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GWM Wedding “Love Birds” Spring Summer 2018 Wedding Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


With the fresh new blooms of Spring, comes gowns that take their inspiration from the warmer, most celebratory of seasons and GWM Weddings have brought to life the beauty of the spring season with their brand new “Love Birds” collection.

With gowns in beautiful shades of blush, sparkling champagne and of course, classic white, the team have worked to weave the beauty of spring through each gown, beading, lace and appliques of flowers, birds and intricate detailing all bringing the sense of renewal to life. The silhouettes are completely of the moment, deep plunging necklines, gowns that are all about the back, tiered skirts and grand trains. But there are unique details too, unexpected cut-outs that add a sense of mystery, unique adornments, beading in new, considered places. It’s another beautiful collection from this Melbourne design team, who continually find ways to challenge themselves through every design.

The GWM Weddings is available now from their Hawthorn studio.

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Vendor of the Week – Christine Lim Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! We are SO ready for another week full of weddings!

Are you enjoying this second month of Spring as much as we are? The days are getting longer and aren’t too hot – yet just mild enough to sometimes enjoy outdoor drinks before the night gets too cool. Everything is bursting into bloom and the sun is shining. We suggest you take some time to use our Polka Dot Directory to view our many talented vendors! We have Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering, we have Cinematography, we have Entertainment and Flowers – we even have Wedding Gifts & Registries and Transport! Our lovely vendors work hard to make your wedding dreams a reality.

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

Calling all WA brides and grooms – if you are looking for photography with a romantic yet whimsical touch, then Christine Lim Photography is for you! The littlest of details and the light falling just so, add to the magic in Christine’s shots, with a natural quality about them. No posing or tortured expressions – her photography reflects the way your wedding day really was – all the moments that are so important to remember for generations to come.

We asked Christine of Christine Lim Photography five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite reward after a big working day?
Catching up on my tv series and getting Maccas drive through – large fries and a McChicken burger, double sauce + lettuce thanks to my brilliant couple hey Hayley + Aaron 😉 Obviously a chocolate fudge sundae for that extra long day of work too.

Your favourite weekend getaway?
A weekend drive down south with the husband, nice morning sleep-ins, visiting the bakery in the morning, grabbing coffee for a drive-by our beautiful WA coast, exploring new roads and places and just having good food and catching with.

What is your most prized possession?
A photo taken of my grandma and I, she has the biggest smile in the photo and it is truly something I treasure. My grandma has Alzheimer’s so it’s not often she remembers and is her good old cheeky little self. It is truly special to have these good days.

Favourite restaurant?
I love Modern Eatery in Fremantle. They serve the best Japanese sushi and crunchy sweet potato salad. They also have a branch in Melbourne and I think everyone should try them out.

What do you enjoy most about being in the wedding industry?
The people is what I love most about being in the wedding industry. I have been lucky to have met the most kind couples and vendor friends who remind me that there are still real, sweet, kind and selfless people making our world a better place.


Visit  Christine Lim Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Christine Lim Photography is a member of the Polka Dot Directory.

Snapshot Sunday – Whitsundays Sunset Haze

by | Blog News, Bride


“I love all the rocky areas, after sunset, all around the Whitsundays. The light there is crazy harsh and orange. But after sunset, you get a very cool dark, hazy orange that is genuinely magical to the eye, and on camera.” Such a beautiful atmospheric scene captured by Richard.

Photographer: Richard Grainger

Clare & Wil’s Gorgeous Glasshouse Engagement Session

by | Bride, Engagements


Clare & Wil

Ballerinas, glasshouses, neon – what else could we even add to today’s gorgeous glasshouse engagement to love it more? That clear, white light, the industrial style materials and the green of the farmland somehow make a special kind of magic.

Kate of Quince & Mulberry Studios took her camera to the beautiful glasshouse at Samford Commons to capture today’s lovebirds – Clare and Wil, and their love of only not only each other but their love of nature, a juxtaposition to their wedding setting. So on a sunny afternoon, the story was set in motion and today? We get to share it all with you!

The pair met at work – Clare a ballerina and Wil a lighting designer, first laying eyes on each at the theatre. Clare tells “Wil and I were introduced whilst working for Queensland Ballet. Wil was working as a lighting technician and I (Clare) was a Principal Artist with the company. We were immediately drawn to one another.”


“I absolutely love Wil’s wit and intelligence” remarks Clare when asked what she loves about Wil. “The fact that he is handsome and has the perfect ‘prince’ jawline is a bonus. He is a talented composer and sound designer but would be the last to tell you of his accomplishments. He is equal parts brilliant and goofy, and even though we don’t have kids, his ‘dad-dancing’ is on point! He can make me giggle in an instant and makes my world shine on a daily basis (particularly when he does the late night dessert run on my request, with no complaint!) I’m a better woman with him in my life, including my beautiful extended family of in-laws.”


Wil popped the question on the couple’s five year anniversary, Clare remembering “On our five year anniversary Wil planned a special evening. We had dinner at Deer Duck Bistro, followed by a visit to the Planetarium (I love all things space and stars and had never been, so this was a highlight for me). Afterwards, Wil took me to the lookout at Mount Cootha where he proposed overlooking the Brisbane skyline. I had no idea and forgot to answer for 5 minutes as I was so shocked! He had to ask again….Of course, it was a YES!”

It hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows for these too, in fact, sometimes it is downright foggy! Clare shares “I think we share our own kind of special and goofy humour. One amusing/ironic story whilst planning for the wedding came when we finally decided to take our parents and photographer, Kate, to our wedding venue for a site visit and taste test. The views over the Gold Coast Hinterland are stunning and we had been building them up for months. They had waited a year and a half for the visit, and we finally went a couple of months before the wedding. On the day, it was so foggy you couldn’t see 3 metres in front of you! The spectacular views were nothing more than a fuzzy white glow. On the way home down the mountain we had to drive at about 10Kms/hr as visibility was so bad and after 10mins we got a flat tire! Luckily our folks were behind us and saved the day!
I guess the silver lining was that our parents got to experience the same excitement of the venue on the day as all our other friends and family.”

On what he loves about Clare, Will shares “Aside from the obvious (that she’s completely gorgeous), when I first met Clare I’d never encountered anyone with that much talent, dedication, drive and creative energy: I was immediately drawn to that. She’s the most impressive person I know, and she’s an inspiration to want to give as much of myself to what I love and believe in as she does. She’s graceful, she’s clumsy, she’s clever, she’s a dork, and she makes me laugh a LOT.”


Photographer: Quince & Mulberry Studios / Venue: Samford Commons / Rentals & Props: AVIdeas