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Winter Wedding Inspiration Shoot

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


We’re taking today a little easier (being in the midst of public holidays and all) but we didn’t want to leave you without some splendid inspiration and considering this inspiration shoot contains a bunny rabbit- well it seems just right for today!

Alicia Rico of Bows and Arrows sent over today’s inspiration. “We  wanted to create a gorgeous glam wintery scene but keep everything in the clouds! We took our inspiration for this fur and diamond shoot from our sophisticated little bunny friend. the miniature lion head rabbit is white, fluffy, soft, and charming. We used layers of white mixed with pops of smokey grays. piling on tons of different textures and surfaces and introducing the transparent, gave our shoot a light, airy, floating effect. The glam comes in by using touches of crystals, rocks, rhinestones, feathers, and glitter in a way that is not too ritzy or overdone…just right! Gorgeous, fluffy, monochromatic white flowers gave a nod to the old school romantic keeping our look timeless. Creating a 6 tier cake with ruffles and diamonds spoke to the decadence of our shoot: it was classic and contemporary and over-the-top!”

Photography by Greg Blomberg, design by RSVP Events, flowers by Bows and Arrows, cake by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, paper by Erin Shanks.

Photos by Greg Blomberg

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Vendor Of The Week – Pauline Fawkner Celebrant

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Polka Dot Bride readers!

I know it’s sneakily an Easter long weekend (are you relaxing or wedding planning? or both?) but I couldn’t let a Monday morning pass by without a nod to one of our hard working, fantastic Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members! Our vendors are working so hard producing amazing weddings right now and I know they’re looking forward to working with even more Polka Dot Bride readers in the upcoming months!  Visit Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and check out what our amazing vendors are up to!

Image 3. Deyan Photography

There’s one person you truly cannot get married without- your celebrant! So I am thrilled to introduce you this week’s Vendor of The Week Pauline Fawkner Celebrant. Sydney based celebrant, Pauline has worked for many years as a celebrant and even longer as a Justice Of The Peace. Pauline’s experienced many wedding ceremonies which means she knows the right balance of structure and tradition and your own personal touches.  For international couples wanting to marry in Sydney – Pauline knows all the tips and regulations to get married in Australia so she’s a great choice if you’re planning to elope!

To learn a little more about Pauline Fawkner Celebrant we asked Pauline five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

A glass of good champagne or a crisp reisling

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere with my husband

Favourite restaurant?

Jimmy Liks

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

If I don’t have a morning wedding then I will cook something like scrambled eggs with goat’s curd and jalapeno chilli for my huband and I. If I have to get ready for a morning wedding then a bowl of cereal with fresh fruit and a cup of good coffee.

Your favourite wedding story?

I recently conducted the wedding of my beautiful step-daughter – a definite highlight of my 15 year career as a celebrant.

Visit Pauline Fawkner Celebrant‘s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Pauline Fawkner Celebrant is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Circle Of Friends

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Amy Oliver Photography

Fiona and Shane’s Vintage Inspired Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Fiona and Shane

Happy Saturday! Feel like a bit of fun in the sun? How about this delightful engagement shoot of Fiona and Shane by Gemma Clarke Photography? Fiona shared the story of how she and Shane met and fell in love. “Fiona and Shane met almost eight years ago during agency life in Ultimo and with a sharing love of creativity and science fiction, they instantly fell in love.” Shane adores Fiona’s quirky tendencies and independent spirit and Fiona loves Shane’s passion for design and always looking at things from a different perspective. Shane proposed over drinks at the New York Bar atop the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, taking Fiona completely by surprise and following with a booking at the Michelin star Ryugin restaurant whereby the head chef personally came out to congratulate them. A vintage picnic theme for their engagement session seemed fitting as they love to take their new puppy, Willow, outdoors and relax over good food and wine and liver treats. Their upcoming wedding in April, almost entirely pulled together with the wonderful vendors at, will be an intimate vintage garden affair with close family and friends in Sydney and their beloved red velvet wedding cake!

Photos by Gemma Clarke Photography

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