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Truvelle 2015 Bridal Collection

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The beautiful bridal brand Truvelle has released their 2015 collection with its romantic and ethereal touches. Rose gold sequin bodices, ombre dyed lace trains, sequin panels, keyhole backs with the finest of laces and beautiful bows. The gowns are feminine and beautiful while still creating a sense of modern style.

After three years spent building the Ellebay Bridal Boutique brand with her mother, designer Gaby Bayona started designing only a year ago. The Canadian made-to-order label  has been designed “for the unique, unconventional girl looking to add an effortless, modern touch to her special day”. Each gown is handmade in Canada – the ombre trains dip dyed using natural dyes, the fabrics sourced locally in Vancouver.

I for one can’t get enough of sequins, so of course the sequin gowns are my favourites. But the lace edged v neck bodices, the dip dyed hems? I love them and I can’t wait to see who chooses them to walk down the aisle!

Truvelle gowns are available to purchase via their website or through their Australian stockist Through The White Door.

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Friday Roundup

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Image by Lakshal Perera for Kara and Bart’s Destination Eco Beach Wedding

I’ve been researching holiday routes for our first (yay) family holiday coming up later in the year, and in doing so I’ve realised how much of my own country I haven’t seen. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a whole lot – but it’s a pretty darn big place, and I really hadn’t thought about how much it has to offer until I sat down recently and made a new resolution. See more of Australia. Explore it. Wonder in it’s amazing ability to be hot and dry in one place, and snowing and cold in another. Tropical to bone dry – I love the variety on offer. I’d love some recommendations! To keep you inspired today, here is this week’s Friday Roundup!

 

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

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1 Real  Bride Advice ~ Inspired Words – Cecily 2. 1950s Vintage Wedding In Perth

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? Ryan Fisher of Black Jacket Suiting 2. Brisbane’s Newest Waterfront Restaurant Opens in Grand Style

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This Week On Polka Dot Made Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1. Real Destination Wedding – Kara & Bart’s Eco Beach Wedding

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This week on Polka Dot Groom Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1. Groom Fashion Watch – Jack London Spring Summer 2014  – 2. Real Groom Style

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It’s sale season ladies! The uber-talented Lisa Gowing is celebrating 17 years of dressing beautiful brides with her biggest ever SALE For 2 days only on October 24th and 25th, by appointment at the LISA GOWING Flagship Showroom. Over 70 gowns on sale, with samples reduced  by 40% to 70% and ready to wear gowns reduced by 10% to 25%.

Styles include gowns from her recent LEGACY collection, her coveted THE GOLDEN AGE collection and classics from her CHANTILLY collection: Odette, Amber, Cordelia, Cara, Eliza, Isla, Lola, Penelope, Millicent, Gwendolyn, Cecile and many many more….. in a range of sizes from size 6 to 14. All accessory purchases during the sale will also be reduced from 10% to 50%! By appointment at the Lisa Gowing Flagship Showroom via email or  by calling 02 93276332

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The team at Bonita Couture need to make way for their new fabulous 2015 collection so it’s sale time! All gowns have been hand-crafted in their in-house atelier, with only the finest quality fabrics (French laces and Italian silks) used. Some gowns have been reduced to below cost-price just to make room!

It kicks off this Thursday, the 16th of October, with up to 70% off Bridal & Evening gowns, with discontinued styles, designs & floor samples all drastically reduced. The sale also includes debutant gowns & selected bridal accessories .Address: Bonita Couture, 480 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Victoria, so to book your appointment call 03 93806508

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Fab fashion alert! Leading bridal design house Pallas Couture are set to take on the world stage, debuting their 2015 ‘La Promesse’ Collection at globally renowned event New York Bridal Week this Saturday!Offering an exclusive collection of their couture gowns but made for a ready to wear market, the showcase will enable select prestigious retailers from both America and globally to acquire the brand for retail, allowing brides from around the world access to Pallas’ signature gowns for the very first time.

Congratulations to the wonderful team! To check out the full collection, head to their website!

 

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Vera Wang Sydney will be previewing the fall 2014 collection to Sydney brides at their trunk show from October 30- November 1st. Brides will have the chance to be the firs to see the gowns, flown over from NYC and not currently available in Sydney and will also receive a 10% discount and a complimentary veil on any gowns ordered during the trunk show.  Bookings are essential so call 02 8203 0903 or email sydney@verawang.com to make your appointment!

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Lisa and Paul’s Modern Country Wedding

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Lisa & Paul

Lisa and Paul stayed true to their roots – Paul a country boy, Lisa a city girl – and held a modern farm wedding at home, or as Lisa says a wedding of “city meets country”. They chose When Elephant Met Zebra  as their photographers to capture every moment of their wedding day.

The newlyweds tell the story of how they came to marry. “Paul walked up to Lisa at the Victory Hotel. Lisa said you are too young so please don’t bother. Paul then insisted on pulling out his ID to prove to Lisa that he was 33. It came out later that Paul had lied but Lisa had not actually read his date of birth to figure that out at the time.”

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The bridesmaids each wore black dresses from Myer with white orchid wrist corsages created by Tanya Liddell of Sassaffair Events

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Lisa chose a vintage Alexander McQueen gown for her wedding gown.

