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Creative Colour – Magenta

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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An intense hue – not quite pink yet not quite violet. For those who like a dramatic, eye popping scheme.

Combine with ivory, deep purple and violet blue

– With bright orange, hot pink, dark lime green and touches of egg yolk yellow

– With pale grey, violet and white

– With pewter grey, navy and ivory

– With sage green and ivory

– With shades of white and touches of black

– With periwinkle blue, silver and white

– With ruby, deep burgundy and dark navy

– With aqua, ivory, mid pink and touches of spring green

– Fern fronds, ivy, lotus pods, orchids, lilac or magenta roses, larkspur, delphiniums, purple hydrangeas, dramatic white blooms, privet berries, African violets in tiny pots, burgundy foliage

– Choose a dramatic fabric such as a check, floral or toile for table linen in one of your other colours on a white background and pipe in magenta. Add napkins or placemats in magenta, or magenta covered buttons or ribbons holding up folds of an overcloth

– Mercury glass balls, mirrors or containers. Glass covered tabletops

– Think the vibrant hues of saris and the touches used in Indian weddings

– Brass, silver, black wrought iron, pewter

– Beach weddings using the aqua or bright orange colour scheme. Magenta table cloths, patterned runners, coloured crockery and candles, cane chairs, palm fronds, hibiscus, orchids – a riot of colour on white sand

– Pewter grey chairs, magenta linen edged in grey beads, navy napkins and crockery, brushed stainless steel cutler, muted silver or pewter candlesticks, navy candles, dull pewter or zinc floral containers filled with magenta and purple orchids and green peppercorn berries, magenta favour boxes tied with pewter and navy ribbon

– Brightly coloured and patterned Portuguese, Spanish or Moroccan tableware

– Clusters of beaded strands or small lights hung from the ceiling to mimic the feel of chandeliers

– Jewellery could be cloisonné, turquoise, marquasite, diamonds, silver

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Dress from Lazaro via Brides, Magenta shoes from Faith, bouquet from Boutwell Studio via Wedding Channel, hair flower by Bower Bird Inc on Etsy,

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Ulick & Brooke

by | Bride, Competitions, Engagements, Videography


I’m really excited today because I get to share with you the result of one of the competitions we ran last year (if you’re a Polka Dot Bride competition winner, we always love hearing how you enjoyed your prize!)

In September last year, Highlight Films gave one lucky couple a “Love Shoot” through a competition on Polka Dot Bride. A story of the couple’s relationship, the video is shot pre wedding and allows the couple to show the essence of their relationship. Our winners were Brooke and her fiance Ulick who had a love of scooters.

The resulting video is gorgeous and of course, features the hobby that brought them together!

Ulick&brooke_a Scooter story from allen mechen on Vimeo.

Real Weddings Sneak Peek #7

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


It’s been a day full of anticipation about the Real Weddings Magazine..and then this landed..from their “maternity ward”!

“…The birth of our beautiful new baby is taking longer than we expected!

We know there are lots of proud aunties and uncles-to-be in the waiting room, so we wanted to send you an update!

Enjoy this sneak peek of our bundle of joy!”

RWTV Tip of the Day – Special Wines for your Bridal Table from Real Weddings on Vimeo.

Peeptoe Shoes Bridal Collection

by | Accessories, Bride


Australian brand Peeptoe Shoes have recently launched their range of bridal shoes. With the signature sky high Peeptoe heels, the designs have fun names like “Mrs. Honeymoon”, “Mrs Bouquet” and “Mrs Kiss” and come in satins and leathers adorned with bows, crystals, piping and lace.

I love the classic styles and think for a tottering bride- these would be a lovely choice! Some of the designs are available with the signature Peeptoe purple sole and everyone knows I love an unexpected splash of colour!

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Photos by Peeptoe Shoes

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