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Tara Lauren Spring Summer 2017 Seafarer Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


I have been dreaming of holidays and this ethereal collection from Tara Lauren has not helped my dreams of Italy. The brand new Spring 2017 collection is all about “Dreamy seaside ambience”

The romantic, bohemian styling of sister Tara and Shaina ‘s designs has come into play with the off the shoulder details, sweeping trains, long sleeves and beautiful skirts. Adding a touch of colour, the designs bring to life beautiful pattern that gives brides to be a somewhat offbeat option for their wedding day look.

Drawing from the holiday vibes of the Amalfi Coast (also the most beautiful setting for the campaign shoot) Tara and Shaina’s newest collection capture the youthful, effortless atmosphere vibes of the holiday destination beautiful with elegant silhouettes and beautifully textured fabrics of battenburg lace and crepe de chine.

Tara Lauren is available in Australia at Love Marie.

Gowns: Tara Lauren / Photographer: Jean-Laurent Gaudy / Cinematographer: Dan Duran / Model: Lizann Mulé
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Vendor of the Week – Peppermint Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Have you heard? We’re hiring! Pop on over to this job listing to join the patterned people!

We’re nearly at the end of the month where Valentine’s Day – the day of romance comes calling. How did you celebrate it? Did you travel to the city of love, Paris? Were you spoiled with a beautiful dinner, or did you just spoil yourself and your fiance with some nice sparkly? Celebrate your engagement and check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendor just for you. We have Stationery & Paper Goods, we have Bridal Gowns, we have Menswear and Food Trucks – we even have Styling & Hire and Venues! Our vendors are eager to help you make your wedding day the best it can be.

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

If ‘moody, authentic and raw’ appeals to you, then Amanda of Peppermint Photography might just be the photographer for you. The emotions of each shot are laid bare, and there is a vibrance to her photography. And as Amanda tells us below, the most unexpected things can happen when you’re photographing a wedding!

We asked Amanda of Peppermint Photography  five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

Geisha Colada / Japanese Slipper.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Byron Bay (NSW).

Favourite restaurant?

The French Martini, Southbank (South Brisbane). (Best cocktails!!)

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

Fruit + Tea.

Your favourite wedding story?

During a very special ceremony just recently I witnessed the ringing of a bell to honour the deceased. Later in editing I noticed a very distinct ray of light shining upon the couple in the images taken at this time.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Special Look

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays



Image by Kirralee Wedding Photographer

Eliza & Daniel’s Romantic Sunshine Coast Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements


Eliza & Daniel

Want an engagement shoot with a heck of a lot of fun and a touch of sweetness? This romantic Sunshine Coast engagement from This Is Life Photography makes the most of the forest to sea spirit of the coastal region with our couple Eliza and Daniel who “wanted photos that resonated with our fun and adventurous relationship”.

Now fans of online dating, Eliza tells the story of how the two lovebirds met. “We met on an online dating app one day and after many requests (as I was so over dating) I agreed to a date. We went to a restaurant and we had immediate sparks. He dropped me home and the next day he delivered a bouquet of flowers to my door. He, later in the relationship revealed to me that he fell head over heels for me that night.”

On what they love about one another, Eliza remarks “We love that we complement each other so well as we are complete opposites! Daniel is the super relaxed, carefree, hands-on type personality and I am the one that takes more of an analytical, realistic and very driven, self-motivated approach. We both love that we are very active and are always adventuring and dabbling in new activities each weekend.”

The proposal happened to a very surprised Eliza, who remembers “I had just finished competing 4 days at the national cheerleading championship in Melbourne when I arrived back home and Daniel had come to pick me up. He was absolutely set on taking me to dinner even though I was utterly exhausted and really wanted to go home.

We started driving and he began acting really strange and driving in the complete opposite direction to where we were meant to be going. I was pretending to be asleep in the car because I really wasn’t enthused to go to dinner and to my surprise when I opened my eyes he was driving me down an ominous pitch-black forestry road to which I thought – “my goodness!” Praying I secretly hadn’t been dating a closet psychopath. He drove to the end of the road and said ‘Nope that’s it, I’m turning around – you don’t want to go to dinner’.

Then he stopped the car, got out and stood in front of it and just stayed there. I stepped out of the car and noticed we had driven through to a secluded beach. Then I walked up to him and he got down on one knee and proposed. I was so taken aback that I forgot that I even needed to respond. I said yes and were were both so excited that we skipped dinner and went home to tell all the family!”