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Rachel Gilbert “Purity” Spring 2014 Collection

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The Rachel Gilbert Spring 2014 collection, entitled “Purity” is all about the softer elegance poise of the Rachel Gilbert woman. She knows what she wants but walks with a sense of grace and belonging.

With such a talent for glamorous gowns, I am always eager to see Rachel’s newest evening wear collections and her latest offering is dotted with blush pinks, ice blues, darker hydrangea blues, ivory and of course dramatic black. Gowns feature laser cut outs, sequin embellished fabrics, crystal detail and feminine applique. Each gown is beautiful in its versatility suiting a bridesmaid as much as a bride looking for a modern shape or a hint of colour.

With the fresh hues of pinks and blues it can mean only one thing – Spring is almost here and I for one am looking forward to lighter colours, warmer days and plenty of beautiful weddings!

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Vendor of the Week – Lindenderry Red Hill

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Happy Monday Dotties! We’re well into the final month of Winter now and as a Winter lover I have mixed feelings. This winter has seemed particularly brutal (laughable when you consider Australia’s mild Winters!) so I am definitely looking forward to warmer days and fresh flowers blooming in my garden. Heck perhaps this year my gardenia won’t die from the Summer heat!

Every Monday at Polka Dot Bride is to showcase how incredible the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory are. Photography to Photobooth Hire. Hair & Beauty to Styling & Hire. We even have Transport and round out with the most beautiful of Venues. But if you think that’s all – it isn’t as if there aren’t bucket loads more amazing vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory just check them out!

red hill wedding venue Vendor of the Week Lindenderry Red Hill

I’m always excited to see who gets picked out of our polka dot tea cup for our vendor of the week each week and these week’s stunning vendor couldn’t make me happier! A hop skip and a jump from Melbourne is the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula and on it sits beautiful winery Lindenderry! With 30 acres of stunning gardens, 40 recently renovated guest rooms and a beautiful onsite restaurant serving up local produce, this wedding venue is the perfect escape from the city!

We asked Sharon, the wedding co-ordinator from Lindenderry five questions in five minutes -

What is your favourite after five drink?

My favourite after 5pm drink is a Lemon Margarita (with lots of ice)

Your favourite weekend getaway?

My favourite weekend getaway is camping at Echuca on the river banks

Favourite restaurant?

Favourite restaurant would have to be “Two Buoys” in Dromana.  Two Buoys is more Tapas, so if you need a more formal restaurant, I would say Max’s Restaurant in Red Hill, both are my favourite. Two Buoys is a favourite when I just want a relaxed, chilled out experience, Max’s is when I am feeling like a special treat with friends or family visiting from far away.

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

I like to sleep in on Sunday morning so I don’t normally have Sunday breaky, but when I do, it’s poached eggs on wholegrain toast loaf, yummy!

Your favourite wedding story?

My favourite wedding story is when one of my past couples had their wedding here at Lindenderry. For the ceremony, their flower girl and page boy were their dogs, all dressed up in suits and a pretty little doggy dress. They were so well trained and looked so gorgeous, it was fantastic! It was a surprise arranged by the groom for all the guests, and what a perfect surprise it was!

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

Snapshot Sunday – Give Me A Head With Hair

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Melissa & Michael’s Sunflower Field Engagement Photos

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Melissa & Michael

Aren’t sunflowers the absolute best? I adore their yellow colour and the way they are wild and untamed always seeking the sunshine. Melissa and Michael chose a sunflower field for their engagement photos – loving what sunflowers represent ( happiness and faith) and as the sun set, well, didn’t they just make magical photographs with Jess Matthews!

Melissa and Michael fell in love after being introduced to each other through family – it wasn’t until a few months later though, that they ran into each other at a coffee shop. They’re set to wed in November!

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There was an almost disaster with the proposal that has led to it being one of the couple’s favourite stories. Michael put the ring in a rose that he had grown in the garden and on Valentines Day over a feast of cheese and wine, he popped the question!  They remember, “After Michael proposed, Melissa went to hug him him in excitement she dropped the ring out of the rose on to their deck and almost lost it! ”

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On what she loves about Michael, Melissa tells, “I love that Michael is someone I can trust, rely on and have fun with. He believes in me, sees the best in me and challenges me to become a better person.”

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On what he loves about Melissa, Michael tells, “I love that Mel is a kind and caring person. She is understanding and always by my side supporting me. We share many personal attributes and I’m so lucky to have her in my life. She is a fantastic companion.”

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