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Natalie and Todd

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Natalie & Todd

I feel like I have stepped into a Hollywood movie with today’s wedding. It’s pure glamour from the Natalie’s beautiful ruffled ballgown, to the stunning details at the reception. Brisbane always manages to bring through a whimsical elegance and today’s shines with the fuchsia gowns of the bridesmaids and the soft stolen looks.

Today’s photographer is Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions. To say Marcus is a master at what he does is an understatement- he is one of Australia’s leading photographers teaching workshops all over the world. Marcus captures both impromptu and posed moments in a stylish and really very beautiful way.

Natalie’s wore a traditional ballgown with a ruffled twist created by Darb Bridal Couture.

Always Fabulous Flowers created richly toned rose bouquets in pinks and oranges for the bridesmaids, while Natalie held a more traditional white bouquet.

Check back this afternoon for Natalie and Todd’s decadent reception!

Photos by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions

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Valerie and John Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Valerie & John

A completely different style of shoot to end the “engagement day” today on Polka Dot Bride, one that I love for its rich tones, it’s sultry mood and the beautiful black and whites.

Shauna, of K & S Photography who submitted today’s shoot says, “This couple met while working in a movie theatre and the groom to be is an aspiring actor so they wanted something a little different for their engagement session.

They both have a love of the classic film noir so we set out to create a sort of movie set with Jon playing the detective and Valerie the femme fatale. I wanted the images to feel like movie stills so the two were focused on each other and not the camera. The shoot was a lot of fun and the images created fit the moody feel of the classic film noir.”

Photos by K & S Photography

Emma and Mike Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Emma and Mike

We’re back in Western Australia with this fun engagement shoot of Emma and Mike! There is a polka dot dress, chuck taylors and even an appearance from the couple’s littlest addition- William!

As you know, I am big fan of a couple’s personal story- so here’s the story of Emma and Mike as told by Emma! “We met in the UK (where I’m from) nearly ten years ago, when Mike was just 18 and I was a relatively old lady of 22! We met about three weeks before he was due to come back to Perth, so after he left most of our dates during the first year of our relationship were four-hour phone conversations. Of course, by the time we were together in person, we knew everything there was to know about each other! If falling hard for each other in three weeks counts as ‘love at first sight’, that’s definitely what it was! And although the age gap was big enough to worry some other people back then, by now it’s become insignificant….at least after six years of being together he finally left university, with his two degrees, although I’d gone back to uni during that time too!

I moved to Perth to be with Mike, and have been here now for most of the last nine years. I recently got my first Australian passport! During a trip back to the UK over the 2008 – 2009 Christmas and New Year holidays Mike proposed at the top of a mountain in the alps! We were on a skiing holiday with my extended family in La Plagne in France, and Mike took the rare opportunity of being with my Dad to do things properly and ask his permission to marry me. The next day Mike pretended to have an injured leg so we couldn’t ski with everyone else, and instead suggested we take the cable car up to the highest point in the resort for breakfast in the chalet restaurant up there. When I sat down at the table with our “chocolat chaud” and picked up my napkin, there was a sparkly something underneath it – an engagement ring! Apparently he’d wanted to hide it in a snowball, but was so nervous he couldn’t pack the snow together tightly enough!

Lots of my family and friends are traveling to Perth from the UK for the wedding, and we’re spending the week before the wedding down in the Margaret River Region with them all….

Photos are by the gorgeous Clare Day of Clare Day Photographic Design.

Of course there is a story behind little William too, you can read it here.

Photos by Clare Day Photographic Design

Hayley and Chris Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Hayley and Chris

A change of pace now to the engagement shoot of Hayley & Chris! Taking place near Dunsborough at Wise Winery and Quindalup Beach in Western Australia. Hayley says “We wanted a mix of natural shots and a few quirky ones which included large ‘LOVE’ letters on the beach and picnic blankets at the winery.

Chris proposed to me on Santorini, Greece in June last year just before sunset. It was an amazing end to a five week long trip taking in several European countries.

Our wedding is also planned ‘Down South’ with a beach ceremony near my parents beach house in Quindalup (also where our beach photos were taken) and small reception at Bunkers Café, Bunker Bay. We can’t wait to show all closest friends and family how beautiful the area is and celebrate over the weekend.”

These dreamy photos were snapped by Sue-Lyn Moyle of Margaret River Fine Art Photography.

Photos by Margaret River Fine Art Photography

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