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Lisa Brown

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


My cousin got engaged a few weeks ago. My cousin is elegant, she’s sure of herself and she’s stunning. I must admit I’ve been imagining her wedding dress, the past few days I envisage something modern with a bit of a boho edge, to suit her gorgeous, short, dark curls. Something a little laid-back, but beautiful (like her).

These frocks from designer Lisa Brown would make perfect wedding gowns don’t you think? The collection “Free Spirit” is slightly boho, relaxed and beautifully elegant. Perfect for a beach bride, a spring garden or a wedding followed by a game of bare feet!

Lisa’s design motto is “individual, feminine and feel as beautiful on the skin as they look on the body”. I love how comfortable her gowns seem. For a relaxed wedding? comfort is key!

Photos from Lisa Brown

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Snaphot Sunday – Many Roads Ahead

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


This photo by Ben Adams reminds me of me, it’s what I would have done at that age (Mother Polka, after showing her this photo told me I would have been closer). So many roads ahead, so many dreams waiting to come true.

Photo by Ben Adams

Janelle and Bryan Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements, International


Today’s session is so full of beautiful colour and life! All the way from North Carolina, it’s the engagement session of Janelle and Bryan- two school teachers! Bryan proposed to Janelle with a treasure hunt that led to her two favourite things- skittles and diet Sundrop…and an engagement ring!

Naturally, the couple payed homage to their lifestyle by setting up school desks at the Carrigan Farm apple orchards. There was also a nod to the proposal!

Photos today are by Sassyfras Studios, have a lovely weekend!

Photos by Sassyfras Studios.

Claire And Chris – The Celebration

by | Australia - ACT, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


How beautifully sunny is today’s wedding? Just the thing for a cold July day! I love how Claire and Chris spent the day together – makes for an intimate and relaxed feeling!

The ceremony and reception were held in the Lavender Courtyard of the Canberra Hyatt Hotel. Claire says “We wanted to have a gourmet BBQ/garden party reception and the venue was perfect.  We wanted relaxed, good food and good company.  The courtyard enabled us to set the ceremony up in one quadrant, had bocce setup in the other and the reception/dance floor and band in the other two quadrants.”

Claire and Chris walked down the aisle together to “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. Guests were given handmade rose petal cones, made by Claire and filled with rose petals from Simply Rose Petals to scatter down the aisle in memory of Claire’s late mother, it also was a touch of Claire’s mother bringing them down the aisle.

The ceremony was conducted by Graeme Hush From Heartlands ( and included handwritten vows – a suggestions of Claire’s aunt. During the registry signing, Claire’s sister sang “Bubbly” and “Kiss Me”. They newlyweds walked back up the aisle to “Steal My Kisses”.

Tables were decorated with white tablecloths, mirrors, old jars collected by friends tied with ribbon and plenty of pink and green blooms. In lieu of traditional placecards, Claire and Chris used chalkboard place mats. At each table were two extra places for the bride and groom, who in lieu of a head table, mingled with guests and joined each table for a different course!

The couple did away with a lot of traditions- including wedding cake and the first dance. Clare says “Chris and I are a bit shy when it comes to dancing, we did not have a first dance, we did spend some time on the dance floor (hired from Barlens) though, just not while everyone’s eyes were on us only.”

Providing a fun atmosphere for their barbecue reception was important to Claire & Chris, Claire says “We just wanted the wedding to be a party and a celebration.  We wanted it to be a continuation of our relationship rather than the beginning.” Some of the fun touches included leaving chalk on the tables for guests to use on their personal chalkboards, setup a lolly bar in pinks, browns and greens (even featuring customised M&Ms with their faces) and setting up a “crazy station” filled with props for guests to take some fun photos together!

Thank you Claire & Chris for sharing your gorgeous wedding day with us on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Robeccer of Adori Studios for sharing with us today’s photographs!

Photos by Adori Studios

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