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Rose Quartz Wedding Style Inspiration

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With pink quartz the Pantone colour of the year, the Polka Dot team decided to celebrate by weaving the classic, gorgeous colour  through four different bridal looks (chic minimal, beautiful bohemian, classic elegance and luxe black tie).  A rose quartz wedding inspiration shoot to inspire your own day – no matter your wedding day style!

We were so lucky to be joined by Polka Dot Bride readers Rodrigo and Daniella who volunteered to be our “bride and groom” for the day (and how beautifully did they do? Thank you so much Rodridgo and Daniella!

Photographers Captured By Pavel were led by Ms Filigree (Katherine Eleyce ) at Sydney University’s Host Co which worked out to be the most stunning backdrop for our four looks.

Form Over Function styled four different bouquets and boutonnieres for our bride and groom and Amy Chan worked her magic to create four different hair and makeup styles for Daniela.

Daniella and Rodrigo dressed to the nines thanks to Calibre, Perfect Day Bridal, Chic Nostalgia, Wendy Makin, Pronovias, Demetrios, Badgley Mishka, Freya Rose The White Collection, Roman and French and Samantha Wills.

I can’t wait to show your even more of this shoot – we’ll unveil each of the hair and makeup looks with step by step tutorials very soon.

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Our first look “chic minimal” was all about clean lines and modern styling. Amy Chan used soft pink shades paired with bold lips to add a touch of glamour.

Our bride, Daniella wore a modern Chic Nostalgia gown from Perfect Day Bridal with a sweetheart illusion neckline. For a touch of sparkle, the simple white bridal shoes by Badgley Mishka from The White Collection were encrusted on the heel with crystals. A simple bracelet with just one crystal from Roman and French finished the look.

For the floral touch,  Alicia of Form Over Function created a simple bouquet of pale pink arum lilies. The blush shade with apple green stems tying in beautifully to the minimal styling.

Our groom, Rodrigo wore a smart deep blue print suit from Calibre. Named the “Windowpane” suit, the royal blue colour with the square pattern detail worked back beautifully with brown shoes and a single arum lily boutonniere.

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We decided on a beautiful boho style for look number two! A gorgeous long sleeve lace  Wendy Makin gown has a beautiful relaxed, but so very elegant vibe to it. Form Over Function styled a very loose and bohemian inspired sheath bouquet of cherry blossom branches, arum lilies and pink blooms.

Amy Chan swept Daniella’s hair into a low bun for this look, letting some of her hair hang loose to frame her gorgeous face.  A half choker, hairpiece and crystal band added a touch of sparkle to the look – all by Samantha Wills.

We added blue (to honour the beautiful tones of serenity blue) to Rodrigo’s style with a jacket, pants and shoes from Calibre. The blue chambray linen of the blazer paired with ecru chinos gave the look a fresh feel while still looking smart and so very dapper.

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A classic wedding is always a favourite – there is after all a lot to love about tradition! For this look, we, of course, started with a dapper tuxedo from Calibre for Rodrigo complete with a black bow tie!

Daniella wore an off the shoulder lace sleeve gown by Pronovias from Perfect Day Bridal  who also added  the classic wedding veil. The long lace sleeves and off the shoulder shape to Daniella’s ballgown was given an extra special touch with the waist bow detailing. Sparkling drop earrings from Roman and French were the only jewels needed.

Amy Chan swept Daniella’s hair into a higher, sleeker bun for this look with soft pink makeup – finishing off with rosebud pink lips, while Alicia of Form Over Function created a beautiful rose quartz bouquet with the prettiest pink ribbon combining fluffy pink peonies with blushing bride, proteas, and delicate astilbe. I love that the different textural blooms were used as an alternative to the classic single bloom bouquet.

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Everyone adores a little luxe black tie and of course, continuing with Rodrigo with his dapper Calibre tuxedo, we dressed Daniella in a sparkling beaded gown with silver sequins and an illusion neckline from Demetrios – which is, of course, the essence of luxe! Daniella added heels by Badgley Mishka from The White Collection.

I adore the  classic pale pink rose bouquet by Form Over Function. But this one? It isn’t your standard rose bouquet, the long stems on the roses giving a sense of glam sophistication.

Amy Chan styled Daniella’s hair and makeup into a beautiful bun with swept curls and a sparkling hairpiece from Roman and French (who also created the fun beaded clutch).

