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Vendor Of The Week – Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings

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Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes! Today is the first day of another working week, so let’s kick off with something sweet to look at – our Vendor Of The Week!

This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Western Australian wedding planner Cathrin D’Entremont of Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings. Cathrin is a self proclaimed wedding nut who creates beautiful weddings for her clients. Born in Germany, Cathrin brings her love of culture to each wedding and a scalable service- from full scale planning to wedding day direction.  Cathrin is also the lady behind The Wedding Workshop – a workshop designed to equip couples with the tools to plan their own wedding.

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

What is your favourite after five drink?

Wine, wine and more wine. Red or white, but prefer white most of the time.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I traveled for most of my life and found home to be the best place to be. Unfortunately my computer is at the same place. I love baking and often spend hours in the kitchen cooking something.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

I love Japanese food, especially teppanyaki style and Shabu Shabu. I am still in shock as my favourite restaurant has closed up.

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

I love my cereal, but I am never happy with just one, so I mix 2 or 3 kinds, usually the muesli kind. Always top it with shredded coconut. Fresh orange juice and percolated coffee, lots of it to last me through my paper reading.

Your favourite wedding story?

Every wedding I have been part of is unique, but one will always leave fond memories.

  • Bride was walking down the aisle with Kermit the Frog singing Rainbow Connections while Kermit was sitting on the signing table.
  • Cocktail style reception with freshly shucked oysters
  • Guests had to be dressed “Fabulously” with lots of bling
  • Bridal Entrance with the Muppet theme song
  • Bride danced flamenco for her new husband – with 2 dress changes. She did Flamenco dancing for many years and he had never seen her dance.
  • 50 Wasamba drummers walked up from the car park, colourfully  dressed and their suits covered with flashing lights. Everyone danced wildly with them for 20 minutes when the DJ took over playing: Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot. The guests ran to the dance floor!
  • Bridal Waltz was to the James Bond theme song 007 and he held a plastic gun.
  • The evening ended when the two old guys from the Muppet Show, Waldorf and Statler saying to each other: “Did I miss anything? “ – “No, not much!”

A wedding with all the right elements!

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

Photos by Natasja Kremers Photography

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Snapshot Sunday – Dreaming Of You

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Perfect moment, perfect sentiment from Max and Margaux’s wedding day (Note to The Flashdance: Please come to Australia!)

Congratulations Max and Margaux!

Photo by Our Labor of Love

Penny and Paul Engaged

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Penny & Paul

A beautiful engagement session from the lovely Casandra at Caspix today. The Sydney sunrise engagement shoot of Casandra’s brother Paul and his bride to be Penny. Completely stunning and just the ticket for today!

Photos by Caspix

Elaine and Damian

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Elaine and Damian

Sometimes it’s the simply elegant weddings that get me – the stunning dress, a beautiful bouquet, a happy bride. Today’s wedding was like that! Culture Bridal sent over Elaine and Damian’s stunning Sydney wedding. After meeting each other seven years ago through university friends, they decided it was time to tie the knot.

Photos today are by Inlighten Photography

Elaine wore a custom made gown from Culture Bridal. Bouquets of purple, cream and pink blooms were styled by Brides In Bloom.

Elaine and Damian married at St Francis of Assisi Church in Paddington. The bridesmaids wore deep violet gowns from Chic Collections, while the groom and the groomsmen wore suits from Peppers Formal Hire.

Right in the heart of Sydney lies Centennial Park, Elaine and Damian held their reception at Centennial Parklands Dining, Centennial Park. Elaine says “I loved Centennial Park because it was a venue that would look beautiful even if it wasn’t a perfect Sydney day. The beautiful fig trees looked amazing with flood lights in them and all our guests said it was a great venue, convenient for most Sydney people too!”. In lieu of a wedding cake, the couple had a Croquembouche made by The Croquembouche Patisserie.

A candle was lit beside photos of loved ones to honour their memory. Elaine says “It was everything that we wanted, it was fun, and we were happy. We had the formalities in a Church, then a lovely dinner with good food and wine, a slide show of a selection of wedding photos from Inlighten, some great speeches and then the party.”

While Elaine chose to stay away from anything DIY for her wedding, she did decorate the favors. “Between buying a house and moving a month before the wedding and working full time there wasn’t much time to do any DIY, so I didn’t really. But I did put fabric over the jams we had as bonbonniere which included 3 trips to Spotlight for the right fabric & ribbon, and a trip to Kmart at 2am looking for rubber bands. I was really happy I didn’t DIY anything, you just don’t have time.  I was starting to crack up as it was!”

One of Elaine’s favourite moments was traditional. “The speeches were really great. Those that spoke put in a lot of effort and spoke from the heart, I don’t think they used the internet for material! I spoke too, which was important. Our MC was my brother in law Michael. He was an excellent MC, he put in so many extra special touches, he knows us so well, he had lots of funny stories and he put in so much effort to make our evening fun and relaxed.”

Of their first dance “We did some dancing lessons before hand and I was really happy with our dance, although the choreography was reduced the closer we got to the wedding and the more I wasn’t able to learn the dance! It was a fun dance but I’m glad we had lessons before hand, it would be a long three or four minutes if you didn’t!”

Thank you for sharing your wedding day on Polka Dot Bride Elaine and Damian! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Inlighten Photography for allowing us to share today’s captures!

Photos by Inlighten Photography

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