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Olivia and Hendy – The Celebration

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Welcome back to part two of Olivia and Hendy’s bohemian, eclectic, spring wonderland!

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Olivia and Hendy’s wedding was truly a love filled affair- friend Kate Kardenga made the stationery and Olivia’s mother and Hendy’s mother along with Hendy’s sister Meg and aunts Sheryl and Margaret made nibbles for guests to feast on while Olivia and Hendy posed for photos.

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Olivia’s platinum engagement and wedding rings  were made by a family friend- jeweler Pierre Du Toit.

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Olivia found the room at Bridgetown Gardens Function Centre to be quite large and echo-y. She bought deep red/maroon chiffon and draped it across the ceiling. Hendy’s father Hugh created a “rung hanging device” from PVC pipe which allowed the couple to hang family rugs- some of which have been in their respective families for 80 years.

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Olivia says the speeches were one of her favourite moments of the day. All of them were funny and from the heart. Hendy’s speech particularly moved Olivia who still gets emotional when she thinks of it. The wedding day felt like a special mini holiday with guests traveling from around the world and driving three hours from Perth to celebrate with the couple.

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Olivia collected 140 glass jars to act as vases from family and friends in the months before the wedding. She bought 170 roses from a grower in the south west called Tulips With A Difference, 150 carnations from a wholesaler in Leederville and 300 roses from a grower in Bedfordale outside Perth. On the day before the wedding a team of Oliva and Hendy’s family and friends created the table centrepieces and bouquets. On the day of the wedding, family and friends took the creations out of the cool room and placed them on the long tables with masses of tea-light candles.

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Close friend Kate Vardenega created the stationery while Pip of Bridgetown Pottery catered the reception with a delicious, gourmet BBQ.

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Olivia says “Hendy’s aunt Margaret Elton made our cake. She is a genius with cake decorating. She brought about 20 wedding cake magazines around and we chose the one we liked. Hendy’s aunt Jane and parents Chris and Hugh made the delicious desserts. One of our friends said he woke up with meringue crumbs in his pockets the next day after thieving extra sweets .”

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Of their first dance, Olivia says “Hendy did a 90 degree dislocation on his knee the week before the wedding at his (surprise) bucks day and was on crutches, so it was more of a hobble. That isn’t even the most interesting part about the dance – Hendy was taught the “mating peacock” dance three minutes before we went up by Charlie his brother-in-law, so I was standing there not sure what was going on while Hendy was pulling out solo dance moves. We then danced (together) to Alicia Keys “If I Aint Got You“.

Thank you Oliva and Hendy for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us on Polka Dot Bride! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Clare of Clare Day Photographic Design for sharing the photos with us today!

Photos by Clare Day Photographic Design

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Olivia and Hendy

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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I have such a gorgeous, creative wedding for you today! Olivia aand Hendy’s wedding is full of vibrant colours – from Olivia’s gorgeous turquoise green earrings to the beautiful paper lanterns at the reception. When this wedding first landed in my inbox it was described as an bohemian, eclectic, spring wonderland!

Photos today are by Clare Day Photographic Design.

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Olivia wore a soft draping gown with chocolate sash from Celestial Tenielle.

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Olivia and Hendy held their ceremony and reception at Bridgetown Gardens, three hours south of Perth.

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Friend Will Hepburn played “Fields of Gold” by Sting as Olivia walked down the aisle.

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Olivia made the tulip bouquets herself.

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The bridesmaids wore their own dresses and carried bouquets made by Olivia.

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Olivia wore turquoise shoes to match her earrings by Steve Madden.

Check back this afternoon for Olivia and Hendy’s gorgeous lantern filled reception!


Photos by Clare Day Photographic Design

Competition Winners

by | Bride, Competitions

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It’s time to announce the winners of our latest competitions! The judges have chosen!

The winner of  a copy “It’s Not My Mother’s Wedding” is…

melbgirl

The three winners of the brand new issue of Southern Weddings Magazine are:

Pia K.

Sweet Libertine

Jojo

Congratulations to our winners! I will be in touch shortly!

Thank you to everyone that entered! Stay tuned for 2010- we have many exciting prizes planned!

Fabulous Flat Bridal Shoes

by | Accessories, Bride

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Anna from Beauty and Lace recently posed this question to me

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Here’s some great shoe options I found in Australia for brides wanting a flat heel.

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Witchery Jazz Ballet Shoes in Silver, Alan Pinkus Lima Shoes, Witchery Gem Stone Ballet Shoes, Cinderella Bella Heaven Shoes, Ballet White Stain Wedding Shoes from Wedding ShoesWittner Cole Shoes, Tilly Rose Bella Silver Embellished Flats from Frockaholics, Georgie’s Bridal Shoes Beauty Shoes, Wittner Petite ShoesJolie Pearlo Flats, Cinderella Bella Renee Shoes (no longer in stock, , Alan Pinkus Pallet Shoes, Cinderella Bella Dorothy Shoes (no longer in stock), Wittner Possum Shoes

Bloch also has a great range of satin ballet flats suitable for weddings as does Parisian Ballets.

Have you found any great flats suitable to wear with a wedding dress lately?

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