Friday, March 29, 2013

Azadeh & Malek Vahdat | 9th October, 2011


One of our favourite real life weddings from our 2012 Perth edition of The Bride's Diary® was Azadeh and Malek… 


Azadeh and Malek first met at a Sunday class that they attended with a few other youngsters when they were about 13 years old. Their families were friendly with each other, and Malek was known as the kid living ‘far away’ in Serpentine, while Azadeh was the girl living ‘far away’ in Joondalup.

After they stopped going to the Sunday class, Azadeh and Malek didn’t see much of each other. Malek went travelling around the world with his family, and Azadeh was busy with school. It wasn’t until they were both in their late teens, and Malek had returned from a service trip to Tajikistan where he had volunteered his time at a junior youth camp, that the pair started dating. 


Azadeh and Malek are Baha’i’s, which means that a couple’s official engagement begins with not only a proposal, but also the couple’s parents’ consent to the marriage. Azadeh and Malek knew with all their hearts that they wanted to marry, so it was then a matter of asking their parents. When both sets of parents got together and agreed to the marriage, it was a good enough reason for a celebration.   



On their wedding day, an excited Azadeh got out of bed after a night of no sleep at all. Looking out of the window, she was horrified to see a sky laden with storm clouds. Fortunately, the weather cleared shortly after, and the rain gave way to sunshine in time for their outdoor ceremony. 



It took the help of both Azadeh and Malek’s mothers to get Azadeh into her Donna Tobin wedding gown, with its long lace sleeves and a full hoop dutchess silk skirt. Azadeh’s bridesmaids, her two sisters, wore silvery lilac gowns during the day, before changing into stunning ivory dresses for the evening reception. 


The couple opted for a very private and very beautiful Baha’i ceremony at Malek’s family home, which concluded with food, music, wedding cake and plenty of photos.
We love the way Azadeh and Malek decorated the surrounding area with simple white ribbons and pretty flowers. The decorations created an intimate and charming atmosphere that perfectly complemented their family members’ recitals of writings on marriage and unity from the Baha’i Faith. 


Then it was off to the reception, which started with a dramatic entrance from Azadeh and Malek, as they walked onto the venue’s white dance floor to begin their first dance to Coldplay’s Paradise. An assortment of vases with gorgeous blooms, particularly roses in soft ivory, blush and cream tones that matched the roses in Azadeh’s hair, formed the table centre-pieces at their Fraser’s Restaurant reception. The beautiful table decorations perfectly complemented the couple’s elegant and classic theme.

Azadeh then sang Malek a song, which he and his brother followed with a hilarious dance routine. The night ended with Persian and contemporary dancing before the couple exited through a farewell tunnel of guests. 

Photography organic-weddings.com.au, Celebrant Leigh Douglas 0423 976 696, Reception Venue frasersrestaurant.com.au, Wedding Rings rosendorffs.com, Bridal Gown donnatobin.com.au, Bridal Accessories Willie Creek Pearls 08 9241 6553, Bridesmaids’ Gowns davidjones.com.au, Men’s Suits australianformalwear.com.au, Wedding Planner/Stylist cdweddings.com.au, Florist flowertalk.net.au, Decorations bombonieregalore.com.au, Videography orrissfilms.com, Entertainment Peter Arian 0402 227 198, Stationery wrenpress.com.au, Honeymoon astoninternational.com

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Duxton Hotel



Attention to detail is the unmistakeable trademark of Perth’s finest and most elegant hotel – The Duxton. When it’s the most important day of your lives, the hotels 5 star service will ensure nothing spoils the romance. 

Let the dedicated Wedding Specialist, experienced Executive Chef and highly skilled staff look after you during the preparations leading up to your special day, and throughout the reception. Their attention to detail will ensure that your wedding day will be a truly memorable occasion, not only for yourselves but also for your guests. 

Whether it is an intimate wedding, a large extravaganza or a cocktail style reception, the Duxton Hotel is the perfect choice no matter what type of wedding you are planning. With several banquet rooms to select from, the dedicated Wedding Specialist can work with you to create a package to suite your individual needs and budget. 

Why not consider the hotel for your wedding ceremony too? If the weather is a concern, or to simply help make the arrangements easier for your special day, you may wish to choose another one of the function rooms for the ceremony! 