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Photographer: Captured By Pavel / Fashion Styling: Katherine Eleyce / Floral: Form Over Function / Hairstylist: Amy Chan / Makeup Artist: Amy Chan / Groom’s Attire: Calibre / Bridal Salon: Perfect Day Bridal / Veil: Perfect Day Bridal / Bride’s Dress: Chic Nostalgia / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias / Bride’s Dress: Demetrios / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Bride’s Shoes: Freya Rose / Shoe Salon: The White Collection / Jewellery: Roman and French / Jewellery: Samantha Wills / Venue: Host Co
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Chloe & Dan’s Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding

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

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Chloe & Dan

The beautiful Autumnal sunset of Sydney set the scene for today’s romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel wedding. Bright pops of coral, watermelon and blue adding a sense of warmth to the day that was so very relaxed, beautiful and utterly Chloe and Dan. The newlyweds chose Damien Milan Photography to capture their wedding.

Chloe fills us in on how she and Dan came to be. “Dan and I met at his high school formal almost 12 years ago. Dan went with my best friend and I with one of his but after blessings from our dates and my persistence we started dating almost straight away.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

The bride chose a gown from Pallas Couture, noting, “It was the only second place I had visited. I went shopping for my dress almost immediately and had something completely different in mind but after trying this dress on I knew it was the one. It seems like such a cliché thing so say, but you really do know when you know.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

St Marks Church Darling Point was chosen for the ceremony. Chloe noting, “The church  just around the corner from where we live so it was nice to be in our local area for such a special day. It’s also the church Muriel got married in, from Muriel’s Wedding, so of course, we had to get married there.”

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For her walk down the aisle, Chloe remembers, “We chose the instrumental version of ‘Kissing You’ by Des’ree which features in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.  I had to take an extra few moments before walking down the aisle to compose myself. My Dad managed to snap me out of it and I made it down the aisle…. just about half down my hands froze up and my legs became like jelly. I was within an inch of fainting and then my sister ran down and walked the rest of the way with my Dad and me.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Of the ceremony, Chloe remembers, “We had a fantastic Pastor named Paul to conduct the ceremony. He kept it light-hearted yet meaningful. We had a small group of friends who mixed up the days and thought we were getting married on Saturday, not the Friday. One of them was supposed to give a reading yet no one realised he was missing until his moment came to give the reading but thankfully Paul stepped in.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Trille Floral  styled the gorgeous floral arrangements for the day, the bride remembering, “The flowers by Cara at Trille Floral were out of this world. I changed my mind so many times and she was so accommodating and helpful with suggestions. The first time I cried getting ready was when Cara dropped off the bouquets and flower crowns for the junior bridesmaids. It was just perfect and it was the first moment I really felt like a bride. The reception set up was like a fairy tale and I couldn’t fault any of it.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Of their photographer, Chloe tells, “Damien and Anastasia were great and very easy to work with. Dan and I were concerned about taking the couple shots but Damien and Anastasia made us feel very comfortable and were like friends. I am happy with everything we chose for the wedding but the photographs we received back blew us away and I would recommend them and have been to everyone. I cried and still do when I look through the photos. They captured so many amazing moments both small and big that we can cherish forever and I am very thankful.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

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Chloe and Dan chose Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for their reception, remarking, “The hotel is in such a beautiful location and I am so pleased with our decision to have it there. Watching the sunset go down on the top deck admiring the stunning Sydney skyline, whilst enjoying a few champagnes and some delicious canapés was one of the many highlights of the day. After the canapés, we moved to the sunset room which is where we had dinner and spent most of the evening. It is such a beautifully styled large space with plenty of areas a for the guests to mingle.”

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The bride created the stationery herself, remarking, “I’m a textile designer so I painted and designed the wedding invites and all the stationery myself. It was one of the final major tasks I had to do and was probably the most enjoyable. I definitely took my time with them…probably a little too much time according to Dan and his spreadsheet but I am really happy with how they turned out.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

“We set out to have a wedding at a beautiful spot with beautiful food and with all the people that mean the most to us. This was the most important thing and I think we achieved that.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Of the first dance, the bride got a big surprise, she remembers. “We chose ‘Unchained Melody’ for the wedding dance but unbeknownst to me Dan and my family were planning on having my younger sister Eve sing it. It was such a beautiful surprise when Dan announced that Eve would be singing the song in his speech and I broke down crying for the umpteenth time that day.”

