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    Gum Gully Farm


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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
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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

Happy Monday Dotties! Hasn’t it been lovely spending more time outdoors with the longer days? The sunshine is creeping into our winter bones and we’re loving it!

Are you enjoying our Whitsundays Issue? Dreaming of a tropical paradise for your honeymoon – the Whitsundays is right on our doorstep  – and the best bit? No long haul flights and also us Aussies supporting the beautiful local attractions we have right here! We suggest you use our Honeymoon Directory to view our many talented vendors! We have Destination Wedding Venues, we have Destination Wedding Planners, and over in our other Directory we have Celebrants, and Bridesmaid Gowns – we even have Photographers and Styling & Hire! We have a wonderful enthusiastic bunch of vendors in our Directories – all willing to assist you.

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

Photo one by Bonavita Photography, Photo two by Christian Marc Photography Photo three by Shot from the Heart

Set on 40 acres of stunning scenery Gum Gully Farm could just be the perfect country location for your wedding. Rustic mud-brick buildings, filled with old artifacts, and recycled timbers create a cosy atmosphere. Acres of land for photo opportunities dotted with deer and wildlife and rustic buildings team up with ceremony locations such as the sunken garden, under the kiwifruit vines, the Windmill Chapel or the lawn. Catering and BYO option for alcohol and a B&B for the bridal couple adds to the wedding fun of this gorgeous farm.

We asked Sue of Gum Gully Farm five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite reward after a big working day?

A glass of wine and a nice hot bath.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

A trip to the country.

What is your most prized possession?


Favourite restaurant?

Copperfields in Olinda.

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

Meeting lots of interesting people from all around the world.


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