Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Shot in the Dark Photography

A Shot in the Dark Photography is owned and operated by photographer Hayley Jansen. Based in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast and servicing all of the NSW South East and ACT they offer a full range of photography packages to cover your wedding, family, maternity, baby and glamour photography needs. 

Their state-of-the-art technology, talent, experience, and genuine love for photography help produce stunning results that you will cherish forever. 

A Shot in the Dark Photography can work with you in their office or at a location you choose, to create fabulous images that are truly personal and will capture the true essence of the subject in a unique and special way. 

A Shot in the Dark Photography can also use our knowledge, experience and wide range of production techniques to present your photographs in imaginative and innovative ways. Offering the latest in album and display products we make sure that your images and memories are brought to life like never before. 

Feel relaxed and comfortable while A Shot in the Dark Photography captures your memories for eternity!

Visit A Shot in the Dark Photography at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th, at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Annabel’s Bridal Studio

Annabel’s Bridal Studio is celebrating its seventh anniversary of bringing exquisite style and glamour to brides in the ACT. During this period, Annabel’s Bridal Studio has received two Australian Achiever Awards for excellence in customer service.

Misty Annabel, the studio head, is an expert in bridal presentation. A styling session with Misty and her experienced team will leave you with the gown of your dreams.

Annabel’s Bridal Studio believe in supporting Australian and European designers, stocking labels such as Peter Trends, Halo Bridal, Nicolina, Rosa Clara, Justin Alexander and White+White. Add an exquisite final touch to your look with the extensive range of handmade Australian accessories from renowned designers Bliss Design, Wendy Louise Design, Say Bella, Tina Jeffreys and Dreamtime Design.

With unparalleled customer service, 30 years of experience and immaculate attention to detail, Annabel’s Bridal Studio is Canberra’s leading bridal destination.

Visit Annabel’s Bridal Studio at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, Sunday March 24th, at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pavilion on Northbourne

The Pavilion on Northbourne, with its unique Atriums, is an excellent wedding reception and ceremony venue. The indoor tropical gardens, bar, restaurants, special accommodation rates for wedding guests and complimentary off-street parking all add to the appeal.

The Pavilion on Northbourne invite you to simply consider the venue and discuss your needs with their professional co-ordinators, or call and have a wedding information package sent to you.

If it is value for money, a central location, an all-weather tropical venue, professional and friendly staff, mouth-watering food, flexible menus, choice of venues, discounted accommodation and a personalised package that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place.

The Pavilion on Northbourne understand that each wedding is unique and that flexibility and the ability to personalise each wedding is the key to a successful wedding. Our friendly staff ensure that all your individual requests are met and that your expectations are exceeded.

Visit The Pavilion on Northbourne and be sure to stop by their stand at The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo, Sunday March 24th at The National Convention Centre Canberra. Order your tickets today to ensure you don't miss out on this fabulous event!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Rockstars and Royalty

British designer Vicky Kidd-Gallichan has over 13 years’ experience designing and making gowns and corsets and launched Rockstars and Royalty in 2007, much to the delight of many Australian brides.

Vicky specialises in corsetry which she incorporates into her elaborate one-off designs to produce breathtaking gowns that make every bride feel like royalty. Whether you’re after classic ivory or bold colour, vintage Hollywood glamour or rock star extravagance, Vicky will create a gown that reflects your personality and is uniquely yours. 

Having a Rockstars and Royalty gown made is a true couture experience. Every gown is designed, cut, sewn, fitted and hand finished by Vicky in her Canberra studio.

Vicky also designs and makes fascinators, veils, jewellery and accessories and can add embellishment to your own gown. Find Rockstars and Royalty on Facebook.

Visit Rockstars and Royalty at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th, at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A1 Classic Car Rentals


The first thing you will notice is A1 Classic Cars' unique range of classic cars for that special occasion.

You will discover a unique range of fully insured and licensed limousines with passenger capacity of 4 to 8 people. Their dedicated customer service is evident with their highly professional and knowledgeable drivers who themselves are classic car enthusiasts.

Their genuine, reliable and friendly manner ensures that your special occasion will run smoothly and efficiently. 

Visit A1 Classic Car Rentals at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, Sunday March 24th, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Visit The Bride's Diary to buy your tickets today!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Canberra Rex Hotel

Newly renovated and boasting a spectacular range of impeccably appointed event spaces, along with a variety of packages, have your day, your way at the 
Canberra Rex Hotel.

Whether it’s an intimate gathering of 20 or a party of 350 guests, there is a perfect event space at the Canberra Rex Hotel for your reception. Each event space incorporates subtle detailing, high ceilings and a state-of-the-art coloured lighting system to match your reception colour scheme. There is also access to your own private bar and foyer, all helping to create your perfect wedding reception.

