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Selina and Brad

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Selina and Brad

This afternoon I’m going to share the wedding of Polka Dot Bride reader Selina to Brad! Selina and Brad married in Geelong earlier this year. Inspired by Cristina Re Vintage Lace paper, the day took on a vintage, pink, romantic feel.

Selina and Brad married on the 9th of September, 2009- a Wednesday! The weekday wedding didn’t stop guests from celebrating!

Photos this afternoon are by Alinta Fidzewicz and Mel at Arte Torturarta.

Selina and Brad took pre wedding photos around Geelong before their ceremony in the gardens of All Saint’s Church

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The ceremony was held in the gardens of All Saints, Selina walked down the aisle to “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys

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Selina says “Almost everything at the wedding was made by someone we knew.

Our celebrant Chris was the same officiant we used for our boys’ naming day.¬† Family and friends helped out and made salads, meats, sweets for the lolly bar and even our wedding cake! The toppers were painted by my friend Leoni, who also made the wedding cake¬† Our photos were taken by 2 of my dearest friends. Mel and I made the veil headpiece, Brad’s flower and my bouquet, which had a brooch given to me by my Nana many years ago pinned to it. My Mum and Aunt sewed Brad’s and my initials in the dress which I intend to shorten and dye.

We made the invites, napkins, table cloths, placemats and fluffy pompom flowers on the napkins. My sister Kristie, Mum and I scoured op shops for months beforehand to get all the little vases and salt and pepper shakers for the table decorations. We hit the market and the flower farm near us for the roses and lillies on the table. (We also cut some from gardens though!)”

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Selina bought flowers from a local florist and put the bouquet together herself. It was tied with leftover silk from Selina’s wedding dress and Selina’s nana’s brooch.

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The reception was held in the All Saints Church hall. Friend Leoni made the caramel mud cake wedding cake and hand painted cake toppers, Selina and Brad also bought a Mars Bar cake and had another friend make a lemon lime cheesecake. Selina and Brad had 35 kids in attendance- all were enchanted by the lolly buffet.

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Selina’s father became emotional and decided to have a father/daughter dance with Selina, they played “Sweet Child O Mine” and took to the floor. The guest book “tree” filled at the end of the night.

Thank you Selina and Brad for sharing your wedding day with Polka Dot Bride! I wish you many happy moments for the rest of your lives together.

Photos by Alinta Fidzewicz and Mel at Arte Torturarta

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Amie and Tim

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,

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Amie and Tim

A wedding all the way from Brooklyn, NY today! Amie and Tim met at a friend’s party – it was Tim’s first night in new York and he had just moved upstairs. It wasn’t long until love blossomed!

Amie and Tim decided to have a fun and low key wedding in Brooklyn- they took their portraits before the ceremony at their favourite spots and involved their family and friends in their day.

Photos today are by Angela Gaspar Photography.

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Amie and Tim started off with a “first look” in the ultra modern NU Hotel in Brooklyn. A friend drove Amie, Tim and Angela around Brooklyn to snap their portraits.

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Amie and Tim held an intimate ceremony at ICI Restaurant in Brooklyn.The ceremony was held on the back patio of the restaurant with friends sharing readings- some written just for the couple.

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A reception followed in the restaurant, Amie and Tim’s wedding was truly a love filled affair! Friends made Amie’s bouquet and an absent friend from Uganda was represented with a cut out face on a mask by another friend- this way he appeared in all of the photographs! Invitations were from Lion In The Sun and hand stamped with bird and floral images. Programs, fans and favors were all hand stamped and Amie and Tim gave vintage postcards as their save the dates.

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In lieu of a wedding cake, Amie and Tim served cupcakes from babycakes.


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Thank you Amie and Tim for sharing your wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! We wish you a wonderful life together! Thank you also to Angela Gaspar for sending over the wedding photos for today’s post!

Photos by Angela Gaspar Photography

Bold Black & White Tablescape

by | Bride, Reception, Wedding Inspiration

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It’s time for another fun tablescape¬† from the terrific trio of Calli of Calli B Photography together with Trudy from Events By Design and Terrianne from Mondo Floral Design .

I thought since we featured black as our creative colour, we could look a little more and how to use it to make an impact at your wedding. Today’s tablescape is all about bold black and white!

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Photography by Calli B Photography, Styling by Events By Design and flowers by Mondo Floral Design

Arushie Bridal Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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Another brilliant tip off led me to discover Arushie.

While I love the ballgown silhouettes, it’s the detailing that really caught my eye.

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Photos from Arushie Bridal Couture

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