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Emma and Mike Engaged

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Emma and Mike

We’re back in Western Australia with this fun engagement shoot of Emma and Mike! There is a polka dot dress, chuck taylors and even an appearance from the couple’s littlest addition- William!

As you know, I am big fan of a couple’s personal story- so here’s the story of Emma and Mike as told by Emma! “We met in the UK (where I’m from) nearly ten years ago, when Mike was just 18 and I was a relatively old lady of 22! We met about three weeks before he was due to come back to Perth, so after he left most of our dates during the first year of our relationship were four-hour phone conversations. Of course, by the time we were together in person, we knew everything there was to know about each other! If falling hard for each other in three weeks counts as ‘love at first sight’, that’s definitely what it was! And although the age gap was big enough to worry some other people back then, by now it’s become insignificant….at least after six years of being together he finally left university, with his two degrees, although I’d gone back to uni during that time too!

I moved to Perth to be with Mike, and have been here now for most of the last nine years. I recently got my first Australian passport! During a trip back to the UK over the 2008 – 2009 Christmas and New Year holidays Mike proposed at the top of a mountain in the alps! We were on a skiing holiday with my extended family in La Plagne in France, and Mike took the rare opportunity of being with my Dad to do things properly and ask his permission to marry me. The next day Mike pretended to have an injured leg so we couldn’t ski with everyone else, and instead suggested we take the cable car up to the highest point in the resort for breakfast in the chalet restaurant up there. When I sat down at the table with our “chocolat chaud” and picked up my napkin, there was a sparkly something underneath it – an engagement ring! Apparently he’d wanted to hide it in a snowball, but was so nervous he couldn’t pack the snow together tightly enough!

Lots of my family and friends are traveling to Perth from the UK for the wedding, and we’re spending the week before the wedding down in the Margaret River Region with them all….

Photos are by the gorgeous Clare Day of Clare Day Photographic Design.

Of course there is a story behind little William too, you can read it here.

Photos by Clare Day Photographic Design

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Hayley and Chris Engaged

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Hayley and Chris

A change of pace now to the engagement shoot of Hayley & Chris! Taking place near Dunsborough at Wise Winery and Quindalup Beach in Western Australia. Hayley says “We wanted a mix of natural shots and a few quirky ones which included large ‘LOVE’ letters on the beach and picnic blankets at the winery.

Chris proposed to me on Santorini, Greece in June last year just before sunset. It was an amazing end to a five week long trip taking in several European countries.

Our wedding is also planned ‘Down South’ with a beach ceremony near my parents beach house in Quindalup (also where our beach photos were taken) and small reception at Bunkers Café, Bunker Bay. We can’t wait to show all closest friends and family how beautiful the area is and celebrate over the weekend.”

These dreamy photos were snapped by Sue-Lyn Moyle of Margaret River Fine Art Photography.

Photos by Margaret River Fine Art Photography

Jean and Carlson Engaged

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Jean & Carlson

Engagements are in the air and I thought we would have a special nod to that special moment with a day full of engagement sessions! We have four splendid engagement sessions coming up for you today- all of them are different and all of them showcase love!

First up, an engagement shoot full of polka dots now! All the way from California, it’s the fun engagement shoot of Jean and Carlson!

Photos today are by Hatcher Studio who shared a little more about the couple “Jean and Carlson met a little over a year ago  at a BBQ hosted by friends. Over a period of a weeks they began chatting online and getting to know each other.  They shared common philosophies in life and fell in love.  They were engaged to be married in September 2009.  Carlson likes to collect Tennis shoes and also likes to work out.  Jean loves to read books on an iPad that Carlson recently gave to her.

Jean was inspired for their engagement shoot after seeing the polka dot dress in the mall.  She put together the idea of the 1940’s look and feel and approached us with it.  We thought it was great and started sharing ideas on where to shoot this engagement.  It took place out along some railroad tracks just off of the South 101 highway and also at Asilomar State Beach in Monterey, CA.”


Photos by Hatcher Studio

WINNER: Sydney Ultimate Wedding Planning Party

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A brief interlude to announce and congratulate Timothy & Lauren D for being our two winners for our Ultimate Wedding Planning Party Giveaway!

If you didn’t win but would still like to attend, you can book tickets through the website. We’re also sending the lovely Ms Floral for a full rundown of the night!

Don’t forget to keep entering Polka Dot Bride competitions! We have more fantastic ones for you coming up!

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