Photo by Christian Marc Photography
Rhiannon & Dan
I love a good engagement party. It has a sense of spontaneity about it, of fresh, new celebration and new beginnings and today’s relaxed garden engagement party captured by One Day Somewhere Photography. The couple chose to hire their photographer not only for their engagement party, but a mini engagement photo session in the middle.
Dan and Rhiannon note, “We didn’t necessarily chose a ‘style’ for our engagement shoot. We wanted our photos to be natural, candid, and to avoid the staged-type photos.”
Rhiannon and Dan tell how they met. “We first met at a friend’s fundraiser, where it was at the time flooding and Dan kindly gave Rhiannon a piggy back ride home to keep her dry and safe. At the time, we were living in different cities, but kept in regular contact. Eventually, we became united together and are living happily ever after!”
The proposal happened on a normal day, Rhiannon and Dan remembering, “Dan asked Rhiannon to marry him on her birthday. She came home from a regular day at work, was going about her afternoon as she usually would. As Rhiannon walked up the stairs singing one of her favourite songs to herself, came to the door and it was locked, which was a bit unusual. As she opened the door and walked around the corner, there was Dan, on one knee. Rhiannon immediately screamed “what are you doing!?” in shock and dropped all of her things. Dan then said “Will you?”, and she screamed “yes!!” ”
“There are too many funny relationship stories to name, most of which should probably not be made public. To name a few though: Dance offs, funny imitations of each other, exclusive sayings/quotes, ski lift accident, making sure one of us is the responsible one at an event (and to take the other one home), and the skydiving weekend.”
With Spring here, it’s time for flowering trees, trailing bouquets and plenty of beautiful colour and today’s inspiration shoot, titled “New Bloom” is just the ticket to get you in the spirit.
Combine that talented team with gowns and accessories from Suzanne Harward, Leah Da Gloria, Pamela Usanto, Viktoria Novak, Mimco, Valérie, Kitte Accroutremen, Edenborough Evans and Tony Bianco and well, aren’t we just ready for Spring weddings?
The pink blossom trees echo the beautiful shapes in the fabrics chosen on the wedding gowns. The jewels sparkle with Spring spirit and the bouquets with vibrant hues and trailing shapes encapsulate that botanical, flower filled feeling and warmth that Spring draws in. Softly toned makeup with beautifully natural inspired hair styles create a sweet and feminine look as our brides to be float among the petals.
It’s a bit of a happy end of the week here at Polka Dot HQ. Ms Chinoiserie is off to sunny weather with her crew for a few days, I’m off out to lunch and we’re ready for a weekend of lovely moments. It’s been a bit of a crazy week with a lot of work, but somehow we’re thriving on it!
Did you catch our blog posts from the week?
Addicted to cheese? Come and read our chat with the cheese experts What Would They Know? Laura Lown of Milk The Cow Licensed Fromagerie
We love looking at weddings from our favourite bloggers. This week it’s time for A Glass Of Bubbles With… Samantha From Dunne With Style
From the polka dot to the pale blue- a roundup of Blue Flower Girl Dresses
The stunning beauty of the JASONGRECH Spring Summer Collection 2015/16 launch
A nautical inspired celebration with Tamara and Tim’s Bilgola Beach Wedding
Something for the groom! Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015 – MR Designer Runway
Loving the swirls and curls in Reina Tuesday Type
When a photographer takes a road tip you know its going to be a stunner! Christine Lim takes us on a Honeymoon Road Trip – New Zealand
Sneaking a peek Behind the Door With…….Mariana Hardwick
Groom William shares his favourite memories from his wedding day in Inspired Memories
Winery wedding stories at Danielle and Dean’s Rustic Autumn Winery Wedding
Stunning gowns on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – Brisbane 2015
Looking forward to whipping up this cocktail Stoke Bar’s Violette Swizzle tonight!
The Langham Melbourne are holding a wedding showcase on the 5th of October 2015. RSVP for a gift bag and an evening full of the venue’s preferred wedding vendors, champagne and plenty of surprises. RSVP here.
Forte Catering & Events have launched their Wedding Inspiration Guide and they were lovely enough to ask us to contribute a word of advice! Pop on over here to download it (it’s completely free and packed full of information and advice!)
Have you entered our competition to Win A $500 Gift Voucher From Minted? It closes next week so get your entry in!
Our wedding film of the week comes from In A Maze Films. The story of Melissa and Grant is a beautiful one, and one that is captured so beautifully in this wedding film that is so very much theirs.