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Sally Rose White Label “Wilda” Jewellery Collection

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Jewellery,


Sally Rose White Label always brings us back to a sense of the vintage, of the old world and this art nouveau inspiration sets the scene for a beautiful new collection, entitled “Wilda”.

Inspired by her Indian & European heritage, and the immense love of film she shared with her parents, the designer’s work is always inspired by times gone by, each piece telling its own story.

Captured by Peppermint Photography, Sally led a team of floral designer Hello Blossoms, makeup artist Make up by Anna Paterson, hair stylist Serena HairSweets for Tilly and Betty May Vintage. Sally brought her new collection to life.

Pieces from Cathleen Jia,  Sweets for Tilly and Love Carli to set the scene as models Alize Lily Mounter and: Cleve Hughes celebrated their “marriage” on majestic clifftops with the most golden of light.

In her words, Sally shares, of her muse “She believed she belonged to the sea. Their love was untamed, unwavering. The glow of the earth embraced them, wrapping them in an orb of pure loving light.”

Photographer: Peppermint Photography / Jewellery: Sally Rose White Label / Styling: Sally Rose White Label / Bride's Dress: Cathleen Jia / Flowers: Hello Blossoms / Hairstylist: Serena Hair / Makeup Artist: Make up by Anna Paterson / Tablescape: Betty May Vintage / Wedding Cake: Sweets for Tilly / Invitations & Stationery: Love Carli / Model: Alize Lily Mounter / Model: Cleve Hughes
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Shalini & Kaleb’s Modern & Elegant Melbourne Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Shalini & Kaleb

When it comes to weddings, I love nothing more than a dapper black tie, combined with beautiful florals and today’s wedding has both boxes checked – and checked beautifully! For Shalini and Kaleb, their dream for their day, was for it to be all about classic, elegant and romantic styling and as captured by Lovers Narrative they nailed their own beautiful modern wedding day vibes.

It was at university that these two first laid eyes on each other, their paths crossing many times until they finally hit the go button and fell in love, bonding over their shared combination of both New Zealand and Sri Lankan parents. With his bride’s love of family and friends in mind, Kaleb popped the question in Shalini’s hometown of Auckland, New Zealand on a hike up to the island volcano of Rangitoto.

Kaleb and his groomsmen were dressed in smart black tie suits from  Oscar Hunt, the groom donning a white jacket, just as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather each did on their own wedding days.

The bride chose an elegant gown by designer Anna Schimmel. She tells “I chose my gown due to its feminine design featuring flattering cuts, and classic minimalistic style.” The bride added her mother’s own wedding veil, worn also by her sister, on her own wedding day, just two months earlier.

Gabby Webb Make Up & Hair By Natalie Jaye shared the bride and bridesmaid’s hair and makeup looks. “Getting ready in the morning could not have been anymore fun with the help of Gabby Webb Make Up and Hair by Natalie Jaye – both are absolute professionals able to bring a lightness and added nothing but joy and laughs to the morning” tells the bride,

Billie Jean Botanicals  created the lush, dahlia filled bouquets for the day, Shalini sharing “Billie Jean Botanicals created seasonal arrangements that still had lots of texture and movement as per my request and Hilary’s vision. The palette was a mix of greens, creams and whites with shades of pink to complement – dusty rose, blush and soft pinks. With plenty of eucalyptus – my favourites.”

Shalini & Kaleb chose to meet before their ceremony for a first look. Shalini telling of their photographer “Kerri was so professional and made us feel comfortable. We love how natural the photos look, and how the happiness we felt on the day really shines through. She really captured so many moments in such a lovely way.”

Shalini & Kaleb were married by Father Bob, choosing their reception venue of  The Point Albert Park for their ceremony. Shalini sharing “Our ceremony took place by the lake on Albert Park. We were married by a priest, however, we wanted to keep the ceremony natural full of happiness and laughs, and short, well delivered by Father Bob.”


The couple chose for their day, The Point Albert Park. “The Point Albert Park was the setting for the ceremony by the lake, and the inside of the venue provided a classic setting to enjoy good food and wine.”

Shalini & Kaleb took to the dance floor to the sounds of  “Something Just Like This” by Coldplay and the Chainsmokers for their first dance.

Guests danced the night away with the help of live band, The Baker Boys. Shares Shalini “We had such an amazing evening with our family and friends. The Baker Boys band provided fantastic music helping us dance the night away.”

A big congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for taking the time to share your day with us, Thank you also to Lovers Narrative for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Lovers Narrative / Bride's Dress: Anna Schimmel / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Oscar Hunt / Makeup Artist: Gabby Webb Make Up / Hairstylist: Hair By Natalie Jaye / Flowers: Billie Jean Botanicals / Invitations & Stationery: The Paper Empire / Venue: The Point Albert Park / Band: The Baker Boys / Cheese Cake: Sylvia's Deli

Glam Urban Bridal Editorial

by | Australia - Queensland, Bridal Fashion, Bride, Inspiration Shoot,


It was the streets of Brisbane that lay waiting for the dream team behind today’s glam, urban bridal editorial. A contrast of elements of all things Hollywood glamour, bright, vibrant purple Bougainvillea and gritty city streets. In a world where glamour is often forgotten, or taken to ballrooms, this take on a vintage look, marries it into a modern-day setting with an edgy, beautiful style.

Photographer  Terri Hanlon Photography led the charge with gowns from Goddess by Nature that dressed model Allira Ashwell who wore glamorous hair and makeup by Kerri Nash Makeup and carried a beautiful bunch of blooms from Poppy Rose, finishing the look with a little casual vibe from fun sunglasses from Maude Studio.

Terri noting “Allira looked every part the bride for our shoot who was perfect to emulate a sultry Monroe vibe. By blending all these ideas together we created some dramatic images that were just divine to showcase everyone’s talents.”

Photographer: Terri Hanlon Photography / Gowns: Goddess by Nature / Hair & Makeup Artist: Kerri Nash Makeup / Flowers: Poppy Rose / Model: Allira Ashwell / Sunglasses: Maude Studio

Win A Lapis Tiffany Ring From Angelina Alvarez

by | Bride, Competitions


For us, The Whitsundays Issue is all about the blues of the tropics, and what better way to celebrate than with a stunning piece that’ll help your blue sky dreams each and every day?

Thanks to our friends at Angelina Alvarez, we’re giving away one beautiful blue Lapiz & Rose gold “Tiffany” ring to one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader.

Angelina Alvarez, led by designer Ash, knows a thing or two about statement jewellery – amazing gemstones in bold, bright hues have always been this Australian designer’s obsession. First inspired by her grandmother, the brand’s namesake who was always immaculately dressed, with lipsticks and jewels. The brand itself offering up handmade, semi-precious gemstone jewellery that is designed to be loved and fit with any occasion. And today, one of these beautiful pieces could be yours.

The Prize:

One lucky winner will win an Angelina Alvarez “Tiffany” ring in lapis and rose gold.

How to enter

  • Fill out the form below and tell us about your favourite piece of jewellery – include the details, we want to know why you love it!
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Win A Lapis Tiffany Ring From Angelina Alvarez

Terms and conditions

    • The winner will be chosen by and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. The winner will be announced in the next scheduled Friday Roundup.
    • The competition is open to Australian residents only. Shipping address must be within Australia.
    • If no contact is made within one month, the prize will be reallocated to another contestant.
    • This prize is not redeemable for cash.
    • Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner.
    • No late entries will be considered.
    • The total value of the prize is AU$150
    • The winner will pay for costs above the prize inclusions.
    • The entrant must be over 18 years of age.

This Competition closes 12th November 2018 at 5pm AEST