Bohemian Woodland Wedding Inspiration

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Styling, Wedding Inspiration,


The forest has its own special kind of ethereal beauty and today’s collaboration of bohemian woodland wedding inspiration captures that almost mystical magic.

With bohemian inspired lace gowns, glowing in the sunlight, a tablescape of deep black, rich browns and delicate feather details and delicately designed and beautifully calligraphed stationery, our brides dance amongst the trees,  a feast of a decadent array of cakes and carrying lush Autumnal toned bouquets.

Photographer Amanda of Peppermint Photography, who coordinated the shoot tells “The inspiration for this shoot was a beautifully eclectic collage of bold, wild, free spirited bohemian adventure. Heavily inspired by Pre-Raphaelite paintings and old-worldly gypsy vibes with an emphasis on lyrical movement and undone grace, an array of autumnal hues with a glimmer of gold.”

Amanda collaborated with floral designer Wild Magnolia, hair and makeup artist Elizabeth Crossley, cake designer Cake That! , stationer Little Duck Calligraphy along with beautiful gowns from  Lost In Paris Bridal jewels from Sally Rose White Label, ceramics and flatware from The Supper Club, temporary tattoos from PepperInk, Autumnal toned ribbons from Tinctifolia and stunning ring boxes by Amonie.

Photographer: Peppermint Photography / Gowns: Lost In Paris Bridal / Jewellery: Sally Rose White Label / Hair & Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Crossley / Hairpieces: Elizabeth Crossley / Wedding Cake: Cake That! / Invitations & Stationery: Little Duck Calligraphy / Flowers: Wild Magnolia / Ceramics: The Supper Club / Cutlery: The Supper Club / Tattoos: PepperInk / Ribbons: Tinctifolia / Ring Boxes: Amonie / Model: Lauren McPherson / Model: Tennessee Perkins
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L’eto Bridal “Seascape” 2017 Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


When a new Australian designer comes to play, it’s always a bright spark in our week and the brand new label  L’eto Bridal checks all the boxes for modern bridal styling with an alternative twist.

Designer Anya, debuts ten beautiful gowns in her “Seaside” collection, using inspiration of the world around her, creating gowns that are as comfortable as they are effortlessly beautiful. Using soft, lightweight fabrics like silk chiffons, delicate floral embroidery and glimmery silks combining to create effortless looks with a little drama.

The signature design features are already well in place, a plunging v-neckline, an open back, fabrics that glow with the sunset. Anya noting “’L’eto Bridal is for those that are ready to let go of preconceived notions of what a traditional wedding dress is supposed to be.”

L’eto Bridal salon is open now in Newport by appointment. Visit their website for more.


Photographer: Stella Hours Photography / Assistant: Sophie Isabella Milne / Gowns: L'eto Bridal / Styling: Samantha Gerard / Styling: Wild Hearts / Hire: Balencia Lane / Hair & Makeup Artist: Emilia Petronelli / Model: Polly Batchelor / Model Agency: Unique Models / Venue: Annandale Coastal Retreats

Vendor of the Week – Capture The Moment Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! As usual, where I am, Spring is up and down, but we have managed quite a few days in the Sunshine and have enjoyed every minute!

Each season of the year brings with it particular delights for your wedding. Autumn colour, Winter clouds and cosiness, Summer heat and icecreams, and Spring pastels and new life. Which season will you choose for your wedding?  Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for vendors who are happy to make your dreams a reality no matter which season you choose. We have Bridal Gowns, we have Cinematography, we have Wedding Gifts & Regstries and Cakes – we even have Food Trucks and Flowers. Our vendors are keen to help you plan your day.

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

If you are looking for a photographer in QLD and beyond, look no further than Capture The Moment Photography. Passionate about photography, Carissa’s images have a soft clear quality to them which is immediately appealing in their apparent simplicity and emotive quality. She describes her photography style as “soulful, organic, natural”  and we’d have to whole heartedly agree!

We asked Carissa of Capture The Moment Photography five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

Margarita baby (if I’m up for a cheeky night) or a Pina colada for cruisy balmy night!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Noosa if I had the time! Or just a drive up the local Farnborough Beach! Pitch a marquee, hammock in the tree and we are set!

Favourite restaurant?

Megalomania Bar & Bistro Yeppoon.

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

At home in bed, the hubby usually cooks me pancakes with banana and maple! And if I’m real lucky bacon!

Your favourite wedding story?

Oh dear, the groom’s speeches are usually what get me! This particular wedding was a beautiful blend of cultures! African groom and Aussie bride! From complete opposites of culture, both families came together as one in spirit and dance! The groom was very quiet… could not get much out of him but he made up for it in his speech to his bride! – it was all about his ‘queen’. His soulmate. That he will adore for the rest his life! And then…. The dancing! The women were dressed immaculately! And the men danced with their ladies till the night ended! Oh, and could they ALL dance!!! Was simply amazing to watch and to capture on film!!!!

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

Snapshot Sunday – Little Sleepers

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Image by DeRay and Simcoe