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Win A Paloma’s Nest Heirloom Gift Set

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When I started Polka Dot Bride, there was a really tight-knit community of new baby wedding businesses all trying to establish themselves. One such business was Paloma’s Nest, a business that quickly went from a little handmade Etsy store to a flourishing online empire with beautiful creations that become heirloom wedding pieces. Beautiful designed ring bowls that can hold your wedding rings as you walk down the aisle, custom stamped tiles to tie to your wedding bouquet, Christmas ornaments, pieces that personalise your wedding and your home.

I remember getting excited when I would spy Paloma’s Nest in a magazine, quickly jumping to send Caroline the scans. Paloma’s Nest pieces fill my office, my home. They’ve been gifted to many of my loved ones. Messages of hope, of love.

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Today we’re honouring the joy that Paloma’s Nest can bring to celebrations by teaming up for an amazing giveaway!

You could win on of two wedding heirloom gift sets (we’re giving away another set on Instagram!) The set, valued at US $228  includes three of Paloma’s Nest favourite and best selling pieces – a ring bowl (the classic Paloma’s Nest piece) cuff links and a bouquet charm in a custom wooden box.

To enter

  • Fill out the form below answering the question
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Terms & Conditions

  • The winner will be chosen by Polka Dot Bride and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. The winner will be announced in the next scheduled Friday Roundup.
  • Prize needs to be redeemed within one month of winning.
  • If no contact is made within one month, the prize will be reallocated to another contestant.
  • This prize is not redeemable for cash.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner.
  • This competition is open worldwide.
  • Total value of prize is US$228.
  • The winner will pay for costs above the prize inclusions.
  • This Competition closes July 24th, 5pm Australia eastern standard time

Terms & Conditions (Instagram)

  • Entrants must follow Palomas Nest and Polka Dot Bride on Instagram and either repost the image with a comment of why they would love to win it, or tag a friend in the image with a comment of why they would like to win it.
  • The winner will be chosen by Polka Dot Bride and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. The winner will be announced in the next scheduled Friday Roundup.
  • Prize needs to be redeemed within one month of winning.
  • If no contact is made within one month, the prize will be reallocated to another contestant.
  • This prize is not redeemable for cash.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner.
  • This competition is open worldwide.
  • Total value of prize is US$228.
  • Entries set to private will not be counted unless we are able to see them.
  • The winner will pay for costs above the prize inclusions.
  • This Competition closes July 24th, 5pm Australia eastern standard time
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Mira Mandic 2015 Couture Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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It’s so wonderful to see the Mira Mandic 2015 Couture Collection. The Mira Mandic brand has been around for as long as I can remember. I still recall scanning photos of the sleek, bias cut gowns into my inspiration files and pouring over them, gowns like that were new to the market and the sleek, Hollywood glamour style was still fresh.

With a heavy French influence (true to the Mira Mandic brand) the 2015 couture collection is inspired by the beauty of the Australian coast line. Bold shapes and lines combine with the femininity of sheer lace details. Cut out backs with chain embellishments, sheer lace bodices with elegant forms. Each gown chic, simple and utterly beautiful. Lead designer Morgan noting, “The philosophy is simple – each gown must be the embodiment of a woman’s dreams whilst still reflecting her own personal style and enhancing her beauty.”

Mira Mandic gowns are available through the flagship boutique in Double Bay, Sydney or one of their stockists.

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Photographer: Jeremy Blincoe

Vendor of the Week – The Gathering Florist

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Happy Monday Dotties! I am loving Winter as always, can you be a smug winter lover? I love the fluffy jumpers, the hot coffee in the morning and the soft boots all day. Oh and the hats, give me a snuggly hat and I am a happy (and warm!) girl. Anyone else like me out there or are you all Summer lovers?

Another Monday and another chance to highlight, spotlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Transport, we have Styling and Hire, we have Hair and Beauty, we even have Photography! We have gathered vendors who are passionate about what they do, and await the chance to help you – no question will be too big or too small!

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

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Photo one by Simon L King Photo two by Beck Rocchi Photo three by Pierre Curry

Capturing the romance of the day in flowers is what The Gathering Florist excels in. Based in Melbourne, Victoria also runs flower workshops perfect for hens parties (flower crowns anyone?) and a special experience for your nearest and dearest. From trailing bouquets with beautiful olive leaves to more traditional rose bouquets – whatever your wish, Victoria can come up with something amazing!

We asked Victoria of The Gathering Florist five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Champagne Darling!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Back to my home town to visit my family and friends in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads.

Favourite restaurant?

Living in Melbourne I’m spoiled for choice so it changes every week. At the moment it would have to be Kong in Richmond.

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

I could say a green vegetable smoothie and organic bircher muesli but I would be lying! It’s usually the big breakfast at my local cafe!

Your favourite wedding story?

I absolutely love every wedding I work on. I feel so lucky working behind the scenes for the most important day for two people declaring their love for each other. I seriously could not choose a favourite wedding story.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Footsteps

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