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Tanya Anic ‘The Stars’ Wedding Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


With the night sky, comes sparkling beauty and it’s this, and a childhood dream of astronomy, that led Australian designer Tanya Anic to use everything celestial for her new collection, aptly titled “The Stars”,

and this inspiration is evident in every aspect of the collection, from the colours, the gowns worked in ivory, soft greys, beautiful blues and sparkling silver detailing, to the names. There’s “Esta” (the Hebrew word for Star) and Celestina, (French for heavenly person), there’s Eppie, (Greek & Hebrew) for star, and Itsel, Spanish for star of aurora sky.

But the designs are where the sparkling celestial magic really takes light. The beautiful gently sparkling fabrics taking on their own essence of the night sky. “Aaida” (Hebrew for ornament or brightness) is one of my favourites, the gown, column in silhouette, is dressed in layers upon layers of pearl beaded strands, the art deco style shimmering and sparkling with every movement. Another favourite “Elektra” (Greek for brilliant) is stunning in the softest shade of blue, a fitted bodice overlaid in delicate blue lace with a dreamy, soft flowing skirt.
Tanya telling “I have a deep love of fabrics, I was attracted to the delicate sparkles and soft floaty textured fabrics within the design phase.” And well, isn’t that just what dreams are made of after all?

The Tanya Anic “The Stars” collection is available at her Double Bay studio.

Photographer: Lilli Kad Photography / Bride's Dress: Tanya Anic / Hair & Makeup Artist: About Face / Bride's Jewellery: Fairfax & Roberts / Bride's Shoes: / Name Tags: Michaela McBride Calligraphy / Calligraphy: Michaela McBride Calligraphy / Flowers: Trille Floral / Venue: Heidi Onisforou
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Vendor of the Week – Lily-Couture

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Wedding season is kicking into gear and I am loving seeing all the new celebrations kicking off!

Is your wedding planning humming along with all the renewed energy that Spring brings? Spring weddings making the most of the fresh air and the blossom are a lovely way to spend a day.  Choosing your vendors is easy using our Polka Dot Directory to view our many talented vendors! We have Catering we have Celebrants, we have Photography and Venues– we even have Wedding Gifts & Registries and Styling and Hire! Our vendors are great people who want to create for you the best wedding possible.

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

Photo one and two by Photography By Jess Edwards Photo three by Love HMD Photography, Photo four by Julie Turner Photography

Located in QLD Samantha of Lily-Couture is a mobile hair and beauty salon specialising in professional wedding hair and makeup. She will travel to you to attend to all your wedding day beauty needs. Samantha prides herself on being able to travel to any location – even outback QLD – so you need not miss out on the services of a professional on your wedding day even if you live in a remote area. Wouldn’t that be great – being pampered and feeling like a million dollars?

We asked Samantha of Lily-Couture five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite reward after a big working day?

Reward after a big working day is going home to our little girl I always get so excited to see her again.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Favourite weekend getaway is a trip to the beach I love the ocean and is a perfect way to relax and recharge.

What is your most prized possession?

Most prized possession would be a necklace with our daughter’s name engraved on it- she’s always with me that way when I’m travelling for work.

Favourite restaurant?

Anywhere Italian I love love pasta!

What do you enjoy most about being in the wedding industry?

What I most enjoy about being in the bridal industry, is to share such a special occasion with the bride and her nearest and dearest and I’m always honoured to help play a small role towards making her wedding day everything she has been dreaming of.

Visit Lily-Couture‘s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Lily-Couture is a member of the Polka Dot Directory.

Snapshot Sunday – Long Shadows

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photographer: Todd Hunter Mcgaw

Bronte & Lachlan’s Modern Seaside Forest Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements,


Bronte & Lachlan

Lachlan proposed to his girlfriend of six years in the very place where he first admitted her loved her. “When we were 13 we met at a youth group. It took us a couple of years to build the courage to talk to each other, but once we did we quickly realised we were like two peas in a pod. Our personalities so perfectly suited.” tells the bride to be Bronte. “Each June long weekend we retreat away to the small country town Nundle, NSW. It was here Lachlan first told me he loved me and here 6 years later as we explored through the pine forest he asked me to spend forever with him.”

So it makes sense that the pair chose a forest, albeit but the sea, for their engagement photos with Samuel Jacob Photography. The trio taking to the coastal suburb of Dudley to capture the beginning of something rather special.

“With each day we seem to just fall more in love with each other. I’m continually amazed by his positive and selfless nature, it keeps our relationship fresh and spontaneous, ” tells Bronte.

On what they love about one another, Bronte shares “I love that together we always strive to look on the bright side of life.”