Wednesday 25th February, 2009

We Love…

–    breezes on a balmy summer’s day
–    ice clinking in an ice frosted glass
–    being inside during a storm
–    dappled shade on a hot day
–    white flowers
–    the perfume of jasmine
–    fish and chips at dusk on the beach
–    ice creams – anywhere, anytime!
–    the smell of mown lawns
–    fat raindrops soaking the earth
–    barbeques on warm summer nights
–    the colours of an Australian summer

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Wednesday 18th February, 2009

Harry and The Princess – The Wedding Planner

You’re engaged and suddenly your head is filled to the brim with ideas, numbers and random dreams. Where do you put it all in an organized fashion? In a Harry and The Princess  – The Wedding Planner of course!

Presented to you in a pink and green cover with a vintage feel, each section is clearly labeled and divided with card on which there is a delightfully whimsical picture guaranteed to make you smile! Each section contains tips written by Harry and The Princess themselves, to give you ideas you may not have thought of.

There are lots of sections in which you can make notes on matte paper. For instance in the section labeled ‘Flowers’ there are tips, a place to write down your florist’s contact details, and a list of the places and people you may need to provide flowers for.  There are pockets provided to put all those brochures and receipts and other bits and pieces you will collect in each section. At the front of the folder there is even a handy timeline which you could mark off as you do each ‘job’.

This folder is pretty enough to keep as a memento of all the planning you did for your wedding day.

Please note, the Harry & The Princess wedding planner is now out of print and unavailable.

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Tuesday 17th February, 2009

Your Wedding Magazine Editorial

We were thrilled at Bridal Survival to see the cover of new Sydney wedding magazine Your Wedding. Bridal Survival’s Exclusive Bridal Emergency Kit  – Sarah took a little limelight!

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Thursday 12th February, 2009

Surviving With Children

Pink Frosting Flowergirl Wedding Transfer

Inviting your friends’ and relatives’ children to your wedding can add to the joyousness of the occasion if you are well prepared.

Have some designated carers – either trusted family or friends, or trained carers – to look after the children, so that their parents can relax and enjoy themselves. Prepare your reception venue by taking note of all possible hazards – water near by, a kitchen area, large expanses of glass etc – and make sure your carers are aware of these. Make sure that your carers know who they are looking after so they are aware of where they are at all times.

Children need to drink and eat well before the adults so ensure that a table with fun versions of the ‘grown up’ food – iced drinks, finger food, water ices, lollipops, is readily available. Ask the parents if they prefer some foods not to be available to their children – such as lollies or coloured ice blocks. Some children may have allergies – so warn the chef accordingly.

Games such as cricket, ball games, bubble blowing can be set up in an open space, or making sand castles if at a beach venue. A spot for quiet activities, equipped with paper and crayons and coloured pencils, board games, puzzles – perhaps set out on a picnic rug in the shade will encourage cooling off in the heat. A quiet corner for naps will ensure that parents don’t take home screaming frazzled children.

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Monday 02nd February, 2009

Valentine’s Day Ideas 2009

Valentine’s Day 2009 is creeping up slowly! There are so many creative ways you can spend time together on Valentine’s Day without feeling like the day is full of consumerism. So we’ve come up with a list of five ideas to get your creative juices going.

These don’t have to be limited to Valentine’s Day, they’re great for a night out or wedding planning break too!

1. Buy delicious gelato and take a walk along the beach.

Trampoline Caramel Pear Sorbet

You can often find some of the Bridal Survival team lurking at the delicious 7 Apples Gelato in St Kilda who make an amazing blood orange gelato. We also love Trampoline Gelato (We love their lychee and lime!) and if we want something a little more indulgent- we can’t go past Cold Rock Ice Creamery with Picnic bars mixed in!

2. Check out the latest flick in style.

Visit your nearest Gold Class cinema and spend the night watching the latest blockbuster with a glass of champagne, chocolate and great company!

New flicks out in time for Valentine’s Day include Rachel Getting Married, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Marley & Me and Revolutionary Road.

If you want to make it a little more different, try an outdoor cinema. Melbourne’s Moonlight Cinema will be showing Breakfast at Tiffany’s while Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema will be showing Vicky Cristina Barcelona

3. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bridgeclimb are offering special Valentine’s Day packages including photos, a climb and a bottle of sparkling wine and a message in The Daily Telegraph. There’s even a package for those that may be carrying a special ring to the peak.

4. Have a picnic

Packing up your favourite gourmet delights and take a basket to an unexplored place for a peaceful Valentine’s celebration together. Choose delicious foods such as cheeses, dips. smoked salmon, crusty bread and fresh, ripe fruit like cherries. Think foods you can pick up quickly from your local deli for a fuss free affair.

5. Go wine tasting.

Domaine Chandon

There is nothing better than scouting out the best wineries for a taste of their home grown creations.  Spend a day sampling at your favourite wineries, try new ones and stop for lunch at a restaurant overlooking a vineyard. If you’re feeling like spending a little more- consider hiring a limousine for a wine tour. We love Wine Diva’s list of Australia’s wine region tour companies.

Bridal Survival is also offering Valentine’s Day giftwrap for any special treats you might like to gift to your loved one. Using glossy white paper, the gift wrap features pink ribbon and red ribbon with a red heart gift tag. It’s available now in our online store here.

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