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Industrial Glam Wedding Inspiration From Lovelocked Wedding Fair

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Brisbane! It’s time for you to get your wedding shoes on because Lovelocked, the wedding fair with the pretend wedding is on again and Polka Dot Bride is proud to be a sponsor! A wedding fair with a difference, the dynamic duo of wedding stylist Tessa of Polkadot Events and celebrant Josh Withers have set about to make Lovelocked a fun kind of wedding fair. Set aside July 20th and head to Lightspace between 11am to 3pm to experience the Lovelocked difference!

If you’ve ever wanted to wedding crash, then Lovelocked is your chance to do so! Lovelocked will be set up like a real wedding – there’s live music, there’s a (fake) wedding ceremony with a (very real married) couple, flowers and decor to match, a reception styled just like the vendors would work with you to style your own (complete with flowers, stationery and even linens), delicious canapes and champagne and not one trestle table with a vendor standing behind it in sight. Lovelocked is all about being interactive, getting inspiration, seeing vendors do what they do best and having fun! Check out the full list of vendors on their website.

The event is divided into three specific sections. The ceremony (find celebrants, bridal party attire, flowers and ceremony stylists), the reception (take your pick of caterers, music reception stylists, stationery and flowers) and the fashion lounge (catch gorgeous gowns and stylish men’s fashion go down the runway). Pop over to the website and buy your tickets.

To kick off the fair, and give you a taste at what’s in store for the event, a team gathered at Lightspace to create today’s industrial glam wedding inspiration shoot! The team included photographer Florido Weddings, stylist Amini Concepts, florist The Butterfly Lounge, hair and makeup artist The Beauty Case, men’s tailor  Black Jacket Suiting, bridal designer Karen Willis Holmes, jeweler Not Just Jewels, cinematographer Lemontree Filmhouse, stationer Urban Weddings and caterer Zen Catering.

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And of course, Lemontree Filmhouse captured the entire shoot on film!

Photographer: Florido Weddings / Styling and Furniture : Amini Concepts / Flowers: The Butterfly Lounge / Hair & Makeup Artist: The Beauty Case / Groom’s Attire: Black Jacket Suiting / Bride’s Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Bride’s Jewelry: Not Just Jewels / Cinematography: Lemontree Filmhouse / Invitations & Stationery: Urban Weddings / Catering: Zen Catering / Venue: Lightspace
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Alisa and Dylan’s Modern Farm Wedding

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

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Alisa and Dylan

Alisa and Dylan went for somewhat of a modern take when they decided to marry on a farm. Industrial style chairs and succulents graced the reception, mint green and sparkly dresses were worn by the bridesmaids and the couple even made paper planes for guests to throw instead of confetti. Each moment captured beautifully by Jason Tey Photography.

Alisa tells their story. “I was good friends with Dylan’s brother through church and he invited Dylan to an Australia Day party at my house which is where we first met officially.”

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Alisa chose a gown from A Bridal Affair, her bridesmaids in soft, floor length gowns from Forever New .

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The groom and groomsmen wore bowties made by the bride.

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Alisa walked down the aisle to “God Is Able” by Hillsong.

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Alisa and Dylan chose Chapel Farm  for their wedding, Alisa noting, “We had both our ceremony and reception at Chapel Farm. The ceremony was in their sunken garden, under some big trees, and the reception was under their big gazebo which was amazing as it let you enjoy the warm, summer night air.”

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The groom made paper planes for guests to use in place of confetti.

 

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Guests enjoyed icy cold sweet treats from La Paleta after the ceremony.

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Alisa remarks, “Going to Bells Rapids with the bridal party for our photos was so much fun.”

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Of their photographer, Alisa says, “Jason is a great, easy-going guy. I love how excited he gets about weddings and how he can read a couple’s tastes so well.”

 

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Each guest received a potted succulent as a favour.

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Guests were directed to their seats with a homemade stand that held their names, each name was replaced with a Polaroid photo taken on the night.

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Alisa and Dylan chose “Bloom” by the Paper Kites for their first dance.