To end the night in style, your guests can also stay in one of Duxton Hotel's 306 luxuriously appointed and refurbished accommodation rooms. Packages including breakfast are available in all room types ranging from a Deluxe room to an exclusive Club room or Suite. 

For your special day, Duxton Hotel's wedding packages include complimentary accommodation for the Bride & Groom, venue hire based on minimum numbers, Dance Floor, stage pieces for the Bridal Table (Ballroom only), Lectern and Microphone, clothed and skirted Bridal table/Gift and Cake table, personalised printed menus and pre-dinner drinks in The Bridal Suite for the Bridal Party. 

Whatever you or your guests require, the Duxton Hotel Perth caters for everyone!

Visit Duxton Hotel

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Old Brewery



Visit The Old Brewery, and see why it is one of Perth’s most loved wedding venues. Only minutes from Perth’s CBD, The Old Brewery is nestled between Kings Park and the edge of the Swan River. It has a unique historic feel whilst offering something contemporary and refined. Breathtaking views and modern styling will create the perfect setting for your perfect day.

The Old Brewery provides an elegant, riverside setting for a truly memorable wedding. Imagine breathing in the fresh riverside air as you take in 270-degree views of Perth city and the Swan River, or 
relaxing, finally, as you hear the clink of champagne flutes as everyone toasts to your brand new life.

The Old Brewery provides truly exquisite cuisine – just as you planned it - served to you and your loved ones, from one of Perth’s best kitchens.

They offer a hassle-free planning experience, where nothing is too much trouble and you have your own personal wedding coordinator who treats every wedding as if it were her own.

Whatever your style of wedding, The Old Brewery team can help your dream come true…

Riverside Lawn Ceremonies


The stunning lawn area provides a perfect space for an intimate ceremony. Withseating capacity for around 20 guests and standing room for up to 100, plus a small signing table for two and a lush, tailor-made cream carpet, the riverside lawn area is the perfect place for your wedding.

The Thomas Hardwick Function Room 


This room pays tribute to the original Brew master. With its breathtaking 270-degree views of the city skyline and river, modern fixtures and fittings, it is the ideal venue for weddings. The room can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down affair (includes dance floor), and more than 250 for cocktail-style wedding. It features floor-to ceiling concertina doors open onto an exclusive terrace area right by the river. Feel free to arrive by boat and step onto the jetty for a unique entrance!

The Restaurant


In addition to our dedicated function areas, we have two semi-private dining areas within the restaurant that can also be booked exclusively:

  • Wine-Rack End - perfect for smaller groups of up to 22 sit-down, and up to 40 cocktail-style.
  • East-End Area - which is ideal for more relaxed functions of up to 60 sit-down, and 80 cocktail-style.
  • Table 69 - sits 7 guests around the one round table, behind a sheer curtain. Great for intimate wedding dinners.
Visit The Old Brewery for further information.

My Delicious Cake & Decorating Supplies



My Delicious Cake & Decorating Supplies is one of Perth’s premier cake decorating businesses. The team create the perfect centre-piece for any occasion and can assist you with choosing flavours and designs that will leave your guests amazed. They also supply a fantastic range of cake decorating supplies, so you can make your very own delicious cakes for your special day. Lyn, the head cake decorator, brings over 17 years of industry experience to the team.


Visit My Delicious Cake & Decorating Supplies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mustard Catering



Western Australia’s leading venue and special events caterer, Mustard's impeccable service, unique exclusive venues and exquisite menus consistently lure clients back.

Mustard offers an all-inclusive service that takes care of every detail of your business dinner, cocktail party, product launch or large-scale managed event.

Their experience, expertise and culinary imagination allow them to cater to any size event, from finger food to the largest of corporate events held here in Perth or within one of their exclusive venues.

Mustard's one-stop service covers all your event-management requirements: size, theme, cuisine, entertainment and budget.

Mustard Catering offers sophisticated, contemporary food that’s consistently fresh and of high quality. They can advise you of the many unique locations around Perth Zoo for your perfect wedding reception. Choose from the dedicated Rothschild’s Function room, the Homestead Barn, Oak Lawn Marquee and enjoy pre-dinner drinks amongst the spectacular zoo exhibits for a unique touch. 

