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by | Bride, Events and Resources


I have a lot of entries for you this week because I have so much to share with you! Here’s a few of the events that I thought you might like to know about!

If you’re in Sydney, NSW Basilica – the exclusive Australian stockists of Badgley Mischka Bride are holding their first Trunk Show of the Badgley Mischka Bride 2009 collection.

Their collection, feature timeless, understated styles, from a vintage-feel champagne-coloured trumpet gown overlaid with lace to a minimally embellished strapless gown of frothy pearl-coloured organza dress with diagonally placed ruffles along the trumpet skirt.

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Brides will be able to view the designer’s favourites (which are not yet released in stores) from the new collection at daily private viewings and there will be many additional styles that brides would only be able to see during this exclusive event.

Basilica will be holding daily sessions from the 2nd-20th of July at their new salon in Drummoyne, Sydney. This intimate soirée, gives brides the opportunity to watch footage of the collections straight from the catwalk over a glass of champagne and are then invited to browse through and try on the gowns.

Trunk Shows Dates: Daily from 2nd July through to 20th July 2009
Show Times: 1st Showing: 2pm- 4.30 pm; 2nd Showing: 6pm- 8.30pm
Location: Basilica 206 Victoria Rd Drummoyne (near Lyons Rd)
Tickets $40.00: Places are limited for each showing.
Bookings & Information: Phone Basilica on (02) 9181 5050.
First 50 brides to book receive an exclusive Badgley Mischka gift bag.

To book your place and for further information, phone Basilica on (02) 9181 5050.

If you’re near Brooklyn, NY check out Brooklyn Bride’s fantastic event this weekend as part of the Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series. There’s great things to see throughout the entire month so check out the website for more

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If you’re near Perth, WA Cathrin D’Entremont of CD Weddings is launching The Wedding Planner Hub with a seminar for wedding planners in August. Cathrin really has her head screwed on right when it comes to being a wedding planner!

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If you’re near New York, New York Pronovias is holding a sample sale on June 27th

What: Pronovias Bridal Sample Sale.
When: Saturday, June 27th
Where: Pronovias Bridal Salon, 14 East 52nd Street, between Madison and
Fifth Avenue.
Why: Bridal gowns are at least 50 percent off. No refunds or returns.
All sales are final. by appointment only (212-897-6393)

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On Sale Now.. June 2009

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


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Real Weddings Issue 15

Lovable Bits:

- The super stylish casual wedding style of Alisa and Damian on Pg 56

- The amazing wedding gown, centrepieces, cake and even a croquet game at the wedding of Sarah and Dean on Pg 97

- Beautiful reception decorations at the wedding of Katherine and Sam on Pg 103

-The full colour pictures of the wedding of Joellen and Rob (as seen on Snippet and Ink!)

 On Sale Now.. June 2009

Modern Wedding Winter 2009

Lovable Bits

-Inspiration Boards Made Easy, with boards from Pink Frosting and a how to by yours truly Pg 144

-A Stitch In Time – The steps of a couture bridal gown on Pg 72

-Destination Style – Planning your destination wedding on Pg 265

Marvelous Milk Glass

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


Milk glass was manufactured from the 1500’s to the 1900’s in England. It is an opaque glass that comes in colours of white, green, blue, pink, caramel and black. Older glass has a translucency to it when held up to the light whereas newer pieces are more opaque.

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Milk glass vase from My Milk Glass Shop, Milk Glass Hobnail Pitcher from Tailfeathers Vintage

Blue milk glass was mainly made in France and is highly priced by collectors today. Characterised by patterns of flowers, molded with bumps (hobnail) or to look like lace, some of the pieces were originally sold containing mustards or preserves to entice the housewife to buy the product.

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Milk Glass Butterfly Dish from Blue Bell

Other pieces have lids shaped like animals – particularly popular were barnyard animals.

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Milk Glass Candy Dish from Sweet Girly Things

My favourite site for the history of milk glass, tips on collecting and to view some fine examples are Nancy’s Collectibles . View the beautiful caramel vase and sugar bowl on Nancy’s site – beautiful examples to lust for or find copies of for your new home.

Rose and Ruby Mismatched Maids

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


If you have been reading Polka Dot Bride for awhile, you would have heard me gush over the beautiful gowns from Australian label Rose & Ruby.

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This photo from Ilana and Benjamin’s wedding I spotted on the Bespoke Letterpress blog captured by SugarLove Weddings will show you why. (See more of the wedding here and here)

Each bridesmaid is dressed in a Rose and Ruby frock in shades of nougat and antique brulee.

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