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Romantic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Congratulations on your marriage Chloe and Dan! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Damien Milan Photography for sending today’s wedding our way!

Photographer: Damien Milan Photography / Bride’s Dress: Pallas Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Attire: Calibre / Groom's Shoes: Calibre / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Groomsmen Shoes: Roger David / Bridesmaid Dresses: Tigerlily / Hairstylist: Victoria Germano / Hairstylist: Jaimie Griffin / Makeup Artist: The Bridal Make Up Co / Flwoers: Trille Floral / Invitations & Stationery: Chloe Edwards née Griffin / Ceremony Venue: St Marks Church Darling Point / Reception Venue: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel / Cake: Faye Cahill / Photo Booth: Photocorner / Wedding Ring: Tiffany & Co / Wedding Ring: Canturi

Tully & Cihan’s Intimate Dusk Wedding

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Tully & Cihan

A wedding full of warmth, family and genuine, palpable love is a wedding that stays with us forever, and that is exactly what we adore at Polka Dot Bride. So you can imagine how in love we are with Tully and Cihan’s intimate dusk wedding. The couple knew that the day would go by so fast, and wanted to ensure they extracted as much meaning as they possibly could from each moment, and to capture those moments they chose Andy from All Grown Up Weddings.

Of how she and Cihan came to be, Tully remembers, “We had our first date at Panama Dining Room in Fitzroy. We were both rather nervous and quite formal which is fitting with the old world atmosphere of Panama. Gradually we loosened up a bit more and then both became intrigued with one another. Our second date though, was when the magic became apparent. We met for breakfast at The Red Door Corner Store, and something about having a date during the day felt fresh, more natural and revealing. It was one of those golden, crisp, autumn days, which are enchanting all by themselves. We ate a slow breakfast and we were much more ourselves, more relaxed and very, very drawn to one another. From that moment, I felt like I was pulled into a really wonderful dream. I was smitten!

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The groom and his groomsmen wore slim-fitting, black wool suits from Jack London. The bride tells, “Cihan was intrigued by the Jack London brand after I had described that 1950’s, Mad Men cut of some of their suits. After trying on his suit he loved the slim yet comfortable fit. Again we wanted something simple with that clean elegance.”

Cihan accessorised with a black, velvet bowtie gifted to him from his bride, and a bright blue pocket square. “The pocket square was a surprise,” explains Tully. “I had previously given him an ivory and black pocket square, but he thought I had asked him to wear the blue one, so we ended up with an unexpected “something blue”, only on the wrong person!”

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Of her stunning gown, Tully tells, “I wore a Sottero and Midgley gown. It was strapless with a sweetheart neckline, and a gorgeous fitted bodice which gently flared out just below the hip into a beautiful train. The gown was made from an ivory Chantilly lace with a champagne fabric beneath. I wanted something simple, classic and if possible with vintage flair. I’m a lover of a clean aesthetic, so really liked that there wasn’t anything too fussy about the gown. I felt it drew its glamour from the corseted waist, providing that hourglass silhouette, and from the abundance of lace with the subtle drama of the train. The experience of shopping for the gown was like a frothy, delicate, lacy, feminine wonderland. I bought my dress from Raffaele Cuica, and stepping into the store and seeing the rows and rows of dresses with heavenly fabrics spilling out all over was so exciting. Throughout the experience I felt brimming with happiness with an undercurrent of vibrating, nervous excitement.” The bride and bridesmaids’ hair was done by Kristie from Rock Paper Scissors Hair Design, and their makeup created by Ellen Mary. Tully’s bridesmaids wore boatneck gowns in black by Young Designers Gallery.

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The Farm Vigano was the couple’s choice of venue for their day. “It ended up being the perfect place for our wedding,” says the bride. “Suzie Cammareri was our coordinator, and we were impressed by her attention to detail, professionalism and warmth. She was experienced, knew what worked and what didn’t in terms of the venue, and gave us sound advice. On the day, we were so grateful to all of the staff who were attentive, bubbly and polished. Farm Vigano is this unexpected gem, a heritage building set amid beautiful gardens, a sweet little orchard and a rolling expanse of bushland.”

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On the day, the bride and her bridal party experienced a massive delay on their way to the wedding which resulted in them not arriving at the ceremony until just before dusk. Tully remembers, “It must have been serendipity, as we ended up with a moody and romantic dusk ceremony. For Cihan, he felt one of his most special memories was during the ceremony, and the emotions he felt as he saw first the bridesmaids walk out and then the crescendo of his bride walking down the aisle to “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King.”

