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Laura and Mike – The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,


I love the fresh, spring feel of today’s wedding. The green paisley style is perfect for St Patrick’s Day!







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The cake was decorated with Phalaenopsis orchids, green ribbon and a piped paisley pattern by Just American Desserts.


Laura and Mike had their stationery designed by Amy Moran at Alphagraphics Chicago. They assembled the stationery themselves with each piece carrying through their green paisley theme. Laura and her mother also made the ring bearer’s pillow, cocktail table linens and escort card presentation table together.



Design Events decorated the reception with strings of lights. Laura says “Our favorite part of the venue was having the ability to put the dance floor on a deck overlooking the lake, covered with lights, creating a truly uniquevenue!”. The couple danced to Tracy Chapman’s “The Promise”.





Laura and Mike celebrated with guests for hours. “Our vision was executed perfectly overall, thanks to the enormous help from family, friends, and all of the staff and vendors on site, especially the images captured that day, it reminds us of how much we enjoyed every minute.”

Thank you for sharing your wedding day on this St Patrick’s Day with us Laura and Mike! Thank you also to Kirk Mastin of Mastin Studio for sending over the perfectly green wedding today!

Photos by Mastin Studio.

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Laura and Mike

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,



Laura & Mike

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I really wanted to share something lovely and green today as a special celebration of the day of Guinness, shamrocks and  potatoes! The wedding of Laura and Mike has a lovely green colour palette that worked perfectly for what I had in mind!

Mike and Laura have known each other throughout their childhood growing up in Spokane and visiting Hayden Lake during the summers. Even though they both grew up together, they didn’t start dating until they both met again while living in Seattle, where they started to date in 2006.

Photographs today are by Mastin Studio.

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Laura wore a gown from Mori Lee with gold shoes from Dyeables.



Laura’s bridesmaids wore soft green gowns from Aria and carried bouquets of a single style of flower in white to tie into Laura’s bouquet of white Phalaenopsis orchids (created by Mike at Beau K Flowers) . Mike wore a grey suit from Banana Republic.



Laura walked down the aisle to Canon in D.


Laura and Mike held their wedding at Hayden Lake Country Club. Laura says “The venue was a place that was very special to both of us, having grown up spending our summers at Hayden Lake, it was naturally the perfect place for our wedding. The events of the day all took place on the lawn that overlooked the lake.”



During the ceremony, Mike had surprised Laura with a wedding band that she was not expecting and the moment is caught perfectly by their photographer.



To start off the celebrations, Laura and Mike used “Let Love Open My Door” by The Who as their recessional.



After the ceremony, Laura and Mike snuck away for 25 minutes together to reflect on the importance of the day and enjoy each other’s company.

Photos by Mastin Studio.

The Wedding Workshop

by | Bride, Competitions


Unfortunately, The Wedding Workshop has been postponed so I don’t get to share with you our exclusive discount code!

I can however announce that Leeanne was our winner and I will be in touch shortly to give you details of your substituted prize!

Stay tuned to Polka Dot Bride for details of the next Wedding Workshop!

Turtle Love Committee

by | Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Jewellery


My affection for Turtle Love Committee has been present for months. I’ve admired their rings, wished for their earrings and been inspired by their necklaces.

Turtle Love Committee was started by Adrianne Zahner. She worked at a Boston law firm and decided she wanted a unique engagement ring, when she couldn’t find one she started her own!

I love that the jewels on Turtle Love Committee works really hard to find small artisans creating unique pieces, they’re also focused on minimizing their environmental impact and focus on making sure the ring buying process is about the symbol of commitment couples make during marriage- not the cost or size of the ring.

The designs and the motive behind their concept are authentic and beautiful and something that inspires me.

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Photos from Turtle Love Committee

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