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Shibori Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


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I am all about looking for wedding inspiration in completely unexpected places and this amazing shibori wedding inspiration shoot is just the ticket for something competently different. The beauty of the shibori dying techniques is not only the contrast in colour of the rich indigo and clean white, but also how different and unique each and every piece is.

Liesl Cheney Photography who captured the photographs, notes, “The inspiration behind the shoot rose from our love of indigo and the watercolour prints, stormy patterns and hand-dyed textiles that Japanese shibori has to offer.”

Liesl, together with a team including Willow Lane Creative, Loui Col Designs, Sweet Layers, Go to Gilly Make Up and Hair, Rustic Romance, Lines & Squares, Matthew Landers,  Studio 2 Leederville and Hire Society, two distinctive looks with shibori were created.

The first is described as something of a modern and elegant look. The deep indigo tones were combined with grey and white and plenty of metallic gold. Look number two, which was more of a bohemian, industrial style brought in a lot more colour- vibrant saffron yellow, zesty orange and hot pinks. The finishing touches on both shoots brought to life the shibori through handpainted biscuits, and furoshiki wrapped gifts

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Photographer: Liesl Cheney Photography / Styling & Flowers: Willow Lane Creative / Gowns: Loui Col Designs / Cakes, Macarons & Handpainted Biscuits: Sweet Layers / Hair & Makeup Artist: Go to Gilly Make Up and Hair / Table & Chairs: Rustic Romance / Invitations & Stationery: Lines & Squares / Gold Candlestick Holders: Matthew Landers / Venue: Studio 2 Leederville / Cutlery, glasses and white plates and tablecloth: Hire Society

Jennifer Regan “Dusk Til Dawn” Bridal Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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The Jennifer Regan “Dusk Til Dawn” bridal collection was inspired by the designer’s love the seventies style – a time, she notes, where women celebrated their femininity and independence.

This effortless style comes to life in the brand new collection. High necklines, bell sleeves that float, carefully considered feather and fringe with glass beaded embellishments, exposed backs and thigh high slights. Each crafted in beautiful European sourced fabrics like silk satins, chiffons, georgettes, tulle, and guipure lace.

Named after iconic women of the seventies, each gown is modern, yet reflective of its inspiration so most importantly- completely wearable for the modern bride. Designer Jennifer is clear, these gowns are not for the faint hearted, they are for the brides who know their style and are bold about keeping to their personal style.

The Jennifer Regan “Dusk Til Dawn” collection is available online or in store now.

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Vendor of the Week – Huxby Haberdashery

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! I am hoping this week is a little warmer than last. We’re set for a big week of wedding inspiration, what wedding plans do you have for the week?

Our first blog post of the working week, so settle down with a coffee while we highlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Hair and Beauty, we have Wedding Planners, we have Photography, we even have Cakes! Our Directory is full of lovely vendors who are committed to providing the best possible service to you for your wedding day.

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

Custom wedding bowties

Let’s think about the men in your life for a moment!  What would complete their wedding day outfits and make them unique and extra stylish? Well made, bespoke accessories of course! Emily of Huxby Haberdashery creates hand made ties, bowties and pocket squares right here in Australia. Choose your base fabric, the colour and design and go ahead and order. If you want colour matching, just send Emily a colour sampe – a flower, piece of bridesmaid dress fabric – and she can create custom made pieces for a perfectly co-ordinated wedding look.

We asked Emily of Huxby Haberdashery five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

The Clover Club – raspberries, egg whites, lime juice and gin. Delicious and pretty!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

The family holiday house in Anglesea, VIC. As you soon as you walk in the door you instantly relax.

Favourite restaurant?

Toko Japanese in Surry Hills, Sydney. The dishes are presented so beautifully in the Japanese style, it’s a nice place for a special occasion.

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

Poached eggs and smashed avocado at our favourite cafe. I’ve never been able to master the poached egg at home so we always eat out on weekends.

Your favourite wedding story?

My other half Paul played guitar and sang at his sister’s wedding, as she walked down the aisle. I was so proud of him and it was very sweet.

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

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