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Princess Cherry Pie Giveaway

by | Bride, Competitions


You might remember the lovely Vanessa of Princess Cherry Pie from when she married her lovely husband Chris last year in Melbourne- well since then, Vanessa has relocated to Sydney and has started her own skincare brand! Officially launching in September, the brand has all the cute, kitschy fun and love  we’ve come to know through the Princess Cherry Pie makeup artist brand with Vanessa’s own sense of charm.

There’s a beautifully large range of products, ranging from eye creams “Oh What A Delightful Eyeful! Eye cream) to milk crème cleansers (“Oh! Mr Milkman” milk crème facial cleanser and makeup remover). The boys aren’t left out – Princess Cherry Pie is also launching the Johnny B line of skincare. (My favourite is the “Cool Your Jets” apple vinegar and aloe toner).

To celebrate the launch of the new look Polka Dot Bride and the Princess Cherry Pie body collection, Princess Cherry pie is giving away a fantastic prize today!

Princess Cherry Pie is giving away a complimentary makeup trial; and wedding day makeup for the bride to be and her maid of honour (winner must be NSW based. This prize is valued at $355).

Interstate brides won’t miss out! Two runners-up will receive a gift pack of Princess Cherry Pie body products valued at $74.85 each including Lola and The Volleyball Instructor Sugar Scrub,  Mist Be Beautiful Moisturising Toner and Gayle’s Greek Holiday Daytime Moisturiser

To win your Princess Cherry Pie wedding day makeup service or a Princess Cherry Pie gift pack tell us in 25 words or less, why the bride to be/maid of honour of your wedding is special to you?

The winner will be chosen by Princess Cherry Pie and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride by email and announced on the Polka Dot Bride site. This prize is not redeemable for cash and must be redeemed 18 months from the date of the winner announcement. First prize is only available to residents in NSW, winners may have to pay travel costs if not within a reasonable distance. Any extra makeup services will have to be paid for by the winner. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes on 17th August 2010 at 5.00 pm (Australian time).

This competition is now closed

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Taryn and Tyrone

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


Taryn & Tyrone

I have a complete stunner of a wedding today. (I mean I know every wedding I post is said to be stunning, but really I love them all THAT much!). This one is all about the Sydney urban lifestyle! Black & white, sleek, simple details and the iconic venue? The Sydney Opera House!

Taryn and Tyrone are from Melbourne but decided Sydney was the place to hold their wedding.  Taryn says “Tyrone and I met 3 years ago in a Melbourne bar through friends. We both grew up in Sydney but Tyrone had been living in Melbourne for 7 years and id been there for 4 years but it turns out we grew up in the same area in Sydney but had never ever seen each other until then! Tyrone proposed on our 1 year anniversary in the Yarra Valley. We both decided that Sydney was home and were we wanted to have a family so we moved back 7 months before the wedding, also to make planning the big day easier.”

Photos today are by Welsch Photography

Taryn carried a creamy pink bouquet by Sweet Art. She wore a floor length gown with a black ribbon around the waist from Evermore Bridal.

Taryn and Tyrone married at St Marks Church, Darling Point. Taryn says “St Marks is a beautiful old church on a hill in Darling Point and from the moment we saw it we knew we had to get married there. St Mark’s has hosted such famous weddings as Elton John’s first marriage and the fictional wedding in the film Muriel’s Wedding”. As the church is quite traditional, it doesn’t allow CDs, so Taryn walked down the aisle to a traditional church organ playing Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major.

Taryn and Tyrone held their wedding reception in a marquee from Opera Point Events at the Sydney Opera House. Taryn recalls “Tyrone had always wanted to get married in a white marquee. We were still living in Melbourne when we started researching reception venues. Opera Point was the 1st and only venue we went too. It was just perfect, right on the water with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in front on you. We had a lot of interstate guests and some overseas and we knew they would love the view as much as we did.”

Taryn and Tyrone chose the “Hollywood Nights” invitation suite from Alannah Rose Stationery through Sweet Art to compliment their black and white theme. A two tier cake was made by Sweet Art to reflect the invitation design. Decorative Events provided the draping, chair covers and chandeliers.

The night was filled with dancing. Taryn and Tyron chose a classic song for their first dance “We wanted an old song for our 1st dance and I love Lionel Ritchie so we danced to “Truly”. When I hear it now it takes me right back to that moment.”

Guests danced the night away and celebratory fireworks lit the ink black sky. Taryn says “We had a band called Soul Nights who really got everyone dancing from song 1 until the end. It felt like one big party with all of our closest friends and family which is exactly how we dreamt our wedding to be.”

Thank you Taryn & Tyrone for sharing your wedding day with us! Congratulations on your marriage! A big thank you also to Welsch Photography for sharing today’s photographs!

Photos by Welsch Photography

Taryn and Tyrone – The Video

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Wedding Films


Before we launch into today’s wedding of Taryn and Tyrone, I wanted to share the video shot by DnM Wedding Films! This is such a beautiful wedding and it’s set right in one of Australia’s famous landmarks.

View on ExposureRoom

News Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


A few bits and pieces of news to get you through your day today!

Lisa Gowing is having a clearance sale on July 30th and 31st at Lisa Gowing Design Studio: suite 6/212 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff. Over 30 gowns will be half price and there will be a range of discounted accessories too.

Register to confirm your attendance by emailing or phoning  02 9327 6332

The winner of the Love At first Bite competition (we do still have all the comments, they’re just moving over!) is Aimee! Congratulations Aimee, I will be in touch soon!

Olapic, the online photo sharing service designed especially for weddings by a group of college students is offering Polka Dot Bride readers a free $55 account! To get your free “Pictures” account, just enter MSPOLKA in the coupon box upon signing up. (Voucher expires 31st of August 2010). Olapic is designed to make it easy to collect all your guests photos in the one place, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the creators since they started the project and think they’re going to do great things!

The Wedding Workshop is on again! To be held on the 25th of August at Tompkins Park in Perth. The event promises to guide you in planning your wedding- with lots of special treats along the way.

The ICMS Wedding Expo is on this Sunday, 1st of August in Sydney – yes it’s the home of Nicole Kidman’s wedding but it’s also a completely stunning venue in its own right! There’ll be lots of vendors and a fashion show from Basilica Couture. Register to attend on their website.

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