Friday, April 29, 2011

Lilies Cottage


With its own definitive contemporary style & unsurpassed attention to detail, Lilies Cottage is 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage offering guests total privacy & exclusivity. Timber textures, smart, modern furnishings, stunning views, Lilies Cottage is stylish & elegant.

The Bedrooms
Lilies Cottage features 2 identical king sized bedrooms. Each bedroom has a king latex bed & luxury linen with fluffy doonas. Each bedroom has a large, private bathroom and both bathrooms feature 2 person spas, open shower, double basins, organic bathroom products.

Outside the Cottage 
Wide covered decks, BBQ, hammocks, loads of space, great views and outdoor dining.

Wedding Night Accommodation
Lilies Cottage is the perfect wedding night accommodation. It is totally private and luxurious and within a short distance from wedding reception venues and churches.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bella Photo Art

Bella Photo Art is a boutique studio based on the beautiful Central Coast in NSW. The very talented Bella takes the most amazing photos, here are a few of our favourites…

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flowers On The Run

Flowers On The Run is a local Byron Bay Florist that has many years of experience creating beautiful, fresh, long-lasting wedding flowers for weddings in the Byron Bay area. From classically styled bouquets through to contemporary table centre-pieces, Flowers On The Run can create wedding flowers to suit any style of wedding. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peppers Anchorage, Port Stephens


Combining luxury accommodation, superb food, exquisite wine and genuinely friendly service, Peppers Anchorage exudes unique Australian style just a two and a half hour drive from Sydney. Overlooking the scenic Anchorage Marina, Corlette Beach and the unspoilt waters of Port Stephens, Peppers Anchorage offers a stunning setting for a memorable seaside wedding ceremony and reception.

You can choose from a range of picturesque venues within Peppers Anchorage including the beautiful grounds, two elegant function rooms boasting fantastic sea views or an on location marquee.

Complimenting your romantic wedding proceedings will be an exceptional menu influenced by the regions seasonal fresh produce and combining the taste sensations of the Mediterranean, Asia and France. Peppers Anchorage can tailor our menus to your liking for your own personal touch.

Peppers Anchorage aim is to make your wedding day as memorable and romantic as possible and they endeavour to do so by combining their experience and knowledge to make your day complete. The experienced wedding coordinator will assist you in every way and work with your to make it a personalised journey.

Boasting 80 guest rooms, Peppers Anchorage are large enough to provide a plethora of facilities but are small enough to maintain an intimate and friendly atmosphere perfect for a wedding. They are more than happy to arrange accommodation packages for you and your guests in our Anchorage Rooms, Loft Suites and Master Suites, based on two people per room per night including breakfast.

Visit Peppers Anchorage

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Capers Guesthouse

Capers is nestled in the historic colonial village of Wollombi, a gateway to Hunter Valley Wine Country, NSW. For those wishing to experience a delightful mix of luxury accommodation and stunning views, Capers Guesthouse is a sanctuary of comfort, peace and privacy for a handful of guests. Impeccable levels of service and thoughtful attention to detail make Capers a country retreat of distinction.
Capers can offer a 4 ½ star rated experience with a beautiful guest lounge and dining area where you can enjoy fine dining in-house. Capers Guesthouse is the perfect romantic getaway for couples and also an ideal escape for small groups, corporate retreats and weddings.

Capers Guesthouse work closely with you to ensure your wedding is unique and memorable. Catering focuses on a seasonal menu with the freshest local produce to create a menu to suit your special occasion. If you are having an intimate wedding, Capers Guesthouse can cater for up to twenty seated guests or a standing cocktail function for up to fifty guests.

Capers Guesthouse provides:
- Accommodation for close friends and family
- Landscaped Gardens for your photos
- Pretty local churches or have the service in the Capers garden
- Dinner with your family the night before the wedding

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello Naomi

Hello Naomi create amazing custom made cakes, cupcakes and cookies with a uniqie attention to detail, colour and design. All of the cakes are baked to order using the finest quality to ensure they taste just as good as they look.

Visit Hello Naomi to see more of their amazing cakes or visit the blog

Monday, April 18, 2011


Bannisters is a unique boutique hotel with a wonderful cliff top location above beautiful Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast. They offer luxury ocean view accommodation, a fully licensed award winning restaurant, pool side cocktail and pizza bar and a rejuvenating day spa.

Originally built in the 1970’s as a seaside motel, a succession of upgrades and refurbishment now sees Bannisters accommodation offering 4.5 star rooms with panoramic ocean views and private balconies. They offer a choice of ocean deluxe, spa rooms, luxury suites, jacuzzi decks and penthouses. With close proximity to local surf beaches, and the renowned Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant, Bannisters makes an excellent choice for your coastal retreat.

Hold your wedding at Bannisters stunning ocean view restaurant, located on the ground floor, enjoying views of Narrawallee Beach and further north to Jervis Bay. A maximum of 100 guests can be catered for a formal sit down meal using trestle tables and a maximum of 70 guests can be catered for on round tables. You and your guests are able to enjoy use of Bannisters during your stay to ensure it’s a celebration that is never to be forgotten.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Harvest set in a charming, early 1900's historic cottage with a cozy fire and elegant bar in the Byron Hinterland. Showcasing the diversity of fabulous fresh, local, organic food (often from the Owners own family garden) in a chic yet casual atmosphere. Experience alfresco dining on the spacious rambling veranda's of the restaurant. A recently re-furbished 99 year old bakery adjoins the Harvest, the Old Bakery offers Byron the most elegant function room ready for all occasions.

