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If there are quintessential queens of boho wedding style, the style that speaks of effortless, it would be Australian designers Bo & Luca.

The design team, who draw much of their inspiration from the 1970s have taken hold of 2020, releasing a beautiful collection called “Ophelia’s Memories” and we’re pretty sure you’re going to fall head over heels for it.

Bringing to life that beautiful bohemian style, each gown was hand-dyed in white tea before the team created stunning beading detail using the ancient Indian art of Tambour.

The gowns, which have been designed in the brand’s words as a  “more alluring & sensual approach to bohemian style” are almost ethereal in nature. They featured sheer sleeves, layered skirts which catch the light, tiered ruffles, open backs and high necklines.

But these beautiful details? They’re also designed to be comfortable, easy to wear, In beautifully soft fabrics like silk chiffons and crepe silks, the silhouettes skim the body, rather than constrict or tighten.

If that unaffected boho style is your thing, then let Bo & Luca draw you into their world.

The new  Bo & Luca. the collection will soon be available from their stockists around the world, including Aussies Your Art Bridal and Noa Bridal.

 

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Happy Monday Dotties! We are loving every bit of November!

The Feast Issue is upon us. Are you enjoying all the different feast ideas we have for you? Keep reading this month as we roll out many more!! Check out our Polka Dot Directory filled with talented people who go above and beyond to make your day special. We have Celebrants, we have Photographers, we have Entertainment and Wedding Planners – we even have Destination Wedding Venues and Catering!

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

Photos by Daniel Milligan

At the Collingwood Children’s Farm is The Farm Cafe. With several venues to choose from at the Farm, including the Cafe itself which is simple, rustic and beautiful with views over the Farm, or the rustic charm of The Barn – a working milking barn built in 1895, or a marquee in the Stables Paddock – you are spoilt for choice. Add in catering, which features abundant generous food with shared dining, grazing tables or cocktail menus available. There’s so much to choose from with innovative and delicious fare to tempt you – and the added bonus is that the team also caters in other venues across Melbourne – just ask them!!

We asked Lauren from Catering by The Farm Cafe five questions in five minutes:

What is the most important piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?
Make sure you have fun! I always tell couples to make sure they have as much fun as possible during the planning stages. The wedding day itself will fly by so fast that you really want to make sure you get the most out of everything! The planning process is surprisingly fun and enjoyable, so don’t miss out on this.

Tell us about a hidden talent you have?
I’m not one to brag… but I’m pretty good with tongue twisters.

As a vendor, what excites you about the wedding day?
Seeing the big smiles on the couple’s face. We love seeing how happy they are when everything they have been planning for the past 12 months comes to life. It’s such a special day for the couple and they will be talking about it for the rest of their lives.

What are you known for?
The Farm Cafe is known for creating beautiful events with delicious and abundant food.

If you could choose a song to play for the rest of your life what would it be?
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun.

 

Visit Catering by The Farm Cafe’s pages to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Catering by The Farm Cafe is a member of the Polka Dot Directory.

When we first talked about food trucks back in 2013, they were novel, and barely any existed. But nowadays? Every State has so many amazing food trucks and food carts to cater your wedding. Today, thanks to a month of all things food for The Feast Issue? We’re talking Tasmanian food trucks. We’ve got caterers who honour local Tasmanian produce, coffee carts (just right for cold winter weddings if you ask us) and everything in between.
We’re a big fan of having a food truck complement more traditional catering too – think a midnight appearance by a van with sour cream-laden potatoes and ice cream, or a post-ceremony drink!

Wattlebanks Catering

Wattlebanks Catering offers up restaurant-quality dishes, focused on locally sourced produce – from their food truck. Think local Tassie oysters, Tasmanian salmon blinis, Tasmania fish & chips and even Tasmanian braised lamb. See their wedding service here.

Tangaroa Kai Strictly Seafood

We love the idea of this next truck, Tangaroa Kai Strictly Seafood serves up fresh seafood delights – like amazing fish and chips!

Little Devil Donuts

Piping hot doughnuts is the name of the game for Little Devil Donuts. This travelling doughnut van serves up doughnut delights with flavoured (think salted caramel or chocolate) dipping sauces for your guests. Their machine can produce a whopping 1200 doughnuts an hour! Meet them here.

Taco Taco

Tacos are my favourite so if I lived in Tassie, Taco Taco would be top of my list! This Mexican inspired food truck offers up three packages for weddings and events, including an all you can eat Mexican feast. Chat to them here.

