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Vendor of the Week – Lara Luz Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dots!! This week is such a funny one with Melbourne Cup right in the middle (which means it is definitely, completely Spring!) It’s almost time to launch into the festivities the end of the year brings, but I’m not quite ready for it- how about you?

Let’s kick off our week of inspiration with a spotlight on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! I am so proud of the people we have in our directory because they are SO talented and SO friendly and we really enjoy each and every day we work with them. From all different price points, to all different styles – they’re all understanding of the Polka Dot culture and love working with our readers! Take a peek and see what you might find!

I’m so very happy to introduce this week’s vendor of the week photographer Lara Luz! Lara describes herself as “a little different to most”. She loves photographing weddings with a twist and creates such a beautiful sense of drama in her photographs to accompany the stories she tells. Lara photographs both weddings and commitment ceremonies and makes a point of getting to know her couples.

To find out more about Lara Luz (Photography) we asked Lara five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?

I’m one of those strange creatures that doesn’t drink alcohol so a nice refreshing blood orange Agrum does the trick nicely!

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I’m a huge fan of the beach. There’s nothing like taking the one you love for a romantic beach getaway.

Favourite restaurant?

My favourite restaurant is constantly changing. Right now I’m into nice, wintery pub grub at the Union Hotel. They make a great steak sandwich too.

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

My partner and I spend our available Sunday morning’s at our local cafe eating scrambled eggs with bacon. They make the best scrambled eggs in Melbourne.

Your favourite wedding story?

I’d have to say it would be from a wedding I shot in Queensland. Never having had been there before I just wasn’t used to all the toads they have up there. It was an extremely hot day and as soon as the sun dropped, they all came out and sat around the lights in the garden. I got the biggest fright when I went outside and realised that I was literally surrounded by them. They were everywhere!
Needless to say I headed back inside rather quickly.

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

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Snapshot Sunday – Happy Feet

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Lisa Michele Burns

Shireen and Mitch’s Beach Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Shireen & Mitch

A gorgeous summery, beachside engagement shoot for you this Saturday from photographer Andrea Sproxton. Shireen tells such a beautiful story of her life with Mitch “Mitch and I first met through mutual friends. We were very comfortable and relaxed with each other from the start and could talk for hours about almost anything. We found each other spending more time together than apart and have been inseparable ever since.

“We are each others best friend and I think that’s what makes our relationship so special. We get each others quirky sense of humour and have been making each other laugh for the past five and a half years together. We know how to cheer one another up when we are having a down day. We are each others cheer squad, inspiration and confidant.”

“Mitch proposed on our 4 year anniversary in our new home we had recently bought together. I arrived home late on a Friday afternoon to find the lights off when I opened the door. Tea light candles and a pathway made of rose petals led me to our bedroom.”

“As I opened the bedroom door their was Mitch on bended knee. His palms were sweaty and he managed to get out a short speech of “I love You, Will you Marry Me?” It was incredibly sweet and sincere. Mitch also whisked me away that weekend at the Sunshine Coast, a favourite holiday destination for us.”

“We are excited for our upcoming nuptials in February and can’t wait to build more life time memories together.”

Photographer: Andrea Sproxton

Coral, Watermelon & Grey Soiree

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


I was inspired by this gorgeous cake from The Caketress in front of the grey seat today and came up with a coral, watermelon and grey wedding inspiration board. I love this colour combination for summer weddings – the grey with the pinky oranges is such a fresh look.

Cake photo by Rebecca Wood Photography via The Caketress, invitation photo by Hello Love Photography by Paper Moss, bridesmaids’ dress photo by Sutherland Kovach via Style Me Pretty, coral necklace from Shop Design Spark,  grey wedding gown from BHLDN, grey wool tie from JCrew, peony centrepiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, bride and groom photo by Max Wanger via OnceWed

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