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Beata and Rowan’s Half Moon Bay Beloved Photos

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Beata & Rowan

What a stunning engagement shoot I have for you today from Oy Photography. Beata and Rowan headed to Half Moon Bay for their beloved photos.

They tell their story. “Rowan and Beata first met while doing a dance routine together, although they were both seeing other people at the time. They didn’t see much of each other again until a few years later, when they were randomly paired up together for a different routine. They started training together as regular partners, and the rest is history!”

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Beata and Rowan note, “The shoot was at Black Rock, and it was a scorching hot day. The styling was quite casual, summery and simple. The beach was very crowded, but we managed to find some rocks to shoot on which were a little more quiet!”

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“We love that Oy brought a teepee – that was a cute touch and made it the shoot little more special!”

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“It was quite an easy and relaxing shoot, although the weather was so hot. Playing in the water at the end of the shoot was a pleasant relief!”

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Photographer: Oy Photography
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Rustic Winter Orchard Wedding Inspiration

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Winter is one of my favourite times of the year and this beautiful rustic Winter orchard wedding inspiration shoot from Alanna Garner at Earthbound Images certainly got me excited for next Winter and we’ve only just entered Spring!

Alanna teamed up with stylists Turtle and The Pelican , florist Floral Army and hair and makeup artist  Glammazon Hair & Makeup at the gorgeous apple orchard Core Cider House to create an Australian rustic glam shoot. Alanna noting, “I was inspired to put together my first styled shoot when I met Emma from Turtle & the Pelican when we worked on a wedding together in March. We clicked instantly and I knew I wanted to collaborate with her in some way again. I was in awe of all the beautiful pieces she has in her hire collection, a styled shoot seemed to be the perfect fit and a good excuse to work together again.”

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“Emma at  Turtle and The Pelican started off our rustic Australian concept with wooden textures and feature pieces including timber bistro chairs, raw wooden stumps and the striking timber arbor, which is made from a fallen Western Australian Wheatbelt Gimlet tree. She added a kick of glam with a super sparkly signing table and gold vases.”

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” The vintage white peacock chair was easily our model’s favourite piece and I felt so lucky to be able to shoot with the chair as it is a beautiful new addition to  Turtle and The Pelican‘s hire collection.”

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Alanna and team chose a working orchard for their shoot, noting, “Core Cider House in Pickering Book offered the perfect location for our styled shoot, with amazing views of their orchard – it made us all want to stay there forever, not to mention their cider tastes pretty good too. Sally Apple Schnauzers normal job at the Core is to greet visitors and keep children entertained but today she enjoyed her day off by running around the orchard lapping up the warm winter sun and joining us for a photo or two.”

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The ceremony set up was designed with raw timber chairs and logs from Turtle and The Pelican together with bunches of Australian natives styled by Floral Army. Alanna remarks “We used lots of raw timber pieces the gave us that rustic and natural look that I am in love with and with lots of splashes of gold and an amazing lace gown to give it the glam edge. Our outdoor winter orchard location gave us a rustic setting amongst the lush green grass and pops of yellow and red in the leaves of the fruit trees.”

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“The lace dress was provided by Raffinato Bridal a relatively new bridal shop in Leederville, Western Australia. This ‘Sancia’ lace dress in ivory is part of their new 2014 collection and it fitted our model perfectly.”

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“The girls at Floral Army came in and worked their floristry magic. With lots of native Australian blooms and stacks of greenery to boot they transformed our ceremony set up in the rustic wonderland that you see now.”

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” These cute wooden earrings and cufflinks were by local artist One Happy Leaf, I’m obsessed with wooden jewelry right now and I really want to buy every single item this awesome lady creates.”

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Glammazon Hair & Makeup created a beautiful soft curled hairstyle to accommodate the greenery and flowers for the models hair, and did a flawless job on her makeup, the vibrant red lipstick really popped with the red in the flowers.”

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The “bride” kept warm with a feather jacket from Mode & Affaire. Alanna noting, ” When the sun went behind the hills and the cold started the creep in out came a beautiful white feather jacket provided by Mode & Affaire, the perfect winter bridal accessory.”

