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Sarah Janks Bridal Couture – Glasshouse Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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The Glasshouse Collection from bridal designer Sarah Janks is almost ethereal with the use of sparkling lace, layers of gossamer tulle, delicate floral applique and fluted sleeves.

The layers of classic elegance are modernised with fun touches like white and green stripe ribbon belt, under-laid by silk slips which enhance the lace and intricate design work.

Drawing inspiration from the story of Victorian Orchid Hunters who brought the first orchids to London in 1818, the beauty of the bloom sending many on the search to discover the exotic blooms, battling disease, man eating tigers and hostile tribes. Out of this era, came one of the first couturiers, Charles Frederick Worth. His work in redefining the female shape, using beautiful fabrics to create stunningly simple but complimentary gowns has inspired Sarah with her latest collection.

She notes, “The glasshouse enshrines the orchid as a wonderful dress should enshrine a woman’s beauty. And, like the orchid, in fashion the best is always beautiful and strikingly simple.”

After her previous collections (the 2011 Tempus collection and her 2013 Keepsakes collection), it’s interesting to see Sarah Janks evolve into a brand that really reflects femininity. Sarah Janks gowns are available from her flagship boutique in Mosman, as well as selected boutiques through Europe and the USA.

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Vendor of the Week – Cakes2Kreate

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I am so ready to dive into this week. Mainly because it begins with cake, and cake is never a bad thing. They say a party without cake is just a meeting, so what then is a wedding blogger without cake? A thought to ponder this Monday morning!

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory kicks off our posts every single week. it’s a tradition we love because the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory  are not only amazing in their own right but they choose us – which helps us produce week after week of wedding content for you. Something we wake up every day thankful for. We love to do what we do!

So if you’re looking for a wedding vendor – from Entertainment to keep you dancing until 4am, Cakes to cut and devour, Stationery & Paper Goods to set the scene and invite your favourite people, Venues to celebrate a, and Photography to capture it all! We’re growing Ms Polka Dot’s Directory every day and would love for you to check it out and find an amazing vendor you love!

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I  must admit, while I always adored wedding cakes I wasn’t so much a fan of the sweet stuff but then I tried a modern day wedding cake. With ganache, butter-cream and the softest of sponges and I was hooked. So with that drool starting to form, I’d love to introduce you to our vendor of the week Cakes2Kreate!

Based in Melbourne under the creative eye of Lynette, Cakes2Kreate creates wedding cakes that not only look amazing but taste amazing! Working with Lynette you can dream as big as the stars -  from delicate sugar blooms, lace edging, ruffle tiers, ribbon – Lynette’s no stranger to challenging herself to make amazing and new designs and your cake will be home baked using the freshest ingredients. And then there’s the flavours, oh the flavours! Think signature chocolate mud, salted caramel delight, raspberry swirl – and that’s not even the cupcake flavors (which include butterscotch & almond, jaffa swirl and vanilla bean to name a few!)

To get to know a little more about Cakes2Kreate, we asked Lynette five questions in five minutes -

What is your favourite after five drink?

I recently went on holidays and indulged a bit too much (don’t we all), so at the moment its water, tea, coffee or diet cola!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere with the family especially when we book something spontaneously it makes it more exciting.

Favourite restaurant?

I have only eaten there once but it is still my favourite – Nobu at Crown.

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

It has taken me a while but I have now realised that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So now you will find me eating a hearty meal of eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.

Your favourite wedding story?

It would have to be when my little girl was a flower girl at our friends wedding. She was 3 at the time and looked like an angel walking down the isle. I was so proud of her it brought tears to my eyes and still does when ever I think about it.

Visit Cakes2Kreate’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Cakes2Kreate is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Fly Away

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Photo by Milque Photography

Jackie and Mark’s Montsalvat Engagement Photos

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Engagements

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Jackie and Mark

I always think it’s a special thing to take something historic – in this case incredible Montsalvat and use it as a backdrop for something new – the engagement of Jackie and Mark. The marrying of something old and new, the echoes of history and let’s be honest – just one stunning backdrop! Jackie and Mark chose photographer Bek Smith Photography for their engagement portraits which were captured on a beautiful June day.

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Jackie tells the tale of how she and Mark came to be. “Mark and I have now been together for four years. We met at Boutique in Prahran. As my friend and I were enjoying a glass of wine, Mark sat next to me and I felt an instant connection. His smile and warmth drew me closer and closer to him. From that moment on, I knew our love story began.”

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On what he loves about Jackie, Mark says, “I love her beautiful smile and gentleness to everyone she meets. I love how she cares for others and her joy for life.”

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“We are all about connection, honest moments and making each moment spent with one another magical and memorable. We both feel honoured and privileged to be part of each other’s lives.”

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Of their photographer, Jackie remarks “Our photographer Bek Smith is very creative and artistic. She takes beautiful photos of pretty things and genuine emotions. We love looking at photos that we can easily relive as we grow old together and look back at our natural smiles and love for one another. We chose this style of engagement shoot as we want to capture moments that we may not have noticed and have natural/artistic portraits. Our engagement shoot has created amazing golden moments which we will cherish forever.”

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On what she loves about Mark, Jackie tells, “I love how Mark is so sweet, makes the most of life and has a loving nature. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. I love how family means the world to him!”

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As expected, the proposal was utterly romantic and heartfelt. Jackie recalls, “Mark spontaneously planned a weakened away in Daylesford. After going out for breakfast on Saturday the 5th of October 2013, Mark suggested that we go for a walk to the Botanical Gardens. As we reached a beautiful spot at the Botanical gardens, Mark firstly gave me a letter. He typed a list of things that he loves about me. After I finished reading it, he got down to one knee and proposed. I excitedly said, “Yes”. It was a magical day filled with so much love and happiness. This moment will be cherished forever.”

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Photographer: Bek Smith Photography
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