Vendor of the Week – Nicolle Versteeg Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! I am ready to get back into another week of lovely wedding inspiration today (and a wee bit excited as Mr Polka’s ship is coming back to shore today and he’ll be home after a long time away for work!)

Monday morning means a spotlight on our fantastic members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Do take a look and check out our bridal gown designers, our cinematographers, our photographers, our stylists and every other type of wedding vendor you could think of! We’re always excited to see the talent, expertise and creativity of our directory members.

Our vendor of the week this lovely week is Western Australian photographer Nicolle Versteeg. Nicolle has such a dream like feeling to her photographs. From embracing golden light, to soft, ethereal processing Nicolle creates natural, beautiful imagery that captures weddings as the romantic occasions they are.

We asked Nicolle from Nicolle Versteeg Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
In winter, hot chocolate with a dash of Cointreau. In summer, a fruity wheat beer.

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Where ever the surf is. Camping in Margaret River (WA) is definitely a favourite.

Favourite restaurant?
Meeka, a Moroccan/Middle Eastern restaurant in Subiaco, Perth.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Freshly baked apple pie. Its a dutch thing. If I had it my way I would have it for breakfast every day 😉

Your favourite wedding story?
To be very honest, many stories popped in my mind. But I think my favourite story is that every wedding has its own story. I feel that over and over again it reminds me of what is really important in life. Love. Thank you to all the beautiful weddings!

Visit Nicolle Versteeg Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Nicolle Versteeg Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Heavy Hands

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions

Melanie and Jordan’s Teepee Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Melanie & Jordan

I love the feeling of today’s shoot, it’s dreamy, romantic and so very sweet. Taking place in the Barossa Valley it’s shot by Life In Still Photography with flowers by  Poppies Flowers and paper treats by Jo from Misiu.

Melanie tells the story of her and Jordan, and of why they chose the elements they did for their engagement memories.  “Jordan and I met when his cousin married one of my closest friends and we have now been dating for two years. Jordan lives in the Barossa Valley on his families Estate and I live in Mildura in Nsw and so its kind of been a tough one to see each other all the time, we do, but its not everyday unfortunately. Jordan took me to a fancy restaurant in the Adelaide Hills one night and I was sure he was going to pop the question but he didnt! Then when I least expected it he asked me to marry him when we were in Glenelg just spending time together and it was really nice and relaxed and I loved that! ”

“I wanted our engagement photos near Jordan’s place in the Barossa Valley because I love the area and every time I drive past the forest on my way to visit Jordan I would dream of having photos there! Once I booked in Bree from Life In Still Photography I told her of my dreams for the shoot and together we brought them life, I had the tee pee idea in my mind for a while and we used some of Jordan’s mums old lace as the covers and of course some flowers to brighten it up.”

“Bree organised some flowers from Poppies Flowers in Adelaide – my beautiful posy with Peonies all the way from Holland and of course Jordan’s very cute button hole. Then for something a little different we had some pinwheels made.”

The day ended with one last special touch, Melanie explains. “Bree had an idea that we could write a love note to each other about the way we feel for each other and she has them sealed up and in a safe place and plans to send them to us the week we get married so we can open them the night before we say I-DO!!!

I just loved this idea and its a little piece of the excitement in the lead up to the wedding that we are looking forward to. We will be getting married in Gol Gol in my home town in NSW and it will be a beautiful family & friends affair. With lots of home decorating and earthy, rustic styling and we are so looking forward to it and loving all the planning in the lead up to the big day! A big thank you to Bree for photographing our Engagement and blowing us away with her style and creativity.”

Photographer: Life In Still Photography / Flowers: Poppies Flowers / Invitations & Stationery: Jo from Misiu

Urban Blush Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


Today’s board is all about the modern touch of an urban wedding. Inspired by the modern low back on this Jennifer Regan gown, I envisage a city celebration with very modern decor. Inspired by dahlias and luscious, colourful peonies, I kept the colour palette modern with lots of grey, champagne and neutral nude pinks and added fresh touches of peach, pink and burgundy with the floral arrangements and over sized pom poms.

Gown by Jennifer Regan, Cake from The Cake Blog, Invitations from Martha Stewart Weddings, table numbers by Fanciful Designs, Photo by  Three Nails Photography via Ruffled, suit by Banana Republic, bouquet by Oh Darling! Photography via Style Me Pretty, New York photo by This Is Glamorous, pom poms from BHLDN