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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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A Barn Wedding – Victoria

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Wedding Venues

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Ever since my first barn wedding post, I’ve had lots of requests for barns in Victoria. Here’s the start of (what will be!) an ever growing list!

The Gum Gully Barn

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The Gum Gully Barn is located at Silvan South in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. The barn features two large fireplaces and can be opened up to the verandah in Summer. The barn can cater to 100 guests for a sit down dinner inside.


Yering Station Barn

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Yering Station Barn, part of the Yering Station winery in the Yarra Valley wine region has a modern twist on the historical structure. It’s also home to the Yarra Valley farmers markets held the third Sunday of every month.

Inglewood Estate

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Inglewood Estate is located in Kangaroo Ground, east of Melbourne. The property has a stone chapel and a reception venue converted from an old woolshed. Fully catered, the venue can fit 120 guests and features two open fires and a stage.

The Woolshed at Emu Bottom

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The Woolshed at Emu Bottom Homestead is located in Sunbury. The venue features a large fireplace, red gum slabs and can seat 130 guests or 250 cocktail style. The smaller slab hut is also on the property and can seat 120.

Stones Of The Yarra Valley

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Stones Of The Yarra Valley is located in Coldstream in the Yarra Valley wine region. On the property sits a stone chapel, converted dairy and converted barn overlooking the vineyards. The barn features upholstered chairs, long tables and sparkling chandeliers with in house catering. It can seat 150 guests.


Warrawong Woolshed

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Warrawong Woolshed is a 19th century woolshed located in Melton. It offers panoramic views of the nearby Werribee river.

Collingwood Children’s Farm – The Barn

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The Barn located on the grounds of the Collingwood Childrens Farm is a great choice for a couple wanting the barn atmosphere close to the city. It seats only 50 guests but can accommodate 120 cocktail style.

The Barn At Bickleys

The Barn At Bickleys is located in Goornong outside of Bendigo.

All these barns are located in Victoria, Australia.

Shasta and Guard – The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,

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Welcome back to part two of Shasta and Guard’s Garden Soiree!

After the ceremony, guests gathered next to the vineyards for an afternoon of high tea.

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Kristen Harrison Catering created gourmet treats for the guests to enjoy, placed on vintage crockery.

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Guests enjoyed wine from the venue’s (Neudorf Winery) vineyard

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Paper bags from Poppies For Grace were filled with TraidAid fair trade chocolate bars from and TradeWinds Papua New Guinea coffee beans.

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Shasta and Guard escaped to the vineyards for a few photos.

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Guests tried a spot of croquet.

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Shasta and Guard decided to finish the formalities early and held their speeches during the high tea, paper lanterns hung from the trees.

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They also cut their cake. Shasta’s mother baked the wedding cake and it was decorated by Shasta’s cousin.

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Shasta’s favourite wedding photo is of her and Guard with the “Just Married” sign made by her bridesmaid Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s father.

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After the formalities, guests hopped on a bus and were driven to the dinner reception, held at the Smokehouse Cafe in Mapua

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The couple had a few photos taken on the wharf at sunset before sitting down to enjoy a feast with their guests!

Thank you Shasta and Guard for sharing your wedding day with Polka Dot Bride! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and beautiful moments together!

Photos by Viera Photographics

Shasta and Guard

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,

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I’m really thrilled today because today’s wedding Wednesday is an inspiration board come to life! Remember our Retro Garden Soiree board? Shasta has now married her beau and the “finished product” is a completely beautiful New Zealand affair!

The couple, who are based in Melbourne, planned their New Zealand wedding in only a few months!

Today’s photos are by Viera Photographics

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Shasta and Guard chose the beautiful “My Darling” invitation suite from Poppies For Grace

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Shasta and Guard chose to have their photos taken together before the ceremony. Shasta wore pearls the couple had bought in the Cook Islands years before which had been set into a necklace and earrings in Australia.

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Guard had a three piece custom suit made by Anton’s in Melbourne while Shasta wore a short gown from Harvey & Ella. Shasta chose to wear red shoes from Olrik. After the wedding, Shasta’s mother told her she had worn red shoes at her own wedding. Shasta’s bridesmaid and oldest friend Elizabeth wore an Alannah Hill gown, while Guard’s brother Max wore a suit from Bridge Rd, Richmond.

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The bridal party waited inside while guests gathered.

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Miles Jackson played wonderful Spanish style music before and after the ceremony on his guitar.

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Shasta and Guard had all of their guests meet them under a large tree at the winery. They walked into the ceremony together to “The Love Cats” by The Cure.

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Shasta and Guard  wanted to keep their wedding small and only had 50 guests. They held their ceremony and a garden party reception at Neudorf Vineyard

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Guard’s family is from Papua New Guinea and the couple incorporated Tolai tradition into the ceremony by exchanging shell money. Tabu, is the legal tender in East New Britain. Tabu is paid as ‘bride price’ by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. The couple performed the tradition as a symbolic exchange (to mirror the exchange of rings) with small strands. Guard’s father also said a few words in their language as part of the ceremony.

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Check back later today for Shasta and Guard’s gorgeous garden party!

Photos by Viera Photographics

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