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Georgia Young Salt AW 2016 Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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When Australian designer Georgia Young dropped her latest collection “Salt” quietly this month, I knew it would be something special.

Inspired by the rugged beauty of the seaside, Georgia created a collection that captures the “unyielding yet tranquil” moodiness of the ocean.

Tones of pale pinks, oysters and whites reflect the spectacular sunsets, while the draping of laces and free-flowing silks embody the tantalizing drama of the water and the moodiness of the surroundings. Fabric is twisted and turned, draped and caught like waves in the wind, silhouettes flow and billow, lines are dramatic and then turn to softly emphasizing the wearers figure.

Each gown, crafted in Georgia’s Fitzroy showroom, is crafted to the finest couture techniques. The craft of couture considered just as important as the beautiful design.

The “Salt” Autumn Winter 2016 Collection is available by appointment only from the  Georgia Young Fitzroy boutique.

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Gowns: Georgia Young Couture / Photographer: Mel Carrero / Hair & Makeup Artist: Luciana Rose / Model: Shannikah Doherty
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Vendor of the Week – The Modern Celebrants

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! It’s a big week ahead of us, Valentines Day week and we have plenty of romantic inspiration in store for you!

As the summer days stretch before us during our hottest month of the year, take a break from all that frolicking in the sun to relax while we highlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Catering, we have Entertainment, we have Jewellery, we even have Photography and Menswear! Our Directory is filled with vendors who would be delighted to meet you and plan your day with you.

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!




The Modern Celebrants are a collaboration of five fun loving, young and caring celebrants. Based in Melbourne, Erin, Danielle, Julie, Bianca and Tracey form a professional supportive network for each other, having performed over 800 ceremonies between them. With a professional approach, they aim to create a ceremony that is as individual as you are, and the added bonus is that there is always a back up celebrant available to perform your wedding ceremony. Meet The Modern Celebrants….

We asked Erin, Danielle, Julie, Bianca and Tracey of The Modern Celebrants five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

Julie: When driving back from a wedding on a Friday or Saturday in the summer months, I dream of a crisp cold Pinot Grigio!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Danielle: One of my favourite weekend getaway locations is Sorrento! There are so many things to love about this place – you can enjoy lazing on the beach and having a swim during Summer, or rugging up and getting some fresh air as you stroll along the sand in the cooler months, all the while enjoying the amazing views, so don’t forget to take your camera! There are lots of great shops for some retail therapy, plenty of fabulous eateries (keep a lookout for the best vanilla slices in Australia) and don’t forget to treat yourself to a pamper session at one of the wonderful Day Spas! The most important thing though, is that you get to share your weekend away with those you love!

Favourite restaurant?

Erin: We are spoilt for choice in fabulous restaurants in Melbourne as it is so multicultural! One of my favourite restaurants to dine in would be Red Spice Road in the McKillop Street CDB. The delicious gourmet, modern Asian inspired food is divine with lots of variety from succulent meats, seafood, desserts to vegetarian and gluten free options. The massive David Bromley paintings that are displayed on the back walls and the shared bench seats create a trendy and chic vibe. The Premier banquet menu is a MUST! I’m salivating just thinking about it.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

Bianca: Breakfast of a Sunday morning at our house is always pancakes with honey, lemon, sugar and syrup (but not all together!). We usually walk off the pancakes after breakfast before I start preparing for an afternoon ceremony.

Your favourite wedding story?

Tracey: My favourite wedding story would have to when a bride and groom met at the end of the aisle and turned to face each other, they both broke down in tears – such a beautiful and sincere moment. I felt that I was there not only for their emotional state as well as being there to guide them through their ceremony. Everyone could just see the genuine and warmth of emotion and I understood that they were so perfectly right for each other.

Visit The Modern Celebrants’ page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. The Modern Celebrants is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

Snapshot Sunday – My Giggling Flowergirl

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


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Michelle & Mathew’s Romantic Clifftop Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


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Michelle & Mathew

The beauty in these romantic clifftop engagement photos is enough to take one’s breath away.  There is something amazing about the wind and sea torn cliffs tops and when you add a love story to the mix, it fast becomes a story I can’t wait to share with you. Today’s engagement photos were captured by Amelia at Pictures and Hearts.

Amelia tells, “I envisioned a gorgeous shoot at the top of a cliff in Blue Mountains. I was devastated when I saw that it was going to rain and storm for the whole week. Naoko our other principal photographer was going to come and create her magic as well but she got sick with food poisoning in the morning. I was thinking, “Who out there is trying to stop us from doing this beautiful photoshoot?!”

However, I looked at the jaw-dropping gorgeous bouquet and hair wreath that the amazing Sarah from Estu Garden created, and thought about how Kaori Harigae from Zena Hair & Makeup was going to make Michelle look like a goddess and most importantly, we have a pair of absolutely smitten lovebirds… and I thought this is more than enough to create magic, the show must go on! So Michelle and Mathew braved the wind and the chills at Maroubra Cliffs and despite the rain, they just got lost in their love for each other.”

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Michelle tells, “We met at work, Mathew was training me and one day he asked me about the scratch on my leg and if I was okay. I then asked him ‘Why are you looking at my legs!?!’ Things quickly developed from there.”

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On what they love about each other, Michelle tells, “We keep each other grounded and know how to make each other smile and laugh.”

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Michelle tells the story of how Mathew proposed. “We were on holidays in New York after I had just finished my uni degree. On top of the Empire State building, Mathew got down on one knee and popped the big question.”

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Photographer: Pictures and Hearts / Flowers: Estu Garden / Hair & Makeup Artist: Kaori Harigae from Zena Hair & Makeup
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