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Erin & Rob’s South Australian Winery Wedding

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Erin & Rob

The beautiful blue skies and lush oceanside landscapes set the scene for Erin and Rob’s beautiful South Australian winery wedding captured by Luke Simon. I fell in love with the beautiful pink florals and sense of modern style – only set in stone by the clear top marquee that filled with fairy lights was every bit as magic as the day itself.

Erin and Rob met while working together – the couple meant to be, despite the bride’s initial lack of interest. The newlyweds telling “Erin and Rob met at work in February 2012. Erin was working on the Paediatric Surgical Ward as a nurse and Rob was rotating through as a Surgical Resident. Rob had loftily declared to his friends he wasn’t going to date anyone in the workplace, but couldn’t help but chase the pretty nurse that kept ignoring him. He eventually wore down her resistance and coerced her into a quick kiss. The rest, as they say, is history.”

The bride chose a beautiful strapless gown from One Day Bridal “I looked at many bridal stores in Adelaide and Melbourne though fell in love with a gown from One Day Bridal in Melbourne. It was a beautiful alabaster coloured gown covered by a delicate ivory lace. The dress was simple and elegant and the staff were extremely accommodating especially with last minute changes.”

The beautiful Waverley Estate set the scene for the day, the bride telling “Waverley Estate consists of a beautiful cottage in the beachside town of Port Elliot, one hour from Adelaide. We decided on this venue because of the beautiful grounds and the fact that you could build a wedding from the ground up. We were able to stay on site along with our bridal party the whole weekend.”

Erin walked down the aisle to “Feels Like Home by Martha Marlow. Played by the acoustic duo, Little Big Words.”

Hannah Dendy officiated the ceremony, the bride noting “We wanted to have a short but sweet ceremony so we had more time to have fun with our guests. We wrote our own vows, thinking it would be a more authentic expression of how we feel. We had three readings… Us Two by A.A. Milne, an excerpt from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman and Blessing of the Hands.”

Guests celebrated under a clear top marquee filled with fairy lights and hanging florals. “The inspiration behind our day was modern with lots of flowers. We wanted a relaxed feeling for our guests focusing on good food and wine we wanted to utilise the beautiful surroundings of Waverley Estate as much as possible opting for a clear marquee. Family and friends were a focus of our wedding and they loved feeling included.”

The couple’s family pitched in and helped- right down to painting the details white! Erin tells “Rob’s mother and sister made the 3 tiered chocolate semi naked cake, while my mum made the lemon tiramisu for dessert. My dad painted all the wire objects used on the day to maintain the white, modern theme of the wedding.”

Guests enjoyed a sit down dinner catered by Two Brothers Catering with wine from Rockford Wines and beer from Vale Brewing. “The food provided by Two Brothers Catering was incredible. We received such rave reviews and months later our friends are still talking about how delicious it was.”

Of their photographer, Erin and Rob remark “We chose Luke Simon, although it’s fair to say it was hardly even a choice. We met Luke in 2012 at another wedding that Rob was a groomsman in. We both felt like we were immediately friends and he was so relaxed and fun and put everyone at ease. The photos at the end were stunning and we kept running in to him every few months at more weddings where he always remembered us and was ready to crack a beer with us. When it was our turn to get married, it wasn’t even up for discussion, we were both so excited to ask Luke to capture our special day.”

The couple chose a classic with a modern cover for their first dance, the bride remembering “We danced to the song Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley as covered by Ingrid Michaelson.”

Truthfilms by Luke Simon Photography captured the film of the day. The film beautifully telling the story of the day – emotion and all.

Congratulations Erin and Rob! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to Luke Simon for sharing today’s celebration with us!

