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Tasha and Adam’s Modern Jewish Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings, Multicultural Weddings,

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Tasha and Adam

This modern Jewish wedding is such a feast for the eyes. From Tash’s incredible black and grey wedding gown, the stylish chuppah they married under, the incredible dancing, the sense of family and community that comes through every ritual of the day. Choosing St Kilda for their wedding festivities, photographer Joseph Koprek captured the day.

Kicking us off with how they met, Tash recalls, “We have always had the same circle of friends, but only got together after we finished school and have been together ever since. We were very close friends before anything happened and we haven’t looked back.”

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Tribal Rose created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Tahli of Chuppahs Of Melbourne provided the chuppah and coordinated the ceremony, which was held at St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

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For the processional, Tasha and Adam chose “Al Green – Let’s Stay Together “.

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Tash notes, “The best advice we were given was to stand back from everyone together, and just take it all in. The day/night flew by so quickly, had we not done this I would have been upset.”

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Of their photographer, Tasha remarks, “Joseph was fantastic and has an incredibly creative eye!”

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Michael Strownix from Where The Grass Is Green styled the wedding, which the couple held at Encore St Kilda. Tash remarking, “Encore was the perfect venue for us as we were able to create our own vibe and we loved that it wasn’t ‘reception’ looking in style to begin with.”

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Tasha remarks ,”We didn’t do a first dance, despite having a big wedding, we don’t like ‘all eyes on us’! The whole night revolved around dancing though, so there was plenty of it! ” The White Tree performed music for the ceremony and reception with DJ Mitchell Kurz leading the dancing until the wee hours.
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One of Tash’s favourite parts of the day were the cocktails – mojitos aplenty!

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It’s always fantastic to see a wedding in motion and C2 Video were chosen by Tash and Adam to capture their wedding film! It made me laugh and cry which is always the best when it comes to wedding films!

Congratulations Tasha and Adam! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Thank you to Joseph Koprek for sharing today’s photos with us!

Photographer: Joseph Koprek / Cinematographer: C2 Video / Styling: Michael Strownix from Where The Grass Is Green / Groom’s Attire: Travellers Apparel / Bridesmaid Accessories: Mimco / Hairstylist: Charny from Living Dolls / Makeup Artist: Rhialyn & Maree from Living Dolls Makeup Artistry / Flowers: Tribal Rose / Ceremony Venue: St Kilda Botanical Gardens / Ceremony Officiant: Rabbi Motty Liberow / Ceremony Musicians: The White Tree / Reception Venue: Encore St Kilda / Band: The White Tree / DJ: DJ Mitchell Kurz / Catering: Kosher Classique / Transport: JCG / Chuppah & Ceremony Coordinator: Tahli of Chuppahs Of Melbourne
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Relaxed Summer Wedding Ideas

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Summer weddings in Australia are so much fun as this creative shoot at Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel shows! Styled by Lisa Kelly Creative is packed with ideas for Summer weddings. From the beautiful addition of pineapples and pears, the semi naked wedding cake, the candles that glimmer and glow and the lush textures that embody the relaxed, light feeling of a Summer wedding!

Lisa Kelly Creative teamed up with  photographer Milque Photography & Films, cake designer All Things Sweet By Carissa , florist Art Of The Flower, calligrapher Written By Hand and added flameless candles from Love & Protect to style Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel up for a Summer wedding celebration.

Lisa tells, “Working with fresh white blooms and greenery the whole installation had to have an essence of Summer that Watson’s Bay, being harbour side is renowned for.”

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Guests are greeted by a welcome sign by Written By Hand, surrounded by the glow of Love & Protect  gold and white flameless candles and plenty of nods to Summer – driftwood, old glass buoys in nets and a simple piece of greenery with white blooms.

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Guests are greeted with fresh green pears tied with a calligraphy name tag by Written By Hand. A small handwritten thank you note adorns the napkin, tied with a deep green leaf.

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Vessels were filled with lemons and limes and surrounded by gold candles from Love & Protect to surround the semi naked cake from All Things Sweet By Carissa.

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The chairs of the most important guests were replaced with cane ones. Each adorned with plenty of greenery and white flowers and a wooden sign denoting the new married title.

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Fresh lemonade sits beside empty mason jars ready to be topped up.

