Friday, December 13, 2013

Southern Highlands Wine Time

WINE TIME ... it's an exciting new festival for the Southern Highlands.

Destination Southern Highlands in conjunction with Southern Highlands Food & Wine will launch this exciting festival on the 26 February 2014. Designed to showcase the Highlands as a key food and wine destination, the festival will run until 23 March 2014. 

WINE TIME commences with the Dan Murphy Australian Highlands Wine Show on 26 and 27 February (the third annual national wine show for wines produced from grapes grown in Australia at an altitude of over 500 meters), and the inaugural Australian Cider Awards, a new national competition for Australian ciders, on 28 February, 

On 9 March, the Southern Highlands will welcome Australia’s leading wine and travel writers for Wine & Wickets. Hosted by the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, the event will be played at Bradman Oval. 

And guaranteed to become hugely popular, the Australian Highlands Wine Show Top 40 Public Tasting will take centre stage at Bowral Memorial Hall on  Saturday 15 March. This event will include tastings of all the Dan Murphy Australian Highland Wine Show award winners, plus the chance to meet the wine makers and sample delicious canapés featuring local produce.

Other exciting events and displays are in the pipeline, and special accommodation packages will be available for visitors wanting to stay for a weekend or longer. 

For more WINE TIME information visit Destination Southern Highlandsemail them or call 02 4871 2888. 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

While your wedding day is definitely all about the two of you and the story of your love, there are a number of legal matters that you should be aware of and comply with - and the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages is there to help you with all the information that you will need. 

For example, did you know that your marriage may cancel your will? That for it to be legal, the Registry must register the full details of your marriage within 14 days of your ceremony? Or, that once you decide to marry you are required to give a marriage celebrant at least one month notice (and not more than 18 months notice) of an intended date of marriage?

To ensure that your marriage complies with all the legal requirements, put a visit to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages at the top of your 'to do' list. The Registry's informative website provides a wealth of information on all the official aspects of your wedding ceremony, as well as links to other relevant sites.

If you would prefer to speak to one of their friendly representatives call 13 77 88 (1300 555 727 if you are hearing or speech impaired), or email them your query, making sure to include your full name, address and a contact number so that they can answer you as promptly and accurately as possible.

Visit NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

Michelle Armour Photographer

Michelle Armour Photographer offers modern, contemporary wedding photography with a gorgeously creative twist.

As principal photographer, Michelle shoots in a mix of candid, photojournalistic, high fashion, glamour and traditional styles. It's your wedding and your look - and Michelle is happy to oblige. You pick the style, and you pick the flexible wedding photography package that suits you and your wedding day.

When your special day is over, you will probably want four things: great art for your walls, an album that tells your story, all your images so that you can share every last wonderful memory with your family and friends, and a wedding day video that isn't boring. Michelle Armour Photographer can deliver all of that and more.

Michelle has been awarded in international photographic competitions, has won and been placed in many Australian competitions, and maintains an absolutely professional approach to her work. From the actual capture of your images to their speedy delivery, you can be sure of the highest possible quality.

If you would like further information, email or give the studio a call - 0429 191 953 or 02 6492 6490 - to see if your date is available.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Angie's Photographics

The friendly and professional team at Angie's Photographics understand that your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life, and that all eyes will be on you.

Prior to the big day, you will have the opportunity to meet with your photographer to plan the magic - which will go a long way to reducing wedding day stress. This is your opportunity to discuss your ideas, the style of photography you like, the type of album you prefer, and any little details that will make your day special.

You won't want to miss one moment of your special day, and Angie's Photographics will be there to capture all of the emotion, the memories, and the fun you will have with your family and friends: from the time you slip into your gown, the look on your family's faces when they see you as a bride, your groom's expression when he first catches sight of you, that first kiss as husband and wife, and all those other special moments that make your day unique.

