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George Wu “Wulfila’s Message” 2015 Bridal Collection

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The George Wu “Wulfila’s Message” 2015 Bridal Collection with its incredible lace detailing, opulent fabrics, finely tailored bodices and skirts and dreamy silhouettes is enough to take your breath away.

The collection, draws inspiration from Pagan philosophy of recognising the divine in the natural world and the power of women as goddesses. The collection has a juxtaposition between the magic of nature, the garments combining rustic, organic lace with delicate, romantic silhouettes and fabrics.

What I love about this collection is its incredibly beautiful fabric combinations on almost ethereal style silhouettes. The tones of  of ivory, nude and neutral blend seamlessly into one another. Beautiful flower appliques placed over naturally hued long sleeve gowns, netted style sleeves peaking out from softly draped v necklines. Each piece hand crafted using couture techniques. These are gowns that look as beautiful and wistful in a beach wedding setting as they would at a formal black tie occasion – the sophistication is evident.

The collection is available by appointment at George Wu’s Brisbane studio.

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Vendor of the Week – Julia’s Celebrancy Services

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Happy Monday Dotties! A busy week is ahead for me and I am not sure I know which way is up – how is your week looking?

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 Specialised Services, we have Menswear we have  Cinematographers, we even have Hair & Beauty! 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!

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant

Julia of Julia’s Celebrancy Services  just loves a good wedding. In fact she loves lots of weddings – which is probably the reason she is a wedding celebrant. Being involved in one of life’s most exciting moments and celebrating love is what Julia loves the most – and being able to sample the odd piece of wedding cake or two is a bonus! Some vendors just make you smile and Julia is one of them (her Youtube channel? Definitely one of my favourites!)

We asked Julia of Julia’s Celebrancy Services five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

This would have to be a big fruity red wine Sangria!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Hmmm anywhere near a lovely winery…. The Yarra Valley or somewhere near Red Hill, these places make me happy.

Favourite restaurant?

Will a cafe do? I love Kofi Beans in Croydon. Amazing food, super healthy and great wine.

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

Baked beans on toast and a big mug of ‘Monk Pear’ tea :-)

Your favourite wedding story?

This would have to be my very first wedding! We were under a big lovely tree down by the Yarra River in Warrandyte and when the bride arrived, she walked straight down the aisle, ran up to her man and they both started kissing with their arms all wrapped around each other. I was too embarrassed to interrupt them and it felt like an eternity until finally a relative in the crowd yelled out ‘Come on guys, we’ve got a wedding to get on with! !!’ Everyone laughed, the couple pried themselves a part from each other and I then started the ceremony!

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

Snapshot Sunday – We Laugh Indoors

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays

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Photo by Isa Photography

Amy & Ed’s Urban One Year Anniversary Photos

by | Bride, Engagements

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Amy & Ed

So what happens after the wedding? When the glitz and glam of a big celebration has worn off? Hopefully love continues, hopefully it gets stronger and even more beautiful. This urban one year anniversary shoot of Amy & Ed celebrates just that- one year of marriage, of a new chapter in a love story, a nod to the traditional first anniversary gift of paper (captured by Sophie Timothy).

Amy and Ed tell the story of how they met. “We studied together at uni and were friends for a number of years before dating. We had quite a few history units together and then we started going out for coffee after class, I guess it went from there!”

 

Of their wedding, Amy remembers, “Our wedding was a late lunch picnic in a vineyard just over the river from where I grew up, in a small town in Tassie. We had the whole wedding there – we were determined to have a really relaxing day for both us and our guests! We had some lawn games like croquet and bocce and people grabbed a basket and rug to share.”

 

“It was really special for us because basically every part of our day was done by us or family, from the cakes made by Ed’s dad, the flowers Ed’s mum, beer brewed by my brother in law (check out kick snare brewery!) succulents grown by my brother in law and re-potted into teacups bought from opp shops by myself, my mum and my sister. My dad even chopped down a tree to make chopping boards for each of the baskets! It was really special to us to see how different elements of the day reflected different people in our lives.”

 

 

Of the shoot, Amy notes, “We chose to have this shoot because after living in Melbourne the last two years we moved back to Tassie for work. We both really loved Melbourne and although Tassie will always be home, we’ll miss Melbourne dearly. So we wanted to have something to remember our time there. We picked out a few special places to us and just wandered around for the rest in our favorite suburb. Whenever we look at them, we have strong memories tied to them.”

 

Amy tells, “We love that we can share each other’s likes and passions and grow through new experiences. When we started dating, I loved wine but Ed not so much. But we drank wine together often and he has grown to really appreciate and love it too! And I had never watched sport before dating Ed, but now I will choose to watch the cricket occasionally, and I think I could just about tell you the name of every starting quarterback in the NFL. Just don’t ask me to explain the game.”

Photographer: Sophie Timothy
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