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Vendor Of The Week- White Designs

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dots! It’s time for another week and another week full of beautiful wedding inspiration, ideas and wonderful Australian wedding goodness!

Our Monday morning showcase is up first though- it’s time to show some love to Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! Our directory is a little over a year old and along with the help of the lovely Ms Paisley has been rapidly growing full of talented Australian & international wedding vendors. We love our vendors- not only because they are brilliantly talented, but because they love Polka Dot Bride readers and the way you want your wedding to really show who you are! Take a peek and see if the wedding vendor you’re dreaming of is in there!

Jules & Guy Sebastian’s Special Day from White Designs on Vimeo.

Angus & Rebecca’s Gorgeous Day! from White Designs on Vimeo.

Briana & Richard from White Designs on Vimeo.

I’m turning on the audio this morning and getting out the tissues- nothing quite moves me like a beautiful wedding video! The looks appearing on faces, the little glances, little touches- they’re all there!  This week’s Vendor Of The Week is wedding cinematographer White Designs!

White Designs (who also own and run wedding photography studio SugarLove Pictures) have a talent in capturing weddings beautifully. They take a candid approach and mix it with documentary style filming, black and white features and (very apt) music choices. The Signature service is a new option for White Designs brides, shot on the new DSLR systems, it comes with unlimited options- including unlimited coverage, unlimited crew and unlimited editing hours.

To learn a little more about White Designs,we asked Leigh five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Baileys & Milk on ice

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Our beach house on the coast (or) anywhere my husband & 2 little boys are

Favourite restaurant?

In Sydney – Buon Ricordo & on the coast, Bells.

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

Husbands peach & maple syrup pancakes with vanilla icecream

Your favourite wedding story?

Ours of course – a dream wedding weekend at a private estate in the Blue Mountains. A re-creation of 1920’s glamour in the spirit of the Cotton Club/Great Gatsby with a touch of Bogart & Bacall in the vows. The property was sold several years later and we serendipitously bought the bed we slept in on our wedding night which has since become a family heirloom

Visit White Design’s Page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! White Designs is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory


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Snapshot Sunday – Drive My Car

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I love this photo of bride Belinda as she arrives at the wedding ceremony  (see more here). I wonder who she has seen that makes her so excited?

Photo by Karen Buckle

Simone and Simon Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Simone and Simon

A funky engagement shoot for you this Saturday! From the super cool photographer Steven Elmer. Steven shared such bubbly words that (sorry Steven!) I had to share them all with you to describe the shoot!

“I am so excited. Julian and I went out for an engagement shoot. It is a bit of a late one, but it was still rad. Simon and Simone are by far two of the most insanely cool, calm and collected people that I have ever had the chance to meet. When they first arrived in their sharp little Toyota Hatchback, I knew that they were going to be the best couple that we have both had a chance to shoot in a LONG time, if not yet.

After we got chatting, about camera’s (Simon is an avid photographer as well) and boat shoes (which he rocked out) we soon found our groove, we all talked about shooting a real contemporary, minimalist style shoot. They both brought awesome props, an old KORG Synth and a Holga Camera. Needless to say that, with their flare, their city style and awesome smiles, it wasn’t too long before their true and straight out obvious love for each other was showing.

Simone and Simon just married in a black tie wedding and chose  Steven and Julian (of Kariz Matik Photography) to shoot it together!

Photos by Steven Elmer

Crystal and Jon Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Crystal and Jon

Just a treat this morning- a shoot from the other side of the world (we love our stateside friends!) the engagement of Crystal and Jon!

In the words of Jon, “The first time I met Crystal, I thought she was extremely cute and was intrigued. But what turned things for the much better was when I heard her sing for the first time. Her voice melted my heart to the ground. We were able to serve together at a Christian youth camp and the rest is history. Now, we are about to get married in December and I am so lucky that i get to see her and hear her voice everyday of my life.”

Connie of Connie Lyu Photography took today’s absolutely delicious images and  adds, “For the record, he heard her singing to a Disney song in the back of car along with a bunch of other camp counselors, and soon after that started a semi-long distance relationship between LA and San Diego. They love musicals and having big-laughs all around. They’re getting married in Anaheim this December.”

Photos by Connie Lyu Photography

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