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Ellen and Simon

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

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Ellen and Simon

There is so much heartfelt beauty in today’s wedding. A wedding planner in the USA recently told me Australians have a very distinctive style when it comes to weddings. I think today’s wedding is a beautiful representation of that!

Ellen and Simon met while studying at the Australian National University, after dating for two and half year ,a  trip to Europe was the perfect occasion for a Paris proposal.

Ellen and Simon married on Ellen’s mother’s farm outside Berry in new South Wales. The farm was a special place for Ellen – it was where she was born and where she was raised.

The couple wanted a 1930’s feel to their wedding day with a contemporary edge. Many facets of the day were handmade (including the stationery, all made by Ellen).

Photos today are by Hanna Hosking of Hang Studio

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All of the floral arrangements were created by Deny Christian. Ellen wanted garden roses, not the glasshouse variety and Deny used old fashioned varieties including David Austin roses and Honey Dijon roses. Simon’s suit was bespoke by Joe Black. He wore a Declic white shirt and a tie from Aya Kawa. The groomsmen wore their own suits.

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Ellen who now owns her own couture design business Lissom Yarn ( lissom.yarn at gmail.com ) made her own wedding dress. She says “My dress was made in three layers; a bra and petticoat, a cream silk satin bias-cut slip and then a dusky-pink silk georgette over-dress that had pearl buttons, and a chartreuse silk grosgrain sash to give it some excitement.

I really didn’t want to have a white dress, but the luminosity and clarity of the colours was important as I still wanted to it be “radiant” and not a block colour. Also the vintage theme picked up all those pale dusky tones so it was appropriate that my dress was  in that range too. My flowers were a really important detail as the full-blown old fashioned varieties were so romantic and the yellow and purple colour scheme really set the dress off and made an impact.”

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Ellen accessorised her dress with an Antique Edwardian Chinese gold and jade bracelet she found at Broughton Antiques in Berry. She also wore art deco pearl earrings.

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Guests were ferried by private bus provided by Berry Buses from the nearby town of Berry to the wedding.

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Ellen says “The guests were asked to dress for an ‘Elegant Country Picnic”. They all did so well and we had wonderful hats, seamed stockings, boaters, suits and many exciting accessories which really made the whole party very beautiful.”

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Ellen’s bridesmaids wore beautiful gowns of their choosing- her maid of honour wore a dress from Charlie Brown, her second bridesmaid wore a tailor made gown with fabric from Tessuti Fabrics and Ellen’s third bridesmaid wore a gown borrowed from a friend.

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Ellen’s mother walked her down the “aisle” (or through the field!). The aisle was decorated with lanterns and pots of vintage purples, rusty brown and yellow pansies. These also marked the ceremony site.

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A family friend played the violin as Ellen walked to meet Simon.

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Ellen and Simon chose a spot in the forest on the property that was romantic and special to them for their ceremony.

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Check back this afternoon for Ellen and Simon’s beautiful outdoor wedding!

Photos by Hanna Hosking of Hang Studio

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Eco Vintage Style Story

by | Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration

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Kristy from Imbue Weddings is always coming up with beautiful table displays and styling ideas so when she asked if she could share her Style Story with Polka Dot Bride readers I was more than happy to share it with you!

Kristy is putting together a “Style Story” at the beginning of each season to showcase her talents and sharing key designs for her styling and hire catalogue of Imbue Weddings. The first one is called “Eco Vintage”. All pieces unless otherwise stated are from Imbue Weddings.

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Round tables & Tiffany chairs from All Occasions Party Hire.

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The stationery suite was created by Ruby & Scarlett

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The custom designed handmade headpiece was created by Casey Marek ( 0421 637 631) while the dress was the stylists own. A bouquet of white David Austin roses, white lisianthus snow berries, bouvardia and arabs eyes were tied with a ivory satin ribbon and an linen voile ribbon in an open french twist. The close was finished with a lace cuff and pearl headed pins.

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Photos by Imbue Weddings

Harlow Beautiful

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods

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In case it isn’t obvious, I really love polka dots. In fact, I also really love stationery (honestly even our Christmas cards had polka dots all over them!). So when a beautiful polka dot invitation lands in my inbox, I feel like I have to post it for the world to see. This pretty one is called Harlow by Ruby & Willow.

Isn’t she elegant? I love the navy, white and creamy yellow!

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Photos from Ruby & Willow

Alannah Rose Stationery Winner

by | Bride, Competitions

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It’s time to announce the winner of our Alannah Rose Stationery competition!

Due to circumstances, we have had to redraw today’s competition!

Our new winner is Rachel!

“My fiance and I have our first baby due in a few weeks time. This year for Valentines day he treated me to a pregnancy massage and a subscription to roadside assistance – so that way I never have to worry about locking the keys (or baby!) in the car and he knows I’ll be safe wherever I am. It made me feel so loved that he worries about me while we are apart.”

We will be in touch soon!

We still have two other competitions running for you to win (and so many more to come!)

Up until March 2nd, you can take the  2010 Polka Dot Bride Survey and can win a $200 Baci Gift Pack! and our our Paloma’s Nest competition is open until 5pm Australian EST today!

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