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Top 3 Competition Reminder

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missoni gift pack top 3 by design Top 3 Competition Reminder

Another reminder to Aussie bride and groom’s to be to get your entries in to the Top 3 By Design competition! The Missoni gift pack, put together by Top 3 is worth AU$851.00

Top3 By Design is a great place to setup your online gift registry. They offer online, phone and internet ordering, free gift wrapping and free delivery Australia wide. Top 3 By Design also stock a large range of ever changing designer homewares including brands like Georg Jensen, Kartell, Eva Solo, Missoni and ebe.

Polka Dot Bride readers will recieve a $50 gift voucher after there have been five purchases off of their registry.

For more details on how to enter, check out the entry here

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Henri Josef Sample Sale Plus Designer Day

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Next weekend, Henri Josef is opening up it’s doors in a grand sample & seconds sale!

There’s up to  to 75% off. With all items marked to clear, until sold.

- Gorgeous bridal gowns from $350

- Bridesmaids dresses from $75

- Evening and formal gowns from $75

Sizes 8-14, limited larger sizes available.

The sale will be held from Thursday 9th July, 2009 until Saturday 11th July, 2009

The sale is located at the Henri Josef Showroom, 2nd Level, 87-89 Foveaux Street Surry Hills, NSW (5 Minute Walk From Central Station). The sale is open 8.30am- 3.30pm and you can call (02) 9211 1733 for more information.

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Newcastle brides have the chance to meet Henry Roth (a mere few days before Project Runway Australia Season Two premieres) and see the new Henri Josef range on July 4th from 10am to 3pm at The Bridal Co, 181 King St, Newcastle. Call (02) 4927 0408

Chelsea and Mark – The Celebration

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The couple and their guests wandered along the path to a boardwalk where they caught a ferry to their reception

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Traveling with their guests on the ferry to the reception was magical as the Brisbane city lights lit up.

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While their guests headed into the reception at Alchemy Restaurant, Chelsea and Mark had another surprise in store.

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Paper cranes became the overwhelming theme of the reception. From the minute they got engaged, Chelsea started folding 1001 paper cranes. The pair knew they would have an extended engagement (18 months) and Chelsea wanted to fold the cranes as a symbol of her patience and endurance to Mark. Once she’d finished the cranes, she started creating the other projects- invitations, favors, programs and more!

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Sakura entertained guests while they feasted and drank.

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Meanwhile Chelsea changed into her tea length wedding gown (also created by Leigh Buchanan (website coming soon), with matching headpiece (made by Chelsea).

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Upon rejoining their guests, Chelsea and Mark danced straight into a modern jive to into “I Love It” by Sneaky Sound System  (with a few ‘robot moves’ thrown in for good measure!!)

Months earlier, Chelsea and Mark had attended a Sneaky Sound System concert (one of their favourite bands) and won a back stage pass after asking the “best question” which was “ We are doing our bridal waltz to “I love it”- can you show us your moves?” The couples two very special friends (previous modern jive teachers from Brisbane and London) choreographed the routine for the couple.

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Chelsea’s grandfather sent a video message of congratulations.

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Paper cranes adorned every corner of the room.

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The cake- made by Chelsea!

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Chelsea and Mark set up their own photobooth with props for guests to take happy snaps

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Chelsea’s has this advice for brides to be “Connect yourself to the day…. make sure your fingerprints are all over it!!”

Thank you Chelsea and Mark for allowing me to share your beautiful wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! I wish you all the best for a beautiful life together!

Photos by Renee Brazel

Chelsea and Mark – The Ceremony

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We’re back with the second part of Chelsea and Mark’s big day! Now onto the business part- the ceremony!

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After her parents and bridesmaids before her, Chelsea walked down the aisle to “Case Of You” by Joni Mitchell performed by Soul To You.

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Chelsea’s grandfather was unable to be there on the wedding day, so Chelsea and Mark made special mention of him during the wedding ceremony. Her grandfather sent a video message of congratulations to the couple.

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The couple had many readings from loved ones, including this one from Chelsea’s godmother and her husband from The Velveteen Rabbit. The pair donned masks and read what Chelsea describes as “the most special piece about love, life romance and reality that rocked the audience and allowed everyone to ‘breathe in and breathe out’… it couldn’t have been planned but it couldn’t have been more perfect“.

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The couple read their vows off cards that matched their wedding stationery created by Chelsea.

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The couple wore rings from Australian jeweller Canturi

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While signing the register Soul To You played “Better Together” by Jack Johnson and for the recessional “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green.

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Chelsea and Mark chose their photographer Renee Brazel as they didn’t want any posed photos or to be separated from their guests.

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After champagne and mingling, the wedding party and their guests wandered along the path together to their next destination.

The reception of Chelsea and Mark is just beautiful so check back soon to see it!

Photos by Renee Brazel

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