Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rydges Hotels & Resorts


Rydges Hotels and Resorts would like to congratulate you on your engagement and thank you for considering their fabulous venues for your wedding day celebration.


This is a very exciting time and Rydges’ passionate and dedicated team are there to work closely with you to help you create your perfect day.


Rydges offers a diverse range of function rooms and event spaces which present endless opportunities for transformation and styling to suit your personal vision.


With a new wedding package that has all the inclusions you could ever want, Rydges Hotels and Resorts represent amazing value and deliver on their promise of superb service, fine food and quality wines.


Rydges Hotels and Resorts also offer opportunities for you to enjoy a girls' night out, or a spa pampering before your big day, as well as sensational honeymoon options. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bridal Gown Advice From Fara Couture



Advice on how to choose the perfect gown for you from a preferred wedding supplier and client of The Bride's DiaryFara Couture

"As a fashion designer (now focusing primarily on bridal gowns), I see many good-looking girls who come to see me for their dream wedding dress.

I have been noticing the brides who have a good body shape are actually having a hard time finding their dream dress. They gradually get very confused, which makes shopping harder for them. I know it sounds strange but because anything they put on suits them, it makes the decision harder. One minute they like soft and flowing and other minute they like structure and volume.

I would suggest first to look at the websites of 5-6 bridal shops. By going through their websites, you get a feel of their quality and style. If the designers style suites you, make an appointment and go to personally and meet the designer or the sales person. See close up the gowns, feel the fabrics, quality and ask questions.

Find out what sort of look are you after which suite your wedding which may be either off the rack or custom made.

Buy it off the rack - what you see is what you get. It typically involves alteration and this is the hidden cost for you. Bear this is mind if you have a budget for your gown. Also off the rack is a more commercial look as you can find it in different shops and web sites, but if you love what you see then its easier for you to pick the gown.

Couture designer gown – this can be designed customised just for you. You can have any colour, shape and detailing and no hidden costs like alterations. It can be more expensive than off the rack but it is a one off and more personalised for you to match your wedding. It has higher quality in fabrics and looks more expensive. I would suggest you see the reviews of the designer who will makes your gown to ensure this extra investment is well spent as when you start the process it is too late to back out halfway. As your designer will work with you it is much easier to create that “dream dress” using their experience and your vision.

So after you find out what sort of look and style you are after, then try some gowns on in each shop to see which suits your look.

In a couple of weeks when you have had time to reflect, make another appointment in one day to go and try on all the gowns. If this does not help and again you are stuck as you love them all, JUST LISTEN TO YOUR HEART AND YOUR FEELINGS, which one makes you feel the BEST about yourself, which one is more YOU, which one brings out more your PERSONALITY, which one is more COMFORTABLE, which one is gives you an amazing feeling...

You are the only one who knows what makes you feel when you put your gown on.

I hope I have helped you on the path to finding your dream gown."

Love Fara Almasi – Fara Bridal Couture Perth

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Teetie- Marie Mobile Make Up Artist - 50% Off
Make-up Application For July!



At Teetie-Marie Makeup Artistry get that perfect look for your bridal make-up. A Qualified and professional Make-up Artist specialising in the wedding industry, Make-up Artistry is her passion and she strives for perfection.

Teetie-Marie Makeup Artistry are offering an amazing discount for all clients: 50% off makeup application for the month of July!

Be sure to contact Teetie Marie and mention this post on The Bride's Diary blog before this fantastic offer ends!


Lisa’s Mobile service allows you to relax and enjoy your make-up application in the comfort of your chosen venue. Using Vani-T Mineral Make-up you will be dressed to impress.

All products are Australian-made, non animal tested and organic. 


Contact Lisa today:

Ph: 0438 131 984
Email: teetiemarie@iinet.net.au


Visit Teetie-Marie Makeup Artistry.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Expect Perfection at The Mussel Bar for Your Reception



Imagine arriving at your reception by boat via a private jetty, after a romantic cruise through the Fremantle harbour...

The Mussel Bar specialise in all types of functions and corporate events. When it comes to a wedding, being one of the most important days of your life, they strongly believe that you deserve the best.

