Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Introducing the Stunning 2012 Edition of The Bride's Diary - Sydney

Firstly, we would like to congratulate you on your engagement and express our best wishes for a wonderful wedding day and a happy life together.
Like you, we too are celebrating an exciting milestone – we are celebrating 25 years as Sydney’s leading bridal magazine! And with over 530 stunning pages of wedding inspiration, the new 2012 edition is sure to delight. 

In our beautiful 25th Anniversary edition you’ll find all the etiquette and advice you need to plan the perfect Sydney wedding. From charmingly historic rural locations to chic and cosmopolitan waterside receptions, Sydney boasts an amazing variety of wedding venues – The Bride’s Diary just loves to bring you the best that this fabulous city has to offer, including: 

• Stunning Real Life Wedding profiles sure to inspire
• Superb photographic shoots, including our annual jewellery, couture and wedding styling features (see below for more!)
• Sydney's leading reception venues
• Photographer’s Favourite wedding image for 2012
• Calendars, notes, checklists
• and so much more… 

The Art of Romance, our beautiful jewellery feature, brings you a myriad of engagement and wedding rings to help you find the perfect style for you. There are even rings for the gents, so if you haven't already purchased his ring, make sure you show our magnificent jewellery pages to your hubby-to-be!

We are also very excited to bring you our stunning couture shoot, Of Grace and Style. Featuring a range of beautiful gowns from Sydney's leading bridal designers, a fabulous location, and countless hours of hard work with a great team, the results speak for themselves! 

And, as always, we are delighted to bring your our annual decorating shoot, featuring four gorgeous seasonal colour themes that will help you plan the perfect wedding, no matter what season your special day will be held in. Planning a spring wedding? You are sure to be inspired by Spring Carnival – our vibrant and vivid red and white theme. Perhaps summer is the season for you? Our Summer Soirée theme will inspire the contemporary bride with fresh and modern styling in hues of grey and yellow. Autumn is a fabulous season for a rich and striking palette, and our Autumn Morning theme brings you warm, inviting colours for a wedding breakfast theme. If your wedding is to be held in winter, our Winter Banquet theme indulges the senses with sophisticated styling, a sumptuous colour palette and rich textures.

Plus, we are so excited to bring you our new and improved The Bride's Diary Review – featuring the latest wedding, fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle products and ideas from Sydney, and across the globe, we know you will love flicking through our new review section! 

And, we have also re-designed our comprehensive Wedding Planner and filled it with even more useful wedding planning tips, tools, advice and ideas – you are sure to find our planner to be the ultimate wedding guide, and your most reliable companion in the lead up to your wedding day. 

In addition to these fabulous features, this edition includes the following wedding services throughout Sydney: bomboniere, books, bridal accessories, bridal fairs, bridal fashion, bridal party attire, bridal shoes, cakes and confectionery, celebrants, decorations and party hire, engagement notices, flowers and bouquet preservation, formal hire and menswear, gifts and home wares, hair and beauty, honeymoon destinations, jewellers, marquee and party hire, master of ceremonies, music and entertainment, photography, reception venues, stationery, transport, video, wedding planning and services. 

Also in this edition is the opportunity to win a fabulous honeymoon to Sanctuary Rarotonga & Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Cook Islands, valued at $7700.00! 

The 2012 edition of The Bride's Diary Sydney is a must-have publication for anyone planning a Sydney wedding, so be sure to drop in to your local newsagent or visit our online store to order your copy today. With over 530 inspirational and practical pages, you will just love your Sydney edition of The Bride’s Diary®. 

Visit The Bride's Diary to find out more about the new edition, including details on how you can get a copy today!

Enjoy!!! Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, September 26, 2011

A New Dimension…

I just love the new necklace sets from PANDORA… Completely customisable, with the new necklace concept you can gather a multitude of different necklaces and layer them up to create a variety of looks that suit your personal style.

Start by selecting an s-lock to keep the chains secure, then layer up your choice of necklace strands and finish them off with a decorative charm from the MOMENTS range… In true PANDORA style, you can add your own finishing  touches to your PANDORA pieces.

Be sure to visit the PANDORA website – you can build your own necklaces online using your mouse. And, while you are there, browse the PANDORA Club Magazine – you are sure to find plenty of inspiration. Also, be sure to download the PANDORA app so you can stay up to date with the latest pieces from PANDORA, any time, any where!


Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christina Hendricks Glitters in a Stunning Johanna Johnson Creation…

As the stars walked the red carpet at the 2011 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it was nice to see a gown from one of our favourite Australian designers make an appearance on Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. And what a glittering appearance it was! 

