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Modern Elegance Wedding Invitations By Ruby And Willow

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods

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I love treats in my inbox and today’s comes from New Zealand stationery designer Kate at Ruby & Willow. Kate always has a keen eye for stylish design and her intricate detailing is always just the right amount to bring an invitation suite together with a beautiful style.

I love the winter feel to this suite- the pine trees along with the fresh (and cool) pale aqua blue give a sense of the occasion without any stuffiness.

I’m really drawn to peach lately and this combination with the burgundy, dusty pink and brown has such a vintage feel to it- but the typeface keeps it modern and traditional without losing it’s sense of style.

Photos by Ruby & Willow

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Geetha and Andrew

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings, Multicultural Weddings,

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Geetha and Andrew

A true feast for the eyes this Monday afternoon- what a way to kick off a beautiful week on Polka Dot Bride! Geetha and Andrew married in a traditional Hindu wedding in Sydney earlier this year and this wedding? Well there is a soft spot in my heart for the glorious beauty of Indian weddings and this one is no different! It’s full of rich colours and such beauty!

Geetha and Andrew met online! Andrew saw a photo of Geetha on a mutual friend’s Facebook account and the rest? Well as they say, is history!

Photos today are by gm photographics who capture the vibe of each wedding so beautifully – beautiful detail shots, vivid colours and a sense of what was important to the couple.

The planner who brought everything together was Manjit Gujaral of Manjit’s Total Event Management.

In lieu of bouquets, each bridesmaid carried a cone of petals which Geetha made. “We bought all the raw materials for the bridesmaids floral cones (which the florist put together and provided the beautiful flower petals for). We bought a really nice thick textured creamy-gold paper, which we then tied a thick gold ribbon around. They worked out really well, and looked great on the day.” The flowers were styled by Vesna Grasso floral designer.

Geetha’s three wedding outfits and jewellery were purchased from a designer boutique in Mumbai, India called Sheetal. The bridesmaids had their gowns purchased from another boutique in Mumbai. The girls were dressed by “Radha, the lady who dressed both myself, my mum and all my bridesmaids was unbelievable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs to get dolled up in Indian dress.” Geetha’s makeup was by Rani.

Geetha and Andrew were married at Curzon Hall. They split The Lady’s Pavilion into two rooms and used the smaller room (Sir Phillip Ballroom) for the ceremony, and the larger space (Sabrina’s View) for the reception.

Geetha and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle to a traditional Indian band playing traditional music.

Vesna Grasso floral designer set up the ceremony and reception decor. ” The crystal mandap (alter) that we got married under was just breath taking, and really suited the décor of the room that we got married in. There was a huge abundance of flowers in the ceremony which really lifted the room”.

The ceremony was a special memory of Geetha. ” The priest who conducted the Hindu ceremony  – he made ancient rituals relevant and interesting for not only the bride and groom, but everyone in the audience, whatever their cultural background.”

The wedding stationery was designed by Geetha’s friend Sarah Nguyen. “We designed the wedding invite with our friend Sarah around the idea of two Hindu deities – Radha and Krishna. She then went off and created a beautiful stylised image from our ideas. She also designed all the other wedding stationary, from the ceremony programs, to the thank you cards.”

Faye Cahill created a three tier cake of decadence in black, gold and red covered in red roses. The image on the second tier was a perfect replica of the drawing used throughout the couple’s wedding stationery  -and the tiers? Well – the bottom layer was hazelnut mocha cake, the second tier was banana caramel cake and the top tier was chocolate with white chocolate icing.

Geetha and Andrew danced a slow rumba to Ryan Adam’s  ‘My Love for You is Real’ before inviting all their gusts on the dance floor to celebrate the night away under twinkling crystal chandeliers.

Thank you to Geetha and Andrew for allowing us to share your wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! and to gm photographics for sharing today’s gorgeous photos!

Photos by gm photographics

Vendor Of The Week – Pixel Magix Studio

by | Blog News, Bride

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Good morning lovely Polka Dot Bridettes! We have a week FULL of treats and special things planned for you this week and don’t forget if you want to see something to contact us here!

First up this week, a chance to take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! We’re so thrilled with the vendors who are a part of our polka dot family- each of them love working with Polka Dot Bride readers- you’re creative, talented, love doing things in a personal way and love being you (Enough flattery for a Monday morning? Need a little less sugar with your morning coffee?)

This week’s vendor of the week is photographer Pixel Magix Studio Pixel Magix Studio always makes me think of this vivacious funky couple who aren’t afraid of letting their hair down! Aside from fun photo packages, Pixel Magix Studio offer a photobooth service (which is free of charge with wedding bookings) and the promise of an upbeat fun, unique experience.

Pixel Magix Studio are based in the south west of Western Australia but do travel! (Although if you miss out on viewing their red & blue studio, it’d be a shame!)

To learn a little more about Pixel Magix Studio we asked Kylie five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

I must be getting old, but a steaming hot coffee makes my knees go weak and wobbly with craving

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Any of the amazing resorts in Yaliingup and Margaret River in our South West would do just fine thanks very much

Favourite restaurant?

Tiny Italian traditional café in Subiaco that we never remember the name, but always the smiling service and incredible food

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

In an ideal world – ½ a grapefruit after my 5km run … back to reality – bacon and eggs with a couple of lattes and the Sunday paper

Your favourite wedding story?

Gorgeous professional couple who met at ballroom dancing and fell in love. Friends and family were so happy they travelled from interstate and overseas to attend the celebrations. Their bridal waltz was a surprise 20 minute performance they practiced for a year … and the guests were so enthralled and captivated you could hear the tears falling. During their emotional speech, they announced they were pregnant and the crowd completely erupted with jubilation. It still sends goosebumps down my spine.

Visit Pixel Magix Studio’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Pixel Magix Studio is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – She’s Got That Look In Her Eyes

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays

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I love this beautiful photo captured by Nancy Ray Photography of Meredith before she marries James (see more here and here).

Photo by Nancy Ray Photography

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