Friday, March 30, 2012

Liza Emanuele In My Dreams Collection

Earlier this week Liza Emanuele launched her exclusive Emanuele Bride Collection-to-Order called In My Dreams. The stunning collection, made up of ready-to-wear and demi-couture pieces, is the second collection-to-order range released by the Adelaide designer and offers a variety of styles, fabrics and detailing to suit all tastes and body sizes.

This collection presents an affordable solution to girls who may be on a budget and can’t afford a couture gown, but still want the luxurious and stunning dress they have always dreamed of.

“I see no reason why a girl with a budget for her wedding dress, can’t have something that is a lot more than “ordinary.” These gowns have been inspired by love, and I know the girls who want to be an Emanuele Bride will love wearing them! What began as a dream has turned into an exquisite collection that exudes beauty, elegance and glamour. Great style is always timeless. My new collection is designed to WOW and gives brides a look that is fresh, effortless and enduring,” says Liza Emanuele.

Precious fabrics, superior workmanship and clever details showcase the designers’ signature style, using luxurious fabrics, the most beautiful laces and handmade embellishments sourced from across the globe. Each gown has a different personality and has been given an Italian name that inspired the design, such as; Sirena (Mermaid), Luce (Light) and Moda (Fashion).

Call the showroom on 08 8377 7884 or email to make your appointment.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Festival Function Centre

Festival Function Centre is one of Adelaide’s leading wedding reception venues. Located only 10 minutes from the CBD, with ample free parking, Festival Function Centre can accommodate from 30 to 1600 guests across 3 function rooms. 

The Festival Functions Group, multi-award winning caterers, have won best Independent Caterer since 2002. They pride themselves on hosting memorable and exceptional weddings no matter how big or small. 

From the very first meeting Festival Function Centre's Function Co-ordinators will provide you with a detailed description of all the packages available or a package can be tailor made to suit your taste, needs and budget. They will present you with a wide selection of dishes to choose from, including beverage packages, as well as a selection of chair covers and table centre pieces for each guest table.
The Festival Function Centre professional team will be there from start to finish ensuring that you and your guests are pampered and indulged throughout the whole evening.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3CM Photography

In today’s fast paced and technologically innovative days, anyone can pick up a digital camera and call themselves a wedding photographer. Why risk your most precious wedding day to someone like that? 

3CM Photography are not just wedding photographers, they are photo artists. 3CM Photography's experienced professional photographers have a creative eye for detail and a flair for the dramatic, they are most qualified team you need on your special day. 

With 3CM Photography you will never feel like a “number” in a long queue, they build themselves around your needs with a level of satisfaction that will exceed your expectations. 

3CM Photography pride themselves on their high level of client satisfaction and excellent value. 3CM Photography have in house make-up artists, hairdressers, photo retouch artists, invitation card design and printing, and even wedding dress rentals – all with the intent to make a part of your wedding day less stressful and more enjoyable. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shrubs Design

For invitations that combine understated style with design-savvy aesthetics look no further than Shrubs Design, emerging Adelaide based design boutique specialising in bespoke wedding invitations and stationery. From bold, eye-catching patterns to stunning minimalist designs, Shrubs Design is sure to impress the modern bride with their fresh and simple approach to invitations. 

Since 2008, graphic artist and owner, Michelle Fogden, has brought her flair and passion for contemporary art to the wedding industry through her invitation designs. Inspired by current décor trends along with artists such as Margaret Preston and Florence Broadhurst, her range showcases a mixture of vibrant, colour-popping floral patterns juxtaposed with simple, clean lines and elegant, subtle tones. An invitation by Shrubs Design is, quite simply, unique. 

Made with the finest card stock and using professional digital printing processes, Shrubs Design delivers high end, boutique invitations. Complimentary samples can be mailed to clients upon request – you’ll fall in love with the little work of art that arrives in the mail! 

