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Vendor of the Week – Simone Addison Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Morning Dotties! Let’s get ready for another wedding of beautiful weddings on Polka Dot Bride! We have so much planned for the week ahead, a bit of sunshine if you will in the middle of Winter!

It’s the first day of our week so let’s cheer ourselves up  with a coffee and cake and good look at the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  We have Bridesmaids Gowns, we have Wedding Planners, we have Stationery and Paper Goods, we even have Photobooth Hire! Our vendors are excited by what they do and want to help you make the wedding of your dreams.

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

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Simone of Simone Addison Photography loves to meet bridal couples before they book their wedding photography. Chatting over a cup of coffee is the best way of getting to know her and her photography style which she describes as ‘natural and romantic’. And it is – with beautiful shots using the light of the day, and the night to get spectacular shots you’ll always love. Nothing beats reliving your wedding day with stunning photographs and Simone delivers this in spades.

We asked Simone of Simone Addison Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Lime Caprioska. I don’t drink often but it’s nice and refreshing when I do.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

I can’t say I get a lot of free weekends, but if I could I would go down south to Busselton & Dunsborough (I used to live there).

Favourite restaurant?

S&T Thai (William St Northbridge, Perth).

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

My treat for the week is eating out at a restaurant on a Sunday morning, so it’s different every week but coffee is always a must J

Your favourite wedding story?

So many to choose from but my favourites are the ones where the couples are sweethearts from high school or university.


Visit Simone Addison Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Simone Addison Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


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Bec & Michael’s Country Anniversary Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


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Bec & Michael

Sometimes when you are in the thick of wedding planning it can be hard to see past your wedding day. Which is always kind of ridiculous seeing as the reason you get married is for life and not the day. So seeing a couple like Bec and Michael who chose this shoot to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of marriage together is not only heart warming, but a nice reminder that what counts doesn’t have the pretty dresses, or the amazing decorations. It’s just you and your beloved.  Kate of Quince and Mulberry Studios  captured their country anniversary photos.

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On how they met, Bec tells, “We met by chance in 2000, when I had planned to meet with a guy I had spoken with through work, it was to be the first time we met face to face. On my way to meeting him I got a little lost driving from Brisbane to some pub in Ipswich, so this guy’s friend, (Michael) gave me directions, as I had never been to Ipswich before. The guy I had planned to meet walked out to meet me at my car, with Michael. Michael and I have been together ever since, and the rest is history.”

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On what he loves about Bec, Michael tells “Bec has the ability to make me smile regardless of my worries which reminds me of the good things in life”

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On their advice for marriage, Bec tells, “Communication and trust is the key, don’t sweat the small stuff and always laugh. A good laugh will get you through almost anything. Only worry about the things you can control.”

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“We are always saying silly things at inappropriate times and thinking/saying these things at the same time. We are a bit of an odd couple who fit together perfectly.”

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On what she loves about her husband, Bec remarks, “He can take away all my worries and woes with a big hug and his calming presence. It never fails.”

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“Marriage is a simple process as long as you keep it simple. It’s not like the movies so don’t expect it to be.”

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Mandy and Michael’s Summer Dunbar House Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Mandy & Michael

A lazy afternoon in the sunshine sounds pretty good right about now and the Summer Dunbar House wedding of Mandy & Michael sounds like just the place I’d like to be. The golden sunlight, an afternoon of love, cocktails and canapes as the sun sets and that amazing Watsons Bay view! Mandy & Michael chose Milk & Honey Photography to capture their wedding day.

Mandy tells “We met in London, through one of our bridesmaids.”

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Mandy chose a gown with a sheer lace bodice by Mira Mandic.

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The bridal party enjoyed a champagne toast while waiting for the ceremony.

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Mandy walked down the aisle to John Legend’s “All Of Me”.

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Mandy remembers, “Our celebrant Carol Provan was wonderful.”

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Mandy describes the day as a “Perfect summer day, perfect light, perfect moment.”

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Mandy’s bridesmaids wore pink and black dresses from Jigsaw.

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“The weather was better than predicted, our elderly relatives made a huge effort to be there as well as our friends from London, and all our family and friends were so excited, it made for an amazing atmosphere.”

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds had photos taken while guests enjoyed champagne and canapes to the tunes of The Noel and Paul Mason Band  who played on the verandah downstairs.

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Of their photographer, Mandy remembers, “Matthew was fantastic, we’re so happy with our photos and on the day Matthew’s relaxed sweet nature was perfect.”

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A nod to family decorated the mantle, Mandy telling, “We decorated the mantel piece with photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days.”

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Simmone Logue created a three tiered wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers.

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There was no first dance, Mandy noting, “We didn’t have one. We wanted a party rather than a traditional wedding so we included the traditions that suited us, like the speeches and cutting the cake, and didn’t include the traditions that aren’t ‘us’.”

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Congratulations Mandy and Michael! Thank you for sharing your day, thank you also to Milk & Honey Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Milk & Honey Photography / Bride’s Dress: Mira Mandic / Bride’s Shoes: Nat-Sui / Bride’s Jewelry: Samantha Wills (Earrings) / Groom’s Attire: TM Lewin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jigsaw / Invitations & Stationery: Designed by Bridesmaid, printed at Minuteman Press Alexandria / Venue: Dunbar House, Watsons Bay / Ceremony Officiant: Carol Provan / Band: The Noel and Paul Mason Band / Cake Baker: Simmone Logue, Double Bay
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