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Vendor of the Week – Mine Forever

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Good morning Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? I have a full week ahead (including lots of catch up with friends, I call that Awesome Sauce don’t you agree?)

Time to kick off our week with a spotlight on the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is filling fast with fantastic wedding vendors from Jewellery to Cakes to Styling & Hire to Specialised Services to Wedding Planners and so much more! Visit it today and have a look for the wedding vendors that are not only quality providers, but lovely people too!

Today’s vendor of the week may already be familiar to you- she married the lovely Miss T last year and has been a Polka Dot favourite ever since! Melbourne marriage celebrant Melissa Fahey at Mine Forever strives to create ceremonies that are personal to the couple without being stuffy. Melissa wants the ceremony to be relaxed, to be fun and most of all, unique to the couple!

We asked Melissa at Mine Forever five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

For a special occasion Moet Imperial Nectar, or a G&T any other time!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I live in Melbourne, but I am originally from Sydney so whenever I have a free weekend, its great to have a sneaky visit home to visit family.

Favourite restaurant?

In Melbourne- MOMO, In Sydney- Quay, both have amazing food and incredible service.

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

My husband makes buttermilk pancakes and serves them with his special honeycomb butter, there is nothing better!

Your favourite wedding story?

What I love about being a Celebrant is getting to know a couple, and it is always a privilege to share with them the most important day of their lives. The best part about being a Celebrant is that you get to share these moments with your friends and family too. I have been lucky enough to marry 2 of my best friends and later this year I will be marrying my baby brother, (who is not such a baby any more) – it is going to be a very emotional time- wish me luck that I don’t cry!

Visit Mine Forever’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Mine Forever is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Her First Love

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Photo by Welsch Photography

Beccie and Steve’s Retro Engagement Photos

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Beccie and Steve

What about a dose of retro inspiration for your day? Beccie and Steve payed homage to their love of all things vintage with their engagement photographs shot by Jodi McDonald.

Beccie says “Steve and I met at a ball in our home town of Pokolbin, NSW.  We sat on the same table and the rest is history!  It did create some issues when our first official date came around.  What do you wear that’s better than a ballgown?   It must have been lovely though, as we’ve been inseparable ever since.  Steve and I spent their first anniversary at Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville, and when we were deciding on where to get married, we knew it would be the perfect location for a small getaway wedding. I’m a vintage model,  so I love the aesthetic of the township of Montville.  Our wedding will be held in late March 2012.”

Photographer: Jodi McDonald

Kye & Zok’s Botanic Gardens Engagement Shoot

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Kye & Zok

Stefani Driscoll sent over this morning’s engagement shoot of Kye & Zok. The couple made use of the gorgeous St Kilda Botanic Gardens backdrop and the casual style of the shoot makes it feel just like a lovely Saturday in St Kilda. What a gorgeous shoot!

Zoran is a Risk Manager and Kylie is an Interior Designer. You could not pick too more opposite occupations yet the differences appear to balance each other out. Kye says “he’s great at maths, Im not. Im very creative, He’s not. He definitely helps bring a practical side to my madness”.

Five years ago after meeting through mutual friends, Zok mentioned casually to Kylie one time that they should get together for a casual drink. Kylie agreed so Zok choose a venue and arranged to pick Kye up after work one evening.

Zok had done his homework and had a tip off from a colleague who recommended a very fancy restaurant in the city. Kye says that” Zok must have failed to mention to his colleague that it was a ‘casual’ catch up as we were both very surprised when we entered a rather high end restaurant which saw our ‘casual’ drink turn into a far more formal date. In hinds sight it was a great start to our relationship”.

Not too long after their first ‘not so casual’ date Zok travelled OS and was in Spain when Kye knew he was the one for her.  “In our very early stages when Zok was overseas in Barcelona and we were not yet even a couple, Zok stopped in the hotel lobby at 5am one morning after a night out and wrote me a very long email just to say hello. I knew then that this was going to be something. Our first few months together flew and here we are now five years down the track”.

Zok proposed to Kye at their home which is the space they have spent the last few years working towards and renovating. “Even though it was our 5 year anniversary that weekend, I was totally surprised! We were at home, it was mid-week, he cooked me a gorgeous breakfast and caught me by total surprise. It was very special and private. Perfect”.

Kye and Zok decided to capture the magic and joy of their engagement with a rather relaxed and ‘casual’ photo-shoot at the St.Kilda Botanical Gardens with the vision to use one of the shots for the engagement party invitations.

Photographer: Stefani Driscoll