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Stylish Bridesmaids Looks From Laura Ashley

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


Laura Ashley is about to introduce some fun party dresses into their collection. Being a lover of anything classic, I was struck by the classic tailored shapes and bold, bright hues – perfect to mix and match and wear over and over again. They’d also make great bridesmaid’s attire! So I put together nine bridesmaids looks – three for ‘A Modern Celebration’, three for ‘A Formal Affair’ and three for ‘A Garden Party’ – mixing up accessories but letting the shape and colour of the dress remain the highlight.

The bold hues of the gowns are beautifully matched with other brights – emerald with orange, fuchsia with yellow. Try fun bold accessories and unexpected shapes and textures.

1. Laura Ashley red cocktail dress. Alannah Hill My beautiful life clip, 3. Mimco Jewel Stud 4. Mollini Carnival Stripe Heel from StyleTread

1. Laura Ashley emerald green cocktail dress 2. Gorman orange patent heel 3. Dinosaur Designs resin boulder bangle 4. Forever New 5. Witchery Flower Motif Hair Elastic

1. Laura Ashley pink cocktail dress with bow. 2. Mollini Yellow Goodman Heels 3. sequin party clip set 4. Tilkah Bubbles Cuff 5. Dinosaur Designs Bones Wishbone Bangles

A formal wedding is always fun – pairing the gowns back with sparkly, classic accessories like sequins, pearls and golds and blacks.

1. Laura Ashley emerald green cocktail dress 2. Alannah Hill My beautiful life clip 3. Wonder Clutch from Mimco 4. Liberte Lux Necklace from birdsnest 5. Samantha heels from Witchery

1. Laura Ashley red cocktail dress 2. Oroton Octavia Necklace 3. Judith Leiber Floral Clutch via Neimen Marcus 4. Forever New Large Stud Earrings 5. Verali Heist gold glitter Shoes

1. .Laura Ashley pink cocktail dress with bow 2. Alannah Hill My beautiful life clip 3. Stella Jewel Jewelbox Shoes 4. Samantha Wills Beau Beauty Ring

With Spring upon us, there are plenty of garden party style weddings. A simple flower in the hair with some fun jewels and wearable shoes are perfect for a day in the dappled shade enjoying Pimms, and strawberries with cream!

1. Laura Ashley pink cocktail dress with bow 2. Alannah Hill Ode To Love Hair Flower 3. Samantha Wills Garden of Eden Earrings, 4.Trenery peeptoe flats

1. Laura Ashley emerald green cocktail dress 2. Alannah Hill My beautiful life clip, 3 Polli Fig Tree earrings 4. Shoes Of Prey heels

1. Laura Ashley red cocktail dress 2. Tilkah Calypso Strand Necklace 3. Samantha Wills The Hamptons Ring 4. Witchery Margot Slingback

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Vendor of the Week – Danicia Dutry Ceremonies

by | Blog News, Bride


I want to take a moment this morning to pause and reflect on this time ten years ago. Although the 11th was yesterday in Australia, it really wasn’t until the 12th for us when the news started hitting our US friends. So today, I want to take a breath and say-we will never forget. New York is always in my heart.

It’s Monday morning which means a spotlight on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! Our directory is a one stop shop to help you find the best wedding vendors for your wedding – from stylists to stationers, photographers and cakes! They’re incredibly talented, have a sense of style and love working with dotties! Take a peek today and look through their beautiful work!

I’m pleased to introduce you to Danicia Dutry Ceremonies who is this week’s Polka Dot Bride Vendor of The Week! Danicia is located in Perth, Western Australia. A ’40 under 40′ business leader turned civil celebrant means that Danicia has her deal together when it comes to performing the most important ceremony on your wedding day. Her friendly, warm nature and her expertise makes Danicia a wonderful choice for performing your marriage ceremony. Danicia also performs vow renewals and naming ceremonies- so keep her name in your book!

To learn a little more about Danicia Dutry Ceremonies we asked Danicia five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after 5 drink?

After 5 drink would have to be the Kalleske Moppa – a red that warms me to my toes.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I just love Rottnest Island (WA) winter or summer. It just brings out my inner child and is filled with so many memories.

Favourite restaurant?

Well technically a bar where you can eat the burgers from next door but hanging out with Mrs Brown in North Fremantle is one of my favourite activities.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

You would find me at our family table eating porridge before we rush out the door to Auskick with my young lads.

Your favourite wedding story?

Sitting on Geographe Bay on a bright orange kayak in a turquoise kaftan on a magically calm day with a lovely couple and their witnesses anchored on their own separate kayaks. The groom had designed his own floating coconut shell with ribbons to keep the rings securely attached until they were safe on fingers. His bride looked so amazing in her white sarong with orchards in her hair. I loved watching the groom brush away his tears and curse the sunscreen in his eyes as he watched her come over the sand dune and down to her kayak. Not too many grooms could blame the sunscreen!!

Visit Danicia Dutry Ceremonies’ page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Danicia Dutry Ceremonies is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Moving On Up

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Britt Spring

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

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