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Legends by Romona Keveza Fall 2012

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


For the bride that is wanting a classic look to her wedding day, the Legends by Romona Keveza collection is nothing short of pure, classic elegance. The diffusion line of designer Romona Keveza embodies the grace and elegance of style icons such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. The classic shapes and silhouettes are designed with rich, beautiful fabrics in mind and accessorised with jeweled belts, lace edged veils and sweet feminine details.

While the collection is yet to be stocked in Australia, I thought the gowns would inspired the brides who are wanting traditional. beautiful wedding gowns and an old time elegance bridal look.

Images by Legends By Romona Keveza

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Vendor of the Week – Encore Media

by | Blog News, Bride


Tick tick, is that the sound of another Monday morning? Why I believe it is – I can hardly believe we have hit February already and yet here we are! The month of love!

So let’s start our week of with a fantastical, talented vendor, a spotlight on a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Out Directory is filling it’s pages with hair & makeup artists celebrants stationers, venues and even wedding planners. We’re always hunting down vendors who match the style and vision we know you have, so turn the pages, click the link and you’re sure to find somebody who suits your vision!

This week’s Vendor of the Week is Sydney cinematographer Encore Media If you’re looking for a cinematographer with a dry sense of humor, who will make you laugh and giggle but capture your day in a beautiful moving format, Troy is your man. Not only is he unobtrusive, but his videos tell the real story of the day. From the speeches, to the stolen glances – they even have the ability to do same day edits so you can show the story of your day during your wedding reception (such fun!) Encore Media focus on telling your story in a way that is all about you two.

We asked Troy from Encore Media five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?

Not a huge drinker but am certainly partial to a James Squire Golden Ale every now and then. It is not unheard of that we occasionally bend the rules and open one before 5 on the odd Friday afternoon.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Weekend? What’s a weekend? On a rare occasion that we have a weekend off I love nothing more than a trip to NSW country or Hunter Region with my wife and 3 kids.

Favourite restaurant?
Any authentic Japanese Izakaya (bar). Something about the combination of food, drink and atmosphere makes it feel like a home away from home.

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

Bacon, egg, cheese, tomato and avocado on toasted Turkish bread. Even more delicious if prepared by someone other than myself.

Your favourite wedding story?

I am a bit of a hopeless romantic so enjoy stories of how people first meet. Over the years there have been a huge variety of beginnings from internet love, high school sweethearts, work colleagues and more. However my favourite is of a recent couple who first met when they were in kindergarten and even had photos of them playing together. They then went their separate ways during their schooling years only to meet up again purely by chance on a European tour with friends. Obviously a spark was lit, one thing lead to another and they ended up getting married.
Of all the people and places in the world, for this couple to meet so young then meet again 20 years later makes me believe in destiny more and more.


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

Snapshot Sunday – Smell the Roses

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Bruce Loves Susie


Ania and Russ’ Art Gallery Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements


Ania and Russ

Art galleries are such wonderful places don’t you think? So many stories to be told and so much beauty on the walls. Today’s couple Ania and Russ celebrated their engagement with a set of photographs together at Carriageworks and the photos  are a mix of the beautiful raw, distressed walls and stunning art (and of course, plenty of Ania and Russ’ love). They come to us today from photographer Marzena Wasilewska.

Ania notes “We had our engagement session about 6 months before the wedding, we thought we would be a great memento from our engagement period, it was important for us do to have it done it the place which we spent lots of time in and was special for us. The session took place in Newtown, Sydney where we lived most of the time, it?s a very creative and inspiring suburb with lots of street art, beautiful terraced houses, second hand bookshops and cosy cafes. The first set of the photos was taken in a modern art space called Carriageworks where Russell and I like to visit every Saturday. It was a beautiful afternoon in August, quite blistery, which we didn’t mind at all! Together with our photographer, Marzena we walked down the streets of Newtown and had lots of fun wandering to all of our favourite spots in the suburb.”

“Russell and I met 6 years ago in London. I was doing a job internship and Russ was getting some international experience as a graphic designer and saving up for his travels. We both ended up in North London in a short-term backpackers accommodation where we would be having breakfast on the stairs in morning or share a glass of Baileys in the evening. Russ is originally from Australia, I am Polish. After my internship had finished and I left London, Russ decided to visit me in Poland where we spent 3 great days together before he got on a plane and flew away to live in New Zealand. We didn’t see each other for 1.5 years during which time we kept in touch by email, phone, sending each other little presents. In 2007 I decided to come to Sydney, so did Russ and we met up at the airport on the same day. A few weeks later we decided to move in together for the time of my stay in Sydney. ”

“The holiday finished eventually and sadly it was time for me to go back to university in Poland. Not wanting to get separated Russ decided to take up the challenge and come to live there with me in Poland! It was a great experience for both of us and also a chance for Russ to get to know my family, culture and the language. After finishing my degree we went on a few weeks holiday in Eastern Europe. One day we went of a bike tour in Slovenia, it was a lovely autumn afternoon. We were cycling through wineries and eventually decided to stop on top of a hill for a picnic. In one moment Russ asked completely unexpectedly? How would you say in Polish: ?will you marry me?? A couple of months later we moved to Australia as an engaged couple. This is where we had our wedding 1.5 years later.”


Photographer: Marzena Wasilewska
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