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Snapshot Sunday – Walking On A Dream

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Photography By Nadean

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Tamila and Jeremy’s Californian Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Tamila and Jeremy

I love this sweet engagement session submitted by idropphoto. When I think of engagement shoots in California, they’re always filled with lots of sunshine – which is wonderful! But it’s nice to see something a little different. Tamila and Jeremy’s engagement shoot is filled with luscious green fields and mossy landscapes A little delicious don’t you think? (and how much do I love Tamila’s boots?)

Tamila recalls how she met her fiance Jeremy. “Jeremy and I met in the college group of our home church. I was new to the church and still a senior in high school when I joined the young adults group. Jeremy was the worship leader so I noticed him every Tuesday and Sunday. We hadn’t become friends until later. However, Jeremy’s first distinct memory of me was at our Christmas party when it was time to tear down the room, I had stood on a chair to take down the lights and my foot got caught coming down, so I fell right off and hit my head against the wall. Jeremy had thought I hurt myself real bad until I started to laugh, then he thought I was crazy :) A few months later my dad had passed away and that was when I started to get to know Jeremy more since his dad had passed away a few years prior.

Soon we began to hang out in groups together and it wasn’t until almost a year later that Jeremy started to notice me and pray about me. I had also been praying about him. January 13, 2010 was the day he had opened up and said that he had wanted to pursue me. That was the day we began dating and 10 months later on November 21, 2010 Jeremy sang me a song asking for me to follow him and be his wife! The sweetest and greatest day it was! “

Photos by idropphoto Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Creative Colour – Glimmer Gold

by | Bride, Creative Colour


Gold – so luxurious and well – rich looking! It can either be glittery and sparkly, or as we prefer it – seen in a soft sheen, a small detail – just ‘there’ if you look at the overall picture.

Combine with cerise pink and dark chocolate

– With old Antique Rose and Olive Green or Milk Chocolate

– With cream, champagne and ivory

– With other metallics – pinky bronze, or silver or copper

– With black and white

– With Deep Iris and touches of Royal Purple and Sage Green

– With dusty pink, and faded olive green

– With Soft Apricot and Spring Green

– With darker colours such as dark olive, or midnight blue or dark wine red – great for a winter wedding to add a sumptuous look

– With Slate Blue and touches of orange

– With rust and apricot

– With Duck Egg Blue and tiny touches of Bronze

– Try finding glassware and crockery edged in gold – such as wine glasses, ivory plates with gold edging, or Turkish tea glasses

– Cream invitations edged in gold, letterpress in gold on coloured card, embossed card in a subtle gold with chocolate, dark red, navy or olive script

– Table runners over champagne, taupe or cream cloths in a sheer dull gold fabric embellished with beading or embroidery

– Delicate gold filigree jewellery for the bride and maids, gold fob watches for the men, tie clips, cufflinks

– A plain tablecloth, upon which you place china settings in your chosen colour – in plain, floral, edged etc all with some gold detailing included in the pattern, gold handled cutlery, napkins in your tablecloth colour, clear plain glass ware

– Voluptuous arrangements of flowers and leaves set low on the tables with gold taper candles scattered in amongst the flowers

– Even in a rustic setting you can use touches of gold to reflect the shimmer of candlelight – try burlap tablecloths, brown linen napkins, stone ware dinner settings in beige and cream, stone floor, wooden chairs, touches of orange in a few berries in the rustic arrangements, gold squat candles, gold edged platters, or dull gold charger plates

– Think the colours of peacock feathers – use this as inspiration for your wedding palette

– Edible gold leaf on your dessert

– Marzipan fruit or salted caramel macarons dusted in edible gold lustre for your favours

– The bride’s dress could be champagne coloured with subtle gold beading at the neckline, in a belt, or as a patterned ‘catch’ near the hip

– Match the boys ties and pocket squares to the bride’s dress

Boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, Cambria Cove glasses via Brides, Ciarla bridesmaid gown via Brides, Champagne cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Photo by Grub for Brooke and Ulick’s Polka Dot Wedding

Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes! I’m so glad it’s Friday (though truth be told I hope I am sitting on a beach fairly soon!) It’s quiet on the news front this week but I do have some goodies to share!

We’ve had lots of fun talk on the Polka Dot specialty blogs this week (subscribe to all our blogs at once in your feedreader by using this link or hit the subscribe tab on each individual blog to subscribe to each feed!)

A glance into life as a bridal designer with an expert interview on Wendy Makin on Polka Dot Wisdom

Also on Wisdom, behind the scenes of the Karen Willis Holmes Silver Shoot

Shae and Eugenio share their peacock themed wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

Brook and Ulick’s Polka Dot Theme wedding (so sweet!)

Lyndall is going to be sharing so much more about her wedding day soon but first? On Polka Dot Weddings she shares all the “befores”

Alicia shares the sweetest DIY project in the third of her projects for our DIY specialty blog Polka Dot Made!

Feather and Stone? They traveled to Argentina and wrote the most beautiful travel tales on Polka Dot Honeymoons for us!

Don’t forget, we’re always open to new story ideas and new contributors on our specialty blogs! Register for a personalised collection and fill out our contributor application and we’ll be in touch with more information! We’d love to have you! have launched evites for Hen’s parties! Adding to their range of products for hen’s parties, Sucheta has created evites which provide online RSVP tracking, the ability to personalise invitations and send online and a large range of designs. Check out the website for more information.

I love a beautiful tea set, having tea is something of a ritual in my day- I love this modern take on the classic tea set style from Nick Munro available from Royal Selangor in Melbourne’s Block Arcade or online through the Royal Selangor website.  Nick Munro hails from England and fuses design traditions from both Eastern and Western cultures. This latest design is inspired by the Song period. Wouldn’t it be a lovely wedding gift?

Did you see the beautiful Kathryn of Snippet & Ink finally shared her wedding photos? I was in tears at her wedding video and she looks like a royal princess in her wedding photos (which were featured on Martha Stewart this week!) Congratulations Kathryn & Ryan! Check out Kathryn’s blog for more!

The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) held their NSW awards night last weekend Ryan Schembri took out photographer of the year and wedding photographer of the year while Jackie Chan won wedding album of the year and Graham Monro the portrait album! Congratulations to the winners! View the full list of winners here. In the ACT AIPP awards (also held this week) Dan O’Day took out the wedding category. Check the AIPP ACT blog for more!

Now it’s your turn! Tell me your news dear readers!

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