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Aline and Mat’s Bright Casual Beach Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Aline & Mat

I think this bright, casual beach wedding is everything I love about Summer. Bright colours, the sand between one’s toes, picnics as the sun sets – it’s a little bit of Summer magic and just the thing to get you excited about warmer weather! Nicolle Versteeg Photography was there to capture every Summery moment.

Aline tells the tale of how they came to be. “We “fished off the company jetty”! Mat was new at work and after emailing back and forth and numerous ‘coincidental’ coffee breaks in the communal kitchen Mat asked me out on a date to which I laughed but said okay. Things went well but shortly after that he moved country. We did long distance for about 18 months before Mat moved to Perth and we bought our super cool dog called Chilli, then shortly after we moved to sunny Exmouth.”

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Maminkwink styled the wedding day, including the floral arrangements. The bride noting, “Kay from Maminkwink did an amazing job on flowers and styling, she is dedicated and lovely to work with.”

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The bride chose a gown by Grace Loves Lace with barefoot sandals from Forever Soles. She accessorised with a  Doloris Petunia hairpiece, ring from Samantha Wills and vintage brooches from her grandmother. Her bridesmaid wore a soft blue gown from MinkPink.

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The couple chose Injidup Beach for their wedding, remarking, “Both our ceremony and reception spots were held on and around Injidup Beach. We were staying close by when Mat proposed so it just made perfect sense to have our wedding in a place we love so much. We held our ceremony on Indjidup beach on the most perfect afternoon.”

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Much of the wedding decor was DIY, with the bride remembering, “My Dad made a bunch of steel flower and candle holders that were used to create an aisle at the beach and were also used at the reception and my Mum who is also super creative made the beautiful wishing well. Kay from Maminkwink did mountains of DIY and Mat and I also got crafty making glitter jars to hold candles and Mat made some awesome signs for the beach.”

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Aline walked down the aisle to Ride This Feeling by Kate Miller-Heidke.

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The ceremony was performed by Adrian May (08) 9759 1287. Aline telling, “We met with Adrian at Caves House in Yallingup several months before the wedding. It was a perfect match. Adrian had just come from yoga and was just a hilarious, relaxed guy. I have French heritage so Adrian wore a beret to the wedding and also spoke in French throughout the ceremony. The ceremony he created was just so special, he had everyone in stitches, it literally was the happiest moment ever!”

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The couple personalised every part of their ceremony, remembering, “Mat and I wrote our own vows as well as writing two each for each other, which we had not seen until we read them out on the day. These turned out to be pretty funny, Mat now has to remember to wash his feet and give me a massage once a week, and I have to laugh at all his jokes even if they aren’t funny and accept that in his shed he is King and there is nothing I can do about it!”

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Of their photographer, Aline tells, “Nicolle Versteeg was our wedding photographer – she is a beautiful person and takes amazing photos. She was professional, knew what she wanted and what would work best even though we were a little goofy and the best man and maid of honour were hecklers! I would recommend her to everyone.”

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Aline and Mat chose Swings and Roundabouts for their wedding. Aline says, “Everyone was lounging on beanbags and picnic blankets sipping on wine, devouring their hampers and listening to our musically talented friends play some sweet tunes. It was so relaxed and exactly how we had hoped. A special thanks to Shannon out MC who did a great job of organising everyone.

We chose this winery because it was just a perfect location and atmosphere for what we were hoping to achieve. We also ate here on the day that Mat proposed so it also had a place in our hearts.”

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A croquembouche by Edible Art took centre stage, the bride telling, “My Dad (father-of-the-bride) organised the wedding cake of my dreams. It was seriously delicious and got demolished! The speeches were also great with a special mention to the maid-of-honour.”

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Guests enjoyed a dinner of picnic baskets by Me and Mabel and wood fired pizza from Swings and Roundabouts. Aline tells, “Wendy from Me and Mabel deserves a big mention. The picnic hampers that she created were beautiful, honest and delicious. Wendy makes all her own food from scratch at her kitchen in Fremantle. She was absolutely amazing and her food was divine. Before the wedding Wendy organised a picnic for Mat and I down at South Beach in Fremantle so that we could try everything beforehand.”

