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Vendor of the Week – Red Scooter

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Happy Monday Dotties! October, what a big month for weddings it is! It’s the time of year when we’re so excited to be diving into each and evry bit of wedding celebrations beause it’s Spring and people are happy and nuptials are happening and kitchen teas and pre wedding aprties are aplenty. Celebration is fun isn’t it?

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 Catering, we have Menswear, we even have Transport! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – the kind who get excited about your plans and share a glass of champagne with you while discussing them!

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

melbourne warehouse wedding venue Vendor of the Week Red Scooter

We’re always looking for unique and different venues and Melbourne’s Red Scooter is certainly different! This warehouse style space is located in Balaclava and has a huge number of different spaces to choose from for your wedding- or you can combine them all to hold 300 guests! The venue is a one stop shopping – serving up delicious food for guests (and even utilising their fun stations so guests can get a different taste of everything!) They can even do environmentally sustainable catering and kosher friendly!

Red Scooter has a number of setups that can really make a wedding unique – cross tables for an intimate number of guests, different ceremony setups, different rooms, different styling. It truly is as blank canvas ready to be made yours!

We asked Eamonn of Red Scooter five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Red Scooter signature frozen strawberry daiquiri .

Your favourite weekend getaway?

The snow during winter and boating during warmer months.

Favourite restaurant?

Ilona Staller on Carlisle Street. Beautiful menu and great friendly service.

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

Traditional egg & bacon breakfast always does the trick .

Your favourite wedding story?

We had a couple recently who had a few spare spots on their guest list so rather than inviting distant relatives who they never see or random Facebook friends, they decided to advertise on Gumtree for some wedding crashers. They received an overwhelming number of responses and even gained the attention of several TV and radio stations. The requirements of wedding crashers was no vegans, most enjoy a drink and be prepared for a dance with grandma. The many responses were narrowed down to four guests and everyone had a great time!

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

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Snapshot Sunday – Euphoria

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Nicola and Brett’s Romantic Garden Engagement Photos

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Nicola & Brett

The beauty of the botanic gardens always makes for such a wonderful engagement photo backdrop and the shoot of Nicola and Brett from photographer Anne Brandt Photography makes use of the stunning backdrops that Mother Nature provides all the while telling the story of the newly engaged lovers.

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On how they met, Brett & Nicola remember, “Brett and Nicola met in 2002 at their school athletic sports day, Brett was in year 11 and Nicola was in year 9. Just before Nicola ran the 800m event by chance Brett and her were introduced to each other by friends. It didn’t take long for them to discover that they shared a lot in common and would like to see each other again.”

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On what he loves about his future wife, Brett remarks, “I love Nicola’s kind and caring nature. Her intuitive and understanding – particularly when it comes to supporting Brett’s sporting endeavours, his friendships and his solo trips overseas when he has annual leave to expend. I also love Nicola’s cooking and her mutual love of cricket.”

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On what she loves about Brett, Nicola notes, “I love Brett’s kind and genuine nature, his open mindedness and his patience. I admire the way Brett can read me like a book – which is a mixed blessing at times, and I love his quick wit. I also loves his smile.”

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The proposal story goes a little something like this .”Brett proposed on the 31st August, 2013. The day began with a delightful breakfast at the Studley Park Boathouse, overlooking the Yarra River and parkland. Following breakfast they hired a wooden rowboat and made their way slowly downstream in the mid morning sunshine.

Just before docking the boat, Brett mentioned that he needed to go to the car by himself. Nicola’s suspicions were slightly aroused. She hoped he might have been looking to retrieve an important piece of jewellery, however no such gift was presented upon his return. Brett then asked Nicola how she would like to spend the remainder of the day. Nicola suggested washing her car, which Brett vetoed, and driving to either the Yarra Valley or St Kilda Beach. He therefore drove the car in the direction of the beach, however knowing Nicola’s fondness for a certain Heritage-listed residence nearby, drove via South Yarra. When they approached the vast light grey fence, predictably, Nicola exclaimed “Oh I love Como House! Can we stop here?” This was where Brett had intended to propose, however he very cleverly led Nicola to believe their adventure was her idea.

Therefore, when Brett led Nicola across the lush, green lawn to a little bench seat by the vegetable garden, descended to one knee and asked her if she would do him the honour of marrying him, Nicola was taken by complete surprise. In fact she was rendered speechless for quite some time. When Brett repeated his questions, Nicola accepted his proposal with much happiness. Brett decided finally after 10 years that it was time to make things official.”

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Beautiful Chuppah Ideas from Chuppahs Of Melbourne

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I love the different cultures that come out to play when a wedding ceremony is conducted and one of my favourites is the history and tradition of a chuppah. Chuppahs of Melbourne is a company I recently stumbled across who have a beautifully modern take on this tradition, creating pieces that are as home on the beach as they are in a garden or hall.

Chuppahs, for those of us who don’t have the beautiful tradition in our own lives represent the “home” a couple will build together, in a Jewish wedding ceremony. The sides are kept open just as Abraham’s own tent was kept open as a sign of hospitality, the ceiling covered to represent the power of God over the covenant of marriage.

Owner Tahli has designed a range of chuppahs that are modern and flexible (and she will even work with you to custom design one!). The designs are able to hold everything from lit candles to beautiful floral arrangements. Design “Tree of Life” features silver birch branches and a sheer white top while “Woven Souls” features a white chiffon woven ceiling  side draping. My favourite, for something modern and slightly industrially style is “Lavan on Lavan” which allows couples to fill the stands with fresh blooms.

Chuppahs of Melbourne can even work with you to provide the extras – like the Ketubbot, mezzuzah and Mazel Tov bags for glass smashing and soon? Well the chuppahs won’t be the only thing Tahli offers. Keep your eye on this savvy lady as she introduces a wide variety of ceremony structures (including wedding arches and backdrops) and complete styling!

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