Vendor of the Week – Move On Up

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Happy Monday dotties! What did you get up to on the weekend? Did you get engaged on Valentine’s Day? I,  being the wedding blogger that I am, forgot to buy a card for Mr Polka and ran to get one on the day. It said “You Are Flippin Gorgeous!” so I loved it and bought it (and then the cashier who served me had just picked up a dead rat before she touched the card, I told Mr Polka this was proof of love seeing as it now had dead rat on it).

Remember how I mentioned on Friday that Brands Exclusive are holding a special wedding boutique sale starting tomorrow? Well they’ve offered one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader a $100 voucher! Just leave a comment on this entry telling me the favourite thing you’ve planned for your wedding and why the most creative answer will win! We’ll close the competition at 5pm AEST today. This prize is not redeemable for cash. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered

So let’s start our week of with a fantastical, talented vendor, a spotlight on a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Check out our amazing wedding photographers, wedding cinematographers, wedding planners, wedding celebrants, wedding venues and oh so much more all ready to take your wedding plans and help you turn your wedding day into the wedding day it should be- awesome.

One thing that your reception needs? If you’re turning it into a massive party? Awesome music. Luckily we have such awesome entertainers advertising with Polka Dot Bride right? Move On Up is one such awesome entertainer. They’re a funk, jazz and groove band that play all over NSW (well near Sydney! but they can travel anywhere, including internationally!).

There’s a core group of five musicians but they can add and subtract to suit your particular function. With a love of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, D.I.G, Brand New Heavies and oh so many more the band take requests and will tailor the music for your crowd and event. So if you want people dancing all night? They can do that. if you want them to sway and enjoy their meal while humming? They can do that too. Talented bunch that they are!

To get to know the band a little more, we asked Nathan from Move On Up five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?

Your favourite weekend getaway?
I love to get away to Byron Bay for the weekend, rent a cottage down at Tallows, enjoy the sun, waves and then some great food in town.

Favourite restaurant?
My Fave is the Chelsea Tea House in Avalon. Intimate, cosy and with great food.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Ideally a smoked salmon brioche with truffle oil, cottage cheese, rocket and fresh juice.

Your favourite wedding story?
I’ve had the privilege of playing at many weddings over the years so thinking of only one story is difficult, but a recent memory is from a wedding at Balmoral Beach. It was a traditional Jewish ceremony and reception, but just happened to be held on the hottest Sydney summer day of the year! The groomsmen thought they would fix the problem by carrying out the groom and the bride and throwing them in the Balmoral Ocean Pool!

Visit Move On Up’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Move On Up is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Tears Of Joy

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Photo by Florent Vidal

Elska and Adrian’s Country Style Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Elska and Adrian

The golden light in the engagement photographs of Elska and Adrian is captivating. Sheila Higgins took the couple to a deserted location for their country inspired engagement photographs. I think Adrian’s red bow tie adds a little touch of fun don’t you?

The couple met while Adrian was walking his dog- Elska started chatting to him and the rest is history. They married in Brisbane.

Photographer: Sheila Higgins

Nikki and Ed’s Matilda Bay Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Nikki and Ed

Nicolle Versteeg sent over this Matilda Bay engagement shoot of Nikki and Ed. Nikki tells their story. “Ed and I are both doctors and we met three and half years ago at the hospital when I literally ran into him, which wasn’t particularly smooth! Ed had just come out to Perth (got off the plane only a couple of days prior) from England for a working holiday for a year, but has stayed on since then – an unfortunate side effect of meeting an Aussie girl. ”

“Ed proposed on the beach at Bunker Bay, on a weekend away – we’re lucky enough to be having two weddings, a very small, intimate ceremony in Perth in April where we will be legally, officially married. The second wedding is a couple of weeks later in England at an old country house hotel which will be the big ‘white wedding’ event so that all of Ed’s family and friends who miss him while he’s been hiding out here with me get to share in our special day. ”

“We chose to have photos taken at UWA and Matilda Bay because I went to university at UWA and Ed loves the beautiful buildings on the gorgeous campus. Matilda Bay has been a place where we have had some lovely times, just sitting down, having a picnic and reading a book by the beautiful Swan River that is so central to our beautiful city.”

Photographer: Nicolle Versteeg