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Kristi Bonnici Bridal Gowns “Anatomy Of The Spirit” Collection

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I’ve long been a fan of the bridal accessories from Sydney based Kristi Bonnici - from veils, brooches, hair pieces and cover ups, Kristi has executed every piece beautifully. (Check out her “Moments Of Trespass” Collection“Sometimes A Whisper Is Enough” Collection, 2013 Bowerbird Collection and her 2011 debut collection). So when I heard Kristi was branching out into bridal gowns I was excited to see the results.

“Anatomy Of The Spirit” is the title of Kristi Bonnici‘s debut bridal gown collection. Inspired by the quote “ I am, two of the most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your reality”, each gown, ready to wear and made to order is designed to represent the true spirit of the Kristi Bonnici brand. The gowns feature classic shapes with beautifully detailing – reflecting what Kristi is so talented at with her accessory collections. Lace trains, tulle godets, detachable beaded skirts are all able to be added on to gowns allowing ‘unique to you’ pieces.

Each gown is made (from patterns to fabric printing) in Australia, if not in Kristi’s own studio then within five kilometres of it- her belief in keeping it local and supporting local artisans was part of staying true to the brand.

“Anatomy Of The Spirit” along with coordinating accessories is available exclusively through the Kristi Bonnici website and showroom.

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Vendor of the Week – Be My Guest Invitations

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Happy April Dotties! This year is flying by at the speed of a rocket and I’d love it if it could slow down, just a little! I can’t quite keep up I must admit, is it the same for you?

Monday morning tradition at Polka Dot Bride is to showcase how incredible the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory are.  We have so many categories – from  Celebrants to help you actually tie the knot, Hair & Beauty to bring in that glamour factor, Cinematography to capture that first dance and the hilarious speeches and even Wedding Planners to pull it all together!be my guest wedding invitations Vendor of the Week Be My Guest Invitations

 

Stationery really sets the tone for your wedding day. From that first time the envelope is opened, to the thank you card written with gratitude.  Let me introduce you to our vendor of the week Be My Guest Invitations!

Designer Toni actually has a background in science but found her true passion lies in creating beautiful stationery for all kinds of events- including weddings! Toni creates invitations just for you, reflecting your day, your style and who you are.  Each experience is tailored to you to ensure your wedding stationery is as unique as you are.

We asked Toni from Be My Guest Invitations five questions in five minutes -

What is your favourite after five drink?

Dry martini with a twist!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Heading up to Rye, spending Saturday morning at the Red Hill Market, exploring the beautiful wineries and enjoying wine tastings at their cellar doors, and unwinding at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

Favourite restaurant?

Chin Chin – I don’t know how they do it, but their flavours are incredible.

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

Who can go past something eggy and delicious from one the many Melbourne cafes sporting sumptuous brunch options?

Your favourite wedding story?

I know a celebrant who described a very stubborn bride and groom, who wanted to be married outside, no matter what. While I can personally relate to this, since we had planned an outdoor ceremony for my own wedding, I was amazed to hear the lengths to which this couple went to prevent moving their ceremony inside in the face of dire weather predictions (i.e. the clouds were gathering and it was obvious it would start to rain). Suffice it to say, there was an indoor room at their venue that sported a surveillance camera. The footage showed the rain starting outside, and a completely deserted room. All at once, wedding guests were rushing inside with chairs, drenched with rain. Once everyone was seated, in walked the bride, completely dry, while her poor guests had caught the brunt of the storm.
As for my own wedding, my husband had to be convinced that the black storm clouds over the Yarra Valley were heading our way. It was lucky he was swayed, as our ceremony was accentuated with crashes of thunder. This was a December wedding mind you, so to all the couples out there planning an outdoor wedding at any time of year – you must have an indoor alternative!

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

Snapshot Sunday – Pure Joy

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Ellie and Wade’s Summer Afternoon Engagement Photos

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I love relaxed engagement shoots where the newly engaged couple are so much in love that it’s almost as if you’re getting a peek into their normal afternoon together. Ellie and Wade’s engagement shoot took place on a sunny Summer afternoon with Kimberley of Bird and Lion Photography and feels like we’re witness to the very beauty that exists between them and has pledged towards marriage.

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On Ellie, Wade tells, “I love Ellie because she brings out the best in me. She makes me laugh and smile and brings me up when I feel down. I love the way she smiles. Most of all I love her for her!”

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On Wade, Ellie says, “I love how Wade makes me laugh everyday. He’s caring, supportive and keeps me grounded. I love his eyes, his smile and everything else about him. He still gives me butterflies! ”

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Ellie, remembering the proposal tells, “It was 1st December 2013 and I had to work that Sunday morning. When I arrived home, I walked upstairs and Wade was standing in our room with a ring and asked me to marry him. I squealed with excitement and shock. We had talked about our future together and about getting married, but it was still a wonderful surprise when it happened. The ring is a perfect fit and is absolutely stunning. I love that our engagement was private and intimate. The way he asked me to marry him was simple and genuine, it was perfect!”

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“We are happy, laid back and very much in love so we wanted a photo shoot that reflected our personalities and the type of relationship we have. Bird + Lion capture amazing candid shots, which is what we love. In terms of location for our shoot – there is just something about the outdoors that we both enjoy, so we took advantage of the afternoon summer sun.”

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