Friday, April 29, 2011

JettyBlue Photography

Jetty Blue Photography is a boutique and dedicated photography studio located in Sydney's Sutherland Shire. It is one of the Shire's leading photography studios, specialising in Wedding and portrait photography. JettyBlue Photography covers the Sutherland Shire, Sydney metro, Wollongong and the Illawarra region, south coast, blue mountains, snowy mountains, central coast and international destinations. With competitive pricing & packages, JettyBlue's Wedding and Portrait Photography is second to none.

Visit JettyBlue Photography

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Soho Images

Soho Images is a small boutique photography studio based in the heart of Kiama. They photograph beautiful weddings and here are a few of our favourite images…


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Piato Grand


Piato Grand offers a fabulous, vibrant setting, with modern decor that is perfectly suited for any wedding reception. It is centrally located in the heart of Wollongong, just three minutes from the beach.

Piato Grand are also situated opposite the Medina Executive, which offers perfect accommodation choices for you and your guests. In addition to the superb reception room Piato Grand also have a lounge and bar area. They have a full wedding package which includes a dance floor, decorations, MC, etc.

Packages start from $45 per head or a custom package is available to suit your budget and requirements. Your reception can be tailored to be as relaxed or as formal as you desire. Piato Grand's wedding co-ordinator offers a personal and professional approach that assures the success of your wedding day. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cupcakes for Poppy

Cupcakes for Poppy is a boutique business dedicated to providing beautiful, bespoke cakes and cupcakes for the Illawarra and the Southern Highlands. If you are searching for a cake that looks and tastes amazing, Cupcakes for Poppy is right for you! Make an appointment with Cupcakes for Poppy for your wedding cake, experience their design process and taste some samples.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Diggies is a modern yet stylised beachside cafe, serving great grinders coffee and some seriously yummy breakfast and lunch dishes. Diggies has a refreshing spin on classic beach food that includes a popular Juice Bar put together carefully by talented Chef Nigel Farry.

Diggies is perfect for wine tasting dinners, cocktail parties, champagne breakfasts, exhibitions, launches, corporate breakfasts and lunches, birthdays, Christmas parties and even your wedding.

Visit Diggies

Monday, April 18, 2011

Trenz Boutique


Located in Wollongong with a range of beautiful bridal gowns including designs from Essense and Elizabeth de Varga as well as other designers, this premier bridal house prides itself on attention to detail and personalised service.

Whether you’re searching for something serenely simple or exquisitely intricate, the highly trained staff will spare no effort when it comes to finding your dream wedding gown. Choosing your bridal gown is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and with a reputation for quality and friendly service, a visit to Trenz Boutique is essential in finding your perfect gown.

Trenz also stock a range of formal, bridesmaids’ gowns, flower girls’ dresses, veils, tiaras, jewellery, and many more items for your big day. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cake Topper by Weddingstar


Complement your romantic beach setting with a beautifully crafted and equally enchanting cake topper. Exquisitely detailed down to the heart drawn in the sand with her delicate finger.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

City Beach Function Centre


Located on Wollongong's sensational sandy beaches, City Beach Function Centre combines the contemporary, with the gentle ambiance and beauty of the ocean.

City Beach Function Centre provides professional, innovative service and facilities to couples wanting an individualised and enchanting wedding reception. We offer superior consultation and organisation of all aspects of the reception.

City Beach Function Centre has contemporary state of the art facilities, picturesque views, a relaxed atmosphere, focus on high quality service and delectable food, and their commitment to maintaining professional standards sets this venue apart from all other wedding function centres.

During your celebrations enjoy floor to ceiling glass with undisturbed views, fibre-optic lighting that alters throughout the evening, excellent service and divine food. Finally a luxury venue in the heart of Wollongong for those who know they deserve nothing less than the absolute very best.

City Beach Function Centre has a end of year wedding special with huge savings! They are offering couples the opportunity to book the remaining dates available during the months of September, October, November & December 2011. Normally $115pp, book your wedding reception for a Friday/Sunday for $85pp* or a Saturday for $95pp*.

Package includes:
- Complimentary 1 Nights Accommodation in an Executive Suite at The Chifley Hotel with breakfast included (valued at $475)
- Canapés on Arrival
- 3 Course Gourmet Plated Meal
- 5 Hour Beverage Package
- Chair Covers with Crystal Gold Organza Sash
- Elegant Hurricane Centre Pieces
- Stylish Wedding Cake (valued at $150)
- Disc Jockey for 5 Hour Duration
- Master of Ceremony for 5 Hour Duration
- Room Hire with Exclusive Balcony offering Spectacular Ocean Views for 5 Hour Duration

*Bookings based on a minimum of 80 adults in the Ocean Room & 130 adults in the Pearl Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Xceed Photography


Xceed Photography have a passion for photography and a passion for people. Theye will make sure your wedding day is captured with the care and understanding that will ensure your images and albums are treasured for many lifetimes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Fun at the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk


The Easter bunny will be at the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk to hand out eggs and play games with the kids. Exciting chocolate Easter egg hunts with the Easter Bunny are on Sat 23rd, Sun 24th and Mon 25th April at the Illawarra Fly Visitor Centre.

