Gorgeous Gowns “Just Us Two” From Intique & Co

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


This absolutely gorgeous inspiration shoot was put together by the girls at wedding boutique Intique & Co to capture their beautiful range of gowns and accessories. The shoot shows off gorgeous gowns from Monique Lhuillier and Claire Pettibone as well as subtly beautiful styling and romance which was captured by Trish from Tealily Photography in that dreamy way I love so much about Trish’s work.

Natalie tells of the concept behind the shoot. “Although I have a love of big weddings, there is nothing quite like an intimate elopement. Just the bride and groom, a secluded spot with beautiful decor and an amazing photographer to capture it all. The shoot named “Me and You just us 2″  was loosely based on a 1970s style elopement and was designed to depict that no matter the size of a wedding,  true love conquers all.”

Set design, Styling & Flowers: Intique & Co / Cinematographer: Ebony Cameron / Hair & Makeup Artist: Leah Sguazzato / Dresses: Intique & Co / Shoes: Intique & Co / Accessories: Intique & Co / Vintage Mustang: Tim Cherry / Models: Haylee & Luke
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Vendor of the Week – Kate Lee Makeup

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? Do you have much planned for the week ahead? I believe the Christmas rush of gatherings has begun, my head is spinning but it’s so much fun!

First up, as is Monday morning tradition, nod and a bow to the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Please take a moment and check out our fantastic, passionate directory members. The ones who wake up every day and love what they do! From Favors & Decor Accessories, Cinematography, Hair & Beauty, Resources to the sweet treats that are Cakes! We’re adding more vendors every single day so if you love your wedding vendors, please tell them about us so we can continue to fill the pages with amazing talent!

Our vendor of the week this week is one brilliant talent. Kate Lee Makeup is a Sydney based hair & makeup artist who has so much experience in commercial work you’ll know her work without knowing her name! Kate’s experience in commercial, beauty and bridal brings a certain professionalism to her work on brides on their wedding days, but it also brings a lot of trade secrets and expert know how that money can’t buy.

We asked Kate from Kate Lee Makeup five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

My favourite after 5 drink is a gorgeous glass of red, pinot would do just fine 🙂

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I have two kids…….. getaway? What’s that, hehe, so my favourite thing to do on the weekends is spend all my time with them, playing whatever game they have made up that day.

Favourite restaurant?

Manly Mexican, totally not fancy but omg! The food there is out of control amazing. If you like Mexican its the place to go…mmm. yum!

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

Poached eggs on sourdough with avocado and tomato. mmmm….and a large soy cap…god wish it was Sunday right now.

Your favourite wedding story?

I love doing weddings, I don’t really have one particular favourite wedding story. I love being apart of someone’s special day, I just love seeing the dresses and the flowers and I love how everyone has their own individual style and influence, and how all the weddings I do are so different in looks and feel. I love how everyone is so happy and excited and all the friends and family are coming together for this amazing celebration. It’s just a lovely moment to be apart of. I always try to follow up and see how their day went and I always love to see the photos.

Visit Kate Lee Makeup’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week.  Kate Lee Makeup is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory


Snapshot Sunday – Speak Of Love & Memories

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Ben Adams

Kat and James’ Relaxed Brisbane Love Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Kat & James

Sometimes it isn’t about anything but the way the photographs make me feel. That is truthfully the way I select the photos that feature across Polka Dot Bride. Gut instinct if you will. I’m not sure if today’s shoot really got me because of the romantic tunes playing while I’m writing it, or the fact that photographer Jo Bartholomew captured such a quiet sense of complete and utter love for Kat & James. It takes talent to do that I think, to capture the true essence of a couple.

Jo says, “Kat & James met through mutual friends over a conversation about their love for music. Kat plays the accordion in a band and James loves to play the guitar. They have a studio in their house. We shot them getting ready at their house and then we traveled to the farm where Kat grew up. They played their musical instruments, had some wine, picked grapefruits from the trees and finished up paddling and dancing in the creek as the sun went down!! ”

Photographer: Jo Bartholomew