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Janie & Gerrit’s Romantic Beach Anniversary Photos

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This romantic beach anniversary session is blissful in its beauty. Captured by photographer Carla Meyer, the couple took to Coogee & Tamarama Beach to celebrate their first wedding anniversary (check out their wedding here) at sunrise.

After residing in South Africa where their closest beach was eight hours away, their life together in Sydney is all about the water. For their photographs, they wanted the backdrop of a city they adore so much to feature heavily.

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On how they met, Janie remembers, “We went to university together but didn’t really know each other. We only started dating after running into one another at a university reunion dinner after we had both started working.”

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On what they love about each other, they tell, “She loves his caring and understanding nature (and that he gets up early for a sunrise photo shoot without complaining!) He loves her laugh and passion for the little things.”

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On how Gerrit proposed, Janie remembers ,”He surprised me with a weekend away to a bush lodge where he planned a picnic and proposed under the stars.”

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Three Sunbeams Bridal Hairpieces “True Love” Collection

by | Accessories, Bride

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It’s always a treat to see the brand new collection from Australian bridal accessories designer Three Sunbeams. Hannah always comes up with beautifully feminine designs that are sophisticated and elegant while still being utterly beautiful and the “True Love” collection certainly fits that bill!

Working with a team of vendors including Jenny Sun Photography, stylist Emma Duckworth, florist Merci Bouquet, hairstylist Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing  and makeup artist Mary Li Make Up. Hannah and her dream team created a dreamy shoot to capture the mood and style of the latest Three Sunbeams collection.

Comprised of soft, draping veils made of the softest of tulle, bridal hair combs with intricate beading details, hairpieces with hand beaded lace and even romantic garters with hand made wedding lace – the collection is all about sophistication and elegance.  If you’re looking for something a little different, Hannah works one on one with brides to create bespoke pieces to match their own personal style.

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Bridal Accessories: Three Sunbeams / Photographer: Jenny Sun Photography / Stylist: Emma Duckworth / Flowers: Merci Bouquet / Calligraphy: Written By Hand / Hairstylist: Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing / Makeup Artist: Mary Li Make Up / Dessert table (cake & macarons): Cake Arcade / Vintage Props: Teacups & Roses Vintage Hire / Bridal Gowns: Sally Eagle, Steven Khalil via Savvy Brides / Bridal Robes: Homebodii / Models: Ariel Ayers & Bethany

Friday Roundup

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Photo by iStyle Photography from Sam and Amanda’s Romantic Wedding in Berry

I feel this coming Wedding season will be all about different textures, prints, colours and themes, with a move towards couples really putting their own individual stamp on their big day. I can’t wait to see what rolls into our inbox, and I’m already starting to get a taste from some of the styled shoots, wedding fairs and events happening in the next month. Exciting!

Something else to get excited about in the meantime – the Friday Roundup!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

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1 Real  Wedding ~ Sam and Amanda’s  Romantic Wedding in Berry

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? Michelle Van Eimeren of Affair with George 2. Expert Advice ~ Planning Your Wedding Car Hire

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1. Etsy Roundup ~ Wedding Cake Server Sets 2. Tuesday Type - Line

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1. Real Destination Wedding ~ Amy & Chris’ Romantic Fiji Destination Wedding

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1. Real Groom Style - Duncan

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One of Melboure’s most iconic wedding venues, The Windsor Hotel, is back on the WEddingscene, and to celebrate is offering a discount of up to 20 per cent on its popular Queen Victoria Wedding Package between October 1 and February 28, 2015.   The package includes:

  • a three-course banquet lunch or dinner plus canapes on arrival,
  • a special cake table and silver cutting knife,
  • a selection of premium Australian wines, red carpet entry to the hotel,
  • a complimentary wedding night stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious suites for the bridal couple and special wedding night rates for guests and,
  • beautiful table settings and special touches.

Normally priced at $160 per person, the Queen Victoria Package will be offered at $130, a saving of almost 20 per cent! Bookings are required to be made by September 30, 2014, so for more information and to take advantage of this amazing offer, head to their website, give the Windsor’s catering and sales team a call on 03 9633 6162 or shoot them an email.

 

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In a first for Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel, the venue is erecting a stunning riverside marquee over summer from 22nd November – 22nd December 2014.

Located on the banks of the Swan River, the exclusive venue is only available for hire over the four-week period and is available free of charge – with no venue hire fee.

With packages starting from as low as $99 per person, nowhere else along the Swan River offers such an outdoor venue, just perfect for a romantic riverside wedding. An overnight stay as well as a bottle of sparkling on arrival is included for the couple, so this really is a unique setting to celebrate your special day.

For more information, head to their website!

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The very lovable and engaging Tom Fletcher delivers his own wedding speech in our pick of the week film today, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

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