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GIVEAWAY: Poppiseed Designs

by | Bride, Competitions


Wedding monograms are a way of putting your own unique stamp on your wedding day- starting with your invitations, you can use your monogram, on everything from wedding programs to napkins, favours and even drink stirrers.

So I’m excited to have Australian stationery company Poppiseed Designs join us today with a special giveaway! Started by Zoe in 2006, Poppiseed Designs creates stylish stationery for the exciting events in your life! Our favourite is the Isabella invitation, which features one of our favourite things- birdcages!

Poppiseed Designs are giving three couples the chance to win your own colour wedding monogram from the Poppiseed Designs range with your details and your choice of colour. Each monogram is valued at $100.

To win a custom monogram from Poppiseed Designs (valued at $100 each) simply leave a comment on this entry telling us your favourite monogram from the Poppiseed Designs website and how you would use it at your wedding.

The winner will be chosen by Poppiseed Designs and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride by email and announced on the Polka Dot Bride site.  Wedding monograms are emailed as a high-resolution jpeg file but can be sent in any file format needed. Colours must be chosen from the Poppiseed Designs colour chart. This prize is not redeemable for cash and must be redeemed within 18 months from the date of the winner announcement. Competition is open worldwide. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes on 29th September 2010 at 5.00 pm (Australian time).

Photos via Poppiseed Designs

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Cheeky Little Soles – Wedding Shoes For Children

by | Bride, Children


I’ve been secretly coveting the Cheeky Little Soles range for my own feet for a number of years now. Australian owned and designed, owner Lisa creates footwear specifically designed for babies and toddlers with the most delicious styles perfect for the little members of your bridal party.

I’m in love with the ballet slipper range- which comes in the sweetest colours like Scarlett Red, Magical Mint, Innocent Ivory and Mellow Yellow. Each pair is made from super soft leather (which is safe if your little ones like to eat their feet!), soft soles and are safe for pre walkers.

I think they make the sweetest addition to your littlest ones outfit. You know me! I can’t resist a coloured pair of shoes peeking out from under a white dress..on anyone!

Photos from Cheeky Little Soles.

Signature Sasha: Magnificent Events By Design

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


I have to make an admission. I have an addiction to beautiful wedding books – the kind you leave on your coffee table, curl up on the couch with, and pour over for inspiration.

Sasha Souza is an event planner. I have been admiring her work for years, her use of colour, warm personality and sass have always led me to check out her website for her latest work. She’s based in California but plans events……. well, anywhere! She also writes a pretty fantastic blog. So when I heard she was going to release a book, I immediately signed up for pre order.

‘Signature Sasha: Magnificent Events By Design has 240 pages of beautiful inspiration. Amidst its glossy pages, Sasha takes the reader through the elements of designing an event. This isn’t a book for planning, it’s a book for inspiring you. Sasha’s style is beautifully elegant and not over the top, so each idea is attainable and easy to make your own.

Within the pages are colour spreads, using Sasha’s knowledge and talent with colour – rich copper browns, luscious lime greens and midnight blues. She has a real gift with using unusual colour combinations, and combining unexpected elements and shapes to elicit surprise. The book moves through the signature elements of the event – from drinks and cocktails (laden with ideas on serving your guests beverages in a unique and personal way) to lighting, ceremony settings, and the most gorgeously decorated venues featuring flowers, wonderful lighting and other elements. The cakes featured are to die for!

My favourite part of the book is ‘Love Stories’ – Sasha’s real weddings section. It features completely stunning weddings, and Sasha explains how each wedding came together and the personal story behind each celebration. All the ideas in this book, you can take and modify for your own celebration.

Amidst the words and Sasha’s conversational writing style are the most beautiful of pictures – full double page spreads of ceremony setups, luscious bouquets and table settings. Each is from a real wedding and designed for a real couple.

This is a book that will have you dreaming that anything is possible. You will want to look at it time and again!

Natalie and Todd – The Celebration

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


I love the bright vivid colours coupled with the soft, vintage style that Natalie and Todd put into their wedding. There’s a real old school glamour to today’s celebration!

Guests were directed to their tables by gold picture frames.

Natalie and Todd held their reception at Sofitel Brisbane which was styled in golds, blush pinks and creams by Styled Events.

Each table was named after a an Italian city in a nod to the couple’s heritage.

A decadent cake filled with flowers was created by Greg at Sweetums.

A big congratulations and thank you to Natalie & Todd for allowing us to share their wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions for sharing today’s photographs!

Photos by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions

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