Friday, December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings from The Bride's Diary team!

The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season to all our readers and clients. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We have absolutely loved working on our website and publications throughout 2010. It has been great to keep in touch with our members through the bridal buzz message boards and to receive your fantastic feedback. Thank you for the many wonderful compliments we have received to our fabulous new editions of The Bride's Diary. We love it too!

We look forward to a wonderful 2011 filled with exciting new additions to our publications and online features!

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary.

Once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards,

The Bride's Diary Team

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Carols by Candlelight at Supreme Court Gardens

Christmas time is almost here - and the best way to get into the Christmas Spirit is with Christmas Carols! Join the Carols by Candlelight at the Supreme Court Gardens on Sunday December 19th.

The gates open at 5pm with a kids pre-show from 6:45pm. The special children’s show feature Captain Starlight and Dora the Explorer and in the lead up to the show children will have an opportunity to meet Dora the Explorer.

The main event begins at 7:30pm.At the end of the night, the music, fun and festivities will once again draw to a close with a spectacular fireworks display. There will be numerous food vendors on site or you can bring your own picnic.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids or a family pass (2 & 2) for $25. Includes song book, candle and candle holder for everyone.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Suna Shoes & Accessories

Suna Shoes & Accessories offers the largest and most exciting range of bridal and formal shoes in Australia! Suna is recognised as a bridal industry leader for their exceptional service, range and expertise. Their extensive collection of gorgeous styles and colours are available in sizes 5-11. Suna also offers a selection of bridal jewellery, handbags and tiaras for your special day. And the best part is, you can shop online at the fully secured, user friendly website.

Suna Shoes & Accessories has been voted Australia's Best Bridal Shoe Specialist at the prestigious National ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) Awards.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Prestige Catering for your Wedding

Prestige Catering and Event Hire is a Perth-based catering company with over 20 years experience providing award-winning catering services to a broad clientele throughout Perth, Western Australia.

Prestige Catering has everything that you need to ensure your wedding is a stunning success, whether you are planning an intimate cocktail party or a grand marquee wedding. They can create a personalised menu for you, or you can pick and choose dishes from the many menus they have to offer - the Prestige chefs are experts in customising menus and dishes to ensure you achieve the wedding of your dreams.

Prestige Catering also provides a comprehensive wedding decoration and equipment hire service, with many items sure to make your wedding day perfect. Marquees, chair covers, champagne flutes, silver cake knives, skirted cake tables, table numbers, red carpet, wedding arches and dance floors are just some of the many items they can offer.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stunning Wedding Flowers by AcScent Interiors

AcScent Interiors creates exclusive, one-off floral creations that are unique, innovative and above all - beautiful! AcScent Interiors use the highest quality materials to achieve the perfect balance with the ambience of your wedding.

AcScent Interiors focus on exceeding your expectations, bringing floral design to new heights by sharing their passion for flowers.

AcScent Interiors offer the following services for your wedding:
• Bouquets
• Church/Garden and Reception Venue Decorations
• Wedding Cake Flowers
• Table Settings
• Candelabra, Vase, Linen, and Pedestal Hire
• Wedding and Event Themes

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

High Tea at Bridgefield Guest House, Margaret River

Bridgefield Guest House is a charming bed and breakfast in the heart of the Margaret River region - perfect for a dignified Hens' weekend getaway. Enjoy a sophisticated High Tea on the colonial verandahs of the guest house prepared by Natalie's Cuisine. Chef Nathalie provides for High Tea (minimum party of four), on Bridgefield's verandahs, conjuring an era when tea and conversation were a daily ritual to savour.

Using, wherever possible, organic and local Margaret River produce, renowned for its quality and variety,
Chef Nathalie makes and creates all her sumptuous fare on site.

Bookings for High Tea are essential - visit

Monday, November 29, 2010

Perth Wedding Videos by Stellar Vision

Stellar Visions captured this beautifully moving and natural video of Carlie & Darko's wedding day, held at Belvoir Homestead in the Swan Valley. Stellar Visions strive to consistently deliver excellence in heirloom wedding video production, through creativity, high quality customer service and presentation. Enjoy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hens Night - Belly Dancing Lesson at Home

Looking for a fun, exciting and unique Hens' party idea? Why not have a belly dancing party in the comfort of your own home? If you like dancing, fun, music and a touch of glamour in Perth – you’ll love this.