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“We wanted our ceremony to be honest, heartfelt and true to us. We tried to avoid anything too long and formal, but at the same time wanted to mark the significance of the event in our own way. We especially wanted to take the opportunity to honour our families, for the incredible amount of love and support they have given to us. Our celebrant Yvonne Wood went to incredible lengths to prepare and guide us through the ceremony, and she was so respectful and nurturing. We both wanted our families to be a big part of the ceremony to help us demonstrate their significance to us. My dad gave me away and our mothers “warmed” our rings each one holding a ring which they then gave to us during the ceremony. My younger brother was one of the groomsmen, and Cihan’s brother and my Nunna were our witnesses.”

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Choosing a photographer for your day is not an easy decision, but Tully and Cihan were both so happy to have booked Andrew Hardy through All Grown Up Weddings to capture their wedding. “Working with him was just lovely! Andy was such a light, gentle and friendly soul, and he worked in a way that was not at all intrusive. We felt very at ease with him, and are over the moon with the raw emotions and spontaneous, natural moments he captured.”

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The couple wanted their wedding to be relaxed and for their guests (and themselves) to have thoroughly enjoy the day, and not have to worry about travelling between venues, so they chose to have both the ceremony and reception at Farm Vigano. The bride gushes, “We are so pleased that we made that decision! We were seeking a sense of vibrancy, of intimacy and warmth, of magic. We wanted people to feast, indulge and to be surrounded by beauty and love. The venue has a lovely charm both inside and out. Outside there was that fresh, crisp, country air – people could escape and take a stroll through the orchard. Inside held all the fun, and had a well designed layout that created a merry, cosy environment.”

Tully tells, “I put together the place cards which also served as a bomboniere. I found cream cards with a small heart cutout, and looped black ribbon through them to tie on a vintage style key, then hand-wrote each guest’s names on these. For our seating chart, I used an old, gold-framed mirror and wrote guest names on the glass with a glass pen.” 

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Of their terrific first dance, the couple remember, “It was spontaneous, unplanned and so wonderful for being so! We made our entrance to live Turkish music (a band that consists of family friends), and after a short time dancing together, were surrounded by our families and friends in this chaotic, happy jumble of hugs, laughter, and movement!”

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Of what they remember and cherish most about their day, Tully gushes, “The people! Our loved ones together in one beautiful place. Witnessing the meshing of cultures, and marrying each other! Beauty in all of its elements – the emotions, the florals, the heritage building, the beautiful autumn day. That things just felt so natural and so right, and feeling everyone’s genuine joy and delight for us. It felt like hyperreality, like a perfect, delicious dream, a merry-go-round where I can recall flashes of conversation, trails of music, so much laughter and happiness, and effervescent love….”

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Their gorgeous wedding video was filmed by the terrific team at Purple Ribbon Weddings!

Congratulations Tully and Cihan on your absolutely stunning wedding! Thank you to All Grown Up Weddings for sharing this beautiful day with us!

Photographer: All Grown Up Weddings / Photographer: Andrew Hardy / Videographer: Purple Ribbon Weddings / Bride’s Dress: Sottero and Midgley / Bridal Salon: Raffaele Ciuca / Bride’s Jewellery: Impostors Bridal Jewellery / Rings: Rose and Crown Jewellers / Groom’s Attire: Jack London / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Jack London / Bridesmaid Dresses: Young Designers Gallery / Bridesmaid Shoes: Guess / Bridesmaid Shoes: Modcloth / Bride’s Shoes: Call it Spring / Bridesmaid Accessories: Impostors Bridal Jewellry / Hairstylist: Rock Paper Scissors Hair Design / Makeup Artist: Ellen Mary / Flowers & Decor: Georgie Boy Flowers / Invitations & Stationery: InkPaperArt / Venue: Farm Vigano / Rental Furniture: Good Day Rentals / Ceremony Officiant: Yvonne Wood / Musicians: Family friends / Catering: Farm Vigano / Dessert Table: Pana Chocolate / Transport: Triple R Luxury Car Hire

Jess & Aiden’s Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding

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Jess & Aidan

I love the modern glamour to Jess and Aidan’s modern Lindenderry at Red Hill wedding. Making the most of the beautiful winery setting, the couple wed amongst the vineyards before celebrating all night long at an all in one venue allowing guests to really enjoy the day  and truly relax! They worked with Shelley Price to capture their memories.

