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Darling Island Wharf

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Wedding Venues

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A brand new venue is opening in October 2009! The Doltone House Group who are behind some of Sydney’s best known venues such as Jones Bay Wharf, Sans Souci and Deepwater are launching Darling Island Wharf.

dolton house Darling Island Wharf

Designed with a contemporary feel in mind, not only is the venue set to be beautiful- it’s also achieved a 6 star energy rating! The building is to be the first in NSW with such a high energy rating and features  eco friendly building techniques such as

  • Blackwater reuse (treatment and reuse of sewerage for watering the adjoining parkland and for toilet flushing)
  • Tri-generation (co-generation for gas fired electricity production, with reuse of the heated air for absorption cooling of the building and heating of hot water)
  • Australia’s first structural concrete made from recycled products
  • Heat rejection from the building chillers via the harbour
  • 50% higher levels of fresh air supply, CO2 sensors and variable speed fans along with use of finishes and material of low toxicity to ensure the highest quality air for building occupants thus minimising the emission of toxins, pollutants, germs and bacteria typically within a building’s air supply
  • Use of insulation products throughout the building that are made without ozone depleting gases in their manufacture or composition
  • High performance glass, insulation and building materials which minimise heat loss and gains through windows and external walls

Sydney Function centre for weddings corporate events and celebrations in Darling Island Wharf Doltone House Darling Island Wharf

Darling Island Wharf has a capacity for over 800 guests in the largest space with additional spaces for different events.  Some overlook the water with city & Harbour Bridge views, while others look over Sydney’s gorgeous parks.

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Darling Island Wharf is not all about functions, the new venue will also feature a cafe and fresh food and wine emporium with open kitchen. Darling Island Wharf is close to Darling Harbour and Jones Bay Wharf, has plenty of accommodation and parking nearby and can be accessed by public transport and even boat for a grand entrance!

Visit the Doltone House Darling Island Wharf Website for more.

Images by Doltone House

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Marriot Competition Winner

by | Bride, Competitions

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Today’s the day to announce the winner of the Brisbane Marriot Hotel giveaway!

Wedding Marriot Competition Winner

The lucky winner will receive a package including

•    Two nights accommodation in an Executive level river room
•    Full buffet or room service breakfast for two
•    Valet parking
•    Chilled Domaine Chandon and chocolates on arrival
•    Late checkout of 1pm

The team at the Brisbane Marriot have picked their winner!

Congratulations to Sheng!

My beloved and I will vow to share our lives together,
promising to make our love and laughter last forever;
After the speeches, cake and special first dance,
The Marriott is the place for the sweetest romance!

Congratulations Sheng and thank you to all of our entrants! They were so lovely to read!

There are still a few prizes available to win! Polka Dot Bride is giving away two double passes to The Wedding Establishment and a Love Story Shoot by Highlight Films valued at $1300. So enter now!

Anna and James – The Reception

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,

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Welcome back to the visual feast that was Anna and James’ wedding reception!

Anna and James wanted to serve only the best in food and wine and utilised produce from Mudbrick Vineyard’s vegetable garden. They served award winning Mudbrick Vineyard wine, including their Rose and Chardonnay. They also included from Anna’s family vineyard in honor of Anna’s late brother Kiet who planted the grapes as a boy.

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Anna hand wrote the place cards.

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The Mudbrick Vineyard dining room and restaurant has been described as “one of the most romantic places on earth”. The main dining room offers spectacular sea views and overlooks Waiheke’s rolling vineyards and Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. The room features french doors which open up to reveal the night sky. Anna and James only added a few white lilies, candlelight and white chairs as decoration.

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What a beautiful heartfelt celebration! Congratulations and thank you Anna & James for sharing your wedding day with Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Lauri Levenfield of Zoom Photography for sending over the photographs and details!

Photographs by Zoom Photography

Anna and James – The Ceremony

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,

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Anna and James married at Mudbrick Vineyard in Waiheke Island . They vineyard overlooks Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto (an active volcano), along with the Auckland city skyline in the distance.
They held their ceremony on the cellar roof lawn.

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Anna walked down the aisle to “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles.

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The daughter of Anna & James dear friends Eliza read excerpts from “Gifts Of The Sea” by Anna Morrow Lindbergh

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While signing the register, the couple’s good friend Michael Tate sang “My Funny Valentine” for the guests.

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The final celebration of Anna & James wedding is coming up shortly!

Photographs by Zoom Photography

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