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Pallas Couture 2015 ‘La Promesse’ Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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I’m always eager for the release of new bridal collections from talented Australian designers and with the release of Pallas Couture‘s Summer 2015 Collection I was not disappointed!

Entitled ‘La Promesse’ the collection draws inspiration from the dramatic lustre and entrancing beauty of the great film stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Silver screen stars like Sophia Loren who was loved for her sensuality off screen as much as she was in her famed roles inspired exaggerated feminine silhouettes, combining sculptured shapes and princess style shapes with a chic sense of style.

With detailing like nude paneling, intricate laces and detailed beading, the gowns feature incredible fabrics like French laces, silks and Italian embroideries.

The most exciting journey ahead for Pallas Couture culminates in their New York Bridal Fashion Week debut in October ahead of the gowns being available at both their flagship boutiques in Sydney and Perth.

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Sean and Katherine’s Vintage Wedding

by | Inspired Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Weddings,

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Sean and Katherine

Sean and I had a clear vision of our perfect wedding. We always adored the old world charm of vintage, the relaxed vibe of rustic, and the ancestral connection of traditional themes. I believe we jelled these themes amazingly and this reflected in the atmosphere and happiness of our day.

On the morning of the wedding, our emotions were polar opposites. Sean was flustered, anxious and nervous. Whilst I was cool, calm and collected. I guess this is what makes us such a great couple; the ideal yin and yang. But despite feeling so different on the inside, on the outside we agreed that getting ready with close friends and family was a memorable part of the day.

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I think I was the first bride in the history of brides to arrive on time! I knew Sean would be nervous and I didn’t want to keep him waiting any longer than necessary. We got married in the chapel at Tatra Receptions in Mount Dandenong. The grounds were magical and the service was impeccably high. I couldn’t recommend this venue enough.

I walked down the aisle to Your Hand In Mine by Vitamin String Quartet and my bridesmaids to Renesmee’s Lullaby by Global Stage Orchestra. It’s fair to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house; including my husband’s. It was so sweet to see him react the way he did – even though he was a bit embarrassed!

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After signing the marriage certificate to Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You and Your Song, we retreated to the grounds where Frank Vlahos worked his magic on our photography. We couldn’t recommend Frank enough and plan to use him for all our future events.

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Sean was in charge of choosing our entrance song into the Reception. He’s a huge Manchester United supporter so he chose their theme song. It got a lot a few laughs which set the fun, relaxed mood for the evening.

The reception was held in the Ballroom where our stylist Jess from Sassafrass Flower Design really brought our vision to life. Rustic elements of wood slices and burlap met the vintage charm of blue mason jars and crystal decanters. Jess also created our candy bar which was a big hit!

We also paid homage to my Polish heritage with a few vodka shots throughout the night. Let’s just say the Poles really know how to party!

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We danced to Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars for our first dance – a song my husband chose as it was released the year we started dating.

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Eighteen months of hard work and planning really paid off. Our wedding day was perfect, and everything went according to plan. The only negative is the day passed far too quickly!

Images by One2One Photography

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Ms Gingham says: What a beautiful wedding! I just love that headpiece! Thankyou for sharing your day with us today Katherine and Sean.

Katherine says: “I’m 23 and married to my partner of eight years, Sean. We  planned a vintage wedding with a rustic twist which was held in The Dandenongs in 2014.”

Photographer: One2One Photography / Bride’s Dress: Fairytales Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Doloris Petunia / Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Dressing Gowns: Homebodii / Groom’s Attire: Andrej J / Groomsmen Attire: Julius Marlow / Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Outlet / Bridesmaid Accessories: Summerblossom / Hairstylist: Sara at Hennesylane / Makeup Artist: Natalie Tullio / Chapel & Ceremony Decor: Sassafrass Flower Design / Bouquets: Flowers Forever After / Invitations & Stationery: The Print Fairy / Venue: Tatra Receptions / Transport: Hot Rod Heaven / Ceremony Officiant: John Byrne / Cake Baker: AbFab Cakes / Wedding Rings: Michael Hill

Vendor of the Week – Special Event Planners

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Happy Monday Dotties! It’s time to dive in for another big week of wedding inspiration! With so many big plans on the go, it’s nice to come back to routine and tradition and start the week by recognising something fun!

Monday morning tradition at Polka Dot Bride  is to show off the wonderful members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! We have Stationery & Paper Goods, we have Hair & Beauty, we have Entertainment we even have Bridal Gowns! We focus on building our directory with wedding vendors who love what they do and love creating wedding magic so pop over to Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and check out our amazing vendors!

sydney wedding planners Vendor of the Week Special Event Planners

I have often spoken about the value of a wedding planner on Polka Dot Bride and I am no less convinced as time goes by that hiring a wedding planner is a worthy expense when it comes to your vendors.

Our vendor of the week Special Event Planners knows her stuff when it comes to wedding planning without the stress. This Sydney based company (who also cover the South Coast and Southern Highlands) can do everything from complete wedding management (think run sheets, rehearsals, liaising with suppliers) to partial planning or just on the day management. From planning comes creativity and Special Event Planners also have a creative styling team who can assist you in pulling together your design ideas into one cohesive look.

We asked Rhianna from Special Event Planners five questions in five minutes -

What is your favourite after five drink?

A glass (or 3) of red. Unless it’s the weekend, in which case I may (more than likely) start before five, and it may (more than likely) be a Caprioska.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Forster. I grew up there. It holds a special place in my heart.

Favourite restaurant?

Husband and I love to eat out, and I have so many faves! I love Yum Cha so we go to Golden Harbour in China town a bit. But when staying local, I can’t go past a lunch with the girls at The Lagoon in North Wollongong.

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

Poached Eggs at The Tin Shed in Thirroul. Unless I’m packing down a wedding in which case it would be a piece of toast whilst running out the door (boring, I know!)

Your favourite wedding story?

Well it’s more of a pre wedding story. The lovely groom to be hired me to style and coordinate his wedding proposal. We completely covered the headland of Camp Cove (a special place for the couple) in candlelight and arranged for an acoustic musician to learn the couple’s song.

We set up a small table under the candlelit tree, with Moet and strawberries, and hid in the darkness as he led his lady down the lantern lit steps of Camp Cove and into their own little romantic oasis overlooking the city. As they made their way to the table Hein Cooper was playing their song, an awesome acoustic version of This Is It by Michael Jackson. He got down on one knee and popped the question. She said yes, followed by a delightful squeal and a twirl in the arms of her fiancé. It was so beautiful to witness (even if I was just creeping in the shadows).

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

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