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Chevron Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods, Wedding Inspiration


I have to say I am quite fond of the new wave of chevron that is currently sweeping the wedding world. I love the bold pattern and the modern edge it gives pieces. The lovely girls at Daisy & Jack sent over these gorgeous chevron wedding invitations they made for Chantel and Simon. The bold pattern works so well with the blue and white with hints of orange that match the orange chairs at the reception (The Andrew Boy Charlton Pool). They were printed on textured linen art board and the other pieces using recycled cardstock.

Your invitations aren’t the only way to infuse this bold pattern into your wedding decor – what about your cake? Your table linens? Your accessories?

Picture 1. Chevron fondant cake by Sweet Sensations via Once Wed. Picture 2. Chevron tray from Martha Stewart Picture 3. Photo by Tim Halberg, design by Kelly Oshiro Events & Santa Barbara Chic Picture 4. Chevron escort cards by Yes, Please, photo by Erin Hearts Court via Oh So Beautiful Paper and Elizabeth Anne Designs Picture 5. Coaster by Jenny Bevlin on Etsy via Emmaline Bride Picture 6. Photo by Danielle Gillett with Celeste Duran for Gillett Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Nat and Mark’s Vintage Brisbane Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Nat and Mark

A vintage inspired, tradition filled wedding is always a beautiful wedding to pour over and today’s wedding of Nat and Mark is no exception. Filled with Lebanese traditions, Nat and Mark’s vintage inspired wedding is certainly a treat for the eyes and senses with everything from spirited dancing, to intense emotion.

Photos today are by Bec+Fo. I love the fun filled nature of their photographs – they capture the important parts of the day but are easy going, relaxed and full of joy.

Nat wore a gown by dressmaker Jeanette McCullough 0421 611 291 (who also made the bridesmaid’s gowns). She paired it with Nat-Sui peep toes.

Sandgate Rd Fresh Flowers (07) 3256 6344 ‎ created the floral arrangements for the day.

Nat walked down the aisle to Panis Angelicus by Mozart.

Nat and Mark were married at St Patrick’s Church. “We liked St Patrick’s because it was central and the exterior of the church is really beautiful. The peeling paint behind the altar just added to its charm.”

Mark wore a suit from TM Lewin.

The couple held their reception in the garden marquee at Victoria Park Function Centre. Nat explains “There aren’t many reception venues that can cater for large numbers in Brisbane so we were limited with choice, but one look at Victoria Park and it’s surrounds and views and we were sold. They really went out of their way to cater the function to our needs.”

The birdcage inspired cake was created by Middle Park Bakery (07) 3376 7965.

DJ Aboudy provided the music on the night.

Apart from traditional dancing, the newlyweds also hired a photobooth to keep their memories of guests celebrating. Nat explains “One of the really special touches was having a Photobooth on the day – we went with In The Booth and they were really professional and easy to deal with. Our guests loved being able to take mementos of the night home with them and we received a photo album and DVD of all the photos. It’s hilarious and such a meaningful keepsake.”

Congratulations Nat and Mark! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Bec+Fo for sharing today’s images with us!

Photos by Bec+Fo

Ballet Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


I have the most beautiful ballet wedding inspiration shoot to kick off your Wednesday – there is not much that is prettier and more romantic than the soft tulle skirts, the pinks and creams and the fluffiness of ballet and the magic it possesses. Bailie Photography teamed up with a number of talented Sydney wedding vendors to pull together this ballet wedding inspired shoot.

Ballet inspired weddings are all about soft pinks, fluffy skirts, beautiful, historic locations and lots of sweet detailing like crystals, pearls, feathers and ribbon.

Photography by Bailie Photography
Styling & Flowers by Lina: Chanele Rose
Hair by Candice : Candice Lee
Venue: Mamre Homestead
Gowns by Maria: Vellos bridal
Make up by Tara: Embellish
Stationery by Jessica: Majestic Invitations
Chair hire by : CC&C
Models: Lila Swain, Brianna Bond and Zoey (little Ballerina)

Photography by Bailie Photography

Photographer: Bailie Photography / Floral Design: Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling / Hair: Candice Lee / Venue: Mamre Homestead / DJ: Vellos Bridal / Makeup: Embellish / Stationery: Majestic Invitations / Rentals: CC&C

Molly and Nic’s Noosa Beachfront Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Molly and Nic

There is nothing like a stunning beachfront wedding to gear us up for a week of wonderful weddings! Our newlyweds Molly and Nic had the most beautiful day overlooking the beach in Noosa. They love escaping to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane every chance they get so it was the perfect play to revel in wedded bliss together.

