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Amy and Jeremy – The Celebration

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Amy and Jeremy’s reception was an absolutely beautiful affair held in a marquee at Matilda Bay Reserve.

Amy says “Because I am a bit OCD about attention to detail I couldn’t find any venues that suited the theme we wanted, I felt that we would be competing with the wall colour, carpet, lighting etc.. So Cathrin suggested a Marque wedding. Matilda Bay was perfect because having the river as a backdrop helped the wedding have a relaxed elegant feel.

Villa Kula (Vanessa/Carl) provided the Marque and everything in it. It was a massive job because we had to bring everything in, but it meant that we could choose everything that was used, down to the colour of the cushions, cutlery etc. which was really important to me.

Because Cathrin had worked with the site so many times before she had such a great understanding of what we would need and which sites were the best to hire. We actually booked out all the sits bar one so we knew the reserve would not be crowded. I never felt concerned about the set up because we had such confidence in Villa Kulla and Cathrin ( which is saying something because I can be known as a bit of a control freak)”


The reception was styled by Villa Kula with flowers by Natural Art Flowers by Rebecca Grace. The seating chart and menus were designed by Suzi of Alannah Rose Stationery.The reception was setup and styled by Villa Kula and Cathrin D’Entremont.

Amy made the table numbers using quotes from the cards the couple received from their engagement. Amy also made the wedding favors, she says “I came up with the bright idea to make homemade marmalade ( Jeremy and my father’s favourite) as the wedding favours. I bought heart shaped jars and made 30 litres of marmalade ( I will be happy if I never see marmalade again – ha ha ) I sewed bags for each jar to sit in and created tiny gift tags explaining that the marmalade was something sweet, handmade with love to say thank you for sharing our day with us. People really loved them and I think they suited the theme perfectly.”


Amy and Jeremy danced their first dance to “Stand By Me” by Ben E King. Fans of 50’s and 60’s music, the couple loved the song and danced outside under the stars lit only by a few strings of fairy lights. The sound of the river and the beautiful moon in the night sky made the moment perfect. After a few minutes, guests were invited to join the couple on the dance floor and didn’t leave all night!



It was important to Amy and Jeremy to have amazing food on the day and their guests couldn’t stop raving about the food provided by Jon and Karen from JKL Exclusive Catering (08) 9582 2409. The white rose wedding cake was created by Kakes By Karen. Amy says “”We loved the candy buffet, Cathrin’s idea, Jeremy and I are not particularly serious people so we didn’t want the wedding to be too serious so the candy bar fitted in perfectly. The florist supplied some great vases for the candy”.


Thank you Amy and Jeremy for sharing your splendid day with us! Congratulations on your wedding! Thank you also to today’s photographers Natasja of Natasja Kremers Photography and Jen from Anna Rose Photography for sharing today’s photos with us!

Photos by Natasja Kremers Photography with Anna Rose Photography

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Amy and Jeremy – The Ceremony

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Amy is such a glowing bride! I am always struck when I see the newlyweds (or almost newly weds) looking just so insanely happy. Amy and Jeremy had a first look so they could take their photos before the ceremony. Amy says “I loved the first look because it let us celebrate with all our guests straight after the ceremony instead of having to disappear and have photos taken.”




The ceremony was held by the river at Matilda Bay Reserve. Amy walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon.

Amy’s mother made an aisle runner to match the wedding stationery. It was silk screened with Amy and Jeremy’s name and wedding date at the top. Amy says “The aisle runner mum made was such a special thing for me, because we live so far apart it was hard to be involved in the wedding so this meant a lot to me. I have turned it into a wall hanging and am going to make cushions out of the remaining fabric.”

Amy and Jeremy placed sweet fans on each chair bought in Bali to ease the heat for their guests.

The recessional was “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. It was one of Amy’s late grandfather’s favourite songs and a way to have a piece of him at the wedding.

Check back soon- Amy and Jeremy’s marquee reception is coming right up!

Photos by Natasja Kremers Photography with Anna Rose Photography

Amy and Jeremy

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,



Amy and Jeremy

The wedding of Amy and Jeremy is a completely beautiful thing to look at. So many pretty details, beautiful light and happy faces! Amy’s dress looks like a cloud and the style of these two is pure glamour!

Amy and Jeremy placed a huge importance on family and friends at their wedding. Amy says “Number 1 by far and away was all the people that traveled so far to spend the day with us. People came from overseas, up north, interstate. We have been living in Port Hedland for the past two years and we had people travel from really remote areas to be there ( which meant traveling with small children etc..) we just felt so spoilt to have all our friends and family with us. Because we live away having all our friends and family around us was really emotional. At the end of the day all the features were beautiful but the main thing was having Jeremy by my side, our bridal parties with us and all our family and friends with us.

I think that was why I was so relaxed on the day because I figured that the most important thing is that we were getting married, if you worry about the small stuff you won’t enjoy the day. I was lucky everything was perfect but if it wasn’t I would have got over it because that’s not really what the day should be about.”

Photos today are by Natasja Kremers Photography with Jen from Anna Rose Photography assisting. Inshot Productions filmed the wedding and Cathrin from Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings was the wedding planner .


The couple ordered stationery from Alannah Rose Stationery. Amy says “I love shoes, I know a lot of girls say that but I really do love shoes, I am kind of obsessed with them, Jeremy proved how much he knows when my sister presented me with a box from Jeremy on the morning of the wedding with a beautiful new pair of boots inside!!!” Amy wore Wittner shoes on her wedding day.

One of Amy’s special memories is the time spent with her bridesmaids. “The way my bridesmaids fussed over me. We spent two days together before the wedding. We went to see a movie called New York I love you (our honeymoon destination). They made me my favourite drinks, cooked me my favourite food, helped me with last minute details. We rarely get to spend this much time together because we all live so far apart. It was so touching and I loved it. The whole day was just such a laugh and so special.”


Amy and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by Jo Simpson. Amy wore an Oscar De La Renta gown from Helen Rorigues. She says “It was the first dress I saw in a magazine ( after being told by someone that it would never suit me I tried on about 100 dresses and ended up buying that first dress thanks to Helen at Helen Rodrigues. She is an amazing woman and made me feel so special every time I went there. It was a bit of a mission organising it from Port Hedland ( WA) but Helen made it so easy. On the day I felt so beautiful and comfortable. Oscar De La Renta just makes the MOST beautiful dresses and I didn’t want to take it off!!” Amy’s bridesmaids wore different dresses in creamy colours.


Amy says “The flowers were so important to me, and they were everywhere. I loved the antique vases we used and the eclectic mix of flowers. We wanted the flowers to be elegant but not to “put together and match matchy” the florist (Rebecca Grace of Natural Art) used some really unique pieces like pomegranates, she also alternated the table arrangements to get the relaxed feel we were after.”

Check back soon for Amy and Jeremy’s romantic “first look”.

Photos by Natasja Kremers Photography with Anna Rose Photography

Alexis George

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


We are hard at work finding fantastic new Adelaidians, because South Australia really does not get enough love on Polka Dot Bride!

Well today we plan to start rectifying it with Adelaide based designer Alexis George. What I love about these designs is there is such a difference in each one.

The designs are varied – from dramatic red floor length evening gowns, to soft fifties puffball dresses. Each dress is so different, so intricate and has an essence of haute couture and glamour.

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Photos from Alexis George

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