Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bridal Buzz: Reception and Ceremony news

Here's the latest tidbits for ceremony and receptions around town...
As seen in Queensland Brides Summer issue 2013.

Want an idea for a riverside reception close to Brisbane’s CBD?
Located on the Dockside Marina, The Landing at Dockside is one of Brisbane’s most impressive riverside wedding venues. Combining spectacular, atmospheric views with newly- renovated reception rooms and elegant food choices, it’s well worth a look for an unforgettable celebration.
44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point, landingatdockside.com.au 


Spring Into
The Spring Food and Wine have thrown open their doors for the first time as a wedding reception venue, offering brides-to- be a unique inner-city location, their very own sommelier and a menu inspired by the seasons from the Queensland Good Food Guide’s Chef of the Year, Kym Machin. A must see! spring.com.au 


Room With a View
A stunning backdrop makes ‘I do’ even more special! For an elegant ceremony in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Weddings at Tiffany’s now offers a beautiful, purpose-built chapel with exceptional views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Elegantly decorated in neutral tones with antique pews, chandeliers and polished hardwood timber flooring, the chapel seats 120 of your closest family and friends in air- conditioned comfort. Want to get even closer to nature? Choose a Tiffany’s Garden Gazebo wedding. 
409 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, 07 5494 2825, weddingsattiffanys.com.au 


FREE Night For You
To celebrate their grand opening, Room Three Sixty is offering a free nights accommodation in a five-star Brisbane hotel for all wedding receptions held in 2013. With stunning views of the city skyline, and a dedicated team of experienced professionals, Room Three Sixty is the perfect place to celebrate. Situated in the heart of Brisbane City overlooking the City Botanic Gardens, the venue also provides an abundance of natural ceremony locations and photo opportunities. Ask about their fully inclusive packages.
2 George St, Brisbane, 07 3138 7750 


Best and Beautiful
Congratulations to the girls at Beautiful Beach Weddings who were named Best Decorator Queensland in the 2012 ABIA awards - for the third year in a row! beautifulbeachweddings.com.au 

Tea Time
Brighten up your guests’ washing up regime with these cute ‘i do wedding tea towels’. Created by clever local lasses, Kate and Leesa, there are six designs to choose from (we love The Typo, pictured, and The Shower for bridal showers) and your date, details and chosen colour are personalised to suit. idoweddingteatowels.com.au 

Bake Day
Giving homemade biscuits as bomboniere ks turning into a mini trend! Make your own yummy take-home treats with this Wedding Cookie Cutter pack from sweeththemes.com.au 


A Flash of Floral Inspiration
Colour is huge this summer and we love this luscious, bold bouquet from Geraldine at Bouquet Boutique (check out her gorgeous work on the cover of this issue!). Head straight to her Facebook page ‘BOUQUET boutique’ to check out Geraldine’s other recent work, and for the chance to win regular prizes and keep up with the latest trends. bouquetboutique.com.au
Photo: TWK Studio
Modern Italian on the Move
A local favourite since 1995, Mariosarti Restaurant continues to serve the best of seasonal produce at its Toowong establishment. But here’s the twist ... a sister restaurant, Mariosarti Bardon, has now opened its doors, offering the same exquisite modern Italian cuisine and relaxed- yet-professional dining experience. Some of the best in the business were enlisted to style the venue, creating an elegant space ideal for weddings. We especially love the main restaurant with its beautifully framed views. As an opening bonus, all wedding packages currently include a complimentary $150 Mariosarti gift voucher so you can return on your first wedding anniversary. mariosarti.com.au

QB x

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

High Tea @ Queenie's

Yesterday morning Queensland Brides' deputy editor Alex and editorial intern Rachel were guests at a decadent high tea hosted by Queenie's Traditional Tea House in Nundah. The ten-year-old tea house, which has just been purchased by new owner Simone Driscoll, has recently undergone a menu revamp, the revised high tea packages now offering scrumptious delights such as colourful macarons, champagne and rose water jelly, airy scones and delicious finger sandwiches. 



A perfect venue for bridal showers, Queenie's also offers 'Tea Appreciation Classes', a fantastic idea for Brisbane brides looking for something different.

QB x

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Style Alert! Chevron - You Zig, We Zag


We've noticed lately a trendy style that we're sure you've noticed too. It's called 'chevron' and it's all about the zig and the zag.
Simply Devine By JoAnn
Chevron has only recently started popping up in weddings, but we have to admit it looks great! Particularly in this lemon, grey, and white palette we've been seeing so much.
Lilac and Lily Designs
The Bakers Confections
Chevron can work both subtly and with a more bold palette. 

Cherished Blessings
Apple and Ivy
AO3 Designs
Modcloth

The best way to use chevron in your wedding is to keep it to an accent rather than the main attraction as the zigzaggy pattern can tend to be a bit much for the eyes when overused.

Chevron is perfect for a modern-vintage theme. Pick a palette of colours and centre the chevron theme around those colours. 

Mod Dot Textiles

How can I use it?
Nearly any way you can possibly think of! Clothing, accessories, decor, place settings, stationery, favours, the list is endless.
A Stylish Design
Inspira Designs
Try this!
Gorgeous chevron bunting in the colour of your choice with a fairly neutral backing colour to draw attention to a colour themed buffet table. Mix chevron style with soft paper pom-poms for cute decor.


Belly of a Whale
Lillian Kate
Yummy Paper



Our real life wedding couple James and Leah made perfect use of the chevron style, not allowing it to overwhelm, but complementing their colour choices.



QB x

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Autumn Flower Guide

Attention all Autumn brides! Don't be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the floral arrangement for your special day. Follow our seasonal Autumn guide to discover the types of flowers and plants that will work best for your upcoming nuptials.

As the weather starts to cool, look to deep shades of red, burnt orange, and mustard. Use seasonal berries like Rhombifolia in your bouquet or fill tall vases with delicate twigs and winding spider orchids and vibernum to decorate your reception.

Calla Lilly




Cattails



Chincherinchee



Cosmos


Easter Daisy



Freesia



Garden Roses



Jonquil

Pixie Carnation



Privet Berry 

Rococo Tulip



Strawberry Leaves





 Tropical Orchid



Vibernum



Violet




So there you have it, our Autumn flower edit. Deep purples and earthy tones will warm any Autumn wedding, especially as the days become shorter and cooler. 


QB x

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Images: Nigerian Wedding; Living the Sustainable Life; Miss Pixelulu; Petunia's Petals; Amore Bride (Etsy); Yvonne Egbudin (Etsy); Hens and Chicks Flowers; Patalina; Snapdragon Garden; Rosalind Creasy
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