Desperately Seeking – December

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It’s the final Desperately Seeking of the year on Polka Dot Bride and we have some epic questions and hunts on the go for our readers! Can you help? Leave a comment!

Bride #1  is searching for a wedding location in the Southern Highlands. Her criteria? A large open space suitable for a marquee, near the water and must allow her own suppliers!


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Bride #2 is looking for find some catering options for her wedding (70 guests) in Brisbane, QLD region that is super nice to her budget! She’s open to spit roast or buffet options and is looking for recommendations for economical options that are no fuss and great food!

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Bride #3 is looking for a venue in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula or Southern Highlands. She and her fiance love the style of a winery wedding or country estate but want something with clean decor (ie ceiling draping and maroon carpet are on their no go list). They love venues like Stones Of The Yarra Valley, Port Phillip Estate and Hopewood Estate but those are either booked or unavailable. Do you have any ideas?

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Bride #4 is looking for ivory flats for her second pair of shoes. Any ideas of places to look?

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Bride & Groom #5 are looking for a wedding venue in country Victoria that will allow them to self cater. Their other criteria includes:
– on a budget
– outdoor/garden
– with a place to retreat if it rains

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Bride #6 is a new bride from Melbourne looking for great Northern NSW wedding venues, she’s open to anything!

Can you help our dotties? Leave a comment with your knowledge below!

  • Lani says:
    December 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Bride #6: Northern NSW has so many great venues!
    This site has some great options ranging in Budget around Byron:

    A couple that it doesn’t have are:

    Kooyum range retreat


    Here is another site for venues around the MT Warning area:

    Best of luck with your search 🙂

  • Kendall says:
    December 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Bride #5 – check out Providence Gully. It’s just outside daylesford and absolutely lovely. Very reasonably priced too and Clare the owner is a dream to work with! There’s an olive grove, apple orchard and a beautiful barn in case of inclement weather.
    We can’t wait to get married there!

  • Nikki says:
    December 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Bride #3: Try Sutherland Estate in Dixons Creek, or Killara Estate in Seville East (both Yarra Valley locations). These two venues are modern with clean and simple decor. Views at both properties are amazing and are both reasonably priced 🙂

  • Elyce says:
    December 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Bride #4

    Check out Shoes of Prey. You can design your own!!! They are very reasonably priced, Australian made and just lovely! I can’t wait to wear mine on my own wedding day!! Hope this helps!

  • Ms Herringbone says:
    December 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Here are some of my picks for Bride #3!

    – All Saints Wine
    – Yering Station
    – Montalto Winery
    – Oakridge Winery

    Hope these help!

  • Ms Herringbone says:
    December 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Hi Bride #4! Good idea!

    Our thoughts for Melbourne shoes in ivory would be the following:

    David Jones

    These two always have a huge selection of different makes and designers to choose from in their shoe department. Huge!

    Also, we love for a big selection.

    Good luck!

  • Ms Herringbone says:
    December 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Here’s one for Bride #5!

    We had a similar request that we covered in a previous callout – check out our suggestions here!

  • Ms Herringbone says:
    December 9, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Hi Bride #6 – here are some of our previous suggestions for NSW venues – great starting spot!

  • Bambi Bride says:
    December 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Bride #4 – Check out Kate Spade. She has a whole series of bridal shoes. I wore her Flambe ballet flats last year and they were ridiculously comfy! Best wishes 🙂

  • Ainslie says:
    December 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Bride #4 – you should check out Johanna Johnson for her Audrey ballet flats. They’re beautiful, I think they’re about $180. I’m thinking of wearing mine for the whole day! Enjoy! X

  • Melissa says:
    March 1, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Bride #1- I know this is incredibly too late for Bride #1 but for anyone looking at having a marquee wedding in the Southern Highlands, the hire company YES | Your Event Solution has 2 permanent marquees onsite at GrowWild and Hillview. This link has photos and packages available:



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