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Gabrielle and Bertrand – The Celebration

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


If there was a wedding that was the epitome of “English rose” I think Gabrielle and Bertrand’s celebration might be it. Gabrielle looks amazing in her charcoal gown, the soft pink hues of the flowers are divine!










Gabrielle and Bertrand held their reception at Sails On The Bay. Event planners A Lavish Affair helped style a lolly buffet with lollies in shades of black, pink and white with brown paper sweet bags by Poppies For Grace.



Papyrus Design created the stationery while the three tier wedding cake was made by Cakes Of Distinction.







Congratulations Gabrielle and Bertrand on your wedding! Thank you for allowing us to share your wedding day! Thank you also to Wildberry Photography for sending over today’s images!

Photography by Wildberry Photography.

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Gabrielle and Bertrand

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,



Gabrielle and Bertrand

How lucky are we to be in a country with such amazing photographers? Vanessa at Wildberry has been such a support to Polka Dot Bride since we started and her images? Well they always take my breath away!

Today’s wedding takes place in a beachside suburb of Melbourne – Elwood! But the wedding is anything but beachy. It’s dramatic, it’s decadent and completely beautiful! I had to put this post on our traditional “fashion Monday” because Gabrielle’s Mariana Hardwick gown is a complete stunner and while I have dreamed over it before (especially on my chocolate brown and grey inspiration board) it is even better seeing it on a real bride!

A Lavish Affair were the wedding planners and all photography today is by Wildberry Photography.



Paired with her Mariana Hardwick gown, Gabrielle carried a bouquet of pink peonies by Flowers Vasette.









Gabrielle and Bertrand were married at St George’s Anglican Church.



Check back this afternoon for more of today’s stunning wedding!

Photography by Wildberry Photography.

Vendor Of The Week – Princess Cherry Pie

by | Blog News, Bride


With most of Australia in the lovely state of “long weekend” today, it does seem a nice way to start a week off!

It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into the great businesses that support us!

Princess Cherry Pie

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This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Princess Cherry Pie.. Princess Cherry Pie is a brilliant makeup artist who recently relocated from Melbourne to Sydney! Princess Cherry Pie herself – Vanessa, recently got married and knows all about the tricks and tips a bride needs for her wedding day makeup! Vanessa also provides other beauty services – her eyelashes extensions are said to be a must have for summer holidays and her pre wedding pampering will help you slip into “relaxed bride” mode.

To get to know Vanessa a little better, we quizzed her five questions!

What is your favourite after five drink?

I love a good cocktail (so long as it’s sweet), but if in doubt, I’ll always have a Cosmo (Carrie Bradshaw would be proud!)

Favourite weekend getaway?

I love escaping with my hubby to the in-laws beach side home in Port Arlington (near Geelong, VIC) – it’s perfect in the winter, I love walking along the beach when it’s stormy!

Favourite restaurant?

Have so many favourites, but one of my most enjoyable dining experiences was the degustation menu (with matching wine) at ‘Coast’ at Cockle Bay.

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

If it’s someone’s wedding day, I’m lucky if I squeeze in a piece of Vegemite toast, but when I can take my time, I LOVE LOVE LOVE a cooked breakfast with eggs, avocado and thick crunchy toast (and a good coffee!)

Favourite wedding story?

Every wedding I’m involved in is really special, but I will always remember my first wedding client! It was such a perfect day, everything ran swimmingly and despite my nerves I think I did a great job. The bride and I are still really great friends!!!

Princess Cherry Pie is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You can check out the Princess Cherry Pie website here. You see more of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members by visiting our directory! You can also visit our Vendor of The Week at any time by clicking our “Vendor Of The Week” button in the right sidebar!


Snapshot Sunday – Le Marriage

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays



Marrying in Paris? Divine! Love the wedding of Genesis and Kevin via Intimate Weddings (see more here)

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography

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