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Nurit Hen Ivory and White 2017 Collection

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The beautiful Russian castle Arkhangelskoye Palace, fit for a princess seems the most appropriate backdrop for the brand new 2017 “Ivory and White” collection from Israeli designer Nurit Hen.

The collection, which features 22 beautiful designed gowns and four limited edition gowns that were designed with a range of beautiful silhouettes – from fitted mermaid style pieces to flowing ballgowns. Laser cut lace, sheer overlays, sparkling overskirts, low cut backs all working together to create a collection that is as modern as it is feminine, Nurit making a point that she designs not only for the body but for the wearer’s heart and soul.

Nurit Hen ship worldwide and will also be available to purchase at the designer’s Australian trunk show.

 

 

Bridal Gowns: Nurit Hen / Photographer: Alex Lipkin / Model: Ksenia Puntus / Model Agency: Avant Models / Hair: Savva Pro / Makeup Artist: Savva Pro / Stylist: Dana Hen / Location: Arkhangelskoye Palace / Producer: Natasha Chudin
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Vendor of the Week – Under The Ivy

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Happy Monday Dotties! Who can believe we are over halfway through the first month of the year. I feel like we have packed so much into January!

Plenty of sunshine and scorching days, means more time (and an excuse!) to stay in the cool of the house and enjoy catching up on movies, or then again, not really doing a whole lot at all. Take some time though, to check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendors amongst our many fabulous vendors, who will be just right for your style, your ideas and dreams. We have Transport, we have Bridal Gowns, we have Catering and Celebrants – we even have Entertainment and Venues! We’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendor who will help you create your dream wedding.

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

Photo 1-3 by Julia Archibald Photo 4 & 5 by K folio Photography

The flowers for the wedding are where all the colours, and style of the wedding start to gel and you start to see your vision take form. Ivy of Under The Ivy helps you to do just this, with her eye for beautiful colour and floral combinations, wild foliage to offset more formal flowers and overhead installations or ceremony arches laden with flowers and greenery.

We asked Ivy of Under The Ivy  five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

Long Island Iced Tea.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Peninsula Hot Springs.

Favourite restaurant? 

Any Mexican restaurant. Am loving the Baha Taco Joint in Rye though!

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

Fruit! Something to cleanse and refresh for the week ahead.

Your favourite wedding story? 

They say it’s traditional for the bride to be late to her wedding, but as you can imagine, my mum almost fainted when my dad, the groom, was 30 minutes late to their wedding! They had misplaced the ring, but it all worked out in the end.

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

Snapshot Sunday – The Piano Player

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Fran & Isaac’s Charming Perth Hills Farm Engagement

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Engagements,

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In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

Fran & Isaac 

While things are a touch warmer at this time of year, we thought we’d bring a little autumnal inspiration to cool things down a bit with today’s charming Perth Hills engagement shoot. Fran and Isaac chose Isaac’s parent’s farm in Pickering Brook for their session with Piotrek Ziolkowski, and we just adore the results. The couple explain that they spend quite a lot of time at the farm on the weekends, and a couple of months during winter, so knew it would be perfect for their shoot, which featured the stunning orchard, lush green paddocks and a cameo by the resident horses.

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

“Our first meeting was at Wave Rock Weekender Festival in Hyden, Western Australia,” Fran remembers. “Isaac approached me while I was eating a pizza, and he said to me that I looked cute trying to eat it! We talked a couple times over the rest of the weekend. Two weeks later, we met again at a Rubik’s Cube Party, an interesting party where you wear the six colours of the rubik’s cube and have to change your clothes with the other party goers until you have one colour. It was after Isaac disputed what he thought were my attentions towards another guy that he kissed me.”

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and IsaacIn the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

Fran, who is Brazilian, says that Isaac was the first, and maybe the only, Australian she has met who has the “latin spirit”, in that he can be friendly, warm, involving and funny, but with the European blood to tell you that you are special and different than the others, although she laughs that Latin people can be super volatile, and Isaac is not like that.

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and IsaacIn the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

“It is not really funny, but on one of our first nights together he took me to a park around Bibra Lake, quite close to the lakes. It was end of October and was quite a bit of a warm night. He took the blanket and pillows from the back of his car – we were very excited about the ambience just on the side of the lake under the beautiful stars, but half way through the date we had to pack everything up because the mosquitos were making a big banquet of us!”

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and IsaacIn the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

A memory that best describes the first time Fran realised that Isaac was truly special to her, and more than just a friend. “Hours before one of our first dates, I sent a text to Isaac trying to cancel our date, saying we might be better to just be friends. In my mind, I wasn’t looking for a relationship, and  I didn’t want to hurt him if we were to get involved. He replied saying that the best part of his day was remembering that he would meet me later that day and he asked to keep the date, and we could talk about it then. He was very straight forward when I saw him that night. “I have friends, I don’t need more friends,” he said. “But I want to be with you…” It was from this, I think he got me!”

“He is a very romantic guy, even though he does not declare to be one,” says Fran. “He often brings me flowers that he has collected on his parent’s farm, and leaves them on my side of the bed. He also calls me to look at the moon when the sky is clear and says that he made it for me.”

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and IsaacIn the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and IsaacIn the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

Of their sweet proposal story, Fran tells, “After some time apart (me back in Brazil and Isaac in Australia), I came to Australia to visit him while I was waiting for my visa process to move there permanently. Isaac’s mother had given him, in secret, her old engagement ring – a beautiful, antique ring from the 50’s. I had actually found the ring when I was organising his sock drawer. I remember looking at the ring. and I could hardly control my thoughts and emotions. I put it back and tried to not think about it anymore! Fortunately the next day, coming back from a walk in Fremantle, Isaac got a little way behind and called me back. I turned, and he was on his knees with a sock in his hand, and I knew what was happening. He asked in Portuguese, “Casa comigo?” … “Marry me?”…

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

In the Hills / Be yourselves session / Fran and Isaac

Photographer: Piotrek Ziolkowski