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Vendor of the Week – Envy Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! It is certainly winding down for the end of the year and we have a few weeks of inspiration left before we take our festive season break, so let’s not take a breath, let’s get straight into it!

As we enter the first week of summer, we are seeing some gorgeous weddings on the blog. We are starting off a fresh week with plenty of wedding inspiration, so take some time out while we highlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Catering, we have Bridal Gown Services, we have Photobooth Hire, we even have Favors and Decor Accessories! To plan for your wedding we have lots of wedding vendors who are experts in what they do – not only that, they love what they do too.

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

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With 15 years experience, Roger of Envy Photography is a straightforward sort of chap (hailing originally from New Zealand no less) with a great sense of humour. He loves his photography, using the sky, the light, the surroundings to help tell the story of your day. Just by looking at his images you can feel the warmth of the sun, the breeze or the sand between your toes, the love, the joy – and that emotion is, after all, what you will remember most about your wedding day, long after all the details have faded from your memory.

We asked Roger of Envy Photography five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

What ?…. am I only allowed one? Let’s go with a smooth scotch on the rocks then.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I have kids…I getaway as far as I can !…just kidding, I love my kids. Actually my passion is riding motorbikes….Harley’s in particular and I love to unwind with the wind in my face.

Favourite restaurant?

Again….I have kids….I guess McDonalds stands out !

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

If I sleep in there is usually nothing left !! ( did I tell you I have kids). If I’m really lucky I have scrambled eggs on toast.

Your favourite wedding story?

Several years ago I had a groom cancel the wedding just a couple of weeks out, I think just from sheer nerves. A couple of months later I got a phone call from him saying it was back on again, and fortunately we found a date that enabled me to be the photographer, and the wedding went ahead, and as far as I know they are still happily married….they even have a couple of kids, which probably means he is missing out on breakfast also if he sleeps in….

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

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Snapshot Sunday – Toss The Bouquet

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


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Photo by Jonathan David Photography

Nicole & Josh’s Romantic Bell Rapids Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements


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Nicole and Josh

There is a lot to love about today’s romantic Bell Rapids engagement shoot. From the stunning backdrop of earth and water, to the tender, blissful moments between the happy couple captured by iZO Photography.

Nicole tells their story. “We met in late 2009. Our love story is a unique one, my mother actually fell in love with Joshua long before I had even laid eyes on him! They were working together for 6 months before we met, she used to talk about him constantly, gushing about how lovely he was and dropping little hints about setting us up. I was not interested in the slightest, I figured if my Mum liked him he wouldn’t be my cup of tea (boy was I wrong).

We finally met at the local pub by chance when Mum and I went out for dinner. I spotted him across the room and fell in love at first sight, I almost fell over when he looked up and started waving at my Mum. I was far too shy to get any words out and he was left with the impression I was a total snob! We then met at a Christmas party a few weeks later and after a few drinks I finally worked up the courage to talk to him and later that night we shared our first kiss.”

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The proposal was very sentimental for Nicole who remembers, “Josh proposed on the 2nd August 2013 at sunset at the historic town of Cossack, overlooking Settlers Beach. He chose this spot as we love to walk our two dogs along the beach there, and it also overlooks the two towns (Point Samson and Wickham) where we met, fell in love and started our life together.

We walked up to the lookout with our dogs and he blindfolded me once we got to the top and when I took it off he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand. He made the most beautiful speech and asked me to marry him, I said yes (my answer may have been a little muffled as there was lots of tears!) and we celebrated with a bottle of champagne and watched the sun go down. It was the most beautiful moment of my life.”

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“We chose this style of photos because it had a really natural, relaxed feel. We were doing what we normally do – walking, talking, laughing and enjoying each other’s company and Jimmy captured it perfectly. Bells Rapids was the perfect place, we love its natural beauty and earthy elements.”

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Photographer: Izo Photography

Kira & Damien’s Camden Winery Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Kira & Damien

When Kira and Damien set out to plan their Camden winery wedding, they wanted a day that had a rustic, vintage style to it with plenty of Australian native flowers. What they got, of course, was so much more – because as the golden sun set, their story became the beautiful focus of the day. All captured by photographer Rachel Webb Photography.

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The bride chose a gown by Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan from Jean Fox remembering, “My first and only bridal store I went to was Jean Fox at Parramatta. I had tried on this beautiful Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan dress and my mind was set on it, but I had made an appointment to go back to be 100% sure. I went back during a sale where I also met the designer’s son, Jack Sullivan. Jack was showcasing a new collection of Wendy’s dresses and that’s where I saw ‘the dress’. Unfortunately they didn’t have my size so I went with my instinct and ordered it. 6 months later the dress came in and I fell in love with it. It was champagne on ivory with lace and floral embellishments.”

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Macarthur Floral Creations created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Kira and Damien chose Gledswood Homestead & Winery for their wedding, noting, “We only looked at one venue and that was Gledswood Homestead & Winery. It was everything we wanted and we loved how everything was in one place.”

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Kira notes, “We wanted to have a ‘unplugged ceremony’. We wanted our family and close friends to be present with us at our ceremony instead of hiding behind their phones or their ipads.”

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For the processional, Kira remembers, “We chose the instrumental version of ‘Sleeping At Last’ by Turning Page. I think this song is absolutely beautiful and the instrumental version is even more beautiful. We found this song to go really well with our garden ceremony.”

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“We wanted to include the people that couldn’t make it to our wedding. We had a remembrance candle for those we had lost over the years and we also set up a table at our reception with photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days.”

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Of their photographer, Kira remembers, “We met our photographer Rachel 15 months before our wedding. We thought her style was exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos. We found Rachel easy to get along with everyone on the day of the wedding and our photos turned out amazing.”

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The bride and groom chose Beneath The Blooms  to style their day. Kira tells, “We wanted a rustic, vintage themed wedding with a lot of native flowers for the ceremony and reception.”

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For the first dance, Kira tells, “We chose a cover song, sung by Jason Evigan called Cinema.”

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Congratulations Kira and Damien! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Rachel Webb Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Rachel Webb Photography / Cinematographer: Ivan Stepanov Videography / Wedding Stylist: Beneath The Blooms / Bride’s Dress: Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan / Bridal Salon: Jean Fox / Bride’s Shoes: Rubi Shoes / Bride’s Jewelry: Pandora / Groom’s Attire: YD / Groomsmen Attire: Tarocash / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom made dresses / Bridesmaid Shoes: Rubi Shoes / Bridesmaid Accessories: Pandora / Hairstylist: Hair & Makeup by Kayla Cifelli / Makeup Artist: Hair & Makeup by Kayla Cifelli / Flowers: Macarthur Floral Creations / Invitations & Stationery: Handmade / Venue: Gledswood Homestead & Winery / Ceremony Officiant: Donellle Lockyer / Rental Furniture: Camden Hire / DJ: MAC Djs / Cake Baker: CharBella Cakes / Weddng Rings: Michael Arthur / Transport: Angel Classics
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