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Lisa and Paul married at home, using wedding planner Sassaffair Events to bring it all together. Lisa tells, “We decided to have the wedding at our home as it allowed us the flexibility not available at other venues. Styling definitely isn’t something that Paul and I specialize in so we hired Tanya from Sassaffair Events to theme our event and plan the wedding. Through consultation with her, we decided on a modern twist of a “rustic country” theme. Tanya used natural fibers throughout both the wedding and reception with the inclusion of straw bales and organic textures such as wood and hessian.”

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Lisa walked down the aisle to “Have a Little Faith in Me” – Joe Cocker.

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“Paul is a country boy from a small outback community in QLD so we wanted to remain true to his family heritage and have a country style wedding on our Brisbane acreage – seemed a fitting place! On a tight budget Tanya of Sassaffair Events was able to create a perfect atmosphere for us to marry. A floating ribbon backdrop with milk bottles holding flowers was ideal for us to marry in front of. Guests sat on cushions upon hay bales while they witnessed our ceremony and then moved in to a white marquee with long banquet tables styled in a chic meets country style.”  The couple chose Ketrina Coffey to perform their ceremony.

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The heat made it a little difficult for the groom’s ring to go on to his finger! It remains one of the funnier moments of the wedding day for Paul and Lisa.

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The reception was under a white marquee all styled by Sassaffair Events, where guests dined at long tables while seated on hay bales. Lisa tells “Fruit and flowers were heavily used in the reception’s decoration to create a welcoming country homestead atmosphere. Vintage lanterns and candles were also used in the reception space to create a scene of intimacy and romance.”

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The couple chose a wedding cake from Helen’s Designer Cakes which was designed to reflect their polar opposites.

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One of the newlyweds favourite memories was during the speeches, they tell, “Lisa’s brother who is not an overly emotional person made a speech telling Lisa how much he loved her and how much respect he has for Paul and was glad that they were married.”

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Of their first dance, Lisa remembers “Our first dance was to “Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labyrinth. Paul and I do not really dance so it was a gentle sway in each others arms. It was emotional and beautiful. ”

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Congratulations on your marriage Lisa and Paul! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to When Elephant Met Zebra and Sassaffair Events for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: When Elephant Met Zebra / Bride’s Dress: Vintage Alexander McQueen / Bridesmaid Dresses: Myer / Groom’s Attire: Purchased online / Groomsmen Attire: Purchased online / Flowers: Lynch Markets / Wedding Planner & Stylist: Tanya Liddell – Sassaffair Events / Makeup Artist: Make up 4 Brides / Venue: Paul and Lisa family home / Invitations & Stationery: Tanya Liddell – Sassaffair Events / Ceremony Officiant: Ketrina Coffey / Marquee Hire: Events in Tents / Catering: Spit Roast Catering / Bridesmaid Wrist Pieces: Tanya Liddell – Sassaffair Events / Wedding Rings: JWG Jewellers / Cake Baker: Helen's Designer Cakes

Suzie and Chris’ Romantic Summer Wedding

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

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Suzie & Chris

The romantic Summer wedding of Suzie and Chris has me so excited for Summer. Clear Summer days, bright Summer blooms and beautiful love stories in amongst it all. Angela Higgins was there to capture it all!

“Chris and I met on a night out with friends in Subiaco. I was with my girlfriend and Chris was with a bunch of mates celebrating a friend’s birthday. We decided we wanted to leave and go somewhere else however once we were outside that I decided (on a complete whim) that maybe we should stay for 1 more drink. As I was making my way back to the bar, Chris turned around and almost walked straight into me. So we really met by accidentally bumping into each other!”

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Suzie and Chris’ wedding kicked off with floral inspired stationery by Mitchell & Dent. The fresh bouquets in shades of pink, coral and purple created by Eufloria carried through the Summer colour palette.

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The bride wore a lace illusion gown from Mariana Hardwick with red lips as a bold touch by Milla Makeup, Her maids? Splendidly sweet in pink asymmetrical one shoulder gowns from Studio Collections.

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Suzie and Chris chose University of WA, Sunken Garden for their wedding ceremony, the bride noting, “Chris and I ultimately wanted a big party with all of our favourite people in the world there to celebrate. Our ceremony and reception location were fairly easily chosen – we wanted an outdoor wedding and a reception with a view! The sunken gardens at UWA was an obvious choice because it’s not only beautiful but we both went to University there so it has some sentimental meaning also.”

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Ann Lord performed the marriage ceremony.

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Of their photographer Suzie remarks, “What I loved about Angela is that her photographs just look so natural and beautiful. The use of light is just stunning – we wanted something quite classic for our wedding that would stand the test of time!”

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Suzie and Chris chose waterside restaurant Acqua Viva for their reception, noting, “We loved the simplicity of Acqua Viva and how close it is to the ceremony venue.”

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Just Cakes created a tower of chocolate cakes topped with fresh berries.

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Congratulations Suzie and Chris! Thank you for sharing the story of your day with us! Thank you also to Angela Higgins for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Angela Higgins / Bride’s Dress: Mariana Hardwick / Bridesmaid Dresses: Studio Collections / Hairstylist: Linda's Hair Couture 0401 747 511 / Makeup Artist: Milla Makeup / Flowers & Decor: Eufloria / Invitations & Stationery: Mitchell & Dent / Ceremony Venue: University of WA, Sunken Garden / Ceremony Officiant: Ann Lord / Reception Venue: Acqua Viva / Band: Dream Weddings / Cake Baker: Just Cakes
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