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Jane & Kelvin’s Sweet Sun-drenched Afternoon Engagement

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Engagements,

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Jane & Kelvin

The affection between Jane and Kelvin during their sweet, sun-drenched afternoon engagement shoot has positively given me goosebumps today, that are definitely not from our cool weather. The warmth radiating from this engagement (the light! The love!) is enough to chase away the chill that clings on at the end of winter. Jane and Kelvin chose Pictures and Hearts to accompany them to the waterside to capture these beautiful shots.

Of how they met, Jane remembers, “We met in a bar back in 2007. I noticed a very handsome guy sitting across the room from me. My eyes were glued on him for a bit too long, to the point where he caught me looking. I was really embarrassed yet smitten at the same time. Kelvin took the courage to walk up to me and asked for a dance, he then politely asked me what drink I wanted. We exchanged numbers, and our nine year love story has bloomed from then on.”

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Jane tells the story of how Kelvin asked her to marry him. “He took me to Hunter Park in Bondi Beach, where we went on our second date. To my surprise, after climbing up steep stairs, I saw our closest friends standing in the sun who apparently waited for half an hour for us to find their location. With the beach and clear blue sky as the backdrop, Kelvin lost his words that he prepared but managed to ask the question that changed our lives…”

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Jane gushes about their photographer, and the location of their engagement shoot. “I was drawn to Pictures & Hearts for their style of photography where they always capture the magical and narrative story of each couple. We love nature, and Camp Cove Beach in Watsons Bay has bit of everything; trees, stone, water, and sand. So much natural beauty to leverage, that makes each photo pop. Sunset by the beach was also a bonus!” With images like these, we can understand why Jane and Kelvin chose Camp Cove Beach, and Pictures & Hearts.

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“Our approach to certain situations are quite different, but it is our differences that balance each other out so well. We are so comfortable and confident to know that one of us will be there to make it all okay at the end of the day. We have both brought out nothing but the best in each other, things that we didn’t think were possible. Few of the many things I love about Kelvin are his patience, tolerance and willingness to always feed me.” Says Jane of Kelvin and their relationship, and he gushes about his bride, “I love her company, her caring nature, and that she is a family orientated person from the very core.”

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What an amazing engagement session. Congratulations Jane and Kelvin, and thank you, with Pictures & Hearts, for sharing your beautiful images with us!

Photographer: Pictures and Hearts
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Kathryn & Ben’s Sweet Swan Valley Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Kathryn & Ben

There is such aa classic romance to Kathryn & Ben’s sweet Swan Valley wedding. The gorgeous dappled shade of the ceremony, the beautiful winery setting and equally gorgeous photographs captured by Simone Addison Photography .

Kathryn tells the story of how they met. “We were both our with friends at an Irish pub in Perth when we met. The rest is history!”

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Kathryn found her wedding gown at Hobnob Bridal , noting, “I wanted a vintage style gown with lace. I found the perfect dress and was the first dress I tried on. I fell in love with it but thought I better try others to make sure I couldn’t find anything better. I never did!”

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“When I was having my hair done my brother came in and gave me a gift from Ben. It was a Swarovski bracelet with a note reading ‘Meet me by the gazebo at 3 I have something for you, love Ben ‘.  I started to cry as did all the girls around me. Luckily I hadn’t had my makeup done yet! It was so nice and thoughtful, very unexpected.”

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Kathryn and Ben were married at Belvoir Homestead. The bride remarking, “We had both the ceremony and reception at Belvoir. This was perfect for us as we wanted a relaxed garden wedding which was perfectly accommodated on the Loton side under the gazebo. The guests were served refreshments while we had our photo shoot at a nearby vineyard, Lancaster. We choose a vineyard for our wedding shoots as this complemented the vintage look we wanted for our day.”

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Kathryn walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.

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Liz Underdown officiated the ceremony, Kathryn remembering, “The ceremony was beautiful, exactly how I had imagined. My brother in law read  the ‘Apache marriage blessing’ and my sister in law read ‘The Art Of Marriage’.”

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Of their photographer, Kathryn remembers, “I wanted a soft elegant vintage feel to our wedding photos but it was also important to both of us that the photographer was relaxed and flexible. Simone ticked all those boxes. Spending the time to listen to exactly how we wanted the day to play out documenting this during our first meeting. I found confidence knowing Simone had a wealth of experience with youthful ideas and suggestions. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional photographer with such attention to detail. We would recommend Simone Addison to anyone needing to capture a special occasion.”

