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Laura and Mike

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,


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Laura & Mike

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I really wanted to share something lovely and green today as a special celebration of the day of Guinness, shamrocks and  potatoes! The wedding of Laura and Mike has a lovely green colour palette that worked perfectly for what I had in mind!

Mike and Laura have known each other throughout their childhood growing up in Spokane and visiting Hayden Lake during the summers. Even though they both grew up together, they didn’t start dating until they both met again while living in Seattle, where they started to date in 2006.

Photographs today are by Mastin Studio.

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Laura wore a gown from Mori Lee with gold shoes from Dyeables.

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Laura’s bridesmaids wore soft green gowns from Aria and carried bouquets of a single style of flower in white to tie into Laura’s bouquet of white Phalaenopsis orchids (created by Mike at Beau K Flowers) . Mike wore a grey suit from Banana Republic.

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Laura walked down the aisle to Canon in D.

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Laura and Mike held their wedding at Hayden Lake Country Club. Laura says “The venue was a place that was very special to both of us, having grown up spending our summers at Hayden Lake, it was naturally the perfect place for our wedding. The events of the day all took place on the lawn that overlooked the lake.”

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During the ceremony, Mike had surprised Laura with a wedding band that she was not expecting and the moment is caught perfectly by their photographer.

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To start off the celebrations, Laura and Mike used “Let Love Open My Door” by The Who as their recessional.

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After the ceremony, Laura and Mike snuck away for 25 minutes together to reflect on the importance of the day and enjoy each other’s company.

Photos by Mastin Studio.

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The Wedding Workshop

by | Bride, Competitions


Unfortunately, The Wedding Workshop has been postponed so I don’t get to share with you our exclusive discount code!

I can however announce that Leeanne was our winner and I will be in touch shortly to give you details of your substituted prize!

Stay tuned to Polka Dot Bride for details of the next Wedding Workshop!

Turtle Love Committee

by | Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Jewellery


My affection for Turtle Love Committee has been present for months. I’ve admired their rings, wished for their earrings and been inspired by their necklaces.

Turtle Love Committee was started by Adrianne Zahner. She worked at a Boston law firm and decided she wanted a unique engagement ring, when she couldn’t find one she started her own!

I love that the jewels on Turtle Love Committee works really hard to find small artisans creating unique pieces, they’re also focused on minimizing their environmental impact and focus on making sure the ring buying process is about the symbol of commitment couples make during marriage- not the cost or size of the ring.

The designs and the motive behind their concept are authentic and beautiful and something that inspires me.

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Photos from Turtle Love Committee

My One & Only Movie Ticket Giveaway

by | Bride, Competitions


 My One & Only Movie Ticket Giveaway

I have five double passes to give away to new flick “My One & Only” today!

My One & Only is  set in the 1950’s, is inspired by the incidents in the life of actor and Hollywood icon George Hamilton.  It’s directed by Richard Loncraine (director of My House in Umbria) and stars Renee Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Kevin Bacon, Eric McCormack & Chris Noth.

This breezy journey follows the refined and enchanting Ann Deveraux (Renee Zellweger), who packs up her life, including two teenage sons, buys a Cadillac convertible and embarks on a cross-country trip to get away from philandering, society bandleader Dan (Kevin Bacon.)

Ann’s goal: to find herself a new husband. Yet what this unconventional family discover is something altogether more wonderful.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this entry telling me the most unusual (but loved) quality of your one and only!

Entrants must be aged 18 or older. Entrants must be Australian residents. Competition closes 23rd of March, 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

This competition is now closed. Check out the winners here.

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