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Polka Dot Bridesmaid Dresses

by | Bride, Bridesmaids

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It’s no secret that I am a lover of polka dots – whether you go big bold and colourful, or sweet and tiny Swiss dots. They can add a touch of whimsy and fun to life and also to your wedding. For something a bit different, why not choose polka dot bridesmaid dresses?

If you’re dreaming of a black tie wedding with a classic sense of formality – choose tiny dots like Swiss or point d’esprit fabric in a neutral tone on tone fabric and a longer length gown. For a bright, bold and whimsical celebration bigger bolder dots are in order. Black on white with red shoes looks positively retro, while colourful dots add a touch of fun.

Here are eight of my favourite polka dot bridesmaid dresses for this season!

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1. Modcloth Ethereal Girl Dress 2. Alannah Hill Understated Glamour Dress 3. Jigsaw Spot Chiffon Dress 4. Almari Polka dot flared dress from House Of Fraser 5. Review Dotty About You Dress 6. Betsey Johnson Polka Dot Popover Dress 7. ASOS Bandeau Spot Print Midi Dress 8. Sportscraft Signature Polka Dot Flip Dress

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Hayley and Brad’s Modern Rustic Wedding

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

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Hayley & Brad

I love the feeling of Hayley and Brad’s wedding- it’s a modern rustic celebration The venue and decor reflective of the location but the tones of navy and coral such a fun, modern twist! The couple chose Nicole Cordeiro to capture their South Australian nuptials!

The newlyweds tell their (childhood!) love story. “We first met in kindergarten… we are actually standing next to each other in our kindy photo. But it wasn’t Brad’s Inspector Gadget t-shirt or Hayley’s self-cut diagonal fringe that brought us together, it wasn’t until after 5 years of friendship at high school that we finally started dating.”

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Hayley chose a Jean Fox gown Adelaide Bridal Centre. Her bridesmaids in navy dresses made by Dianne Roether.

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Jazz it Up performed during the ceremony and reception – a highlight for the newlyweds! Hayley choosing “This Years Love by David Grey” to walk down the aisle to, starting under a handmade metal arch made by her brother.

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Hayley and Brad chose Kingsbrook, Currency Creek for their wedding day. Hayley noting, “Kingsbrook Estate is the most gorgeous place to have a wedding. We had our ceremony in front of the temple and the reception in the marquee. The stunning, rustic style makes the perfect canvas for creating the wedding of your dreams. Staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was absolutely divine. It was the perfect place to celebrate our special day.”

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Hayley describes the day as, “The most perfect celebration to start the next chapter of our journey, shared with all the wonderful people in our lives.”

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Of their photographer, Hayley tells, “Our photographer Nicole Cordeiro was the perfect person to have on our wedding day. She has the most calming nature, which made us feel so relaxed. She is very modest and talented and her kind and caring personality made the bridal party feel extremely comfortable around her. Nicole is a professional, has a brilliant creative flare, and she discreetly captured all the most important moments of our day.

We couldn’t be happier with the stunning photographs we received and her attention to detail goes above and beyond what is expected. The special memories of our wedding will last forever thanks to Nicole’s amazing work.”

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Hayley notes, “We tried to do as much as we could ourselves… such as: invitations, table decorations, where we collected jars and wrapped twine around for flowers and candles, the bonbonniere gifts were home-made cookies by family and friends, we created our own ‘Find Your Seat’ door, and the place cards were personalized with individual names and the meaning of their names on a magnet which they could take home to keep. And also some fun, little, quirky activities.”

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Paper bags filled with handmade cookies hung at each guest’s chair. Bitter Sweet Patisserie made a two tier wedding cake adorned with coral blooms and brown twine.

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With a dance teacher as the bride, the dance floor was always going to be a highlight of the night, Hayley remembers, “We performed a pre-choreographed first dance to ‘Your Song’ by Ellie Golding. It was one of the most special moments of our day.”