Molly and Nic both share their favourite moments of the day, which I will share with you throughout their wedding story, but Molly’s first note seemed appropriate to kick off this entry. “What can I say – I married the man of my dreams! This is the one thing which made me beside myself with excitement leading up to the big day. The beauty treatments, dress, shoes, flowers etc were all wonderful and lots of fun to do; but at the end of the day I didn’t care how I looked or whether things went to plan at all … I just wanted to say ‘I do’ and “become the Mrs to my Mr. “

Photos this morning are by Jodi McDonald. I adore Jodi’s sweet captures – the candid smiles, the light filled images which are just so beautiful to look at!

Nic loved the moments leading up the wedding, “The anticipation and remembering how happy I felt the night before our wedding day. I had a quite night on my own preparing for the day and was just so happy and excited for the following day!”

For her wedding day, Molly chose a gown from Maggie Sottero destinations collection. Her bridesmaids wore latte coloured bridesmaids gowns from Bari Jay. The creamy white floral arrangements wee styled by Splash Events. Molly remarks,  “The bride was a little too relaxed with some details, however Splash Events (decorators) came to the rescue with one week to go, providing gorgeous vintage inspired ivory roses and buds”. Pru Edwards styled the girl’s makeup and Evalyn Parsons styled their hair.

Molly and Nic held their wedding ceremony at 9.30am. Molly explains “We chose a morning ceremony because we knew that on the day we couldn’t wait!”

The couple chose Maison La Plage on the Noosa Heads beachfront for their ceremony venue. Molly explains, “We chose Maison La Plage initially for it’s beauty and location, and sealed the deal when we saw the French name for the beautiful beachside grove as Nic is half French. It was easy to narrow our choice down to Noosa.

Molly and Nic made sure to put their own handmade touches on the day, Molly explains “This was really important to us as it was a really fun part of our wedding journey; and it allowed us to source and organise some really unique aspects to our day. We did the following ourselves: invitation compilation, favour compilation (beeswax candles, bamboo coasters, tree of life charms and seeded plantable paper gifts), birdseed packets to throw at the ceremony, table place cards and table names, seating plans and other small decorations.”

Molly walked down the aisle to “IZ” Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. “This definitely puts a smile on our faces every time we hear it!”

Molly remarks, “A very significant part of the day which I’ll always hold close to my heart was hearing Nic’s ‘special words’ during the ceremony. We each wrote our special words separately so it was a real thrill to have that surprise on the day – his words were so powerful and full of sincerity… I’ll never forget them”. The couple were married by celebrant Bill Scurry.

The couple chose a lovely style for their wedding day. Molly explains, “We borrowed inspiration from a few themes so it was a hybrid of Eco-friendly, Vintage, Natural and French. I think this is shown in a lot of the photos, from the decorations to the bridal party gifts to the food on the table. For anything we didn’t have the (…let’s face it) talent to make, we sourced suppliers using Etsy which was also really wonderful as we spoke directly to the creative/artist.”

The guests and the bridal party traveled Noosa River in a boat from Catalina to the reception venue Ricky’s River Restaurant and Bar.  Molly says “Although we hadn’t eaten there prior to booking it, Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant has had so many positive reviews and fitted with our theme so well. They were so accommodating with sourcing local produce and some of our guests’ dietary requirements.”

The speeches were one of Nic’s favourite parts. “The speeches from my father and Molly’s Grandad were so inspirational and from the heart.”

The couple chose a wedding cake from Ideas in Icing.

The invitation designed by Molly’s talented bridesmaid Jen Halpin of Gray Boulevard and letterpress printed  on cotton paper by Artisan Press. The pocketfolds and inserts made from 100% recycled and tree-free materials, were designed and printed by bride and groom.

For their first dance, Molly recalls, “We did a samba to Pearl Jam’s ‘Just Breathe’ though we only had time for three lessons… so we did our best… but most of all, we had so much fun attempting it!”

Congratulations Molly and Nic! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Jodi McDonald for sharing this wedding with us!

Photos by Jodi McDonald.

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