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Photographer: Alanna Garner at Earthbound Images / Styling & Hire: Turtle and The Pelican / Flowers: Floral Army / Venue: Core Cider House / Hair & Makeup Artist: Glammazon Hair & Makeup / Earrings & Cufflinks: One Happy Leaf / Feather Jacket: Mode & Affaire / Bride’s Dress: Raffinato Bridal

Friday Roundup

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Photo by Mark at Gold Hat Photography from Joy and Chris’ Grounds of Alexandria Evening Wedding

 We featured some pretty stunning floral gowns on the blog this week (Ms Polka shared her faves), and I totally got inspired to add more zing to my wardrobe as we head into the warmer months. It can be such an easy way to pep oneself up – add a splash of print and you’re ready for the world! Florals are hugely on-trend at the moment, so I’ll be no doubt adding some to my daily wardrobe soon.

In the meantime, why not add some colour to your day with the Friday Roundup. Perfect!

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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 Bride Advice ~ Inspired Words – Fran

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1.What Would They Know? Suzanne Harward of Suzanne Harward (Couture) 2. Vendor’s Favourites ~ Julia’s Celebrancy Services 3. Event Review – Anna Campbell ‘Forever Entwined’ Launch

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

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 ~ Wedding Backdrops 2. Tuesday Type – True North 3. DIY Tutorial – Concrete DIY Candle Holders

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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. Honeymoon Destination Review – Jade Mountain St Lucia

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1. Expert Groom Style Advice ~ Grooming the Groom – The Emporium Barber, Brisbane 2. Real Groom Memories –  Inspired Memories – Campbell

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The fabulous Stokehouse Brisbane is excited to present its Wedding Preview Evening on Wednesday, 1st October.

For just $10, guests will be treated to bubbles and canapés while taking in inspiration for the upcoming wedding season and meeting some of Brisbane’s leading wedding suppliers – including George Wu bridal couture, opulent jewels by Monili Jewellers, exquisite arrangements by Bouquet Boutique and brand-new Jade + Amber  for beautiful wedding gift registry ideas, plus many more.

For more information, head to their website!

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Here’s something a little fun!

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From the Northern Territory to New South Wales, Nad’s, the Australian hair removal company, are searching for the smoothest pick up line that did the trick for you, with the winner picking up a fab five grand!

To enter, simply visit the Competition website and enter your smoothest pickup line and don’t forget to also share your line on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #smoothestpickupline. The most outstanding line wins!

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A fabulous video to share with you today, from the lovely team at Jess Marks Photography. They made this Stop Motion video of Jane and Michael’s secret wedding. Only their closest family members were invited to the wedding, but under the guise of an “engagement” party later that evening, they gathered their extended family and friends. This stop motion video was how they told everyone that this was in fact a wedding reception and not an engagement party. They even went so far as to get changed out of their wedding clothes for the start of the “engagement” party, and then whilst this video was playing, they did another costume change… and made their grand surprise entrance at the end of the video! Phew… hard work for everyone! But well worth the reactions that got!

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10 Floral Print Dresses I Adore

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids

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A little Spring inspiration you with some of the absolutely gorgeous floral print dresses that are showing up as beautiful options for brides and bridesmaids alike. Floral print gowns make such a statement, it’s completely unexpected for a bride but looks so beautiful and having bridesmaids wear patterns is something fresh – especially for warmer weather when flowers and blooms fill your wedding day.

I particularly love the variance in floral print – bold and bright to soft and watercolour inspired. You can really go whichever way you like!

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1. Wendy Makin Katelyn Gown 2. Modcloth Exotic Elegance Dress 3. Review Mi Amore Dress 4. Forever New Karen Embellished Maxi Dress 5. Sacha Drake Lana High Neck Peplum Dress 6. Jennifer Gifford Designs Alea Gown  7. Asos Floral Bandeau Maxi Dress 8. Alannah Hill Is It All Blue Skies Dress 9. Amsale Amore Print Gown from Nordstrom 10. Reformation Isabel Dress

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