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Nicole and Brendon’s Black and White Engagement Photos

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Nicole & Brendon

Today’s handsomely, dramatic engagement shoot was captured entirely in black and white by Simon from gm photographics. The couple chose Intercontinental Hotel Sydney to create a dramatic setting, the couple noting, “We both love Helmut Newton’s photography. We wanted a dramatic black and white shoot that would be artistic and stylish throughout the decades.”

Isn’t there something incredible about an engagement photos in black and white? It brings such a sense of old world glamour focusing just on the shades of light and dark, the moods, the details.

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Nicole wore a very special gown, the couple telling, “We didn’t want anything too cheesy. The aim was to have pieces of art on the wall and then for people to realise that it was actually us in the art. We didn’t want a blatant couple’s portrait as such. The dress in the engagement shoot is Brendon’s mother – Jule’s 21st dress. One day Jules brought the dress out to show Nicole. Nicole thought it was stunning and asked to borrow it for their engagement shoot. The engagement ring featured was created by Affinity Diamonds

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On what she loves about Brendon, Nicole says, “I love Brendon’s big heart, extreme kindness, cheeky character and generous nature. He is a pillar of strength and support for me. I consider myself blessed to have found a true gentleman.”

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Telling one of their funnier stories, the couple remember, “When we first got together Nicole believed Brendon had a cleaner. His house was far too tidy for a bachelor. Nicole and Brendon got to know each other by planning “adventure dates” and surprising the other with the activity and location on the day. Nicole being new to NSW and unfamiliar with the area sometimes booked activities that would take 2 – 3hours drive to arrive at the destination!”

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Of the proposal, they tell, “Brendon organised a proposal on a balcony overlooking Manly beach followed by lunch. The proposal didn’t really go to plan but it was true to the couples ‘style’.”

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On what he loves about Nicole, Brendon remarks, “The first thing that drew me to Nicole was her stunning looks. It was not long for me to fall in love with her sense of humour, playful nature and caring heart. I love Nicole’s love for life and determination. I have enjoyed our adventures together so far and cannot wait for our future adventures.”

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Photographer: gm photographics / Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Sydney / Engagement Ring: Affinity Diamonds
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Gold Wedding Shoes

by | Accessories, Bride

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On my gold loving kick – why not don a pair of gold wedding shoes? I love that gold acts as a neutral with a bit of a fist pump. Glittery, shiny or just plain modern. There are so many ways to wear a gold shoe on your wedding day and it’s definitely one you’ll be able to wear after your big day.

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1. Gold leather heel from Shoes Of Prey 2. “Charm” in Gold Glitter by Kate Spade 3. “Saturday” Pointed Heel from Asos 4. “Addle” Strappy Sandals by LK Bennett from Shopbop 5. “Vivacious” Peeptoes by Love Art Wear Art from BHLDN 6. “Nancy” stiletto heels by Nina Armando from The Iconic 7. “Sparkle An Interest” heel from Modcloth 8. Strass T-Strap Wedge Sandal by Giuseppe Zanotti from Neimen Marcus 9. “Camya” peeptoe from Ninewest

 

Friday Roundup

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Natasha and Ryan’s Wedding in the Yarra Valley Image by AMR Photography

Playing the waiting game can be tough; whether it be for a big event (um, can anyone say wedding!?), a baby (well overdue now!) or a hard-earned holiday. But sometimes this period should really be the most enjoyable. The anticipation can be titillating, and if you plan your time well, you can take advantage of that nervous energy and make the most of the lead-up.

Are you planning something big? How are you coping with the countdown?

Here’s an idea – fill your morning with this week’s Friday Roundup! Lots of gorgeousness to inspire, and to distract – Enjoy!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

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1.  Real Wedding – Natasha and Ryan’s Wedding in the Yarra Valley 2. Real Bride Advice  - Inspired Words – Sarah 3. Real Couple Reflection - Keeping Marriage Traditions Alive 4. Polka Dot Sneak Peek - Your Bouquet

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1. What Would They Know – Ready To Party 2. Vendors Favourites – Impression DJs 3. Expert Behind The Scenes Film – Shopping For Lace in Milan 4. Expert Advice – Creative Wedding Photography 5. Expert Advice  – The First Dance – What Do Those Lyrics Really Mean?