Chan Bao Food Van

Pork belly, tender beef, crispy chicken – the bao options from food truck Chan Bao Food Van are endless and delicious. This food truck focuses on Taiwanese style bao and it does it well (but they also serve buffalo wings and popcorn chicken so your guests get a rounded meal!)

Big Henrys Food Truck

I’ve got a craving for poutine and Big Henrys Food Truck is first on my list to help me out. On the menu is Philly Cheese, smashed cheeseburgers and of course that aforementioned poutine Delish! Meet them here.

Little Bean Coffee

Serve up Tasmania’s coffee by bringing Little Bean Coffee to your wedding. The little truck serves up delicious coffee, chai, hot chocolate and plenty of sweet treats.

Munchies Street Food

Love the idea of Asian style pancakes? Korean fried chicken? Steamed bao? Meet Munchies Street Food. Their tasty Asian inspired menu, which, as they say, goes down a treat with beer is street food street-side style.

Shred Burgers & Shimmy Shakes

Shred Burgers & Shimmy Shakes is for the classics – there are burgers, there are shakes and of course, there are fries. But the gem of this beauty is its silver airstream vehicle. They’ll even serve up dessert- classic icecream sundaes of course!

Turkish Tukka


For something different, Turkish Tukka dishes up delicious Turkish style cuisine. Kebabs, pide, chips, salads and plenty of treats for a delicious wedding menu and a fresh take on your standard burger fare.

Liggabuff

I really cannot understand how a food truck serving cupcakes could ever be a bad thing, especially when it’s bright, AND hot pink like Liggabuff. This sweet van serves you delicious cupcake treats in plenty of wedding-worthy flavours.

Eat Me Happy

Eat Me Happy is the most Kermit of green vans that will add a little brightness to your wedding. Serving up fan favourites like nachos, burgers and even salads. Oh, and they specialise in gluten-free catering, so if you want to serve your guests gluten-free brownies or pancakes? They can help you out!

Sailor Food Truck

 

A nautical inspired converted bus, Sailor Food Truck serves up delicious fish and chip and seafood style offerings. Think fish and chips, of course alongside salt and pepper calamari, tempura prawns, ginseng battered Tasmanian scallops and southern style buttermilk chicken burgers and sticky char-grilled ribs.

Burger Junkie

Burger Junkie isn’t really for the faint-hearted – it’s for the burger obsessed. Three patties are just the beginning for this food truck who is known for their insane burger offerings. Oh, and they also offer up gourmet hot dogs and incredible loaded fries. If a wedding day isn’t cheat day, when is?

Haddo’s Hot Dogs

If there were prizes for bright and beautiful food trucks, Haddo’s Hot Dogs would totally win, This smoked hotdog van offers up your old favourites in a new gourmet way. Think flavours like harissa, with black sesame and pomegranate molasses, cream cheese with dill and potato chips.  Oh, and of course, their take on the classic!  Chat to them here.

Kombi Keg

A bright green kombi fit for your drinkers’ service! Kombi Keg offers up a fun way to fill a glass. You buy the drinks, and the kombi serves them up in style. Chat to the team here.

Mr Burger

Burgers, chips and shakes are always a favourite and Mr Burger knows why, offering up gourmet versions of your favourites as well as time-honoured classics. Check out their function info here.

Silver Bean Events

Serve up our drinks in sparkling style with Silver Bean Events. This silver airstream accompanies the catering team and is pretty enough to take centre stage. The team doesn’t just stop at drinks though, the team themselves can cater your entire feast with three courses or something more casual.

Tassie Sweet and Savoury Stix

When you meet Tassie Sweet and Savoury Stix you need to keep one thing in mind – it’s all about the stix! From churros for dessert to potato twists for dinner – old favourites you know your guests will love.

Kerbside Chippy’s

Good old fish and chips are on the menu with Kerbside Chippy’s. This van offering up everything your love from your local fish and chip shop, along with dressings (chips with sour cream? Yes please!).

Cool Tassie Rolls

We love how Cool Tassie Rolls makes icecream even more fun!  The team craft their icecream themselves and roll it right in front of you (how is that for a little theatre?). You can choose from 24 flavours. Packages start at $149. Chat to them here.

Little Mr Potato Head

Serve up baked potatoes – all gluten-free with vegan options thanks to Little Mr Potato Head. The spuds are Tasmanian, of course, and can be dished up with anything from cream cheese, jalapenos and coleslaw to three-bean chilli.