The Mussel Bar is committed from day one of the organisation of your special occasion; To ensure they provide a great service and to make it a memorable day. They pride themselves in having a spectacular romantic location and in creating succulent menu choices, together with adequate tailoring of beverages options.


Visit The Mussel Bar.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Stellar Visions - Photographer's Favourite Wedding



"Our favourite photoshoot this year was when we visited Bunbury’s Back Beach with newlyweds Nicole and Colin Neve. The ocean was pounding the volcanic rocks on the shore, and the wind was battling Nicole for her veil. Nicole and Colin were just as inspired as us, and kept braving the elements, for these perfect shots. When the rain finally came down to a sunset backdrop, the highly defined photographs captured a wonderful depth of fore, mid and background." - Hugh Buttsworth, Stellar Visions.


Visit Stellar Visions.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Perth Winter Arts Season - On Now



It’s not just the weather turning wild this winter. Now in its 9th year, the City of Perth Winter Arts Season sees Perth come alive with over 200 events across the genres of theatre, film, comedy, cabaret, opera, literature, circus, dance, music and visual arts set to entertain and inspire over three months.

Where: Across the City, Perth
When: Until Saturday, August 31st

Visit Perth Winter Arts.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sarrisha's House of Fashions



Sarrisha’s House of Fashions pride themselves on their friendly and personalised service. From the moment you enter the store you are greeted by their family of wedding specialists who have been together for 18 years.

We all dream of our wedding and what will make it special. One of the main features is, of course, your wedding dress and accessories. The team at Sarrisha’s House of Fashions are dedicated to helping you look your best on your special occasion. 

At Sarrisha’s House of Fashions, they cater for both bridal and formalwear. They are one of the largest suppliers of wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, evening wear, flower girls, and men’s suits available in Western Australia.

Sarrisha’s House of Fashions are situated in the south of Rockingham, Perth. Visit them in-store to see their exceptional eye for detail – they are confident you will find your ideal wedding gown. Trust Sarrisha’s House of Fashions to help fullfil your perfect wedding.


Visit Sarrisha’s House of Fashions.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges



The annual The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges Wedding Expo is your opportunity to see this amazing venue in all it's glory with all rooms decorated especially for you.

When: Sunday, July 21st 
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

There are a number of excellent suppliers on board covering every aspect of your wedding planning including stationary, cakes, cars, decorators, photographers and many more. PLUS we have bridal fashion shows throughout the day.

The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges is a statement in style, with a timeless quality both elegant and beautiful.

Located in the heart of the historic, cosmopolitan city of Fremantle, the 4 1/2 star Hotel offers a choice of large and small private venues, including our resort-style swimming pool surrounds, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The Hotel also features 300 well-appointed rooms and suites with special accommodation rates available for your guests.

Select from a wide variety of innovative and tempting menus with local and national wines to complement every course. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges is a specialist at tailoring the complete wedding package to satisfy your needs ensuring the most important day of your life is simply perfect.


Visit The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Save $$$'s When You Hire or Buy from SUITS Formal Wear



At SUITS Formal Wear expect to experience, personal service, individual attention and professional advice.

Located in West Leederville, SUITS Formal Wear is part of Perth and West Australia's largest and longest established Bridal Houses – Bride's Selection and Dion for Brides. Over many years, clients have trusted them to be a part of their special occasion.

If you are looking to hire, SUITS Formal Wear have an extensive range of Australian made suit styles in modern and traditional designs. Many of these suit styles and colours are also available for sale. If choice and individuality is your desire, they have a large and unique selection of co-ordinated fashion accessories to hire or to buy.

You also have the option of having, suits and accessories, tailored or made to measure in an exquisite range of fine fabrics. If you prefer, you can provide fabrics of your choice to have your formal wear custom made.

All these services are available at very competitive and affordable prices.


