I love seeing how a designer takes their brand from year to year and I have long admired the simple elegance of Melbourne designer Luci Di Bella. Her brand new collection “Summer Breeze” was inspired by the relaxed, easy vibe of the great outdoors.

The Luci Di Bella Summer Breeze Collection features lightweight, comfortable fabrics like cotton and silk lace and cotton voiles in Luci’s classic silhouettes. Details like off the shoulder necklines, keyhole backs and bell sleeves speaking to Luci’s bohemian dreaming.

Luci Di Bella creates all gowns on site in Melbourne – starting with sketching, through to fittings and creation of the gown – a process she has mastered from her 20 years of design. Her sense of creating modern gowns that work to the wearer’s figure has always been a signature of Luci’s and it is this, combined with Luci’s skill and expertise in bridal design that makes the process so rewarding to both designer and wearer.

The  Luci Di Bella is available now at Luci’s Melbourne boutique.

Photographer: Caitlin May / Other: Luci Di Bella / Other: Megan Greenwood (Emgee) / Other: Lisa Kuhne of Starling Tribe / Hairstylist: Farnoosh Zehtab / Makeup Artist: Farnoosh Zehtab / Other: The Eternal Headonist / Other: Megan Greenwood (Emgee) / Model: Jordan Eman / Flowers: Asha Blakeney
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Happy Monday Dotties! It has been a massive weekend around these parts for celebrations and I cannot say that endless cake and bubbles are something I mind. Luckily we get to write about weddings all day long so we can vicariously eat cake and celebrate every time we see the first kiss!

One of our greatest pieces of advice for wedding planning is to take some time out to restore yourselves with a weekend away from wedding planning or a walk in the countryside. Come back refreshed and take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory with many wedding vendors at your fingertips. We have Photography, we have Celebrants, we have Photobooth Hire and Wedding Gifts & Registries – we even have Jewellery and Wedding Planners! We have lots of wedding vendors who will surprise and delight with the services they offer.

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

Creative, generous and innovative food is the ethos of Ed Dixon Food Design. Perfecting the art of the perfect wedding celebration since 2001, with access to the best city and country venues, styling and staffing, and with food to tempt even the most discerning of palates, Ed Dixon Food Design is well versed in delivering the ‘wow’ factor to your wedding day.

We asked the Ed Dixon Food Design team five questions in five minutes:

What is your reward after a busy working day?

Campari soda with an Ortiz anchovy on garlic toast, a walk with a friend and an early night.

Favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere by the coast.

What is your most prized possession?

Our children, pets and families.

Favourite restaurant?

Fresh fish on the backyard BBQ at a beach house, after a day of sand and sea. In the city, we are very fond of Embla Melbourne and Cumulus Inc, and interstate we love Fleet, Brunswick Heads, NSW

What do you enjoy most about being in the wedding industry?

Providing creative and fresh alternatives in a market saturated by the run-of-the-mill.

Visit Ed Dixon Food Design’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Ed Dixon Food Design is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

Image by Little Black Bow Photography