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For The Love Of Grace “The Barefoot Dancer” Bridesmaids Collection

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


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With deep tones of marsala, plum and damson, the brand new capsule collection From The Love Of Grace “The Barefoot Dancer”, with all the essence of their previous collections, “The Barefoot Dancer” is free spirited and dreamy, a relaxed collection of styles that suit the bohemian spirited bride and bridesmaid.

The collection  is full of French Lace (with a little stretch for comfort) pieces designed to mix and match. Cropped lace camisoles, long lace skirts, tshirt style overlays with open backs, off the shoulder tops and dresses, each a hint at the beauty of the 2016 collection expected early next year.

For The Love of Grace is available to buy via the website or the For The Love Of Grace Gold Coast boutique.

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Gowns: For The Love Of Grace / Photographer: Kane Skennar / Hair & Makeup Artist: Luciana Rose / Model: Annalise Mclachlan of Chic Management
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Lilli & Michael’s Intimate City Garden Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings


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Lilli & Michael

A Tuesday intimate city garden wedding is something a little different than your standard Saturday affair. After meeting and bonding at work, Lilli and Michael wanted to celebrate their marriage with their favourite people in a relaxed setting that was all about their guests. They chose Elleni Toumpas to capture their day.

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Of her gown, which was made by Neomi Allen Couture, Lilli tells ,”I wanted something modern, western and elegant but with a whisper of The East. Neomi Allen Couture has brought it to life and her creation was gracefully modern, effortlessly elegant and the perfect harmony of East and West. What stood out to me were the details, the tiny flowers, sewn by hand, with love in every stitch, the pearls, the lace, the collar, all amazing.” The groom wore a pale blue Dom Bagnato suit with shoes by Alexander McQueen.

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Of their photographer, Lilli tells, “She was professional, talented and easy going. She was more like my best friend than the photographer.”

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Lilli and Michael chose The Willows for their wedding, marrying in the courtyard before a celebration in the conservatory.

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Wedding Ceremony at The Willows

Lilli walked down the aisle to a jazz vocal version (performed by Gemini Melbourne Acoustic Duo) to Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”.

Bride meeting groom at The Willows

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Margaret Collier officiated the ceremony, the bride noting, “The ceremony was held in the courtyard of The Willows, under a garden arch decorated with hanging glass orbs with tealights. We wanted to created a ceremony which is intimate, relaxed and uniquely us. We did not included any reading, but Michael (the groom) had written a short story about how we met.”

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The Willows Marquee Reception

Guests gathered inside the Conservatory for the reception. The couple, not wanting a lot of tradition skipped things like the first dance and instead had things they loved – a photo booth, a champagne tower and a cake and sweet buffet.

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Regnier Cakes created the grand table of golden sweet treats including a two tier golden wedding cake.

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The floral arrangements and styling for the day was by Victoria Whitelaw, Lilli noting, “She helped me with a lot of styling of the wedding. I enjoyed the whole process. It was wonderful to see your dream wedding turning into reality.”

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Wedding speeches at The Willows

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Congratulations on your marriage Lilli and Michael! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Elleni Toumpas for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Elleni Toumpas / Bride’s Dress: Neomi Allen Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Jewelry: The Ashoka® Diamond / Bride’s Jewelry: William Goldberg / Groom’s Attire: Dom Bagnato / Groom's Shoes: Alexander McQueen / Hairstylist: ONSET Studio Hair Makeup / Makeup Artist: ONSET Studio Hair Makeup / Styling & Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw / Invitations & Stationery: Giant Invitations / Venue: The Willows / Rental Furniture: Place Settings / Ceremony Officiant: Margaret Collier / Ceremony Musicians: Blue Avenue Entertainment/Gemini Melbourne Acoustic Duo / Reception Hire Items: Victoria Whitelaw / Band: Blue Avenue Entertainment/Gemini Melbourne Acoustic Duo / Cake Baker: Regnier Cakes / Dessert Table: Regnier Cakes / Engagement Ring: Canturi / Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co

Gwendolynne Architecture of Couture Spring Summer 2016 Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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When wedding dress designs are inspired by architecture, you know they’re going to be incredible and that’s exactly where designer Gwendolynne was led for her Architecture of Couture Spring Summer 2016  Collection.

Gwendolynne has always been known for stunning art deco styles with incredible beading and “Architecture of Couture” brings to life influences from the beginning of the twentieth century, while keeping in mind wearability and the style of the modern bride.

Beautiful windows inspire intricate bead work in angular shapes, the silhouettes of historic doors are translated into embellished patterns and the decorative elements of metal work echo into back detailing and bead work.

As always, the fabrics echo the attention to detail. Stunning luxurious satins, chiffons and crepe de chine help the intricate details shine on sleek fitted gowns which are desgined to be comfortable and help their wearer move with ease.

Gwendolynne gowns are available from stockists around the world.

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Vendor of the Week – iZO Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Did you have a wonderful Spring weekend? This week holds a team lunch and I am looking forward to ending the week with the patterned people and a cocktail or two. What a big month it has been so far!

A great way to kick off your wedding planning journey is to check out our Directory vendors. Take a moment while we highlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Bridal Gowns, we have Favours & Decor accessories, we have Entertainment, we even have Catering! Our Directory members are a great bunch of people who strive to help you with the highest possible service and commitment to your wedding.

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

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Don’t you just love it when the images you see from a vendor conveys the love they have of their profession? So it is with iZO Photography. Jimmy who takes the photographs and Shona who ‘does everything behind the scenes’ are a great team whose love for LOVE shines though in their photographs. Jimmy is a story teller – as he says ‘Every person I photographed had a story to tell’ and he finds the couple’s story unfolds naturally throughout the day. ‘So many moments; so many stories. So many lives coming together to weave a tapestry of love.’ Beautiful words which just sums it all up!

We asked Jimmy and Shona of iZO Photography five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

Cup of tea & can’t forget some chocolates too! Otherwise an affogatto would do the trick too.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

A trip down south to unwind but we have weddings most weekends(!) so it’ll have to be a weekday in the low season :)

Favourite restaurant?

Any good Japanese restaurant with fresh sashimi & sushi – we’ll be in heaven!

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

Trying our different cafes around Perth.

Your favourite wedding story?

There are so many weddings we love but the one that springs to mind recently was a couple who chose to get married on the rocks in Bells Rapids surrounded by nature and their closest family. There was no aisle, no chairs, no buildings. Just them exchanging vows right by the water of the Avon River.

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

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