Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is a superb, colonial style hotel nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. Set within a 40-hectare estate in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, this special boutique hotel is an easy 90-minute drive north of Sydney. 

With beautifully manicured gardens and gently rolling grounds with magnificent views over tranquil vineyards and the wineries of the Hunter Valley, The Sebel Kirkton Park offers exceptional accommodation and a superb array of activities for leisure guests, as well as the conference and incentive delegate. Elegant function rooms and stunning scenery making this the ideal venue for stylish wedding receptions.
There are a range of function spaces available, from the outstanding Infuzion Restaurant and Bar to the well-equipped conference rooms and the standalone Manor House.

There are 71 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including colonial, heritage, deluxe and suites. Some rooms have an open fireplace with four posted beds with many featuring original antique and period furniture, French provincial and heritage style.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Tonic Hotel

At The Tonic Hotel the service is non-invasive no formal check in and out. An electronic key pad set to a pre-arranged code on the door makes it your holiday suite. Just let yourself in, relax and feel at home. The views from the hotel range from vineyards and lakes to the abundant native wildlife.

The Tonic Hotel is a quiet and very private adults only retreat offering solitude, romance, intimacy, peace and tranquillity. Set amongst the vineyards, it is a food and wine lovers paradise.

Each room features sloping roofs and big windows to ensure a light and airy feel. King sized beds are plump with goose-down duvets and dressed in crisp linen and velvet throws. Soft slippers, cowhide rugs, fresh flowers all make you feel instantly at home.

The Tonic Hotel features eight secluded guest rooms offering personalised adults only privacy. Six of these are stunning hotel style rooms with large indulgent bathrooms, television, DVD, stereo, air-conditioning, internet and a maxi-bar. In addition Tonic have 1 x two bedroom fully self contained apartment ideal for families or those wanting to self cater. All rooms have access to the pool and the Tonic Lounge.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Goin' To The Hunter & We're Gonna Get Married


Brides-to-be, grab your camera, notebook and groom and head to the Hunter Valley Gardens, on July 31st for the ultimate wedding open day experience. Hosted by Hunter Valley Gardens and The Barrel Room at Tempus Two, from 10am to 3pm, you will have the opportunity to discuss all the details about your special day, to ensure that it is everything you want and more.

Hunter Valley Gardens Wedding Expert Carly Harper says, “The Gardens provide the perfect backdrop for all types of weddings, and will suit any couples’ taste. The Hunter Valley Gardens will definitely create memories that will last forever.”

Couples will have the opportunity to wander through the ten internationally themed display gardens, and decide which picturesque settings will best suit their wedding day. The Hunter’s leading wedding suppliers including celebrants, photographers and cake decorators will also be on hand to offer their professional opinion and advice.

To show you what the reception will look like on the day, the beautiful Barrel Room and Garden Terrace will be in full wedding setup to showcase a wedding reception to remember. And, as an added bonus, all couples who make a booking will get a free wedding ceremony and wedding night accommodation, including breakfast, valued at over $1,000!

If the wedding planning has exhausted you, then kick back and relax at the complimentary pamper zone. Brides-to-be can enjoy a mini makeover, or a new hairstyle to ensure they look immaculate for the big day.

Admission to the Hunter Valley Gardens Wedding Open Day is free for wedding couples. For further information and bookings please contact Carly, Kelly and Amanda on 02 4998 4000 or email

Visit Hunter Valley Gardens and book online to a free copy of the Hunter Valley Wedding Planner magazine.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hunter Semillon & Seafood


The weekend-long Hunter Semillon & Seafood celebration is scheduled for Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2011, with all your favourite events plus some new exciting inclusions.

Held over three days and including more than 20 events incorporating both iconic and new Hunter Valley Vineyards, Hunter Semillon & Seafood is a must do on any social calendar. The main event taking place on Saturday 8th October, is a fun filled day designed to entice, entertain, and educated in a relaxed Hunter Valley atmosphere of sensational wines, fabulous food, good friends and great music.

