Beska Bridal Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


I think I did a little dance when I stumbled across Beska Couture. Beautiful, classic gowns with a feminine edge. The lovely Bec recently teamed up with photographer Luisa Brimble of Serendipity Corner, makeup artist & hair stylist Ellyse Bragg of Crimson Hair and Beauty (02) 4627 2101) and model Tammy Soglanich at Little Forest Country Cottages in Alpine NSW to photograph her new collection and each photograph encapsulates exactly what I love about the Beska label.

Created with fine french laces, exquisite silks, vintage style adornments and carefully thought out details the gowns have a beautiful dream like quality to them.

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Vendor of the Week – Tigs Macallan Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! It’s time for another week of gorgeous Australian (and international!) weddings and beautiful wedding inspiration!

First things first though of course, a warm shout out to the fabulous members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is filled with fantastic vendors who “get” Polka Dot Bride readers and when I say “get”, I mean they’re incredibly excited to bring unique, creative ideas to life and they’re simply brilliant at what they do! There are humorous, down to earth wedding celebrants, brilliantly talented photographers, cake bakers who create works of (delicious tasting) art, florists who rise at the crack of dawn to create floral arches, bouquets and arrangements brimming with colour and even gift registries packed full of your favourite products with easy to use systems for your guests!

Today’s vendor of the week is Melbourne photographer Tigs Macallan Photography. I’ve been drawn recently to the way Tigs plays with light- it’s almost as if her couples are bathed in the golden sunshine. Tigs, originally from South Africa, is now based in Melbourne with her family. Tigs adores photography and I adore the candid, nose crinkling moments she captures!

We asked Tigs of Tigs Macallan Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Definitely a glass of white wine. Or Champagne if I’m feeling extra special.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I love adventure and new things but I would have say that it would need to include the beach. My kids love playing for hours in the sand and we have great family time making crazy sand creations. The wide open space of the sea deeply refreshes me and slows me down. Good food and wine need to be in there too:)

Favourite restaurant?

Probably The European in Melbourne. It’s a bit of an old man’s joint but the food is amazing and it reminds me of my Dad.

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

Poached Eggs on Spinach with Smoked Salmon.

Your favourite wedding story?

I shot a wedding a while back when it totally poured with rain ALL DAY!. To add to the Chaos, the venue had double booked the ceremony space with a yoga festival…. It couldn’t get much worse than that! I guess what I found so beautiful and inspiring was the depth of character this couple had. They completely understood that the day was first and foremost about them coming together and beginning a new chapter together and this crazy day was somehow going to be a good tale to tell one day. They had heaps of fun and so did I 🙂


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Snapshot Sunday – The Long Walk

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Welsch Photography

Jeanne and Immanuel’s Golden Light Park Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements


Jeanne & Immanuel

When Leisa of White Fluffy Cloud Photography sent over this engagement shoot I was in love with the golden, green beauty of the light and the sheer joy and happiness on Jeanne and Immanuel’s faces. It’s always the happiness that gets me, though the beauty of the backdrop certainly helped!

Immanuel tells their story. “Jeanne and I have attended the same school since year 4. Only in year 8 did we start to notice each other, although that mostly consisted of me annoying her and chasing her around the school. We started to develop a relationship in the later part of year 11 involving late night phone calls that would last till the early hours of the morning, glances and subtle smiles in the hallways at school. I knew that I liked her since we started chasing, mocking and teasing one another in the early years of high school. I’m pretty sure she did too. Finally after graduation we started dating and it has been a interesting and fulfilling journey that I hope will continue for the rest of our lives.”

“I proposed on our fourth anniversary. I took her to lunch at one of her favourite restaurants at Woolloomooloo, then we made our way back to the hotel room I hired for that night. I told her to get ready because I was taking her out for dinner. When she was in the shower I told her to meet me down stairs. I left the room and took a taxi to Darling Island Wharf. I organised a car to pick her up at the hotel and take her to meet me there. When her car arrived, the driver escorted her down the wharf where I was waiting for her on a yacht.”

“She boarded and we began sailing around Sydney Harbour. With the sun setting in the background we anchored in a bay in front of Taronga Zoo and the staff brought out a variety of delicious canapes for dinner. As we were eating, ‘At Last’ by Etta James came on over the sound system so I grabbed her hand and we started to dance on the stern. When the song finished I attempted to tell her how much I love her, I’m pretty sure I was stuttering the entire time.”

“I eventually got it together and got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. I had to say it twice because she thought I was joking but when she realised it was for real she said, “Hell Yes!” ”