The designers from Sydney bridal designer Jennifer Go are all about the traditional and the classic. After spending years working with brides to create couture, one off gowns, wanting to provide a more price accessible range, Jennifer has launched a ready to wear collection filled with classic shapes and feminine forms.
The gowns are all designed and hand made locally in Sydney. The fabrics and trim are beautiful and including fine french laces and softly draping silks. The sweeping silhouettes are flattering and the soft details Jennifer has included in each gown are understated and beautiful.
Good morning Dotties! It’s a nice refresh to wake up to Monday! Did you have a lovely weekend? What did you get up to?
First up, as is Monday morning tradition, the shiniest spotlight is turned on to the fantastic members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory
Please take a moment and check out our fantastic wedding vendors. We have fabulous Photographers,Cakes, Catering and even Wedding Planners. We’re adding new vendors each and every week and we’re aiming to grow the directory full of passionate, talented vendors who get excited by you, your visions and your wedding days!
Our vendor of the week this week is Sunshine Coast photography duo Glen + Fiona! I love the sense of humor Glen + Fiona have (it makes me giggle!) which means you’ll have no trouble smiling in your wedding photographs! They also capture really beautiful imagery and they capture the entire day (plus they even have a’ get your pictures quick or they’ll pay you a special sauce guarantee!’). I love photographers who make it easy!
We asked Glen from Glen + Fiona five questions in five minutes –
What is your favourite after five drink? I love Yalumba red wine, but I tell my friends I drink Jack Daniels on the rocks.
Your favourite weekend getaway? Byron Bay, hands down. Nothing beats a laze on the beach, followed by watching fire twirlers at sunset.
Favourite restaurant? I’m a big fan of the 4th Floor in Mooloolaba – to-die-for meals. But I can’t go past the peri peri chicken from Nandos on the weekend.
What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning? Omelette – tomato, basil, spinach and mushroom, oh sounds real good just thinking about it. I love my coffee too, gourmet vanilla bean from the Eumundi markets, fills the house with the most amazing aromas. Fiona doesn’t drink coffee, so I usually consume more than my fair share, and act like an idiot all day.
Your favourite wedding story? I have a few lovely stories worth telling, but one that stands out was last years’ wedding in New Zealand that took place only days after the devastating Christchurch earthquake. The church venue that was to be used was destroyed and no longer an option, and much of the plans were in the air 2 days out. We flew in the night before, and we could tell straight away that everyone was pulling together, and this was a wedding that was not going to be called off. We had to drive the long way around everything in the CBD, but other than that, you wouldn’t have known, the wedding day was absolutely beautiful, relaxed and light-hearted. This was one of the strongest couples we’ve ever met. And they we’re on their way back to a townhouse that had no water or plumbing for a night before leaving for their honeymoon, but I know they still say, to this day, they wouldn’t have changed a thing.
The beach is such a beautiful backdrop for Summer engagement shoots- the sand between your toes, the bright blue skies and the curling waves. Photographer Nerida McMurray sent Heidi and Christian’s engagement photos to us which tie in beautifully with this warm (almost Summer!) day!
Heidi tells of how they met. “We met through a mutual friend. We only knew of each other and our mutual friend was really keen to set us up as he thought we would be perfect together. He even suggested a double date but I declined the offer saying its a bit awkward and there’s too much pressure. Christian and l bumped into each other more often, got to know each other better and started dating. We have not looked back since. Thank you to our friend, you were right all along!”
“The proposal was at the beach so we thought a beach shoot would be perfect. We also wanted our pup Milo to be part of it as he was also there during the proposal, half asleep.”
One of their funny memories, was at a wedding! Heidi recalls, “Two years ago, we attended my friend’s wedding and only knew a handful of people. The wedding was held at L’aqua. We started off by having drinks and canapés on the balcony, placed our card into the wishing well and the photographer even took our photo. When it was time to enter the reception, we realised our names were not on the list and we were at the wrong wedding. There were two rooms for L’aqua. We had to ask them to open their wishing well box so we could get our card back.”
“Christian proposed on New Years Eve on Wamberal beach. Before the countdown, we had a few glasses of wine to ease Christian’s nerves. We were sitting on the beach counting down the last 10 seconds of 2011 and Christian suggested l should stand up. I was hesitant at first as l was comfortable but he insisted, saying he had to ask me something. I finally stood up, Christian got down on one knee and popped the question… and l said yes!”