Spring Bridal Shower Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


This gorgeous Spring inspired inspiration shoot comes from Californian photographer Sharon De La O Photography made me fall in love with its bright sugar inspired colours. Originally styled by the talented creative team to be a bridesmaid’s luncheon (what a great idea!) I thought it would also provide gorgeous inspiration for a bridal shower.

Sharon explains “The shoot was titled “I Want Candy”.  Since Spring is now upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time to set out upon a bright and cheerful inspiration shoot. Though gorgeous springtime flowers like daffodils, ranunculus and sweet peas speak for themselves, we wanted to make sure that we brought something unique to the table. In addition to the faux trunked tree they draped in acacia branches, Organic Elements created surprising whimsical elements such as marshmallow acorns, gumball centered florals and crushed sugar and marshmallow mushrooms using the candy of A Sweet Addition. Yellow rock sugar made its way onto the table within the votive holders, glowing and sparkling along with the candles.

Since our inspiration was spring, we chose bold fuchsias, yellows, white and pink as our colours. ”

Photographer: Sharon De La O Photography / Venue: Estancia La Jolla / Floral Design: Organic Elements / Candy: A Sweet Addition / Invitations & Stationery: Lauren M Design / Rentals: Concepts Event Design / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bridesmaid Boutique / Makeup Artist: Melissa Rae & Co. / Hairstylist: Nicomi Morris
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Mrs Press Bridesmaids 2012

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


The gorgeous Clare Press has released her 2012 bridesmaids collection and in usual Mrs Press style it’s a bohemian mix of vintage and quirkiness.  Mrs Press’s Summer 2012 collection “Light Hearts” is made  bespoke in the Mrs Press Paddington studio. Each gown, made to order, means you can work with Mrs Press to mix and match her selected fabrics and patterns to customise the gowns for your own maids.

‘Light Hearts” is a  little more playful that Clare’s older collections, but the summery sorbet colours and classic fifties shapes are such a nice alternatives for your bridesmaids or even for your own wedding gown.

Imagine these for a garden wedding, the soft feminine styles a perfect counter-point to your long softly flowing wedding dress. And best of all, they are so cute, your maids can wear them after the wedding.

Images by Mrs Press

Vendor of the Week – Amy Nelson-Blain Wedding Cinematography

by | Blog News, Bride


Dotties! What a weekend it has been, May for some reason is always an insane month in my life and this May? Well it’s already started off with a bang! More on that soon!

Kicking off our Monday with a peek at the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory!

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is full of fantastic wedding suppliers who can help bring your wedding day to life. From Photography, Favors & Decor Accessories, Cakes, Bridal Gowns and even Stationery & Paper Goods Check it out and see what you might find!

I am the sentimental sort, so I think wedding films are an essential to a wedding day. Nothing is quite the same as hearing your wedding vows, seeing loved ones who have passed dancing, to your favourite song and even showing this most precious day to your future children. I will happily watch anybody’s wedding film knowing each one is a sacred moment in time and full of so much love and so many memories.

So with that, today I introduce our vendor of the week Amy Nelson-Blain Wedding Cinematography. Amy captures beautiful films, not only of weddings but of engagements and everything in between to help you relive your wedding day.

To learn a little more about the face behind the business, we asked Amy of Amy Nelson-Blain Wedding Cinematography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
A hot milky cup of tea! That is, if I am relaxing at home.

Recently while I was out to dinner with friends, I tried a “Purple Haze” cocktail, which included Gin, Violette Liqueur, Lemon Juice and Egg whites – It was divine and such a pretty violet colour!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

A secret cottage nestled in a mountain valley. Far away from the hustle and bustle, drinking wine and listening to good music.

Favourite restaurant?

That’s a tough one. My favourite Sushi restaurant is Sagunja, and Spice Temple is probably the best Asian cuisine restaurant that I have been to in Sydney.

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

Rye/Wholemeal pancakes with maple syrup, cream and fruit! And a hot chai latte!

Your favourite wedding story?

My favourite would have to be something that occurs in the editing room, whilst scrubbing through the wedding footage; the bride and groom wear lapel microphones during their ceremony vows, I love listening to the sweet nothings that they whisper to each other that no one else can hear, but the tiny microphone picks it up. It is so precious!


Visit Amy Nelson-Blain Wedding Cinematography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Amy Nelson-Blain Wedding Cinematography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Hold Me Tight

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Love, Katie & Sarah