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Vendor of the Week – I Heart Weddings

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Happy Monday Dotties, Dotettes and all things polka dot! It’s time to kick off another week and we have so much goodness planned for you!

First up, as is Monday morning tradition, a spotlight on the fantastic members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Take some time and check out our fantastic group of vendors- we have Favors & Decor Accessories, Photography, Hair & Beauty, Stationery & Paper Goods and even Venues!

Today, meet Natalija of I Heart Weddings! Based out of Perth, Natalija takes such beautiful wedding images – candid smiles, stolen tears and so much heart and soul. I love Natalija’s bubbly spirit and the freshness in the weddings she captures. Natalija travels, often to Sydney and beyond so no matter where you’re located, if you love her, you can book her!

We asked Natalija from I Heart Weddings five questions in five minutes –

My favourite after 5 drink?

It would be either a Tanqueray gin and tonic with fresh lime.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I love being in the national park up on Ningaloo Reef (near Exmouth). Turquoise Bay is divine!

Your favourite Restaurant?

Il Lido in Cottesloe (Perth).

Where are you eating breakfast on Sunday morning?

I’d be eating cake for breakfast at Boucla in Subiaco and it would be Saturday (only because they aren’t open Sunday!)

Your favourite wedding story?

I brought along a rope to a wedding shoot as a prop. I thought the couple could be tied up – representing how they had tied the knot! What I loved was how the groom made it into a lasso and I got a series of great shots of him swinging it, capturing the bride and dragging her in for a kiss.

Visit I Heart Wedding’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week.  I Heart Weddings is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Upside Down, Upside Down

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Photo by Todd Hunter McGaw

Mika and James’ Winter Beach Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements

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Mika and James

There is a common misconception that beachy engagement shoots mean floaty dresses, hot days and plenty of ice cream. Mika and James and photographer Nicolle Versteeg have proved that myth wrong with this wintery beach engagement photographs. With glowy light, the beach beckons in Winter, if only to witness it’s intensity that seems to come with cold days and blustery winds.

Mika tells their story. “James and I got engaged in January while on a holiday with a big group of our close friends. We were staying at a big house on the river for New Years and had spent a fun week drinking, eating and generally being silly. We’d gone for a walk down near the water when James asked me to marry him. It was lovely and relaxed and no one else was around, which was special. ”

“We had a big fat engagement party a few months later on the night of our eighth anniversary, which was a happy coincidence. Our wedding will be held in a pretty little garden courtyard next year, which we’re looking forward to already!”

“We’ve had a whole lot of fun growing up together, collecting some wild and wonderful adventures along the way. James loves to tell a joke and have a good laugh and it doesn’t take much to make me giggle – so we’re a good match!”

Photographer: Nicolle Versteeg

Flower Art by Anne Ten Donkelaar

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods

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The incredible work of Anne Ten Donkelaar left me breathless this week.

Anne creates 3D collages using layers of paper cutouts and real pressed blooms to create the most intricate, creative pieces. Shadows are cast, pieces appear to be floating against the backdrop.

Isn’t paper something amazing? Who would have thought that something so simple could be turned into something so inspiring?

Art by Anne Ten Donkelaar