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Dreamy Woodland Wedding Inspiration

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Inspiration Shoot


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This dreamy woodland wedding inspiration shoot, set at Milton House Park & Estate Bowral sets the scene to show off the pearl bridal collection from Roz La Kelin. The collection, as with all Roz La Kelin designs, is inspired as wearable art. Delicate lace backs, beautiful ball skirts and form fitting shapes take centre stage with the setting sun.

Together with hair & makeup artist Abbey Love , model Erica East, stylist Deahne Copeland photographer Lisa of Love Note Photography created a shoot with an Alice in Wonderland feel. The forest and gardens becoming the backdrop for a bride who discovers gardens full of bluebells, daffodils and snowdrops while dressed in the most beautiful of gowns.

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A Story Cinematography joined the team on the day to create this film of the shoot, which perfectly sums up the dreamy feeling!

Photographer: Lisa Pires, Love Note Photography / Cinematographer: A Story Cinematography / Gowns: Roz La Kelin / Hair & Makeup Artist: Abbey Love / Model: Erica East / Stylist: Deahne Copeland / Shoes: Panache Shoes / Venue: Milton House Park & Estate Bowral
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Vendor of the Week – Moira Hughes Couture

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! I am still not sure whether it is quite Summer or Autumn but you can bet I’ve been wearing scarves and woollies for the past week. What about you? Summer or Winter lovers?

Before we kick off our own week of happy wedding inspiration it’s time to highlight, spotlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Entertainment, we have Menswear we have  Celebrants we even have Hair & Beauty! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – they’re excited to share a cup of tea and help you plan  the best wedding day possible!

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

Moira Hughes Bridal Couture

Want a beautiful wedding gown? Let me introduce you to Moira Hughes Couture! Designer Moira graduated from a London fashion school where she learned from only the best and soon headed to Sydney to begin her own couture label.

Who doesn’t want to slip into their wedding gown and feel it is absolute perfection? Each gown from Moira Hughes Couture is tailored exactly to your body shape with adjustments made by highly trained experts to suit your vision. Beading, exquisite silks and laces all go into making each gown a work of art to be treasured long after your wedding day.

We asked Moira of Moira Hughes Couture five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
My favourite after work drink at the moment has to be Malibu, Pineapple and Lime! It tastes like summer holidays!
Your favourite weekend getaway?
My favourite weekend get-away is a little place outside of Sydney called Pearl Beach. Not many people have heard of it so it is the perfect place to relax, swim under waterfalls, walk along the beach and hit the re-set button. I always come back feeling reinvigorated!
Favourite restaurant?
My new favourite restaurant is the Winery! I have been there a few times now and the service has always been as amazing as the food. There is something for everyone on the menu, just really simple dishes cooked perfectly.
What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Sunday morning is strictly work free and usually spent with my other half in one of Bondi’s quirky cafes! I order something different every time but always with Irish Morning Tea – I’m a huge fan!
Your favourite wedding story?
My favourite wedding story involves a bride who had always been a bit of a tomboy and had never actually worn a dress before her wedding dress! I remember receiving the most beautiful card from her to say slipping on her wedding dress on the day of her wedding, after all the fitting and designing, was the first time she ever felt feminine and beautiful. Even her new husband popped in one day to thank us for giving his wife such an incredible experience – that is a story that will always stay with me!

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

Snapshot Sunday – Getting Some Air

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


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Photo by Simon L King

Brooke & Paul’s Formal Black Tie Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


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Brooke & Paul

I love this twist on an engagement shoot – a tuxedo and black bow tie, a floor length black sequin evening gown. These formal black tie engagement photos are such a contrast to usual photos which are quite casual and really, why not take the chance to get dressed up if that’s what you love to do? The couple chose gm photographics to capture their photos.

Brooke and Paul tell the tale of how they met. “We attended the same primary school and high school however we were not in the same year. We both knew of each other however conversations lining up for lunch in the school canteen were as far as our contact went! Although living in the same suburb we had not interacted for close to 10 years until we bumped into each other in Las Vegas in December 2009. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas!”

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The proposal was utterly romantic, the couple telling, “Paul surprised Brooke and proposed after a beautiful breakfast on a romantic getaway to The Hunter Valley on the 9th August 2013. We stayed at the gorgeous, secluded ‘Cedars’ at Mount View, in the luxurious, modern villa ‘The Edge’ and spent the whole day at the Hunter Valley Gardens after the proposal.”

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“We were both pretty set on not having a “typical” couple photo shoot and wanted to go for something classy, modern and quite formal – hence the suit, bowtie and Grammy-style gown.”

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On what she loves about her (now) husband, Brooke remarks, “I love that Paul is the type of man that puts others before himself, a quality that is very rare in a man. He always finishes things he starts, he has such great work ethic and I love that he wears sexy glasses for his office job.”

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They tell, “Brooke is a dance instructor and runs her own studio, Paul was adamant that he did not want her to choreograph their wedding dance. So Brooke happily took Paul’s advice and they just went with what they felt on the night. Best wedding dance ever – we had so much fun as there was no pressure to remember the steps.”

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On what he loves about Brooke, Paul tells, “I love Brooke’s passion and enthusiasm in every aspect of her life, especially her dancing. She is so committed to giving her all in every project she takes on and even choreographs dances whilst driving, so talented!”

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Photographer: gm photographics
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