A range of styles is available, from postcards to folded cards or, for a more formal look, the pocket style invitation is a current popular trend, particularly if you require matching inserts such as an RSVP card, Map, Gift Idea or Information card, all of which can be co-ordinated to match your invitation. And it doesn’t end there – create impact on the day with matching place cards, bomboniere tags, menus, labels, table numbers, candle wraps and cake wraps. The possibilities are endless! 

A convenient, online ordering service is offered for busy couples. Alternatively, a more personalised consultation can be arranged to discuss your requirements and ideas in detail. Either way, you will be guided with Michelle’s expert skills and become an integral part of the entire process to ensure your invitations exceed your expectations. 

Existing designs can be customised to reflect the style and theme of your wedding day. Or for those with a particular idea in mind, bespoke designs are created based on your very own design brief - an area Shrubs Design excels in. 

Michelle is delighted by the number of couples who contact her after their wedding to compliment her on their customised wedding stationery: “Brides often make contact to tell me how impressed their family and friends were upon receiving their invitation in the mail. It’s important to me that my invitations create excitement. If my designs can inspire guests to compliment the bride and groom on their stationery choice, then I have succeeded in doing my job well!” 

Shrubs Design is fast becoming the popular choice among couples looking for ‘something a little bit different’ and making contact at least 6 weeks prior to the date you wish to send your invitations is recommended to ensure your booking. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Atmosphere Events

With an extensive range of decorative and statement pieces for your dream wedding, the team at Atmosphere Events will work with you to tailor and deliver a unique and inspiring setting. 

Whether your event is being held at the beach, in a garden, marquee, function centres or private residence, Atmosphere Events can transform any space. They have a stunning assortment of furniture including seating, drapery, lighting, centrepieces and illuminated bars and are renowned in the Adelaide event industry for invaluable knowledge of events and venues.  

Atmosphere Events brings your ideas to life by working with you from concept to the time your guests begin to arrive. 

With an ever-expanding collection that includes our famous Louis Ghost chairs, lavish chaise lounges, modern sofas, stylish stools and chic ottomans, Atmosphere Events can provide the perfect look for your wedding. The unique collection of furniture is a mix of new, designer pieces and gorgeously restored one off vintage items. Whether it is the traditional seated function, a relaxed cocktail wedding, or an event with a unique theme, Atmosphere Events deliver with confidence. 

Offering a never ending menu of options, from chandeliers to LED illuminated furniture; Atmosphere Events can provide everything for a dazzling event. The experienced team will style your lighting options of choice into your vision, creating the ideal ambience.  

Atmosphere Events can create magical courtyards with picket fences and topiary plants or turn function centres into a bright, modern space. A simple garden can become a stylish, intimate setting for a traditional ceremony. Atmosphere Events will see your event through from beginning to end, to ensure a smooth and perfected experience. 

With a long list of venues and an extensive record of events, the team has done it all. Knowledge of where, who and, most importantly, how is the reason why Atmosphere Events continue to be in strong demand for wedding planners across South Australia. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Beauty Spot Salons


Brides-to-be if you are in need of a little pampering or pre-wedding beauty treatments, Beauty Spot Salons offers a range of professional treatments and packages that can be tailored to each individual’s needs. 

Beauty Spot Salons emphasis is on high quality, professional treatments that are affordable and leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalised. Specialising in a variety of treatments including waxing, tanning, tinting, massage, facials, microdermabrasion, in-depth skin treatments, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Beauty Spot Salons treatment rooms are designed to provide complete comfort and privacy so you can enjoy and relax. 
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
IPL therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can correct skin conditions and permanently reduce body hair. It can correct a variety of skin conditions such as facial skin imperfections, birthmarks, small veins and some scarring. Permanent hair reduction using IPL offers a non-invasive solution to unwanted hair on the face, legs, underarms, bikini line (including xxx), back and chest. It effectively treats unwanted hair on all skin types. 
Unwind and relax with an amazing oil massage by our massage therapists. Beauty Spot Salons will tailor the message to your needs so that you leave feeling revitalised. The team can also create special treatment and wedding packages.   

