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Vendor of the Week – Milque Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes!

It feels rather splendid to be welcoming in the week with a peek at our beautiful new Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! To call a website beautiful may be a tough call but I know first hand the blood, sweat and many tears that have gone into crafting a directory that functions beautifully – so I’m a little tickled pink to show it off!

We’re so lucky to have the support of amazing vendors who understand our vision and what we love to do – they’re all ready and waiting in the directory to help you plan the wedding that is just right for you and your partner. From amazing photographers to talented florists– there’s plenty of fantastic vendors to help you out and we’re adding more constantly!

Pouring over the pages of this week’s vendor of the week’s website is a little like curling up with a cup of hot chocolate. The images of Milque Photography are dreamy. They have a sense of fun, a sense of not taking themselves too seriously- but there is nothing missed from the stories they tell. No lost moments because of props and quirky looks. They just add to the moment. It’s all there and it’s beautiful.

To learn a little more about Milque Photography we asked Nat five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Favourite restaurant?
At the moment For a fun night out and great Chinese ” Super Bowl” Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Secrets on the Lake, Montville. This place will bring romance to any relationship, they are individual Tree houses situated in a rainforest on the edge of a beautiful lake.

Where can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
‘Anouk’, Given Terrace, Paddington, BRISBANE

Your favourite wedding story?
I have sooo many stories to tell but I would have to say the most romantic Wedding I have ever photographed was Teresa & Billy.
They had been boyfriend & girlfriend for 23 years! (since they were 14) and had spent most of their lives traveling the world together.
Now that they had finally decided to settle down with William their 4 year old they decided to get married at a little Chapel at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.
The day was full of little surprises which I had to be in control of – lining up the photoshoot, to being at the right place at the right time for the next surprise. From a cruise in a luxury yacht to a solo bagpiper at sunset, then fireworks over the water in the evening.
But it wasn’t just all the physical things they had organised, there was just this beautiful energy between them and the way they looked at each other. So much love and respect that I must admit I had to hold back the tears welling in my eyes.

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

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Snapshot Sunday – Reaching Dreams

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Welsch Photography

Marissa and Rob’s Riverside Engagement Session

by | Bride, Engagements


Marissa and Rob

It’s a melting of two cultures today with this riverside engagement shoot- a nod to the couple, the shoot is filled with Australian and American touches. for Marissa and Rob.

Photos today are by Josh Gow Photography who explains, “Rob (Australia) met Marissa (Texas, USA) was travelling and proposed at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane where we returned to capture their pre-wedding engagement session.

With Marissa’s family from Texas and Rob’s from Australia, they are incorporating elements of their nationalities into their wedding day in Houston, Texas next April. They have even gone as far as having created save the date passports for wedding guests!

We took this theme through as the concept for their engagement shoot, capturing both of them as they are, as well as featuring their nationalities through their clothes, props, poses and photo locations. Marissa has been following our work for sometime and it was a true pleasure to capture this session for them both, such lovely, down to earth, friendly and well natured people.

Photos by Josh Gow Photography

Heather and Greg’s Sydney Park Engagement Session

by | Bride, Engagements


Heather and Greg

A day in the park sounds like the perfect Saturday to me and today’s couple Heather & Greg celebrated their engagement with photographs in the park with their furry family. Catherine Dyhin joined the couple with Millie and Archie for a splendid day in the Sydney sun!

Heather tells the story of “Heather and Greg”. “Greg and I met in 2008, when we started work at the same digital agency on the same day. Greg was an English backpacker who’d come to Australia two years previous and, in his words, “forgot to leave”, and I’d just moved back to Australia after seven years in the US.

We didn’t interact much at first, as we were working on different projects and in different teams, but one Friday he’d worn a jacket to work and at the regular beer o’clock and I decided to give him a hard time about it. That seemed to break the ice a bit, and somehow I convinced him to take me out with him after work, so I could meet his banker friends.

I ended up meeting those friends, but wasn’t really interested. I was smitten with Greg from the second we left the office.

He proposed to me last April while his parents were visiting from the UK. We’d gone to dinner at Kingsley’s Steakhouse in Woolloomooloo with them, as well as my parents and my stepsister and brother-in-law. Naturally, this kind of setting isn’t one I was expecting to be proposed to in, so I was clueless. The night, for him, was a comedy of errors, with his plans of proposing between the mains and dessert being thrown into chaos by a red wine spillage by not only him, but my dad as well. While they were getting cleaned up, my Dad started hassling Greg about when he was going to ask – as he’d already asked his permission months before. He hinted that he might have the ring in his pocket right then – which obviously, he did! The proposal was to the point, but still over the top romantic – which is exactly his style.

Three years after meeting, we live in Leichhardt in a beautiful house with our two schnauzers, Millie and Archie. They had our shoot with them because they are a huge part of our life and bring so much joy to the world, which you can see in the photos. I was really surprised at how well-behaved they were! We took the photos at Pioneers Memorial Park in Leichhardt, where we walk them every day of the week. It was complete with a guy playing the ukelele, who saw us taking photos and started playing love songs. It was a great afternoon!

We don’t work together anymore (although after leaving that first agency we ended up working together at another for a year!) and although I’d never take back any of it, I will say that spending work hours apart is a *lot* less stressful.

We’re getting married in October in Sydney, working with some wonderful vendors that we’ve found, for the most part, through blogs like Polka Dot Bride, Twitter and online. We’ve got guests coming from all over the world – Greg’s friends and family from the UK and my friends from the States, as well as guests from all over Australia.”


Photos by Catherine Dyhin

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