extremely competitive market, Melanie found employment alongside an award-winning wedding photographer, whose experience, professionalism and mentorship was an invaluable part of her growth and understanding, not only in photography, but also in the overall business. Always seeking to perfect her craft and expand her skills, Melanie later worked as a digital retoucher for a commercial photographer. This furthered her understanding of photography within the digital realm. 

After 3 and half’s years, Melanie returned to Adelaide in 2011 now a fully accredited member of the AIPP and immediately went into business for herself. In a very short time, her business flourished. 

Having witnessed many of the disasters than can befall wedding photographers during her time as an assistant, Melanie has committed herself to avoiding the pitfalls and ensuring the craft of wedding photography maintains the highest level of professionalism and that her clients are provided with the highest quality work. “Anyone can own a camera,” says Melanie “but only a professional knows what makes a great photo – an complete understanding of light and how to bring out the best in people.”

Melanie’s clients have often remarked on her level of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment to delivering the best photos possible. Doing what she loves, Melanie always has fun with photography and ensures her clients are having fun also. This is reflected in her work, which is both stylish and relaxed, classy and fun. Melanie’s goal is to deliver clients with the perfect combination of timeless elegance coupled with modern portraiture. 

Whether photographing a wedding or engagement portraits, Melanie is focused is on creating a natural relaxed atmosphere; all you have to do is sit back and enjoy. She takes care of the rest.

Please take a moment to visit her website at to view her latest work and see her passion and professionalism on display. Feel free to send her a message too. Melanie would love to hear from you.