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Snapshot Sunday – Moving On Up

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Britt Spring

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Pamela and Anthony’s Pinwheel Engagement Shoot

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Engagements


Pamela and Anthony

Today’s engagement shoot feels like the best way to spend a Saturday – in a grassy, country field with a stack of colourful pinwheels and your soon to be! Pamela and Anthony met through mutual friends. “Anthony was playing football for a local team and I knew one of his friends who introduced us. But a few weeks after we met, Anthony left for London to play football over there. We kept in touch for the first few months but then we lost contact as he got busy with team commitments and I was back at Uni. When Anthony came back from London (after a year and a half) he got back in touch with me (with a bit of effort too, as I had changed my number, moved etc so all he had to go off was an old email address). We met up coffee after he finally tracked me down and the sparks were still very much there, we have been together since then.” Photos by Angelica Peady Photography

Creative Colour – Dusky Pink

by | Bride, Creative Colour


This soft pink is a little ‘dirtier’ than our Blush Pink, but suits all complexions and hair colours from auburn to dark to very blonde. A gorgeous colour for all seasons!

Combine with Black and ivory

–       With Pale Grey and touches of Slate Blue

–       With Lilac, Lavender and Pale Grey

–       With Milk Coffee and touches of Raisin

–       With Dark Chocolate, Nude Pink and touches of Raspberry Red

–       With Taupe and Blush Pink with touches of Spring Green

–       With Milk Chocolate and a faded Olive Green

–       With Champagne, Taupe and touches of a chartreuse green

–       With Sage Green, Duck Egg Blue and Milk Chocolate

–       With burnished gold, cream and Pewter Grey

–       With Glimmer Gold, Soft Apricot, Blush Pink and ivory

–       With Sparkling Silver, Soft Apricot, Blush Pink and Ivory

–       Flowers could be all white and green, or feature a dusky pink or latte roses, peonies, ‘blushing bride’, dusky pink orchids, baby’s breath, Australian native flowers such as Protea, Geraldton Wax, or  Grevillea. Heather, apple blossom, hellebores, or autumn hydrangeas

–       Just picked garden blooms arranged in relaxed arrangements in vases crowded down the centre of the tables

–       White crockery, lots of sparkling glassware, crystal in chandeliers or candlesticks, a garden wedding

–       Vintage crockery, tea cups and old silverware on dusky pink tablecloths

–       Hair caught up with fresh flowers, fresh flowers adorning the elegantly simple cake

–       A gown in soft hailspot muslin caught in under the bust, or dusky pink lace over an underslip of ivory, pale pink, Nude Pink or Champagne

–       A rustic winery wedding in winter with bare vine twigs and pink toned berries, half wine barrels, stone floors, ivory tablecloths with dusky pink overlays, pink candles grouped on every available surface, vintage touches

–       Make a feature of buttons in every shape you can find in dusty pink – attach to napkin ties, seating cards strung on twine, around favour boxes, on your invitations, place cards

–       Romantic – bird cages, pots of maidenhair fern, old urns covered in moss and lichen, bell jars enclosing bird’s nests with pink and brown speckled feathers, muslin bags of sugared almonds, mercury glass, wrought iron

–       A classic black and white wedding with dusky pink in flowers, candles, dusky pink napkins piped in black,  to add a little feminine edge to your reception

–       The boys in suits of Pewter Grey, Pale Grey, Black or a sandy beige colour

–       In winter little cardigans in dusky pink for your bridesmaids. In summer try floral sprigged ‘50s style dresses with dusky pink shoes, or elegant long plain dresses in soft fabrics

–       Or as the bride, be different, and wear the dress of your dreams in dusky pink

–       Crab apple jelly, pink macarons, sugared almonds, pink iced biscuits and cakes, pink fairy floss, pink coloured toffee apples, white chocolate mousse with pale pink chocolate shards, berry meringues, hire a gelato cart to serve pink berry flavoured gelato

Rosedust dress from ModCloth, Edie Velvet Chaise from Urban Outfitters, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings,  photo from Ellen and Simon’s wedding by Hanna Hosking of Hang Studio

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Marnie and Ryan’s wedding Photo by Andrew Bell Photography

We’re coming into the second week of Spring – can you believe how the year is flying by?

Grab a coffee and pour over our stories on the specialty blogs this week:

On Polka Dot Groom Chris shares his joy about his wedding day

Lisa from Culture Bridal Couture gives us a peek of two fashion shoots in her video on Polka Dot Wisdom

Our contributing editor for the Made blog, Alicia of Akimbo Stationery tells us all about herself in her Expert Interview on Polka Dot Wisdom

Cake Occasions open up their sketchbook for us on Polka Dot Wisdom

Anna Skye gives us a tutorial on Polka Dot Made for making a Pochette invitation

Marnie and Ryan let us in on their DIY secrets in their beautiful country wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

And Jess and Luka show off their gorgeous engagement shoot on Polka Dot Weddings

Are you a Victorian bride or groom who would love to win your wedding flowers? Don’t forget to check out our new giveaway to win $500 worth of wedding flowers with Hello Blossoms! Check out this entry to enter.

A sad farewell to Wedding Style Guide magazine this week. It’s always terribly sad to see a business shut it doors and losing a magazine that was such a part of the Australian wedding landscape is incredibly sad. I wish, and the Polka Dot Bride team wishes the Wedding Style Guide team the best of luck in their future pursuits and a hope that they return with their talents soon to the scene!

For this week’s video, I wanted to share an 18 minute film I loved. The wedding Coco Rocha and James Conran’s wedding shot by Americana Cinema. Held in France, I loved the intimate French setting of this wedding, the intimacy and the romance of it was beautiful.

Any news you have to share? Leave a comment and let me know!

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