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Angela and Nathan

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



Angela and Nathan

A short wedding feature this morning, but the bride and groom were so happy and it took place in Byron Bay (where the sun shines!) that I thought it was a nice little interlude into our day.

Photographer Kirra Cheers captured today’s wedding and shared all the lovely details! “Both originally from Australia, Angela and Nathan met through work in London. With family scattered all over Australia, they decided to get married somewhere central where they would enjoy returning to for holidays.””



The bride wore a pale pink gown from Collette Dinnigan. Kirra says “Pre wedding photographs were taken at ‘The Byron at Byron’ where Angela got ready. The bridal party was then transported to the ceremony by the ‘luv dub’, a striking red and white Volkswagen that is available for hire for weddings. A unique and very ‘Byron’ experience.”






“Angela & Nathan were married on the 30th January in beautiful Byron Bay at Watego’s Beach. Although it rained for most of the day, the sun shone for the beach ceremony and nothing could have wiped the smiles off their faces.” Angela walked down the aisle to “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez.




“Champagne was served on the beach after the ceremony and the guests gradually departed for Melaleuca House were the reception was held.””








“During the photo tour, a sudden downpour caught us all by surprise and we were stranded halfway up the beach. The groom and his groomsmen made a run for it while the girls huddled under their parasols. Feeling slightly deserted by the men, I think we were all surprised and relieved to see them running down the beach with umbrellas in hand. It was an impressive rescue mission. Everyone took the impromptu soaking in their stride, and I was able to get some great photos.

The rest of the photo tour ran smoothly and I captured some really dramatic images with the storm clouds gathering in the background. It is always a pleasure to photograph a couple who are so in love.”

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Kirra says “The entire day was orchestrated by Sonja from Byron Bay Weddings and Beyond. She took care of everything so that Angela and Nathan were able to enjoy their day without the stress.” The couple’s good friend from London sang “Summertime” with the live band for their first dance.

Thank you to Angela and Nathan, thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Kirra Cheers for sharing the photographs today!
Photos by Kirra Cheers.

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Louise Alvarez

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Elegance and grace are the two words that come to mind when I think of Louise Alvarez.

There is a stylish, understated femininity that comes through in the designs – nothing over the top, just visions of a bride walking gracefully down the aisle (or grass, or wherever she may marry!). The designs aren’t loud, they don’t draw attention- but they don’t have to, they let the focus fall on the full picture. I love that.




Photos from Louise Alvarez.

Vendor Of The Week – Mint Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning lovely readers! Welcome to another fresh, brand new week on Polka Dot Bride!

It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into the great businesses that support us!

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This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Mint Photography. A boutique wedding and portrait studio run by the lovely Sarah, Mint Photography is based out of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and has worked for over twelve years in the photography industry. Sarah loves to capture candid natural moments and I find her photographs have such a gentle grace to them!

To get to know Sarah a little better, we quizzed her five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Would have to be a cold glass of Tyrells Vat 1 Semillon from the Hunter Valley, but if I am on holidays, its a Martini with three olives !

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Oh there are too many! Pepper’s Anchorage in Nelson Bay is gorgeous, and the suites in Milton Park, Bowral are just stunning!

Favourite restaurant?

Fu Manchu in Victoria St, Darlinghurst- contemporary Asian BYO – the Beijing dumplings are to DIE for! Get in early so you don’t miss out!

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

Vegemite toast and a nice hot cup of tea out on the deck , but if Stephen cooks bacon and eggs or one of his omelettes I get it in bed xxx How lucky am I!!!

Your favourite wedding story?

There are so many that come to mind , but Ann and Jason’s wedding was particularly memorable- they got married on the most southern tip of the York Peninsular ( Marion Bay) in the Innes National Park in South Australia. I have never seen such beauty in a remote coastal setting. The sunsets, the shipwrecks, the dolphins…. Jason’s indigenous heritage was incorporated into the ceremony and I felt so privileged to be part of such an intimate family wedding.

Mint Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You can check out the Mint Photography website here. You see more of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members by visiting our directory! You can also visit our Vendor of The Week at any time by clicking our “Vendor Of The Week” button in the right sidebar!


Snapshot Sunday – Flying High

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays



Photo by Birdsong Photography via Brendas Wedding Blog

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