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Anna and Danion

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

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Anna and Danion

It’s a long weekend in Australia (For ANZAC Day. Lest We Forget.) So I thought I’d leave you with this beautiful wedding from Denmark, Western Australia. Anna and Danion were married in Forest Hill Vineyard in Denmark, Western Australia.

Anna says “We tried to use as many local companies as possible – and Etsy! I also wanted my dress and bridesmaid dresses to be made by Australian designers. Many of the details for our wedding were inspired by Polka Dot Bride.”

Photos today are by Nic Duncan

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Anna and Danion made their own invitations using papers from Cristina Re.

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Anna and Danion’s ring bearer carried a Paloma’s Nest bowl stamped with “Forest Hill Vineyard” and their wedding date.

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Guests were offered champagne with fresh raspberries to enjoy during the ceremony.

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Anna walked down the aisle at 5pm to a light sprinkling of rain. Her tune of choice? “This Years Love” by David Gray. Anna wore a gown from Matthew Eager with a Rose & Ruby silk flower in her hair. Her bridesmaids wore floor length “Portobello Rose” Rose & Ruby gowns from the Summer 2008 collection.

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Instead of a red carpet, Anna decorated the aisle herself with eight paper parasols she sprayed lightly with light gold shimmer and sat them in birdcage like stands.

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While Anna and Darion had their photos taken amongst the vines, their guests were served gourmet pizzas in the vineyard’s cellar.

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Anna says “We then had a 3 course meal and lots of dancing in the restaurant that overlooked farms and forest. The farmers on the opposite hill said they could hear our wedding from their farm – it was so much fun! The dance floor opened out onto a balcony and everybody was dancing on the balcony.”

With a beautiful chocolate wedding cake made by a local baker passed around during dancing and favors of local treats (toffee from The Toffee Factory and sandalwood bath salts from Mount Romance) and a personal note from the bride and groom, the guests were kept celebrating until well into the night!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us Anna and Danion! Congratulations on your beautiful marriage! Thank you also to Nic Duncan for allowing us to share these sweet photographs today!

Photos by Nic Duncan

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Vendor Of The Week – The Little White Wedding Company

by | Blog News, Bride

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Every Monday morning we randomly choose a vendor from Ms Polka Dot’s Directory to be our Vendor Of The Week!

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This week’s Vendor Of The Week is The Little White Wedding Company. The Little White Wedding Company is a Brisbane based wedding planner who offers a wide range of planning services, including wedding styling to help you out if you’re in a pickle about your wedding day style. Owner Victoria is not only a wedding planner, but she’s also an author! Victoria authored ‘The Little White Wedding Book’ – her own personal take on planning your wedding!

To help you get to know The Little White Wedding Company, we quizzed Victoria five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Lychee or apple martini depending on who is making it!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Being a business owner there aren’t many weekends available to go away (especially in the wedding industry!) but come the occasional long weekend I like to treat myself to a trip to Melbourne or Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Favourite restaurant?

Either Piaf at Southbank where the food is absolutely delicious or Aria Restaurant, you can’t go past Matt Moran!!

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

I’m afraid I’m a bit boring in this regard. Being vegetarian there’s no big bacon breakfast for me but instead some homemade Bircher muesli with a touch of honey and rice milk.

Your favourite wedding story?

I don’t really have a favourite wedding story. Weddings are such personal events and because of this I always end up forming a friendship with each couple. It’s too hard to separate them because they’re all special to me. I do however always love hearing about how each couple met whether it be through a mutual friend, high school sweethearts or everything in between!

The Little White Wedding Company is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You can check out the The Little White Wedding Company website here or see more of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members by visiting our directory! You can also visit our Vendor of The Week at any time by clicking our “Vendor Of The Week” button in the right sidebar!

Snapshot Sunday – As The Roses Lift Their Heads

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays

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From Crystal and Matt’s wedding (see more here)

Photo by Simply Bloom Photography

Lexie and Will Engaged

by | Australia - ACT, Bride, Engagements

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Happy Saturday! Today’s shoot comes to us from Dan O’Day Photography.

Lexie was lovely enough to share the story of her engagement to Will. “Will and I met 4 years ago, shortly before he was posted to Darwin for work. After doing the long distance thing for three and a bit long years, I finally had the opportunity to move to Darwin and grabbed it with both hands! Will was very sneaky in planning the proposal – after a long week at work he suggested that we go out to dinner for a relaxing night. Being fairly new to Darwin, I didn’t really pay attention to the fact that he was driving in completely the wrong direction to the restaurant. Next thing I know, we’re parking next to the ocean and I’m being surprised with a picnic dinner!! The view over the ocean from our little spot was simply breathtaking and the picnic was perfect. We watched an amazing sunset together and just as the sun reached the horizon – Will proposed!!

Our wedding is set to be held in Canberra in November this year. We have some amazing plans for it – incorporating all things pretty and vintage with an overall touch of springtime elegance. I’m so excited!!”

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Photos by Dan O’Day Photography

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