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Mrs Press

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids


I am simply in love with the gorgeous new label that has been making waves the past little while. Mrs Press is a label by Clare Press, former features editor for Vogue Australia.Her range is full of beautiful creations with a distinct vintage feel to them. These pieces today? They’re perfect for bridesmaids or the bride that wants something a little different.

To me, Mrs Press has an elegant grace, to a time where I often drift to in my thoughts. There’s softly nipped dresses, layers of floaty tulle and silk,  sparkly boleros, and even vintage pieces – a reminder of yesteryear. The new collection is aptly name ““C’est Si Bon”” (which translates to “Is So Good”).

Each garment is made individually in Australia by a seamstress, with only 30-40 of each piece made. Mrs Press can custom make dresses in different colours or fabrics if a bride requests it!

Along with her SS11 collection, Mrs Press has also released a complementary range of sweet skincare called “The Dressing Table” with gorgeous packaging. They make perfect treats for bridesmaids and loved ones, or perhaps your own wedding day pampering in three scents  – Magnolia, Tea Rose and Warm Spice.

Photos via Mrs Press

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Vendor Of The Week – CL Weddings & Events

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning dear readers! I am so looking forward to this week! it’s a little bit of a funny one with Australia’s biggest race day tomorrow, so we have lots and lots of delicious photos coming up for you from amazing vendors all over the world!

Firstly though, as is Monday morning tradition, it’s time to showcase a vendor from Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! The support of our brilliant directory members means we can bring you daily content (and even weekly content on our specialty blogs!), not only that, but we think they’re fantastic at what they do! So be sure to tell them you found them on Polka Dot Bride to see that extra twinkle in their eye!

This week’s vendor of the week is wedding planner CL Weddings & Events. Based in Queensland, CL Weddings & Events has the perfect elegant beach-side style down to a T. Carly and her team offer a range of services from full coordination, eight week countdown assistance, venue searches, wedding day management and wedding design.

CL Weddings & Events also has a beautiful range of hire items (the vintage oak east Hamptons chair is always a favourite of mine!) giving you a massive range of options for putting your own special touch on your wedding day. They’ve also partnered with many of Queensland best suppliers- always a relief to know your vendors work well together!

To learn a little more about CL Weddings & Events,we asked Carly five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Depending on the day I’ve had and the workload still ahead of me – Gin and tonic with loads of fresh lime or a simple NZ Sauvignon Blanc.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

An old country cottage in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with a bunch of girlfriends, fresh food and plenty of wine.

Favourite restaurant?

I’m surrounded by some of QLD’s best restaurants but I have to say nothing beats my house when my partner Dan is home cooking. He’s one talented chef and loves to cook for his family.

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

Aside from ridiculous amounts of coffee…. Poached eggs, fresh Noosa Red tomatoes, cream cheese on baguette and lots of fresh parsley. Yum!

Your favourite wedding story?

Far too hard to answer! Each wedding has a story and something to love about it.

Visit CL Weddings & Event’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! CL Weddings & Events are a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Photos by Calli B Photography from the Eco Chic Wedding Shoot styled by CL Weddings & Events

Snapshot Sunday – We Could Be Happy

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I hope I look as happy as Nicole does with Tony (see more here) with Mr P, I know I feel it…

Photo by Rachel Thurston

Megan and Evan Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Megan and Evan

An Adelaide engagement shoot today from Ryan Polei, Megan and Evan are both dubstep DJs so wanted an urban look to their engagement photographs. This shoot screams Adelaide to me – the artsy culture, the wide open streets and that warm feeling.

Happy Saturday!

Photos by Ryan Polei

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