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Modern Autumnal Wedding Ideas

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Styling

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Interpretation of one space in many ways is one of my favourite things. You might remember we recently shared Relaxed Summer Wedding Ideas  a few months ago. Well today we’re back at the same venue – Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel again with the same photographer, Milque Photography & Films but a completely different look thanks to stylist Claire Delmar.

Using her own props and a deep indigo and navy with silver colour palette, Claire turned the space into something completely different and it’s just brimming with modern Autumnal wedding ideas.

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Autumnal tones of eggplant and browns are added to the sideboard with fresh bread and plums placed upon wooden boards. Beurré Bosc pears sit in black net baskets and piles of luscious grapes are piled upon silver stands.

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Vessels in different shapes and textures hold foliage and blooms in tones of white and green. I love the beautiful textures chosen – ferns, olive branches and hydrangeas all feature heavily throughout the shoot.

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I think the element I love most in this setup are the indigo and charcoal toned table linens. The darker blues add such a modern look to this setup when paired with the dark edged stationery, the berries and the silver flatware.

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Berries are one of my favourite additions when it comes to texture with wedding floral arrangements and berries work wonderfully in Autumn especially in complementing indigo hues.

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Navy blue plates are combined with clear and green glassware. White and navy carved candles with a botanical print table runner finish off the look.

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The finishing touch on the mantle – mercury silver frames left empty with silver cups. Greenery spills from a nearby silver vessel next to a carved navy candle. The combination of elements, texture and colour lift this styling to something modern and sophisticated.

Alana Aoun Couture Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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Sydney designer Alana Aoun shot her new couture collection recently and the results? They’ll make your Monday that much sweeter! Working with photographer, Laura Marii stylist Katherine Eleyce hair and makeup artist Brea Mulder and model Vivienne Barclay, the team took to Sydney Props Studio to capture the latest advance in Alana’s design career.

The Alana Aoun couture collection is heavily embellished and filled with detail – Alana’s signature style. Traditional Haute Couture methods of  moulage and tambour beading combined with modern shapes and silhouettes make up the couture collection.

Tones of coffee, green and black complement more traditional bridal whites. Each piece adorned with it’s own distinctive features – cascading pearls, feather laden sleeves, beaded edging and sheer panels.

The gowns are so intricate and detailed they’re sure to take your breath away, each image as enchanting as the next.

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Gowns: Alana Aoun / Photographer: Laura Marii / Stylist: Katherine Eleyce / Hair & Makeup Artist: Brea Mulder / Model: Vivienne Barclay / Venue: Sydney Props Studio

Vendor of the Week – Photography with Cassie

by | Blog News, Bride

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I am excited this week as before the week ends we’re heading off for a wedding. Weddings being my favourite thing means the excitement is building and the thoughts of “what are the couple doing now?” play out in my head as I live day by day in my thoughts. What a beautiful time of year it is to get married!

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 Flowers, we have Catering, we have Celebrants, we even have Wedding Planners! We are forever working hard to get vendors on board who are wonderful – the kind who get excited about your plans, who love a good wedding and kick up with wine and cheese while dissecting your plans!

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who love weddings and creating wonderful celebrations for their clients!

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Wedding photography is one of my downfalls – I can get stuck on a wedding photographer’s site for literally hours. But there is an art to it and that’s why I am thrilled to introduce you to Photography with Cassie our vendor of the week and a talented photographer who shoots with heart. She is genuinely interested in people and loves to capture that love in her work.

Cassie’s been photographing since she was 20, growing up in Tasmania and now traveling all over Australia (based in Melbourne but regularly traveling to Broome and Tasmania) and the world, shooting weddings. She loves to “go with the flow” on a wedding day, absorbing the excitement, the joy and the emotion and letting it filter through her photographs.

We asked Cassie of Photography with Cassie five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
Gin and Tonic. Always with lime. It’s fresh and delicious. Also, it took me many years to develop a liking for the dryness so I feel more like an adult now I have acquired the taste.

Your favourite weekend getaway?
We tend to do our getaways mid week (my preference as it’s always a little quieter). Currently it would be to Tassie, a trip to the East Coast or staying with family and friends but I have my sights set on spending more time on The Great Ocean Road this year. I can see myself staring into the stormy sea and pondering my lucky life.

Favourite restaurant?
I like adventuring around Melbourne and trying new things constantly. There is always great food to be had in Collingwood and Northcote. I also have a list of new places I’m yet to experience in Hobart, like Ethos http://ethoseatdrink.com, I’ll get back to you with a review. For me, food is all about the people you share it with.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
I forget to eat breakfast, it’s a terrible habit. Ideally I would love to have a fresh fruit, almond milk smoothie. Or avocado with mint and chilli, I’m always craving avocado at the moment.

Your favourite wedding story?
That’s a tough one, I love couples who are honest, who are truly in love, but I think my favourite wedding story would have to be one yet to be told. Mine icon smile Vendor of the Week Photography with Cassie And I can’t wait to live that story.

Visit Photography with Cassie’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Photography with Cassie is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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