Created by Sydney designer Johanna Johnson, Christina Hendricks looked like an absolute goddess in the silk satin figure-hugging dress, embellished with Swarovski stones, glass and an intricate beading pattern designed especially to accentuate Hendricks' famous curves. 

According to reports, the actress recently listed a Johanna Johnson beaded cape as one of her favourite fashion items, and after Johanna Johnson heard this, she set about creating a one-off custom gown especially for Hendricks in the hopes that she might consider wearing the gown on the red carpet. Johnson's leap of faith paid off, with Hendricks shining in the stunning eight kilogram gown on the night.

Known as an icon of old Hollywood style, the sparkly Johanna Johnson gown was the perfect choice for Hendricks, and for vintage loving brides-to-be, there's a number of similar gowns available for purchase at the Johanna Johnson online store.

 (images via PicOwl)

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blue Bowl Brown Sugar: An innovative hen's idea!

While some girls like to let loose for a night out on the town, not all brides-to-be find the idea of a wild hen's party appealing. Blue Bowl Brown Sugar has come up with an innovative and fun hen's day alternative - cooking classes!

Taught by Patricia Phillips, who has worked with the likes of Kylie Kwong, Bill Granger and Neil Perry, Blue Bowl Brown Sugar cooking classes are a unique hen's alternative where you can learn new culinary skills in a relaxed, informal and most importantly, fun environment.

The classes feature cuisines that ranges from Italian, French and Spanish to Greek, Moroccan and Asian, and utilise locally produced ingredients to support local farmers and enhance the eating experience.  

Upon arrival, you are greeted with a glass of champagne, a Blue Bowl Brown Sugar apron and an in-depth, intimate cooking tutorial. Once you have completed cooking, you are treated to a sit-down meal (complete with a selection of local wines) in which you can reap the benefits of your hard work!

For more info, visit www.bluebowl.com.au

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Estée Lauder + Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2011 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to show support and help raise vital funds for this worthy cause, Estée Lauder is introducing a special PERFECTIONIST [CP+] WRINKLE LIFTING SERUM WITH PINK KEYCHAIN. $20 of the suggested retail price of each Perfectionist [CP+] Wrinkle Lifting Serum with Pink Keychain sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on behalf of Estée Lauder.

The perfect serum to eradicate the look of lines and wrinkles, this special limited edition Perfectionist product comes with a cute removable charm to add to your key ring. What's more, with every purchase made of this limited edition bottle during the month of October, Estée Lauder will donate $20 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise much needed funds to help find a cure for Breast Cancer.

Perfectionist [CP+] Wrinkle Lifting Serum Corrector for Lines/Wrinkles/Age Spots is a high-speed wrinkle lifting serum with Wrinkle Lift Restructuring Peptides™, for up to a 61% reduction in the look of serious wrinkles in four weeks with continued use. Containing proprietary Wrinkle Lift Restructuring Peptides™, Perfectionist [CP+] helps skin look less-lined and more youthful. With continued use Perfectionist [CP+] helps eliminate the visible wrinkle-exaggerating effects of the day while skin continues to look better over time.

Immediately wrinkles look reduced all day long thanks to the Light Diffusion Technology. Skin looks brighter and fresher, helping to lose the fatigued shadowed look.  Dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested. Apply AM and PM on clean skin before moisturising.

Availability: The limited edition Estée Lauder Perfectionist [CP+] Wrinkle Lifting Serum with Pink Keychain will be on counter from October 2, 2011 at all Myer and David Jones stores nationwide (while stocks last).

Stockist Number: 1800 061 326 | www.esteelauder.com.au

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

KORA Organics Blog… Fabulous Read…

I know that the lead up to a wedding can be a stressful time, and with so much to organise and fit into an already hectic work/life schedule, it's important that brides-to-be take the time to look after their bodies, for after all the decisions are made and all the necessary elements have been arranged (dress, photographer, reception… etc!!) I know you want to look your absolute best on your big day… 

So, if you are looking for ideas and inspiration to help you take better care of yourself in the lead up to your special day, look no further than Miranda Kerr's blog – KORA Organics Blog.

Through her KORA Blog, Miranda takes the time to share with us information about her life: how she lives, what she likes to eat, where she shops, and the types of foods and supplements that she likes to include in her diet…

Known for her amazingly flawless skin and glowing complexion, Miranda uses her KORA Blog to share her organic, healthy and natural life. Brides will love browsing the blog, and with loads of health, fitness, dietary and wellness tips, the KORA Blog is certainly one of my favourite daily reads… 

Visit the KORA Blog for more…

Have a lovely day!… Anna