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Snapshot Sunday – Tight Spot

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Milton Gan Photography

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Allie and Tom’s Relaxed Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Allie and Tom

Barefoot in the sand sounds like a lovely thought right now! I’m delighted this Saturday to share a gorgeous beach side engagement shoot from photographer Ben Adams. This is the story of Allie and Tom.

Allie recalls how Tom proposed. “Taking a walk down to a secluded jetty for a “picnic” Tom surprised me with a  candle lit pathway leading to an old wooden rowboat, that he had actually bought for me as an extra surprise!  He rowed out into the Harbour and popped the question with a beautiful vintage-style engagement ring. To my surprise, when we arrived back to shore, our families were waiting with plenty of champagne and smiles. The celebrations were short as I was  then whisked away in a limousine, destined for a romantic dinner in a restaurant by the beach.”

Photos by Ben Adams

Autumn Splendour Celebration

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


I was inspired for this board by the spools of thread from Cozy Home Making – so many deeply, hued colours – they reminded me of a beautiful Autumn day. The rich palette continues with touches of gold, rich plums, oranges and greens and even marigold. Plenty of sweet treats like caramel apples, and fairy lights add to the warmth of the event.

Thread photo from Cozy Home Making, caramel apples from Real Simple, dress photo from BHLDN Launch by 100 Layer Cake,  Hair image by Darling Dexter from Carol Hannah, cake from My Sweet & Saucy, photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, invitation from Bella Figura, floral arrangement from The Big Group

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Photo from Project Innovate Branding your Business With Leila Khalil Photo by Nerida McMurray Styling by Form Over Function

Oh my! What an immensely busy week it has been here at Polka Dot Bride! We’ve had such fun launching the Project Innovate photos and Project Innovate video to the world this week and getting on top of other projects that we’re launching soon! Tonight Mr Polka and I are going out (like real adults!) to celebrate, well…… life together and then we’re thinking of grabbing something delicious at our favourite Thai restaurant. What are your plans for the weekend?

Here’s a peek at what happened on the specialty blogs this week…

On Polka Dot Wisdom, Ms Floral reviews Project Innovate

Also on Polka Dot Wisdom, how does a wedding dress designer end up in London?

Project Innovate- Brand Your Business With Leila Khalil The Video

Seven reasons to consider email wedding invitations also on Polka Dot Wisdom

Our fabulous DIY pro Alicia shares a DIY Wood Veneer Placecard tutorial

The gorgeous Wella got married! Check out her wedding day story on Polka Dot Weddings

How does one turn altered wedding dreams into a beautiful destination celebration? Check out Mel’s tips!

Sarah and Adam’s gorgeous Teal wedding also on Polka Dot Weddings

Want to wear a work of art on your honeymoon? Check out this stunning range of resort wear on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week…

Culture Bridal Couture has reopened their doors with a beautiful new shop front! Located in Rozelle, the studio is located at 74 Victoria Road. Continuing Lisa’s commitment to one on one service to her brides, the studio is open by appointment only from Wednesdays through to Saturdays. The latest addition to the Culture Bridal family Miss Trixie (the oh so sweet standard schnauzer) is also enjoying the new premises! Visit the website for more information.

The lovely photographer Marzena Wasilewska (who you might remember from Ebony and Andrew’s wedding here and here) will be available for photography in Sydney between 10 Oct and 14 Dec  2011. Marzena not only does weddings, but engagements, couples families and kidlets. Check out her website to contact her.

Fiorenza has announced the winner of their “Win Your Dream Fiorenza Wedding Dress” competition. The two winners were announced as Emma Dowell and Luke Van Beekhuizen, and Jessica Wehmeier and Mike Young! Congratulations to the winners!

New Zealand wedding stationer Ruby & Willow has launched their brand new website. Catering to brides all around the world, the new Ruby & Willow website shows off designer Kate’s splendid work along with the exciting news that she will be offering letterpress goodies before the end of the year!  Check out the website for more.

Florist Hello Blossoms! sent over this fun video showcasing their work. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a florist make a video before so I did enjoy this snippet of seeing bouquets in another format!

Henry Roth returns from New York this month and is hitting the ground running with four designer days! If you’d like to have Henry give you personal attention with your wedding gown, be sure to make an appointment to see him!

Sydney –  Saturday July 30.  Vision in White Parramatta For appointments call:  02 9687 2443.
Perth – Wednesday August 3.  Samantha Wynne Bridal For appointments call:  08 9444 9866
Melbourne – Saturday August 20 Maggies of Dandenong For appointments call:  03 9706 7688
Brisbane – Saturday August 27.  Andrea’s Brides & Grooms For appointments call:  07 3283 2993

Check out the Polka Dot Bride wedding events calendar for more fantastic events!

As no Friday Roundup is complete anymore without a fun video, check out this fun and very sweet proposal video, send your videos to me if you have them – I’m always a sucker for them!

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