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I posted last year about Oroton’s lovely crystal clutches which are perfect for your wedding day goodies. Today Oroton unveiled their ‘Design Your Own’ Bespoke Range.Made with Crystallized Swarovski Elements, you’re able to choose the clutch design, crystal colour, chain style and length. The bag can even have a nameplate engraved with your own message.

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Chronic illness is something that affects so many people, yet those who are touched by it march on silently, often alone.For those in a relationship, it stretches the boundaries, tests the bond you have and requires so much emotional energy, patience and loyalty. It’s a journey which can provide many rewarding jewels but can also

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  This little button means one very exciting thing.Marketing legend Guy Kawasaki created a site- called Alltop.com, which in short, groups together all the top blogs stories into ‘channels’ there’s a fashion channel, a movie channel, a beauty channel and more.But today I found out from a lovely photographer- Christine Tremoulet, that the weddings channel has

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There’s only four days left to enter Polka Dot Bride’s Win A Wedding Dress Competition!Australian Brides- Entries close June 2nd at midnight AEST. All you have to do is create an inspiration board (or write one!) around the gown, let me know your sources and email it to me at win@polkadotbride.com.au. Easy! The perfect weekend

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It’s great to be able to see a video of a venue, especially if you’re planning from another country!Here are some offerings from Youtube of some Sydney, Australia wedding venuesSebel Pier One Sydney HotelThe Dockside Venues Group Watersedge SydneyWaterview Convention Centre   

Ah, the first winner of Australian Idol has finally walked down the aisle (our international readers might remember his curly afro from the one and only World Idol!)  Photo from news.com.auGuy wed his childhood sweetheart Jules in Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel (coincidentally where Nicole Kidman also wed) on Sydney’s North Shore.A reception was held at

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One of the new trends which I love is serving your guests a midnight snack to keep them refreshed and dancing (or keep them awake for the trip home!). This can be a more casual meal and should be something easy for guests to handle, but also fun!There are endless options for your midnight snack-

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Paper Lanterns from Martha Stewart Weddings, Paper Lanterns at Emily & Garrett’s wedding from bridesFarah left a comment last week asking about finding paper lanterns in Australia. Paper lanterns look fabulous in wedding decor. During the ceremony they can be hung overhead. They can light the path to your venues, light your outdoor lounge area,

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There’s one week to go until entries close to win a Henri Josef website wedding dress valued at $1400! All you have to do is create (or write) and inspiration board around the gown!Remember entry is open to all Australian residents aged 18 years or older. You can enter as many times as you like!

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Steven Khalil first fell in love with couture while watching Princess Diana walk down that long aisle. That was him at age six, at 17 he started working for a couture house and some years later began his own label.He uses traditional practices to drape fabrics, fitting and lace appliqués creating a well made classic

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Eco Girl is all about being planet and style conscious. Under their label Enamore, their new bridal collection of bridesmaids gowns embraces their beliefs and values and will add to your ‘eco-friendly wedding’. They also have a range of ‘green’ lingerie made of 100% organic silk satin which feature pretty laces and embellishments.All Eco-Girl clothing

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I of course, am still in love with a coloured wedding shoe. So here are some to inspire you! These are the glorious work of Christian Louboutin and are available at Net A PorterChristian Louboutin Very Prive pumps, Christian Louboutin Very Noeud slingbacks, Pedro Garcia Leslie satin pumps, Olivia Morris Eden satin slingback, Pedro Garcia

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Ali emailed me looking for Salsa inspiration. She’s into all things retro and provided me with a bunch of images that she wanted for the ‘feel’ of her engagement party. Knowing Ali was after salsa skirts and khaki suits, I went for a retro salsa theme with a slight Casablanca feel to it.The colour palette

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Helen Rodrigues is having a sale this weekend! Up  to 50% savings on many ex catwalk, show gowns and samples. 3 days only. Gowns include designs by Vera Wang, Suzanne Neville, Alan Hannah and Jenny Packham. Prices start at $3990 and include all fittings and dry cleaning.Saturday 24 May 2008 – by appointment Sunday 25

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Are you an Aussie bride wanting a beautiful wedding dress? Henri Josef website and Polka Dot Bride are giving away a wedding gown valued at $1400!See the full details on the entry here! Entries close midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time June 2nd and all entries must contain at least one photo of the gown and

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