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Rosa Clara 2015 Bridal Collection

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Spanish designer Rosa Clara  is renowned for her feminine designs with strong, clean lines. The designer strives to make couture like gowns for brides at a more affordable price point. Body fitting silhouettes are adorned with intricate beading, bold bows, sheer necklines, open backs and unique and interesting accents.

Rosa Clara 2015 is all about the iconic Hollywood stars who have set trends and style throughout the decades- Grace Kelly, the girls from Sex & The City, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn- even Woody Allen’s Annie Hall.

Rosa Clara gowns are available in Australia through Peter Trends.

First up today, I’m sharing the newest Rosa Clara “Soft” collection. Just as the name suggests, ethereal feminine style is evident through each gown. Unexpected, almost invisibly delicate necklines complement tulle skirts. Silk voile is fitted to the body to emphasize the female form. Sophisticated draped sleeves, low backs and overlays with beading as delicate as a spider’s web all feature in the “Soft” collection.

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The second collection is Rosa Clara “Two”. These gowns retain all the essence of the Rosa Clara sophistication but within a lower price point. Organza, lace and chiffon feature heavily with sweet feminine detailing like bow adorned waistlines, beaded sleeves and sheer illusion lace backs.

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Vendor of the Week – Vivian Ashworth (Hair and Makeup)

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Happy Monday Dotties! With Spring trying to trickle in down under, it’s time for fresh starts, spring cleaning – not only of our homes and offices but of all that winter cold thinking. It’s hard to change a mindset isn’t it? To find a way through and ignite a fresh start. With fresh starts come plenty of fresh Spring weddings and that? That’s one thing that freshens my heart more than anything!

Let’s kick off our week with showcasing the amazing members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! We have Cinematography, we have Menswear, we have Styling & Hire, we even have Venues! We love each and every vendor on our books – working hard with them to ensure they are the best people to work with our beloved Dotties and help you have a wedding that truly represents you!

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who we love and who will become more than just a vendor for you!

melbourne hair and makeup Vendor of the Week Vivian Ashworth (Hair and Makeup)

Photo one by David Kemps Photo two by Iris Creations Photography Photo three by Sheree Dubois

I love finding an amazing hair and makeup artist so I am thrilled to introduce to you to the talented Vivian Ashworth! Based out of Melbourne, Vivian has been a makeup artist and hairstylist for over twenty five years! Not only does she work with hundreds of brides and bridesmaids each and every year but she also has plenty of editorial work in her portfolio.  Vivian comes to you on your wedding day, after designing a look that suits your personality and wedding style with you to make sure your final touch is exactly what you want.

In fact, Vivian even offers courses on the best techniques on doing your own makeup – she’ll even do hens party workshops (now doesn’t that sound like a great afternoon with your favourite people? Playing with makeup?)

We asked Vivian of Vivian Ashworth (Hair and Makeup) five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Gin and Tonic with a slice of lime on ice.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Harts Lane House – Daylesford

Favourite restaurant?

Dandelion in Elwood.

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

I am usually working on a wedding, but if not, I would go out for breakfast at Little Ox in Brighton, and have their scrambled eggs on sourdough with smashed avocado and coffee.

Your favourite wedding story?

A couple who after years, of shyly glancing across a Melbourne tram every morning on their way to work , finally spoke after she dropped her purse, and he ran over to pick it up for her. They are now happily married.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Walk Together

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Janie & Gerrit’s Romantic Beach Anniversary Photos

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This romantic beach anniversary session is blissful in its beauty. Captured by photographer Carla Meyer, the couple took to Coogee & Tamarama Beach to celebrate their first wedding anniversary (check out their wedding here) at sunrise.

After residing in South Africa where their closest beach was eight hours away, their life together in Sydney is all about the water. For their photographs, they wanted the backdrop of a city they adore so much to feature heavily.

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On how they met, Janie remembers, “We went to university together but didn’t really know each other. We only started dating after running into one another at a university reunion dinner after we had both started working.”

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On what they love about each other, they tell, “She loves his caring and understanding nature (and that he gets up early for a sunrise photo shoot without complaining!) He loves her laugh and passion for the little things.”

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On how Gerrit proposed, Janie remembers ,”He surprised me with a weekend away to a bush lodge where he planned a picnic and proposed under the stars.”

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