Michelle Roth Central Park South Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Chantelle – Pleated and draped body shaping bodice flatters this modern classic a line taffeta dress

The relaunch of Michelle Roth’s gowns in Australia has been a long time coming. After all, Michelle designed the iconic (to me!) Maya gown that was the inspiration for the gown I wear in my head shot! Based out of New York, Michelle has been steadily working with brother Henry on the Henry Roth brand in Australia and is now bringing her own designs back to Australian shores.

Michelle has a soft, feminine style to her gowns and designs with a beautiful knowledge of the female form. Her designs are classically beautiful pulling inspiration from the traditional gowns of the 1950s while keeping the modern touches. Vintage inspired laces, fabric placements and lines are all part of Michelle’s collection.

Michelle Roth is available at six selected stockists around Australia – Vision in White, Sydney, White Doves Bridal, Canberra, Adelaide Brides and Bloom, Adelaide, Samantha Wynne Designs, Perth, Raffaele Ciuca, Melbourne, & The Chapel, Mildura (03) 5023 2627.

Endya – Beaded Alencon lace drama with silken fluidity hugs the body.

Opal – Silk organza 50’s classic ballgown.

McKenzie – Chic, modern and fabulous. Luxurious eyelet fabric hugs the body with unique texture and sparkles of Swarovski crystal to show off the waist.

Millie – Satin beauty – simplicity with style

Oakley – Sophisticated and elegant box pleat ballgown with filigree pattern across the bodice and a long hemline

Olivia-x – Silk shantung fitted draped gown caught to cascade.

Odelia – Champagne satin fitted A-line gown poured lusciously.

Noreen  -Beaded lace drop waist fantasy dress with pleated organza layers

Orchid – Dramatic Alencon lace fit and flair dress with sweetheart neckline

Deidre – Unique“satin lace” A-line dress

Ohara – Languid textured lace floats ethereally on tulle

Neta – Chantilly lace romance.

Images from Michelle Roth

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Vendor of the Week – Silver Sixpence

by | Blog News, Bride


Welcome back to Polka Dot Bride officially for 2013! That’s right, the patterned people are all back in their offices this week and we’re ready to kick of 2013 with a bunch of fantastic wedding inspiration!

It’s tradition here on Polka Dot Bride to start the working with with a peek and a spotlight on one of the very hardworking members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! From Cinematography, Photography to Venues and Bridal Gowns! We’re always lookign for fantastic vendors to grace the pages, so if you’re working with one? someone who understands your vision and gets as excited about it as you do? Send them our way!

Take a peek at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and see who you might find for your own wedding day!

Today’s vendor of the week is all about the dress! Melanie of Silver Sixpence creates vintage inspired wedding gowns all hand made to order. Melanie works with br4ides all over the world- shipping gowns across country and across the sea! Everything is handmade by Melanie in her home, so you know you’re getting a beautiful quality gown with beautiful detail!

We asked Melanie from Silver Sixpence five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

I love a good espresso martini… mmm…

Your favourite weekend getaway?

My husband and I love to head up to Mt Tamborine or the Sunshine Coast hinterland to stock up our wine cellar and buy some delicious cheeses – we also love doing a little antiquing here and there.

Favourite restaurant?

It’s been a while since we’ve been out as we are busy with a 1 yr old but I love Lab Restaurant at the Treasury Hotel here in Brisbane – delicious food and such a lovely building. It has become our “special occasion” restaurant and they even catered our wedding reception at the hotel.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

Sunday is family day (well when I don’t get sucked into checking my emails!!) – so we usually head downstairs to one of the cafes for bacon and eggs and a long black to start the day!

Your favourite wedding story?

I really love couples who include a lot of personal touches in their day to make it truly special and meaningful to them, such as choosing to get married on their grandparents wedding anniversary, using pieces of lace in the brides gown from a family heirloom gown, all the little hand made pieces that couples create themselves or taking the time to write quirky personalised vows.

Visit Silver Sixpence’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week.  Silver Sixpence is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory


Magic Moments – Mr & Mrs

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Luke Going Photography

Over our Christmas break, we’re running a magic moments series from beautiful, real weddings. The Polka Dot Bride team will be back on January 7th with plenty of wedding goodness in store!

Magic Moments – High Five

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Todd Hunter McGaw

Over our Christmas break, we’re running a magic moments series from beautiful, real weddings. The Polka Dot Bride team will be back on January 7th with plenty of wedding goodness in store!