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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

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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

Diana and Jamie Engaged

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Engagements


Diana and Jamie

A Brisbane engagement this August Saturday for you! Today’s couple Diana and Jamie decided to dress up in 40’s style outfits and head to Oceanview Winery (just north of Brisbane) with their photographer Rebecca Keenan of Life In Images Photography to capture their engagement. I love Diana’s cherry red lips and the contrast of the 40’s styling with the lush green vineyards!

Photos by Rebecca Keenan of Life In Images Photography

Creative Colour – Poppy Red

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


This is such an effervescent colour, it’s hard not to be inspired!

Combine with aqua and magnolia

–       With azure blue and sand or taupe

–       With orange and olive green

–       With pewter grey and magnolia

–       With pewter grey and touches of saffron yellow

–       With white, cream, magnolia and ivory and touches of midnight blue

–       With taupe and midnight blue

–       With Tiffany blue, magnolia and touches of milk chocolate

–       Roses, grevillea, waratah, kangaroo paw, poppies, red berries, gum blossom and gum nuts, grey leaved plants, NZ Christmas bush, Australian Christmas bells, dahlias, nemesia, tulips, fern fronds, variegated leaves

–       Toffee apples, cherries, raspberries, jelly candies, lollipops, candy canes, red jelly beans, Turkish delight, French macarons (built into a tower a la Masterchef Australia), red velvet cake

–       With glass candlesticks, poppy red crockery, vintage floral tablecloths incorporating red and spring green, large glass vases holding red poppies or red roses, spring green undercloth or napkins, white furniture all in a garden setting

–       Or keep it fun and casual – a school yard theme – red gingham cloths, lunch pails with your guest’s ‘lunch order’ (menu) tucked inside, vintage furniture, apples in buckets, little blackboards with chalk, a book to write ‘reports’ in – i.e. wishes to the bride and groom for their future, class photographs, toffee apples, popcorn, ice cream bar with a choose your own topping theme, red balloons, old books

–       With lots of white, and touches or hot orange and fern green in berries, flower arrangements, napkins ties, green glassware, trims

–       Consider a poppy red border design, beading or embroidery on white tablecloths, red napkins with the same design scaled down, in white

–       Red polka dots on shoes, ties, cakes, cupcakes, ribbon, crockery

–       Or red candy stripes as the basis for a striped theme – echoed in lollipops, candy canes, fabrics, red bordered plates, striped shirts or ties for the men, striped skirts on the bridesmaids with a little plain cardigan to tone it down, red shoes

–       A nautical theme using any of the above colour combinations

–       Old French linens, dark metal lanterns, moss covered urns, stone walls or floors,  metal chairs and French bistro tables, baskets with berries, red letterpress invitations

–       A bright red wedding dress

Red ball gown from rubypearl on Etsy, , matchbox from Brides, table setting from Martha Stewart Weddings, red chiffon flower hair pins from nomsa on etsy

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