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Corina and Ian

by | Australia - Tasmania, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Corina and Ian

A little nod to our southern friends today- a beautiful beach side wedding in Tasmania! In fact today’s couple Corina and Ian loved Tasmania so much, they traveled from Adelaide just to marry at their favourite place- Avalon Coastal Retreat.

Avalon holds a special place in Corina’s heart- it was where Ian proposed! “Last August, Ian (my now husband) tricked me into believing a friend had offered us free accommodation in Tassie. He assured me it was just a shack but when we arrived I discovered it was Avalon! A couple of days into our stay we walked to Wine Glass Bay lookout where we found a quiet spot where Ian proposed. He had planned everything 6 months earlier! We couldn’t imagine our wedding day to be anywhere else but at Avalon.”

Today’s gorgeous photographs are by Jonathan Wherrett.

There was no bridal party for Corina and Ian- just loved ones gathered around them. Corina’s creamy peony bouquet was created by Fig.

Corina walked down the aisle by herself to Maestro from the movie “The Holiday” played by Strings On Fire.

Of their gorgeous laid back Australian reception, Corina says “We wanted the day to be relaxed with canapés and champagne after the ceremony followed by a sit down lunch. We loved the idea of a long table with acoustic guitar played in the background whilst we ate.

People could come and go as they pleased, wonder down to the beach, have their picture taken at Jonathan’s photo booth or sit on the deck. We had simple table decorations consisting of roses for the table and gladdy’s inside.

Name cards, Menus and napkins were tied together with ribbon with a starfish on top. Inside we had candles & shells in hurricane lamps scattered around the room. We didn’t want to over do the decorations as Avalon and the scenery was perfect as it was.” The reception was catered by Angassi Restaurant from Bay Of Fires.

Corina says “We anticipated the weather in Tassie to be intermittent. The morning of the wedding was windy and cloudy  however when I walked out the sun shone …. it was magical. However after entrée and the speeches a big black cloud blew over us and it poured and we were sitting outside for dinner! When the rain passed we took the tablecloths off the tables and continued with the next course! Lucky it was 26 degrees (C) “.

One of Corina’s favourite memories happened during the speeches “I loved the speeches from our parents and friends and not to mention my groom’s speech especially when he announced we are going to Paris for our honeymoon!”

A big thank you to Corina and Ian for sharing their special day with us today on Polka Dot Bride! Congratulations! Thank you also to Jonathan Wherrett for sending over today’s wedding!

Photos by Jonathan Wherrett.

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Charlotte and Warren

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Charlotte and Warren

I seem to be on a bit of a Sydney kick lately, but honestly there are such beautiful weddings coming out of the beautiful city that I can’t resist sharing them! Today’s is completely dreamy- gentle and soft, with the flutter of petals and the soft draping of the bride’s gown.

Charlotte tells the tale of how they met. “We met on a Sunday night out at the Beach Palace Hotel – ‘I met my prince in a palace’ . I spotted Warren from the third floor coming up the escalators and did my utmost to get his attention. We married 7 years later.”

Photos today are by SugarLove Weddings.

Charlotte handmade the bouquets silk and feathers. She purchased additional flowers  from Waverley Exotic.

Charlotte wore a draping strapless gown from Jian Adore. She says “Jian designed and made my dress and veil, she could not have done a more perfect job. It was a pleasure to catch up with her at each fitting. She kindly made me a silk flower for my hair and crystal bracelet which matched my veil, she is so kind.”

Charlotte and Warren were married at Vaucluse House.

A string trio (Anton Koritni 0439 432 226) played “The Prayer” as Charlotte walked down the aisle.

The bridesmaids wore custom made pink gowns while Warren wore a suit from Hugo Boss. The groomsmen wore grey suits from Roger David.

The couple held their wedding reception at the The Tea Room Gunners Barracks.    Guests traveled to the venue on a sunset cruise and enjoyed a tapas style menu.

Sweet Art created a two tier masterpiece cake to fit in with Charlotte and Warren’s styling. It featured duck egg blue, soft pinks and copper accents.

The reception was filled with special touches, Charlotte and Warren made the bouquets, stationery and styled their event. Charlotte says “Warren’s mum made and embroidered our napkins, we had personalised pad printing on our plates.”

The first dance added a touch of humor to the wedding day, Charlotte says “Hmmmm! Well it started off well but then I ended up on my head…. To this day Warren and I debate over who tripped who up but it is something we can laugh about. Truth is I can be clumsy when trying to be all serious and Warren had commented in his speech that he was impressed that I made my way to and down the aisle without any spills. It really was very funny.”

But there’s one more special moment to tell from today’s story…and I’ll leave it to CharlotteWe got married because we wanted to start our family… we conceived on our honeymoon and now have a beautiful boy ‘Harrison’ (9months old).”

A big thank you to Charlotte and Warren for sharing their wedding day with us today on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to SugarLove Weddings for sharing today’s photographs!

Photos by SugarLove Weddings

Luci Di Bella

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


I’ve long been an admirer of Luci Di Bella. Her designs are all about the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and have a beautiful timeless glamour to them.

Designed to compliment the natural lines of the female form, each gown, enhances rather than competes with the bride’s overall look. Skirts are slim, waists nipped in and the most beautiful of laces compliment the smooth lines.

Photos from Luci Di Bella

Vendor Of The Week – Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes! Today is the first day of another working week, so let’s kick off with something sweet to look at – our Vendor Of The Week!

This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Western Australian wedding planner Cathrin D’Entremont of Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings. Cathrin is a self proclaimed wedding nut who creates beautiful weddings for her clients. Born in Germany, Cathrin brings her love of culture to each wedding and a scalable service- from full scale planning to wedding day direction.  Cathrin is also the lady behind The Wedding Workshop – a workshop designed to equip couples with the tools to plan their own wedding.

To learn a little more about Cathrin, we asked her five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Wine, wine and more wine. Red or white, but prefer white most of the time.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I traveled for most of my life and found home to be the best place to be. Unfortunately my computer is at the same place. I love baking and often spend hours in the kitchen cooking something.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

I love Japanese food, especially teppanyaki style and Shabu Shabu. I am still in shock as my favourite restaurant has closed up.

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

I love my cereal, but I am never happy with just one, so I mix 2 or 3 kinds, usually the muesli kind. Always top it with shredded coconut. Fresh orange juice and percolated coffee, lots of it to last me through my paper reading.

Your favourite wedding story?

Every wedding I have been part of is unique, but one will always leave fond memories.

  • Bride was walking down the aisle with Kermit the Frog singing Rainbow Connections while Kermit was sitting on the signing table.
  • Cocktail style reception with freshly shucked oysters
  • Guests had to be dressed “Fabulously” with lots of bling
  • Bridal Entrance with the Muppet theme song
  • Bride danced flamenco for her new husband – with 2 dress changes. She did Flamenco dancing for many years and he had never seen her dance.
  • 50 Wasamba drummers walked up from the car park, colourfully  dressed and their suits covered with flashing lights. Everyone danced wildly with them for 20 minutes when the DJ took over playing: Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot. The guests ran to the dance floor!
  • Bridal Waltz was to the James Bond theme song 007 and he held a plastic gun.
  • The evening ended when the two old guys from the Muppet Show, Waldorf and Statler saying to each other: “Did I miss anything? “ – “No, not much!”

A wedding with all the right elements!

Visit Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings member page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week!Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

Photos by Natasja Kremers Photography

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