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Katherine and Jeremy’s Traditional Melbourne Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Katherine & Jeremy

Katherine & Jeremy’s classic Melbourne wedding has all the classic element and all the little touches that make it personal to their sunny lifestyles. Katherine and Jeremy even met before the ceremony in one of Melbourne’s graffiti ridden lane ways and captured the best of Melbourne’s backdrops!

Katherine explains how they met. “We both met when we were 18 years old, when Jeremy moved out of home with  friend of his. There was no funny business back then as both were in long term relationships but we were friends for a few years until we fell out of touch. 5 years later we ran into each other at a party and despite living in Sydney at the time, I knew it was love and I quickly packed my stuff up and moved back to Melbourne and straight in with Jeremy.”

Photographs are by Sunny & Scout Photography. I love Lou’s fresh and fun captures with a ton of personality and no lack of moments.

Miss Aimmey styled Katherine’s hair and makeup.

Katherine wore a strapless gown by Zhanel Couture with shoes from Piotr Antoni and jewels by Georgini. The yellow and white floral arrangements for the bridal party were styled by Flower Trends by Elena.

The couple met in the city for photographs before their ceremony which turned into one of Katherine’s favourite moments of the day. She remembers “I loved having a ‘first look’ before we got married. I was originally hesitant because it broke tradition but I am so glad we did this and it didn’t detract at all from the excitement of walking down the aisle. We had a 6pm ceremony so it was also good opportunity to have photos before hand and we have a mix of urban versus golf/bush photos.”

Katherine says “Our wedding day was beautiful, relaxing, intimate and so much fun! ”

Katherine and Jeremy held their wedding ceremony and reception at Huntingdale Golf Club. Katherine explains “Huntingdale Golf Club is very special to us. We are both keen golfers and are members there. But that is not the only reason we chose this venue. It has a beautiful rose garden which was perfect for our outdoor ceremony, plus while we had our hearts set on the terrace the indoor option was just as good.  The food at HGF is exceptional and Marg Monaghan who is the Functions Coordinator there is so creative and accommodating. I left her completely in charge of the Lolly Buffet and as the photos prove – it was just stunning!”

Katherine walked down the aisle to “Sail Away” by David Gray.

Katherine remembers one of the funnier moments of the day “Having a beautiful long train is great, but just as I entered the archway, my dress blew into the rose bush and I got caught (TWICE!) – the photos and video captured my shocked face perfectly.” The couple were married by Alan Jacobs of Seven Blessings.

The wind proved an extra addition to the unpredictability of the wedding day. Katherine says, “We were praying for a balmy summer’s evening, unfortunately we forgot to pray for no wind. Lucky for us the chuppah stayed in the ground and despite having to move part of the dance floor inside we still had such a great night!”

Of their photographer, Katherine says “Louise from Sunny & Scout Photography was AMAZING! We originally found Louise on Polka Dot Bride and after seeing her beautiful photos (and getting to know her via her blog) we immediately knew we had to have her. We did an Engagement Shoot in St Kilda & Melbourne City and the photos were so awesome we couldn’t wait for our wedding photos. Louise was incredibly professional, friendly and super quick to deliver us our photos. We are just so happy she does family photos as well as we need a reason to use her again in the future!!”

The stationery for the wedding day was by Papyrus Design.

The cupcake wedding cake was made by Sophisticakes. Guests received cupcakes as favors.

The reception has the couple’s sweet yellow and while colour scheme. Katherine explains “I had spent 7 months addicted to reading wedding style blogs, buying all the wedding magazines, trolling Etsy and local markets. We had a DIY candy buffet, table numbers, name banner (thank you to my wonderful sister in law), put up all the lanterns (thanks to my wonderful cousin – owner of Laulukatu).”

The couple’s first dance was to “Turn Me On” by Norah Jones.

Congratulations Katherine and Jeremy! Thank you for sharing your wedding with us! Thank you also to Sunny & Scout Photography for today’s photographs!

