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Gwendolynne Summer 2011/12

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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It was such a treat to receive these images of the Gwendolynne Summer 2011/12 collection recently. I find Gwendolynne’s designs quite intriguing – there is a darker edge to them, but this sense that they have been carefully thought out with a mood of wearable art.

Gwendolynne is inspired by history.  She loves to search second hand stores for a treasure but is as equally inspired by her surroundings – flora and fauna along the Yarra River cited as her latest!

I love French lace so am thrilled to see a plethora of it in the latest collection. It’s crafted onto the gowns in beautiful hues – mochas, soft pinks and silvery blues. What I love most about Gwendolynne, apart from her use of spidery lace and amazing detailing is her daring-ness to pair black with the creamiest of ivories or a fine black lace over a simple very bridal silhouette.

Photos from Gwendolynne

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Vendor of the Week – Amanda May Papier Couture

by | Blog News, Bride

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Good morning Polka Dotties! I’m excited to catch up with the polka dot team this morning to debrief- it’s been a very heavy wedding weekend in the Polka Dot Bride world and I can’t wait to hear the details of this weekend’s celebrations!

First things first, before we launch into showcasing vendors, products and inspiring weddings , it’s time to shine the light on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members!

From bridal gown designers to stunning wedding venues to incredible stationers to talented hair & makeup artists and of course photographers! We have so many fantastic vendors for you to choose from and we’re adding more every week. Step right up, it’s spotlight time!

Today’s vendor of the week is a special double whammy kind of vendor! Not only does Amanda May Papier Couture create sweet wedding stationery (my pick is the paisley design) but she also creates a gorgeous range of bridal accessories – sweet hair flowers, belts and sweet adornments to personalise your wedding day look. So not only is Amanda a busy lady, but she’s also a very talented one! She has over seven years of design experience, a love of vintage design and art and a penchant for beautiful things. A winning combination don’t you think?

To learn more about Amanda May Papier Couture we asked Mandy five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?

I love anything sweet! I have a really big sweet tooth.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I love Melbourne! I also love the country so love to get away to Southern Highlands or South Coast .

Favourite restaurant?

Hmm that is a hard one! Our casual hang out would be Grind at Cronulla or for those very very special occasions I can’t go past Aria.

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

I love sharing a Sunday breakfast with my husband especially when he makes it!

Your favourite wedding story?

Apart from my own… how my best friend got engaged was so cute. Her Fiance planned to propose over a beautiful picnic at sunset but it was pouring with rain so he set up the picnic inside her house, super cute!

Visit Amanda May Papier Couture’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Amanda May Papier Couture is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Take The Veil

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays

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Photo by Darin Collinson Photography

 

Sal and Gus’ Berrima Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements

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Sal & Gus

Even though it’s heading towards Summer with plenty of warmer weather, I am a cold weather girl and I love the cosy feeling to today’s engagement shoot from Chase Kuhn.

Gus proposed to Sal at the Mt Tomah Botanical gardens. Sal tells the story. “Gus took me on one of his classic “spontaneous” adventures.  The day was a day of surprises.  Surprise one: Gus arranged for the Botanical Gardens to be reserved for us after closing hours. We walked through the gardens looking at different beautiful locations, finally arriving at his location of choice just before sunset.  Surprise two: Gus set up a picnic on a grassy terrace looking out over the blue mountains.  We enjoyed dinner and dessert.  Surprise three: Gus had me close my eyes while he set up a telescope.  The two of us enjoyed looking at things in the distance.  Surprise four: Gus told me that he had a special filter for looking at the sunset.  He took a moment and placed the filter on the telescope.  When I looked through the telescope the “filter” said “Marry Me Sal!”  As I took her eyes away from the telescope Gus was on one knee.  I said yes.

For their engagement shoot, the couple headed to Sal’s family farm in Berrima. Sal recalls “We really wanted to capture an average day on the farm.  In short, walking the paddocks and exploring the beautiful countryside.  We took a stroll for about 5km round trip laughing, running, looking at wildlife, and enjoying each other.”

Photographer: Chase Kuhn
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