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Satchel and Harmony

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,


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Satchel and Harmony

I love today’s wedding! Satchel and Harmony, today’s Wedding Wednesday couple organised a slightly different format for their wedding day and I love how it turned the day into a beautiful relaxed celebration! The wedding was held in Pensacola, Florida and came after the couple met in college in Pensacola and fell in love!

Photography today is by Birdsong Photography.

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Instead of the traditional church ceremony first, Satchel and Harmony held a brunch reception at New World Landing. This allowed the guests to meet each other and for Satchel and Harmony to mingle with guests before the formalities of the day got underway.

Harmony wore a gold Badgley Mischka dress while Satchel wore his Air Force blues. Food included delights like pineapple cream cheese blintz with fresh fruit, quiche Lorraine, home-style potatoes, sausage, ham, biscuits, Crème Brulee stuffed French toast and assorted breads and muffins.

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After the brunch, Satchel and Harmony prepared for their wedding ceremony.

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Harmony chose a gown from Casablanca Bridal.

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Harmony prepared in the bridal suite with her grandparents. Satchel even popped his head in a few times!

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The ceremony was held in the oldest church on it’s original foundations in Pensacola – Old Christ Church. Harmony walked down the aisle to  Bach’s “Arioso“and Bach’s “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Dreaming”.

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The ceremony was filled with touches from loved ones, During the ceremony, Harmony’s dear friend Julie McClure played the piano, her grandmother read an adaptation from the Love Chapter (I Cor. 13) while her sister read “The Blessing Of The Hands”.  Harmony’s father, a pastor, performed the ceremony for the couple which was written by Harmony.

Harmony’s best friend was unable to attend the wedding due to visa issues and instead watched via web cam at 3am from her home in Malaysia.

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Just married! Check back this afternoon for Satchel and Harmony’s “Kissing” cake reception!

Photography by Birdsong Photography

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Paloma’s Nest Winner

by | Bride, Competitions


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We’re finally announcing the winner of the Win A Paloma’s Nest “Have & To Hold” Ring Bearer Bowl™ !

Congratulations to Jasmine! You have won your very own Paloma’s Nest “Have & To Hold” Ring Bearer Bowl™ !

Thank you to all that entered! Paloma’s Nest have just launched their brand new holiday collection, so don’t forget to check out the website for Christmas decorations and gifts.

Don’t forget you can still enter to win a $300 Xiomara Shoe Voucher.

Rustic Garden Tablescape

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


I thought today’s post may be the start of a new segment on Polka Dot Bride. I’ve long lusted after beautiful table setting mockups but haven’t had the room or time to do it. The lovely Calli of Calli B Photography asked me if I’d like to see some of the tablescapes she had shot and I jumped at it!

Sometimes we’re so laid back in Australia, we used the hired candelabra and tick, we’re happy! Which is fine, but there are so many pretty touches you can add to your tables if you feel a little creative!

Calli often gets together with Trudy from Events By Design and Terrianne from Mondo Floral Design to create tablescapes and they’re allowing us to share some of them on Polka Dot Bride!

First up is Rustic Garden. I love the feel of this one, it’s a bold, bright garden theme which is different to the usual pastels. The pretty bird touches add a little whimsy, while the dark grey of the table linen grounds the bright colours..

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

Polka Dot Bride Unveils Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

by | Blog News, Bride


Today is a very big day in Polka Dot Bride history! I am so excited and proud to launch Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! This is a project that has been in my head for years and that I’ve been working on for months and I am so relieved to finally let you in on my secret!

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Prue from Gigi & Lulu was the amazing designer behind this directory. I think she knows my vision better than I do and I think she did a pretty fantastic job of executing it!

It’s been a big month for Polka Dot Bride, we’ve finally moved to our brand spanking new host (although I’m still keeping him up late to make Polka Dot Bride better!) and Ms Polka Dot’s Directory marks the first step of many I’m going to be taking with the blog over the next few months.

We have some massive things in store for you and I am so excited to make this experience even better for you.

Back to you – YOU are who Polka Dot Bride is about. So this directory is also all about YOU. Tell me what you like, what you don’t like, what suppliers you’d love to see there – I want this to be somewhere you feel comfortable and somewhere you enjoy!

The directory is focused on Australian suppliers, but we have room to grow with space for our international friends and particularly New Zealand wedding vendors!

Our content remains the same – we do not take payment for posts and the only things on the blog are things we love, and hope you will too!

On that note, with all of these changes and the focus on you, we’ll be putting together a survey in the next few months for you to tell us your views. None of this is possible without our readers and we never take you for granted!

We still have a lot of work to do on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory, listings to add and bits & pieces to upload (although I roped Mr Polka Dot into it all weekend we’re still not quite finished!) If you want to refer someone you think should advertise or want to advertise yourself just contact us!

Our advertisers are valued by us – they support the blog but they also believe in it. They’re also ready, willing and waiting to help out Polka Dot Brides! So please, take the time to look through the Directory and support them and if you do, let them know you found them here!

On a final note, Ms Polka Dot’s Directory would not have been possible without the help of a few people (including fantastic, amazing Prue) whose help and support means more than they will ever know.

Looking forward to an amazing new step forward for Polka Dot Bride!

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