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Modern Bridal Cuffs

by | Bride, Jewellery


When it comes to bridal jewellery, I love that no matter your personality, there’s a beautiful option out there for you. These modern bridal cuffs aren’t from bridal designers – quite the opposite in fact. But each could accompany a sleek, bias cut gown or give a bold twist to a more traditional ball gown.

I love the idea of bringing your favourite gemstone, or favourite metal into your wedding day style. Today I’m rounding up eight of my favourites, but I’m interested – would you wear a cuff on your day? What would you choose?

Modern Bridal Cuffs


1. Au Revoir Les Filles Dawn Cuff in Gold 2. Chelsea de Luca Heart of Gold Cuff in Rose Gold 3. ManiaMania Luminary Bangle  Silver Plated with Phantom Quartz 4. Witchery Perforated Cuff 5. Pamela Love Mini Pentagram Cuff from Shopbop 6. Asha Capote Cuff in Malachite from Charm & Chain 7. Samantha Wills Precious Dreamers Cuff in gold. 8. Alexis Bittar Crystal Cuff Bracelet from Shopbop

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Laura and Rowan’s All White Waterside Wedding

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


Sunset SYdney wedding photo

Laura & Rowan

There is a chic sense of the beautiful in today’s all white waterside wedding. From the bride’s stunning beautiful gown, to the peaceful and beautiful church ceremony. The celebratory boat ride and the flowers, oh, the incredible flowers at the reception! This wedding comes our way from gm photographics.

It seems Laura and Rowan were always meant to be. On how they met, Laura tells, “Our parents have always known each other, and our dad’s went to school together back 50 years ago in Sicily.”

White Peonies wedding bouquetBlack and white photo of bride

Laura and her bridesmaids wore gowns from D’Amico Couture.

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Bridal gown with slleeves

Groomsmen in Oxford Suits

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Rowan and Laura chose St Peter Chanel, Hunters Hill for their marriage ceremony. Laura telling, “We were drawn to the church as it is amazing both inside and outside”.

Groom in St Peter Chanel, Hunters Hill

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Laura chose Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the processional.

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Sydney wedding ceremony

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Bridal party by gm photographics

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Laura and Rowan chose Catalina Restaurant for their reception, noting, “We love Catalina for their location, service and quality of food!”

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Faye Cahill Cake Design created the wedding cake. It was, of course, all white and topped with a beautiful white sugar flower.

White wedding centrepieces

The all white floral arrangements on the day were styled by Vesna Grasso Floral Designer.

Sunset at Catalina

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Guests received mini candles from Glasshouse Candles which Laura decorated herself.

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The bridal party arrived by boat to the reception, Laura noting, “Rowan and I where the only two that were supposed to be on the boat but at the last minute we got a bigger boat and the bridal party joined us!”. The trip turned out to be one of her favourite parts of the day.

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Catalina Venue

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Bridal party at Caalina

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Sydney wedding reception

Wedding celebrations ata Catalina

Sydney recpeiton venue

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Sydney first danceSydney wedding dance

Of their first dance, Laura remembers, “We danced to A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins. Ever since we first heard the song together we fell in love with it.”

Sydney weddng exit

Bride and groom in farewell car

The final flourish in this gorgeous wedding is the beautiful film captured by Soda Films.

Congratulations Laura and Rowan! What a beautiful day you had! Thank you to gm photographics for sharing this wedding with us!

Photographer: gm photographics / Cinematographer: Soda Films / Bride’s Dress: D'Amico Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Bride’s Jewelry: Cerrone / Bride’s Jewelry: Stephanie Browne / Groom’s Attire: Armani / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford / Bridesmaid Dresses: D'Amico Couture / Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaid Accessories: Swarovski / Bridesmaid Accessories: Gregorys Jewellers / Hairstylist: Juliana Marcs / Makeup Artist: Lily Boz Make Up / Flowers & Decor: Vesna Grasso Floral Designer / Invitations & Stationery: Luxe Design / Ceremony Venue: St Peter Chanel, Hunters Hill / Ceremony Officiant: Father Keys / Reception Venue: Catalina Restaurant / DJ: DJ Mel C / Favors: Glasshouse Candles / Cake Baker: Faye Cahill Cake Design / Wedding Rings: Cerrone / Transport: Roll Up In A Rolls

Sareh Nouri Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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The Spring 2016 collection from designer Sareh Nouri is positively dreamy and the photos that go along with it are so beautiful to curl up with a cup of tea and dive into.

Sareh is known for her traditional gowns with a modern twist and her Spring 2016 really highlights her talent in bringing this to the fore. Ballgowns with elegant beaded sleeves, sparkling silver details, a deep inky blue gown with a ruffling skirt, trains that are as dramatic as they are beautiful, sleeves that sit off the shoulder complimenting an otherwise classic neckline.

When it comes down to it though, what holds Sareh’s collections together is one thing – romance. Each gown embodies that romantic foundation that is so present at a wedding. Refined elegance that combines her love of all things traditional with not the most sparkle, or the most intricate of designs, but the most romantic of gowns, and that, is where Sareh truly shines.

Sareh Nouri is available in Australia at Brides Of Beecroft.

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Bridal Gowns and Veils: Sareh Nouri / Select Laces: House Of Sophie Hallette / Photographer: Laura Gordon / Hairpieces: Jennifer Behr / Hairpieces: Maria Elena / Hairpieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs / Flowers: Holly Carlisle for Rosegolden Flowers / Makeup Artist: Nicck Townsend / Hairstylist: Alison Sileo & Mark Sileo

Vendor of the Week – Coombe – The Melba Estate

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? I am full of beans at the moment and loving every second of Winter!

Another Monday and another chance to highlight, spotlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Celebrants, we have Wedding Planners, we have Bridal Gowns, we even have Flowers! Our vendors are eager to give you the wedding of your dreams – contact them – they love what they do and will be happy to assist you!

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



Yarra valley Wedding Venue


Photo one by Blumenthal Photography Photo three by Daniel John Bilsborough

The former home of Dame Nellie Melba, located in the Yarra Valley in Victoria – Coombe – The Melba Estate is available for weddings and events. Set in seven acres of magnificent gardens, with a 180 year old English oak, this wedding venue offers the historic clock tower restaurant and estate grown produce, Coombe farm wine and a myriad of photograph opportunities all wrapped up in an elegant and very unique bow.

We asked Georgia of Coombe – The Melba Estate five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

I will never be able to pass up an Expresso Martini but of late I’m partial to Vodka, soda with a slice of lime and mint leaf.

Your favourite weekend getaway?


Favourite restaurant?

Chin Chin! I don’t care about the line, I don’t care they don’t take bookings – I am never disappointed and their Kingfish sashimi is worth the wait!

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

Fruits of Passion in Kensington, awesome coffee and the fiancée’s favourite, eggs benedict with hash browns instead of toast is to die for!

Your favourite wedding story?

A couple came to me with just 6 weeks till their planned wedding date as their venue had cancelled. Being able to help them and then watch their day unfold more perfectly than they could of imagined made my heart melt.

Visit Coombe – The Melba Estate‘s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Coombe – The Melba Estate is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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