Angie's Photographics will create an exciting and romantic series of photos that will fill your album pages with precious memories. Enlargements or canvases of your favourite photos are also available - and you can choose from a variety of packages, or ask for a package tailored to suit your needs. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tamsins Beauty and Therapies

Planning and preparing for your big day should include some serious pampering if you want to look and feel your very best as you walk down the aisle.

Tamsins Beauty and Therapies is a well respected beauty clinic, with an excellent reputation based on the exceptional results they achieve, coupled with their complete dedication to customer care. 

With three handily located clinics - Berry, Albion Park and Shellharbour -  and a staff of highly trained professionals, you can expect the very latest in skin care treatments and therapies at Tamsins

A deluxe organic range, cosmedical skin treatments, IPL therapy, nail technology, remedial massage therapy, wax treatments, mineral makeup treatments, advanced skin care therapies, and spa body treatments are all available.  

Contact Tamsins now to discuss your beauty needs and to book your pre-wedding skin care treatments. And don't forget to ask about their beauty therapy gift vouchers ... the perfect gift for your wonderful bridesmaids.

And Tamsins deal of the month? A divine shellac Pedicure and a fabulous one hour massage for only $120 ... heavenly!

Visit Tamsins Beauty and Therapies

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Endota Spa

Endota Spa is delighted to introduce their fabulous Endota Ceuticals skin care range.

Endota Ceuticals is the take home skin care range that gives you spa treatment results. Skin smoothing, hydrating and perfecting ... the perfect pampering for your skin as you prepare for your big day.

The range includes a creamy Cleansing Milk, an Enzyme Scrub, and a Brightening Serum designed to supercharge hydration and help correct skin tone by working on areas affected by hyperpigmentation or sun discolouration.

Endota Ceutical Collagen Serum helps to fight wrinkles and increase skin resilience, and their super concentrated Hyaluronic Serum can be used under your moisturiser to smooth and plump fine lines. Containing hyaluronic acid, the serum boosts hydration by drawing moisture from the air and retaining 1,000 times its own weight in hydration.

Finish off your routine with the Endota Ceutical Eye and Lip treatment and their divine Daily Protein Moisturiser, and your skin will never have looked better.

Endota Ceuticals ... your skin, only younger.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Terara Riverside Gardens

Just 2 km from Nowra CBD and on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, Terara Riverside Gardens is the perfect location for your special day.

This beautiful, private venue features fragrant gardens, and a stunning mountain backdrop. You won’t need to travel anywhere for your wedding day photos, Terara Riverside Gardens has it all.

Celebrate with your guests as the river rolls lazily by, knowing that every last detail has been attended to by the friendly and efficient Terara Riverside Gardens staff .

To cater for all weather conditions, the property is equipped with a marquee, and a delightful log cabin. Your wedding day package includes flood lights, chairs, tables, a bridal dressing area, a cool room and more. There is also ample onsite parking for over 50 vehicles.

Visit Terara Riverside Gardens

Friday, November 8, 2013

Red Leaf Imaging

Bringing a wealth of combined experience to their work, Dylan Robinson and Brad Fielden of  Red Leaf Imaging will capture your wedding day with creativity, talent and an unmistakable style.

Based in the NSW’s Illawarra/Shoalhaven region,  Red Leaf is a professional imaging service that specialises in wedding photography and video.

Telling stories is what it’s all about, and the  Red Leaf team specialise in capturing real moments and real emotion.

Dylan and Brad have a traditional eye for sensational images, plus the ability to throw in a modern twist and creative flair. When you hire  Red Leaf Imaging  you can be assured that every moment of your special day will be documented from those unforgettable moments to the smallest of details.

If you’re looking for two photographers who will cover every aspect of your wedding, with that added touch of quirkiness that makes the day uniquely yours, be sure to contact Red Leaf Imaging.

Visit  Red Leaf Imaging

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bode Photography

Multi-award winning Vanessa Dekker of Bode Photography has been creating amazing wedding images for the past 18 years.

Her distinctive photojournalistic style produces beautiful images with an on-trend, contemporary, fashion-forward edge.

