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Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie Giveaway

by | Bride, Competitions


Wearing something pretty and practical when getting ready on one of the most important days of your life, adds to the fun and excitement. And, surrounded by your bridesmaids and loved ones… creates happy memories and gorgeous “getting ready” photos.

Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie was born from the idea of  bringing “breezy happiness, cosy comfort and easy-living chic to apparel, adornment and interiors”. Featuring a chic range of stunning bridal and bridesmaid robes as well as camisoles, dresses and lounge pants… and oh, the sweet Lil’ Getting Ready Dress… all in gorgeous fabrics and divine prints.

The perfect ensembles to slip into on your wedding day morning and wear throughout your honeymoon, around the house and on long summer days!

And… the Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie girls are joining with Polka Dot Bride today for a very special giveaway.


Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie are offering one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader a gorgeous lingerie package including a robe, camisole set, lounge pant and tank, just right to outfit you for the primping and preening of your wedding day morn.

To win a Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie set valued at $298 (USD) simply leave a comment on this post telling us in 25 words or less your favourite fabric print on the Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie website and why?

The winner will be chosen by the Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie Team and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. Fabric choice is based on availability. The prize must be redeemed within one year. If no contact is made within one month, the prize will become null and void. This prize is not redeemable for cash. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes 15th November 2011 at 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time).

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Collezione Bridal Couture

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bridal Fashion, Bride


I really love discovering new Australian bridal designers and showcasing their work on Polka Dot Bride. So when I stumbled upon Shuan Kuan of Collezione Bridal Couture, I really wanted to share her creations with you.

Based in Perth, Collezione Bridal Couture creates one of a kind gowns for their customers. From modern and slick, to vintage and opulent. I think what struck me most about the gowns Collezione produces is the texture- I love different fabrics and I love when they’re used in an innovative way and Collezione pulls together the fabrics to create an intricate gown with many layers, embellishments and cuts to be truly unique.

Designer Shuan was brought up in a  family of five girls so has always loved the girly and the pretty, She loves prominent features and sophistication.

Shuan notes, “What makes me most contented being a wedding gown designer are the happy brides we meet. In our boutique, we share many happy tears with our brides and it’s definitely a sense of satisfaction that is irreplaceable. I love dealing with confident brides, those who overlooks the importance of size, height, or any physical imperfection. They believe that they are beautiful and their husbands-to-be love them for who they are and trust that I will create a gown that suits them and that will bring out the best of them. These brides’ confidence really brings out the beauty of them and make that special moment walking down the aisle very magical. The glow and smile on their faces really makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Along with bridal gowns, Collezione also create bridesmaid gowns, evening gowns and the boutique even houses a florist and makeup artist to help pull together your wedding day look.

Images by Collezione Bridal Couture

Vendor of the Week – Lara Luz Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dots!! This week is such a funny one with Melbourne Cup right in the middle (which means it is definitely, completely Spring!) It’s almost time to launch into the festivities the end of the year brings, but I’m not quite ready for it- how about you?

Let’s kick off our week of inspiration with a spotlight on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! I am so proud of the people we have in our directory because they are SO talented and SO friendly and we really enjoy each and every day we work with them. From all different price points, to all different styles – they’re all understanding of the Polka Dot culture and love working with our readers! Take a peek and see what you might find!

I’m so very happy to introduce this week’s vendor of the week photographer Lara Luz! Lara describes herself as “a little different to most”. She loves photographing weddings with a twist and creates such a beautiful sense of drama in her photographs to accompany the stories she tells. Lara photographs both weddings and commitment ceremonies and makes a point of getting to know her couples.

To find out more about Lara Luz (Photography) we asked Lara five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?

I’m one of those strange creatures that doesn’t drink alcohol so a nice refreshing blood orange Agrum does the trick nicely!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I’m a huge fan of the beach. There’s nothing like taking the one you love for a romantic beach getaway.

Favourite restaurant?

My favourite restaurant is constantly changing. Right now I’m into nice, wintery pub grub at the Union Hotel. They make a great steak sandwich too.

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

My partner and I spend our available Sunday morning’s at our local cafe eating scrambled eggs with bacon. They make the best scrambled eggs in Melbourne.

Your favourite wedding story?

I’d have to say it would be from a wedding I shot in Queensland. Never having had been there before I just wasn’t used to all the toads they have up there. It was an extremely hot day and as soon as the sun dropped, they all came out and sat around the lights in the garden. I got the biggest fright when I went outside and realised that I was literally surrounded by them. They were everywhere!
Needless to say I headed back inside rather quickly.

Visit Lara Luz’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Lara Luz is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Happy Feet

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Lisa Michele Burns

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