Monday, October 31, 2011

Seacliff's Spring Menu

Dine at Wollongong’s newest premier venue Seacliff, overlooking the superb North Beach Wollongong. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. With a backdrop to die for and a delicious new spring menu you can’t go past Seacliff for a wonderful dining experience.
Visit Seacliff or call 02 4228 5410

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Aviator Lounge

Situated at the Illawarra Regional Airport, The Aviator Lounge offers a reception venue with a difference. With breathtaking sunsets and stunning escarpment views it makes for the perfect backdrop for your special day.
While The Aviator Lounge is not your typical wedding venue, their uniqueness will provide you with a memorable evening to celebrate your special day with your family and friends. Accommodating up to 120 guests, the  relaxed atmosphere and extensive high quality menu, means they are able to individually tailor every aspect of your wedding reception to meet your every requirement. The friendly and experienced staff will ensure your every detail is attended to.

For that extra special touch, why not be the envy of your guests, by arriving at the door by helicopter or plane, The staff at The Aviator Lounge would be happy to assist you in arranging this unique experience.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sposabella Bridal

Choose from Sposabella Bridal's vast range of unique designs to enhance your individual style whatever size and shape you may be. Picture yourself on your wedding day, then allow the team at Sposabella Bridal to share your dream and make it perfect. 

Sposabella Bridal stocks leading international labels such as Dememtrios, Pronovias, Peter Trends, Alfred Angelo and are Wollongong’s leading bridal retailer. Sposabella Bridal also have a variety of bride/groom and formal wear, exclusive bridal jewellery along with other bridal accessories.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The 2012 Illawarra/Southern Highlands Edition

We are delighted to announce the launch of the fabulous new 2012 Illawarra and Southern Highlands edition of The Bride’s Diary. With over 370 pages of great wedding ideas, it's our most stylish edition yet! And, we are also celebrating 10 years as the Illawarra and Southern Highlands' leading wedding magazine!

In this stunning 10th Anniversary edition you’ll find all the etiquette and advice you need to plan the perfect wedding, as well as the region's best wedding service providers, including photography, bridal fashion and accessories, reception venues, transport, and more.

In this edition you will find the opportunity to win a fabulous honeymoon to Sanctuary Rarotonga & Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Cook Islands, valued at $7700.00! You simply must enter!

Other features include:
• A new and improved What’s New section where we review the latest fab products
• Stunning Real Life Wedding profiles sure to inspire
• The Art of Romance – our superb jewellery feature
• Great styling ideas – 4 new divine colour themes
• Stunning reception venues
• Photographer’s favourite wedding image for 2012
• Australia’s most comprehensive wedding planner – also new and improved!
• Calendars, notes, checklists
• and so much more…

Our annual decorating shoot feature four gorgeous seasonal colour themes that will help you plan the perfect wedding, no matter what season your special day will be held in. If you are planning a spring wedding you are sure to be inspired by Spring Carnival – our vibrant and vivid red and white theme. Our Summer Soirée theme will inspire the contemporary bride with fresh and modern styling in hues of grey and yellow. Autumn is a fabulous season for a rich and striking palette, and our Autumn Morning theme brings you warm, inviting colours for a wedding breakfast theme. Or for a winter wedding our Winter Banquet theme indulges the senses with a sumptuous colour palette and rich textures.

With over 370 inspirational pages, The Bride’s Diary is a ‘must-have’ publication for anyone planning a wedding in the Illawarra or Southern Highlands of New South Wales, so be sure to drop in to your local newsagent or visit our online store to order your copy today.

Visit The Bride's Diary to find out more about the new edition, including details on how you can get a copy today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Romantic Wedding Cake Topper

The Picture of wedded bliss in hand painted porcelain. An imaginative cake or cup cake tower top. This relaxed, barefoot couple will make all your guests smile as they lean in for a kiss!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

South Coast Wedding Planners and Events

Too many brides-to-be become stressed and frustrated when planning their wedding day and trying to juggle commitments of everyday life. South Coast Wedding Planners and Events will help you to create your dream wedding day. They can handle every aspect of the day so you can relax and enjoy your big day, stress free.

South Coast Wedding Planners and Events will endeavour to ensure that every element of your wedding is of the finest quality. They will listen to what you want and work closely with you to achieve the wedding that you’ve always dreamed of regardless of budget requirements. 