Enjoy deep olive tones in less than two hours using proudly Australian made and the highest grade organic tanning ingredients. Containing the anti-oxidant rich Kakadu Plum, Vitamin E and Allantoin, leaving you with a glowing and flawless finish for your special day.

Teeth whitening
Get a whiter and brighter looking smile with Beauty Spot Salons new teeth whitening machine. Your teeth can get 2-8 shades lighter in only 20 minutes using a LED light which is positioned to focus its energy directly onto the mouth piece. The procedure is safe, quick and painless.
A range of waxing treatments for the face and body such as eyebrows, upper and lower lip, arms, underarms, stomach, bikini and legs.   

Other Treatments
A range of other treatments available including manicures, pedicures, eyelash tinting and eyebrow tinting. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tiara’s Jewellery

Tiara’s Jewellery is a family-owned business, operated since 1984 by Jacky Hutchens, a certified appraiser and gemmologist, and son Brett, a manufacturing jeweller. 

Tiara’s Jewellery stock a large range of freshwater cultured pearls that can be used to create a matching necklet and earrings suitable for the bride-to-be, bridesmaids or mother of the bride/groom. All are available in a variety of colours to match any colour theme.
The well-known brand, Pandora, has several collections of jewellery suitable for weddings and these are stocked by Tiara’s Jewellery who are classified as a “Gold” stockist. Wedding and engagement rings can be handcrafted to your design, or talk to Jacky Hutchens, or her very knowledgeable and experienced staff, who will help you to create something individual and unique.
Original, handcrafted jewellery doesn’t have to have a high price tag. Tiara’s Jewellery can make your special day that much more memorable.

145 The parade, norwood SA 5067 | 08 8332 3166 |

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Caleche Bridal House's Coco Gown

We have fallen in love with the stunning Coco gown from Caleche Bridal House. Featuring a striking mermaid silhouette covered in silk chiffon ruffles and finished with a black belt, this gown is simply stunning!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vintage Charm at River Murray

We love the gorgeous wedding of Renee and Shannon Moldovan featured in the latest edition of The Bride's Diary…

Renee & Shannon Moldovan • 30th Cctober, 2010

Although Renee and Shannon both attended Renmark high school, they were a year apart in age and their paths rarely crossed. However, several years later that changed. 

Both Shannon and Renee’s sisters were living in Adelaide, and Renee, still based in Renmark, often visited her sister. Convinced that Renee and Shannon were right for each other, Renee’s sister and mother joined forces with Shannon’s sister, intent on instigating a little bit of romance. It worked! Renee and Shannon started dating, and for the next three-and-a-half years, took turns to drive the six-hour return journey to see one another on weekends. 

Three months after Renee moved to Adelaide to live with Shannon, the couple went to a wine festival with friends when early one morning, Shannon suggested they go for a pre-breakfast walk. Noticing a koala in a tree, Renee, a keen photographer, was busy taking snaps when, to her complete surprise, Shannon pulled a ring box out of his pocket. Realising what was about to happen, she burst into tears, the koala completely forgotten. 

Blessed with perfect weather, Renee and Shannon’s wedding day was idyllic. They chose to exchange their vows under the big red gums on the banks of the River Murray at Renee’s parent’s property. 

Renee and her girls dressed at her parent’s home, while Shannon and his groomsmen had a relaxed morning on a houseboat. 

Renee’s mother, a dressmaker, created Renee’s gorgeous satin dress, with its beautiful ivory lace overlay and hand-beaded bodice and hemline from Renee’s sketches. Renee’s mother also attached a piece of her own wedding dress fabric into the gown’s lining. 

Renee’s father walked her down the aisle to All You Need Is Love from Love Actually and the couple signed the Registry seated at Renee’s old primary school desk. 

The reception was held at the Renmark Club, which the couple decorated with tea light candles, candelabra and fairy lights. They danced their bridal waltz to If This is It by Newton Faulkner, a special song they had chosen because they knew there would be plenty of moments that day they would have liked to have frozen in time. 

