2007 has already been a big year for wedding magazines! The shelves are stocked for the newly engaged and for those who race to the newsagent when the latest edition is released (don’t look at me!)  – it’s a great time for grabbing the latest issue!

So here’s a peek at our favourite magazines on the shelves now:

January saw the launch of a new Australian magazine Wedding Style Guide, a pocket sized, beautifully designed creation. Their premiere issue features a beautiful mirror themed wedding, a black and white style section, and a home spun wedding featuring pumpkins and calendula flowers. It also has a neat little directory at the back. The next issue is out this month.

Martha Stewart Weddings– which although a US based magazine always profiles our favourite DIY ideas and beautiful weddings. This issue features a sweet gold and pink feature, advice on seating your guests, a black and white food spread and pearls.

Instyle Weddings was typically glamorous and this issue features A Brides Guide to Diamond Shapes (with lots of pictures!), 10 simple ways on saving on your wedding reception, how to create a stunning reception table and a spread on white wedding cakes.

Cosmopolitan Bride gave us a little gold guide- which has already has me drooling over various websites! A fab recipe for wedding cupcakes, a groom’s section and a feature on how to choose the perfect wedding dress are all included.

Bride To Be launched their new website this year and also produced another fabulous edition, featuring a funky blue and red spread, the wedding diary of Lauren Newton and a droolworthy food spread.

Bride To Be also released their annual ‘Your Day’ which is full of real life weddings. This issue features he gorgeous Asian inspired wedding of Holly Brisley, a stunning vintage bride Rebecca, an outback bride Katrina, and pretty bride makeup looks.

and finally Creative Weddings- the magazine of choice for Aussie DIY brides came out today
– I can’t wait to see what it has in store!

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I just read about a new site that’s started called ‘Honest Answers About Wedding Photography’. It’s written by a bunch of wedding photographers (who go by The Professional Wedding Photographers’ Collective) and has all the questions, the tips and the answers you need to choose the best wedding photographer for you.

There’s a soon – to – be forum, a list of wedding contracts, FAQs and more- its sure to be a great resource for any bride who is struggling with the complex task of booking a photographer!

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The Big Group
is one of my favourite event companies. It’s a Melbourne based company run by Bruce and Chyka Keebaugh. Chyka has the most amazing sense of style and so you know anything you’ll come across with The Big Group will be fresh and innovative.

The Big Group cater to a wide array of venues – from your home to highly sought after city venues like the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

The Big Group is renowned for their amazing events- anyone who has been lucky enough to be a part of one of their catered spring racing carnival marquees would certainly agree the name they have made for themselves is well earned.

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The Big Group can help you with everything from floral design to staff to styling. The team will work with you from day one – discussions, ideas and imagination all provided with unique and fresh angles.

They have a huge array of products for you to access as part of your event with them – vintage glassware, centerpieces and lighting are all resources they can provide – it’s only limited by your (and their) imagination! They’ve thought through the little details and work with you to create the whole picture.

The Big Group

[email protected]
38 – 40 Cubitt Street
Richmond VIC 3141
Ph: 03 9429 0910
Fax: 03 9429 0920