In a colourful day, sweethearts Lauren and James said ‘I do’. Set amongst the vineyards, the pair chose great friends to help make their day even more special. The Groom James shares the memory that sticks out the most from their beautiful day.

“My favourite memory from the day would have to be from during the ceremony. After the processional we were able to sit next to each other in front of our guests. After being a bit stressed out before the ceremony, it was amazing just to be able to sit with Lauren, hold her hand and be next to her. This was one of the few opportunities during the day that we got to sit alone with each other, and so it still sticks out to me as an extremely fond memory from the day.”



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It was a romantic day under the blue skies of Gilgara Retreat when Tim and Jodie tied the knot. The couple met at a costume party at only 15, but this was a different kind of dress up day! The Bride, Jodie details Tim’s choice of attire and how he ended up in his dapper get up.

Tim had decided from early on that he would like to wear a different jacket to the groomsmen. After looking everywhere, we settled on a light blue slim tailored jacket with a paisley pocket square, crisp white shirt, navy blue chinos, navy blue tie and tan shoes. The engraved cufflinks from our 10 year anniversary were the perfect final touch!


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We are so excited that Melbourne based tailor and Polka Dot Bride favourite Carl Nave has just released his exciting and affordable new project “The Made To Order” range, now available online. The best part is this stylish range is affordable and comes with free shipping Australia wide. Just in time for the Spring/Summer wedding season, Carl has made dressing your bridal party easy and quick with this stunning new line, featuring three of his favourite cuts and styles, the Fiorentino, The Milano and The Milanese.

The pieces can be purchased as separates for mixing and matching or teamed together for a seamless tailored look. Yep, this is a tailor made solution for every man, every wide shoulder and every interstate groomsman not arriving until the big day. Each garment is made of 100% Australian Merino wool and is a light but luxurious super 130 weave.

Read more about the “Made To Order” range by Carl Nave here. Bravo Carl!

To learn more about the man behind the bespoke suit, have a read of our recent Q&A with Carl featured in the Polka Dot Bride Suits Issue here.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s fashion precinct, Carl Navè’s Bourke Street studio offers a unique made-to-measure experience. Combining the art of bespoke with fashion design and textile expertise, each piece is carefully crafted with an emphasis on style, fit and comfort. Born in Williamstown, Melbourne to Italian parents, Carl Nave comes from a family of tailors, and has been sewing since the age of six.