The Easter egg extravaganza starts at 11:00am and 2:00pm each day. Afterwards Easter Bunny will take a walk on the longest and highest steel canopy walk in the world. Not only can kids have fun over Easter, they get to learn about the rainforest with interpretive signage.

Visit Illawarra Fly for the Easter school holidays for loads of entertainment and fun.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Crooked River Winery

Crooked River Winery offers fantastic food, incredible wines, personalised customer service and spectacular views overlooking the vineyard from the mountains to the sea. Crooked River Winery vineyard is unique. It was established in 1998 in rich volcanic, alluvial soil, in Gerringong, South Coast NSW, Australia - a valley between the mountains and the sea. Crooked River Winery is a family owned and operated winery.

Choose from a delicious array of substantial canapés. At Crooked River Winery, you and your guests will revel in the unique pleasure of having exclusive access. Yours will be the only wedding there. Take advantage of the beautiful scenery for unique wedding photographs among the vineyards or by the ocean. Crooked River Winery specialise in weddings and functions for up to 200 guests, with weddings in the vineyard a particular favourite.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Luscious Bridal & Formal Boutique


What a bride will choose to wear on her wedding day will be one of the most important decisions of her life. All brides want to look and feel beautiful as they walk down the aisle and Luscious Bridal & Formal Boutique will help you find your dream wedding gown.

They can assist you with your individual style and unique taste by covering a vast range of styles, sizes and budgets, with gowns ranging from $300 to $3000. A full range of bridesmaids’ and flower girl gowns, jewellery and veils are in-store, or available to order.

Luscious Bridal & Formal Boutique pride themselves on friendly service and personalised attention to make you shine like a princess on your special day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Bayview Waters Function Centre

The Bayview Waters Function Centre invites you to experience the professional, friendly atmosphere overlooking the majestic waters of Jervis Bay. They have what is considered to be one of the best reputations on the South Coast for beach weddings at affordable prices.

The complete packages start at $70 per person (minimum 70 guests) and include a waterfront function room with views overlooking Jervis Bay, as well as pre-dinner platters on arrival, a three course meal, and beverage allowance including champagne for the toast.

The Bayview Waters Function Centre have many décor options available, including ceiling drapery, elegant chair covers with a range of sash colours to complement your event and a variety of centrepieces to choose from.

Guests 60 – 250 | Rooms 2 | Cuisine Contemporary Australian 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Wedding Open Day

You’re invited to view the multi-award winning venue Novotel Wollongong Northbeach at their next Wedding Open Day.

Be inspired by Novotel Wollongong Northbeach's spacious function rooms & stunning ocean views. Chat to their professional Wedding Planner about how they can make your wedding day extra special. Don't forget to ask about their fantastic winter wedding specials!

Date: Saturday 16 April 2011
Time: 10am - 2pm
Contact:  Amanda Floro, Wedding Planner p. 02 4224 3136 or e.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is one of Wollongong's most intimate wedding venues with an extensive range of rooms that include stunning ocean views, dance floors, soft lighting and the ability to "theme your dream" and make your special day an event to remember.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach has a range of elegant wedding reception rooms to suit the size of your wedding, so whether you are planning a lavish banquet or a small intimate affair, we have the facilities to cater for every occasion.
The Admirals Room
Is one of the most popular wedding reception rooms at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach. It features its own private terrace boasting stunning North Wollongong Beach and ocean views, perfect for pre-dinner drinks, and with floor to ceiling windows your guests will enjoy your special day in style and comfort. The Admirals Room can seat up to 100 guests.

The Norfolk Room 
Perfect for intimate receptions of between 60 & 100 guests. The room features direct views of the Pacific Ocean and Norfolk Pines, and has a small lobby area where guests can enjoy pre dinner drinks.

The Illawarra Room 
Is the second largest of our function rooms and features floor to ceiling windows with views over Wollongong Beach and out to the ocean and up the coast. There is a large pre-function area with natural light and seats 100 – 160 guests.

The Grand Ballroom
The magnificent Grand Ballroom has 3.9m high ceilings and seats between 160 – 400 guests. There is a large, elegant pre-function area with lots of natural light. When decorated, this room takes on the majesty of a palace for a fairytale wedding.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Beach Theme Wedding

These itmes from Weddingstar are just perfect for a beach theme wedding at one of the Illawrra's gorgeous beaches…

 A beach theme wedding will sparkle a little more with the shell shaped place card holder in silver. 

Complement a beach themed wedding with this sophisticated starfish cake topper. Pure white with white shells at its base. White bisque finish.
Whether it's a destination wedding or you're lucky enough to live near the water, these fabulous beach items will complement your wedding with style. Add a beach towel sticker and create unique place card holder.

With Fish Carved in the Glass Add instant tropical flavour with these carved glass tealight holders. The effect of the swimming fish will certainly contribute to a relaxing beach atmosphere.