Wedding Party & Group Bookings Discount Offer

Weddings don't have to break your budget. If you're hiring several suits and accessories for a wedding party, then SUITS Formal Wear will give you substantial discounts off the total price of the groom's suit and accessories and for other members of the wedding party and guests.
  • From September to April, Wedding Groups of 3 or more receive $50 off the Groom's Suit & Accessories AND 10% off Groomsmen, Page Boys, Fathers, Guests.
  • From May to August, Wedding Groups of 3 or more receive: $50 off the Groom's Suit & Accessories AND 15% off Groomsmen, Page Boys, Fathers, Guests.
  • From September to April, Wedding Groups of 6 or more receive: $100 off the Groom's Suit & Accessories AND 10% off Groomsmen, Page Boys, Fathers, Guests.
  • From May to August, Wedding Groups of 6 or more receive: $100 off the Groom's Suit & Accessories AND 15% off Groomsmen, Page Boys, Fathers, Guests.
Sound good? Simply present the vouchers available exclusively from the SUITS Formal Wear website in their West Leederville showroom to redeem your discount!


Visit SUITS Formal Wear.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

All Seasons Catering for Weddings & Coporate Functions



All Seasons Catering is one of Perth’s leading event catering companies. With 24 years’ experience, they have been providing quality catering experiences to Perth and country Western Australia.

They are wedding catering specialists, with over 650 wedding parties to their name – some brides even choosing All Seasons Catering more than once. As part of their personal service, All Seasons Catering can provide individually designed menus and are happy to meet with clients to discuss your specific requirements.

With All Seasons Catering, you can be assured of a quality, professional service with complete attention to detail. Whatever the occasion, let All Seasons Catering make your day!


Visit All Seasons Catering.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Esplanade River Suites Wedding Open Day



The Esplanade River Suites will throw open its doors on Sunday 2nd June in celebration of its annual Wedding Open Day! View the hotels' three unique reception venues exquisitely decorated by Wedding World and sneak a peek at the accommodation rooms and bridal suite.

Sunday 2nd June
11am - 5pm

Register on the day for your chance to WIN a $6,000 wedding package! Thanks to Lighthouse Photography, Wedding World, Willie Creek Pearls and AC Partners. 

Enjoy bridal fashion parades for the whole wedding party throughout the day. 

Meet the team of professional suppliers to assist with all your wedding day arrangements including decorator, limousine, entertainment, photographer, florist, hair and make-up, jewellery, bridal fashion and audio visual.

All attendees of Esplanade Rivers Suites' Wedding Open Day have the opportunity to receive up to $1,000* off their wedding!

Contact Santina, your dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator with your wedding 
enquiry today.

Ph: 08 9367 0300
Email: bsc@esplanaderiversuites.com.au

*Conditions apply


Visit Esplanade River Suites

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fara's Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Dress



Every bride wants to look and feel amazing, with total confidence while walking down the aisle. Confidence that comes from knowing you have never looked so beautiful. Fara brides receive that same priceless gift with their stunning wedding gowns, ultimate confidence. 


Fara Almasi, Perth couture designer, has shared her thoughts from her perspective as a wedding dress designer on how to find the perfect beautiful dream gown that you love for your special day…

"I have had visits from some of my clients who came to view wedding gowns and they brought 5-6 of their friends with them. There are some positive and negative points about it. 
You, as a bride are going to wear the gown for almost 12 hrs on your wedding day. You have to be sure your gown is comfortable, easy to walk in, to move and importantly to dance and sit", says Fara.

Fara explains that it is imperative that your gown makes you feel good about yourself, brings out your inner beauty (which means showing your personality), as well as 
being flattering. 

So, Fara says that when you bring along 5-6 people to help you to choose your gown it can make it more confusing and far more difficult to choose what you love. What you love and feel might be very different to other people’s taste and just one disagreement with your taste might make you feel confused and make your decision harder because maybe one of your bridesmaids doesn't like the styles you are choosing.

You might like to have all your friends to be with you as it can be fun, however once they initially pass on their views an thoughts and after you had time to absorb every aspect as Fara has mentioned above – you have to take control and ask them to keep their opinion to themselves. Otherwise, they end up choosing your dream gown and a compromise is made to keep everyone happy.

"So I understand that when you go wedding gown shopping it is more fun and exciting when you have your friends with you, but please do not forget mums are most of the time the best person to be with. She knows you very well, knows what you like and feel – as long as she lets you choose for yourself and respects your opinion." - Fara Almasi, Fara Couture Wedding Dresses Perth.

