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Paper Cakes

by | Bride, Cakes


Something pretty this morning!

Juli of Melbourne based Sweet! Cupcakes & Treats sent over this sneak peek of her new Spring/Summer 2010-11 collection shot by Stewart Leishman. With the sweet paper decorated background, the cake fits right in, a paper cake!

Photos by Stewart Leishman Photography

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Rachel Gilbert Spring Summer 2010

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Australian designer Rachel Gilbert always has some really great off the rack pieces suitable for brides who aren’t into the frou frou.

Her Spring/Summer 2010 collection is full of sparkly, sassy pieces perfect for an urban, chic bride.

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Photos from Rachel Gilbert.

Vendor Of The Week- Ruby and Willow

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Monday! We’re in for an incredibly exciting week (fingers crossed!) on Polka Dot Bride, so let’s kick off with our Monday morning tradition!

It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into the great businesses that support us!



This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Ruby and Willow. Our first “international” vendor (we have a whole world to fill in our directory!) Kate hails from New Zealand (but can work with couples worldwide!) Ruby and Willow creates beautiful stationery (and can even custom design your dream piece) using their talented design skills and professional printing methods. There’s a DIY range that includes US brand Envelopments, plus owner Kate Holland also writes a gorgeous blog Magnolia Rouge.

To get to know Kate a little better, we quizzed her five questions in five minutes!

Favourite after five drink?

I’m loving Feijoa Vodka with Apple Juice right now – bit of a NZ thing, and so refreshing for summer.

Favourite weekend getaway?

Anyway out of the big city, in the country, fresh air, walks in the forest or on the beach, lots of reading, eating and lazing around!

Favourite restaurant?

Our local Teppanyaki, Gaku, in Browns Bay, Auckland. Nothing fancy but the food is superb every time and they service is second to none.

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

We’re in between houses right now, living in a apartment at the beach so we have the advantage of lots of cafes close by. There’s one that’s 50m from our front door and they now know us by first name so we’re making the most of their great service and their awesome breakfasts.

Favourite wedding story?

I’m not so good at picking favourites as everyone’s story is lovely, but I’ve just heard of a fabulous proposal story where the groom rented out a cinema and had the movie interrupted to run a slide show of he and his bride together before proposing and having the rest of the family come out from hiding. Such heartfelt thought!

Ruby and Willow is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You can check out the Ruby and Willow website here. You see more of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members by visiting our directory! You can also visit our Vendor of The Week at any time by clicking our “Vendor Of The Week” button in the right sidebar!


Snapshot Sunday – Here And Now Dear

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


A Bryan Photo

I love this photo by A Bryan Photo from Catherine & Bryan’s wedding (see more here). There is so much emotion, so much meaning and so much love in this one moment.

Photo by A Bryan Photo.

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