Master/Slave Dream Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Australian bridal designers Master/Slave are nothing if not daring. Their latest collection “Dream” is all about elegant, beautiful draping. The dresses are cut on the bias,  echoing the work of Parisian couturier Vionnet in 1920s.

Featuring the softest chiffon, Master/Slave have created sensual yet dramatic wedding gowns. The “Dream” collection is more traditional than previous collections (which feature the signature Master/Slave flowers, ruffles and intense detail), but still hold the drama, the passion that the Master/Slave team produces.

Master/Slave not only creates bridal gowns (both couture and made to measure)- they also work with the entire bridal party, from the groom, to the bridesmaids and mother of the bride to create a cohesive style across your wedding.

Photos from Master/Slave Weddings

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Vendor of the Week – The Print Fairy

by | Blog News, Bride

Happy Monday Dotties! What have you got planned for the week ahead?

Before we break out the inspiration, and boy, is there some gorgeous imagery coming your way this week, it’s time to showcase one of our much loved members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is growing- we’re adding brand new vendors every week! We have jazzy and upbeat Entertainment, Styling & Hire vendors who can provide linens, water dispensers, decorations and pull the look together. Photographers who can take classic shots, retro inspired shots or photo journalistic shots, Cinematographers who capture it all in motion and even Cake Bakers who can help you end your celebration on a very sweet note.

Today’s vendor of the week is a very talented business by the name of The Print Fairy. Owner Sarah is a creative whiz who creates gorgeous wedding invitations, wedding monograms and even wedding favors! Sarah can provide the entire suit – from the Save the date, to the invitations, place cards, program covers and thank you cards! Couples can choose from the large range Sarah already has on the site (helpfully divided into Modern, Classic, Nature & Vintage) which come in a range of colour combinations, or have Sarah design something custom just for you.

Your order can be done entirely via the website, from ordering samples to approving the proofs. So you never have to visit a store and can work with Sarah to get your design just right for you from the comfort of your home.

To find out more we asked Sarah from The Print Fairy five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

A cool crisp glass of Savignon Blanc wine, or if I’m out I’ll order a Moscow Mule cocktail – yum!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Port Douglas – Queensland. However a minimum 4 day stay is a must, couldn’t possibly call it a weekend getaway…

Favourite restaurant?

For a romantic dinner for 2 I love ‘Grossi Florentino’ – Melbourne, but for family casual brunch/lunch I can’t go past my local called ‘Provisions’ in Williamstown- Melbourne.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

Extremely boring but I can’t get enough of my tea and toast with marmalade!

Your favourite wedding story?

After having been married already a few years ago, I just love it how I get to re-live the excitement every day by helping my clients to organise their stationery and bring their entire look together. It is especially wonderful when one of our brides sends us photos from the big day and we get to see and hear how perfect their special day was. You can really feel their ‘newlywed bliss’!

Visit The Print Fairy’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. The Print Fairy is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Father Of Mine

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Louisa Bailey

Shefali & Michael’s Winter Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Shefali & Michael

When Alyssa Wilcox sent the engagement shoot of Shefali and Michael over I was delighted – snow! Scarves! Hats! It’s everything I adore about winter and makes for such a magical engagement session! Then snow itself is magical – the landscapes, the cold, the falling flakes. But it only adds to the warmth that Shefali and Michael exude through these photographs.

Shefali explains, “Michael and I met four years ago through a good friend. It was winter at the time, so we got to know each other over a few group trips up to Steven’s Pass and shortly after began dating. (So how perfect that our engagement pictures were in the snow!) He dazzled me with his colorful spontaneity and I kept him in line with my reason and logic. Just kidding 🙂 Flip that around and it’s a closer match, and a perfect fit.”