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Happy Monday Dotties! April flowers, plenty of showers these are the days and the seasons I absoltuely adore. You’ll find me with a cup of tea curled up by my computer this week getting a bunch of wedding goodness out to you!

Are we nearly in May already? The year is flying by and before you know it – it will be Winter time. So grab a coffee and take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendor to help you create your vision. We have Jewellery, we have Catering, we have Wedding Planners and Venues – we even have Flowers and Photobooth Hire! Our wonderful vendors are right here to help make your life a lot easier – and take the pain out of your wedding planning.

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With a background in documentary photography, the friendly guys from Native Weddings put together movies of your wedding day. With different ways of looking at your day, the film of your day is put together combining both their talents for editing, working together to create the perfect product. Each film leaves their studio with agreement between the two, that the film they are delivering to you, represents your day perfectly and is as unique as you are.

We asked Mike and Tye of Native Weddings  five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

A cold beer, they take most of the space in our office fridge. As soon as it hits 5 on a Friday it’s beer and Mario cart time.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Wye River! My wife and I go there all the time – stunning views and no phone reception.

Favourite restaurant?

Naked for Satan. It’s right next to our office and great for a boozy lunch.

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

Me, Tye and a group of our friends have a Sunday morning tradition. Every Sunday that we are not filming we go to a tiny little French cafe/bar call La Niech on Smith Street Collingwood, and the standard is a Bloody Mary and a Croque Madame.

My favourite wedding story? (from Tye)

This would have to be my own!

It’s a story I have told a hundred times that never ceases to surprise people (To be honest I think Tye is a bit sick of the story though!)

I was fortunate enough to be married in a tiny town in the wine region north of Rome as my wife and I were living in Rome at the time. Our Wedding was extremely relaxed with lots of wine flowing, the only detail I was insistent upon was that we had to arrive in stunning cars.

I chose a classic British Morgan and Hannah gave it the Italian twist in a vintage Fiat 500, Unfortunately the driver of my wife’s car became extremely lost while navigating the tiny village streets and after being half an hour late the tiny little car gave up under the strain of climbing all the hills leaving her stranded on the side of the the road in full wedding dress.

With no other options left the mother of the bride stuck out her thumb and of course the first car stopped, The hip, young, cigarette smoking Italian driver eventually delivered my wife to our ceremony venue and we were married an hour later than planned (Apparently suggesting on the journey that Hannah should change her mind anyway as she was too young to get married).

I’ve told this story to so many brides as the perfect example of how sometimes things can happen on your wedding day that might seem bad at the time but they mean that you always have a story to tell.

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Image by Georgia Wiggs Photography

Alex & Sam

The beautiful Marino Rocks with their silver, grey tones seemed like the perfect location for Alex and Sam’s moody seaside engagement photos – and add in a stunning sunset? I am mighty glad Subdued Photography was along for the ride to capture Alex and Sam’s moments together by the seaside.

Of their photographer, Alex notes “I have known Amy since primary school and she is one of my best friends. Her photos are so ‘real’ and ‘raw’. She made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera she’s truly got an eye for capturing perfect natural shots which tell an incredible story. I have already locked her in for baby shots when our little one is due in August!!”

On what she loves about Sam, Alex tells “They say opposites attract well it’s definitely true in our love story!!

I love the way Sam listens and supports me with anything I want to do in life. He also brings me back down to earth when my head is running a million miles an hour. We love how we make each other laugh and being able to spend quality time together is important to us, whether that be talking our beautiful dog for a walk or going away either overseas or camping in SA or interstate.”

Alex notes “Marino is so beautiful and peaceful we live very close to this beach and we love taking our dog for a walk down on the rocks. Perfect spot to watch the sunset and eat fish and chips too!!”

Alex and Sam were engaged in beautiful France. “We got engaged on the 7th of September 2017 in Cassis, France, whilst on our 6 week trip in Europe. It was on a morning walk at the end of the pier overlooking the water of this beautiful old fishing town. It was only us there at the time which made it very special. After he proposed we sat down on the rocks overlooking the ocean and polished off a bottle of French champagne!!”

Photographer: Subdued Photography