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Alexandra Grecco Fall Winter 2017 Collection

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I first fell in love with Alexandra Grecco when I spied her gorgeous tulle skirts that I loved for well…. wearing around the house. Her own experience with wedding gowns led Alexandra to launch her first bridal collection in 2014 and now, the Alexandra Grecco Fall Winter 2017 Collection, her fifth, a beautiful example of the dreamy romance that I have come to love about this designer.

Dreamy fabrics are a signature of Alexandra’s – think tulle skirts that seem to float, beautiful silks that melt like liquid. The new collection filled with modern shapes and silhouettes – asymmetrical necklines, two-piece gowns with crop tops and off the shoulder bows that create a sense that these are gowns for the modern bride who wants something so very feminine.

New Orleans set the scene for this campaign shoot – an old home with jewel tones in the French Quarter and the stunning Marigny Opera House chosen to complement the beauty of the gowns. Alexandra noting  “Every season I look forward to scouting locations and finding one in particular that embodies aspects of architecture that I love so much. This season we headed down to New Orleans to shoot our FW17 collection. To me, this is a city that has such a rich history and a strong sense of place, thanks in part to its unique architecture.”

Alexandra Grecco ships internationally via the website and is available in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Gowns: Alexandra Grecco / Photographer: M.K. Sadler / Accessories: Naturae Design / Hairstylist: Amanda Gros / Makeup Artist: Amanda Gros / Bride's Shoes: Emmy London / Bride's Shoes: Freya Rose
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Vendor of the Week – Burgess Video

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Happy Monday Dotties! It is so lovely to wake up on crisp Autumn days, grab a hot cup of something special and dive into weddings and I could not be more excited about diving into this week!

Here we are on a Monday morning again – the start of a fresh new week. Plenty of stories, plenty of planning in store, so take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we know that you’ll find plenty of vendors to choose from. We have Bridal Gowns, we have Catering, we have Favors & Decor Accessories and Cakes – we even have Photobooth Hire and Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering! You’re sure to find a vendor who will connect with you to deliver your vision.

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

When you are looking for experienced cinematographers go no further than Annette and Daniella of Burgess Video. Going the extra mile to capture your wedding day yet being unobtrusive in their style, Annette and Daniella deliver on a beautifully shot film of your day,  Hands on, right down to the final edit,  your wedding film will make you smile every time you see it.

We asked Dani of Burgess Video five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

I know it will make me sound like a grandma but a peppermint tea always helps me to relax and wind down after a busy day! It’s also a good hangover cure 🙂

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Daylesford (Victoria), beside being the place that I got married, it’s an hour drive from where we live and it’s got such great vibes. Not to forget the beautiful hot springs and great walking, as well as the wonderful food and restaurants.

Favourite restaurant?

Farmers Arms Pub, Daylesford.

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

Love my granola with fresh yogurt and fruit salad.

Your favourite wedding story?

Our viral runaway flower girl video! We shot Katie and Tom’s wedding at Carousel in May this year, and we decided to post the flowergirl’s runaway antics on our Instagram account the following day. It was picked up by 3AW immediately, and slowly took on a life of its own. We were contacted by a media agency in LA to sign over the licensing and soon it was on Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK, and the NBC Today Show. Its reached over a million views on Facebook and another million on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AiAn5INrQw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AiAn5INrQw

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

Snapshot Sunday – Descending

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Yawen & Arjun’s Light and Love Filled Engagement Session

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Engagements,

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Yawen & Arjun

Yawen and Arjun’s light and love filled engagement session, set against the stunning backdrop of the Maroondah Reservoir Park in the Yarra Valley, was exactly the type of engagement shoot the nature loving couple had envisioned.  Their photographer, Samantha Ong, explained that she wanted to be able to capture the beauty of the Australian nature in the warm golden sun with the couple. “Although I’ve lived in Victoria most of my life, I never knew such a beautiful park existed!” says Samantha. “Yawen and Arjun were so fun to capture, because they were so naturally happy and laughing with one another. I didn’t really need to do much – just be there to capture their love filled moments.”

Yawen says that they got engaged in Barcelona. “Being a practical couple, I picked my own ring and just asked him to surprise me with proposal. I did ask that Arjun do two things for the proposal – have a bouquet of flowers, and have the moment recorded. He did really well and caught me totally off guard when the time came!”

Yawen remembers, “We met at a Halloween party! It was at a club; I dressed up as a butcher and Arjun came as Two-Face. He came up to dance with me… and like they say… the rest is history!”

The couple, who love being outdoors together, adore going hiking and enjoying romantic picnics in nature with one another. Yawen loves that her fiancee is always so supportive of her, and so encouraging! Arjun laughs about how he loves that she “puts up with him” and loves him unconditionally; that no matter how bad things can get, they always have each other.