South Coast Wedding Planners and Events can do as little or as much of the planning as you like. The focus is to tailor a wedding that suits your taste, style and budget. With refined negotiation skills, you can be sure you're getting the best deals and value for your money.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bawley Bush Cottages

Hold your wedding at the secluded lakeside 4 star eco-retreat on the NSW South Coast. Bawley Bush Cottages is stylish, comfortable and self-catered with a rustic feel that compliments its bush setting. 

The Cockatoo Room is a multi-purpose unlicensed celebration, entertainment or seminar space for self-catered or contract-catered groups.The room is designed so you can use its features and the commercial kitchen next door to create the event experience you want.

The Cockatoo Room is surrounded by coastal forest, lawns and gardens and overlooking Lake Willinga. It's grounds with lakeside view have now been chosen by many brides and grooms as the perfect place for their outdoor wedding and indoor reception. The room holds up to 80 guests seated up to 18- guests for a cocktail style reception.  

Bawley Bush Cottages offers south coast accommodation that is private and romantic but also great for couples, families and large groups. There is a variety of cottages that can comfortably sleep a group of 30-35 people so can continue your celebrations across the entire weekend.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Minimbah Farm Cottages

Minimbah Farm is a wonderful 150 acre property providing quality farmstay accommodation in one of the most stunning locations in Australia, the pristine and scenic Kangaroo Valley. Boasting some of the best views on offer in the valley, Kangaroo Valley is just 30 minutes to the beach and 40 minutes to the Southern Highlands. 

Whether you want to get away to relax, have fun and join with friends and family, or if you are planning to hold a large gathering such as weddings or corporate events Minimbah Farm will go far in exceeding your highest expectations. 

The farm and the self contained cottages are in a totally serene and private setting well away from the main road. Minimbah Farm has simply amazing views and is abundant in domestic animals and wildlife.

Minimbah Farm provides an amazing place for your wedding reception and ceremony. The property has an abundance of options to provide the perfect country venue and make your big day an occasion you will never forget. 

Minimbah Farm’s event marquee provides an all weather setting with absolutely stunning views of the beautiful golden escarpments of Upper Kangaroo River. It caters for up to 284 guests standing or 157 guests seated.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mimosa Wines

Nestled in the vineyard with stunning views across the mountains on the picturesque far south coast of NSW, Mimosa Wines is an ideal setting for your wedding day. 

The newly constructed building provides a beautiful, private venue. The building has floor-to-ceiling windows, polished floorboards, a Tuscan style courtyard, open fireplace and comfortable seating, creating a mood of warmth and intimacy. 

The 240 acre property is more than just a venue for your wedding, its an experience for you and your guests. Mimosa Wines has 2 self contained private cottages close to the reception centre, perfect for the bridal party, family or friends to prepare for the big day. A studio apartment attached to the reception area is available for the bride and groom for the day of the wedding and the wedding night.

Mimosa Wines’s menu incorporates locally grown food including seasonal produce, including award-winning oysters, crayfish, fish, meats and cheese.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat

Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat is a secluded and unspoiled river property located in NSW’s picturesque Kangaroo Valley. The natural bushland setting offers an intimate and unique country setting for your wedding. Located just two hours from Sydney and Canberra, Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat is a one-of-kind venue.

Celebrate your wedding with friends and family over the entire weekend. Book exclusive use of the property, accommodation and all on-site facilities to share with your friends and family for a truly memorable weekend of celebrations. Accommodating up to 68 guests on-site, and with a range of outdoor activities for your guests recreation and enjoyment.

Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat can put you in touch with the best local service providers including celebrants and florists. There is also an in house caterer that will liaise with you to make your special day as memorable and stress-free as possible. 

There is a choice of magnificent natural venues to hold your wedding ceremony – from the distinctive cathedral-like rock cavity to the beautiful deck overlooking the valley. 

The function room adjoining the main guest lodge is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. With seating for 90 to 120 guests, serviced by a magnificent new industrial kitchen that can cater for up to 200 guests. Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat has everything you need to host a very special wedding celebration for your friends and family that can continue long into the night! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Photo Frame Coaster From Weddingstar

This double pack of photo frame coasters from Weddingstar is the perfect thank you gift for your guests. It features two charming baroque mirror frames, one with black detailing and the other white. Each coaster has a slot on the bottom in which you can insert the picture of your choice and are presented in a beautiful custom gift box.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Melbourne Cup Day at The Lagoon Restaurant

The Lagoon Restaurant is famous for Melbourne Cup Day, and this year they are honoured to have Susie Eleman host the Melbourne Cup festivities. There will be fashions on the field, lots of prizes to be won, sweeps, betting and much, much more. Cost is $115pp including a 4 course menu (bread, entree, main, dessert and Petit Fors).