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The entertainment at the reception was a community effort, the bride telling, “We love our musically gifted friends. Five of our friends played and sang music at our reception. It was incredible.”

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Guests received butterscotch sauce with cognac made by the bride and her father as favors.

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Of their first dance, Aline says, “Dance!? More like a spontaneous mash up of waltzing, salsa, 90’s breakdancing and shimmies to Dance the Way I Feel by Gossling.”

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Congratulations Aline and Mat! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Nicolle Versteeg Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Nicolle Versteeg Photography / Bride’s Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bride’s Shoes: Forever Soles / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Doloris Petunia / Bride’s Jewelry: (Blue Ring) Samantha Wills / Bride’s Jewelry: (Brooches) Vintage / Groom’s Attire: Myer / Groomsmen Attire: Myer / Bridesmaid Dresses: MinkPink / Bridesmaid Shoes: Forever Soles / Bridesmaid Accessories: (Blue Ring) Samantha Wills / Bridesmaid Accessories: (Earrings) Linneys / Bridesmaid Accessories: (Hairpiece) Maminkwink / Hairstylist: Solutions for Hair, Dunsborough / Makeup Artist: Kristy Ellen Creative, Dunsborough / Styling & Flowers: Maminkwink (Kay Crowhurst) / Invitations & Stationery: Paper Papier Papel / Ceremony Venue: Injidup Beach / Ceremony Officiant: Adrian May (08) 9759 1287 / Reception Venue: Swings and Roundabouts / Favors: Bride and her Dad – homemade butterscotch sauce with cognac / Catering: Me and Mabel (Picnic Baskets) / Catering: Swings and Roundabouts (Wood Fired Pizza) / Hire (beach chairs, drink dispenser, quoits): The Turtle and the Pelican / Hire (bocce, croquet): Delish Ice / Hire (Blankets, easel, hessian covered chairs, decorations, candles etc.): Maminkwink / Hire (Marquee, dancefloor, lighting) : Cape Marquees, Yallingup / Cake Baker: Edible Art / Beer Supplier: Zinn’s Liquor (Celebrations) in Dunsborough – (08) 9755 3139 / Wedding Ring (Bride): Linney’s Subiaco / Wedding Ring (Groom): John Miller Design Yallingup / Guest Transport: Bay Buses, Busselton 0413 966 252
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Chair Decoration Ideas

by | Bride, Reception

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Chair garland created by Jennifer Laura Design & Maxit Flower Design captured by Kristen Curette via 100 Layer Cake

We really don’t pay enough attention to chairs at a wedding do we? Chairs, whether it be for the ceremony or a sit down reception can have such a large impact on your event and as many more couples are deciding against the chair cover, there are a myriad of other options to make chairs less of a standard piece of furniture and into something a little more special.

I particularly love the idea of creating a floral or greenery garland on the chairs of the newlyweds – garlands are always a winner for me, weaving their way around the chair and making it just a little extra special. Don’t limit your imagination to blooms and leaves though – ombre dip dyed fabric, streamers, sweet signage? All of it creates a really beautiful statement on your chairs and are just some of the ideas I’ve rounded up below.

