Happy Monday Dotties! We’re jam packed for the week ahead, though I am hoping for more red leaves on the trees on my street – it is my favourite time of year after all!
Sunshine, sudden rainy spells, wind and cold snaps – that’s the unpredictable nature of Autumn. A wedding ceremony outside under the autumn trees, a forecast of a perfect day of sunshine, but the rain showers down – have a back-up to put into action so your carefully laid plans are not spoiled by the changeable weather. Meanwhile, it’s time to take a break in wedding planning while we take some time out as we highlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. We have Jewellery, we have Photobooth Hire, we have Photography and Venues – we even have Bridesmaids Gowns and Celebrants! We have a Directory full of wonderful vendors who are super talented in their chosen fields, ready to help you achieve your vision.
Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!
As both a wedding planner and stylist Joanie of One Wedding Wish has all your bases covered. With a passion for weddings, Joanie’s talent in styling and organisation shines through in perfectly planned weddings with styling that is beyond the ordinary. Not only is she able to translate all the ideas you bring into a cohesive whole, she is able to add those special touches only someone with an eye for the unique, the stylish and the beautiful can see, to add that special something.
We asked Joanie of One Wedding Wish five questions in five minutes:
What is your favourite after five drink?
My favourite after five drink is whatever I share with my 2 year old daughter when I get home. It might make her an organic orange and mango smoothie or we’ll head out for a fluffy babycino with lots of chocolate!
Your favourite weekend getaway?
I adore Daylesford. I always make sure I book high tea and massage while I’m there. Otherwise for a staycation in Melbourne city, nothing beats funky Crown Metropol – a massage and facial at Isika followed by dinner at one of the fine restaurants downstairs, is my idea of heaven.
It’s hard to pick a favourite, but you will almost always find me tucking into Japanese food. Orita’s degustation in Toorak is lovely, as is Shira Nui’s Omakase in Glen Waverley. Our mid-week Japanese food fix is a very authentic little place called Kenji’s in Camberwell.
Where can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Your favourite wedding story?
A few years ago, I planned a wedding for a bride whose mum had passed away some 15 years ago. At the wedding, her aunt approached me and asked if it was possible to say a few words during the speeches. She took to the lectern and sang a beautiful song in her native language to the bride. It sounded like a lullaby a mother would sing to her child. It pierced my heart that these are moments in life where you miss the ones you love the most. There was not one dry eye in the room.