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Mel and Nick – The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Some of my favourite shots from Mel & Nick’s wedding are the relaxed shots in the grass. No posing, just laughter!

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A horse joined Mel near the fence for an impromptu (but beautiful) moment.

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So many details were handmade by Mel and Nick. The couple wanted their wedding to reflect the earthy nature of Boonah, Queensland where the wedding was held. A photo wall was made with a vintage suitcase of props for guests to use (which made their way to the dance floor by the end of the night!).  The seating chart was made with old music scores for “Melody of Love”.

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The wedding stationery and placecards were all designed by Nick. His painted designs were printed onto recycled paper and card. Mel spent months in vintage stores collecting the pieces for the wedding- each wine glass was different and tied with vintage buttons and twine. The table centrepieces featured vintage pianola rolls of love songs, candles and mismatched vintage vases filled with local wildflowers picked the morning of the wedding. Favors were herbs in port glasses collected from vintage stores.

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After a leisurely Sunday drive, Mel and Nick discovered Vue restaurant at the Boonah Valley Motel. The couple joked that if they were to ever marry their reception would be held there.  In planning their wedding, Mel and Nick wanted to share their favourite things with their guests, so Vue Restaurant was a natural choice for the reception.

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Mel and Nick danced their first dance to the Regina Spektor version of ‘Real Love’.

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Mel and Nick didn’t want any strangers at their wedding, Mel’s mother made the cake, Jonas Peterson was an old friend, the celebrant was Nick’s aunt, even friends took over the DJ-ing of the night!

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Congratulations to Mel & Nick on your wedding! I hope your marriage is as much fun as your wedding! Thank you also to Jonas for sharing his work with us!

Photos by Jonas Peterson

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Mel and Nick

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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I’m so thrilled to finally bring you the wedding of Mel & Nick today. The ever lovely Jonas Peterson gave me the “heads up” on their wedding a few months ago and I was eagerly awaiting the pictures, which were of course more beautiful that he conveyed.

Mel and Nick met at Nick’s 25th birthday party. They fell in love over mutual obscure music tastes!

Mel and Nick were married at a beautiful house (Hilly Ridge Homestead) in Milford in Queensland.

Photos today are by Jonas Peterson

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A bus picked guests up from their hotels and transported them to the homestead- accessible only down a dirt road. Guests were only told the wedding would be at a “secret location”.

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Mel’s accessories were all from various Etsy sellers and Thousand Island Dressing in Brisbane.

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Mel’s silver shoes were from a little store in Brisbane called “Imagination”.

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Mel found her 1950′s wedding gown a few days before the wedding in a vintage store called Retro Metro Paddington. It fit like a glove and Mel adored it.

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Mel carried a bouquet of fabric and rhinestones made by Design Whimsy on Etsy. She walked down the aisle to Lykke Li’s ‘A Little Bit’.

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During the ceremony, a friend read “A Lovely Love Story” by Edward Monkton.

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The ceremony was performed by Nick’s Aunt Bernice with vows written by Mel & Nick.

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Check back this afternoon for the rest of Mel & Nick’s beautiful Queensland wedding!

Photos by Jonas Peterson

It’s Melbourne Cup!

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings

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I was scratching my head for today’s post because it’s the day of the biggest horse race in Australia and as everyone stops, I thought I needed to as well.

Last year I did a series of inspiration boards to commemorate it, but this year I wanted something different.

My mind wandered back to a gorgeous bride and a horse photo….

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It’s Mel and Nick’s wedding coming right up!

Photo by Jonas Peterson

Vera Wang Fall 2010

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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When I did my bridal week post, there was one name missing. That is of course the name even girls who aren’t as immersed in the bridal world as Polka Dot Bride readers will know – Vera Wang.

Vera Wang’s collection was one of the few to include colour and along with the delicious volume, she chose the dark and dramatic black to really kick her collection to the next level. Today is all about Vera.

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Photos from Brides.

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