News Roundup

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A few bits of pieces (again, need to rethink that name!) of what is happening around the bridal web and online…


Southern Wedding Magazine is out now and while I can’t vouch for the latest issue (I’m waiting for my copy to reach my hot little hands) going off of the internet buzz and quality of the last issue, it’s a great issue! I have THREE issues to give away to brides anywhere in the world!

To win a copy simply leave a comment on this entry telling me your favourite cultural wedding tradition! Entrants must be aged 18 or older, competition closes 6th of December Australian EST 5pm. Entry is open worldwide.


Basilica Couture is holding a sample sale with 30-50% off showroom samples including wedding gowns, veils, head pieces, bridesmaid gowns, evening gowns and christening gowns. Gowns include Badgley Mischka Bride and Anne Barge collections! The sale runs until December 31st, 2009

The sale is on at the Basilica Showroom, 206 Victoria Road, Drummoyne. Visit the website for more.

Win Beauty Products

Online magazine Beauty and Lace is giving away one beauty pack a month until January- each pack is different and contains over 20 full sized products valued at over $600. To enter you just have to answer the question! Find more details here.

Home | Mi Bride and Groom

Mi Bride & Groom have launched their online superstore! Plenty of goodies to look at to keep your online wedding shopping habits accumulating!

EmmyRose | Wedding & Event Invitations-1

Another brand new launch is that of EmmyRose Stationery by Emily Anderson. I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store!

Any wedding news you’d like to share today?

  • Gabriela Cardenal says:
    November 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Very nice blog to know more information!! Thank you for posting

  • Pia K says:
    November 25, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Love this blog! And love Southern Weddings too… And coveting for an issue of my own, my favourite cultural wedding tradtion would be the Swedish tradition where the bride and groom walk down the isle together. The bride’s not walked down by her father, and though I think that’s a beautiful tradition, I still love the idea of walking down together with my beloved. (Which will happen in July!)
    So, there’s my contribution. Greetings from a Swedish fan!

  • Marija says:
    November 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I like your blog. I keep coming back here for ideas and inspiration, so thanks so much for posting!!!

  • Wendy says:
    November 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    My favorite tradition- which we’ll be doing in our own wedding – is Scottish. We’re having a bagpiper play the ceremony, and after walking back down the aisle together we’ll stop at the piper and have him give us a small toast in gaelic with some scotch.

  • Kate says:
    November 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    When my Uncle married my Italian Aunt I loved it all – but my favourite was that when the bride and groom walked around the circle of guests (350 people) and said goodbye to each person individually. While this was going on some of her extended family did some traditional dancing and the band played on to keep us all entertained!

  • juel says:
    November 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I love the Swiss tradition of planting a tree together…symbolizes fertility and luck I believe? Would be lovely to incorporate that into our ceremony!!

  • Jojo says:
    November 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I went to a gorgeous Korean wedding recently, where one fertility-related tradition had everyone in stitches. The couple’s parents throw chestnuts and dates at the couple, who try and catch them – the total caught shows you how many children they will have! NB: The bride’s parents picked up the whole bag and threw it in one go – their intentions were fairly clear!!! The couple also get to take the treats away as a honeymoon snack 🙂

  • Clare says:
    November 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Oo, I hope I win one! I cannot vouch for the authenticity of my favourite tradition – a Malaysian guy my Mum works with told her, and she told me when I discussed our dilemma over how to seat four divorced parents and their new partners at the wedding/ at the bridal table. My mum was told that in Malaysia, it’s traditional to seat the person that introduced the bride and groom to one another at the bridal table, as a guest of honour. We’re doing that, as a gorgeous way to sit with our friends at the reception!

  • Sweet Libertine says:
    December 1, 2009 at 9:31 am

    My favourite wedding tradition and one that we will be having is the italian tradition of the cutting of the tie.

    The men at the wedding each take turns in cutting a piece off the grooms tie in exchange for money. I think its a bit more fun than the usual money in an envelope thing.

  • Competition Winners | Polka Dot Bride says:
    June 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    […] three winners of the brand new issue of Southern Weddings Magazine […]



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