Not that we’re biased, but we’re pretty sure there must be something in the Australian water when it comes to wedding gown design because we’re pretty darn good at creating gowns that are beyond beautiful.

Today, Australian designer Madi Lane graces with her brand new “Riviera” collection, the Australian designer, who dreams to design for brides who “don’t seek to be like those who have come before”. The “Riviera” collection filled with beautiful, dreamy light filled skirts, designed floral laces, French Chantilly and beautiful lightweight tulles. It’s a collection that is utterly romantic, utterly feminine and complete with twenty-four show-stopping pieces. The gowns are classic silhouettes redesigned to be on trend and of the moment, with just a little touch of all that one dreams of.

Byron Bay designed, the Madi Lane design team draws their inspiration from fashion, from art, from the brides they meet and the brides they wish to dress. They seek to empower brides to walk down the aisle in their own confident style.

And of course, with a dreamy sense of romance in each gown, the setting to show them off had a lot to live up to – the team choosing a 14th Century French village to evoke just the right sense of magic.

The Madi lane “Riviera” collection is available at Madi Lane stockists now.


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Happy Monday Dotties!  Pots of tea at the ready, let’s get into a heavy week of planning all things wedding.

With planning your wedding in full swing now is the time to call in as much help as you can find. Perhaps you have a tight knit team of family and friends to help, or are considering calling in the professionals. Our Polka Dot Directory filled with our great vendors who are keen to assist you!! We have Bridesmaid Gowns, we have Flowers, we have Jewellery and Transport – we even have Venues and Menswear!

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For most brides the moment when the perfect gown is found, is the moment they remember as realising this truly is for real – “I’m actually getting married”! So making sure that moment is magic is important to Carol and her team at Designer Bridal House. This Melbourne bridal house is the stockist for Claire Pettibone, Studio Levana, Erin Clare Couture, Watters and more, with sizes ranging from 4 to 28 to accommodate a wide range of body shapes. With alterations available to individualise your gown to neckline and sleeves, adding beading or removing straps, you’ll be able to find the gown of your dreams with a minimum of fuss. It’s an experience that you’ll always treasure!

We asked Carol from Designer Bridal House five questions in five minutes:

What is the most important piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?
We know that planning for a wedding can be stressful, but it can also be fun – if you want it to be! Get your partner involved and plan together! There are really no rules when it comes to weddings. Just think of it as the biggest combined party of your lifetime – so you should enjoy every single minute of it!

Tell us about a hidden talent you have?
I can sing! Might possibly be a good wedding singer?

As a vendor, what excites you about the wedding day?
Seeing our brides wearing our wedding dresses and looking like perfection.

What are you known for?
Knowing what a bride wants, even if she doesn’t know what she is looking for!

If you could choose a song to play for the rest of your life what would it be?
‘Even when you’re sleeping’ by Leonardo’s bride (huh…bride!)

Visit Designer Bridal House’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Designer Bridal House is a member of the Polka Dot Directory.

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The below wedding vendors made this magic happen and are an approved part of the Polka Dot Directory. Visit their portfolios to learn more and enquire about their services!