There are few pieces of art that fill our dreams as much as wedding gowns, and designer Costarellos is one that will be sure to make your own dreams just as sweet with the modern, romantic detailing as seen in their brand new 2020 bridal collection.

Hailing from Greece the Costarellos design house, now over twenty years old, prides itself on blending the romance of ancient Greece mythology with modern, of the moment styling.

The 2020 collection marries this Mediterranean influence with the details, the techniques you would expect from Paris. There are layers upon layers of detailing, stunning fabrics, silhouettes that are romantic and feminine. There are polka dots, halternecks floral appliques and tiered skirts. Every detail considered, lends itself to a sense of old world charm, marrying effortless with current trends and styling. It’s the kind of detail, the kind of thought, that makes a dream wedding gown into a beautiful reality.

My favourite? Of course, the polka dot blouse, made of French tulle, complete with a bow. I’ll be wearing that one in my dreams!

The divine gowns of Costarellos are available in Australia at The Bridal Atelier.



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Happy Monday Dotties! We’re back for another week jam-packed full of gorgeous weddings!

Are you enjoying  The Green Issue? I’m hoping that we’ve given you lots of ideas that inspire you to go at least a little bit ‘green’ if not at your wedding, then in your everyday life! Now’s a great time to a look at our Polka Dot Directory filled with eager vendors!! We have Hair & Beauty, we have Entertainment, we have Bridal Gown Services and Styling & Hire – we even have Transport and Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering!

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

Image one by Bill Papadinas Image four by Jess White Photography with Betty May Vintage Hire

How does a 70-year-old tear drop caravan pulling up to your wedding venue sound? Not only cute as a button but filled with coffee and the trimmings – even dairy milk alternatives, Pookie May or her brother Pookie Ray arrive in style. Supplying good coffee (yes, we Victorians are fussy with our coffee) Pookie May can also be a cake shop, a bar or a tea house – or whatever else you can think of! Pookie Ray with his good looks is also an asset to your wedding, with his sleek lines – and he could be transformed into a gin or whiskey bar, or he could be commandeered as the gathering spot for after ceremony refreshments. Committed to being single-use free – both the Pookies are also environmentally friendly – no straws or paper cups here at your wedding!

We asked Mary at Pookie May & Pookie Ray five questions in five minutes:

What is the most important piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?
Planning is essential. Mapping out each detail of your special day, and entrusting this with a wedding planner makes it less stressful. We work closely with wedding planners and they know the ins and outs and the do’s and don’ts to make the day run smoothly.

Tell us about a hidden talent you have?
I somehow manage to incorporate ‘Espresso Martinis’ into almost every dinner party, celebration or get together!

As a vendor, what excites you about the wedding day?
I love seeing the individual styling of each wedding which gives me some insight into the Bride and Groom’s personality.
I also love meeting the guests, they are always super happy on these special days.

What are you known for?
It is well known that I love hugs…and Free Hugs are often included on our menu board! I find it fascinating how many people take us up on this!

If you could choose a song to play for the rest of your life what would it be?
SO many options, but I would choose James Vincent Mcmorrow’s version of Higher Love!


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