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Hayley and Brad telln “The most exciting thing about our wedding was the surprise ‘fun dance’ which Hayley choreographed, performed by Hayley and Brad and the bridal party.”

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Congratulations Hayley and Brad! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Nicole Cordeiro for sharing today’s photographs!

Photographer: Nicole Cordeiro / Bride’s Dress: Jean Fox / Bridal Salon: Adelaide Bridal Centre / Bride’s Shoes: Zu Shoes / Groom’s Attire: Jenny and Gerry's Bridal Centre / Groomsmen Attire: Jenny and Gerry's Bridal Centre / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dianne Roether / Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West / Hairstylist: Vanilla Style Lounge 08 8356 3565 / Makeup Artist: Jasmine Parkes / Flowers & Decor: Jarrah Deans / Venue: Kingsbrook, Currency Creek / Ceremony Officiant: Kirrily Mitchell / Ceremony Musicians: Jazz it Up. Willy Metzer and Sarah Lloyde / Band: Jazz it Up / DJ: Mark Barbato / Cake Baker: Bitter Sweet Patisserie / Wedding Rings: Cara Jewellers

Jennifer Regan “Wilderbloom” Bridal Gown Collection

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“Wilderbloom” evokes thoughts of dreamy, ethereal wedding gowns with femininity and raw beauty and the new Spring Summer 2014 Jennifer Regan “Wilderbloom” Collection is just that.

With gowns beautifully crafted with floral pattern lace, soft illusion necklines, dreamy low backs and the designer’s signature soft drape skirt that skims the body seductively. Femininity is strong in this beautiful collection that just about suits any wedding location! A bias cut silk gown with a see through lace insert evokes thoughts of relaxed red carpet glamour (Raven), while an empire line gown is covered in floral lace and finished with a simple bow (Willow). The gowns, each with their own name are each unique and classically beautiful while staying true to Jennifer Regan’s classic sophisticated design.

The new collection is now available online and in store at the Jennifer Regan Newtown boutique.

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Vendor of the Week – DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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A brand new week, and a brand new bunch of inspiration with weddings, engagements and our Christmas rundown starting shortly. We excited to be starting the week off with a great vendor and continuing with inspiration, beautiful gowns and beautiful weddings. Hope your week is inspirational wherever you are!

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 Venues, we have Stationery and Paper Goods we have  Wedding Planners, we even have Bridal Gowns! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – they’re excited to share a cup of tea and help you plan  the best wedding day possible!

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

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A boutique style, wedding DJ & MC entertainment service is offered to you by Serge of DJ:Plus! Entertainment. Customised ideas for guest involvement, announcements and entertainment saves you from having to ask Uncle Roger to do the honours, and then there’s the music – he’s a disc jockey too – so you can rock your socks off until the wee hours. Now that’s the best fun!

We asked Serge of DJ:Plus! Entertainment five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
Generally red or white wine, but if I feel like indulging it may be a cognac or very good brandy.

Your favourite weekend getaway?
My favourite weekend getaway is also one of the places I love entertaining for weddings at, the Southern Highlands of NSW. Just a short drive from Sydney but a world away from the hustle & bustle of city life.

Favourite restaurant?
Quay Restaurant at Circular Quay – food, service, atmosphere and the view make for an unbeatable experience.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Same as most other mornings, a bowl of cereal with some fresh fruit and a good coffee.

Your favourite wedding story?
It is always about the couple for me, so there is no one individual favourite wedding story. Each couple is unique and I love custom crafting an entertainment experience which truly represents their love story , personalities and vision. I love seeing their happiness on the wedding day, the look in their eyes when they are exchanging vows, the smiles on their faces as they celebrate with family and friends and that indescribable warm fuzzy feeling whenever I am able to create a surprise magical moment. Each and every one of these things makes every wedding my favourite!

Visit DJ:Plus! Entertainment’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. DJ:Plus! Entertainment is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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