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Love At First Bite Melbourne Cupcake Giveaway

by | Bride, Competitions



Love At First Bite Cupcakes

Something sweet today for our Melbourne brides! I’m still a fan of cupcakes at a wedding and really cupcakes in general. Nothing gives me quite the same smile as a perfectly sweet vanilla cupcake with soft pink icing on a grey day.

To celebrate the launch of their brand new website (launching tomorrow!) You can win a wedding cupcake package from Love at First Bite Cupcakes

Love at First Bite is a boutique cupcake bakery, boasting some of the most delicious tasting cupcakes in Melbourne. Their cupcakes are beautifully finished with their own unique hand made decorations, so they look as good as they taste.

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Love at First Bite are going to make one lucky wedding full of cupcake bliss! They’re giving away a scrumptious cupcake package!

The prize is 100 vanilla decorated butter cream cupcakes, including stand hire, delivery and setup in the Melbourne metro area. This prize is valued at AU$500

To win beautiful cupcakes for your wedding day simply leave a comment with your proposal story – the Love At First Bite team will then choose their favourite!

The winner will be chosen by Love at First bite and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride by email and announced on the Polka Dot Bride site. This prize is not redeemable for cash and must be redeemed 18 months from the date of the winner announcement. This competition is open worldwide. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes on 20th July 2010 at 5.00 p.m (Australian time).

This competition is now closed.

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Collette Dinnigan Snow White Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


I just love how Collette Dinnigan has taken inspiration from fairytales with her 2010 bridal collection.

These designs are new additions to this year’s “Snow White Collection“.  I especially love the introduction of fuller skirts this year! Lots of pretty details too but they come with the ability to wear the gowns casually or with a little more formality.

Hand beaded bodices, layers of tulle and French lace make for some pretty pretty dresses!


Raffia roses off shoulder wedding gown


French floral beaded lace gown


Crystal flowers strapless bodice applique gown

Photos from Collette Dinnigan

Katy and Randy Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Oh it’s exciting to have finished off another week on Polka Dot Bride! It’s been such a fantastic week! Another week closer to the launch of our new look site, a fun little mention on the Today show and lots of beautiful, beautiful photographs on our screens!

As always on Saturdays, I love to share gorgeous engagement shoots with you! Today’s is from Denver, taken in the Denver Botanical Gardens and is the engagement shoot of Katy and Randy by Fresh In Love Photography! I know I keep saying it, but the sunshine in the photos landing in my inbox is really keeping me going this winter!
















Photos by Fresh In Love Photography.

Freya and Colin

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand,



Freya and Colin

We really do not showcase enough of the glorious country that is New Zealand on Polka Dot Bride! Today, another step towards changing that with this funky, fabulous wedding! Powder blue suits and toffee apples abound!

The stories, like the photos from this wedding are fun and full of cheer, so I think it’s best to let Freya tell you about the day!

“Freya set off for London in traditional antipodean fashion, on a pilgrimage to experience the bounty of the North. Upon arrival she promptly launched herself into a flurry of activities. An accomplished rower, she joined the Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club in East London, where she met a rather handsome fellow club member, Colin.   The rest they say is history.”

Photos today are by Sutherland Kovach Studio.



Colin wore a three piece powder blue suit from A Suit That Fits.



Freya and Colin were married at Matakana Church in  Kawau Kat. Freya walked down the aisle to “Pokarekare ana” as sung by Kiri Te Kanawa




After the ceremony, guests joined the newlyweds in enjoying gelato from Charlies before taking a ferry ride (with Kawau Kat) down the river from Sandspit to Freya’s parents’ home for the reception.








The retro bike from Mrs Jones added a like something special to the photographs. Freya says “They spring boarded into creative craziness with the news that Colin would be bringing a gorgeous three piece blue suit from the U.K. This inspired them to craft a whimsical modern vintage look for the creative shoot, using real toffee apples, an old bike, plastic apples for juggling, an instant camera and some scraggy flowers from the garden.”




The reception was held at Freya’s parents’ home.  It was newly built and finished just in time for the wedding!



The eight course degustation meal with local wines, including Chatham Islands crayfish sent by Colin’s Uncle Craig via Air Chatham. The three tier cake, featuring elements of both England and New Zealand was created by family friend Maxine Millard.



Congratulations Freya and Colin on your beautiful wedding day & marriage! Thank you to by Sutherland Kovach Studio for sharing today’s photographs with us!

Photos by Sutherland Kovach Studio.

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