Rosalind and Blake

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Ros and Blake

Today’s wedding is so beautifully Australian that I’m looking forward to sharing it with you! Having met at a pamper weekend where Blake was posing as a hairdresser, the couple struck up a wonderful friendship. Rosalind and Blake married in the heart of the MacDonald Valley in New South Wales and created a beautiful “nostalgic garden party” theme to their wedding day.

The wedding was held at Settlers Arms Inn in St Albans and the photographs today are by SugarLove Weddings.

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Rosalind wore a gown by Hanna Couture. It featured guipure lace over a low-backed satin undergown with cap sleeves and a skirt of godet inserts. It suited Rosalind’s wish of nothing floral, shiny or satin! She wore shoes from Edward Meller.

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Rosalind and her maid of honour, Sarnah created all of the flower arrangements themselves using flowers from the Sydney markets. Including a beautiful bunch of purple hydrangeas which complimented the lavender and mossy green colour scheme of the day.


Rosalind’s maid of honour wore a lavender gown from Fleur Wood.


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The wedding was a largely DIY affair with Rosalind hand writing all of the invitations and her maid of honour creating tissue paper pom poms to hang from the trees.

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Check back this afternoon for Rosalind and Blake’s beautiful sunset garden reception!

Photos by SugarLove Weddings, information via Bride To Be magazine.


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  • rubyandjoy says:
    August 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Absolutely flipping gorgeous. You’ve just made my week 🙂

  • Bonnie- amour amour says:
    August 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    This is such a beautiful wedding, the light and colours of the day are breathtaking!!

  • tasj says:
    August 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm


  • Jaime says:
    August 26, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    ohmygod. Have seen this wedding before and just going through the pictures again is oh so fabulous! My type of dream wedding this is. So personal and DIY inspired!

  • Rosalind says:
    August 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Hey Miss Polka, thank you so much for featuring our day! Just to clarify The Settlers Arms is in St Albans near Wiseman’s Ferry, not the Hunter (although it makes a lovely alternate route back to Sydney if you’ve been in that neck of the woods)… The flowers all came from the Sydney flower markets in Flemington, my mum and dad drove them up in a little van as there was no local florist – they spent the night in the pub’s cool room!


    • Polkadot Bride says:
      August 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks for commenting Rosalind! I love that the flowers came from the markets- just gorgeous!

    • Natalie says:
      October 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Dear Rosalind,

      I’m thinking of getting the same dress for my wedding with Hannah. Any advice about the dress?



  • julie says:
    August 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Just breathtaking. I love the bride’s daring red lips instead of the muted palette that most bride’s wear. Lots of initmate details.

  • Leigh says:
    August 26, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you for featuring one of our favorite weddings today Ms Polka. Ros & Blake were truly a magical couple to work with, Leigh x

  • True Blind Faith says:
    August 27, 2009 at 12:34 am

    So much to adore in these beautiful photos-her sweet & sexy gown, all the wonderful DIY details, the men’s shirts…

  • anna and the ring says:
    August 27, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Oh now I really want to have horses at my wedding!

  • Kat says:
    August 28, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I LOVE everything about this wedding – how gorgeous is the bride?

  • Helen says:
    August 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Such old-world beauty about everything in this wedding. I love it!

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    September 1, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Stunning setting, mystical horses and old world charm…beautiful. Did you make the invites yourself?

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    September 5, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Abby…are you referring to what I think were the programs? If so, I am very positive the image was a photograph by the artist James Welling.

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    September 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Love the lavender and green colours!

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