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Creative Colour – Zesty Orange

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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A mid range tone – bright, spicey and joyful!
- combine with mid grey, soft grey and touches of black for elegance

- white, white and more white, with the smallest touches of dark jewelled jade green, or turquoise or deep purple maroon

- greens from jade, spring green, blue green, grey green, lime/fern green

- brights – jade green, ochre yellows, vibrant blues

- slate grey blue, delphinium blue, or a softer hyacinth blue with the tiniest touches of cherry red

- tulips, ranunculus, dahlias, grey succulents, lilies, poppies, orange toned roses, sprays of orange blossom and oranges, berries, Australian native flowers such as banksia, eucalyptus, hakea, Christmas bells, proteas

- peaches, pomegranates, lemons, limes, apricots, small pumpkins. cumquats

- go faux with bright ceramic fruit amongst your floral arrangements

- tables set with bright coloured crockery, pottery vases in bright hues grouped together stuffed with abundant foliage, delphiniums, tulips, picking up the colours of the tableware

- wrought iron chandeliers, seating

- zesty orange satin covered bridal shoes or groom’s socks

- patterned ceramics – vintage or Morrocan, beaten metal platters, wooden trugs

- pewter, copper, silver or gold – may have an aged, ‘distressed’ look

- lots of sparkling glassware, floral vintage dinnerware

- many different coloured candles in silver or beaten metal candlesticks grouped in key spots (e.g. dessert table)

- favours – jars of homemade marmalade, preserved cumquats, preserved lemons, handmade honey or fruit soap, orange and Grand Marnier sauce, orange flavoured chocolates, orange patterned marbles

- fresh summer food – crab, lobster, prawns, mangoes, kiwi fruit, strawberries, fruity icecream and sorbet buffet, or old fashioned warming winter roast pumpkin soup, trout, salmon or duck with orange sauce, crepes suzette

- wedding cake adorned with small orange polka dots, orange ribbon and varying tones of orange in the flowers

- orange jelly beans, lollipops, jelly snakes, jelly frogs or babies, jaffas (orange choc balls), sugared orange slices dipped in chocolate, orange popsicles

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Tulip bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, food photo from Brides,  Jelly beans from Brookside Chocolates, Christian Louboutin Pass Mule wedges from Bluefly

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Help Save The Amazon With Smock Paper

by | Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Stationery And Paper Goods


Gorgeous letterpress stationers Smock Paper have teamed up with the Amazon Conservation Association to bring together a new idea for your wedding favors.

smock paper Help Save The Amazon With Smock Paper

Starting at $US5 per couple, the bride and groom can make a tax deductible donation towards the Amazon Conservation Association. Smock Paper will provide you with cards letting your guests know of your donation, printed on Smock bamboo paper and eco friendly inks. Each card lets your guests know how the donation will assist with the association creating a better livelihood for local communities and to help conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon basin.

If you choose your wedding invitations through Smock, they will provide personalisation of the cards for no extra fee, a lovely idea to give to charity and tell your guests in a beautiful way.

For further information, email Gena on

Canturi’s New Bridal Collection

by | Bride, Jewellery


I was lucky last week to visit Melbourne’s Canturi store and have a sneak peek at their upcoming bridal collection that they are launching in conjunction with their brand new store in New York.

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Canturi Regina Collection

The new Regina collection features a high set central stone with pavé set diamonds. Grooves in the band, segment the channels of diamonds, while a small Australian black sapphire sits below the centre diamond as an anchor. The wedding band is designed to match and is available with full diamond segments or alternating diamond segments. Each ring has different groove widths to allow for a unique combination.

A matching men’s wedding ring is also available with or without diamonds.

Stefano Canturi launched his jewelry brand at age 21. Growing up with a love of sculpture, Canturi was inspired by the Cubism period of art. The focus of Canturi is creating classic designs with a modern edge.

He’s the man behind the jewels featured in Moulin Rouge and The Matrix and pioneered the geometric design we see so often in jewelry today.

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Canturi Cubism Circular Pendant

Canturi’s bridal collection is inspired from Cubism and some of his recent designs (such as the Metropolis) are reflective of the Art Deco period.

In addition to the newly released (as of yesterday!) Regina Collection, Canturi has also designed the “Dream” diamond setting, Cubism collection featuring carre cut diamonds, Metropolis ring with split band and his classic Australian black sapphire rings featuring Australian black sapphires and white diamonds.

The pieces are made is made so each wedding band fits with any of the engagement rings.

As well as the rings, Canturi has a matching range of jewelry for a bride to wear on her wedding day. My favourite is the Cubism Circular Pendant (pictured above).

From the 7th of July, Melbourne’s Canturi store (located on Little Collins St) will be showcasing the new range in pure bridal style with a display of bridal gowns from some of the top Melbourne fashion designers- the first being Toni Maticevski. The brand new bridal collection will also be available from the 1st of July.

Canturi opens in New York (Canturi’s second US boutique after Las Vegas) on Monday 6 July at 66th and Madison Ave NY.

For a full list of store locations, check out the Canturi website

Top 3 Competition Reminder

by | Bride, Competitions


missoni gift pack top 3 by design Top 3 Competition Reminder

Another reminder to Aussie bride and groom’s to be to get your entries in to the Top 3 By Design competition! The Missoni gift pack, put together by Top 3 is worth AU$851.00

Top3 By Design is a great place to setup your online gift registry. They offer online, phone and internet ordering, free gift wrapping and free delivery Australia wide. Top 3 By Design also stock a large range of ever changing designer homewares including brands like Georg Jensen, Kartell, Eva Solo, Missoni and ebe.

Polka Dot Bride readers will recieve a $50 gift voucher after there have been five purchases off of their registry.

For more details on how to enter, check out the entry here

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