Gorgeous Wedding Invitations From Wedding Paper Divas

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


Paper lovers rejoice over the gorgeous wedding invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. From modern styling to something more traditional, Wedding Papers Divas curate beautiful designs with beautiful design elements- think metallic foils, letterpress, thermography and even laser  cutting.

Grouped by style, the Wedding Papers Divas invitations are completely customisable to your own day and style – choose print colours, fonts, trims- even the pattern on the back of your invitation is up to you. Add coordinating enclosure cards and rsvps, gift tags and place cards- even programs and menus.

“Vintage Scrolls” has all the delicacy and romance of times gone by, while “Enchanting Calligraphy” is a beautiful favourite for classic occasions. For something modern, try the watercolour inspired “Excellent Watermark, “Adorned Frame” with palms for a gorgeous tropical botanical design and for something different, “Opulent Lines” echoes the beauty of a cut crystal with bold foil stamping.

The Wedding Paper Divas team even offers up free sample kits full of gorgeous invitations, paper swatches, colour samples and envelope liners.

Pretty sample packs like these are such a fabulous idea when ordering stationery online!

Compensation for this post was provided by Wedding Paper Divas for Aisle Society. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Polka Dot Bride.

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Thurley “Empire” Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids


A showstopping metallic gown is the piece de resistance of the brand new Thurley “Empire” collection.  Inspired by “the women that defined themselves in ancient civilisations to become iconic leaders in male dominated societies” the collection is filled with bold lines exploring a juxtaposition of femininity vs. masculinity and balance.

Stunning metallics, golds and coppers headline the collection with accents of coffee and citrus zest, sitting beautifully alongside deep, emerald green. The classic pieces in black and white complementing the colour beautifully (and working as quite stunning bridal pieces).

The Thurley design team has worked on unexpected compositions for the “Empire” collection. Tulle, organza and scuba fabrics were bonded with the delicacy of laces, embroidery and silk, The pieces turning into something that is not only beautifully feminine but strong, bold and modern.

Cold shoulder silhouettes, bell sleeves and peplums added to the new season’s silhouettes but in unique ways – lurex yarns add glitter, sheer peplums evoke armour as they wrap beautifully around the body, and off the shoulder silhouettes contrasted with vintage style hemlines.

I am always so proud to be Australian when brands like Thurley shine so bright. Beautiful pieces designed with passion and love that aim to create a unique experience for their wearer, surprising them and showing off their beauty are a credit to the Australian industry.

Attire: Thurley / Photographer: Ren Pidgeon / Hairstylist: Mae Taylor / Makeup Artist: Mae Taylor / Model: Tessa Shanahan

Vendor of the Week – HiBrow EyeBrows

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! We are having a big week this week with a shoot and a bunch of work as we welcome Ms Fleur De Lys to the team!

The weeks are flying by and, let’s face it are busy, busy. Take some time out to relax, even if it is just having a coffee at the local cafe together – and take a deep breath! Take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and we’re sure you’ll find just the right vendors to plan your wedding vision. We have Transport, we have Styling & Hire, we have Food Trucks and Master of Ceremonies – we even have Menswear and Photography! We have so many lovely vendors ready to help you out.

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

The eyes, it is said, are the windows to your soul – so it follows that well groomed eyebrows will add the frame to your eyes. Jane of HiBrow EyeBrows is passionate about tending this special area of your face to ‘create a more balanced and symmetrical look bringing all your facial features into harmony’. She has all sorts of techniques ensuring that your eyebrows look as beautiful as the rest of your face on your wedding day – no more sparse, over plucked or unflattering shaped brows!

We asked Jane of HiBrow EyeBrows  five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite after five drink?

I am on a health binge at the moment so either soda water or a tea I make with liquorice & peppermint and goji berries and dried red dates – trust me it’s good.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere near the water, ocean or river I’m not fussy.

Favourite restaurant?

China Doll @ Woolloomooloo Wharf, hands down, there is nothing not to love about it.

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

We do a big brunch on Sunday, mushrooms, eggs, tomato, bacon – oh now I’m hungry!

Your favourite wedding story?

Not surprisingly my wedding is my favourite. It was one of the best days of my life. The military type organisation paid off and the day went without a hitch. When I think of that day I just think of the happiness and the joy of marrying the man I love and the joy of all the people there.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Contemplation

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Image by Oli Sansom Weddings