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Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1.Etsy Roundup – Pink Engagement Rings 2.Tuesday Type – Daphne Script 3. DIY Tutorial – DIY Fabric Chandelier 4.  Cocktail Friday – Eau De Vie Nature’s Cuppa  Teatotalist (Mocktail)

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1. The Polka Dot Travel Lounge - Honeymoon Travel Advice from Jessica Check-in.com.au 2. Expert Interview – The Tuscany Wedding Planners

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1. Behind The Scenes with a Real Groom – Custom Made Engagement Rings 2. Real Groom Memories -  Danny 3. Real Groom Style – Shaun
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Did you catch this week’s post on custom made jewellery from the very talented Troy Clancy? As a big thank you to all the Polka Dot readers, the team has offered an exclusive 15% discount on all jewellery if you mention that you found them via the website, the Polka Dot Bride Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages – what a lovely gesture! Check out the website for more beautiful bespoke ideas!

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Have you seen our latest competition just for the Groom? Gentlemen, you have the chance to win a custom bespoke 100% Australian Merino Wool suit from Joe Button, valued at over $600! This is an amazing opportunity to own a custom-made suit for your big day, and cut a fine figure of a man next to your beautiful bride.

For all entry details, head to our Competition page!

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It’s sure is Competition time at Polka Dot Central, and here is one for the ladies!

To celebrate the launch of the new Pantene Ice Shine Collection (and the fact that something so fabulous can be free from silicone, paraben and dye), Pantene and Polka Dot Bride are excited to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win the following:

  • A jewellery voucher at Tiffany & CO. worth $1000 (match your shining hair to  new sparkly jewellery!) and
  • Four packs of Pantene Ice Shine collection

Yes! You read right ladies – Tiffany’s! For more info, head to our Competition page!

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The shoes! This gorgeous wedding from Soda Films is pure indulgence, thanks so much for sharing Ali & Sam’s big day with us. So much detail and glam to be enjoyed! But the shoes!

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Zoe and Jason’s Relaxed Macedon Ranges Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Zoe and Jason

Zoe and Jason wanted their wedding to be relaxed and fun and after choosing the Macedon Ranges for their big day they set about planning a celebration that truly suited their personalities. Kirralee Ashworth captured the beautiful moments.

As for how they came to be, Zoe tells the story. “We met as teenagers. A surprise engagement in August 2012 where Jason proposed on a bended knee in our home.”

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Zoe chose a gown by Anaessia with a tulle skirt. Lady B Paperie created the stationery suite for the wedding featuring bright, Spring florals.

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Flowers in a Vase by Arnie Way styled the bride’s pastel toned bouquet.

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Roombas @ Mount Aitken hosted the wedding, Zoe telling, “Our ceremony and reception were held at Roombas @ Mount Aitken. A homestead-styled winery made of bluestone sourced from the streets of Port Melbourne. Exposed beams (dated 1884, from Dalgety Wool Store), wood paneling, and French provincial décor.”

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Zoe walked down the aisle to Angus and Julia Stone “Bella”played by Four Season String Quartet. Festoon light and white flowers decorated the ceremony space.

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In remembrance of their grandparents who have passed away, Zoe and Jason lit a memorial candle.

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Zoe and Jason’s family and friends made the day as beautiful as it could be for them, Zoe remarking, “Being able to share our day with our closest family and friends including spending time relaxing and getting ready with our families before the wedding.”

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Of their photographer, Zoe remarks, “Kirralee Ashworth’s photos truly tell the story of our wedding. Her style is very natural and vintage which suited the theme of our wedding. Kirralee’s easy going personality was most pleasant to be around, most of the time we didn’t even know she was there.”

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Blackbird Cakes made a three tier wedding cake and had it topped with fresh blooms.

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Zoe notes, “Our wedding was a true reflection of our personalities – relaxed and fun.”

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Of their first dance, the newlyweds tell, “We danced to  Vance Joy – Emmylou. Jason chose this song whilst we were at a concert and immediately upon hearing it said to Zoe – “I want this as our wedding song”.”

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Photographer: Kirralee Ashworth / Cinematographer: Video Boutique / Bride’s Dress: Anaessia / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany and Co Pearl Earring - a 21st present from the groom / Groom’s Attire: Politix / Groom's Bowtie: Mrs Bowtie / Groomsmen Attire: Politix / Bridesmaid Dresses: Matthew Eager / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Hairstylist: Michael 0414 939 341 / Makeup Artist: Jade Mobbs from Make and Model Makeup Artistry 0412305626 / Flowers: Flowers in a Vase by Arnie Way / Invitations & Stationery: Lady B Paperie / Venue: Roombas @ Mount Aitken / Ceremony Officiant: Leanne Carolan / Ceremony Musicians: Four Seasons String Quartet / DJ: DJ Soundstorm / Cake Baker: Blackbird Cakes / Transport: Black Chrysler 300 C Melbourne VHA / Transport: Chevy 57 Coupe 1300 Limo Now
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