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Garden Glamour Wedding Inspiration

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It’s about time Summer wedding planning kicked off and what better way than with a gorgeous garden glamour wedding inspiration shoot? The lush greenery of the willow trees, the dappled light, the bright floral arrangements and gorgeous styling all come into play to bring to life the vision of today’s styling team!

Duo photographer Marie of Lil Elements and stylist Eliska Ruffles & Bells pulled together today’s team of wedding creatives, including florist Merci Bouquet, bridal gowns from Eden Rose, makeup artist Miss Julie Makeup, hair stylist DeeLush Hair ,  accessories by Yummii and I, cake artist Cakes By Sharon, furniture and prop hire specialist Vintage Patina and stationer Letterpress Parlour.

Marie tells, “We have always loved garden themes but wanted to create a more glamorous and dreamy feel. We both love outdoor weddings and with the summer season here it was the perfect time for our concept. Who doesn’t love outdoor weddings? We wanted to set up an intimate secret garden setup for two amongst the stunning backdrop of weeping willow trees. Welcoming the new season of summer, we created a soft and glamorous atmosphere underneath the lovely rays of the sun with gorgeous flat-wares and lots of floral.”

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The shoot kicked off with pale green themed stationery from Letterpress Parlour. Marie notes, “We can’t invite our guests without some press stationary by Letterpress Parlour, with classic stationery and menus.”

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Cakes By Sharon created an incredible array of spring coloured cupcakes and tiered wedding cakes. Marie remembering, “Cakes by Sharon sweet desserts were the eye candy of the day. The clean lines and perfect shade of green complimented the greeneries and the glamour.”

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Vintage Patina provided the furniture and props- including the sparkling chandelier! “The chandelier from Vintage Patina was the perfect glamorous touch especially when the sunlight touches the crystals showering sparkles onto to the table.”

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Merci Bouquet not only created incredible floral centrepieces, bouquets and boutonnieres but also created frames packed with fresh blooms. “Merci Bouquet’s floral designs were beautiful and creating such a simple yet effective floral table runner, who needs a centerpiece when you can just look at the amazing blooms! We also adored her moss floral frames she created. ”

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Eden Rose supplied the wedding gowns for model Amy Segal which were accessorised with hairpieces from Yummii and I  with hair and makeup by Miss Julie Makeup and DeeLush Hair. Marie remarking,  “Tanya from Eden Rose is a pleasure to work with as we adored her bridal dresses. Her work fitted perfectly into this theme, all the beads were stunning in the sunlight. What bought out the dresses was the beauty of Yummii & I headpieces. Her handmade headpieces are gorgeous along with the stylish braid up-do by Deelush.”

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Photographer: Lil Elements / Stylist: Ruffles & Bells / Gowns: Eden Rose / Model: Amy Segal / Makeup Artist: Miss Julie Makeup / Hairstylist: DeeLush Hair / Accessories: Yummii and I / Cake Baker: Cakes By Sharon / Furniture & Props: Vintage Patina / Flowers: Merci Bouquet / Invitations & Stationery: Letterpress Parlour

Friday Roundup

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Photo by Brown Paper Parcel  from Leea and Robert’s Vintage Style Barn Wedding

 We’ve suddenly found ourselves in the second half of the year, and I’ve actually heard the word “Christmas” being bandied around town. Yikes! I don’t even want to think about it – though I just know I’ll blink and suddenly be surrounded by wrapping paper and Bing Crosby music.

How are you savouring this Winter period? Are you taking it all in and trying to enjoy each day before it’s over? I think a bit of mindfulness is in order ,otherwise I’ll find myself on the other side of 2014, wondering where it went!

Anyways – if you are wondering where this week went, enjoy a recap of all of the prettiness, advice and inspiration from our specialty blogs in today’s 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 ~ Leea and Robert’s Vintage Style Barn Wedding 2. Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Briana 3.Real Wedding ~ Almora and Leigh’s Rustic Winter Wedding

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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.Expert Advice – The Secret to Looking Great in Photos 2. Food Wisdom – Spanish Wedding Catering 3. Fashion Advice - Choosing Your Wedding Shoes and Dress

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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 ~Vintage Style Flower Sashes 2. Tuesday Type – Bobbi Bee 3. DIY Tutorial - Chalkboard Table Numbers 4.Cocktail Friday – Mon Bijou’s White Chocolate Passionfruit Martini

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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. Honeymoon Destination Spotlight – Grand Hotel Kronenhof – Swiss Honeymoons 2. Destination Wedding  – Sarah and Chris’ Spanish 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. Groom Style Advice - Formal Attire and Black Tie Style Guide 2. Expert Groomsman Advice – How to Be The Best Best Man 3. Real Groom Style - Brendan

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The always inspiring Suzanne Harward is holding a HUGE MEGA Sample Sale this Saturday 26th July! With new samples from her 2014 couture collection added to this huge open door Sample Sale, you’ll want to get in early! All Samples are at least 50-75% and also include editorial and red carpet one off designs + veils and accessories. Samples are available in sizes 6-14 (mainly 8 & 10), and stock is limited.

Doors will fly open at 9am-4pm, 334 Malvern Road, Prahran.

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The very talented photographer Anthea Auld is offering all couples who book their wedding coverage with her before August 31st this year, a fabulous Complimentary Package. It includes:

  • 1 x brag book worth – value $250 (showcasing 20 images from your day)
  • 1 x engagement shoot – value $250
  • 5 x 5×7 inch prints – value $100
  • 1 x Second photographer for the ceremony & bridal shoot – value $450

That’s a total value of $1050! For more info or to contact Anthea, head to her website!

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Finally our film of the week comes from Motion Art , showcasing the gorgeous wedding of Kassi and Josh at Sanctuary Cove in the Gold Coast. What a lovely wedding to brighten up a Winter’s Day!

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Norma Ishak Crochet Bridal Coverups

by | Accessories, Bridal Fashion, Bride

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I have to admit, I’m not sure I ever thought crochet bridal wraps and coverups could ever look so chic as these pieces from New York designer Norma Ishak!

From floor grazing cotton crochet vests to merino wool capes complete with feathers, each piece is designed by Valerie, together with her mother Norma using the finest yarns they can find from around the world.  The pieces are made from beautifully woven cotton, mohair, cashmere, silk and wool yarns and trimmed with special touches like French lace, feathers and even sparkling sequins.

I love that these pieces are stylish enough to pop on top of a wedding gown for warmth, but they also make a style statement themselves. A simple strapless gown could take on a completely new look with a floor length crochet vest and wild, windswept hair style!

Norma Ishak are available from their website and ship to Australia.

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