Thi and James’ Relaxed Queensland Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Thi and James

I did a double take as I was working through the images of Thi and James’ wedding. Surely it must be in Bali? Or a tropical Island? Nope, this beautiful wedding took place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, but could easily be mistaken for a far flung destination with it’s relaxed beauty.

Thi tells the story. “James and I met in Sydney during my two week visit/holiday from London where I had been living and working for 6 years.  Luckily, my trip was extended as I was grounded due to the Icelandic volcanic ash, which allowed Jamie and I to spend another week together.  That extra week was crucial as we knew there was something quite special between us by the time I had to board the plane. ”

Photos today are by Hannah Millerick Photography who has captured the relaxed, summery feel of today’s wedding!

Thi wore a Jenny Packham wedding gown.

Thi and James were married at Spirit House, Yandina.

Thi recalls, “Special moment of wedding day was as soon as we were announced as husband and wife, my younger sister who has down syndrome jumped off her seat to give us both a hug.  It was very sweet of her and brought much laughter and cheer in the crowd.”

Of their photographer, Thi says “It was a pleasure working with Hannah Millerick. She was easy-going, understanding of moments I couldn’t “hide the crazy” tiredness. She got along well with people and was generally fantastic to work with. ”

The reception was held at a private family home in Mons.

Thi says, ” We had lots of overseas guests and interstate guests who flew in from afar to make the day even more special. ” The flowers, styling, setup and catering was all taken care of by First Class Function.

The couple chose a lamington wedding cake for guests to enjoy.

Congratulations Thi and Mark! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Hannah Millerick Photography for sharing today’s photographs!

Photographer: Hannah Millerick / Styling/Hire: First Class Functions / Bride's Dress: Jenny Packham / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom's Attire: Max Hence / Groomsmen Attire: Max Hence / Hairstylist: Universal Hair / Makeup Artist: Bride / Flowers & Decor: First Class Functions / Ceremony Venue: Spirit House, Yandina / Ceremony Officiant: Narelle Jackson Amour Ceremonies / Reception Venue: Private Home / Ceremony Musicians: Lisa Hunt / Band: Jack McDonald / Catering: First Class Functions / Wedding Cake: First Class Functions
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Spring Bridesmaid Gowns

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


When it comes to the newest in store collections from Australian designers, Spring has well and truly sprung and with it, brought some beautiful options for Spring bridesmaids! Floral patterns, rich raspberry reds and soft, feminine pinks. Such a beautiful look for garden, spring time weddings!

1. Alannah Hill “My Love Shock! Frock” Gown 2. Review “Leah” Dress 3. Review “Audrina” Dress 4. Jigsaw Floral Sleeveless Dress 5. Alannah Hill My beautiful life clip 6. Forever New “J’Adore” Soft Maxi 7. Review “Looby” Dress 8. Forever New “Gracie” Dress 9. Fleur Wood “Violet Town” Dress 10. Alannah Hill “Spread My Wings” Dress

I particularly love floral patterns on bridesmaid gowns, there is something so garden party about them and they look so fresh and fun!

Photo by Lisa Devlin via Ruffled

Photo by Nic Duncan from Anna and Danion

Photo by Lee Robbins via Bridal Musings

Photo by Samm Blake via Once Wed

Vendor of the Week – Lavande Designs

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning! Did you have a lovely weekend? It’s been a big few weeks of developments at Polka Dotty land and I’m looking forward to getting this week underway!

Before we get started into a jam packed week of inspiration, let’s take a peek at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Please take a moment and check out our awesome directory members. We have amazing Bridal Gown Designers, Gift Registries, Photographers, Favors & Decor Accessories & Cakes, just to name a few of the many suppliers who make up the pages of our wedding directory!

There is nothing quite like a brilliant florist and today I’m excited to introduce you to directory member Lavande Designs. Owner Rachel created bouquets of blooms in NYC before heading to Sydney to continue her craft. With a love of chic, sophisticated arrangements, Rachel loves bringing an element of modernity to her designs and oh, her use of colour? Beautiful!

We asked Rachel from Lavande Designs five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

A cosmopolitan… preferably in down town New York

Your favourite weekend getaway?

To family in the country.

Favourite restaurant?

China Doll at Woolloomooloo Wharf

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

Italian eggs at Bacino Bar in Kirribilli

Your favourite wedding story?

A close friend was married in Tuscany a few years ago and asked me to design her bouquets. After realising the flower van in the local village set their own opening hours, we decided to use our creativity and initiative –  by using figs from the tree they were to be married under, wild pink sweet pea with beautiful tendrils from the side of the road, green olives growing in a nearby grove, rosemary and fragrant lavender. The combination could not have been more perfect and fitting.

Visit Lavande Designs’ page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Lavande Designs is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Hold Me Tight

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Chanelle Leslie