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Venue: Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel / Photographer: Milque Photography & Films / Styling: Lisa Kelly Creative / Cake Baker: All Things Sweet By Carissa / Flameless Candles: Love & Protect / Handwritten Signage: Written By Hand / Flowers: Art Of The Flower

Alexandra Grecco Bridal Gowns

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I remember the first time I came across the gorgeous creations of New York designer Alexandra Grecco. My friend had just returned from a trip to New York with the most stunning of tutus (or if we’re being grown up, tulle skirt!) I kept the tab open in my browser for weeks, trying to justify the purchase but I never quite got there. So when Alexandra Grecco‘s name popped up as a designer of wedding gowns, you can bet I was all over it and even more excited to see her name in my inbox last week!

Seeking a wedding gown for her own 2013, designer Alexandra set about creating a bridal line combining her love of the 1930′s, combining high quality, beautiful fabrics such as Italian nylon tulle and silk chiffon with intricate embroidery.  The collection showcasing soft shades of dove grey, pistachio, apricot and of course, ivory. While the collection focuses on floor length gowns, Alexandra has also added separates to the mix – the Lya tulle skirt is made from 2 layers of lightweight Italian nylon tulle and 1 layer of silk lining and can kept simple with the Esra silk cami or made more formal with the Cordelia blouse adorned with silver and white beading.

The gowns are made to order in New York City and all able to be shipped to Australia. A portion of the proceeds from each gown will be donated to a New York City-based charitable organization focused on assisting low-income women.

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Gowns: Alexandra Grecco / Photographer: Anges Thor / Flowers: Ariel Dearie / Model: Karley Parker / Hair & Makeup Artist: Brittany Romney / Jewels: Odette, Noriko & Akiko / Venue: Alder Manor

Vendor of the Week – Lord Coconut Mens Jeweller

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Happy Monday Dotties! I may be secretly hoping for snow this week (and I know Ms Gingham is, with a trip to the New Zealand snowfields next week!) Meanwhile, I’m just scooping up as many warm things as I can find- coffee, candle, snoods!

We kick off every Monday by showing off the amazing vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! Growing every day we have so many vendors that I adore! From Wedding Planners to Cinematography to Hair & Beauty and even Gift Registries! We work hard to make sure we add vendors from all kinds of prices points and styles so there is something for everyone! Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory!  to find the wedding vendor you dreamed of!

lord coconut mens accessories Vendor of the Week Lord Coconut Mens JewellerWhen it comes to unique accessories for men, stylish options that have a high sense of design can be hard to find. But that’s not the case with mens’ jeweller Lord Coconut! Specialising in wedding rings, Lord Coconut showcases the work of over 40 Australian independent jewellers who produce high quality, original pieces. From traditional, simple bands to ones engraved with fingerprints, wood grain, string style texture – even teeny tiny sprockets! Each piece is an individual as its wearer!

But of course wedding rings aren’t all that they sell – carefully designed cufflinks (including quirky ones like teeth, perfect for the dentist groom perhaps?), bracelets, cuffs, earrings and even tie pins are all on offer!

Lord Coconut has a Melbourne store but also ships Australia wide!

We asked Mark from Lord Coconut five questions in five minutes -

What is your favourite after five drink?
Sailor Gerry Rum and Ginger Beer………………….takes me back to 50′s, tiki bars and women wearing coconuts as bra’s!

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Visiting our ‘fine dining’ friends out at Warburton. You never know what you’ll get for dinner but guaranteed that it will be at least 4 courses, all amazingly cooked with some of the best wine I’ve ever had. They really do spoil their guests.

Favourite restaurant?
Gami Chicken & Beer – Korean Fried Chicken and their house brand beer………………..yummmmmmmm

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Three weetbix, skim milk and a glass of apple juice at home reading the home delivered paper. Never have quite worked out why you’d spend $15 to $30 for breakfast.

Your favourite wedding story?
That would be my own when two winter babies decided to get married outside in the middle of January. What were we thinking! A dry 45 degrees during the day and still 30 degrees plus at 10pm with no breeze. The wedding video is a bit of a laugh and there is little continuity when it came to the wearing of jackets……jackets off, jackets on, jackets off and jackets on again. I would have put that damn sweat machine on and off at least a dozen times……………………at least I didn’t faint in the heat……………..unlike the bride!

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

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