Mustard Catering can tailor menus to suit a breakfast, lunch, cocktail or dinner reception. Mustard offers an all-inclusive service that takes care of every detail of your wedding reception. Experienced event co-ordinators will help plan and tailor all 
your requirements.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Love Shoes? Love Suna!



Can’t find the perfect bridal shoe? It’s easy at SUNA Shoes & Accessories. Australia’s #1 bridal shoe specialist 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 bridal jewellery, handbags and tiaras for your special day. 

Visit one of their stores today, shop online at their fully secured, user-friendly website or 'like' them on Facebook.

Love shoes? Love SUNA!

Visit SUNA Shoes & Accessories.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fraser's King Park


Fraser’s at Kings Park is a simply stunning location, showcasing views that are arguably the best Perth has on offer.

With inspiring views of the city and Swan River, Fraser’s encompasses 400 hectares of parkland within the CBD and is one of Perth’s top attractions.

Comprising a number of versatile spaces for all function sizes, the venue boasts a Private Dining room ideal to cater for a more intimate wedding of up to 28 guests and the Function Centre, with its feature outdoor terrace area for pre-dinner drinks, catering up to 200.

The State Reception Centre is the most recent addition to Fraser’s. Elite in its design, with floor-to- ceiling windows, which open to a viewing platform for your guests, this venue will simply take your breath away, catering for numbers of up to 380 guests.

Fraser’s has an outstanding reputation, renowned for its commitment and dedication to providing only the best food, wine and service. Simple, clean and produce-driven cuisine is our corner stone. Their prices are comparative, and they have a flexible approach in being able to tailor a menu specific to your requirements.

Be sure to contact their dedicated wedding specialist who can assist you with your planning, and guide you through what can seem an overwhelming process. The venue is open for site inspections every Saturday from 4 – 5pm.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuscany Bridal




Tuscany Bridal is Perth’s most recognised choice for bridal wear, stocking the latest trends and styles.

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, they are able to promise a high level of personalised service, fashion knowledge and assistance. They offer a wide range of bridal styles, including stunning collections from high-end nternational and Australian designers. Tuscany Bridal is the only Premium Pronovias dealer in Western Australia and the exclusive stockists for Martina Liana, Essense and Ella.

Tuscany Bridal also offers a huge selection of Sorella Vita and Dessy bridesmaids’ dresses and men’s accessories, as well as an impressive range of Swarovski encrusted jewellery, beautifully crafted veils and remarkable head pieces.

Appointments are highly recommended so your time at Tuscany Bridal will be a memory to add to your special day. 

Be Beautiful... be you, at Tuscany Bridal.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Beachcomber Luxury Holidays



Imagine standing on a white sand beach as the sun sets over the calm waters of a stunning lagoon. This is the backdrop of your dream wedding to come true. The lapping waters accompany your ceremony. And, after your first married kiss, you look around realising you are already at your spectacular honeymoon destination!

Beachcomber offer eight amazing beach resorts in Mauritius, each providing exceptional value for honeymoons and weddings. 

Brides receive an accommodation discount of up to 50%, plus breakfast, lunch, dinner, free water and land sports plus special gifts, such as French champagne and fruits in room on arrival, a gift voucher for use at the Beachcomber Boutique and 5 star resorts also include a free massage; some conditions apply. 

For details contact 1800 624 268.

Visit Beachcomber.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sanctuary Golf Resort



There is no better or more beautiful place to say “I do” than at the Sanctuary Golf Resort.

Nestled upon 56 hectares of beautiful fairways and sparkling lakes filled with an array of birdlife, the Resort undoubtedly boasts one of the South West’s most exceptional wedding and reception venues.

With all your wedding needs catered for in the one place, all you need worry about is arriving on time. The Function Centre and Marquee are extremely flexible to cater for any size wedding, for both intimate style and formal sit-down affairs.

Whether your preference is for a fun and flamboyant event, a more traditional style wedding, or renewing your vows service, the Sanctuary is the perfect venue for your special day.

Enjoy your pre-dinner beverages and canapés with views of the sun setting over the lake and explore limitless concepts of catering. Unsurpassed professional and friendly service, along with the most serene location, makes this picturesque property the perfect venue for your special day.