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Signature Drinks

26 Jun

So your reception menu is finalised, and your dream wedding cake is designed, so naturally the next step is to focus on the types of drinks that will be served at your reception. We all know the stock standards are your beer, wines, champagnes and soft drinks, but why not mix it up a little, and serve a ‘Signature Drink’. Signature Drinks are becoming more and more popular at wedding receptions and it is a great personal touch to your bar menu. So what is a Signature Drink? It is usually a form of cocktail, which stars either your favourite liquor, may match with your colour scheme or just sounds incredibly delicious! If you are particularly budget conscious, this is a great addition to the standards of beer, wine and champagne, rather than having an open bar. Here are some of my favourites to get your mouth watering!

1. Something Blue

Ingredients: Blue Curacao, White Wine & Ginger Ale

Method: Build the ingredients in a champagne flute. Serve & enjoy.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Ashbrook Photography

2. Blushing Bride

Ingredients: Peach Schnapps, Grenadine & Champagne

Method: Pour the Schnapps & Grenadine into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne.

Image Courtesy of thatsthespirit.com

3. The Newlyweds

Ingredients: Gin, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Fresh pineapple, Fresh ginger, Soda

Method: Muddle fruit and add remaining ingredients, except the soda. Shake hard and strain into tall ice filled glass. Add fizz and garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge.

Image Courtesy of thatsthespirit.com

4. Frangelico Caipiroska

Ingredients: Frangelico, Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime, Raw Sugar

Method: Muddle the lime and sugar in the bottom of a tumbler glass. Add all other ingredients, fill with crushed ice and stir gently.

Image Courtesy of Dan Murphy’s

Wedding and Events of Australia – Upcoming Event!

25 Jun

I am so excited to share with you all an upcoming event hosted by Wedding and Events of Australia. Sydney Brides and Grooms this is a unique opportunity to network with other couples and Wedding Industry Professionals.

The intimate cocktail style event is the perfect opportunity for Brides and Grooms to meet talented wedding professionals under the one roof, and go into the chance to win an amazing wedding reception package at the Audley Room.

This really is a unique opportunity that you do not want to miss. To be eligible to win the reception package, couples must be in attendance on the night.

For more information or to RSVP get in touch with Jess from Wedding and Events of Australia by emailing info@weoa.com.au

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Flower Inspiration

19 Jun

Spied these gorgeous little beauties at my local coffee shop this morning. They are always brining me beautiful flower inspiration! If anyone knows the name of green flowers please share. I am pretty sure the other ones are chrysanthemums..but I am no expert!

Long Sleeved Wedding Gowns

4 Jun

Winter is now upon us, and the cooler weather is keeping us all on our toes. Winter weddings will soon be in full swing. When I think of the words ‘Winter Wedding’, I imagine snow capped mountains and trees, chalets filled with the smells of delicious warm food and of course, long sleeved wedding dresses. So today I bring you some beautiful , Spring 2013, long sleeved wedding gown inspiration.

Carolina Herrera

Monique Lhuiller

Oscar de la Renta

Sarah Jassir

Monique Lhuiller

Pooches And Pussycats – Involving Pets In Your Wedding

19 Apr

This year I will be continuing to write and contribute to Polka Dot Bride. I love writing articles for Polka Dot Bride, so here is my latest one – Pooches And Pussycats – Involving Pets In Your Wedding. How seriously adorable is the photo below?!?!

ImageImage by AMB Photo via The Wedding Chicks

Wedding Cake Vodka!

8 Mar

Ok, so the title of this post may seem a little strange until you see the video below. Pearl Vodka have now introduced “Wedding Cake Vodka”. You can now have your cake and drink it too! Enjoy!

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Munja Gardens Function Centre

8 Feb

Calling all West Coast couples! If you are still on the hunt for the venue for your upcoming wedding, do yourself a favour and head on over to Munja Gardens Function Centre. Situated in Karnup, Western Australia,  Munja Gardens Function Centre was custom built and is dedicated purely to cater for weddings and functions. A locally owned and operated venue, you must experience the elegantly decorated function centre.

Munja Gardens has over 5 acres of beautifully developed gardens and acres of natural bushland to choose from for your garden ceremony. If that is not your style, don’t worry, Munja Gardens has a beautiful Chapel available for ceremonies. Munja Gardens is really your one stop wedding venue, as they can also cater for your reception. You don’t even need to leave the venue to have your photos taken! With ample parking and accommodation close by for your guests, you really can’t go wrong!

With various packages available to it’s couples, the team at Munja Gardens has taken all of the hard work out of organising your wedding ceremony and reception. Munja Gardens is just shy of an hours drive south of Perth. It is truly a special place. I encourage you to visit the elegantly decorated function centre and breathtaking gardens, so you to can experience the charm and magic that is Munja.

Images Courtesy of Munja Gardens Function Centre

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe

25 Jan

You may remember in 2011, we featured Thai The Knot Weddings. Well they have expanded and today I bring you Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe! If you are dreaming of that destination wedding in Fiji, Thailand, Cook Islands and Vanuatu, and you are simply overwhelmed by the thought of trying to plan your wedding on a budget in a different country? Never fear!  Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe have it covered! Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe specialises in planning weddings and renewals on any budget.

Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe is Brisbane based and really do take all the hard work out of planning your destination wedding.  Having your wedding in another country can save you thousands of dollars, but local knowledge is the key.  Annette will consult on your behalf with the wedding planners and work with you to plan your perfect wedding day. Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe offer comprehensive starting packages that include everything from bridal flowers, hairdressing and makeup, a professional photographer including photo package, transfers to and from your hotel for you and your guests and so so much more!

Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe is focused on providing a high quality service, that exceeds your expectations for that dream destination wedding.  For more information, or to get a free quote, get in touch with Annette via email annettef@travelmanagers.com.au  – you will be one step closer to that dream destination wedding!

Images Courtesy of  Travel Managers – Annette Fyfe

Just Married! Holly Branson and Fred Andrews

5 Jan

Sir Richard Branson’s daughter , Holly Branson has married long time beau Fred Andrews on idyllic Necker Island, in the Caribbean on December 20, 2011.What makes this story even more special is that just months prior to their big day, the island was ravaged by fire. Not only did they hold their nuptials surrounded by fire-ravaged ruins, the couple and guests had to contend with a tropical storm which lashed the palm-fringed retreat. Holly told Hello Magazine ”It’s definitely our special place and it looked absolutely beautiful, even thought it was still very rustic – there are still piles of rubble – it was dramatic. And it’s stunning because you’re at the top of a hill so there are incredible panoramic views.’

What makes the wedding extra special, is that Sir Richard and his wife Lady Joan, married in the exact same spot, on the exact same day some 22 years earlier.

The Bride looked absolutely stunning in a bespoke ivory wedding gown and veil by Australian bridal designer Jane Hill, paired with sparkling Jimmy Choo heels and carrying a posy of cream roses.

Best of luck to the newly married couple!

Images Courtesy of Hello Magazine

Something Blue

28 Nov

Looking for some inspiration for your something blue? Check these out!

Tony Bianco – Pascoe Satin High Heel with Wrapped Platform $90.00

Wallace Bishop – 9ct White Gold Sapphire Earrings – $425.00

The Garter Girl – Something Blue Wedding Garter – $58.00

Victoria’s Secret – Lace Merry Widow – $68

Olga Berg – Navy Clutch – $34.95