Thursday, March 31, 2011

Brigadoon Festival: 34th Annual Highland Gathering

The quaint village of Bundanoon comes alive as mythical 'Brigadoon', for one of the world's largest Scottish Highland gatherings. A day of traditional highland games, sport, food, music and entertainment.

Throughout the day you can enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations, and for those who like to try something new you are cordially invited to join in. There are 30 Scottish Clans and Societies tents and they have their own area where many people make their way to enquire about their Scottish heritage and ancestry.

What: 34th Annual Highland Gathering
When: Saturday 2nd April 2011
Where: Bundanoon, Southern Highlands
Admission: Adults $18, Child $5, Family $40 (2 adults + 2 children)

Visit Bundanoon for more details

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Absolutely Flowers

We just love these bridal bouquets by Absolutely Flowers

Absolutely Flowers is a husband and wife team who have been proudly serving the Southern Highlands area since 1994. They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements, backed by reliable and friendly service. Absolutely Flowers can create floral arrangements for your entire wedding from your bridal bouquet through to ceremony and reception arrangements. 

Visit Absolutely Flowers

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Eschalot Restaurant

Eschalot Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in the famous Southern Highlands. A reputation it has created and enjoyed for over half a decade. Located in the historic village of Berrima and operating from one of the most significant heritage buildings in the area, Eschalot Restaurant delivers consistently beautiful cuisine with an elegant and understated sense of occasion.
Eschalot Restaurant offers a tranquil outlook to the garden and formal courtyard, while in winter guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks by the open fire. Every dish is created with style, innovation and beautifully compliments the unique location of the restaurant.

Although they have tried many times over the last six years to take these items off the menu, Eschalot Restaurant's very valued customers have begged and pleaded to keep them on. These dishes have naturally become Eschalot Restaurant's ‘signature’ dishes and we know you’ll enjoy them… Twice baked goat’s cheese soufflé with spinach crème $18, Roast breast & confit leg of Thirlmere duck, poached pear & juniper jus $38 and Vanilla Crème Brûlée with poached rhubarb $16.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Eliza Overduin

We are very excited that fabulous local artist Eliza Overduin is hosting another exhibition in Sydney. 

Date: Thursday 7th April
Location: ‘District 01 Gallery’, 74-76 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Time: 6pm-9pm, is an open event no invitation necessary.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Affair With George

We just love this gorgeous bouquet from Affair With George. Bright pink roses accompanied with green foliage would compliment any wedding!

Visit Affair With George

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Laser Expressions Oval Baroque Frame Folded Place Card

We just love these amazingly crafted frames from Weddingstar can be used as place cards, favour table signs, instructional signs or you can even use them to indicate what types of food are at a buffet. The options are practically limitless!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The perfect setting for an intimate country wedding

Imagine holding a wedding at Sylvan Glen in the Southern Highlands of NSW - the homestead is the base for your close family and friends to stay and the party goes with a swing in our beautiful function rooms overlooking the golf course.

A wedding is too big a celebration to hold over just one day. A wedding at Sylvan Glen can be spread over the whole weekend, enjoying your special time in relaxation, without time limits and other brides queuing up behind you waiting for the room. With the homestead your own, prepare on Friday with an intimate dinner with family and friends, then after the big day, invite your guests back on Sunday for a delicious brunch and catch up on all yesterday's events.

For an intimate celebration, enjoy holding your reception in Sylvan Glen's function room. Catering for up to 140 in air-conditioned comfort with an adjoining marquee for extra space overlooking the golf course.

Visit Sylvan Glen

Monday, March 21, 2011

French & Country

French & Country is a provincial hideaway in the NSW Southern Highlands, filled with everything for the home, garden and special occasion. Items are sourced both locally and across Europe, usually time-worn and rustic in patina, and carefully selected to enhance everyday living whether it is antique armoire, Belgian bedlinen or candles from the oldest candle company in France, you will find something for you to enjoy.

Visit French & Country

Friday, March 18, 2011

Something Unique Photography

Something Unique Photography specialise in, Wedding, Family, Maternity, Newborn and Fashion photography. They are a fully equipped boutique studio located in Moss Vale, Southern Highlands, servicing all surrounding areas.

While maintaining a high standard in professionalism from shoot to print, David and Rebecca capture the personality and beauty of their clients. Ensuring the experience is enjoyable for everyone, in a relaxed and fun environment, each individuals' uniqueness is reflected in the pictures they take.

 Visit Something Unique Photography or visit the blog

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Potager

Potager; "garden for growing vegetables and plants used in cooking"

The Potager specialise in country weddings either informal or formal and will design and deliver the most beautiful flowers bouquets and arrangements straight to you.

Visit The Potager

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Peppers Craigieburn

Set amongst New South Wales’ beautiful Southern Highlands region, Peppers Craigieburn is a stylish and tasteful estate perfect for any wedding experience.
Surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens and offering a secluded and private setting, this elegant retreat is within easy reach of Sydney and Canberra.
Whether you envision an intimate gathering of 10 or a lavish banquet of 180 guests, the team at Peppers can assist every step of the way. With an array of ceremony and reception venues to choose from, including the spectacular retreat grounds, outdoor terrace, elegant function rooms or Montfort’s Dining Room you are spoilt for choice.
Peppers Craigieburn’s executive chef will wow you and your guests with a sumptuous menu of fresh and local produce as well as an extensive wine list specially designed to compliment your feast. Furthermore, Peppers Craigieburn’s experienced staff will be there to provide uncompromised service allowing you to truly relax with family and friends.
At the conclusion of your celebration, Peppers Craigieburn offers superior accommodation options across 72 guest rooms. Each room offers modern decor, artwork and chic furnishings all adding to the relaxed yet luxurious feel of the retreat. Their Elms Wing Room offers a beautiful and romantic setting to spend your first night as husband and wife as well as offering the ideal venue for you and your bridesmaids to get prepared.
Special rates are available to your wedding guests and the team is happy to provide a group quote.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eling Forest

In a beautiful garden setting, surrounded by the historic vineyard, Eling Forest makes the ideal place to host your wedding. Our new function centre was completed in 2008 and can host sit down weddings for up to 200 guests. What better backdrop to your wedding day. Eling forest can handle all of the arrangements you might need from flowers to wedding cake to celebrant should you need one. With 4 spacious rooms and our historic cottage Eling Forest can also host your whole wedding party.

