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Katherine and Jon

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


It’s Wedding Wednesday again! I love the beautiful submissions I’ve been getting and can’t wait each week to share a new one with you all!

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John & Katherine

Today’s wedding has such a beautiful vintage style to it! Katherine and Jon- our bride and groom put so much thought and care into their wedding details and I’m in love with the soft dusty pink details! Katherine has told me so many thoughts behind her wedding day that I’m really looking forward to sharing with you!

Katherine and Jon held their wedding  at Bimbadgen Estate Winery in the Hunter Valley, near to where Katherine grew up.

Today’s photographs are by Gemma Clarke Photography,

Gemma is offering a special for Polka Dot Bride readers. Mention Polka Dot Bride to Gemma upon booking and you will receive three enlargements worth $150 with your package!

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Katherine wore pewter coloured heels from Witchery

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Katherine’s gown was created by retired couturier Richard Cook. After finding an inspiration photo online, Katherine went straight to Saigon Fabrics in Sydney where Richard was helping in the store. He pulled down a bolt roll of beautiful latte coloured French Guipure lace from the shelf and said “there, that’s your fabric”. He soon agreed to make Katherine’s wedding gown. A matching hair flower was made from the scraps of Katherine’s wedding dress.

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Katherine and her sisters made her bouquet the night before after sourcing 160 Antique roses from a wholesaler. They added Cootamundra wattle from a tree in their parent’s backyard. Katherine wrapped the bouquets in ivory satin ribbon. On her own she tied her great-aunt’s watch and a lace flower from her mother’s wedding with a charcoal ribbon.  Katherine’s grandmother had 3 sisters, two flew from London to attend Katherine’s wedding (while the third passed when she was only 25). In memory of her, Katherine used her watch on the bouquet as her “something old”.

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Katherine’s bridesmaid Joannah wore a charcoal coloured gown in chiffon and satin by Alfred Angelo with silk hair flowers from Etsy

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Katherine and Jon opted to have their photos taken together before the ceremony, family photos first and then photos with their bridal party. While they were walking the grounds, they arranged for family members to be served antipasto and champagne in a courtyard overlooking the vineyards.

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After the photographs were taken, Katherine quickly freshened up for the ceremony.

Check back this afternoon for the beautiful sunset ceremony and the evening reception of today’s featured couple Katherine and Jon!

Photos by Gemma Clarke Photography

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Win A Missoni Gift Pack With Top 3 By Design

by | Bride, Competitions


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Top3 By Design is the leading Australian designer homewares store. They’re always my first place to go for gift ideas and unique items for around the home. Stocking brands such as Missoni, Pantone, Kartell, Eva Solo, Georg Jensen, Alessi and Chilewich NY which makes Top3 By Design is the perfect place to set up your wedding registry.

Top3 By Design offers an online and in store system for your wedding registry- you’re able to register for all the products you want online or in store and guests are able to purchase gifts at one of the Sydney Top3 stores, over the phone or via the Top3 website. They even offer complimentary gift-wrapping and free delivery within Australia for your gifts.

Top3 By Design is all about innovation, which is why it’s no surprise that they’ve just won The Global Innovator Award in Chicago!

Top3 By Design is giving one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader the chance to win a Missoni gift pack including a Missoni “Magherita” coffee pot, Missoni “Magherita” plate and two coordinating 34cm dripless ester +erik cone candles in candy pink.. The prize is valued at $851.

For your chance to win, visit the Top3 By Design website and set up your own wedding registry here!
Once you’re done come back to Polka Dot Bride and comment on this entry telling me your top three favourite items you’ve chosen and why.

As an added bonus, everyone who has setup their registry and has had at least five purchases will receive a $50 gift certificate as a gift from Top3 By Design.

This competition is open to Australian residents only. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Competition closes 5pm, Friday 10th of July.

This competition is now closed.

Green Wedding Cakes

by | Bride, Cakes


Green seems to be very much a colour of the moment. So many shades and so many different looks! Here are some fabulous green wedding cakes to inspire you and make you drool.

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Cake from The Cakegirls, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Jan Kish Wedding Cakes via Brides, cake from Chocolate Blossom Cakes via Brides, cake from Planet Cake, cake from Pink Cake Box

Melbourne Bride Winners Announced

by | Bride, Competitions


The two winners of the double passes to this weekend’s Melbourne Bride Magazine bridal expo are


“My absolute favourite wedding movie is 27 dresses. Although the whole movie pretty much slams the idea of the over-the-top wedding, the moment Jane looks at Kevin when she walks up the aisle at their own wedding just turns me into a ball of tears. I can’t wait to see my future husband look at me like that on our special day! (Of course, I’d never dress my bridesmaids so dreadfully)”



“Love actually.

The best wedding scene from the movie was at the beginning of Love Actually when the groom’s best friend arranges to have live horns playing in the balcony of the church at the end of the ceremony as a surprise to the bride and groom. That was the most beautiful gesture of true friendship because he went above and beyond the call of a Best Man and put his own feelings aside (he was in love with the with the bride). The entire movie was engaging because all the men stepped out of their comfort zones and went after the women they loved – just like my fiancé did for me! That’s romance.”

Don’t forget we still have five chances to win a $100 gift voucher to Australian online wedding store Pink Frosting- this competition is open worldwide so whether you’re in Ireland, Malaysia or a little town north of Chicago in the USA you’re eligible to enter! Check out the entry for more details!

I also have another big competition coming up later today so stay tuned!

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