Dedicated wedding co-ordinators will work with you, from the initial planning stages through to the day you say I do, to ensure every tiny detail is taken care of.

From the creation of personalised menus during a meeting with the head chef to an opportunity for menu tasting for the engaged couple, décor concepts, accommodation for you in the Presidential Suite and discounted accommodation rates for your special guests, and anything and everything else in-between.

Canberra Rex Hotel believe each wedding is unique and their wedding co-ordinators love working with couples to create their very own personalised wedding package.

Relax with the knowledge that the experienced team is committed to ensuring that your day is the day you have always dreamt of.

Visit Canberra Rex Hotel at The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo, Sunday March 24th, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Visit The Bride's Diary to buy your tickets today!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Zaija Hair and Beauty

A brand new approach to beauty and glamour has launched in Canberra, specialising in weddings, formals and special occasions. ZAIJA is an environment where you will feel special just by being there. 

The way the team engages with you, the expert service delivery, the wide range of services spanning beauty, massage, make-up and hair all wrapped around a bar. 

ZAIJA offer comprehensive and indulgent packages for all your pre-wedding beauty needs. All their brides are, well, just beautiful.

Visit ZAIJA and talk to the team at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

Tickets are on sale now!

Monday, January 21, 2013

White Doves Bridal Boutique

White Doves Bridal Boutique has been in the bridal industry in Canberra for over 30 years and certainly have a lot to offer brides-to-be.

White Doves Bridal Boutique are committed to customer service at its finest. They pride themselves on taking the time to understand your needs and to provide you the experience you deserve for your special journey. Should you prefer that leisurely walk-in experience or a more personalised approach with a dedicated appointment, they will tailor their customer service to suit your needs.

White Doves Bridal Boutique offer an extensive range of bridal gowns from some of Australia’s best known and leading designers, including Henry Roth, Michelle Roth Couture, Jacqueline Designs and Casablanca Bridal, as well as other beautiful labels in store.

They also showcase a large range of accessories to assist with finalising your desired look and that of your bridal party.

Visit White Doves Bridal Boutique and see them at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th, at the NCC Canberra.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Belconnen Premier Inn

Belconnen Premier Inn presents a superb venue to celebrate your wedding reception with family and friends. Offering a romantic setting with floor-to-ceiling windows and 180 degree views looking over the tree tops of Benjamin Way, the hotel facilities allow you to turn your day of celebration into a weekend of memories with accommodation for you and your guests.

Belconnen Premier Inn's experienced staff would love to help you create the reception you’ve dreamed of. To assist you, they offer a selection of wedding packages (all inclusive of back drop, chair covers and sash, dance floor and personalised menus), and those special touches, that will make your wedding a day to remember.

Packages start from a 2 course option with the plating of your cake for dessert or a 3 course option with pre dinner drinks and canapés served down in Benjamin’s Brasserie & Bar.

You also have the choice to select drinks on consumption, or opt for one of our beverage packages which can accommodate all budgets. The menu offers a variety of options, with dietary and children’s meals happily catered for.

The Belconnen Premier Inn also provides a complimentary bridal suite, where champagne and chocolates await the newlyweds, and discounted rates for guests staying overnight.

Please contact the events co-ordinator to arrange an inspection of our venue and let Belconnen Premier Inn take the pressures off you to make your special day, “A Day to Remember”.

Visit Belconnen Premier Inn and see them at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th, at the NCC Canberra. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lamour Stationery

Planning a wedding is such a special time and Lamour Stationery can help you create the most beautiful invitations that will reflect your theme and personality. 

This is the one time you can justify spending time on every detail of your day, enjoy every moment of it! View their gorgeous range of stationery; specialty papers, cards, envelopes, wallets, pockets, bling, buckles, ribbons and tassels.

Visit Lamour Stationery and view their collections at The Bride's Diary® Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th, at the National Convention Centre Canberra. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Shape Up With cell-IQ at Fernwood Fitness

Now you can smoothe your trouble zones with no pain, no needles and no down time. Sound too good to be true?

Introducing cell-IQ™ – the intelligent way to turn fat into energy. Far from being a self improvement fantasy, this is now a reality due to a cutting edge beauty maintenance treatment called cell-IQ™.

Cell-IQ is a non-invasive treatment which uses low doses of light laser therapy to target areas of the body which don’t respond to normal diet and exercise. Low levels of laser energy disrupt the fat cell membranes, releasing intra-cellular fat. This causes the cell to lose its round shape by changing the permeability of the cell membrane. The body’s natural metabolic functions use the fluid as an energy source. Intense exercise after treatment accelerates the breakdown and removal of fat from the area. 

cell-IQ™ is safe, relaxing and pain-free. You could lose up to two dress sizes from your trouble spots over eight treatments followed by exercise.

