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Lisa Gowing Ballet Beautiful Wedding Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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As a little girl, I would always be waiting for the day of the week where my father would pack me up and take me to ballet school. So as an adult, anything ballet related still enchants me and especially when it comes to bridal gowns. Lisa Gowing‘s latest collection, titled “Ballet Beautiful” draws it’s inspiration from the ballet world – the tutus, the tulle and the “romance of dance”.

With plenty of princess silhouettes, Lisa’s gowns in this collection are more focused on full, tulle skirts and clean shaped bodices with V necks and deep, low backs. The magic of ballet injected into each and every full silhouette.

For the bride that loves the ballet but is after something more slim line, Ballet Beautiful also includes Lisa’s signature slim-line lace sheath gowns with beautiful European lace over silk, silk faille with seed bead lace, corded lace and Chantilly lace. Lisa has even designed three tulle over-skirts that can be worn over the sheath gowns – giving its wearer the option for two different looks. Even though the gowns are ready to wear, each is individually made and hand finished with couture techniques under Lisa’s watchful eye.

Lisa Gowing gowns are available at the Lisa Gowing Flagship showroom  in Edgecliff with ready to wear designs from each collection available to be purchased as they are, along with made to measure pieces.

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Vendor of the Week – Inglewood Inn

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Even though it’s a long weekend for some of Australia (hooray!) I know there are those of you still at work today, or perhaps hopping online and doing a spot of wedding planning. So in this case – we still have plenty of posts for you today (even if I may be snuggled in a corner with a good book and a cup of coffee!)

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 Wedding Planners, we have Styling and Hire we have  Cinematographers, we even have Stationery and Paper Goods! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – they’re excited to share a cup of tea and help you plan  the best wedding day possible!

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

South Australian wedding venue Inglewood Inn

Imagine marrying under the dappled shade of trees older than the glint in your parent’s eye, imagine drinking cocktails on the rolling green lawns before heading inside to dance the night away. Meet our vendor of the week Inglewood Inn!

Historic Inglewood Inn located in Inglewood, South Australia, has undergone extensive renovations since being purchased by its current owners 6 years ago. With gorgeous country garden surroundings and views of the Adelaide Hills,  fresh regional food and wine catering to your personal tastes, Inglewood Inn is perfectly located to have your wedding ceremony and reception in the one venue – easier on you and easier on your guests. And Milly is available to offer you as much help as you need in planning your perfect day!

We asked Milly of Inglewood Inn five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Nothing is better than an ice cold glass of Paracombe Sauvignon Blanc after a long day of meetings.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

We recently bought a house and weekends off are rare, so I love nothing more than getting to spend a weekend at home and gardening, lazing by the pool and just doing odd jobs to make the house our home!

Favourite restaurant?

Can I say my own? haha no, my favourite place would have to be Motel Mexicola in Seminyak, Bali. It’s all delicious tapas-style Mexican food, however it’s the atmosphere that makes it so great. The staff are always singing and dancing and everyone is just so carefree and happy. I could spend hours on end here just enjoying the vibe.

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

Eggs Benedict. Or basically anything that has hollandaise sauce.

Your favourite wedding story?

I’m a big believer in the things that go wrong end up being the best memories of your wedding. We were down at Pt Lincoln for a family members wedding and the bridal party was arriving by boat. Unfortunately they hadn’t thought to look at the tides, and the boat was about 20 metres from the jetty. One of the men on the boat ended up taking off his pants, and in a suit jacket and boxers, carried each of the bridesmaids one by one to the shore. When he got to the father of the bride, he refused to treat him any differently and picked him up in his arms and carried him over as well. At the time the bride wasn’t too happy but it’s just one of those great, funny memories everyone has from the wedding that we all look back and laugh about now.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Best Day Ever

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


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Photo by James Bennett

Dee & Josh’s Kings Park Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


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Dee & Josh

It’s not often we go back to front, but we have featured these fine folk’s wedding a little while ago (Dee & Josh’s Eclectic Lilac Hill Wedding) and today? Today we feature the start of it all – their engagement photos captured by Christine Lim! The couple chose Kings Park for their engagement photos- taking advantage of the beautiful backdrops of the inner city oasis.

Dee tells the tale of how they came to be. “Josh and I have been together for five years. We first met through mutual friends, Josh was backpacking through Australia and little did we know this would become something very special juggling our lives between Australia and the UK. We have done 2 visas together and now Josh lives here although I have lived in the UK and we have traveled back and forward to be together.”

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Of the proposal, Dee recalls, “We flew over to Bali on a holiday when Josh was over here visiting (he didn’t live here yet). He proposed on the last night of our holiday and it really made the holiday memorable and something we will never forget.”

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