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Dreamy Wedding Gowns From Claire La Faye

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Oh Etsy, you always bring the most amazing designers out of the woodwork! Today’s designer profile, comes out of Portland (she ships internationally!) and showcases the work of designer Claire La Faye. Claire started in NYC out converting tee’s into one of a kind red carpet pieces. She started designing for brides in 2010 and hasn’t looked back!

Claire wanted to design with a non traditional approach and I think she nails it – with whimsical details and soft, ethereal fabrics like china silks and silk chiffon. Each garment has it’s own special name too -“Queen For A Day” , “Some Kind Of Wonderful” , “It Must Have Been The Roses” and “Pocket Full Of Posey” amongst my favourites. I love that even though there is a dreaminess to her designs, something about the cuts and the detail makes them bold and a little rockstar.

Claire’s gowns are available through her etsy store and soon in store at Lovely in NYC.

Photos by Claire La Faye

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Vendor Of The Week – Alex Road Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes! Are any of you getting married this week? What is your exciting news?

Let’s kick off the week with our Monday morning tradition by choosing randomly from our Polka Dot teacup one of our much loved directory members! Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is growing full of suppliers who are wanting ti work with our fantastic readers- there’s amazing cake makers (seriously decadent designs, event stylists, photographers, florists- the list goes on!  So browse the pages of our directory and see who you might find!

This week’s Vendor Of The Week is a fun, relaxed Melbourne photographer.Alex Road Photography is owned by Kelly who has been shooting weddings, portraits and babies since 2002! Kelly has such a fun rhythm to her photography style.

Kelly prides herself on amazing customer service and promises each wedding will be captured to suit the mood and style of the couple. Her approach is relaxed and comfortable and I love the spark she captures!

To learn a little more about Alex Road Photography, we asked Kelly five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

In summer – A really COLD glass of beer, In winter – glass of red.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Byron Bay – would need to be a long weekend! Have done this a few times now. Very ‘rock n roll’

Favourite restaurant?

Lamaro’s South Melbourne

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

Soy latte, porridge with fruit and nuts

Your favourite wedding story?

My favourite wedding story starts even before the wedding day. The couple, both originally from England, invited all their relatives to their Melbourne wedding. I’m told all 30 relatives flew over on the same British Airways Flight and it was one long party that lasted over 23 hours! Most of the guested stayed with the bride and groom for the 2 weeks they where in town. By the time the wedding day arrived, the poor bride & groom were exhausted from non-stop sight seeing and party going. They were defiantly looking forward to their honeymoon!

Visit Alex Road Photography‘s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Alex Road Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – She Loves To Dance

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Nikole Ramsay

Sterry and Jacob’s Atlanta Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Sterry and Jacob

I love taking in photographs from around the world- everything is different. From the architecture, to the light, to the backgrounds. Luckily love never really changes and as we visit Atlanta, Georgia today, the atmosphere is so delightful.

Photos this fine Saturday are by Brett of Birdsong Photography. Brett is always working to improve his craft and try new things, today’s shoot is full of warm golden light, it’s hard to believe it wasn’t in Summer!

Photos by Birdsong Photography

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