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“We loved having all of our family and friends together at the same time.”

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The newlyweds chose a waltz for their first dance to Eva Cassidy’s “Fields Of Gold”.

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Congratulations on your marriage Kathryn and Ben! Thank you for sharing your day with us. Thank you also to Simone Addison Photography for sharing today’s celebration.

Photographer: Simone Addison Photography / Bride’s Dress: Hobnob Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / : Michael Hill / Groom’s Attire: Oxford / Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford / Groomsmen Attire: Zu Shoes / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway / Bridesmaid Shoes: Betts Shoes / Bridesmaid Accessories: Swarovski / Hairstylist: Living Dolls / Makeup Artist: Living Dolls / Venue: Belvoir Homestead / Ceremony Officiant: Liz Underdown / Ceremony Musicians: Choice Weddings / DJ: Choice Weddings / : Cupids Delight Cakes / Photo Booth: Choice Weddings / Wedding Rings: Mazzucchellis / Transport: Showtime Limousines

Friday Roundup

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Photo by Bridgette Cole via Kate and Dave’s Garden’s House Vintage Wedding

If there ever was a pair of weekend ready shoes, I think these pale blue glitter heels may just be it. If there was ever a time to slip them on it is now as we round up the amazing wedding inspiration we have been featuring all week long, so let’s dance our way to it!

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We had so much fun creating this Boozy Salted Caramel Affogato

We love our food and brushed up on wedding catering knowledge this week with a chat with Sarah Hughes of Fred & Ginger Catering

Our favourite Rose Gold Wedding Accessories

We head to Langkawi in our Honeymoons A-Z

Top Things To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

Jess shares her post wedding Inspired Words

How To Pull Off A Successful Surprise Wedding

Pawel shares his Inspired Memories

Love this fun idea! Hot Air Balloon Centrepiece Tutorial

The stunning vintage inspired wedding that made our hearts sing.

Loving the free spirit of the Hurricane font

Cakes2Kreate shares her picks in Vendor’s Favourites

We sit down with Erin From Travel With Bender for The Polka Dot Travel Lounge

We love a beautiful wedding film and sat down with a hot tea to pour over Emma and Cam’s Captured Memories

Loving Broeden‘s formal attire look for Groom Style

Gorgeous handmade touches in this Gardens House Vintage Wedding

Tips On Selecting Your Best Man And Groomsmen

Worried about dollars? Anika shares how to manage  Honeymoon Finances With Your Fiancé: Top Budgeting Tips

News Roundup 26th August 2016

Save the date for The Refectory Annual Wedding Showcase at Werribee Park! The beautiful venue, surrounded by 1870s gardens will be open to brides and grooms on Saturday the 3rd of September fro 2-5pm.  Email hello@bursaria.com.au to register your interest and see more information here.

The Melbourne Park Hyatt are helping Polka Dot Bride readers out with a very special wedding offer! Book your wedding before September 30th, 2016 and enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea for 10 guests complete with sparkling wine- pre-wedding bridal shower anyone? Ask if you know anyone about to book an event, simply quote “Friends of Park Hyatt Melbourne’ at the time of booking and they will gift you overnight accommodation, breakfast for two at radii restaurant & bar and valet parking when they book an event! To find out more phone 03 9224 1234 or email melbourne.park@hyatt.com

Newcastle’s Customs House are rolling out the red carpet on September 11th with some of their favourite wedding vendors! Head on down between 12-4 pm for champagne, canapes and beautiful displays from the venue’s favourites. Check the website for more details.

Want to find a wedding event in your area? Check out our event calendar!

Our film of the week this week comes from Iconic Pictures. Matthew  and Jade’s Melbourne wedding is so full of moments – the bride’s father’s reaction when he first sees her in her gown, Matthew’s pensive face as he waits for Jade, the buzzing dance floor and of course that emotional ceremony!

10 Beautiful Metallic Bridesmaid Look Ideas

by | Bride, Bridesmaids

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Metallic Bridesmaid Dress Roundup

If there is ever a time to sparkle and shine, it is a wedding and what better way to bring a touch of glamour to the day than with metallic bridesmaid gowns? Today we are rounding up some of our very favourite metallic bridesmaids looks in hues of gold, champagne, platinum and bronze. Click on through to see the roundup!

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