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Kate & Henry’s Sydney Royal Motor Yacht Club Wedding

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

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Kate & Henry

With a classic feel, the wedding of Kate & Henry is nothing short of glamorous. Choosing a Sydney Royal Motor Yacht Club wedding and photographer SugarLove Weddings, the couple wanted a day that was elegant and relaxed, focusing on a buzzing atmosphere for their big day.

Kate fills us in on how she and Henry came to be. “Our older sisters are very good friends so we knew each other prior to our first meeting. But it was at the Oak Hotel in Double Bay 6 years ago where we officially met and the romance blossomed from there!!”

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Kate chose Johanna Johnson  to make her gown, remembering, “It was the “Golding Gown” teamed with the “Austen Belt”. I was looking for a more modern dress but still wanted it to be elegant and formal. The  gown fit exactly what was I was looking for. It was simple but elegant and I loved wearing it!”

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Kate and Henry chose Kincoppal Rose Bay for their ceremony, remembering, “We got married at the Kincoppal Rose Bay School Chapel which is where I went to school from Kindergarten to year 12. We went to a wedding at Kincoppal a year before ours and we both just loved the feel and beauty of the chapel!”

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“We loved the whole lead up, rehearsal dinner, wedding, recovery, honeymoon! It was really is the best time in your life!”

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Of their photographer, Kate tells, “We were lucky enough to have the amazing Bradley who captured our day beautifully. It was a lovely autumn day in May and the afternoon lighting in Nielsen Park where we had our photos taken was stunning!”

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The couple chose Zest at Point Piper for their reception, “After looking at a few venues for our reception we decided on The Royal Motor Yacht Club. We loved that it was right on the water at Point Piper and had a beautiful view of the harbour. The room had just been renovated in a Hampton’s style and had a big balcony. We loved both of our locations!”

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Royal Sydney Golf Club Florist  styled the floral arrangements for the day, the bride remarking, “Our florist Vicci Kerr from Royal Sydney Golf Club was amazing. From our first meeting she understood exactly what we wanted- lots of candles, lots of flowers (white and soft pinks) and a big floral arrangement above the bridal table. Nothing was a problem – she sourced a collection of square mirrors for our table settings which the flowers and candles went on and anything we wanted!”

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Of the first dance, the bride tells, “Our first dance was Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker. We didn’t really want the traditional slow bridal waltz so we opted for a song we both love that’s very upbeat and fun!!”

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Henry and Kate worked with Soda Films to capture a film of their wedding day, the team capturing the beautiful light and of course the beautiful moments of the day.

Congratulations Kate and Henry! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to SugarLove Weddings for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: SugarLove Weddings / Cinematographer: Soda Films / Bride’s Dress: Johanna Johnson / Bride’s Shoes: Gary Castles / Groom’s Attire: Peppers Double Bay / Groomsmen Attire: Peppers Double Bay / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Hairstylist: Joh Bailey / Makeup Artist: Primrose Playfair Makeup Artist / Flowers: Royal Sydney Golf Club Florist / Invitations & Stationery: Printed Matters / Ceremony Venue: Kincoppal Rose Bay / Ceremony Officiant: Father Vince Redden / Ceremony Musicians: Mark Stubley / Reception Venue: Zest at Point Piper / Band: The White Tree / Cake: Simmone Logue / Wedding Rings: Quorra / Wedding Registry: Peters of Kensington
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Friday Roundup

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Photo by Cavanagh Photography  via Jeanette and Andrew’s Bohemian Hunter Valley Wedding

Hello Dotstas! it is a changing of the guard this week as we welcome one patterned person back from the sunshine only to lose another! make sure you are following us on Instagram to catch our sunshine filled journies and bridal market fun this week!

It has been such a busy week across the Polka blogs- let’s get into rounding it up!

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Whip up Ms Liberty’s Lychee Delight

Josh shares his post-wedding Inspired Memories from his winery wedding

A Time To Celebrate At Karen Willis Holmes’ New Showroom

Loving this DIY Wildflower Seed Packet Favour Tutorial

We sit down for a chat with the celebrant legend that is Stephen Lee of Stephen Lee Celebrancy

Feeling the tropical vibe with this Koh Samui Destination Wedding

7 Things To Consider If You’re Planning A Food Truck Wedding

We round up Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016 – MR Designer Runway

So much joy in Jeanette and Andrew’s Bohemian Hunter Valley Wedding

Such a fun look for Henry at his country wedding in  Groom Style

We chat with Nikki From The Pin The Map Project in our Polka Dot Travel Lounge

Beautiful gowns as we go Behind The Door With…..Fiona Claire

Brush lettering meets calligraphy in the LiebeGerda font on Tuesday Type

A touch of culture as we dive into Honeymoons A – Z: Quebec City

Paula shares her post wedding thoughts in Inspired Words

Rounding up our favourite Sparkling Votive Candleholders

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Aisle Society is celebrating New York Bridal Market with the fabulous Aisle Society Experience. We have so many fun things planned to represent the diversity fo bloggers and styles that make up our business and we can’t wait to share. Heading to New York? We want to see you there! Make sure you come along and RSVP for a night of fun and celebration!

First Comes Love is on this weekend in Perth! Over 50 exhibitors will be at the fair- serving up everything from floral inspiration, beautiful gowns and epic photography for your own wedding! Head to the website for more information and to book tickets!

Victoria Park is holding their wedding open night on Thursday 6th of October. Head on down for a night of champagne, fireworks, prizes and beautiful styling!  Visit their website for more information.

Our film of the week comes from Iconic Pictures. The gorgeous St Kilda wedding of Jacinta and Travis shows that beachside weddings on grey windy days are pure magic. Such a fun, modern wedding day celebration!

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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