If you've planned a night at home or at a hotel or perhaps even another venue; make the night unforgettable with a visit from the Freemanx Belly Dancers. It's a fantastic ice breaker for any girl's party and what could be more fun than learning a few new moves and the opportunity to feel like an exotic goddesses to kick start your night.

Freemanx bring a costume for the hen and accessories for all, dynamic music, props, a gift bag for the hen, dance dare cards and lots of bling and razzle dazzle. The girls bond, giggle and lose all inhibitions for the night ahead - a great start to a night out on the town!

Your gorgeous Instructor in a glamorous costume will perform for you in the genre of your choice; Bellydance, Bollywood or Burlesque and then conduct a 1 hour dance party workshop.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Moët Weekends at Cafe, Hyatt Regency Perth

Looking for a way to add some chic sparkle to your Hens' Party or Bridal Shower? Slip into the elegant surrounds of Cafe at the Hyatt Regency Perth to enjoy free-flowing* Moët & Chandon champagne, oysters and an abundance of fresh local produce served from the chef’s pan to your plate. Sunday lunch includes live entertainment as musicians fill the air with the soothing sounds of jazz.

*Sparkling Saturdays: lunch $55, with Moët & Chandon champagne package $90 or standard beverage package $65.

*Sunday Jazz: lunch $55, with Moët & Chandon champagne package $90 or standard beverage package $65.

Reservations: call 9225 1239 or visit Cafe at the Hyatt Regency Perth

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hidden Valley Eco Spa Lodges & Day Spa

Hidden Valley Eco Spa Lodges & Day Spa is a unique getaway, set amongst a tranquil Jarrah forest in Pickering Brook. Located 30 minutes from the Perth CBD, Hidden Valley offers modern conveniences in a tranquil bush setting. Perfect for weekend escapes, and day spa treatments, Hidden Valley works equally well as a honeymoon getaway for two, or for a hen's party weekend. 

For couples, the lodges are the perfect choice, with individual forest views and a heated jacuzzi on the deck. All lodges are furnished with quality fittings and provide the perfect setting for a relaxing escape.

For hen's groups, you can choose from either the Executive Pine Lodge or the Farm Lodge. Take advantage of the in-house chef during your stay and indulge in the day spa!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Celebrate your Bridal Shower with High Tea at Peninsula Tea Gardens

Located on the gorgeously scenic Swan River, the Peninsula Tea Gardens offer a traditional high tea experience. The beautifully decorated and furnished tea gardens overlook the river and offer the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding shower in style with your close friends and family members.

There is an exquisite range of high tea options available, with mouth-watering petit fours, scones, patisseries and crepes. The menu offers an abundance of tea options, to satisfy the most discerning of palettes.

Peninsula Tea Gardens is located at the site of one of the first farms in the colony and the earliest residence still standing in the metropolitan area. Tranby (Peninsula Farm) offers a unique opportunity to explore the first years of European settlement in Western Australia.

Visit Peninsula Tea Gardens

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Funky and Fun High Tea at The George

If you are looking to celebrate your bridal shower with a contemporary and funky High Tea, try High Tea at The George.

The George combines cutting edge design with an elegant sophisticated ambience to bring you high tea on crisp white table clothes, with utterly delectable high tea towers featuring finger sandwiches, scones with jam and delightful cakes - all created with a modern twist.

The George has won many accolades including the 2009 Gold Plate Best Restaurant within a Tavern and the 2009 AHA Award for Excellence Best Contemporary Bar and Best Wine List. The George has also been nominated as a finalist in the 2010 Gold Plate Best Restaurant within a Tavern.

Packages start at $36 pp. High Tea is every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rebekah Wilson Photographer

Rebekah Wilson Photographer (AAIPP) has been shooting weddings for over 10 years most recently under the name of Kin Photography. The name has changed but the service hasn't - 2 cameras, beautiful albums, and an enjoyable day to be had by all.