Jess and Aidan met while they were both exploring Europe, the bride remembering, “We were both working in London at the time. Aiden was managing a gym and I was a member there. As we were both Australian, we got along straight away and always had something to talk about. After a few months, I decided that I’d ask him out for a drink to which he said yes. Our time in London saw us travel around Europe together and visit places like Greece, Malta and France. As our visas started to expire, I was given the option to stay in London. It was Aiden or London and I’m glad to say that Aiden won in the end.”

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Jess chose a strapless gown with beaded bodice from Rachel Gilbert , noting, “Choosing a dress was a very frustrating process as I’m a very indecisive person. Everything I tried on I loved but I never got that overwhelming feeling of knowing that I had found ‘the one’. With my close friends and family living interstate, I found it difficult choosing the final dress. I wanted a dress that was different to what everyone else was getting and that would really make a statement. I ended up seeing a dress on Instagram and thought it would be perfect for the day. When I tried it on, it made me smile and it felt right. It was a hand beaded bodice made up of Swarovski crystals matched with a fitted silk skirt, both from Rachel Gilbert.”

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Jess walked down the aisle to Boyce Avenue’s cover of “A Thousand Years”.

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Gerard Maguire and Carla Sellwood who happen to be Jess’ uncle and Aiden’s sister officiated the ceremony, Jess telling, “We wanted our ceremony to be really intimate and personal. My uncle and Aiden’s sister performed the ceremony so it made it even more special. We had two readings which were read by my brother and Aiden’s sister.”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

The beautiful Lindenderry At Red Hill  set the scene for the big day. The bride remarking, “We chose this venue as since moving to Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is somewhere that we like to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We also didn’t want people to have to travel between the ceremony and reception. As a lot of our guests were coming from interstate, Lindenderry was somewhere that offered not only beautiful surroundings for our photos but also accommodation for guests, a day spa and only a short drive to places like Sorrento, Portsea and the Peninsula hot springs.”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

“Our day represented us! It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the bells and whistles associated with weddings but we worked out what was important to us and focused on that.”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Of their photographer, Jess remembers, “Shelley and her side kick Jenna were amazing! They weren’t like other photographers who become quite awkward and in the way but they added to the fun and became part of the day. They were happy to share our banter and weren’t scared when we decided that wheelbarrow races were the thing to do on your wedding day!”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Bloominel styled the rich floral arrangements for the day, Jess remembering, “The photographer and florist were my favourite vendors. They both made the decision making a breeze and were so easy to work with. They understood what our vision was and it definitely translated on the day.”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

The day had a few fun handmade elements. “We were mindful of our budget but knew where to splurge and where to save. We made our own favours using plastic test tubes and filled them with different teas and coffees. Aiden also made the ‘Love’ letter lights which looked amazing and saved us a lot of money!”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot BrideModern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Jess and Aiden chose Sam Smith’s “Latch” for their first dance, choosing the The Baker Boys  to provide music for the dance floor. The bride remembers,  “Our first dance felt really special, not because we planned anything but with such a whirlwind of a day, it was nice to have a moment of just Aiden and I. Even though everyone was watching, it felt like Aiden and I were the only ones in the room.”

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Modern Lindenderry At Red Hill Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Congratulations on becoming newlyweds Jess and Aidan! Thank you for sharing your day with us! A big thank you also goes to Shelley Price  for sharing this gorgeous celebration with us!

Photographer: Shelley Price / Bride’s Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Bride’s Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bride’s Jewellery: Stephanie Browne / Groom’s Attire: Peter Jackson / Groom's Shoes: The Iconic / Groomsmen Attire: Peter Jackson / Groomsmen Shoes: The Iconic / Bridesmaid Dresses: Shona Joy / Bridesmaid Accessories: Angus and Coote / Hairstylist: Tielle Bevilacqua / Makeup Artist: Danielle Gardiner / Flowers: Bloominel / Invitations & Stationery: Cherie Allen / Venue: Lindenderry At Red Hill / Ceremony Officiant: Gerard Maguire / Ceremony Officiant: Carla Sellwood / Band: The Baker Boys / Cake: Peninsula Cake Art / Wedding Rings: Anton Jewellers
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