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Modern Luxe Bridal Editorial From White Lily Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


With romantic bridal gowns set against an industrial, pared back setting, what could there be to not love about this collaboration between the gown wizards at White Lily Couture and Peppermint Photography?

With loose, romantic greenery (styled by Wild At Heart) filling the space, contrasting against the stark white walls and dark wooden floors, our models, with beautiful, moody makeup styled by Kate Devlin, dressed in stunning gowns curated by White Lily from designers Pronovias Atelier, Made with Love Bridal and Nicole Spouse.  The pieces, chosen for their luxe, opulent design feature delicate lace, billowy skirts, dramatic capes and of course, romantic trains.

If you ever wondered if luxe and industrial styled paired well, then surely, this beautiful shoot will cement it in your mind!

Photographer: Peppermint Photography / Gowns: White Lily Couture / Flowers: Wild At Heart / Hair & Makeup Artist: Kate Devlin
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Vendor of the Week – Gillian Pollard

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! We have such a week jam full of beauty for you, we can hardly wait to get started!

Are you taking some time to just enjoy life in the midst of your wedding planning frenzy? Give yourself lots of time to plan your wedding and you’ll be able to balance your weeks with plenty of downtime – so important if you don’t want to get to your wedding day feeling exhausted. Better still, use some of our very talented wedding planners and stylists who bring their calm professionalism to the day. In the Polka Dot Directory we have so many more vendors who bring their expertise to your day. We have Wedding Planners, we have Entertainment, we have Styling and Hire and Stationery & Paper Goods – we even have Jewellery and Cakes! Vendors who are keen to help you on your wedding day.

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


Photos one, two and three by Louisa Jones Photo four and five by Madeline Druce

Working in a rainbow of colours and scents every day, Gillian of Gillian Pollard creates masterpieces in blooms. With her talented team of designers and support staff, she creates the most luscious wedding flowers from bouquets to ceiling installations to flower crowns and ceremony arrangements. She also has a wedding day coordination service as well as a styling advice service to refine your vision to ensure that your wedding ideas are beautifully put together and coordinated. Walking into your ceremony and reception for the first time and seeing your dreams translated into reality, really is one of life’s joys and Gillian is right there to make sure that it happens.

We asked Gillian of Gillian Pollard five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite reward after a big working day?
After a super long wedding Saturday (usually started with a trip to the market to get some last minute blooms, then a full day on the road setting up weddings) I love nothing more than stripping off those tight clothes, having a hot shower then relaxing with a glass of wine, cheap takeaway and the company of my friends, all in the comfort of my lounge so I can wear tracksuit pants, slippers and no makeup!

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Ocean Grove. On the rare occasion, we have no weddings or they all fall on a Friday, I take the opportunity to head down the coast with my husband. He loves kiteboarding, and I love just sitting on the beach and reading trashy magazines or a good book.

What is your most prized possession?
My iphone. As sad as it is to say. My life and business are run from it. Even though I pop it in the other room when I get home in the evening…I literally could not control my life of business without it.

Favourite restaurant?
Dexters in Preston. We have never not had a good time here.

What do you enjoy most about being in the wedding industry?
The joy on our clients faces on wedding morning when they see our flowers. Makes all the long days worth it.


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

Snapshot Sunday – The Sun’s Last Rays

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Danielle & Robert’s Quiet Beach Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Danielle & Robert

Is there any better way to spend a quiet Saturday than a walk on the beach?  Danielle and Robert’s beautiful quiet beach engagement had no fuss, no props, no special details – because it was entirely focused on them. The way they relate to each other, the way they laugh together, the way they love each other. Each frame, captured beautifully by  Translucent Photography captures every piece of that beauty and is something we are so happy to share.

Danielle and Robert first met at a school camp – and it was interest at first sight! Danielle reminsicing “Rob and I first met in year 6 at a combined school camp. We didn’t speak but he made eye contact with me and sent his sister and her friends over to tell me that he thinks I’m pretty. I brushed it off and let him down by basically saying it wasn’t going to happen. I was friends with his sister on Facebook and about 2 and a half years ago I started seeing his name appear on my suggested friend’s list and all over his sister’s Facebook. I remember thinking, oh wow I remember you from year 6! I ignored it for a while but his name kept coming up and I thought maybe it’s a sign, so I added him. I instantly got a message from him saying hi, I remember you! From there we started talking, hung out a few times and began dating on Valentine’s Day.”

These two have plenty of happy memories together, but their second camping trip really stands out. “Our second camping trip together – it was during winter so it was very cold. At 4 pm Rob wanted to take the kayak out on the water. I told him we could as long as we didn’t get wet as I knew my hair wouldn’t dry and I would be going to sleep with cold, wet hair on a freezing night. We took the kayak out and we’re having a lovely time. Rob then told me to paddle up to the bank as he needed to pee. We paddled over and hit the bank. I told Rob to make sure he got out of the kayak carefully so we didn’t fall in. Rob then began getting out, only to get his foot caught on something. He then fell over, capsizing the kayak forcing me to go head first into the water. Not only was I wringing wet and now going to freeze but my waterproof camera sunk to the bottom of the bank. We spent a good 10 minutes searching through the water finally finding my camera. We headed back to the tent, changed our clothes and prepared for a cold night ahead. Luckily we had a good laugh about it and have never forgotten this moment.”

On what she loves about her future husband, Danielle remarks “I loved everything about Rob from the first moment we hung out. He was so polite and courteous towards me which was a nice change. Rob and I are not only partners but we are best friends. We love spending time together and going on adventures. Rob and I challenge each other to be the best versions of ourselves and push each other to achieve our goals. We can talk to each other about anything and communicate really well. Rob and I accept each other for who we are and love everything about each other.”

Robert proposed at Christmas time. “We were decorating our first Christmas tree in our new house. Rob knows my favourite time of the year is Christmas and how excited I get over decorating the tree. Rob put our GoPro on to capture the moment which I thought at the time was quite unusual. He first handed me the box that the ring came in so I instantly just thought I was getting a present. I started unwrapping the box only to see Rob then getting down on one knee to propose” remembers Danielle.