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Congratulations Alisa and Dylan! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Jason Tey Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Jason Tey Photography / Cinematographer: White Ribbon Films / Bride’s Dress: A Bridal Affair / Bride’s Shoes: Hobbs Shoes / Groom’s Attire: David Jones / Groomsmen Attire: Myer / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaid Accessories: Secrets Shhh / Hairstylist: Zoe and Faryn from Dashing Hair and Beauty (the Bride's sister and cousin) / Makeup Artist: Gwenda Townsend / Flowers & Decor: Paulik Flowers (08) 9418 1651 / Venue: Chapel Farm / Ceremony Officiant: Joel Chelliah / Favors: Paper Sparrows / Cake Baker: Regine's Patisserie / Wedding Ring (Groom): Verity Jewellers / Wedding Ring (Bride): Michael Hill / Guestbook: Bleu de toi / Icy Poles: La Paleta

Claudia and Adam’s Whimsical Garden Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Claudia & Adam

Claudia and Adam’s wedding is filled with the most smile making details. A secret message from the bride’s mother in her wedding gown, a dance off, a beautiful modern Art Museum as the backdrop,  a bouquet filled with herbs and most of all? A couple that love each other so deeply and honestly. What a beautiful day captured by Samara Clifford.

On how they met, Claudia tells, “We met about seven years ago through friends. I was living in Perth at the time but after a year of very casually seeing each other, I moved to Melbourne. We lived separately for a little while but after an extended holiday together in Berlin we moved in with each other. I then moved to Canberra for work, so we spent another 18 months long distance before finally settling together in Melbourne. We bought a house together in Flemington and our dogs, Max and Albi, followed shortly after. Adam is the Federal member for Melbourne and Claudia is a public servant and yoga teacher. Adam often works weekends and Claudia teaches yoga but we try and take our two dogs out for a long walk together – or a run if we’re feeling energetic. We also enjoy cooking, spending time on the couch watching DVDs and getting out of the city as much as possible!”

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Claudia’s mother ( Geraldine Quinelle at Qnique Designs ) made both the bride’s gown and the bridesmaid dresses. Claudia explaining, “My mum designs wedding dresses so buying one off the rack was never an option for me. We had a few goes at getting it right, including an entire colour, length and fabric change. My mum lives in Perth so I didn’t see or try on the final dress until three days before the wedding. Thankfully, it fit beautifully! It was really challenging creating a dress together over email and photos but I think the end result was great.”

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Claudia and Adam met before the ceremony for photographs.

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Pomp & Splendour created the floral arrangements for the day which kept with the couple’s colour scheme. Claudia noting, “The guiding theme for the wedding was Australian modernist so the original colour palette was the three colours on a silver princess gum – smokey grey, smokey green and a vibrant pinky red.”

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Claudia’s mother added a little surprise to her daughter’s wedding gown. “I particularly loved the little surprise sewn onto one of the layers in the skirt – a small felt garland spelling out ‘love’.”

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Claudia and Adam walked to their ceremony together, Claudia remembering, “Adam and I entered the ceremony together. It was a really lovely moment to see all of our friends and family waiting for us. I think I can remember whispering to Adam ‘wow, they’re all here for us!’. The couple chose the song Bright Eyes “First Day of My Life”   for their entrance.

 

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The newlyweds snuck off alone after saying their vows, Claudia remembering, “Between the ceremony and the reception, Adam took me to a secluded spot in the garden to catch our breath. It was nice to spend a moment reflecting on what we’d just done.”

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The bride created a favour tree for their cocktail reception, explaining, “I constructed all the favours myself and also handmade the signs directing guests to the favours tree and guestbook. For our guestbook, I asked guests to write their messages on squares on cotton, which I am making into a wall hanging. We gave silver princess seeds to our guests as a favour, as well as a coloured Leunig illustration of his poem The Summer Palace.”

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Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception at Cafe Vue At Heide.

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The evening ended with barefoot dancing including, “A dance off between my 12 year old dance student cousin and an ex-professional dancer was gold.” says Claudia.

