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Vendor Of The Week – Deep Grey Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Hello Monday! I’m not sure I’m quite ready for you but let’s kick the week off anyway (because I am dying to share with you dear readers some amazing weddings… deep purple calla lilies anyone?)

First up this week, a chance to take a look at  Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! We never take payment for content on Polka Dot Bride- we only write about what we love, but this Monday morning sweet spot? It’s for our vendors who support us so wonderfully!

This week’s vendor of the week is photographer Deep Grey Photography! Deep Grey always have this incredible feel to their images- they have a sense of fun, a funkiness without losing the moment. Each shot is filled with colour and life- from the vivid greens of the landscapes to the golden glows of the sunsets.

The Deep Grey team is based in Brisbane but regularly travels all over Australia and New Zealand capturing the funkiest of weddings full of emotive moments.

To learn a little more about Deep Grey Photography, we asked Adam  five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?


Your favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere in Maleny.

Favourite restaurant?

The Ceylon Inn, Bulimba (Amazing Indian food!)

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

Weetbix with no sugar. (Seriously I eat it everyday).

Your favourite wedding story?

We once shot a wedding for a really shy couple, who decided they would have the guests “walk down the aisle” towards them. As they were waiting for the guests to all arrive in the car park to be ushered down the isle, a gust of wind blew the Brides wedding ring off the signing table over the cliff face! Sarah, the bride totally kept her cool and shrugged it off saying they would worry about it later. The guests arrived, none the wiser to the little drama that had just played out. For the ring exchange, Tom and Sarah exchanged the same ring, Toms. First Sarah slipped the ring onto Tom’s finger, he then coolly slipped it off and onto Sarah’s finger.  They had a bit of a laugh as they did so, most of the guests didn’t even notice!
To end on a happy note, we received a text message the next day from Sarah, telling us that her new brother in law had ventured off the cliff and found her wedding ring! Pretty cool story huh?!

Visit Deep Grey Photography to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Deep Grey Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Look At You Now

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I adore this photo of Megan and her bridesmaids (see more here) captured by Viera Photographics. So many emotions and so much being said without words.

Photo by Viera Photographics

Elena and Leo Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Elena and Leo

Today’s shoot takes place halfway across the world- but it’s by an Australian photographer, so technically we can claim a little Aussie spirit right?

Elena and Leo had two fun shoots in two fun cities (Paris and London, really what could be better?) with Trish of Tea Lily Photography to celebrate their engagement! I love the backdrops because while I’m partial to Australian landscapes and architecture, I really can’t go past a bright red building or cobblestone pathways.

Photos by Tealily Photography

Sarah and Greg

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,


Sarah and Greg

I thought it would be nice to end the week with a beautiful wedding from the other side of the world! Full of DIY details, vivid aqua and cherry red, it’s the perfect way to end off a working week!

Our newlyweds, Sarah and Greg met in high school. “We were friends for years and even went to the prom together.  We began dating in college and quickly fell in love!  I love being married to my best friend!!”

Photos today are by the very talented Hazelnut Photography whose crisp, brilliantly coloured photographs captured every thought out detail of today’s wedding day!

Sarah and Greg met before the ceremony for a “first look”.

Sarah and her mother created the stunning floral displays “All the flowers were done by my mom and I and a team of family and friends.  I wanted a majority of red flowers and I loved how everything turned out!  My mom and I ordered the flowers and picked them up a couple days before the wedding.   We then had a team of close friends and family put them altogether the day before.”

In a convenient coincidence, Sarah’s parents had a ’57 Ford Chevy sitting in their garage- just the right shade of blue and the perfect accompaniment ti Sarah and Greg’s wedding day. Sarah says “We just had a lot of help bring together all the details for the wedding.  I am so thankful for all the help that helped transport, set up and prepare for the big day”.

Sarah’s mum and dad made the wooden signs directing guests around the property.

Sarah and Greg were married at the Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton, California. The Muckenthaler is a historic home that is used for various types of events.  The mansion also carries beautiful art displays throughout the year. The wooden table and glass windows decorating the ceremony area were found in Sarah’s parent’s garage.

Sarah and Greg placed a photo of them together at prom on their gift table – they weren’t dating, but Greg accompanied Sarah to her senior prom!

The sweetheart table was surrounded by “Mr & Mrs” bunting made by Sarah’s mother. Shepherds hooks held glass jars filled with red flowers to decorate the ceremony aisle.

A peanut butter and jelly groom’s cake was made by Sarah’s bridesmaids. Tables were decorated with random glass vases and bottles tied with aqua blue ribbon and filled with flowers.

The escort card display, directing guests to their tables on manila tags sewn with red or blue ribbon was bought at a local flea market and the white cake was topped with wooden cake toppers made by Sarah’s sister in law.

Sarah and Greg danced to  “Then” by Brad Paisley and enjoyed a sparkler send off with their guests!

A big thank you to Sarah and Greg for sharing their wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Hazelnut Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photos by Hazelnut Photography

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