Visit some old friends then discover new ones as over 150 Hunter Valley Semillons are showcased. Sample stunning Hunter Valley Semillons from new releases to museum show pieces, sit in on wine master classes (then go home and impress all with your new found wine expertise), mingle with some of the world’s most renowned winemakers, unlock your inner gourmet genius with seafood cooking demonstrations (including an Oyster Master class), and devour the delights of awarded Hunter Valley restaurants. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Garden Wedding Favour

Whether it's the vibrant colours, the warm sunshine, or the beautiful flowers that have fostered your love of the outdoors, using garden themed wedding favours to help accent the perfect table arrangement is easy and effective with Weddingstar. Garden wedding favours are a great way to accent any theme or concept. Weddingstar offers a wide range of skillfully crafted garden wedding favours perfect for your indoor or outdoor wedding.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Your Wedding at Mavis's Kitchen


Mavis's Kitchen is a romantic country wedding venue located close to Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay, with stunning Mt Warning views, Mavis's Kitchen has facilities available for groups up to 100 people. The team will work with you or your planner to ensure your special day is one to remember.

Mavis's Kitchen offers a spectacular location in the gardens and grounds for weddings and wedding photography. You can choose from the gorgeous Queenslander or the original farm house, barn, lake, creek, and of course, the stunning Mount Warning, as unforgettable backdrops for your special day.
The $75.00 function menu for a minimum of 40 guests, offers a selection of entrees, and a choice of main courses and desserts. Mavis's Kitchen also offer unique accommodation suitable for couples and families, so you can celebrate your wedding accross the whole weekend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Fig Tree Catering

Whether you would like a sophisticated yet intimate cocktail party, gourmet buffet, casual BBQ or formal sit-down dinner, The Fig Tree has the perfect option for you. With a range of menus to suit every style and budget, the team will also help you to design customised menus, tailored to suit the specific needs or desires. And with the new customisable menu options, you can now design your own unique function menu which best reflects your individual taste, requirements, personality and style. All dietary needs will also be catered for upon request.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Personalised Hearts Wedding Invitations

Add a touch of whimsy to your wedding stationery with this fun and romantic collection from Weddingstar. Featuring the symbol of love that we all know so well and using a multitude of eye catching colours it can add just the perfect amount of festivity.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Simple & Elegant Cake

We just love this gorgeous wedding cake from Hello Naomi. A simple yet elegant cake with a blue and white colour scheme and oh so cute bird toppers…

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Villas of Byron

At The Villas of Byron you have absolute privacy and freedom in your own Balinese inspired villa. The award winning villas offer the very finest in luxury accommodation truly setting a fresh new standard for 5 star accommodation in Byron Bay. The unique design artistically blends both modern and traditional elements offering you relaxed casual luxury with a hint of Bali and a dash of Byron, plus all the comforts of home.

Each villa has their own heated pool and spa set in tropical zen gardens. Private outdoor shower, king size beds, TV, heated marble floor, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, gourmet kitchen, handcrafted Balinese furniture, laundry and private offstreet parking. 

The Villas of Byron are located only a short 5 minute stroll from Byron's famous beaches and the CBD, and almost adjacent is the well patronized Buddha Gardens Day Spa with tropical gardens, heated plunge pool and sauna where you can relax, enjoy a massage or many of the other relaxation treatments they have on offer to ensure by the end of your holiday, you will be totally rejuvenated.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Classic White Wedding Cake

All white weddings are an eternally popular choice for your wedding theme and the white wedding cake is making a comeback, although many white cakes will have a modern twist. So if your opting for a white wedding cake you can't go past this gorgeous cup cake creation from Let Them Eat Cake

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green Pear Wedding Favour Candles

These miniature green pear candles from Weddingstar make great wedding favours or table decorations. All candles are packaged in box with raffia. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yoga For Brides

Yoga For Brides is your place to relax, destress and rejuvenate as well as get your body in tip top shape for your special day. Feel calm and confident as you prepare for your dream wedding. Yoga For Brides will help by replacing stress with calming relaxation, meditation, breathing techniques and asanas providing an opportunity for you to develop inner peace, tranquillity and grace.

