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Daughters Of Simone “Sunshine Of My Love” 2017 Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride



Daughters of Simone are always inspired by real, gritty stories from their brides and the way they live their lives and the brand new collection, which stars a real couple, laid the foundation for the vintage chic styled collection.

What began as a label that restored beautiful vintage gowns, has turned into a brand that creates stunning wedding gowns for brides, who as the brand puts it “A generation of non-traditionalists, casting aside the princess illusion of yesteryear in exchange for just simply being….themselves.”

The Daughters Of Simone duo of Brittany and Ashley have always been a favourite from that very first time we featured their gorgeous gowns.  Their careful consideration of details that capture the free spirit they love, the pieces that are tied with bows, created with low backs, elegant long sleeves or bohemian style trains – all of which embody the very mood Daughters Of Simone work so hard to create with their pieces.

Daughters Of Simone gowns are available via their website or Australian stockists Love Marie and Embrace Bridal Boutique.





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Gowns: Daughters Of Simone / Photographer: Michelle Barton / Model: Casey Carlson / Model: Alex Goode / Hairstylist: Hallie Lopes / Makeup Artist: Hallie Lopes
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Vendor of the Week – will&jac

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! I am hoping this week is more about Spring and less about the layers and scarves that the season has been throwing at us so far – I could do with a few gorgeous flowering trees!

With the warmer days comes the thoughts of planning an outdoor wedding. In this spectacular country of ours, we have everything from the bush to the deserts, the high country and the seaside to choose from. Bring Australia to your wedding by incorporating things that spell ‘Australia’ to you. Is it wattle and gum leaves, the RM Williams riding boot for the blokes, Australian bush food in the wedding menu? To help you plan your dream Aussie wedding, check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. We have Photography, we have Cinematography, we have Gift Registries and Photobooth Hire – we even have Entertainment and Bridal Gown Services! Our Directory is filled with vendors who are eager to provide their expertise to create the best possible day for you.

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




Photo one by Dezine By Mauro, Photo two by Ben Swinnerton, Photo three by Elleni Toumpas

How do you measure what a wedding planner does for you? Is it measured in reduced stress levels, peace of mind, or simply that you have a confidante who understands how to translate all those wedding dreams into reality? Catherine and Clare of will&jac love weddings and it shines through in their attention to detail of the small and the big things, to ensure your day is the most beautiful it can be. They work with hand picked vendors, listening closely to your ideas and adapting to your needs as your wedding planning journey continues. At a wedding there is always someone who takes responsibility to see that everything runs smoothly. Give your relatives and friends the gift of enjoying your wedding stress free, and let this dynamic duo take care of the rest!

We asked Catherine and Clare of will&jac five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

We can’t say no to bubbles after 5 o’clock and there’s nothing stopping us enjoying an Espresso Martini as the perfect nightcap!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Fresh air and family time is the perfect weekend getaway for will&jac. Catherine is currently planning her first winter ski holiday in the coming weeks and Clare is booked for some well-deserved time away in rural Victoria!

Favourite restaurant?

Being in Melbourne we’re spoiled with many great foodie locations but for breakfast, Barry in Northcote and dinner, Cumulus Inc and Il Solito Posto are some of our favourites.

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

Freshly baked breads, eggs and lots of delicious coffee!

Your favourite Wedding story?

A previous Bride of ours had always envisaged the perfect Wedding however the timing for our couple to create their Day just never arrived. Our Groom was committed to developing their joint dream celebrations and with the assistance of will&jac, the result was a destination Wedding that left everlasting memories for us, the couple and their family and friends. This particular Wedding taught us even more about this fabulous profession and the many detail driven elements planners are working on tirelessly to ensure every couple’s expectations are exceeded. We will forever remain in contact with the Bride and Groom, they are part of our will&jac family, as are all our couples.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Wet Feet

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Lindy Photography

Image by Lindy Photography

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