Happy Monday Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? What plans and exciting wedding tasks did you tick off your list?
Sunshine and warm balmy nights eating dinner outside are just two of the pleasures of late Spring. Taking advantage of the warm weather, late spring and early summer are beautiful times of the year to have a wedding, so take some time out to plan, while we highlight and show off the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. We have Jewellery, we have Cakes, we have Photobooth Hire, we even have Bridesmaid Gowns! We have so many lovely vendors who take pride in crafting the perfect wedding service for you.
Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!
Working with the best quality European silks and laces, Anne of Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings designs and makes gowns that have her trademark ‘simple, classical and elegant’ touch. This ‘less is more’ quality to her designs allows the beautiful quality of the materials she uses and the elegance of the designs to shine. Everything about the gown is well considered and thoroughly planned, and paired with accessories that Bertossi Brides also stocks, you need go nowhere else. And the bonus? The gowns are made in Australia.
We asked Anne of Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings five questions in five minutes:
What is your favourite after five drink?
I travel to Italy regularly for my laces and silks and I just love an “Aperol Spritz.” It is the perfect aperitif before your meal and so refreshing in the hot Queensland climate.
Your favourite weekend getaway?
My husband grew up on North Stradbroke Island so this is a very special place for us, we are lucky enough to have a holiday house there and try to get over for long walks on the beach with our dog and relaxing sunsets as much as we can.
It is important to me to support local businesses in Brisbane so I love to go out for a meal with my husband and teenage sons to ‘Colle Rosso’ in Red Hill. It is run by a lovely Italian family and we just love good Italian food.
What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
In general I eat a simple breakfast of coffee and toast but often on a Sunday we enjoy going to Paddington to the trendy cafes and I just love Eggs Benedict with Mushrooms on the side.
Your favourite wedding story?
I get very close to my brides during the 5 fittings they have with me at such an emotional, stressful time that comes with planning a wedding, they really do become part of our ‘Paddington Weddings’ family so it is hard to pick a favourite. However many years ago I made a gown for a very special bride who’s husband was terminally ill and unfortunately he died only 3 weeks after the wedding which was just so sad. 12 years on I was so happy that she came back in to see me and I made her another beautiful gown. I was over the moon that she had found love again and it taught me to appreciate how lucky we are to be with the ones we love.
Visit Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings’ page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory