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Chosen By One Day Designer Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride



With a talent for creating glamorous fashion-forward wedding gowns, it was only a matter of time before the design team at One Day Bridal turned their talents to formalwear and Chosen By One Day heralds the launch of the bridal designer’s brand new diffusion line.

All about the “chosen” muse, the new collection, of thirty different pieces including skirts, bodices and gowns are filled with luxe fabrics – silk, embroidered tulles, delicate pearl lace – even the bold addition of metallic leathers. This is the collection for those that want something a little bolder, a little more modern and definitely a collection for lovers of luxury.

Designed to be most divine in quality, the gowns take four months to produce – but can each be ordered through the website. The pieces being as at home walking down the aisle as at a ball, or celebration.











Gowns: Chosen By One Day / Photographer: Mauro Palmieri / Makeup Artist: Jade Kisnorbo / Hairstylist: Lauren Mackellar / Model: Kawani Prenter / Model Agency: IMG Models
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Vendor of the Week – Carmen Rocha Design and Paperie

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Some of the patterned people have escaped for the true warmth of North Queensland this week- so while cocktails are being sipped and blue sky being enjoyed, back at Polka HQ we are strapping ourselves in for a big beautiful week of weddings!

Are you working out what you can compromise on, or find another alternative, in your wedding planning? Some things will be truly important to you, and some you will be able to let go – the trick is working this out together as a couple. Make your wedding day yours – create it to reflect who you are, no matter what. Our Directory is crammed with talented vendors who are eager to help you plan your day. Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendors for your needs. We have Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering, we have Favours & Decor Accessories, we have Styling and Hire and Entertainment – we even have Bridal Gowns and Photobooth Hire! Let our vendors help you create the day that is unique to you.

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




Are you hunting for a one of a kind couture invitation? Then Carmen Rocha Design and Paperie might just be the business you are looking for. As a designer, Carmen’s invitation designs reflect her passion for beautiful design. She takes the time to ‘capture the spirit of each client’ and creates a superior experience for you with attention to detail and commitment to superior craftsmanship. Your invitation is a taste of the wedding to come – and with Carmen’s help you can create the magic you are looking for.

We asked Carmen of Carmen Rocha Design and Paperie five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

French Martini Cocktail. No drink is more emblematic of female sophistication than a french martini traditionally made from vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Porepunkah on the Great Alpine Road is a beautiful  town to enjoy the fresh mountain air, scenic ranges and breathtaking wineries. It is a gastronome’s dream come true with many restaurants, award winning wineries and seasonal local produce.

Favourite restaurant?

Although this isn’t a local restaurant, the Monsieur Bleu at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is my favourite. The music, illumination, waiters, service and food are formidable. You really come here for that true Parisian sport: people watching.

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

Traditional crêpes with sugar and lemon and strong a latte.

Your favourite wedding story?

I have had the honour of designing my friend’s wedding stationery suite and the reception was held at Sumac along Central Pier Docklands. As the reception was drawing to a close, the guests were asked to step outside along the Pier and were puzzled by this request. Instead of farewelling the guests in the traditional way, the couple were waving to the guests and cruised along the river in a unique Venetian style gondola.

Visit Carmen Rocha Design and Paperie’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Carmen Rocha Design and Paperie is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

Snapshot Sunday – Sheer Beauty

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Peppermint Photography

Image by Peppermint Photography

Crystal & Danny’s Sydney Waterside Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements


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Crystal & Danny

Sunshine filled days lead to lazy walks by the water and this beautiful Sydney waterside engagement shoot captured by Matt Reed is all about that balmy day feeling – with a little love of course!

Bride to be Crystal shares the story of how she and Danny fell in love. “We met through mutual friends years ago! We were at that age you meet new people everyday. I was catching up with a group of friends for coffee when they asked if 2 of their Uni mates could be invited. I didn’t think much of it and said of course it was OK. That’s when I got introduced to Danny and we’ve been together ever since.”

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“Through the 8 years of knowing Danny you would think I would be sick of him by now right? It’s a funny thing but I love him more and more as the years go on and I think it’s because we just work so easily together. We always want the best for each other even if it means getting into a fight because he wants to eat what I want but I want to eat what he wants.)”

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“We never hold grudges as that can create a crack in the wall that will eventually break down. We’ve never had a fight in the 8 years I’ve known him and I would love to keep it that way!”

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“After looking at many photographers, their style of shooting starting to all look the same, I came across Matt Reed after Danny found him, and instantly took a liking to the candid moments he captures. I remember looking at one particular bride and being so happy for her even though I had no idea who she was! Matt was able to magically capture her warmth, beauty and joy in such a natural way that that I was there with her! Loved that he barely used any filters and just works with the natural light of the day.”

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Photographer: Matt Reed
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