Wednesday, October 15, 2014




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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Your Destination Wedding in Kiama

With sandy beaches, lush green hinterland and a beautiful harbor, Kiama is an idyllic location for a destination wedding. It is situated 119 km south of Sydney and has a truly unique landscape, perfect for your wedding photos. If you are planning to tie the knot in this beautiful place, Kiama Visitor Information Centre will provide all important information you might need and introduce you to the best wedding venues and services in the area including celebrants, photographers, reception centres, hairdressers, catering services and more. They are also giving out copies of Illawarra & Southern Highland issue of The Bride’s Diary® which you can use as your guide and source of inspiration while planning your special day.

Kiama has plenty to offer with its heritage and rich natural beauty that bursts with colour. It has gorgeous ceremony locations as well as reception venues and your guests will certainly be fascinated with your choice of destination. You can exchange your vows on the beach, in a rainforest or in a historical church and then have a glamorous reception in one of Kiama’s beautiful function spaces.

Visit Kiama Visitor Information Centre to find out more.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Bridal Open Day Brunch

You’re invited to view the multi-award winning venue Novotel Wollongong Northbeach at their Bridal Open Day Brunch on Saturday August 30th from 9am - 11am. Bubbles and brunch provided

Drop in and view Novotel Wollongong Northbeach's award winning Wedding venue. Showcasing their romantic rooms, styled up to their full potential. Boasting a rooftop terrace, spacious reception rooms with natural light and spectacular ocean views, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is the perfect choice for your wedding day.

With bubbles and brunch provided, bring along your bridesmaids and family and see if your magical day will be held at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach!

Contact our Wedding Planner on 02 4224 3136 or for further information.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Bridal Open Day Brunch

Join the team at at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach for brunch and bubbles as they showcase their spectacular wedding venue in style! Boasting a rooftop terrace, spacious reception rooms with natural light and spectacular ocean views, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is the perfect choice for your wedding day.

The Bridal Open Day Brunch is on Saturday April 5th from 10:00am till 1:00pm. Drop in, have a glass of bubbles, light snacks and take a look at just how breathtaking the reception rooms really are.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach - Bridal open day brunch

You are invited to enjoy a champagne brunch at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach  showcasing there spectacular wedding venue in style. Boasting a rooftop terrace, spacious reception rooms with natural light and spectacular ocean views, the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is the perfect choice for your wedding day.

Let the Novetel show you next Saturday March 1st 10am-12pm just how amazing they can make your special day, drop in, have a glass of bubbles, light snacks and take a look at just how breathtaking there reception rooms really are. 

For any further queries please contact their dedicated Wedding Planner, Amanda Floro on 02 4224 3136 (Tue - Sat) or email

Visit Novotel Wollongong Northbeach or their Facebook page.

Organise Your Wedding With Owl + Pussycat Events

With more than 10 years of experience of organising over 200 different private, corporate and community events, Owl + Pussycat Events is a great choice if you want a truly unique wedding experience. The team is passionate about styling glamorous events and simply adore weddings! It is this love for the job that makes their work so special. 

Once you assign them to organise your wedding they will do everything from choosing a venue and a theme, decorating the space with lighting and flower arrangements, organising a hens night and making sure that nothing goes wrong on your wedding day. They will even take care for the day after if you want them to and provide delicious brunch for your guests as well as bedroom snacks for bride and groom. 

What makes Owl + Pussycat Events so different is that they are incredibly meticulous and detail oriented, inventive and, most importantly, they never recycle their original ideas!

Owl + Pussycat Events are featured in the 2014 Illawarra edition of The Bride’s Diary® out early April. 

Visit Owl + Pussycat Events or their Facebook page.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wedding Open Day Solar at Springs Retreat

Solar Springs Retreat, located at Bundanoon in the picturesque New South Wales Southern Highlands, will host their first ever Wedding Open Day from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday 2 February. This is a unique opportunity to experience Solar Springs' very special brand of wedding day magic.

You are invited to enjoy champagne and canapés whilst exploring the venue and gardens, 
which will be beautifully themed for a wedding. Solar Springs' historic rotunda will be decorated for an intimate outdoor ceremony, and stunning bridal table settings will be on display in the dining room. 

A range of guest rooms will also be open for viewing. Solar Springs offers accommodation for up to 40 guests, with other accommodation options available nearby. Their dining room features stunning views and seats up to 80 guests. A marquee can be erected to accommodate larger weddings. 

Specialist local suppliers will be exhibiting on the day, giving you the opportunity to arrange every facet of your wedding: from the celebrant, to stunning hair and makeup, music, glorious floral bouquets and decadent cakes. You can also meet with Solar Springs Wedding Coordinator Fiona Razavet and Sue Collier to discuss your requirements.

Hatted French chef, François Razavet has created an inspired menu, and is happy to help you select delectable offerings for you canapé, lunch or dinner reception.

To RSVP or for further information, email Fiona or call Solar Springs Retreat on (02) 4883 6027. 

Visit Solar Springs Retreat or see their Facebook page.