Wedding Gowns With Belts

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids


1. Photo by Otto Schulze via The Pretty Blog 2 Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee via Green Wedding Shoes 3. Photo by Tahiti Huetter Photography 4. Adam dress and belt from Revolve Clothing. 5. Photo by The Italy Girls 6. Photo by  Kate McLuckie Concept & Design: Mariah Breitenberg and Jess Pedersen Styling & Execution: Mariah Breitenberg and Amy Ellenbogen Photography  via frolic

I’ve been digging through my half written posts and found this one I’d started two years ago. Wedding gowns with leather belts! It’s a gorgeous look to adorn your wedding gown with a crystal belt, or a thick ribbon sash (I especially love it when it’s added right before the reception for a completely new look!

But what about leather belts? It’s a gorgeous option for a rustic style outdoor wedding. I love the look at a farm wedding when it’s more practical to wear cowboy boots than it is to wear stiletto heels, but I also love it as something a bit more fashion forward on a traditional ballgown – a black, thick leather belt with huge silver buckle could add a haute couture style look or even something a bit rock and roll.

1. Photo by Glass Jar Photography via Green Wedding Shoes 2. Photo by  Buffy Dekmar Photography via Style Me Pretty 3. Photo by  Jackie Wonders via Inspired By This 4. Amanda Wakeley via Wedding Inspirasi 5. Photo by Cramer Photography via Inspired By This 6. Photo by Kamp Photography via Green Wedding Shoes 7. Photo by Elisabeth Millay via Snippet & Ink


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Luomo Bridal Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


“Her aim is as simple as to make the wearer feel beautiful”. Sydney designer Luom Ousby and her brand Luomo is all about simple, beautiful gowns.

With training from New Zealand’s leading fashion institutes and training with some of Australia’s leading designers,  each gown is crafted in the the Sydney Luomo studio (and Luom also creates gowns for bridal parties). Luom’s creations are sexy, while still being elegant. They retain the beauty of a red carpet gown and are beautiful options for a bride who isn’t looking for a gown with a full skirt or plenty of detailing, but still wants a “Wedding” feel to her gown.

Photos from Luomo

Vendor Of The Week – Chanele Rose Flowers And Styling

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend?

Time to kick off our week with a spotlight on the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Our wedding directory has such unique and incredible vendors- unique items to hire for your wedding, talented, inspiring wedding photographers, delicious and beautiful wedding cakes, and inspiring wedding stationery.. and really that’s only the beginning!

Creative floral design is one of my favourite things (let’s face it, I just love weddings so something creative is always going to tickle my fancy!) So I’m happy to introduce to you Lina from Chanele Rose Flowers and Styling as this week’s vendor of the week!

Lina and her team are not only talented floral designers, but they’re stylists too- helping you pull together the elements of your wedding into one cohesive look.

Based in Sydney, Lina and her team love to do something different- so there’s plenty of unique elements like pods, husks and vines in their floral work. It’s easy to see how the team can create different and beautiful floral arrangements and styling ideas for your wedding day.

We asked Lina from Chanele Rose Flowers and Styling five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Vodka with cranberry juice & fresh passionfruit!

Your favourite weekend getaway?


Favourite restaurant?

Prasits on Crown – Surry Hills ( Best Thai restaurant!)

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

When I am not rushing out the door for work you might find me eating strawberry pancakes!

Your favourite wedding story?

My favourite story would have to be of the Wedding Proposal of Phil to Julie (who happens to be my little cousin).
This story has got to make your heart flutter!
It all started with a little note Julie found one day at home that said, “Julie get your bags packed I have arranged for you to take time off work. We depart tomorrow morning.”
Sure enough Phil had been planning this amazing European trip for months before hand without Julie knowing any of it!
Along the trip Julie kept finding little romantic notes explaining what was going to happen next. At every country there was a note to Julie from Phil – the most touching, fuzzy, heartfelt love notes..
These notes finally led to the lead up of the big proposal – on the Eiffel tower, no less!
The notes did not stop there – they continued right until the end of the adventure with a final “Home sweet home- to be home with my fiancée, one day the mother of my children.”
It was the sweetest most romantic story I have heard.
There are so many more details in this story and trust me when I say Phil did not miss a beat!
I especially love that these little notes are now kept and cherished and can be later shared with their family, friends and one day their kids.
I was so honoured to be Julie’s bridesmaid earlier this year for their magical wedding day and also be able to put together the gorgeous wedding flowers & decorations for them also.
The wedding was so beautiful and everybody had an absolute blast!

Visit Chanele Rose Flowers and Styling’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Chanele Rose Flowers and Styling is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory


Snapshot Sunday – Two Suns In The Sunset

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Tim Harris Photography