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Vendor of the Week – Treasury Restaurant and Bar

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! Do you have a busy week planned? I can’t wait to get into it this week and am looking forward to sharing lots of goodies with you!

It’s our Monday morning tradition to look at some of the amazing, talented wedding vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Our wedding directory  is a force to be reckoned with! We’re filling it’s pages with Bridal Gowns, Photography, Cinematography, Celebrants and much much more! I love a good polka dot wedding, so take a peek and see which fantastic vendors are available for your wedding day!

This week’s vendor of the week is an incredible Melbourne wedding venue! Treasury Restaurant and Bar is located right in the heart of Melbourne city and has an architectural charm that many older buildings within the Victorian capital offer. A grand sweeping staircase and atrium overlook the historic Treasury floor. Able to accommodate both indoor wedding ceremonies, cocktail and sit down functions, Treasury Restaurant and Bar is a versatile, elegant space with all the grandeur of yesteryear. Right next door is The Sebel Hotel allowing you and your guests to stay overnight, and makes a great destination wedding for those flying from interstate.

We asked Nadia Olliver (Event and Wedding Manager) from Treasury Restaurant and Bar  five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

I just love a vanilla vodka, watermelon liqueur, fresh lime and lemonade. YUMMO! Always goes down well after a long day and night of pampering our bridal couples and bridesmaids. It’s fresh, a little flirty, and anything served in a martini glass is guaranteed to put me in a good mood!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I’m an original Sydney-sider, since moving abroad from NZ, shhhhh.. don’t tell my Melbourne colleagues… so a visit back to Sydney to catch up with my friends and family, is always on my top list.

Favourite restaurant?

A home cooked meal is my favourite… Nothing better than trying to recreate some of the dishes I see being produced at Treasury. Good wine, company and of course a tasty dinner is a must have at my place. I’m still trying to perfect the roast baby spring chicken with sweet corn puree and spring peas Trevor Knight, Treasury’s chef whips up!

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

Should I have a Sunday or Saturday morning without a wedding on that day, I head to Las Chicas in Balaclava to have their breakfast burrito. It is simply amazing, you must visit.

Your favourite wedding story?

What I like best about my role is the journey I’m allowed to be taken on with the bride and groom. From learning how they met, how he or she proposed (yes it does happen) to the finer event details and then seeing their magical wedding comes together. Each wedding is so different and special, beautiful couples with amazing stories.


Visit Treasury Restaurant and Bar’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Treasury Restaurant and Bar is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

February 2013 – we have received official notification that this venue will no longer be in operation and is now closed.

Snapshot Sunday – Four Feet In The Air

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Lindy Photography

PS A big Happy Mothers Day to the mothers out there! Especially to mine, who inspires me to be a better person every single day and is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Tehan and Mandeera’s Relaxed Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements


Tehan and Mandeera

I loved the relaxed, day to day feeling of these engagement photographs from Amy Nelson-Blain. Amy says “Tehan and Mandeera’s story is definitely incredibly romantic! They first met on New Year’s eve in 2007 at a mutual friend’s NYE party in Sri Lanka. Tehan spotted Mandeera from across the room and thought she was absolutely beautiful. They chatted away through out the evening, sharing each others’ stories and dreams. Whilst the two were in Sri Lanka for their holidays they kept in contact and met up for dates, they describe it as, “We were both feeling something special, we couldn’t explain it. We were just feeling so happy being together”.

However just as they were getting to know each other and enjoying each others’ company it was time for them to leave Sri Lanka and return home, Mandeera was to go to Toronto, Canada and Tehan to Brisbane, Australia. Knowing that they had never felt like this about anyone before they agreed to embark on a long distance relationship. After a while the distance just became too much to handle so they ended the relationship.

Two years passed and they ended up finding each other again in Sri Lanka, sparks flew and they both realised this was something very special. They made a commitment to see each other as much as possible despite the long distance. Mandeera came to see Tehan in Brisbane later that year after rekindling in Sri Lanka, and Tehan flew to Toronto in September.

They met up once again in Sri Lanka whilst visiting family and friends, and on December 26th 2010 they got engaged.
“When Tehan came to Toronto he had asked my parents for permission to marry me. They organised an engagement party. Tehan had not asked me until the day of the engagement party! We were trying to get into our hotel room before the surprise party and Tehan was fumbling for the key trying to find it, then out of his pocket whilst searching he pulled out the engagement ring and proposed!”

Mandeera describes their first kiss: “It was after our second and last date in Sri Lanka, a couple of days before we left. He walked me to where I was staying and before we said goodbye to each other, he kissed me. It was my first kiss.”

Tehan talks about Mandeera: “I love that she is very caring and easy going. She is beautiful both inside and out.”

Amy filmed this gorgeous film of the engagement session..

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