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Kim and Eric

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand,



Kim and Eric

Today’s wedding is the perfect way to end this week. It is full of the most infectious smiles, a tremendous amount of funk and touch of glamour and a lot of quirkiness (the wedding was themed around buttons!) Kim and Eric married in Auckland, New Zealand.

Photos today are by Deep Grey Wedding Photography



Eric says “Kim’s dress came from Vinka Bridal in Auckland central – her dress was actually called “Kimberly” which she didn’t know until she actually had decided that was going to be the dress! She had two pairs of shoes for the day – purple high heel bow shoes and then purple high top sneakers for the reception as she broke her foot 7 weeks out from the wedding. Kim’s hairpiece was a brooch that she altered – bought from Vinka Bridal.”


Eric designed every piece of stationery- from invitations to menus!



Eric says “Our close friend owns two early ‘70s Falcons which delivered Kim and the girls to the ceremony and then provided gasps and laughs as we managed to do a burn out at every set of lights in central Auckland.”




Kim and Eric were married in the Western Park on Ponsonby Road, Auckland. Kim walked down the aisle to “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam. Eric says “”The aisle was created by a sunken building sculpture and to continue that theme, the rings were held in a vintage ‘History of Architecture’ book that Kim (sadly) cut into and placed with grey ribbon.”



Kim and Eric made the ceremony very much their own- especially with their music choices. Eric says “The signing music was 2 songs from the Little Big Planet soundtrack (PS3 game), the first – The Noveltones, Left Bank Two. The second, The Go! Team, Get it Together. And the walk out music was Feist, Mushaboom”


Eric says “As the ceremony was outside we bought plastic bright coloured fans, purple and black to match the colour theme of the wedding and keep everyone cool. We also bottled Liptons Peach Ice Tea for directly after the ceremony. We bought polystyrene cups and made stickers for them which read “We are married – erikandkim – ohsixohtwotwentyten”.”

Check back this afternoon for Kim and Eric’s funky reception!

Photos by Deep Grey Wedding Photography

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Friday News Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


The end of another week! We have a fantastic wedding coming up for you shortly, but I wanted to let you know a few things first!


In our recent poll, having our “Vendor of The Week” introduced every Monday morning was your most preferred way to meet the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! So we’re going to prepare a fun way to do it and start introducing you to our fantastic vendors very soon!


The winner of our Little Flamingo competition is Phuong! Congratulations Phuong! I will be in touch shortly! Brisbane brides- don’t forget you can still enter our Green & Bloom Flowers competition!



The lovely Sarah Darcy of the Classic Bride blog has launched a shop filled with vintage treasures. CB Vintage stocks Sarah’s finds- from typewriters to cake toppers and milk glass, Sarah has some truly beautiful finds!


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Origami Bijou who are one of my favourite stores to visit for unusual jewelery pieces  have given u an exclusive discount code for Polka Dot Bride readers! Simply enter the coupon code polkadotbride between April 6th 2010 and May 9th 2010 to receive 15% off your order.



If you happen to be a wedding vendor in the Washington, DC area, have you registered for The B List cocktail party on Friday, 16th of April?

The B List is an association of wedding bloggers from all around the world and most of the members will soon converge on Washington for the annual conference. The B List Conference is only open to wedding bloggers, but they’re holding a cocktail reception on Friday night to meet with wedding vendors. I love The B List and what it stands for and its a great chance for vendors to put names and faces to some of the best wedding bloggers in the USA. Register for the cocktail party here.



Are you in Perth? The Wedding List Company have let me know they’re looking for a store manager for their Perth store. If you love homewares and weddings, this job might be just for you!

““If you’re passionate about beautiful home wares and the bridal industry then this is an amazing opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading bridal registries in a Store Management role!
The Wedding List Co’s truly beautiful store in Subiaco, Perth is overflowing with designer home wares and luxury gifts and is a bride’s dream come true when putting together a gift registry. For more information on the opportunity have a look at the attached link or contact Brioney Prier in the Sydney Head Office (02) 9698 4366 ext 202. For more information on Wedding List Co. visit


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

Autumn Coloured Bridal Shoes

by | Accessories, Bride


Even though we’re in between seasons, I wanted to do another coloured shoe roundup to show you some of the gorgeous designs on offer! Autumn is an ‘ordinary’ time to look for beautifully coloured shoes in Australia- everything is black, black black! (which is another unique but elegant take on a bridal shoe) If you’re wanting more options, look at US sites or wait until Spring when the fresh colours come back in!

Many of these shoes are pinks and reds- something I’ve had a lot of requests for, the past few weeks!


Row 1: Gazelle in Red Suede from Tony Bianco, Blue Suede Shoes from Shoes Of Prey, Vivian Westwood Dragon Bow Shoe in Yellow by Melissa

Row 2: Shelby in Purple Suede by Diana Ferrari, Rajani in Scarlett Satin by Tony Bianco, Miss Buckingham in Fucshia Silk from Peeptoe Shoes.

Row 3: Gerty in Red Satin from RMK Shoes, Kawai in Pink from Wittner Shoes, Razzy Peeptoe in Pink by Dani K Footwear

Row 4 : Miss Dixie in Nude Pink from Peeptoe Shoes, Crush in Red Silk from Sandler, Dee in Pink by Sanna Shoes

Are you wearing coloured bridal shoes? Where did you find them?

Naomi and Robin – The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,


I love these pretty English details! It’s quite a tradition isn’t it? Between Australians and the English- we banter about Cricket, we backpack on each other’s shores and we all love beer.


Naomi arrived to the ceremony in a horse and carriage which transported the couple to the reception. Guests were transported in a vintage bus while the bridal party traveled in a black and cream Rolls Royce.



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Naomi and Robin’s flower girls wore gowns from Australian designer Tea Princess. They walked down the aisle with teddy bears- a nod to the first present Robin ever gave Naomi.



While the newlyweds and their bridal party were taken for photos down by the river, guests enjoyed Pimms & lemonade with canapes while basking in the sunshine on the lawn.

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Naomi and Robin held their reception in a marquee on Naomi’s parent’s lawn.

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The couple filled the reception with sentimental touches. Their favourite music – Jack Johnson, played throughout dinner, the guest book was made from Polaroids stuck into a vintage style wire heart. Guests found their picture and left a message for the couple on the back.



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A vintage style candy buffet was set up with sweets the couple found around Yorkshire, tables were named after special locations.


Naomi and Robin danced their first dance as husband and wife to “Pennylover” by Lionel Ritchie and celebrated with guests all night long.

I feel I need a pot of tea after looking at the beautiful photos from Naomi and Robin’s wedding. So English and so beautiful! Congratulations to you both on your marriage! Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Thank you also to Rebecca of Rebecca Honeywell Photography for sharing the photographs today!

Photos by Rebecca Honeywell Photography

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