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Aimee and Adam’s Relaxed Sunset Engagement Photos

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Aimee & Adam

If there is a better time for engagement photos than the setting of the sun, I’d like to know because it gets me every single time. Aimee and Adam’s relaxed sunset engagement photos have a beautiful magic to them. The golden glow as the sun sets, their intimacy and love and the beautiful show Mother Nature put on. All captured beautifully by Lisa Hayman.

Aimee tells, “We have a relaxed lifestyle and love being outside playing with the dog, working in our veggie patch, or having a glass of wine in the backyard. We liked our style shoot as it was natural, fun, less scripted, and relaxed which matched our personality. Our photographer Lisa has this style in her photos.”

 

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Aimee recounts the story of how she met her fiance. “Adam and I met 6 years ago on Melbourne Cup Day back in Newcastle, NSW. We met through mutual friends that day. The following week, we caught up for a casual coffee, which then resulted into regular afternoon drinks and dinner dates.”

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Of what he loves about Aimee, Adam tells, “She provides a family orientated focus to our relationship. I love her gorgeous smile and carefree laugh.”

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Of what she loves about Adam, Aimee says, “He is the provider, and protector of our relationship. He brings happiness to my life with his funny jokes, joy for adventure and caring nature.”

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The proposal? A decadent delicious day of treats and surprises. Aimee tells, “Adam planned a long weekend away in the Yarra Valley, VIC. It was a beautiful weekend away where we stayed at the historic homestead, Chateau Yering. We started the day off with a hot air balloon ride, followed by a wine tour where we drank wine and ate cheese all day. We enjoyed relaxing at Chateau Yering homestead, and this is where Adam popped the question overlooking the amazing vineyards.”

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Aimee remembers, “We have had many funny adventures throughout our 6 years together, from swimming with crocs in the Cage of Death in the Northern Territory, our road trip through the centre of Australia where we got a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere and a dingo stole our thongs, enjoyed happy hour cocktails in Ubud, Adam would laugh at my style when we would play golf, or laughing so hard when we were cruising down the roller coaster in Datanla Falls, Vietnam! ”

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Photographer: Lisa Hayman
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Samantha Wills Bridesmaids Jewellery

by | Bride, Bridesmaids, Jewellery

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“Being best friends is the ability to communicate with just facial expressions, laughing so hard you can’t breathe and sharing all the important milestones in each others lives.”

There is not much more I love than wonderful girlfriends and these new bridesmaid inspired jewellery pieces from Samantha Wills placed behind a card that sums up that wonderful part of having a best friend is sure to make these new jewellery pieces show up in many bridesmaids hands this coming season.

Part of the Samantha Wills Fine Jewellery mantra collection, the designer has created two pendants in three precious metals (rose gold, gold and silver) which are the most beautiful way to ask your favourite people to be a part of your day. It’s not often I see such a special piece executed so beautifully and as someone so very sentimental, I would be delighted to have one of these in my jewellery box  to treasure forever.

The pendants come with two inscriptions – one with “Partners In Crime” on one side and “Bridesmaid” on the other the other with “Best Friend” on one side and “Bridesmaid” on the alternate.  Each is placed into a chic foil printed card with beautiful calligraphy quotes, with the question posed “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” and placed into a signature Samantha Wills carved box.

 

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Friday Roundup

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Photo by Harvard Wang from Ash & James Elegant Hayman Island Wedding

Phew! I have been so excited for this week and so nervous about it for so long and it has come and gone! The Polka Dot 2014 Gift Guide is hitting your screens next week- we chose products we love, and made sure to include as many as possible to help you with your shopping. It’s also been somewhat of a big week in Australian sport, a tragic event that really caused a lot of thinking about how short life can be.

On that somber note, let’s catch up on the blog posts of the week.

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more!

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1. Real Engagement Shoot – Lauren and Jared’s Engagement Shoot In Canberra 2. Real Wedding – Mick & Jus’s Cable Beach Wedding

 

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? – Marina Charitopoulou of Concept Events Planning 2. Vendor’s Favourites – Ed Dixon Food Design 3. Expert AdviceWedding Ceremony Trends 2015

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1.Etsy Roundup - Letters for Weddings 2. Tuesday Type – The Hand 3. DIY Tutorial  - DIY Glass Cake Cover


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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1. Inspired Destination Wedding – Ash & James Elegant Hayman Island Wedding

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1. Unique Bow Ties For Grooms – Pop Culture Bow Ties

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Society Photography have moved to their brand new studio! Now located in Mosman, their new studio is much more serene than the busy road they once resided on, so they’re worth a pop in for a cup of tea and chat about your wedding photographs!

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Our competition to win a $500 voucher from prop hire company Prop It Pretty closes today! Get your entry in to win the voucher to sue at your next celebration vintage champagne coupes? Brass candlesticks, coloured glassware? swans? They have it all! Enter here!

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Kirk Wilcox sent over this video he recently captured of Jess and Johnno’s wedding recently at Midginbil Hill. I never get tired of watching a wedding day unfold and this one is a beautiful celebration!

Nordic Wedding Inspiration

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This Nordic inspiration shoot is such a different take on an outdoor wedding that I am delighted to share it with you! Shades of taupe, grey and cream with natural greenery are accented by soft blues. The setting? A woodland forest, guests to dine at wooden trestle tables on seafood and cheese, (with wedding cake but of course!), surrounded by blooms in tree trunk vases.

Created by brand new wedding collaborative The Wedding Fair, founder Tigs (of Tigs Macallan Photography) and her sister Olivia pulled together a team from the collaborative to create a shoot that reflected their love for all things Nordic.

Olivia tells, “There is so much beautiful geometric and Antler love happening in decor world right now. We just love this feel and thought it would be great to combine it with our love for all things Nordic. We took inspiration from the TV series Vikings with their beautiful warrior woman and rustic sea culture. We just loved their strength and courage and thought it would be great to have out very own braided warrior princess. We used fur, horn, wood and the softness of flowers to bring the look together. We aspired to create a rustic yet clean look that was also gently feminine. We incorporated rustic sea foods and cheese to complete vibe. ”

Much like a collaborative shoot, The Wedding Fair is all about giving new & emerging wedding vendors the chance to hone their skills by creating unique wedding styled shoots and help launch wedding vendors into the industry but connecting them with like minded talent and inspiration. Based out of Melbourne, the collaborative is a space that works to provides opportunities for growth to their members.

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The bride wore a gown by Cathleen Jia.

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Sugar Bee Flowers created the beautiful bouquet, floral hairpiece and table centrepieces.

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Morris Brown provided decor items for the shoot including a wooden trestle table and chairs, snuggly faux fur throw and vintage champagne bucket.

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Photographer: The Wedding Fair / Photographer: Tigs Macallan / Styling: The Wedding Fair / Makeup Artist: The Wedding Fair / Hairstylist: The Wedding Fair / Decor Hire: Morris Brown / Flowers & Decor: Sugar Bee Flowers / Bride’s Dress: Cathleen Jia
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