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Vendor Of The Week – The White Idea

by | Blog News, Bride


Before we get into the gorgeous wedding goodness we have for you this week, let’s start with our Polka Dot Bride Monday morning tradition! Our vendor of the week! Here we get to showcase the vendors who give us such fantastic support!

This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Sydney wedding planners The White Idea! Started by Kim Alfeldi, who opened her own promotions agency in Sydney and has over 16 years experience in promotions & events. The White Idea offers a range of packages from full wedding day coordination through to helping you out with your next birthday party.

To learn a little more about Kim, we asked her five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Who doesn’t enjoy a big glass of a smooth velvety red in an oversized glass especially in winter.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Staying at home doing absolutely nothing! No weddings, no kids parties, no sports, no iphone, no schedule. GOLD!

Favourite restaurant?

Beppi’s Sydney its a foodie haunt and the best authentic Italian this side of Tuscany.

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

At home making soft boiled eggs with buttery toast soldiers for my 2 gorgeous girls.

Your favourite wedding story?

I love all things weddings but my favourite will always be my own ten years ago and I’m still absolutely in love with my groom.

Visit The White Idea’s member page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week!The White Idea is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

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Snapshot Sunday – Moments Of Truth

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I love this photo of Anita and her father before she marries Travis (see more here). It’s that moment of anticipations, of nerves, of “Well dad, here I am! I’m getting married!”

Photo by Samm Blake

Meagan and Sean Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Meagan & Sean

One thing I love about the internet is that I get to travel anywhere – virtually but hey, beggars can’t be choosers! Won’t you join me in traveling to New Orleans today? Today we’re sharing the engagement of Meagan and Sean which was shot in new Orleans (a land of music, colour and life that I so desperately want to visit!). There are cowboy boots, impromptu dancing and a couple so very much in love!

Today’s photos are by Birdsong Photography.

Photos by Birdsong Photography

Creative Colour – Slate Blue

by | Bride, Creative Colour


This beautiful elegant colour has a grey base and lends a soft, yet crisp look to your wedding colour scheme.

Combine with ivory and champagne

–       With apricot and ivory

–       With darker peach, magnolia and pearl grey

–       With mid pink, blush pink and ivory

–       With grey-ish lavender and pewter

–       With ivory, magnolia and cream

–       With pewter, pearl grey and white

–       With navy, magnolia and pearl grey

–       With pale slate blue, silver and touches of indigo

–       With milk chocolate and ivory

–       With taupe, dusty pink and magnolia

–       With sweet peas, hydrangeas, daisies, peonies, roses in creams, white, apricots or pinks, grey gum leaves, gardenias, lilacs, anemones, dusty miller, lamb’s ears, dried or fresh lavender

–       Armfuls of a single flower such as sweet peas or white anemones, slate blue linen, organza over cloths in ivory, embroidered in  slate blue,  napkins, sparkling silver edged glasses, silver candelabra, slate blue and ivory candles, ivory crockery

–       Pewter and silver filigree in brooches, shoe clips, printed on invitations

–       Capiz shell in garlands, ‘chandeliers’ , dishes, mother of pearl, crystals

–       Think Wedgewood and their ivory silhouettes on slate blue – that effect could be used on invitations and other paper items, cake decoration, in white chocolate as part of a dessert, printed on placemats or napkins

–       Pearlised paper items printed with your monogram in slate blue

–       Cream or ivory crockery with ornate crimped or lace-like edges, cutwork cream cloths over slate blue under cloth, slate blue or cream cutwork napkins, echo the cutwork design in your cake embellishment, off white peonies in cream china bowls, add a touch of silver in napkin tie embellishments, candelabras

–       Use slate blue as the basis of a different take on a nautical theme. Add fabrics in taupe, peach, navy and ivory stripes. Bunting, paper flags, twine, white wooden furniture, ship’s lanterns, clear glass bowls filled to the brim with ivory and peach coloured shells and starfish. Add in a few silver shells for elegance. Serve small bites in flat pearly abalone shells, set on serving platters.

–       The bride in a transparent pale slate blue over ivory with pink crystal and pearl embellishment, the bridesmaids in darker slate blue with a touch of the bride’s dress embellishment carrying white anemones, purple privet berry, dusty miller and pink rose bouquets, the guys in mid grey suits, slate blue ties, pink rose boutonnieres.

Cake from Cake Occasions, Chanel dress via SoloLisa, Meadow Letterpress invitation from Bella Figura, Sergio Rossi suede heels from Beso

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