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Taryn and Tyrone – The Video

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Wedding Films


Before we launch into today’s wedding of Taryn and Tyrone, I wanted to share the video shot by DnM Wedding Films! This is such a beautiful wedding and it’s set right in one of Australia’s famous landmarks.

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News Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


A few bits and pieces of news to get you through your day today!

Lisa Gowing is having a clearance sale on July 30th and 31st at Lisa Gowing Design Studio: suite 6/212 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff. Over 30 gowns will be half price and there will be a range of discounted accessories too.

Register to confirm your attendance by emailing or phoning  02 9327 6332

The winner of the Love At first Bite competition (we do still have all the comments, they’re just moving over!) is Aimee! Congratulations Aimee, I will be in touch soon!

Olapic, the online photo sharing service designed especially for weddings by a group of college students is offering Polka Dot Bride readers a free $55 account! To get your free “Pictures” account, just enter MSPOLKA in the coupon box upon signing up. (Voucher expires 31st of August 2010). Olapic is designed to make it easy to collect all your guests photos in the one place, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the creators since they started the project and think they’re going to do great things!

The Wedding Workshop is on again! To be held on the 25th of August at Tompkins Park in Perth. The event promises to guide you in planning your wedding- with lots of special treats along the way.

The ICMS Wedding Expo is on this Sunday, 1st of August in Sydney – yes it’s the home of Nicole Kidman’s wedding but it’s also a completely stunning venue in its own right! There’ll be lots of vendors and a fashion show from Basilica Couture. Register to attend on their website.

Lisa and Johnny – The Celebration

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


I love the beautiful fusion style Lisa and Johnny embraced at their wedding. So much colour and life and so rich in tradition.

Lisa had a very clear vision for the style of the wedding day “While in India we decided to utilise our location and shopped up a storm for the wedding. I had a very clear vision for what I wanted the day to look and feel like, relaxed and casual with pops of bright colour for a sense of fun.

We bought different coloured chiffon fabrics for the outdoor area and the hand painted cushion covers from a market in India.We wanted our guests to leave with a little something to remember the day, so we bought all the women gorgeous Pashmina’s from a market too, in an array of bright and vibrant colours.”

Tables were decorated with simple bunches of blooms in pinks and purples by florist Eufloria. Table seating cards were hung from nails nailed into wood panels made by Lisa & Johnny. The newlyweds also made wooden “Girls” and “Boys” signs and their invitations!

Lisa says “We chose not to do a first dance, because all the attention on us as the newly weds was more than enough for us without having all those eyes on us while we tried to do a co-ordinated (or not so co-ordinated) first dance!  We chose to leave out many wedding “traditions” such as the first dance and cutting of the cake (we didn’t even have a cake), so as to keep with our whole idea of a very casual and un-traditional  celebration.

Just one of the highlights of the evening was during the Horahs, which is the traditional Jewish dances of celebration. We decided to add a little something extra by mixing in a song we found – an Indian version of Hava Nagila. We thought it was appropriate because of our time spent in India, and the only people expecting it was us and my brothers. When the music scratched, they threw a bright yellow turban across the dance floor to Johnny, and everyone erupted taking the usually wild Horahs to another level!”

One of Lisa’s favourite memories was the speeches “Both our fathers spoke and then both Bride and Groom spoke too.  It was wonderful to hear what everyone had to say, and all the guests commented on how much they loved the speeches.  To keep with the informal setting, our MC invited everyone to gather around to listen, and people sat on the stairs or on the floor – like it was story time.”

A photobooth will brilliantly coloured fabric backdrop was a hit on the night- the chalkboard where guests wrote their own messages was the clear favourite on the night!

Thank you Lisa & Johnny for sharing your gorgeous wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Amac + Wise Photography for allowing us to share today’s photographs!

Photos by Amac + Wise Photography

Lisa and Johnny

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Lisa & Johnny

I can’t tell you how blown away I was by Lisa and Johnny’s amazing wedding. It was a blend of colour, culture and love with the most stunning imagery before my eyes! It’s a mix of vibrant Indian colour and traditional Jewish elements, all on the shores of Western Australia.

Lisa and Johnny spent eight months prior to the wedding living in India and Lisa says “Our main idea behind the wedding was that it would be small and simple, a celebration with our nearest and dearest without getting too carried away and over the top with a big budget wedding.” The couple married in Perth and celebrated all weekend with their international guests. “We planned a whole weekend full of festivities, with a Thursday night welcome dinner, a massive Friday night dinner for 60 guests, a picnic at Kings Park for about 80 guests (fully catered with salads, sandwiches and sweets!) and then the culmination of it all, our wedding on the Sunday.”

Johnny wore a Saba suit while the groomsman wore floral shirts from Politix. and the bridesmaids wore violet purple gowns from Sheike. Lisa wore Lisa Ho. She says “My dress was bought off the rack in a Lisa Ho store a whole year before the big day.  I was always sure I wouldn’t wear a typical bridal gown – and I loved that this dress was easy, no fuss and still so beautiful and elegant.

I was undecided on the veil, but about 2 months before the day decided I might as well wear one, we had to get it dyed to complement the silvery grey colour of the dress and I was SO happy I wore it, I felt it just added a touch of “bride” to the ensemble.” Thiana Sperry styled Lisa’s hair and makeup.

Lisa and Johnny were married in a Jewish ceremony at the Indiana Tea House in Cottesloe, They bought a beautiful tablecloth in India (which they now use in their home) for their chuppah. They also had the head coverings for the men (traditional for a Jewish ceremony) made in India.

Lisa walked down the “aisle” to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz played live by two members of Bootyjooce. One of Lisa’s favourite moments was having her parents stand with her under the chuppah.

Lisa and Johnny’s ceremony was performed by Ron Samuel.

Check back this afternoon for Lisa and Johnny’s colour filled reception!

Photos by Amac + Wise Photography

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