Photographer: Luke Simon / Cinematographer: Truthfilms by Luke Simon Photography / Wedding Planner: Dapper Events / Bride's Dress: One Day Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Nine West / Bride's Jewelry: Tiffany and Co / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Ivory Gown / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Robes: Ivy and Matilda / Groom's Attire: Tailors of Distinction / Groomsmen Attire: Tailors of Distinction / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Flowergirl Dress: Tutu du Monde / Flowergirl Shoes: Seed Heritage / Hairstylist: Yots Hair / Makeup Artist: Olivia Colombo Makeup Artist / Spraytan: Ocea Beauty Bar / Invitations: Lisamajdesigns / Flowers: Tash's Flowers / Venue: Waverley Estate / Ceremony Officiant: Hannah Dendy - Marriage Celebrant / Marquee: White Marquee / Lighting: Sash Events / Chair Rental: Sash Events / Ceremony Musicians: Little Big Words / Catering: Two Brothers Catering / Wine: Rockford Wines / Beer: Vale Brewing / Band: Baker Boys Band
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Vanessa & Rodney’s Intimate & Rustic Newrybar Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Vanessa & Rodney

When it comes to creating a relaxed and romantic vibe for their day, today’s couple have absolutely hit the mark. Vanessa and Rodney chose to keep their wedding simple and heartfelt, with a focus on their journey to be together, and their family and friends. If this isn’t the epitome of what a wedding should be about, we don’t know what is. The amazing team at Figtree Pictures were on hand to capture this intimate and rustic Newrybar wedding.

Vanessa laughs of their first meeting. “It was in a bathroom! We were set up to meet by family and friends at Rodney’s brother’s home!” And the rest, as the line goes, is history.

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The bride’s gorgeous, whimsical lace gown was found, quite by luck, at a Grace Loves Lace sample sale in Brisbane. “I had loved browsing many Instagram accounts, and in particular Grace Loves Lace, so when they advertised a sample dress sale, I went with a girlfriend and happened to find the very dress I was after, the “Inca” gown. It the whole process was pretty quick and rushed. but very successful!”

Vanessa’s stunningly soft-waved hair style was by Jess Faulkner, and her makeup was done by Jess from Foxs Lane Styling. Her opulent bouquet was created by Estelle from The French Petal, who also styled the florals for the ceremony and reception. “Our florist Estelle was a total pleasure to work with, and went above and beyond our requests to make the day beautiful,” the bride remembers, warmly.

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The groom chose a dapper suit in dark navy with black edging, and a smart black bow tie completing his look. “Rodney found a suit he loved from Politix,” Vanessa tells. “And his shoes were from Aquila – the lucky last pair in his size!”

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The bride walked down the aisle to a beautiful version of “Marry Me” by Train, sung by their good friend Anna Beaden.

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“We wanted an intimate, relaxed feeling for the ceremony that reflected our love for each other and our journey together,” the bride explains. “We read our own personal vows to each other, which also made mention of the journey we had been on to find each other.” Vanessa and Rodney’s immediate family were also involved in their ceremony, with the groom’s children singing a special piece and the bride’s small son dressing the part as the sweetest, little wedding attendant.

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The ceremony and reception were both held in the Harvest Old Cafe & Bakery in Newrybar, New South Wales. “It was a gorgeous and intimate setting – perfect for the romantic and rustic vibe we were after, and with the added charm of the still roaring bakery oven from the morning’s Sourdough Sunday session!” gushes the bride of their venue. “The food was outstanding! Just divine, and the customer service was impeccable.”

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“We wanted to ensure that we had time to just hang and mingle with our family and friends, and not rush through any of the usual proceedings. There were no speeches, and no cake. It was a simple, relaxed affair. Sharing such a gorgeous venue and delicious food with our loved ones and children was wonderful.”

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The couple chose Figtree Pictures tocapture their relaxed, intimate day, and, as always with these amazing photographers, the result is sublime. “Our photographers were Camilla and Emily from Figtree, and they were outstanding. Such gorgeous people to work with,” says Vanessa. “They were a complete pleasure, made us feel so relaxed and were so unobtrusive – you wouldn’t have known they were there, and yet they managed to get some beautiful shots in a relatively short space of time.”

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Congratulations Vanessa and Rodney on your stunning wedding. Thank you to the couple, and to Figtree Pictures for sharing their day with us.

Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography / Bride's Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bride's Shoes: Nine West / Bride's Jewelry: Mimco / Makeup Artist: Foxs Lane Styling / Hairstylist: Jess Faulkner / Groom's Attire: Politix / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Flowers & Floral Styling: The French Petal / Invitations & Stationery: Vista Print / Venue: Harvest Old Cafe & Bakery / Hire Items: Hampton Event Hire / Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Casey Wolverton / Ceremony Musicians: Emeline & Jordan Cassie / Ceremony Musicians: Anna Beaden / Catering: Harvest Old Cafe & Bakery / Groom's Ring: Men's Rings Online

Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas

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Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

The golden light of country days never fails to impress and the beautiful golden countryside bridal ideas in today’s styled shoot might just make any city bride turn her mind to country splendour.

The designers noting “It’s about the nature and the dresses with very little styling to truly showcase the designs. We wanted to keep it simple so that the brides to be could easily picture themselves recreating this for their very own wedding day.”

With a team of Michael Boyle PhotographyElla&ME Beauty , Flowers On The Mill and models Amy Crowe and  Claudia Norman, bridal gown designers   White Meadow wanted to show off their designs against the beautiful Australian countryside. Rolling green hills, sunburnt grasses and the scrub of the South Coast of Australia allowed the team to create a shoot that allows brides to see beyond tradition and create a look that suits their own personal style.

Bare feet, sunshine and beautiful blooms – excuse us while we escape the city!

Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

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Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

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Golden Countryside Bridal Ideas | Photos by Michael Boyle http://www.michaelboylephotography.com.au

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Photographer: Michael Boyle Photography / Bridal Gowns: White Meadow / Hairstylist: Ella&ME Beauty / Makeup Artist: Ella&ME Beauty / Flowers: Flowers On The Mill / Model: Amy Crowe / Model: Claudia Norman

Vendor of the Week – Cam Grove Photography

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Happy Monday Dotties! What a week we had last week! We are so looking forward to getting stuck into this forthcoming week and reminiscing about our fun party on Friday- more coming soon!

You might be newly engaged and so excited for the year ahead. This is such a special time, so take some time to enjoy your engagement, revel in the special feelings it brings and don’t be pushed into fixing wedding date or choosing  your dress now! Take a little time to breathe in and live in the moment. When it comes time to start planning, check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect vendor just for you. We have Food Trucks, we have Jewellery, we have Photobooth Hire and Styling and Hire – we even have Wedding Planners and Bridesmaids Gowns! Our fabulous vendors are eager to assist you to plan the wedding of your dreams.

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

Documenting stories in images on the best day of your life, is something Cam of Cam Grove Photography never ceases to enjoy. There is a sense of moments in time captured when no-one was aware, the emotions of the day telling a story that is timeless across generations, that will always bring joy and the memories flooding back whenever you look at the photographs. Now that is gold!

We asked Cam of Cam Grove Photography  five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

It’s complicated – Negroni after 5, Pinot after 7, Whiskey Sour after 10 (no, I don’t have a drinking problem…)

Your favourite weekend getaway?

The wilds of Tasmania; another world away in a few short hours!

Favourite restaurant?

Woodland House – they’ve taken Jacques Reymond’s old digs and somehow made it even better.

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

I’ll always choose sleep over breakfast on a Sunday morning, and even when I finally stumble out of bed it will just be coffee for breakfast.

Your favourite wedding story?

I recently shot an elopement along the Great Ocean Rd in the middle of Winter. Cailey and Zac had come all the way from Atlanta, Georgia just to get married on this magnificent stretch of coastline. But for a very short 5 minute ceremony, it was just the 3 of us wandering along completely deserted beaches and dunes for a few hours. It was everything you’d expect the Great Ocean Road to be in Winter – freezing, wind swept and constant rain. I found myself continually apologising about the weather. But it didn’t faze them a bit ; they just kept staring at the towering cliffs, the raging ocean and turning to each other and asking, “is this real?”. I loved how the moment was everything for them; the simplicity of the day allowed us to make time stand still long enough for them to enjoy the “now”. I think so many brides work themselves into a panic about the weather prior to the wedding, detracting from their experience of the day. Whether (no pun intended) it’s sunshine or hail, the weather is a huge personality on the day. Embrace it for all it is and focus on the moment; it won’t come again.

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