Photographer: Sunny & Scout Photography / Bride's Dress: Zhanel Couture / Bride's Shoes: Piotr Antoni / Bride's Jewellery: Georgini / Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss / Hairstylist: Miss Aimmey / Makeup Artist: Miss Aimmey / Bridal Party Flowers: Flower Trends by Elena / Reception Flowers: Provided by Huntingdale Golf Club / Invitations & Stationery: Papyrus Designs / Venue: Huntingdale Golf Club / Ceremony Officiant: Alan Jacobs of Seven Blessings / Music: Tim Mitchell & the Tone Tone Semi Tones / Wedding Cake: Sophisticakes / Trans[prt: Lifestyle Limousines of Melbourne / Lanterns: Laulukatu
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Collette Dinnigan ‘Enchanted’ Bridal Gowns

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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Isabella Beaded silk crinkle gown

Ah Collette Dinnigan, your gowns never fail to have me lost in dreams of beauty and elegance and it appears the Dotties love you just as much, which is why I am so excited to show the 2012 Collette Dinnigan “Enchanted” wedding gown collection.

In true Collette style, the gowns are simply beautiful with classic cuts, understated shapes and interesting, elegant details like beaded straps, crystal dragonflies, beautiful laces or interesting panels, Collette’s gowns are nothing if not sophisticated, understated beauty.

Chantelle V-neck luxe silk satin panelled gown, Olivia Silk satin asymmetric embellished gown

Gisele Beaded straps and dragonfly empire line silk crinkle gown

Mirabella Tier French corded lace bodice with tulle and silk crinkle skirt, Mirabella French corded lace with tulle neckline and lace train

Pearls & Palms beaded bodice with silk organza and silk satin skirt

Photos by Collette Dinnigan

Vendor of the Week – Treasury Restaurant and Bar

by | Blog News, Bride

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Good morning Dotties! Do you have a busy week planned? I can’t wait to get into it this week and am looking forward to sharing lots of goodies with you!

It’s our Monday morning tradition to look at some of the amazing, talented wedding vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Our wedding directory  is a force to be reckoned with! We’re filling it’s pages with Bridal Gowns, Photography, Cinematography, Celebrants and much much more! I love a good polka dot wedding, so take a peek and see which fantastic vendors are available for your wedding day!

This week’s vendor of the week is an incredible Melbourne wedding venue! Treasury Restaurant and Bar is located right in the heart of Melbourne city and has an architectural charm that many older buildings within the Victorian capital offer. A grand sweeping staircase and atrium overlook the historic Treasury floor. Able to accommodate both indoor wedding ceremonies, cocktail and sit down functions, Treasury Restaurant and Bar is a versatile, elegant space with all the grandeur of yesteryear. Right next door is The Sebel Hotel allowing you and your guests to stay overnight, and makes a great destination wedding for those flying from interstate.

We asked Nadia Olliver (Event and Wedding Manager) from Treasury Restaurant and Bar  five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

I just love a vanilla vodka, watermelon liqueur, fresh lime and lemonade. YUMMO! Always goes down well after a long day and night of pampering our bridal couples and bridesmaids. It’s fresh, a little flirty, and anything served in a martini glass is guaranteed to put me in a good mood!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I’m an original Sydney-sider, since moving abroad from NZ, shhhhh.. don’t tell my Melbourne colleagues… so a visit back to Sydney to catch up with my friends and family, is always on my top list.

Favourite restaurant?

A home cooked meal is my favourite… Nothing better than trying to recreate some of the dishes I see being produced at Treasury. Good wine, company and of course a tasty dinner is a must have at my place. I’m still trying to perfect the roast baby spring chicken with sweet corn puree and spring peas Trevor Knight, Treasury’s chef whips up!

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

Should I have a Sunday or Saturday morning without a wedding on that day, I head to Las Chicas in Balaclava to have their breakfast burrito. It is simply amazing, you must visit.

Your favourite wedding story?

What I like best about my role is the journey I’m allowed to be taken on with the bride and groom. From learning how they met, how he or she proposed (yes it does happen) to the finer event details and then seeing their magical wedding comes together. Each wedding is so different and special, beautiful couples with amazing stories.

 

Visit Treasury Restaurant and Bar’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Treasury Restaurant and Bar is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

February 2013 – we have received official notification that this venue will no longer be in operation and is now closed.

Snapshot Sunday – Four Feet In The Air

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays

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Photo by Lindy Photography

PS A big Happy Mothers Day to the mothers out there! Especially to mine, who inspires me to be a better person every single day and is the most beautiful woman in the world.