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Congratulations on your marriage Claudia and Adam! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Samara Clifford for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Samara Clifford / Bride’s Dress: Geraldine Quinelle at Qnique Designs / Bride’s Shoes: Habbot / Groom’s Attire: Zegna / Bridesmaid Dresses: Geraldine Quinelle at Qnique Designs / Hairstylist: Rebecca Paris at The Girl in the Green Scarf / Makeup Artist: Rebecca Paris at The Girl in the Green Scarf / Flowers & Decor: Pomp & Splendour / Venue: Heide Museum of Modern Art / Ceremony Officiant: Genevieve Messenger / Reception Venue: Cafe Vue At Heide / Reception Musician: Jess McGuire / Wedding Rings: Studio Ingot

Nontradtional Bridesmaid Outfit Ideas

by | Bride, Bridesmaids

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I was set a challenge by a lovely reader recently. Her beautiful sister is her bridesmaid and she is struggling to find anything that might work attire wise for her wedding. Her sister is never in dresses or skirts and hates heels and the bride would love to show off her beautiful sister while keeping a feminine tomboy feel to her look without going for a pantsuit or rockabilly look.

Now I’m the first to admit I’m always the first to jump for heels or skirts, so this was a fun way to look at alternatives for an nontraditional bridesmaid.  But I know plenty of you out there have plenty of tips for this bride, so do leave them in the comments!

After hours of searching, here are a few of my own:

  • Fabric is a great way of setting formalities. For someone who is comfortable in pants and a top – look at pants and tops that are in dressier fabrics like silks, crepes and satins. You don’t have to lose the tomboy or masculine feel you love.
  • Look at jumpsuits, they have a sophisticated, dressed up feel to them but come in so many styles and colours that they can be as dressy or as casual as you want.
  • Neutral tones can be feminine without being girly – same with metallic. I chose a lot of champagnes and neutral tones paired with black.
  • Playsuits might be a fun choice for something at the height of Summer.
  • Our bride really wanted a feminine angle on her sister’s usual tomboy style so I suggest choosing draped shapes as well. Culottes are a fun and completely different option and long draped asymmetrical hemlines on silk tops are immediately dressier.non dress bridesmaid options Nontradtional Bridesmaid Outfit Ideas

1.  This two tone jumpsuit “Opposites Attract” from Carla Zampatti is stunning. It’s chic and elegant and perfectly appropriate for a wedding. No need for heels either, a smart tailored style shoe like the Witchery Ava Loafer or even a black and gold metallic sandal would look great.

2. Outfit number two kicks off in champagne tones with this Talulah High Neck Tank from Forever New. Add these wide leg pants (AQ Belair High Waist Pants with Wide Leg from Asos) and Country Road Carrie Point Flats to finish the look off.  Alternatively metallic flat sandals would also work. The peachy tones of the pants do lend themselves to a more feminine look, so go for something darker (black would look fabulous) if it’s too much.

3. For something completely fun and playful this Oasis Tailored Playsuit in red (from Asos) ticks the boxes for a warm weather wedding without being frilly. The Jo Mercer Aleja sandals aren’t overly strappy. Just enough to add a bit of sparkle (and work well as a more casual option for the play-suit or the pattern jumpsuit below).

4. Playful, patterned fun comes into the mix with this playful Raga Medallion Stripe Open-Back Jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters. Pair it with boho style open sandals to keep the look fresh and cool.

5. For something dressy, pair a light floaty top (like this Camilla & Marc Zoya camisole) with these Zimmerman Tamer embossed paperbag pants. The neutrals and metallic make it dressy enough for a wedding and pairing it with Vince Niven Cutout Flats from Shopbop turn it into a formal yet not too feminine look.

6. Going down a completely different pathway, these Asos Culottes are a stylish way to wear shorts down the aisle and still look pulled together. I added a hit of bold colour with this wine coloured Rhiannon Drape Asymmetrical Top from Forever New and Larisella Point Flat from Forever New to keep it elegant.

7. This Indah “Tang” Jumpssuit from Shophop is elegant in its simplicity. The halter neck and open back adds a dressy, feminine touch without going too girly and paired with flat close toe pointed shoes (like the above Larisella Point Flat from Forever New) is an elegant and understated choice.

 

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