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Kim and Eric- The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand


I think there is one photo where Kim isn’t smiling, in every other shot she has this smile that is so wide you just can’t help but smile along with her! The rich royal purple tones, the backdrop of graffiti and Kim’s over sized hair flower all add to that really funky vibe of the day.

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Eric says “Kim spent countless hours creating the girls bouquets and the boys buttons holes out of vintage buttons (also button holes for each of the parents) Kim’s bouquet and my buttonhole each had a little letter on (K on mine and an E on Kim’s) sewed onto one of the buttons”.

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Kim and Eric celebrated with their guests at Malt Bar in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

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Eric says of the button themed cake, “The cake was created by Mathew from Icing on the Cake. We had clear idea what we wanted and he seemed up for the challenge. ??Alongside the cake we had Little Lilac Lamingtons that a friend of ours, Marika, specially created in a shade of purple to match the theme”.

The tables were decorated with potted petunias (bought from Kings Plant Barn) which sat in brown boxes from Kikki K to match the purple and brown. Six purple hydrangeas initially hung on the ends of the black chairs hired for the ceremony and then were shifted to the reception and hung behind the bridal table.

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Kim and Eric tried a very hands on approach for their reception “The tables were named all different shades of purple, i.e violet, lilac, orchid etc.” Kim collected metres of vintage/retro patterned purple fabric to individually sew each guest a different patterned napkin.

Our favours were in brown coffee bags with hand stamped name tags that held a box of purple Nerds and a fake moustache…which were a hit!” Eric designed the menu layout which Kim hand stamped and put together.

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Kim and Eric hired ten crown-lynn swans (seen in this photo) to sit around the reception to mimic the designs on the invites.

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The couple and their guests spent the night on the dance floor with their funky sneakers, moustaches and plenty of laughter.

Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Kim and Eric! Congratulations! Thank you also to Deep Grey Wedding Photography for sharing the photographs today!

Photos by Deep Grey Wedding Photography.

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Kim and Eric

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand,


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Kim and Eric

Today’s wedding is the perfect way to end this week. It is full of the most infectious smiles, a tremendous amount of funk and touch of glamour and a lot of quirkiness (the wedding was themed around buttons!) Kim and Eric married in Auckland, New Zealand.

Photos today are by Deep Grey Wedding Photography

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Eric says “Kim’s dress came from Vinka Bridal in Auckland central – her dress was actually called “Kimberly” which she didn’t know until she actually had decided that was going to be the dress! She had two pairs of shoes for the day – purple high heel bow shoes and then purple high top sneakers for the reception as she broke her foot 7 weeks out from the wedding. Kim’s hairpiece was a brooch that she altered – bought from Vinka Bridal.”

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Eric designed every piece of stationery- from invitations to menus!

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Eric says “Our close friend owns two early ‘70s Falcons which delivered Kim and the girls to the ceremony and then provided gasps and laughs as we managed to do a burn out at every set of lights in central Auckland.”

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Kim and Eric were married in the Western Park on Ponsonby Road, Auckland. Kim walked down the aisle to “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam. Eric says “”The aisle was created by a sunken building sculpture and to continue that theme, the rings were held in a vintage ‘History of Architecture’ book that Kim (sadly) cut into and placed with grey ribbon.”

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Kim and Eric made the ceremony very much their own- especially with their music choices. Eric says “The signing music was 2 songs from the Little Big Planet soundtrack (PS3 game), the first – The Noveltones, Left Bank Two. The second, The Go! Team, Get it Together. And the walk out music was Feist, Mushaboom”

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Eric says “As the ceremony was outside we bought plastic bright coloured fans, purple and black to match the colour theme of the wedding and keep everyone cool. We also bottled Liptons Peach Ice Tea for directly after the ceremony. We bought polystyrene cups and made stickers for them which read “We are married – erikandkim – ohsixohtwotwentyten”.”

Check back this afternoon for Kim and Eric’s funky reception!

Photos by Deep Grey Wedding Photography

Friday News Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


The end of another week! We have a fantastic wedding coming up for you shortly, but I wanted to let you know a few things first!

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In our recent poll, having our “Vendor of The Week” introduced every Monday morning was your most preferred way to meet the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! So we’re going to prepare a fun way to do it and start introducing you to our fantastic vendors very soon!

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The winner of our Little Flamingo competition is Phuong! Congratulations Phuong! I will be in touch shortly! Brisbane brides- don’t forget you can still enter our Green & Bloom Flowers competition!

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The lovely Sarah Darcy of the Classic Bride blog has launched a shop filled with vintage treasures. CB Vintage stocks Sarah’s finds- from typewriters to cake toppers and milk glass, Sarah has some truly beautiful finds!

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Origami Bijou who are one of my favourite stores to visit for unusual jewelery pieces  have given u an exclusive discount code for Polka Dot Bride readers! Simply enter the coupon code polkadotbride between April 6th 2010 and May 9th 2010 to receive 15% off your order.

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If you happen to be a wedding vendor in the Washington, DC area, have you registered for The B List cocktail party on Friday, 16th of April?

The B List is an association of wedding bloggers from all around the world and most of the members will soon converge on Washington for the annual conference. The B List Conference is only open to wedding bloggers, but they’re holding a cocktail reception on Friday night to meet with wedding vendors. I love The B List and what it stands for and its a great chance for vendors to put names and faces to some of the best wedding bloggers in the USA. Register for the cocktail party here.

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Are you in Perth? The Wedding List Company have let me know they’re looking for a store manager for their Perth store. If you love homewares and weddings, this job might be just for you!

““If you’re passionate about beautiful home wares and the bridal industry then this is an amazing opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading bridal registries in a Store Management role!
The Wedding List Co’s truly beautiful store in Subiaco, Perth is overflowing with designer home wares and luxury gifts and is a bride’s dream come true when putting together a gift registry. For more information on the opportunity have a look at the attached link or contact Brioney Prier in the Sydney Head Office (02) 9698 4366 ext 202. For more information on Wedding List Co. visit

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Any news you have to share? Leave a comment and let me know!

Autumn Coloured Bridal Shoes

by | Accessories, Bride


Even though we’re in between seasons, I wanted to do another coloured shoe roundup to show you some of the gorgeous designs on offer! Autumn is an ‘ordinary’ time to look for beautifully coloured shoes in Australia- everything is black, black black! (which is another unique but elegant take on a bridal shoe) If you’re wanting more options, look at US sites or wait until Spring when the fresh colours come back in!

Many of these shoes are pinks and reds- something I’ve had a lot of requests for, the past few weeks!

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Row 1: Gazelle in Red Suede from Tony Bianco, Blue Suede Shoes from Shoes Of Prey, Vivian Westwood Dragon Bow Shoe in Yellow by Melissa

Row 2: Shelby in Purple Suede by Diana Ferrari, Rajani in Scarlett Satin by Tony Bianco, Miss Buckingham in Fucshia Silk from Peeptoe Shoes.

Row 3: Gerty in Red Satin from RMK Shoes, Kawai in Pink from Wittner Shoes, Razzy Peeptoe in Pink by Dani K Footwear

Row 4 : Miss Dixie in Nude Pink from Peeptoe Shoes, Crush in Red Silk from Sandler, Dee in Pink by Sanna Shoes

Are you wearing coloured bridal shoes? Where did you find them?

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