Pallas Bridal Couture Destinné Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride



 Gosh it has been way too long since I have highlighted the gorgeous, ethereal and whimsical gowns from Sydney& Perth designer Pallas Couture.

The latest collection, features exquisite French laces, soft tulle and floaty organza. Named “Destinné”, the collection is everything I love about Pallas.  It’s soft drapey fabrics that is ethereal and dreamy. The gowns are not for the shy, they make a statement with big fishtail skirts, low, drapey backs and beautiful fabric placement. It’s couture mixed with whimsy at it’s finest.

Designer Joy Morris works with daughter Phillipa on designing couture gowns that balance their styles. With their extensive training (including Joy in Europe and Phillipa at San Francisco’s Academy of Fine Art University) the duo combine their contemporary love with romance to create truly unique gowns.



Floressa, Lorenna




Princess Amorina




Ezrella, Mallerie

Princess Amorina

Images by Pallas Couture

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Vendor of the Week – Laissez-Faire Catering

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday! Did you have a lovely weekend? Happy November too, now that we’re 5 days in I’m trying to figure out exactly where I’m at! Are you preparing for the end of year celebrations?

I’m always excited to get up on Monday’s and launch into our week by introducing you to one of our fantastic members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You see, not only do our advertisers help us bring you fresh content every day, but they’re also working their tails off to help couples have the most fabulous of weddings. They’re not run of the mill, every day people. They’re incredible and they love what they do.

Please visit Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and check out our members, and if you love your own wedding vendors, do send them our way as we’d love to make the pages of our directory even more full of vendors who have the polka dot sparkle.

Randomly selected out of our polka dot tea cup.. it’s time to introduce you to our vendor of the week!


I love food, as in if you ask me my favourite way to spend a weekend it always involves an incredible meal. I remember incredible meals and I certainly remember the weddings with incredible meals. So I’m delighted to introduce you to Sydney wedding & event caterer Laissez-Faire Catering who can make your wedding one to remember with incredible culinary delights! (Plus they have a portfolio of incredible venues they work with, so it’s a win win).

We asked Ian-Michael from Laissez-Faire Catering five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
Mojitos or Pimms cocktail

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Drive down south – I love Milton near Ulladulla, go to one of the local Bed and Breakfast(s), buy fresh produce from a local farmers markets, light the fireplace, cook a large meal with a glass of wine or two, and finish either with a hot chocolate or whisky depending on the season.

Favourite restaurant?
Right now, the most romantic spot is el solito posto in Melbourne – and for Lebanese and amazing value – Al-Aseel in Sydney.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Acai and muesli to start – a piccolo café and then a sourdough toast with poached eggs avocado and roasted tomato.

Your favourite wedding story?
One of my favourite wedding stories is that of my parents; they met in a bar in Australia but had already planned & booked to travel separately & indefinitely. After spending only two weeks together, my mum boarded her flight & said goodbye to my dad. It took him 7 days without her to realise she was the one – he booked a flight to the Greek Island of Crete where he knew she was travelling, met her, married her the next day & 30 years later, they are still together.

Visit Laissez-Faire Catering’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week.  Laissez-Faire Catering is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Photos by Linnet Foto

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by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by David Campbell Imagery

Terri & Michael’s Relaxed Swan Valley Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Terri & Michael

This gorgeously sun lit engagement shoot from Kerri Mackintosh took place in Perth’s Swan Valley. It’s simple and beautiful with just the golden light and a couple in love. Two of my favourite things!

They remember, “We met through mutual friends at Nando’s seven years ago. After that we kept bumping into each other at functions until Michael asked Terri out. ”

When asked what she loves about Michael, Terri responded, “I love Michael’s calm aura. He always knows what to say and he balances me. He truly cares about others around him and is not afraid to show it.”

Of the proposal, the couple recall, “After months of designing the perfect ring, Michael proposed by waking Terri up one morning with champagne and strawberries and asking her to marry him. He had to ask a few times until she was properly awake and realised that it was not a dream! ”

When we asked Michael what he loves about Terri, he responded “Everything”.

Of their photographer, Terri says “We chose this style of engagement shoot because it was natural and relaxed. We trusted Kerri to create a shoot that reflected us as a couple and we wanted it to be influenced by her romantic and soft style. ”

Photographer: Kerri Mackintosh