Vanessa's passion for people coupled with a unique ability to bond and communicate with couples allows her to create unforgettable, dynamic images that will capture the essence of your special day.

Bode Photography specialises in images that are distinctive: blending timeless elegance and unrepeatable candid moments for you to enjoy forever.

Phone Vanessa on 0431 482 268 to make an appointment to visit the studio and discuss the photographic coverage you envisage for your wedding day. 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Peta Mae Makeup Artistry

Peta Mae Makeup Artistry specialises in bridal, photographic and event makeup. With Peta Mae's wealth of experience in these highly specialised areas, you can be sure that your wedding day makeup will be stunning, and that it will photograph beautifully.

Peta Mae has a real passion for her art, and will meet with you before your special day to discuss your theme, your gown and the look you want to achieve. She will then trial your makeup so that you will know exactly how your makeup will look and feel.

Peta Mae Makeup Artistry uses only the highest quality cosmetics, with fantastic bases that will last all day for that flawless finish that’s so essential for fabulous wedding day photographs. 

Offering a mobile service in the Illawarra and surrounding areas, call Peta Mae on  0433 050 497 to make an appointment.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dapto Leagues Club: The Grange & The Sinclair


Dapto Leagues Club offers you the choice of two elegant award winning venues: The Grange and The Sinclair.

The Grange Golf Club is perfect for an outdoor ceremony on its spacious lawns, followed by photographs on the lush undulating greens, and dinner and dancing in the beautiful reception room. Their expert staff will warmly welcome your wedding guests and settle them into an atmosphere of style and elegance.

Known as the south's best kept secret, the Sinclair Function Centre is located in the beautifully renovated Dapto Leagues Club  Situated on the second floor of the club, the Sinclair offers quiet, private rooms, perfect for celebrating that very special occasion in your life.

To discuss the plans for your special day please contact the Dapto Leagues Club Event Team on 02 4261 1333, email them, or visit  Dapto Leagues Club.

Destination Southern Highands

Your special day - a world away in the picturesque Southern Highlands. And Destination Southern Highlands is there to help you with every detail.

The Southern Highlands is the perfect location for your wedding, offering a wide variety of options from simple and stylish, to small and low key, to grand and opulent ... the choice is yours!

The region is home to lush pastureland, pretty villages, magnificent garden estates, quaint country churches and superb venues that match any taste or style. The choice is endless. 
Destination Southern Highlands can assist you with information and also have available accommodation booking cards for you to send out with your invitations, saving you the trouble of finding accommodation for your guests. And ask the friendly Destination Southern Highlands team about the perfect wedding night accommodation for you and your new husband.
Visit Destination Southern Highlands, or call them (02) 4871 2888 or 1300 657 559.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Blooms of Bowral

Nothing creates a lush, fragrant and utterly beautiful wedding day atmosphere quite like flowers - and Blooms of Bowral is committed to creating absolutely stunning floral bouquets, posies, buttonholes and other arrangements for your special day.  

Their service is friendly and prompt and their professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. They believe that all their brides deserve that 'extra mile' of service that ensures your flowers are nothing short of spectacular.

Visit Blooms of Bowral or call them on 02 4861 3516. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Gabby's of Berry

When deciding which venue to choose for your wedding reception, be sure to consider Gabby’s of beautiful Berry, the Town of Trees.

With four quaint historical churches within easy walking distance, Gabby’s offers an elegant atmosphere, a warm welcome and superior service. There’s a fully licensed bar as well as a dance floor in front of the stage.

A sweeping timber staircase leads to the balcony of a stunning mezzanine level – perfect for pre-dinner drinks and canapés - and the lead light windows in this area make it a sensational choice for your ceremony.

A private room with full ensuite facilities is available for the bridal party to catch their breath and freshen up before the party begins.

Call Gabby's of Berry on 02 4464 2349  - or visit them at The Bride's Diary® Wedding & Events Expo, at the National Convention Centre on Sunday 13th October. Tickets available for purchase on the day, or online at The Bride's Diary Events booking page.