The memories of your wedding day are captured in an unobtrusive manner; artistic, romantic and just the right amount of spontaneity. Your wedding memories will last a lifetime, and Rebekah looks forward to helping make that happen.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Profile: Jem from Jem Howard Photography

As part of a new feature on The Bride's Diary Blog, we will be introducing you to individuals who work in the wedding industry... giving you an insight into who they are and why they love weddings!

This week we've been chatting with Jem Howard, owner and principal photographer at Jem Howard Photography. Jem spoke to us about her passion for photography and her love of capturing all the little moments in life...

• Tell us a little about your business…

I'm a people photographer. Other than food, people are what I photograph. My aim is to thrill my clients with the images I capture of them and I plan to be doing this for decades.
• What is your role in the business and why are you passionate about it? 

I am the owner/operator of Jem Howard Photography. Capturing a moment never to be repeated or a connection between individuals is the highlight of my job. I get an enormous buzz from photographing weddings and as I approach the birth date of my own bub I am falling more deeply in love with newborn and kids portraiture!
• How long have you been working in the industry?

Since 2004 - wow but it only feels like 2 years or so….
• What is one of your favourite recollections from your business? 

I recently photographed an older couple and it will be one of those shoots that will stay with me forever. A voucher was bought by their daughter and I assumed it was for the entire family. Mrs Brack called to discuss times and locations and it turns out the portrait sitting was a gift from their four kids for them to do something romantic together. We met in iconic King's Park and as we wandered through the grounds making use of the light from the stunning, Spring morning I learned of their love story… They were such loving, warm, generous souls! They smiled and held hands like newlyweds but have been happily married for over forty years. People like them are the reason I bound out of bed every morning for "work!"
• Tell us a bit about your family and home life… 

I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an aunty and a Mum-to-be! All important and rewarding roles in my life.
• How do you enjoy spending your spare time? 

I love to take photos of my loved ones (!) swim, read, garden, travel and cook
• What is your most memorable life experience? 

Ooo, there are many… traveling through Europe by myself was a massive adventure and so satisfying. The highlight of that was seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time. I had recently graduated from Uni where I studied French so being in the city of love where I could use my French was thrilling!
• What are your plans for the future?

I'll be a Mum soon so the plan is juggle my passion for people… photographing them and loving my family.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bridal Classics - Wedding Hair and Make-up in the Comfort of Your Home

Bridal Classics is a team of hair and make-up artists specialising in creating the perfect look for your wedding day. Bridal Classics provides hair and make-up services for the bride and bridal party, in the  comfort of your home or hotel room.

Bridal Classics was founded in 1990 as a mobile hair and makeup service for weddings, to avoid the stress that can sometimes accompany a salon visit on your wedding day. Instead you can relax and be pampered with Bridal Classics in you own home. 


Friday, November 5, 2010

Colourful and Eye-Catching Bridesmaids Gowns at Tuscany Bridal


The Bride's Diary loves the impressive range of bridesmaids' dresses available at Tuscany BridalWith over 15 years of experience in the industry, Tuscany Bridal offers a wide range of bridal styles, including stunning collections from both high-end international and local Australian designers. With eye-catching jewellery, veils and headpieces,they have everything to help you fulfil your Perth wedding dreams! 


Visit Tuscany Bridal

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Celebrate Your Wedding at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

On the edge of the vast Kimberley region lies the award winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, the only resort in Broome overlooking spectacular Cable Beach and the ultimate destination to enjoy your wedding or honeymoon.

The Resort’s stunning gardens offer the perfect surrounds for a romantic service, while reception options range from casual poolside cocktails to an elegant fine dining extravaganza in our award-winning Club Restaurant.

Cable Beach Club Resort's Sam Male Room is perfect for weddings up to 300 guests. Enjoy total privacy with wide open verandahs, polished flooring and high ceilings, providing the perfect setting for a truly elegant wedding. Or for something more lavish, the Cable Beach Amphitheatre overlooking Cable Beach offers an unforgettable experience, where a fiery Broome sunset and pristine waters are the backdrop before the night leads into a canopy of stars.

For couples choosing to stay at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa for a romantic honeymoon, a variety of accommodation options are dotted throughout the twenty-six acres of magnificent and lush gardens.

The intimate Studios are perfect for couples. Located in the two-story wings, they feature a private verandah, corrugated iron walls, and polished timber floors combined with contemporary furnishings. Couples can choose rooms with Garden, Pool or Ocean Views. Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa’s Pool Terrace Studios include a semi-private terrace with sun lounges and umbrellas and direct access to the adults only Ocean Pool.

