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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The 2010 Ultimate Wedding Planning Party was a night to remember!! We had over 300 brides gather at the beautiful Opera Point Marquee to get the latest tips from the best of the bridal industry.

The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as guests enjoyed delicious Opera Point canap├ęs and sipped on Jansz & Crown Lager, all while mingling with bridal experts such as Letterbird Lane and being pampered by the beauty gurus at Jo Malone & Bobbi Brown.

We had fantastic speakers that included Graham Monro (GM Photographics), Amy Erbacher (Amy Erbacher Beauty), Anthony Del Col (Staging Connections) and Mark Baulderstone (Riedel) who provided these brides-to-be with useful advice for their upcoming special day.

Look at these gorgeous pictures below, taken by the talented Esteban La Tessa…

Anthony Del Col & Brides

Jodie Sparrow & Peter Witherby

Opera Point Marquee - atmosphere

Three piece quartet from Sweethearts Music

Gorgeous stage set-up: Flowers by Mandalay Flowers, Teapots by Peters of Kensington

Wedding Styling by Anthony Del Col at Staging Connections

Fabulous Jo Malone products - guests were pampered with hand massages!

Guests enjoyed Jansz sparkling wine

Opening of Stage Show Opera Singer by Sweethearts Music & stunning chandeliers by Chandeliers To Die For

Wedding Styling by Anthony Del Col at Staging Connections

Stunning shoes by Peeptoe Shoes

Shannon O’Reily and Bonnie Blackburn

Guests were also treated to a fashion show of the latest bridal collections from Amsale & Steven Khalil, along with some fun-loving men suited up in M.J. Bale.

Here are some of my favourite bridal pictures from the event…

Gorgeous models in Amsale bridal gowns

Steven Khalil & models wearing Steven Khalil

Male models in M.J. Bale

Model wears Steven Khalil Academy Awards style glamour gown - A latte tone, fully sequinned gown with crinoline through the hem

Model wears Steven Khalil 50's inspired gown in the 2010 collection - Mid-calf length with a cinched waist bodice

Model wears Amsale Bali Gown - shown in blush, also available in ivory. This gown is stunning for a bride who wants a low back and beautiful french lace detail.

Model wears Amsale Bijou wedding gown - simple and stunning witha d rop waist and large hand made flower detail around the skirt. This is for a confident bride that wants to make an entrance.

Bridesmaids dresses can be difficult to find for everyone to feel fabulous in. Amsale has a range of different fabrics and cuts that can be paired with each other so each maid feels comfortable and vibrant.

Some lucky ladies left with some fabulous door-prizes that included a wedding cake by Planet Cake (www.planetcake.com.au),  dinner for two at Pink Salt (www.pinksalt.com.au), $500 worth of Santos Wish jewellery (www.santoswish.com), a $500 Goddess Lingerie voucher (www.goddessbra.com), and finally the GRAND PRIZE… a luxurious trip for two to Fiji, staying at the Likuliku Resort (www.likulikulagoon.com) thanks to Coral Seas (www.coralseas.com.au).

The party kicked on until 10pm and our lovely lucky guests were spoilt even further, leaving with overflowing gift bags worth over $500 with fantastic goodies from Riedel, Mandalay Flowers, Guylian, Bvlgari, Jo Malone and Bobbi Brown.

Until next time....

Sarah xox