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Vendor of the Week – Amanda Pattie Marriage Celebrant

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! I hope wherever you are that your start to the week has been a little bit drier than last and that you are safe and secure after last week’s craziness!

Before we kick off our own week of happy wedding inspiration it’s time to highlight, spotlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Transport, we have Bridal Gown Services, we have  Stationery and Paper Goods, we even have Venues! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – they’re excited to share a cup of tea and help you plan  the best wedding day possible!

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




Ceremonies crafted with attention to detail celebrating the unique qualities of each couple are what Amanda of Amanda Pattie Marriage Celebrant prides herself in. Offering support and guidance with plenty of resources to help you personalise your ceremony, Amanda aims to give you, and your guests a friendly and professional ceremony experience ensuring lasting memories of this most important part of your wedding day.

We asked Amanda of Amanda Pattie  Marriage Celebrant five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

My favourite after 5 drink would have to be a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc however this changes a little during the hot summer months when I think there is nothing better than sharing a chilled jug of well made Sangria with friends.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I have not been away for a weekend in such a long time that I have no idea.

Favourite restaurant?

I am based in Melbourne so I have a few favourites Florentino’s for Italian, The French Brassiere and Tonka for Indian cuisine. Also the best fish and chips with an amazing view would have to be the Anchorage in Williamstown

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

I have a very sweet tooth, so on a Sunday morning you will find me toddling round to Yarraville Village to buy fresh croissants and pastries for breakfast.

Your favourite wedding story?

Probably one of the more unusual stories is from the lovely Jason and Lea who invited their friends and family to their engagement party which was in actual fact their wedding We managed to keep it a secret right up until just before Lea walked down the aisle. When I announced to their guests what was actually happening there was a lot of gasps and huge round of applause but what I felt most of all was the amount of love and happiness that filled the room. It was one of those precious priceless moments that I will never forget.


Visit Amanda Pattie  Marriage Celebrant‘s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Amanda Pattie  Marriage Celebrant is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Cliff Top Heights

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


James Bennett

Photos By James Bennett

Joanna and Jackey’s Ethereal Anniversary Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


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Joanne & Jackey

There was something about this ethereal anniversary shoot that drew me in today. Pictures & Hearts joined with Sophie Lau and florist Sarah Kelman Flowers to capture the first wedding anniversary of Joanna and Jackey who wanted to commemorate their first year with beautiful photographs.

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Joanna and Jackey tell the story of how they met. “We met at University. Although we were not studying the same Major, but we were classmates in a number of courses and we were part of a group of friends that hung out together. We were good friends for almost 4 years but we never considered each other as partner until we were working at a late night shift job together. We shared many stories and watched the sunrise in the morning at Coogee beach. That’s how we fell in love.”

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On what he loves about Joanna, Jackey remarks, “I love Joanna, she has a great personality. She is a great person to talk to, she’s a great listener and she shows interest in what I have to say.”

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On what she loves about Jackey, Joanna says, “I love the way Jackey takes care of me. He pays so much attention on what I love and he has been so patient and supporting even during the hard time. I knew he is the one from the first day he asked me to be his girl.”

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Jackey tells the proposal story. “It was the last night of our Melbourne getaway, we had nice dinner at Crown Melbourne, we took a stroll alongside the Yarra river. After this, we returned to our beautiful hotel, I surprised Joanna by proposing to her and she said yes.”

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Photographer: Pictures & Hearts / Hair & Makeup Artist: Sophie Lau / Flowers: Sarah Kelman Flowers
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