For couples wanting ultimate seclusion, the spacious Villas are the ideal room choice. Luxuriously furnished in true Cable Beach Club style it’s easy to forget the rest of the world exists. These lavish rooms feature an enclosed courtyard and private plunge pool with full butler service included to meet guests every request.

For some well deserved pampering as well as all the essential on-the-day beauty preparations visit Chahoya Spa & Hair Salon. Broome’s little piece of heaven, Chahoya Spa has seven luxurious treatment rooms, a double vichy shower room, hair salon, yoga deck and much more.

Succumb to the romance of cocktails at sunset, dine under a canopy of stars, enjoy moonlit strolls on the beach, laze by the pool or explore the natural splendors of this outback region. For incurable romantics Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is simply... unforgettable.

Visit for more information on packages and pricing

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jem Howard Photography

Jem's unobtrusive, photojournalistic style has been professionally acknowledged with Silver awards in the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards. 

"Attention to detail is paramount to me as a photographer and as a business professional. My passion for people has enabled me to enjoy diverse experiences in photography. However, weddings are what I enjoy most. There is something special about being caught up in the excitement and romance of a couple's day! Please don't hesitate to contact me to chat about the details of your day." - Jem Howard


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Enjoy High Tea at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

How delightful, how decadent, how enjoyable - of course we are talking about the tradition of high tea! High tea is a beautifully elegant option for your wedding shower or as an alternative to a hens night. Can you imagine a better way to enjoy the lead-up to your wedding! Gather your closest friends and family members and indulge in the grand old tradition of High Tea at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle.

You will be entertained with live music in the Promenade Lounge Bar, while you treat you and your guests to an assortment of ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked scones accompanied with jam and double cream, and a selection of cakes and tarts accompanied by a range of fine Dilmah teas.

When: Sundays, 3pm – 5pm
Price: $36.00 per stand (serves 2 guests)
For bookings and reservations please call 9432 4000

Visit Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bridal Shower High Tea at The Duxton Hotel

Indulge the latest trend in wedding showers by hosting a very chic ‘high tea’ at The Duxton Hotel Perth.

Enjoy a fabulous selection of sweet and savoury flavours and an expansive exotic loose-leaf tea selection from the finest corners of the world. Gourmet sandwiches, scones with conserve and a delightful selection of sweet petites will provide the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon spent with your close friends and family in the lead-up to your wedding.

You can choose from two high tea options at The Duxton...

Standard High Tea $32.00 per person
Sparkling High Tea $42.00 per person ((Includes a glass of Chandon Brut NV)

The scrumptious menu for your high tea may include...

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches - Tasmanian Smoked Salmon; Black Forest Ham and Mature Cheddar; Roasted Chicken with Goats Cheese and Basil; Free Range Egg with Roma Tomato

• Scones & Conserve - Traditional Fruit Scone and Vanilla Buttermilk Scone with Strawberry Jam and Double Cream

Sweet Petite’s - Belgium Chocolate Tartlet; Fig and Walnut Friand;  Mini Fruit Pavlova;  Rosewater Shortbread

Exotic Loose-Leaf Tea - Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope Plantation; Traditional Afternoon; Decaffeinated Ceylon Pekoe; Oolong Formosa Grand; Lemongrass and Ginger Serenitea; Chai Marsala; Dreams of Fruits; Morning Dew; Sencha Zen; Cinnamon Orange 

High Tea Available:
2pm - 5pm Monday to Friday. Not available on Public Holidays,
12.30 - 5pm Saturday & Sunday. Bookings essential. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stunning Wedding Photography by Studio Galea

Studio Galea is a small, boutique studio passionate about quality wedding photography. With a relaxed, friendly attitude, their aim is simple: to present you with a stunning collection of photographs captured in a way which positively adds to your wedding day experience. Your experience of the wedding day itself is extremely important to Studio Galea and they put as much thought and effort into this aspect as we do our photographs. With uncomplicated packages with no hidden costs, Studio Galea would love to hear from you! Shown here are a few stunning shots of Michelle & Drew's wedding by Studio Galea...