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Karina and Adrian

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Wedding Films


I’m so excited to share the work of an Australian videographer team I’m been eye-ing off for a little while!

Paper Cranes Productions are based out of Sydney and produces some really beautiful work. They have a special way of telling the story and I love to watch their creations!

Today’s wedding video is that of Karina and Adrian- two lovers of dance, two lovers of surprises and now newlyweds! Karina and Adrian married at Miramare Gardens. were photographed by Tea Lily Photography,

Adrian & Karina Wedding Video Trailer (Double Surprises and a lot of Dancing) from Paper Cranes Productions on Vimeo.

In the words of Paper Cranes Productions “The wedding day begins with a Hong Kong tradition, where the groom had to go through several assignments / games which created by the bridesmaids before he can enter the bride house to pick her up.

Adrian is a very fun and down to earth guy where Karina is a humble and sweet angelic girl. From the moment we met with this couple, we knew that their wedding would be different than just a normal wedding.

The wedding reception was held in beautiful Miramare Gardens at Terrey Hills. Their wedding was all about fun and dancing. Adrian and Karina are really talented in dancing and surprisingly so are a lot of their guests. Their dance party at the end of the night is like one of the episode in “So You Think You Can Dance” :)

The highlight of the night was “the double surprises”. It was the funniest thing when each of them emailed us about their own surprises to one another and asking us to keep it secret from “each” of them… This also happens to all of the people/vendors at the wedding where we had a bit of laugh with. Then after that, came the gorgeous first dance, funky bridal dance, the thriller dance and the fun games where Karina squish her own father’s bum…”

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by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


I feel like I need something soft and dreamy today and Ouma seems to be just the ticket! I can get lost looking at the dreamy photos of these frocks.

With her store located on etsy, Ouma by designer Monique Martinez‘s stunning creations are a perfectly gorgeous choice for a wedding gown. Soft luscious layers, ruffled skirts, bold striped accents and plenty of bows, Monique describes the label as a “casual meeting of the classics”. Personally I’d love to see a bride in the bold black and white bodiced “Striped Carnival” party dress.

Photos from Ouma. Photography by Lindsay Ann Butler and Galaxie Andrews. Photo #2 via Samantha Shaw by Angelica Glass Photo #6 from Nonpareil Magazine by Michael Haug

Vendor Of The Week – Opera Point Events

by | Blog News, Bride


Welcome to another Monday, another Vendor Of The Week and another chance to peek into the depths of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

We research and look over every single applicant to our directory to make sure they’re the highest quality. We only accept those that we feel are the best fit for you- our readers. We’ve been loving all the unique and interesting businesses that are a part of our directory and we hope you can find your dream vendor in there too!

Our random polka dot tea cup selector seems to be on a bit of a Sydney kick lately and this week it’s chosen one of Sydney’s most recognisable locations! Opera Point Events At Sydney Opera House!

Opera Point Events creates the most amazing events at the iconic Sydney location. From their three areas within the Opera House and the additional Opera Point Marquee (which gives the best view over Sydney Harbour, from Rose Bay to the Sydney Harbour Bridge), the Opera Point events team tailor their service to suit your wedding. From amazing food & wine (under the guidance of top Sydney chef Simon Sandall) to the tables, chairs and styling, the team makes sure your event not only runs smoothly but looks fantastic (if you can tear your eyes away from that view!)

To learn a little more about Opera Point Events, we asked the lovely Erica her five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Campari and soda with fresh lime – it makes me feel like im in a piazza in Italy.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Going home to Adelaide to see my family and friends…and if im lucky being able to get to the Barossa for my fix of amazing wineries and local produce

Favourite restaurant?

ARIA Restaurant Sydney. Matt Moran and his team are geniuses in the kitchen

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

Sunday is usually brunch with my husband and friends somewhere local that we walk to altogether. Great coffee is mandatory followed by runny poached eggs and toast – simple, honest, delicious food for the day ahead – and lots of laughs over the table.

Your favourite wedding story?

My two best friends finally got married after being secretly in love with each other since they met in high school! I helped them plan the wedding here in the Opera Point Marquee at Sydney Opera House. Both my husband and I were in the bridal party and we felt like we had been invited into their families – everything was magical – the venue with the harbour lights twinkling, the delicious food that my chef SImon especially designed and so much love in the room for some of my most favourite people in the world.

Visit  the Opera Point Events Member Page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Opera Point Events is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Ride On

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Oh this photo makes me happy! It’s from the portfolio of Once Like A Spark (love that name!). There is a reason bikes are so popular at weddings nowadays and I can’t help but think it’s captured perfectly in this photo.

Photo by Once Like A Spark

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