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Modern Neon Wedding Ideas With One Fine Day

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration,

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If you’re not a pastel, all white or neutral kind of girl than this modern neon wedding ideas with One Fine Day Wedding Fairs to celebrate their forthcoming wedding fair in Melbourne will be right up your alley!

With bold and bright neon perspex details (think gorgeous signage and hanging gems) what stands as one of my favourite greenhouses at Werribee Mansion was transformed into a beautiful event space packed with details you can easily translate to your own occasion. Every detail considered – from correlating gemstone details on the letterpress invitations to sugar detailing on the cakes that reflected the modern edge. Balloon garlands adorn the structures giving modern definition and a sense of whimsical fun.

Sophie of One Fine Day Wedding Fairs tells, “We worked with Party with Lenzo to create something bright, colourful and a hit of energy. We wanted to bring the life back into Bridal Shoots and using all One Fine Day exhibitors we were able to create a shoot that portrayed geometric shapes, perspex and vibrancy.”

The dream team kicked off with photographer Kas Richards and cinematographers Dan & Shannaya Films . One Fine Day Wedding Fairs and LENZO for styling and creative direction with Poppy Culture  creating the bright and bold floral arrangements, Miss Ladybird Cakes on cakes and decadent sweets, beautiful balloon garlands by The Burst Co, furniture from Dann Event Hire , stationery by  Mickey Loves Jacqui  and the finishing touch of coloured cutlery from Kip & Co.  And our bride? She has her hair and makeup styled by Sophie Knox  and wore beautiful gowns from One Day BridalCathleen Jia and Anna Campbell 

One Fine Day will be showcasing in Melbourne on the 6th & 7th of May. Book your tickets here.

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Photographer: Kas Richards / Cinematographer: Dan & Shannaya Films / Styling: One Fine Day Wedding Fair / Creative Direction: LENZO / Bride's Dress: One Day Bridal / Bride's Dress: Cathleen Jia / Bride's Dress: Anna Campbell / Hairstylist: Sophie Knox / Makeup Artist: Sophie Knox / Flowers: Poppy Culture / Cakes & Sweets: Miss Ladybird Cakes / Balloons: The Burst Co / Invitations & Stationery: Mickey Loves Jacqui / Rental Furniture: Dann Event Hire / Cutlery: Kip & Co / Venue: Werribee Mansion
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Jennifer Gifford “Constellations” Bridal Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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The delicacy of nature is not often something that we consider when it comes to weddings, but in the new Jennifer Gifford “Constellations” Bridal Gown Collection, the beauty speaks of nothing else.

Working with sheer overlays, “Constellations” is scattered with delicate fabric flowers, sparkling beading and shimmering metallic elements that play off the intricacy and uncontrived beauty of what Mother Nature does so well.  Embroidered lace leaves weave their way across the wearer’s body, embroidered spots scatter like confetti and 3D flowers adorn French chantilly laces.

Jennifer teamed up with photographer Florido Weddings, hair and makeup artist Tracie Weaver Hair and Makeup and model Gabrielle L to inspire brides to style their own looks with the pieces in their own personal ways.

The “Constellaltions” collection is available now.

Gowns: Jennifer Gifford / Photographer: Florido Weddings / Hairstylist: Tracie Weaver Hair and Makeup / Makeup Artist: Tracie Weaver Hair and Makeup / Model: Gabrielle L.

Vendor of the Week – Native Weddings

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Happy Monday Dotties! April flowers, plenty of showers these are the days and the seasons I absoltuely adore. You’ll find me with a cup of tea curled up by my computer this week getting a bunch of wedding goodness out to you!

Are we nearly in May already? The year is flying by and before you know it – it will be Winter time. So grab a coffee and take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendor to help you create your vision. We have Jewellery, we have Catering, we have Wedding Planners and Venues – we even have Flowers and Photobooth Hire! Our wonderful vendors are right here to help make your life a lot easier – and take the pain out of your wedding planning.

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

With a background in documentary photography, the friendly guys from Native Weddings put together movies of your wedding day. With different ways of looking at your day, the film of your day is put together combining both their talents for editing, working together to create the perfect product. Each film leaves their studio with agreement between the two, that the film they are delivering to you, represents your day perfectly and is as unique as you are.

We asked Mike and Tye of Native Weddings  five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

A cold beer, they take most of the space in our office fridge. As soon as it hits 5 on a Friday it’s beer and Mario cart time.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Wye River! My wife and I go there all the time – stunning views and no phone reception.

Favourite restaurant?

Naked for Satan. It’s right next to our office and great for a boozy lunch.

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

Me, Tye and a group of our friends have a Sunday morning tradition. Every Sunday that we are not filming we go to a tiny little French cafe/bar call La Niech on Smith Street Collingwood, and the standard is a Bloody Mary and a Croque Madame.

My favourite wedding story? (from Tye)

This would have to be my own!

It’s a story I have told a hundred times that never ceases to surprise people (To be honest I think Tye is a bit sick of the story though!)

I was fortunate enough to be married in a tiny town in the wine region north of Rome as my wife and I were living in Rome at the time. Our Wedding was extremely relaxed with lots of wine flowing, the only detail I was insistent upon was that we had to arrive in stunning cars.

I chose a classic British Morgan and Hannah gave it the Italian twist in a vintage Fiat 500, Unfortunately the driver of my wife’s car became extremely lost while navigating the tiny village streets and after being half an hour late the tiny little car gave up under the strain of climbing all the hills leaving her stranded on the side of the the road in full wedding dress.

With no other options left the mother of the bride stuck out her thumb and of course the first car stopped, The hip, young, cigarette smoking Italian driver eventually delivered my wife to our ceremony venue and we were married an hour later than planned (Apparently suggesting on the journey that Hannah should change her mind anyway as she was too young to get married).

I’ve told this story to so many brides as the perfect example of how sometimes things can happen on your wedding day that might seem bad at the time but they mean that you always have a story to tell.

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

Snapshot Sunday – The Ties That Bind

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays

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Image by Georgia Wiggs Photography