Their rich chocolate mud wedding cake was served as dessert with mango and native rosella flower flavoured gelato made by Renee’s uncle, and for their bomboniere, the couple chose mouth-watering pieces of gourmet rocky road made with love by Shannon, Renee, and her matron of honour. 

Ceremony Venue Templeton Riverbank
Reception Venue
Wedding Rings
Bridal Gown Made by mother
Bridal Shoes
Bridesmaids' Gowns Made by mother
Men's Suits
Hair Stylist
Decorations Simply Events, 08 8582 5100
Entertainment Harmony DJ Entertainment, 0438 841 364
Bomboniere Homemade gourmet rocky road

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Your Reception in the Vineyard

If you're looking for a vineyard venue with a delightful difference, think South Australia. This state has it all. Romantic and picturesque wedding locations, two superb botanical gardens that offer stunning wedding photo opportunities, accommodation options and a selection of fine wines and fabulous local produce.

Located in the Adelaide region are some seriously special vineyards wedding and reception venues. From the Murray Valle, Riverland, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley, each area offers its own unique features and variety of delightful vineyards in which to hold your wedding ceremony and/or reception.

Here are some of BD's favourite vineyard wedding and reception venues…

Seppeltsfield Winery's impeccable gardens and grounds will provide the perfect background for your special day and opportunities for unique wedding photographs. Built in 1890, the Dining Hall is the perfect venue to delight and entertain your guests. Creating a beautiful atmosphere for any type of event, the Dining Hall can comfortably seat 10 to 120 guests. The rustic Distillery can cater for up to 200 guests. The ambience of Seppeltsfield Estate will be sure to charm your guests at the heritage listed property in the Barossa.

Up to 200 | 08 8568 6217 |

Grand Cru Estate's courtyard area, beautiful gardens and spectacular lake are filled with provincial charm and offer an ideal location for an intimate and unique ceremony. The traditional stone buildings were built by Peter Seppelt himself and are situated around the peaceful grounds where your guests are able to enjoy the open space and rural tranquility. The Wine Store provides a romantic atmosphere amongst the wine barrels and glowing candelabra, perfect for a formal reception. For a cocktail function the iconic Grand Cru Tower and Cellar Room provide the perfect setting in which to enjoy scrumptious wood oven pizzas and other tasty treats.
Up to 120 | 08 8568 2452 | 

Situated in the heart of the famous Barossa Valley, Jacobs Creek Retreat at Moorooroo Park is a privately owned property offering luxurious accommodation, boutique wines, and intimate weddings. From a cocktail garden soirée to a formal eight course degustation with matching wines produced in the Barossa Valley. Sit down with the head chef and discuss your own perfect menu, getting advice on seasonal produce and wine matching. The property also boasts seven individually appointed luxury suites, set in the historic stone buildings scattered throughout the gardens. All of the suites are uniquely designed and furnished to create a world of pure relaxation and tranquillity.

08 8563 1123 |  

St Francis Winery is situated on five acres overlooking Lake Carew Reynell. Its picturesque grounds and manicured lawns are ideal for garden ceremonies and create endless photo opportunities. Your reception is specially catered for in the historic winery building (circa 1852) with four reception rooms to choose from. Whether it’s small and intimate or a grand event, sit down or cocktail, each individual bride is catered for with the utmost attention to detail. St Francis Winery also offers 3.5 star accommodation with 41 suites for you and your guests. A wedding at St Francis Winery will provide you and your guests an unforgettable experience any time of the year. 

Up to 150 | 08 8322 2246 | 

Saltram Wine Estate is located in the Barossa Valley just a short drive from Adelaide. Established in 1859, the estate combines the old age charm of the original winery with modern facilities and contemporary styling. Three indoor function rooms include Dolan’s Den is an elegant, intimate room featuring wooden floors, ambient lighting and an exclusive entrance through the barrel hall, the Grey Floor function room is contemporary and versatile with an impressive cathedral roof draped with white silk panels and The Mamre Brook gardens feature Mamre Brook Homestead, Saltram’s ancient pepper tree and garden beds full of colourful roses, creating the perfect setting for an outside ceremony.

