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Creative Colour – Cherry Red

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


I’ve been getting a lot of colour questions lately so thought it was time to introduce a new series! Creative Colour! Creative Colour is all about taking great colours and exploring ways of using them plus unique and fresh colour combinations. Each colour will be accompanied by a long list of suggestions so you can pick the combination that suits you and your wedding palette.

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Cherry red a voluptuous colour which can be as elegant or over-the-top as our heart desires. Give it a Spanish or Asian style edge or tone it down by just using small touches of this vibrant colour.

Cherry Red could be accessorised with:

- Black and charcoal grey to balance its brightness

- Touches of turquoise or orange for an explosion of fun

- Sky blue, ‘Tiffany’ blue, a watery ‘greyed-off’ blue

- Linen – stone, putty, taupe shades, add small touches of ivory for pizzazz

- Touches of hot pink, olive green, grey-green or deep, aubergine purple

- Silk, shantung, velvet, linen – keep fabrics luxurious and generous, embroidered fabrics such as that seen on saris or Chinese silk

- Brightly coloured paper lanterns

- Red crockery or glassware or mix crockery colours from your palette

- Pewter, brass, black wrought iron, gilding for a touch of opulence

- Vintage fabrics in large florals and crockery featuring polka dots or stripes

- Toffee apples, red lollipops, candy canes

- Red shoes, beaded clips, vintage jewellery, luscious red lipstick

- Black or red glass chandeliers, moody décor and lighting, cream beeswax candles

- Green or fiery coloured orchids, deep red roses, bougainvillea, camellias, red berries, carnations, poinsettia, fuchsia, gerbera

- Sturt Dessert Pea, Callistemon, Christmas Bush, Leucospermum

- Necklines or hemlines embellished with richly coloured beading in reds greens, oranges, purples or in black

- Vintage fabric covered furniture edged in dull gold – think of a French Court

- Lace fans, black lace appliqué for a Spanish touch

- Berry desserts, fresh cherries, rosé wine, duck with cherry sauce

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Villeroy & Boch Glass from Peters of Kensington, cherries from Martha Stewart Weddings, hairpiece from, Valentine shoe from Zu

Mismatched Bridesmaids

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


I still love seeing bridesmaids in their own individual styles (see last year’s multi-styled bridesmaids post here). Here are a few more snaps of bridesmaids that I’ve been collecting (I seem to do that a lot!) that have pulled it off beautifully!

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Photo from Martha Stewart

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Photo by Elizabeth Medina Photography via Lucky Me!

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Photo by Matthew Morgan via We Met In A Bar

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Photo by Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty

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Photo by Jen Huang via A Practical Wedding

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Photo from Nikki and John’s Wedding

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Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings

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Photo by Matthew Morgan via We Met In A Bar (How great are the boots?)

Melbourne Brides- Don’t Forget To Enter!

by | Bride, Competitions


If you’re a Melbourne bride to be, don’t forget to enter the competition to win one of two double passes (valued at $40) to the upcoming Melbourne Bride magazine expo in June! Check out the entry for more details on how to enter.

Emma and John – The Celebration

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


I’m back with part two of Emma and John’s Perth wedding!

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Emma’s bridesmaids wore gowns from Jealousy Bridal while the guys wore suits by Tony Barlow Menswear.

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Emma’s favourite moment was taking a private walk with John through Perth’s Kings Park.

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Emma and John’s reception at Matilda Bay Restaurant was filled with personal touches. As a nod to John’s Polish heritage, each guest was given a miniature bottle of vodka. During the best man’s speech, the guests saluted with their bottles and broke out in a traditional celebratory Polish song! Emma and her bridesmaids estimated that their DIY stationery took over 100 hours to complete! The wedding menus were created with the help of Tess of Paper Fusion.

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Emma and John had a close friend choreograph their bridal waltz to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” Emma’s mother said it was one of the standout moments for her, her words were, “you had to pick my jaw up off the ground”.

Emma’s father (who is deaf) made a speech with the help of her brother. Although he was very nervous, it was a highlight of the wedding day for the couple, and he even cracked a joke!

John’s best friend disappeared  from the reception for awhile – his secret mission? Arranging rose petals in the shape of a love heart on the couples bed in their honeymoon suite!

Thank you Emma and John for sharing your beautiful, heartfelt celebration with Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Jennifer Regan of Anna Rose Photography for sharing the photographs with us!

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Regan of Anna Rose Photography

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