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Snapshot Sunday – The Vows Go Unbroken

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Kayla & Roger’s Fun Picnic Engagement Photos

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Kayla & Roger

You know by now I love engagement shoots – nothing compares to the first throes of engagement excitement captured in stills! Today’s engagement shoot however us a little more unique than normal – our couple, Kayla & Roger won a giveaway with photographer Samara Clifford and after a bunch of fabulous wedding vendors jumped on board, this Sydney couple braved a cold Melbourne weekend to unwrap their prizes and capture their love story at the same time. How’s that for a wonderful weekend of checking off boxes?

On how they met, Kayla and Roger tell, “Roger had moved to Townsville for work and became friends with Kayla’s brother. One day Roger rode his motorbike over to meet Kayla’s family with her brother. This started a four year long friendship between Roger and Kayla. After those four years Roger decided enough ground work had been laid so he swooped in and swept her off her feet. Its been a further 2 years and we have never looked back.”

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Justine O was first cab off the rank, styling Kayla’s hair and makeup for the shoot.

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Miss Ladybird Cakes supplied the sweetest and yummiest treats for Kayla and Roger. 

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Wonderful presents require wonderful wrapping paper and the gorgeous packages were wrapped in paper from Inky Co.

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Roger’s dapper look was complete with a golden bow tie from The Belle & The Beau.

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Able and Game came to the (engagement) party with a sweet card and tea towel just for Kayla & Roger.

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The Design Den created fun bottle labels for the couple to gift to their bridal party.

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The final treat was Bella the Kombi (driven by Alice) from Hire A Kombi!

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Of what he loves about Kayla, Roger tells, “I love Kayla’s sarcastic side and the way she makes me laugh. She is loving, kind hearted, sweet and very supportive.”

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Roger proposed in Tasmania, the story going a little something like this. “Roger and Kayla were on a holiday in Tasmania when Roger took Kayla to the top of Mount Wellington in Hobart to see the view. He asked her to stand on this big rock so he could get a good picture. After climbing up she turned around and he was standing with a ring box asking her to marry him. Kayla cried and said “yes! of course”. It was the best day of our lives and so extremely special.”

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Kayla and Roger remember, “On a funny note, after proposing Roger went to hand Kayla this beautiful engagement ring and as she was so surprised and shaking she dropped the diamond ring on the mountain-side and it was almost lost however they luckily found it and now it’s just a good story to tell. The look on Roger’s face was priceless! ”

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On what she loves about her husband to be, Kayla tells, “I love Roger’s goofy grin and his love for life. There is never a dull moment and he is always happy to jump in the car and go exploring or just relax in front of a movie with some pizza and chocolate. (Her other loves).”

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Photographer: Samara Clifford / Hair & Makeup Artist: Justine O / Transport: Bella The Kombi driven by Alice / Sweet Treats: Miss Ladybird Cakes / Bow Tie: The Belle & The Beau / Gift Wrap: Inky Co. / Bottle Labels: The Design Den / Love Cards & Tea Towel: Able and Game

Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet Flowergirl Dresses

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If the littlest members of your bridal party are anything like me when I was growing up, they’re going to fall head over heels for the new Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet collection which make the most enchanting of flower girl dresses!

Available at Target, Collette’s collection consists of twelve pieces for ages 1-7 – from sweet tops, pretty tutu skirts to the most gorgeous of ballerina inspired dresses. Drawing inspiration from The Nutcracker, the collection is all in shades of cream, ballet pink and magentas with plenty of sparkle! With each sale, Target will donate 10% of the retail price to The Australian Ballet Education Fund – which brings dance to more children and families across Australia.

My personal favourite is of course the sequin tutu dress (I wish that was in an adult size!) but there’s something for all kinds of little flower girls – from the more formal “Tutu Dress” in soft pink complete with lace embroidery and bow on the waist, to the sweet tutu skirts that would be just as sweet with a simple singlet as they would be with a knitted, beaded cardigan.

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Friday Roundup

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Photo by Michelle Fiona Photography from David and Emily’s Gorgeous Barn Wedding

This week has been a little crazy at Polka Dot HQ ~ There are toddler birthday parties being planned, houses to be moved into, shoots being coordinated and events being attended. Sounds like a crazy November to us! What did you get up to this week Dotties? I’m going to see my new baby cousin (second cousin?) this weekend and I can’t wait to meet her!

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 Engagement Shoot – Naz and Diana’s Canberra & Central Coast Engagement Shoot 2. Real WeddingDavid and Emily’s Gorgeous Barn Wedding

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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? –  Jewlie Halliday and the Evernew Studio Team 2. Vendors Favourites Moira Hughes Couture 3. Expert Advice - Sharing The Brides Journey – A Bridal Gown Designer Reflects

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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 – Destination Wedding Welcome Bags 2. DIY Tutorial  - DIY Wedding Decorations – Floral Garland Chair


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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. Scandinavian Campervan Adventure


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The Tesselaar Flowers Flora Design Awards are on again and we are lucky enough to have a few of our advertisers up for the grand prize! The entry with the most votes wins so click on through to the lovely entries by Floretta by Grace, and Green & Bloom to vote!

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The Epicurean Red Hill is holding a Winter special for 2015 couples! Book your wedding in July 2015 or September 2015 to receive complimentary ceremony location hire and pre-dinner drinks and canapes prior to your Epicurean Red Hill wedding reception! To book contact the Epicurean team via their website or by calling (03) 5989 4000. Terms & conditions apply.

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Looking to buying your wedding gown soon? Or perhaps your accessories? Make any purchase on the Savvy Brides website before November 28th 2014 and receive a Bobbi Brown cosmetic free!

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O’Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyards in the Gold Coast hinterland are holding an open day on Sunday 15th February 2015 from 10am-1pm. Book this one into your calender because on the day you’ll receive 10% off your bill when dining in the restaurant (perfect way to make a day of it!) chat to the wedding coordinators, complimentary wine tasting at the cellar door, prizes and giveaways, and plenty of local wedding vendors to show you just how to transform the space into your very own! To RSVP, email marketingadmin@oreillys.com.au

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Back in 2013, I wrote about 8 Wedding Presents I’d Like To Own- one of them was the incredibly cool Juke Case. Portable sound systems the Juke Case takes old suitcases and turns them into your own stereo! Now with the help of Pozible (and you!) they’re launching the JukeCase mini! A baby version of the original, you can connect the speaker to your phone or laptop via Bluetooth and amp up your listening experience! It plays for up to 20 hours without needing recharging and has a 30w amplifier. Check out Pozible to pledge!

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Finally for our film of the week, the lovely Emma sent over this video made by The Dreamcatchers Wedding Films. She and her husband filmed a funny video which was shown before they entered their wedding reception as a surprise to their wedding guests! I hope you laugh as much as I did at this fun idea!

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