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Vendor of the Week – Sass Studios Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! What did you get up to this weekend? Are you ready for another week full to the brim of wedding inspiration? I certainly am!

First things first though, our Monday morning tradition of telling you about our fantastic vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is underway! We’re constantly impressed by the talent of our advertisers here at Polka Dot Bride- the amazing cakes, the stunning bouquets, the gowns- and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! We’re lucky to be working with some of best wedding professionals in not only Australia but the world and with a little patriotic spirit, we could not be more proud to be Australian! Visit Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and check out our members to find the ‘polkadotrific’ vendors who will help your wedding day be wonderfully you.

Today’s vendor of the week is Sass Studios. Sometimes I think Queensland photographers are amongst the luckiest in the world – the atmosphere, the relaxed nature and the oh so beautiful landscapes are really something special. Today’s photographers, Ben & Cath of Sass Studios are pretty awesome at capturing the tropical mood and nature of Queensland weddings. Ben & Cath aim to work unobtrusively on your wedding day – just capturing natural, candid moments of your day (and that they do, the amount of candid photos on their website is one of my favourite parts!)

To learn a little more about Sass Studios we asked Cath and Ben five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Cath – Champas, preferably French but one can’t be too fussy. Ben – Mojitos

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Ben – On boat near island, fishing rod in hand. Cath – On island, near boat, cocktail in hand.

Favourite restaurant?

Cath – Still Water Mooloolaba. Ben –  Huongs Westend

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

Ben – One of Cath’s incredible creations. Cath – one of Cath’s incredible creations.

Your favourite wedding story?

Cayne and Andrea at the Manley Manor – One of the most beautiful weddings we’ve been to had an incredible story leading up to it. Cayne’s mum lost her battle to cancer in the months before the wedding followed by his Dad being diagnosed. The floods then hit South East Queensland devastating the homes and lives of many of their close family and friends between Brisbane and Toowoomba. They postponed the wedding but had to take the prebooked honeymoon in Egypt – just in time for a revolution. They made it out alive and finally to one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever seen. Cayne’s Dad danced the night away yet sadly passed away just weeks after.

I remember hearing the term “it’s just stuff” quite a few times during their beautiful day from family who had lost everything. A term we should all remind ourselves of from time to time.

Visit Sass Studio’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Sass Studios is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Pure Joy

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Karen Buckle Photography

Teal and Rust Celebration

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


This gorgeous vintage inspired black gown by Ulyana Sergeenko was the inspiration behind today’s inspiration board. I love the teal bag, the model’s red curls and red lips and the rust floral wallpaper behind her. What a gorgeous wedding gown this would make and what an unusual colour palette!

Gown by Ulyana Sergeenko via This Is Glamorous, painting by Heidi Vaught on Etsy, hair piece by black label, Ruby In The Dust shoes from Summerland, floral arrangements from Martha Stewart Weddings, room from Hotel Carnavalet via The Paris Apartment, paper pom poms from BHLDN, teal calligraphy from Paper Tastebuds

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Ms Gingham is flying back from Greece this weekend! This has been her office for almost the past six weeks (read more about her adventures on her Polka Dot Honeymoons post). Jealous? Me too!

Another busy week, another round of fantastical entries on our specialty blogs. Here’s a catch up if you missed them!

Culture Bridal Couture shows a behind the scenes bridal dress  photo shoot on Polka Dot Wisdom

Lisa from Culture Bridal Couture bids us a (temporary) farewell with her What Would They Know interview on Polka Dot Wisdom

Sky-Lee from Worn Only Once gives us some great advice on choosing your pre-loved wedding gown on Polka Dot Wisdom

Designer Sarah Janks takes us through the intricacies of the bias cut, and the right type of bias cut for your figure on Polka Dot Wisdom

Alicia shows us how to make a stencilled bunting napkin on Polka Dot Made

Heidi eloped on one of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor in a traditional Celtic ceremony on Polka Dot Weddings

Victoria and Justin shared their gorgeous engagement shoot ‘An Afternoon in the Country’ on Polka Dot Weddings

Our Ms Gingham shares a lovely story of her holiday on the Greek island of Kea with her cute Mini Ginghams on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week….

Culture Bridal Couture will be closing it’s doors at the end of September this year, for an extended break. Before they go, they are holding their “Final Sample Sale” with lots of one-off bridal designs, catwalk samples and their most popular styles selling at half-price or less! Sample Sale wedding gowns (mainly in size 10) can be viewed by appointment from now until 30th September, and they are also having a ONE DAY SALE on Saturday 24th September from 10am – 3pm, with no appointment necessary for that day only. Their studio is located at 74 Victoria Rd, Rozelle, telephone (02) 9569 0551, and you can contact designer Lisa Merton directly on check the blog for more!

Daniel of No Limit Pictures sent over this gorgeous wedding video, perfect to end off the week with! The team are going to showcase this amazing wedding full length short film (shot in India and Australia) at a real cinema in Sydney very soon. Imagine seeing your wedding video on the big screen!

do dil (two hearts) . teaser from No Limit Pictures on Vimeo.

Have a wonderful weekend! See you back bright and early Monday morning for another Polka Dot Bride week!

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