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Rose Zurzolo Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Melbourne is a goldmine when it comes to talented bridal designers and today’s is one I’ve wanted to showcase for the longest time! Her designs are such a reflection of the “Melbourne bride” to me. Rose Zurzolo, is full of sophisticated detail, and designer Rose draws inspiration from the 1930s and 1940s but brings together her old world charm with the modern detailing of today.

The gowns are constructed beautifully using silks that glimmer like liquid, incredible laces and beadwork and fine tulles. I love the old Hollywood styling of her gowns – the sophistication! Rose works individually with each customer to create a gown suited to the style of the bride and the wedding.

Photos from Rose Zurzolo Couture

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Vendor of the Week – Milque Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes!

It feels rather splendid to be welcoming in the week with a peek at our beautiful new Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! To call a website beautiful may be a tough call but I know first hand the blood, sweat and many tears that have gone into crafting a directory that functions beautifully – so I’m a little tickled pink to show it off!

We’re so lucky to have the support of amazing vendors who understand our vision and what we love to do – they’re all ready and waiting in the directory to help you plan the wedding that is just right for you and your partner. From amazing photographers to talented florists– there’s plenty of fantastic vendors to help you out and we’re adding more constantly!

Pouring over the pages of this week’s vendor of the week’s website is a little like curling up with a cup of hot chocolate. The images of Milque Photography are dreamy. They have a sense of fun, a sense of not taking themselves too seriously- but there is nothing missed from the stories they tell. No lost moments because of props and quirky looks. They just add to the moment. It’s all there and it’s beautiful.

To learn a little more about Milque Photography we asked Nat five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Favourite restaurant?
At the moment For a fun night out and great Chinese ” Super Bowl” Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Secrets on the Lake, Montville. This place will bring romance to any relationship, they are individual Tree houses situated in a rainforest on the edge of a beautiful lake.

Where can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
‘Anouk’, Given Terrace, Paddington, BRISBANE

Your favourite wedding story?
I have sooo many stories to tell but I would have to say the most romantic Wedding I have ever photographed was Teresa & Billy.
They had been boyfriend & girlfriend for 23 years! (since they were 14) and had spent most of their lives traveling the world together.
Now that they had finally decided to settle down with William their 4 year old they decided to get married at a little Chapel at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.
The day was full of little surprises which I had to be in control of – lining up the photoshoot, to being at the right place at the right time for the next surprise. From a cruise in a luxury yacht to a solo bagpiper at sunset, then fireworks over the water in the evening.
But it wasn’t just all the physical things they had organised, there was just this beautiful energy between them and the way they looked at each other. So much love and respect that I must admit I had to hold back the tears welling in my eyes.

Visit Milque Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Milque Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Reaching Dreams

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Welsch Photography

Marissa and Rob’s Riverside Engagement Session

by | Bride, Engagements


Marissa and Rob

It’s a melting of two cultures today with this riverside engagement shoot- a nod to the couple, the shoot is filled with Australian and American touches. for Marissa and Rob.

Photos today are by Josh Gow Photography who explains, “Rob (Australia) met Marissa (Texas, USA) was travelling and proposed at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane where we returned to capture their pre-wedding engagement session.

With Marissa’s family from Texas and Rob’s from Australia, they are incorporating elements of their nationalities into their wedding day in Houston, Texas next April. They have even gone as far as having created save the date passports for wedding guests!

We took this theme through as the concept for their engagement shoot, capturing both of them as they are, as well as featuring their nationalities through their clothes, props, poses and photo locations. Marissa has been following our work for sometime and it was a true pleasure to capture this session for them both, such lovely, down to earth, friendly and well natured people.

Photos by Josh Gow Photography

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