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Suzanne Harward 2015 Anniversary Collection

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2015 marks the 40th anniversary for Australian bridal designer Suzanne Harward and she’s setting the year in motion with a bang! First up is the 2015 bridal gown collection, full of feminine, dramatic gowns that are modern without losing the classic nod to a beautiful bridal gown.

Shades of oyster, champagne and ivory compliment corseted ball gowns, deconstructed, Grecian style pieces and even finely matched separates. A bride, no matter her preference certainly has her comfort and style covered with the latest designs. Each and every gown is made in Melbourne with the team regularly traveling the country to bring their gowns to brides near and far.

For the latest campaign, the team worked with a photographer at Monsalvat - the same place where Suzanne started out with her first shoot as a teenager 40 years ago!

So what else does the 2015 anniversary collection have in store for this much loved designer? Think exciting collaborations, capsule collections, off the rack gowns, fashion forward statement pieces., limited edition gowns and of course the much loved classic couture collection.

Suzanne Harward gowns are available through the Melbourne salon or by visiting  the regular interstate trunk shows. Find full details on their website.

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Gowns: Suzanne Harward / Photographer: Lilli Waters / Stylist: Candice Lewin / Model: Chantelle @ Chadwick Models / Hairstylist: Melissa Erskine / Makeup Artist: Mae Taylor / Jewels: Keshett / Venue: Monsalvat
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Vendor of the Week – Kit Haselden Photography

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October is such a full month for weddings and it’s so wonderful to hear and see the whispers of them unfolding via social media. A sneaky bouquet photo, DIY projects underway and then the photos – oh the photos make our days!

Before we kick off our own week of happy wedding inspiration it’s time to highlight, spotlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Flowers, we have Catering, we have Celebrants, we even have Wedding Planners! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – the kind who get excited about your plans and share a glass of champagne with you while discussing them!

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!

kit haselden Vendor of the Week Kit Haselden Photography

Let me introduce you to this week’s vendor of the week – the talented Kit Haselden Photography! Coming from a commercial background, Kit has a clean modern take on wedding photographs and each one he produces is a beautiful capture of the wedding day. His love is bringing the best out in his clients and his photographs? From the smiles to the tears and all the in between, certainly show that the passion for people is in his blood.

We asked Kit of Kit Haselden Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

I like a my Ozzie craft beers. ATM its Fat Yak. A tasty fruity beer from Matilda Bay. I also like A Vodka Martinis.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Red Hill, Victoria. I head there every 6-8 weeks for the weekend to unwind and have a sleep-in and breath some country air. It’s well known for good food and wine, horses and a relaxed atmosphere.

Favourite restaurant?

Something quiet and relaxing.

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

Bacon and eggs, roast tomatoes and Danish feta.

Your favourite wedding story?

One of my favourite weddings was a location wedding in Wanaka, NZ. It was up on a hill overlooking a lake, mountains and a glacier. They are two doctors – Rina and Ziggy. An Indian gal and Kiwi boy, they are best friends and have traveled the world together. Their wedding was the perfect mix of romance, culture and tradition. It was a 2 day semi traditional Indian wedding with a twist of modern and colour. It was awesome getting to know their family and friends over the two days and experiencing a different culture.

Visit Kit Haselden Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Kit Haselden Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Elation

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Rafal and Dee’s Abbotsford Convent Engagement

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The thing I love most about engagement sessions is just how happy a couple is in them and then there’s the laughter, the giggles and the downright beautiful expressions of love. How can anything about that be anything less than inspiring? Rafal and Dee headed to the stunning Abbotsford Convent with photographer Elleni Toumpas Photography to capture their story. The couple met over a love of travel in Year 11 Geography class!

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My favourite part is always to read what a couple love about each other. Rafal and Dee note, “His kind heart and thoughtful nature. Her beautiful smile.”

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One of the couple’s funniest relationship stories involves being stranded on a desert island! They tell, “The time we were stranded on a remote island in Fiji when a cyclone swept through. No water supply, no bottled water only Bacardi. We did what anyone else would do to get through and drank it as if it was water!”

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The proposal happened at the bride to be’s favourite place. “The timing was just right having been together for eight years. He proposed on a typical hot summer’s day at gorgeous Cape Schank. One of our fave spots to visit in Victoria.”

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