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12 Gorgeous Bridal Ponytails

by | Bride, Hair and Beauty


Wedding Ponytail inspiration

As a girl who spends most of her life with hair in a ponytail, I have loved seeing more brides rock these fun and modern hairstyles in gorgeous ways for their weddings. So today I am rounding up 10 gorgeous bridal ponytails that will put a spring in your step for your upcoming wedding day. Click on through to see the inspiration!

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Kaitlin & Jono’s Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Kaitlin & Jono

If you have a farm that has been in the family for generations, it is fair to say that it is a perfect location for a pretty rustic farm wedding, with plenty of DIY. That is exactly what Kaitlin and Jono did for their day, with the help of their family and friends. Emma Pointon took advantage of a stunning spring day and captured their wedding beautifully.

Kaitlin tells of their decision to hold their wedding on the farm. “We used “Dambagee Farm” as our venue as it is where we work and live. It has been in he family for four generations, so is very special to us. The Dandaragan area is also very picturesque so we are very lucky! It’s not too far from Perth, and while we don’t have that many accommodation options in town, lots of local people who attended the wedding were kind enough to host guests at their house for the night, and quite a few people camped on the farm too!”

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Kaitlin chose a tea length dress by Elvi Design, a mother daughter team who live in the hills of Perth. Of her gown, the bride says, “My experience with them was great, they were very friendly and efficient. I knew we would be getting married on the farm, so I didn’t want a dress dragging on the ground. I chose a simple design with lace overlay on the bodice, and Georgian silk skirt.”

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Kaitlin walked down the outdoor aisle, lined with hay bales, to an acoustic version of “Moon Shadow” by Cat Stevens. The ceremony was on a stony hill, overlooking the farm.

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“We wanted our ceremony to be intimate and relaxed. We read our own personal vows, which weren’t too serious and got a few laughs from guests. Jono’s sisters did a reading, and my cousins, who were our flower girls, also did a reading. We had both of our grandmothers sign our wedding registry, and we had our dog, Schnitzel von Krum, at the ceremony!”Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1149Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1150Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1152Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1151Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1155Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1157Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1158Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1160Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1161Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1163ChristiNGShoesPretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1164

Of their photographer, Kaitlin gushes, “Emma Pointon was great! I saw her photos on Polka Dot Bride, and we went to meet her. We actually didn’t meet any other photographers as we were so happy with her. She was quick at getting photos back after the wedding too which was great!”

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Photography by Emma Pointon

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Kaitlin and Jono’s wedding was absolutely jam-packed with DIY elements. “We had to convert the old shearing shed for the reception! My brother added a bar into an old sheep pen to start with, and we had to put in a sink for the caterers, and build steps and a walkway into the shed!”

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“I folded 1000 paper cranes for the wedding using the paper from Jono’s Farm Weekly magazines. I strung these onto strings and they hung down the wall behind the bridal table.”Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1215Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1234Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1236Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1207Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1189 Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1192Pretty Rustic Farm Wedding20160712_1212

“I made the name tags and seating chart using an old typewriter, and the seating chart was made using a map of the farm, with tables named after farm paddocks. My mum did the flowers for the tables, and made most of the other decorations for the night. Our guests received sausage dog shaped pens to take home.”

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The couple’s first dance was to Fleetwood Mac’s “Say You Love Me” under festoon lights in the shed. “We both hate leaving weddings when they are just getting good, so we didn’t have a finish time for the party. People stayed up dancing till 3am!”

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Congratulations Kaitlin and Jono on your gorgeous wedding! Thank you to the couple, and to Emma Pointon for sharing it with us!

Photographer: Photography by Emma Pointon / Bride’s Dress: Elvi Design / Groom’s Attire: Country Road / Bridesmaid Dresses: Sass and Bide / Hairstylist: Samantha Linnenbank / Makeup Artist: Samantha Linnenbank / Flowers: Angel Flowers / Invitations & Stationery: Glasfurd and Walker / Ceremony Venue: Dambagee Farm / Rentals: Hire Society / Ceremony Officiant: Shirley Jackson / Catering: By Word of Mouth

Luminous Industrial Bridal Style

by | Accessories, Bridal Fashion, Bride, Hair and Beauty, Inspiration Shoot


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With sparkling details and a stunning industrial backdrop, today’s collaboration between photographer Brian Whitt Photography  and designers Elizabeth Dye and Elizabeth Bower  is a feast for the senses.

“Elizabeth and I were interested in a shoot that conveyed our brands and showcased our new collections in an elegant setting that felt fashion-forward and ‘not too bridal.’ Our focus was on creating these luminous vignettes where the dresses and accessories could beautifully harmonise.”  The designers’ sparkling hairpieces a beautiful contrast against cement and bricks walls and the worn industrial feel of the Adored Vintage warehouse.

I have to admit a soft spot for the work of Elizabeth Bower – the designer hails from Sydney where she started her designing, before taking it to another level in New York and Oregon where she now resides. The shoot, filled with golden light let the gowns and accessories shine. Sparkling hairpieces that adorn swept back hairstyles, earrings that delicately drop, gowns with tulle ball skirts, separate and romantically modern details all become luminous in the setting.

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Photographer: Brian Whitt Photography / Gowns: Elizabeth Dye / Accessories: Elizabeth Bower / Makeup Artist: Kirstie Wight / Hairstylist: Kirstie Wight / Venue: Adored Vintage / Models: Option Models

Vendor of the Week – C2Films

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Happy second week of August! There are only a few weeks until wedding season in Australia kicks off again and I for one am excited!

A touch of sunshine, buds beginning to appear, the wattle in bloom – spring is just around the corner. How exciting that soon there will be the first of the spring weddings to enjoy, the promise of warm weather and flowers everywhere. We have so many vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and are adding more all the time. We know that you will find your ideal your wedding vendors right here.  We have Styling & Hire, we have Flowers, we have Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering and Venues – we even have Bridesmaid Gowns and Cakes! Our Directory is filled with eager vendors willing to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams.

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

A film of your wedding is so different from the still images you get from your photographer. Think of it as a different perspective on your wedding day, the two going hand in hand to tell your overall story. Marcus of C2Films and his team craft heartfelt films – you’ll hear your vows, the wedding speeches and see the movement of the day through different eyes. C2Films pride themselves on being supportive and involved, yet not obtrusive. As Marcus says, “At the start of the day we meet as strangers, at the end we say goodbye as friends”.

We asked Marcus of C2Films five questions in five minutes:

What is your favorite after five drink?

Mineral water..yeah I know, with three kids, 240 wedding plus a year and studios both in Sydney and Melbourne, you would think I would down a bottle Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch a week.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

If I could get away for three days, I love spending time at Hayman Island, it is just so utterly perfect. We had our honeymoon there and once you are there all you need to do is just STOP.

Favourite restaurant?

My kitchen…my wife cooks food so full of flavour and love that I’m afraid not even Vue De Monde can compete.

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

Sitting out the back in our sun drenched yard, beside my Husky dog sharing a plate of crispy bacon and scrambled eggs.

Your favourite wedding story?

There are so many, really so many. Most weddings every weekend have some amazing touching story. I guess that’s why after 20 years in the industry I still have a love affair with shooting weddings. Full of beauty, love and spirit we find the one we want to spend the rest of our lives with. The entire world, out of the millions of people we find that one person, that one we say ‘I don’t want to take another breathe without you by my side’.

Visit C2Films’ page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. C2Films is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

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