The bride and groom also receive a private wine tasting before your wedding to help make sure your guests are drinking the perfect wine for the occasion. Please contact Eling Forest for our wedding packages tailored to suit you. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Centennial Vineyards

Overlooking the breathtaking views of the winery, Centennial Vineyards Restaurant provides a stunning setting for your wedding day. Ideally located 1.5 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra, Centennial Vineyards is situated off the old Hume Highway, just 3 minutes from Bowral.

In the summer, the open glass doors and patio provides the perfect setting for drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the mountains, while in the winter, the warmth and rustic appeal of the resaturant is set aglow by the open fireplace – perfect for the enchanted evenings indoors.

Centennial Vineyards also provides abundant car and bus parking and a guest drop off point is always accessible.

The professional and experienced staff are available to ensure that you and your guests experience the ultimate food and wine experience that is everything you imagined for your special day.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bush Auction

A quick note to let you know there will be a fun 'Bush Auction' in the carpark at Dirty Janes Emporium and Antique Markets, 391 Bong Bong Street, Bowral this Sunday, March 13 from 10am.  Great bargains and a fun atmosphere will make it a worthwhile outing.  

Call in and see French and Country at the Antique Markets while you're there, they have two stands - look for the French and Country signs at Shop 29 and Shop 39. French and Country will be showcasing some lovely new products from their recent trip to France and you'll find over 20 great stalls of antique and vintage wares.  

Full details of what's to be auctioned can be found at Dirty Janes 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Millewa… Luxurious Accommodation on the Southern Highlands

For fabulous country home-style accommodation on the beautiful Southern Highlands, you can't go past the luxurious Millewa. Sleeping up to 11 guests with the option of an additional two guests in the private Possum Cottage, Millewa is a true country gem located in Burradoo, just over an hours' drive from Sydney. 

Boasting four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the spacious main residence is situated on over 2 acres of mature gardens and manicured lawns. Delightful outdoor entertaining is made possible with terraces, patios and timber decks offering magnificent views of the surrounding grounds and the variety of birds and wildlife that visit the property. 

Millewa also offers an indoor heated mineral pool and spa that utilises the latest in pool technology. Odourless, environmentally friendly and virtually free of synthetic chemicals, Millewa's Magnapool will feel like heaven for your skin, and with solar and gas heating, you can enjoy the Magnapool at any time of the year.

With all the conveniences of a modern home, including a Bose sound system both indoors and out, central heating, HD televisions and iPod docking areas, you will also love the elegant country touches too. The drawing room and the bar – complete with a baby grand piano – are magnificent rooms for you to unwind in, while the floodlit all-weather tennis court will also provide hours of entertainment. 

Visit Millewa to learn more, and be sure to contact the delightful owners to discuss your accommodation options.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sheer Serenity Skin & Beauty

Sheer Serenity's aim is to pamper you from head to toe to bring out your individual natural beauty. Their skilled and passionate therapists,treatment menu, serene and beautifully appointed space, combined with exceptional Environ skin care products creates a luxurious experience. 

From manicures and pedicures, waxing, tinting and body wraps, to bridal make-up and spray tanning, Sheer Serenity welcomes the opportunity to look after you and your bridal party. All bridal make-up is applied using professional cosmetics for a flawless complexion that photographs beautifully.

Visit Sheer Serenity Skin & Beauty or phone 02 4861 6246.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Bowral Florist

rom chic elegance to sumptuous exuberance, nothing adds colour, perfume, and personality to your big day like fresh flowers. The Bowral Florist knows that every bride dreams of the perfect wedding day, and will help make your wedding vision a reality. 

The Bowral Florist creates a fresh, country look for your wedding and can provide all you need to ensure everything is at its best on your big day.

Visit The Bowral Florist or make an appointment to discuss your wedding flowers.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Your Event Solution

Your wedding day is going to be the biggest day of your life, so having everything the way you want it on the day is vital. Your Event Solution will make it happen!

Your Event Solution has worked with hundreds of brides-to-be over the years, creating uncompromisingly beautiful weddings. They have also built a portfolio of great wedding ideas, featuring some of the best ideas from wedding settings they have helped to create.

Visit Your Event Solution to view their easy guide form and let's get started!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cupcakes For Poppy

We just love this beautiful custom design cake creation from Cupcakes For Poppy!

Cupcakes for Poppy is dedicated to providing beautiful wedding cakes and cupcakes for the Southern Highlands and Illawarra. If you are looking for a wedding cake that not only looks good but tastes amazing, Cupcakes for Poppy is right for you.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Southern Highland Wines


Southern Highland Wines appreciates the importance of your wedding day as a beautiful, romantic and elegant occasion. Imagine your wedding at a venue that encapsulates the magic of the Southern Highlands, the atmosphere of an award-winning winery and a service level second to none.Southern Highland Wines experienced wedding co-coordinator can advise you on every detail of your wedding, with a range of specially tailored packages available to suit all styles and budgets.

Visit Southern Highland Wines