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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

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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

Vendor Of The Week – John Benavente Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Another brand new week (where is this year going, how is it May already?) First up, we have Ms Polka Dot’s Directory Vendor Of The Week! Our Vendor Of The Week is randomly chosen every week from our directory members.

John Benavente Photography

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Our vendor of the week this week is John Benavente Photography.  John hails from the Illawarra, but travels anywhere and everywhere to shoot weddings. John’s images are full of life, colour and personality. John’s love of photo journalism and fashion photography is evident in every capture and his funky sense of style? Well that shines through too!

To get to know John a little better. We quizzed him five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Shiraz, well I drink it before 5 too!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Probably be the south coast, South Durras.

Favourite restaurant?

Lorenzos Diner in Wollongong.

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

At home with my family, but you can usually find at 55 on Collins in Kiama having coffee!

Your favourite wedding story?

Each wedding has its unique story, but the finale at Aaron & Aleks wedding was pretty special. It ended with  them walking through a pathway of fireworks, great way to end a beautiful day!

John Benavente Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You can check out the John Benavente Photography or the blog here. You see more of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members by visiting our directory! You can also visit our Vendor of The Week at any time by clicking our “Vendor Of The Week” button in the right sidebar!

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