Visit Fernwood Fitness, or call Fernwood Canberra City to book your consultation and to find out more.

To find out more about this amazing technology, visit Fernwood Fitness' exhibitors booth at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, March 24th at the NCC, Canberra. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nomad Photography

Nomad Photography share an experience of a special wedding they photographed last year...

"I always fall in love with my couples and their wedding and being part of their wedding day is always a special moment in my career, from one wedding to another. When I was asked to pick a favourite wedding, I could not decide and wanted to pick them all. They all are my favourites. Rather than picking a favourite wedding, I thought I’d pick some favourite images from a recent wedding that I really enjoyed capturing: the wedding of Jessica and Mark Goggin. 

With these four images, you can read the story of each bride; her whole life preparing for the special day. From making sure that everything is perfect, through to the moment they both exchange vows at the altar, become husband and wife and walk the path of their new life together.

Wedding photography is not just about taking photos, it’s about seizing the real emotion of each instant and we all know that real emotion, the real moments are those that last a split of a second. Seeing that moment will allow you to capture an everlasting photograph." - Thierry Nguyen of Nomad Photography.

Nomad Photography is a multi-award winning photography studio offering customised services to suit your requirements and budget.

Visit Nomad Photography, or see them at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo, 24th March, at the NCC Canberra!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Canberra Hummer Hire

Canberra Hummer Hire offers stretch hummer limos that are perfect for special occasions, weddings, formals, or a memorable night out.

The limo is driven by a professional limo chauffeur. Stretching 36 feet and seating a massive 16 people, it boasts custom 20 inch wheels and tinted windows, champagne and beverage storage, champagne flutes and glasses. It also has 3 bars stocked with complimentary champagne, soft drink and water, so you can enjoy your night away. 

The hummer is fitted with a sound system with CD & DVD player, light dimmer and colour lights show, a mirror ceiling, and a privacy divider.

Visit Canberra Hummer Hire, and view their amazing stretch hummer limos at The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo, March 24th, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Purchase your ticket today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Solitaire Jewellers

Solitaire Jewellers is a contemporary store, which specialises in a revolutionary approach to bridal jewellery. Solitaire Jewellers use technologically enhanced designing in a way that enables clients to completely create their own bridal collection from just an idea.

Your signature ring is the essence of you, and represents your everlasting love for each other. Be part of the amazing process of designing your perfect signature piece to commemorate your eternal love.

Explore your creativity and design your own signature ring whilst also hand selecting the perfect diamond to accompany it. Couture at it’s absolute best.

Whether you have a picture, an idea or even want to change one of their designs, the world is your oyster and 
Solitaire Jewellers are there to help you.

Solitaire Jewellers also enjoy creating one-of-a-kind diamond engagement rings that are sure to delight your bride-to-be. These designs define beauty and elegance whilst also highlighting pure artistic craftsmanship. Visit the team in-store to discover which design is their current one-of-a-kind creation.

Visit Solitaire Jewellers, and see their stunning collection at The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo, on Sunday 24th March, at the NCC, Canberra.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Red Photography

Striking a perfect balance between fashion and wedding photography, and with experience in both fields, Red Photography creates stunning editorial-style images.

We love this real life wedding shot by Red Photography

"The whole day was magical for Emily and Josh. It was a warm, cloudy November afternoon spent with a very cute couple and a gorgeous theme. The essence of romanticism and mythology captured beautifully in these lovely locations around Canberra. I enjoyed every minute of this wedding and thank them for letting me share their special day" – Tanya Fitzgerald of Red Photography.

Visit Red Photography, and attend their exhibitors booth at The Bride's Diary Wedding and Events Expo on 24th March at the NCC, Canberra. Tickets on sale now!

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Bride's Diary® Wedding & Events Expo

Brought to you by the publisher of Canberra's leading wedding magazine, The Bride's Diary®, don't miss this opportunity to meet with the region's finest wedding specialists!

Before you start your wedding planning, you must attend Canberra's exciting new bridal event: The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo.

Brides-to-be have the chance to WIN a Fabulous Tropical Honeymoon!

Plus, see spectacular bridal fashion and the latest wedding trends, receive a FREE wedding magazine and a show bag full of delightful wedding goodies, and much, much more!

Purchase your tickets online at or at the door on the day.

Sunday, 24th March 2013
10am - 4pm
National Convention Centre - 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra
Adults $15 • Concessions $10 • Children under 12 Free