These are Fara's recommendations after many years’ experience consulting and designing wedding gowns. 

Visit Fara Couture.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Floral Decorated Cakes From Edible Elegance


Weddings are all about romance, and there’s nothing more romantic than flowers. Floral decorated cakes are not only timeless but you can go as subtle or dramatic as you want. Whether you're using paper flowers, sugar flowers, or real blooms flowers always say 'wedding'. Here are some stunning floral wedding cakes from Edible Elegance… 


Visit Edible Elegance

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Felicitations Wedding & Event Stationery



Felicitations specialise in creating beautiful, affordable invitations to suit the spirit of occasion and your own personal style. They design and print all material on premises and also hold a huge range of papers, envelopes, pens, stickers, etc.



Felicitations offer the highest quality fully customised design and print services at cost effective prices. Their creative team will offer progressive ideas and innovative advice to ensure your designs make the right impression.



From invitations to accessories for all occasions, Felicitations are sure to have a stunning solution for you and they also offer services to print your guests' names on stationery. With pre-designed stationery, ready for a speedy turnaround, and paper, envelopes, stickers and accessories for ‘do it yourself' brides, Felicitations have it all!



Visit Felicitations Osborne Park studio or their online gallery to view the full range, and remember to use the reliable online buying services and have your order delivered promptly direct to your door. Whether it be a wedding, engagement, birthday, birth announcement or christening, let Felicitations help create a masterpiece as individual as you are!

Visit Felicitations.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fremantle Function Centre



Situated opposite the historic Fremantle Markets and the bustling Cappuccino Strip Fremantle Function Centre is situated in a unique and stunning location in an iconic part of Fremantle. 

Experience the function centre’s atmosphere and ambiance while overlooking Western Australia’s most popular boutique football ground Fremantle Oval and the Fremantle Football Club’s headquarters. Fremantle Function Centre's position lets you and your guests enjoy time in the entertainment areas of Fremantle in conjunction with your event. 

Recently refurbished, the entire function centre boasts very comfortable seating, air-conditioning, a high-quality audio and video system and a large bar area making the centre the perfect venue for a wedding of 50 to 600 guests.

There are 3 versatile rooms at the Fremantle Function Centre – The Griff John Room is the most spacious room with a large wooden dance floor and stage. The WJ (Dooza) Hughes Members Bar is ideal for mid-sized functions of 50 to 200 guests and The Legends Bar is a smaller intimate area perfect for cocktail parties. The 3 rooms can be utilised together or separately creating the perfect setting for your individual event.

Visit Fremantle Function Centre

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dave & Charlotte Lifestyle Photographers


Wedding photography duo, Dave and Charlotte Biesse have 15 years' professional photography experience. They are sought after globally for their artistic style and emotionally charged imagery. 

Combining their Australian/Canadian heritage and work experience, Dave and Charlotte offer a versatile shooting style. Their photographs will speak to you. Whether it’s the warmth of an intimate garden ceremony or acrobats pouring guest’s champagne from above; they have photographed it all, in style.

One of their favourite weddings is that of Dan and Prue. Dave speaks about the lovely experience of photographing their wedding…

"A trend that is taking place in many parts of the world is the idea of doing a “first look”. The bride and groom meet up prior to their ceremony to spend some time 
together – seeing how wonderful each other look and spending some time being photographed as well. 


Dan and Prue decided this was a good fit for them because it enabled them to reconnect and relax together. It also allowed them to spend more time after their ceremony with their family and friends rather than disappearing for a couple of hours with the bridal party for photographs.


Dan and Prue saw each other for the first time in a walkway near Winthrop Hall at the University of Western Australia. They walked towards each other with the air crackling in anticipation of each others touch. They both smiled, cried, laughed and whispered sweet nothings to one another which made for some beautiful images.


After an incredible ceremony at UWA’s Sunken Gardens they proceeded to their reception at Matilda Bay Restaurant for a night of celebration with those people closest to them. 


Having done a first look at our own wedding just over two years ago, Charlotte and I can attest to the power and extra opportunity for connection that it allows. It’s a care free time as well as a chance to slow down – often after months of very busy planning for this very day." – Dave