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Snapshot Sunday – Enchanting Sparkle

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


The traditional dress of an Indian wedding never fails to take my breath away. The colour, the beading, the detail is amazing. This shot from Jimmy & Dripan’s wedding (see more here) shot by Ruby RIdeout’s Dazzling Images floored me this week.

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Photo by Ruby RIdeout’s Dazzling Images

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Vintage Bride

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Photography


I love this sweet vintage bridal shoot by Trish at Tea Lily Photography.

The gorgeous wedding gown is from Vinnies!

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See the full shoot here. Happy Saturday!

Photos by Tea Lily Photography

Creative Colour – Blush Pink

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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A blush pink, soft as a baby’s cheek and ultra feminine.

Combine with:

- slightly darker pinks – think the inside petals of a rose

- white, in all its different shades from pink-white to off-white

- soft grey – embellish this with pink crystals, pink sashes, pink shoes to tie it into your pink scheme

- pale coffee/stone to balance any ‘sugary’ overtones

- touches of black – to add a counterpoint to all that sweetness

- silver or chrome

- glass and crystal

- vintage lace, crisp white or pale pink linen, candelabra

- keep dress styles simple – think Audrey Hepburn – to balance the ‘frothiness’ of the colour scheme. Think flat bows, under the bust, in your hair, shoes and jewellery that are a work of art, neckline or waist embellished with crystals and beading

- old ruby glass, old milk glass, depression glass, white crockery plain or with ornate edges, old mercury glass

- green wine or water glasses

- soft greens from olives through to fresh leaf greens, sage green

- peonies, roses, pink seed heads of various grasses, hydrangeas, orchids, hyacinths, in large voluptuous arrangements or simple single blooms in generous groups in silver or vintage glass containers, soft grey furry leaves, flannel flowers, jasmine, armfuls of frothy white flowers

- set up the bathroom at the venue with fragrant hand creams, soaps and tiny bottles of perfume for your guests to use

- white pebbles, white or pink candles, bowls of water floating with pink water lilies

- keep furniture in white and classically simple – no tizzy chair covers

- pearls, diamonds, (what about pink diamonds if you love the colour)

- sunshine, gardens, large shade trees, lily ponds, fountains

- silver dishes of musk lollies, sherbets, Turkish delight, pink iced petit fours or cupcakes, coconut ice, pink sparkling wine

- white shells, coral, starfish, pearlised shells, capiz shell plates or hanging pendants

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Gown from Brides, Mor Marshmallow Perfume, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal from Neimen Marcus

Polka Dot Bride’s Top Three

by | Bride, Competitions, Favors and Decor


I’ve been visiting the Top 3 By Design site a lot lately to drool over their range of products. As I’m not able to enter the Missoni gift pack giveaway we’re holding, I’m sharing my top three products from Top 3 By Design here on Polka Dot Bride!

Ever since I went to Georg Jensen, I’ve been lusting over this “seasons” candle holder. Classic with a bit of a twist it really represents what I love about the Georg Jensen designs. My dining table needs this.

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Georg Jensen Seasons Candle Holder

I’m such a book worm (and a magazine hoarder much to Mr Polka Dot’s disgust) I think this Stak for Stak bookshelf would be perfect to hold all the books I seem to be accumulating lately. It doesn’t take up much space and looks just like a big stack of books.

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Stak For Stak Bookshelf

I love honey. There’s something a little magical (or maybe I’ve been watching The Secret Life Of Bees too much!) about the sweet golden liquid made by nature. I love the sleek but traditional design of this Alessi honey pot! It makes me feel nostalgic

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Alessi Honey Pot

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Want to share your top three? I’d love to hear them! Enter the competition by following the instructions on this post to have a chance at winning a Missoni gift pack!

Product photos from Top 3 By Design

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