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Win Tickets To The Melbourne Bride Expo!

by | Bride, Competitions


the 2009 melbourne bride wedding expo Win Tickets To The Melbourne Bride Expo!

Bride Magazine is hosting their annual Melbourne Bride Expo on June 13 & 14th.

Held at the Melbourne Convention Centre, the Melbourne Bride Expo will showcase over 100 exhibitors including bridal couturiers, photographers, stationers, florists, cake artists, makeup artists, cars and venues.

A fashion parade full of gowns from designers like Mariana Hardwick, Baccini & Hill and Gwendolynne will run three times a day.

There are great prizes up for grabs including a $3500 Izaro wedding gown and a $5000 Phuket Honeymoon

I have two double passes to the Melbourne Bride expo to give away. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite wedding movie and why you love it!

Competition closes 4th of June 2009, 5pm EST. Entry open to Australian residents only.

For everyone waiting for the results of our Rock Your Frock competition, the winner will be announced as soon as humanley possible! Due to the unpredictable filming schedule of Project Runway Australia, our attempts have kept getting delayed!

Snapshot Sunday – Blue Moon

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


There is something purely beautiful about this photo captured by Jonathan Wherrett. The vivid blue, the newlyweds Holly and Ben (see more here) only just visible at the end of the pier. How magical!

hb 10 Snapshot Sunday Blue Moon

Photo by Jonathan Wherrett

The Ultimate Youtube Proposal

by | Bride, Engagements


Someone recently twittered a link to this fantastic proposal setup- Dave Ohana’s Guide To Getting Married

It started at a kiosk in Rose Bay, Sydney where the waiter delivered an Iphone with a video on it to Emma….

And the result?

Magnificent Magnolias

by | Bride, Flowers, Grooms


nk magnolias Magnificent Magnolias

Photo by NK Photography

Magnolias are such a stunning flower, with their big blooms and vividly coloured leaves.

These very hardy plants produce a delicate looking and fragrant flower that is a delight to the senses when it blooms in the spring.  Encased in furry buds that open to a loose looking flower, the magnolia  bloom is most magnificent when the branches of the tree are still bare and the flowers appear in late winter.

Some blooms are pure white, some are deep pink and white and some, such as the Star Magnolia (Magnolia Stellata )  are tinged with pink when they first open, fading to white. The Star Magnolia has a loose petalled flower, whereas others such as Magnolia x ‘Black Tulip’ bear flowers that are tulip shaped and burgundy in colour.

The most spectacular of these plants is shown in the picture above – Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’. Glossy green leaves with rust coloured suede like undersides are as much a feature of this plant as the beautiful creamy white scented blossoms. Stunning in large floral arrangements, or on its own in a simple bouquet wrapped in rust or green ribbon it will take your breath away. Other Magnolia species look elegant just grouped in large clear vases to show off their bare stems with the surprise of the flowers higher up.
Related to the Magnolia is the Michelia. Similar in looks to the Magnolia, with clear white flower petals around yellow stamens and fresh green leaves, it is also scented. The flower buds are encased in rust coloured coverings, and when the petals drop off there are twigs left with the now darker coloured stamens still attached. Try Michelia yunnanensis ‘Scented Pearl’.

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