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Tea Rose

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids


I’m never disappointed when I see a new creation by Australian designer Tea Rose. Beautiful, eclectic designs full of personality, beautiful fabrics and style.

Started by Rosemary Armstrong in 1980, Tea Rose is based out of Sydney and uses the most stunning fabrics. Metallic rose prints, polka dot silk organza, Swiss fabrics and soft gentle lines. Each gown is made to measure and each gown has a certain individual flair.

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This beautiful silk organza polka dot gown featured in the July 2009 Australia issue of Instyle and is so reminiscent of the Tea Rose styling I’ve come to admire.

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Tea Rose also creates bridesmaid gowns, mother of the bride wear and special day wear. Visit the Tea Rose website for more!

Photos via Instyle Magazine and Tea Rose

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Snapshot Sunday – A Chair With My Name On It

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


I keep coming back to this photo of Kerri on her wedding day to Andrew (see more here) captured by Beautiful Moments Photography. Maybe it’s the green lush vineyards, maybe it’s the sheer joy on the brides face or maybe it’s just that gorgeous chair dragged to the middle of the most unexpected place.

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Photo by Beautiful Moments Photography

Amber & Tommy’s Polka Dot Party

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, Polka Dots,


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Amber and Tommy

Amber sent me some of the photos of her recent wedding to Tommy held in Tennessee. A small intimate celebration, the wedding featured many polka dot details! Just perfect to share with you this Saturday!

Amber and Tommy chose to have a very small wedding- they wanted to be able to talk to every guest.

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Amber worked with a seller on Etsy to design a polka dot hairpiece.

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Amber made the handle for her bouquet and her bridesmaids bouquet. Her friend Roberta put together the bouquets (her first wedding bouquet!)

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The wedding programs were wrapped in satin and tied with polka dot ribbons.

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Amber and Tommy setup their seating cards beside their engagement photo taken by Scarlett Lillian. One side of the seating card said “Love Is All You Need” with the guests name on the other side.

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Guest tables were decorated with hot pink and black & white polka dots. Lanterns were strung from the roof.

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Favor boxes were clear Chinese take out boxes with black polka dots and tied with pink ribbon. Each contained a fortune cookie and a tag was attached with the couple’s monogram on one side and their names and wedding date on the other side.

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Amber and Tommy chose a cupcake tower for their wedding cake and cut a tiny cake tied with polka dot ribbon and adorned with a black T (for the University of Tennessee)

Thank you Amber and Tommy for sharing your sweet as can be polka dot wedding with Polka Dot Bride!

Photos by Living Image Studio

Creative Colour – Saffron Yellow

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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A happy colour that is either all sunshine and lollipops, or rich and sumptuous!

-    Combine with deep olive green and mustard/gold, cream

-    With fresh green, orange and touches of cherry red

-    With slate blue, soft grey and touches of black

-    With hot pink and orange and touches of soft green

-    With purple blue (think grape hyacinths) and mid pink

-    With white, yellow polka dots or stripes  as your only colour accent

-    Daffodils, yellow roses, variegated ivy, white flowers, tropical leaves, lupins, pots of begonias, ranunculus, chrysanthemums. Tropical flowers such as frangipani (choose from white with yellow centre or mid pink with yellow petals – just stunning!), ornamental gingers, heliconias

-    Lollipops, all day suckers, jelly beans, rock candy, golden delicious apples dipped in toffee, vanilla cupcakes iced in white with touches of your other colours, profiterole towers covered in spun toffee and dotted with tiny saffron sugar flowers, cocktail based on Strega, a golden coloured liqueur

-    Gingham, checks, stripes – think fabric tented ceilings, checked napkins or striped chair covers for a casual feel, natural coloured raffia, old wire baskets, birdcages

-    Crystal and metal candelabra,  coloured or white candles, crystal beaded napkin rings which could double as favours for your guests

-    Tall arrangements or topiaries of mangoes, greenery and white flowers such as stephanotis

-    Saffron yellow edged crockery, on white linen with low silver vases of yellow, pink and mauve flowers, or long low containers crowded with grape hyacinths, pink rose petals strewn over the tables, place or menu cards in mauve, silver flatware

-    Saffron invitations with a border and script picking up the other colours in your scheme, in lustred and matt papers to add interest

-    Yellow paper lanterns strung from trees, flower garlands around doorways, on railings, on tall floor standing candelabras, white tables and chairs with white linen edged in yellow, with or without beads, topiary fruiting lemon trees

-    Give your reception venue a conservatory feel with lots of lattice, large floral arrangements and hanging greenery from ferns, ivy,  tables and chairs in wrought iron and wood, yellow striped cushions, glass lanterns, a dessert table with desserts covered by glass bell jars

-    With the darker colours, saffron could look sumptuous with damask, tapestry weaves, velvet, tassels, mix and match patterns, a medieval feel, black wrought iron, dark wood, richly coloured glassware, gold, open fires, mulled wine

-    For favours – tiny packets of saffron threads, spices, preserved lemons, lemon butter, lemon biscuits

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Bowl of flowers from Brides, table setting from Martha Stewart Weddings, card from Brides, headband from fleurettejo on Etsy

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