Wedding Day Yoga
Many brides choose to have a session the morning or night before their wedding day with their bridal party in order to calm the mind and distress. One off or multiple classes can be organised in the days coming up to your wedding as well as on the day itself. Classes focus on a different theme each session to help you prepare for your wedding such as stress management, partner communication, dealing with emotions.
Bridal Platinmun – 12 classes
Bridal Gold – 6 classes

Bridal Luxe
Opt for a 1 hour yoga session followed by a 1 hour massage – perfect for you or you and your husband to be in the days leading up to or following your wedding day. Can be arranged for 2 massage therapists to be there on a mobile basis.

Hen Parties 
Step away from the traditional hen party and focus on relaxation and calming in a fun environment! Group yoga for you and your hen party.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beautiful Accommodation at Fig Tree Rooms

Fig Tree Rooms is a unique property set on five lush acres boasting some of the most incredible views of Julian Rocks and Byron Bay. Conveniently located in tranquil Ewingsdale, just three minutes from the town and beaches of Byron, Fig Tree Rooms offer a perfect retreat for gourmet travellers, couples, honeymooners, families, friend getaways and corporate business groups. With the choice of two accommodation options, The Dairy or The House, Fig Tree Rooms have got your next Byron getaway covered!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Julie Corbet, Hairdresser and Make-Up Artist

Julie Corbet is a professional Hairdresser and Make-Up Artist specialising in weddings and fashion in Byron Bay. With 25 years experience in the fashion industry in Melbourne Sydney and Los Angeles Julie is available for weddings, fashion photography shoots and television commercials.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

'A Little Bird Told Me' Stationery Collection

Fluffy clouds in a brilliant blue sky convey happiness to all who see such a view. With colourful birds and subtle heart shapes, this collection from Weddingstar is as close to summer day perfection as you could hope for. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Catering by The Larder


As one of Byron Bay's leading catering companies, The Larder provides uncomplicated and contemporary catering solutions, perfect for your Northern NSW wedding. With a fresh and innovative approach, chef/proprietor Jeremy Docherty and his team of chefs snd pastry cooks, have developed a reputation for delivering both quality and consistency in food and service.

The Larder menu's are designed to reflect Byron Bay's casual relaxed atmosphere, combining clean flavours, quality presentation and fresh local produce. Whether an intimate cocktail party, sumptuous buffet or grand sit down dinner, The Larder will ensure the food and service of your wedding is the talk of the town.

For a more low key approach, finger food and dinner party platters options are available delivered hot and ready to serve. All products are handmade at The Larder kitchen using the best quality local ingredients. A comprehensive service is provided with helpful advice on venues, service staff, beverage, entertainment and hire requirements.

Visit The Larder

Friday, June 3, 2011

Miniature Garden Watering Can Wedding Favour

Fun galvanized miniature watering cans work well as decoration or favour container for your garden or country theme wedding. Fill them with flowers or gardening tools and your guests will just love them!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Sweetest Things


Located on the Central Coast, The Sweetest Things have over 10 years experience making dlecious wedding cakes. All the cakes are made by us and from the highest quality ingredients making them delicious, moist and firm.
The Sweetest Things' attention to detail is unparalleled and their cake recipes are simply delicious, and we offer a large selection of flavours. You can customise the look and personalise your vision of the perfect cake, or let the artistic and talented team create the masterpiece of your dreams.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cypress Lakes Resort


At Cypress Lakes Resort, they believe in offering only the highest quality of communication, service and facilities for your special day. Cypress Lakes Resort has a diverse range of beautiful backdrops for any style of wedding from our elegant Ballroom, or relaxed Lagoon Pool Marquee to the warm and inviting oak panelled Cypress Lounge.

Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, they offer a range of luxurious villas to accommodate you and your wedding guests in style. The resort is nestled within the backdrop of the Brokenback Ranges with beautiful wildlife, mature bushland and gardens, Cypress’s own 18-hole championship golf course, two swimming pools and is directly adjacent to The Golden Door – Elysia, encompassing Australia's best spa.

Whether you wish to celebrate with an intimate gathering of 40 or an elaborate party of 400, the Cypress Lakes Resort Team will work with you every step of the way to ensure we give you and your guests’ memories that will last a lifetime.