Harvest is available for all kinds of gatherings including your wedding. It's classic beauty, size and location makes it the perfect venue for many types of events. Whether you are planning for something large or small, Harvest will customize an experience to suit your needs and numbers (seats up to 80 people). From canapés to standing cocktail events, through to formal seated functions, chef Joseph Griffin will work with you to tailor a seasonal menu for every special occasion.

Open 7 days from 8:30am for breakfast lunch, Dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Visit Harvest

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beach Hotel, Byron Bay

Byron Bay is one of Australia's beach resort and the Beach Hotel is Byron's favourite pub - where every day is a holiday.

The Beach Hotel is sprawling, welcoming and entertaining. It's where Buron Baylocals, passionate surfers and in-the-know international visors like to play and meet. They come to experience relaxed atmosphere, lively bars, sunny beer garden, live entertainment, casual dinning and sea views.

The Beach Hotel is an ideal location for your guests to stay when organising a wedding, event or function. Each of the 25 luxurious suites are spacious well equipped to enhance you Byron Bay experience. You can practically roll out of bed and onto the beach or simply relax by the pool.

The Beach Hotel captures the spirit of the great Australian beach holiday, it's warm and very cool.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley


Surrounded by some of Australia's most stunning vineyards and beautiful gardens in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, Peppers Convent offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic, private country wedding, reception or honeymoon. Located on an exclusive Estate an hour from Newcastle and two hours from Sydney, Peppers Convent Hunter Valley is ideally suited to wedding celebrations of up to 150 guests.

You can choose to exchange vows under the beautiful wisteria-covered courtyard, or by the weeping willows next to the lake. For your reception, the main guest house caters for a sit down celebration for up to 50 guests in the charming sunroom or up to 150 guests can be catered for in our Grand Garden Marquee.

In conjunction with Robert’s Restaurant, the Hunter Valley's most awarded restaurant, Peppers Convent can provide menus that feature mouth-watering culinary delights using the freshest local produce and offer the most professional of service. 

At Peppers Convent their aim is to make your wedding hassle-free and have coordinated packages to cater to you, all of which we can be tailored to your personal requirements. If you require assistance with other wedding items such as photographers, cakes, wedding dresses, hairdressers, florists and hire-car companies, their Wedding Co-ordinator will only be too pleased to assist.

Encompassing 17 well appointed rooms, Peppers Convent boasts charming accommodation with a romantic atmosphere. For your guests we are happy to provide exclusive accommodation packages and for the bride and groom wishing to surround themselves with family and friends our retreat is available on an exclusive use basis.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Midginbil Hill


Midginbil Hill is situated in the Byron Bay hinterland and is the perfect location for a wedding. Set in a beautiful subtropical mountain environment with different levels of affordable accommodation for all your guests, Midginbil Hill provides a relaxed weekend away for the Bride and Groom and their family and friends.

The wonderful natural surroundings make for an inspiring ceremony and depending on your expected number of guests, your budget and wedding style, Midginbil Hill can offer you two venues; the Bunkhouse/Barn or the historic 1906 Homestead.

A Rustic Barn Wedding
(25 to 120 guests)
For a true country wedding the hay bales, perhaps a Bush Dance, some leafy green boughs, the big timbers, shutters and the potbelly stove of the Barn create a great atmosphere. And for those on a tight budget, you can organise your own catering, bring your own alcohol and decorate the barn to your own taste.  

Homestead Wedding
For a smaller, intimate reception the Homestead Wedding option is an ideal option. In the 1906 historic homestead, the atmosphere is peaceful, with the tropical gardens and swimming pool providing many settings for the ceremony and scenic photographs. The dance floor in the dining room is just waiting for the Bridal Waltz and could tell many tales of happy celebrations in its 100 year history. Enjoy a quiet drink in our beautiful gardens before moving to the decks for cocktails and canapes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

"A Kiss and We're Off!" Cake Topper from Weddingstar


We love this adorable cake topper, perfect for any wedding cake. This couple shows all the excitement of a bride and groom about to start off on their first journey together as husband and wife. While perched on a suitcase the Bride steals a precious moment to kiss her Groom. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sea Farm

Located just under an hours drive north of Sydney, Sea Farm is an amazing venue for your wedding. This beautiful location features a stunning open plan house (sleeps 8), a romantic cottage (sleeps 4), pool, tennis court, entertaining deck and beautiful grounds with ocean views.

Stamp your own style on your wedding day and choose only the best caterers, florists, decorators and a gorgeous marquee. If you don't have anyone in mind or don't know where to start, Sea Farm can point you in the right direction.

Wedding bookings typically range from 3 to 7 days. With so much space, family and friends can stay to enjoy the whole experience and share in the memories. 

Visit Sea Farm

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tamburlaine Organic Vineyard Ranked Best Wedding Venue

At its annual national awards, the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) has rated the Tamburlaine Organic Vineyard in the Hunter Valley as one of the top 12 Wedding Reception venues in Australia. The prestigious awards are determined by the ratings given by brides for the quality of product and service, value for money and attitude of the staff.

“We are committed to helping couples plan their dream wedding day - with spectacular results and a minimum of stress and fuss. Tamburlaine is already known as Australia’s largest organic wine producer. We are now also known as the best wedding venue in the Hunter Valley and one of the best in Australia. When it comes to producing wine or hosting a wedding, we always aim to be the best,” says Lou Davidson, General Manager and principal event coordinator.

Tamburlaine Organic Vineyard is located in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, with its reception venue ‘The Lodge’ overlooking luscious lawn on one side and a picturesque dam on the other. Combine this with the estate’s magnificent vineyard, and you have the perfect backdrop for the most stunning wedding photos.

Tamburlaine Organic Vineyard has a range of certified organic wines which will help compliment your big day. Tamburlaine has become the first organic winery to win at the NSW Wine Awards in 2010. 

Visit Tamburlaine Organic Vineyard