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1. Dip dyed fabric chair decoration captured by Nicole Lennox via Style Me Pretty 2. Colourful floral chair decoration by Petal Pushers captured by Taylor Lord via Style Me Pretty 3. Floral and greenery chair garland by A To Zinnias, captured by Paperlily Photography 4. Simple chair garland by Countryside Florist, captured by Paige Jones via 100 Layer Cake 5. Green and bloom chair decoration by Poppies & Posies captured by Jen Huang via Southern Weddings 6. Garden rose and greenery chair decoration captured by Eddie Judd via Style Me Pretty 7. Coloured streamer chair decoration photo by Our Labor of Love via Green Wedding Shoes 8.  Greenery and bloom chair swag by Toast Santa Barbara captured by Kim Fox Photography via Style Me Pretty 9. Chair garland by Mindy Rice and Lisa Vorce, Photo by Aaron Delesie via Once Wed 10. Ivy chair garland captured by Jennifer Hughes via Style Me Pretty 11. All green chair garland captured by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty 12. Lush greenery chair garland created by Yvonne Design captured by Rebecca Arthurs Photography from Elizabeth Anne Designs 13. Rose & greenery chair garland created by Zita Elze captured by Catherine Mead via Snippet & Ink 14. Greenery & bloom floral chair garland by Bash, Please  captured by Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty 15. Chair garland by Little Wedding Helper , captured by Becky Male Photography via Bridal Musings

Vera Wang Bridal Gowns Fall 2015

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There’s a new beginning with Vera Wang‘s Fall 2015 collection. There’s a difference, a modernity to each gown that is a new direction for the designer. Classic shapes with modern colours and bold full stops have always been a trademark of Vera Wang but this collection? It’s different, it has a sense of the whimsical, a sense of the dreamer, of the barefoot bride, or the ballroom beauty.

Vera herself says the collection is new and different, describing it as “sexy, sensuous, young, cool and beaded”. Laces are spider web delicate, fabrics metallic and shimmery, hand appliqued flowers on Chantilly lace, ballgowns with grosgrain straps, tulle buildup skirts, crystal embroidery, adornments big and bold and dominating. Hues of ivory, nude and rose bringing back the neutrals but the structure? So ever present and so quintessentially Vera Wang.

The Vera Wang Fall 2015 Collection will be available in Australia from June 2015 onwards.

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Vendor of the Week – Nico Harry Event Makeup

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Happy Monday Dotties! Considering we’re in the second week of November you’d think we could get a little constant temperature with the weather! How are your wedding plans and wedding excitements going? I am so ready for a full week of wedding inspiration this week, checking things off my list and devouring every single photo!

As we do every week, we start everything off with the fabulous members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory  We have Transport we have Photography, we have Entertainment, we even have Cakes! We work really hard to get vendors on board who are lovely – the kind who get excited about your plans and share a glass of champagne with you while discussing them!

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!

Sydney makeup artist Vendor of the Week Nico Harry Event Makeup
I love the steady hand of a good makeup artist. The type who won’t have to re do my eyeliner three times because her hands shake (also known as doing my makeup myself) so I am a big fan of the talented wedding makeup artists we have come to know here at Polka Dot Bride and I’m  excited to introduce you to one of them -Nico Harry Event Makeup ! Our vendor of the week!

Nico Harry’s life passion lies in makeup! She has been working (and teaching!) as a makeup artist on television, runways and of course weddings for many years with her work featured on Australia’s Next Top Model, NW, TV Week and even celebrities like Guy Sebastien, Ada Nicodemou and Susie Porter! Nico offers a mobile makeup service, coming to you on your wedding day and uses only high quality products like Giorgio Armani, Makeup Forever, Hourglass, MAC and Nars.

We asked Nico of Nico Harry Event Makeup five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Favourite after 5 drink is an Aperol Spritz.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Favourite weekend getaway is the Hunter Valley. I love the Chateau Elan for its gorgeous Spa.

Favourite restaurant?

Favourite restaurant has to be Rockpool Bar and Grill.

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

Sunday mornings you can find me at home with my family eating Croissants, sipping coffee and reading the papers.

Your favourite wedding story?

This story is from my own wedding. We got married when my daughter Olivia was 2 years old. She came to the wedding but she had a sitter take her during the reception. Halfway through the night, my sister whispered in my ear ‘don’t panic but I’m popping off to take Olivia to hospital’ She had in all the excitement fallen and cut her head on a coffee table. 3 stitches and my sister missed the rest of the reception. I didn’t panic at all and still had a great night knowing she was in good hands!

Visit Nico Harry Event Makeup’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Nico Harry Event Makeup is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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