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Drown The Gown – Fiji Style

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MsProcrastin8
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Even before I was officially engaged, I had been gawking at researching weddings and knew for sure that one thing I definitely wanted to do was a “trash the dress” session after the wedding day itself. I couldn’t wait to get back into my wedding dress with the stress of the big day out of the way, so that I could have some fun in it! And, let’s face it, most people will only wear their dress once, so why not get some more use out of it and some more spectacular images?

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Our photographers, Rebecca and Jonathan from Tamiz Photography, were just as excited as we were at the prospect of doing a “trash the dress” shoot although I was starting to discover that the more people I spoke with about it, the more I saw people getting genuinely distressed at the idea of me ruining my dress! Calmly I’d explain that no, I didn’t really have any intention of destroying it, at which they’d look at me quizzically but relax at little. When I heard the term “drown the gown” used, I adopted it quick smart and suddenly there seemed to be a lot less lost in translation.

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We did our shoot at Wananavu, the resort we were married in, while our friends and family were out playing lawn bowls and generally enjoying their holiday. It was very private and we were able to follow Rebecca and Jonathan’s directions quite easily. One of the funniest things they asked us to do, was to try and kiss each other with our eyes closed. We kept missing each others lips and would end up kissing a cheek, or a nose, or even close to an eye. It was hilarious! We couldn’t stop laughing and nor could they.

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As the sun started to set, we gradually got more and more into the water, with fish swimming around my dress, and even a sea snake! We chose to make it a more relaxed look, with less make-up on me and my hair down, and with Ben leaving his vest unbuttoned and shirt untucked to contrast with our wedding photos. Right at the very end of the shoot, Ben and I jumped into the pool fully clothed! What a hoot! I highly recommend the experience and am so happy with the results. They are definitely some of my favourite images from the whole wedding.

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Photography by the very talented duo at Tamiz Photography

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Ms Gingham says: Always a fun way to wrap up the proceedings!

Katie aka MsProcrastin8: Sydney, Australia, Blogger @ Ultimate Katie Blog; procrastinator; list writer; dreamer; planner; student; wife.

Read Katie’s previous posts here!

Polka Dot Sneak Peek – Your Wedding Cake

by | Polka Dot Sneak Peek, Weddings

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Polka Dot Bride
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I love Polka Dot Sneak Peek day! I love love love finding out about your wedding plans. It’s like catching up with a girlfriend over a glass of wine and pouring over photographs. So do chime in and share, I am a little nosy (okay a lot) when it comes to other people’s wedding plans and I’d love to hear yours!

Today it’s about the wedding cake – what are you planning? Fondant or buttercream? Naked or iced? Fresh flowers or bold geometric patterns? Leave a comment and share!

Megan & Carl’s Urban Brisbane Wedding

by | Inspired Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Weddings,

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Carl and Megan

They say that your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and honestly… how can anyone disagree? You have this one day where every person who means something to you and your husband have come to support your decision to marry one another. You are surrounded by only happiness, love, food, laughter, cake and music. I don’t think I have laughed and cried in one day as much as I did on our wedding day.

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My bridal party and I checked into Oaks Aurora Apartments the day before the wedding. We had our nails done and relaxed in our hotel room with a few champagnes before a bit of pampering. We started the morning of the wedding rather relaxed and really just watching the clock until hair and make-up arrived. My beautiful girlfriend Vanessa Rotolone who is an extremely talented hairdresser was responsible for the hair styles of the day. Having my original make-up artist pull out one week before the big day, we were so grateful for Elle and Rachel from The Makeup Room to offer their services.

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My Pronovias Alcanar gown was purchased about ten months prior to the wedding from Tara at White Lily Couture. It was the second or third dress that I had tried on, and Tara was so lovely in letting me come back into the store another four or so times to re-try the dress on to ensure it was the one I wanted to wear on my wedding day. The veil was my “something borrowed” and my accessories were Samantha Wills “Moonlight Moment” earrings. My shoes were purchased on an overseas holiday in Vegas last December and were Christian Louboutins. Our wedding ceremony was held at Cathedral of St Stephen’s in Brisbane City. Carl had told me several times not to be late to the Church… and it turns out… I was! We left our hotel so early that we were seeing guests on their way to the Church so we had the driver do a few blocks of the city. Just before walking down the aisle, I took a moment to breathe and appreciate how much love was there for us on that day.

Seeing Carl at the end of the aisle is an image I will never forget. He was so nervous, which was surprising as I had been the emotional one in the lead up to the wedding and he had been the emotional stabiliser.

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We decided to go to Brisbane Grammar School with our bridal party for photos as we are both private people and didn’t want to be walking amongst people in the city or along the river to get our photos. We wanted to be somewhere we could all relax, have some drinks and enjoy one another. It was also sentimental as this was the place where we met.

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Apparently it is good luck for it to rain on your wedding day (although I’m sure people just say that to make bride’s feel better) and turns out… it rained on our day! Thankfully it was only for a short ten minutes, but we were able to get shots that we probably wouldn’t have been able to had it not of rained. There is always a silver lining!

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The reception was held at Customs House, somewhere we both fell in love with when choosing a wedding venue. The service was impeccable, and the venue can best be described as classically elegant and romantic. This fit perfectly with our vision for our wedding day. Being able to spread ourselves around to the 140 guests was probably the most challenging aspect of the day.

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The Candy Buffet Company provided the Lolly Buffet which also acted as the bonbonniere. The Candy Buffet was a beautiful addition to our wedding. It looked spectacular, tasted delicious and really brought out the inner child in everyone.

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Our wedding day was certainly what dreams are made of, there was so much love and happiness in the room that it made us both appreciate how lucky we are to have found each other and share the relationship that we do. We were so humbled by those who travelled from all corners of the world and will hold on to the happy memories of the day for the rest of our lives.

Images by Chris Hall Photography

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Ms Gingham says: Megan your gown is divine and the wedding looks like it has come together perfectly! Love the Samantha Wills earrings too! Congratulations.

Megan says: “I am a 24 year old high school teacher in Brisbane. Married in April to a man that makes me laugh every single day.”

Photographer: Chris Hall Photography / Bride’s Dress: Provonias / Bride’s Jewelry: Samantha Wills / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Candy Buffet: The Candy Buffet Company / Reception Venue: Customs House / Makeup Artist: The Makeup Room
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