Up to 150 | 08 8561 0212 |

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Laurel Tree

The Laurel Tree has over 12 years of experience in wedding invitations. They have a large range of beautiful invitations featuring beaded cards, lace, crystals, diamantes, silk flowers, leaves, tassels and beautiful embossed papers. Or large range of papers, card, ribbons and trims for DIY invitations. For something different from all the rest, come in and browse our large showroom and see for yourself.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lady Liz Bridal

Lady Liz Bridal was established in 1984, and has been a reckoned force within the bridal industry. The team pride themselves on their friendly and professional service without the atmosphere of a pressurised sale. The team are professional bridal consultants with the expertise to make you look breathtaking on your special day. 

Lady Liz Bridal have a fantastic range of bridal gowns to suit all budgets and have an extensive range of both high fashion and traditional bridal gowns in a variety of fabrics and sizes. Lady Liz Bridal are able to co-ordinate your wedding with your bridesmaids’ dresses to complement your bridal gown beautifully. 

The designer label ‘The Liz Look’, features gowns made exclusively by Lady Liz Bridal. Giving brides-to-be the advantage of having an exclusive and unique wedding at a reasonable price.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Stamford Grand Adelaide

Stamford Grand Adelaide, located on the absolute waterfront at Glenelg, is reminiscent of the graciousness and splendor of the Victorian era, and offers a new dimension in wedding facilities. 

The hotel features several rooms that offer floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light and gorgeous ocean and coastal views from the balcony. The charm and elegance of the Grand Ballroom will create a timeless experience for your reception, or if you prefer a more intimate affair, the moseley, Hindmarsh and Colley rooms can cater up to 70 guests. 

The wedding packages have a range of inclusions, from chair covers and centre-pieces of your choice, a complimentary limousine transfer, to a complimentary wedding night suite for the bride and groom and special accommodation rates for your guests. 

With five-star food and service, your choice of personalised menus, plenty of honeymoon suites, luxury accommodation and a dedicated wedding co-ordinator – you can’t go past the Stamford Grand Adelaide.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers

Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers are renowned for exquisite jewellery, unique design and attention to detail. Boasting a highly capable team of designers, jewellers and gemmologists, Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers have an impressive 50 years of success.

The studio houses a stunning selection of jewellery, however our specialty lies in creating custom-made engagement and wedding rings to perfectly suit each couple’s tastes and budget. Starting with a one-on-one consultation, the team will make a detailed drawing or computer aided design of your ring so that you can visualise the piece before it is made.
You may also select a perfectly cut diamond from Andrew’s hand-picked collection, to be set in your precious metal of choice, ensuring your jewellery will hold its beauty and brilliance for an eternity.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Silvestri’s of Clarendon


Set in the beautiful valley township of Clarendon, Silvestri’s of Clarendon is a skillful blend of contemporary design and heritage features.  

The 140-year-old facilities are truly luxurious. They have been transformed with million-dollar renovations and include the Restaurant Dining Room, Ballroom, separate cocktail bar, designer bathrooms, large sandstone terrace, wine cellar and an elaborate European-style Topiary Garden. 

The property’s entrance is framed with stately wrought iron gates, lending the restaurant building, and its manicured gardens, the presence of an exclusive private estate. The Restaurant Dining Room can cater for up to 40 seated guests. Small, yet grand, this elegant room is perfect for intimate dining. It features neutral décor, gold-framed mirrors and Louis XVI chairs.

For spring and summer, French doors open onto the sandstone terrace and in winter, two open fireplaces will add extra warmth and romance to your special occasion. 

The Ballroom evokes an atmosphere of modern glamour and elegance. Surrounded by glass doors opening onto the sandstone terrace, it overlooks the eight-metre long waterfall and beautiful gardens.

The room features Italian designed white leather upholstered chairs and comes equipped with luxuries, including air-conditioning, underfloor heating, an integrated sound system and computerised lighting to help you achieve the perfect ambience. Up to 140 guests can be seated and larger receptions of 210 guests can easily be catered for by extending onto the Terrace.