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Jessica Fontaine Spring Summer 2012 Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Oh hello beautiful! How gorgeous are these gowns for Australian designer Jessica Fontaine?  My favourite part? The necklines, I love the combination of the boat necklines, and V necklines Jessica has introduced. And the knee length gown – a lovely alternative! If that wasn’t for your wedding wouldn’t it be gorgeous for your engagement party or a dinner the night before the wedding?

The Jessica Fontaine Spring Summer 2012 collection is available at selected boutiques in Australia, New Zealand and New York.

Images by Jessica Fontaine

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Vendor of the Week – Blushing Blooms

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dotties! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Have you got any plans for the week? Is this your last week before you get married? Do share!

It’s our Monday morning tradition on Polka Dot Bride to take a peek inside the pages of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! Check out our categories- we have florists, photographers, wedding dress designers, wedding stylists, wedding planners, pre loved gowns, hair & makeup artists, stationers and so much more! We’re adding more vendors every week! So visit Ms Polka Dot’s Wedding Directory to find creative, individual, personal and unique vendors for your wedding day.

Photos by Beautiful Moments Photography

Today I’m introducing one of our  fabulous Directory members – a fantastic floristry design studio owned by Sally Thompson of Blushing Blooms. Blushing Blooms creates the most beautiful bouquets of stunning blooms – each one different, each unique to the couple and their personal wedding style. I’m especially fond of Sally’s use of Australia natives – they’re some of my favourite flowers in the world and I’m always tickled pink when Sally uses them (as she does so beautifully!).

To learn a little more about Blushing Blooms we asked Sally five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

I’ll have a vodka, lime and soda thanks!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Working as a florist and specialising in weddings – i.e. weekend work – means I don’t get to ‘get away’ that much. I love to head to Terrigal (NSW) for a quick break but when time permits ideally you will find me shopping, eating and checking out fabulous floral inspiration in Melbourne!

Favourite restaurant?

Locally (I live in Sydney’s Hills District) I love Toki Fans Japanese at Norwest. Delicious, fresh and super friendly!

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

Mostly on a Sunday morning I like to sleep in, over eating, as I have generally worked a wedding set up the day before. If I’m not sleeping I’ll be in the studio as we are open seven days. Then you can find me with a slice of Vegemite toast in hand!

Your favourite wedding story?

We were just part of an amazing proposal inspired by the Will Smith movie Hitch. You know the scene where the deliveries just keep on coming with the walkie-talkie in the box? One of our clients did his own version of this for his girlfriend. It was exiting, fun and back in the studio we were all on baited breath to hear that she said yes! Romance (and ingenuity!) is not dead ladies!

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

Snapshot Sunday – Dance In The Mirror

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Scott Carle Photography

Erin and Matt’s Relaxed Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Erin and Matt

I love Saturdays – they often involve coffee, a lovely stroll (sometimes it involves a packed shopping centre so it isn’t always so lovely) and a relaxed afternoon – so today’s engagement shoot coming to us from photographer Josh Gow seems like the loveliest shoot to showcase this fine Saturday!  Josh says “It was a lovely afternoon was spent in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane capturing these images for them across a variety of french coffee shops, restaurants and laneway locations.

It was such a delight to see Erin and Matt in their element.  As a risk specialist firm owner Erin even took a few slight risks in some of the jumping shots throughout the session!”

Photos by Josh Gow Photography

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