Spring weddings brings Spring blooms and what could be more Spring that wearing a crown of flowers in your hair? I love this look and I love that it can easily be worn at bohemian style wedding with a relaxed gown, or something a little more dramatic piled on top of the head. Keep it simple with small white blooms, or stack roses and big, full headed flowers for something bold.
Being Australian, I’ve never really gotten into Halloween (though the trick or treaters have increased!) I do get a kick out of the amazing lengths I see our Northern hemisphere friends go to with their costumes. It would be so much fun to become someone totally new for a day each year and have some fun with it. I’m guessing I don’t need the sugar high though!
Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.
Mr Boutique is excited to announce their next upcoming Melbourne showcase. This is a great opportunity to see why more couples are naming Mr Boutique as their number one supplier for quality and service. The band will be performing a mixture of jazz and cocktail background music, as well as everyone’s favourite dance floor music; showing you can have it all with the best live band. Please come along, relax and have a chat about your ideas. Mr Boutique live showcase Wednesday 7th November, 8:45pm – 9:45pm. Transit (Transport Hotel, Level 2, Federation Square), Melbourne, Victoria.
Jeanette Maree wedding jewellery and bridal accessories are having a massive one day sale in November where they will up to 70% off their accessories! The sale will be held on the 14th of November at their High Street, Armadale store and will be from 12pm-9pm. RSVPs are essential! Visit the website for contact details.
Zed & Bee are holding a special open day weekend to celebrate their new collections! Held on the 10th & 11th of November in Glebe, there will be plenty of treats in store as you view beautiful stationery! Visit the website for more info.
Today’s film of the week comes to us from Onsight Films, A same day edit for the wedding of Dexter & Katrina, I love the pre wedding interview (I love stories!) intertwined through the story of the wedding day.
It’s been two years since we last did a Polka Dot Bride reader survey and with a big 2013 coming up, we want to make sure we’re on the right path! We’d love it if you could take a little tea or coffee break and help us by filling out our questions. The more we know about you, the better we can curate our content to be exactly what you’re looking for!
We’ll be using your responses in upcoming features, upcoming projects and generally taking the Polka Dot Bride site and blog group to a whole new level.
Surveys can be a bit of a bother, so to entice you and as a big reward for your time, we’re partnering with Palm Beach Collection to give away a decadent candle and scent pack including two deluxe candles ($109.95 each) one standard candle ($39.96) one scent diffuser ($37.95) and one mini candle ($16.95) for a total prize value of $312.75 to one lucky survey participant!.
Palm Beach Collection make their candles in Australia and their range comes in scents that are beautiful for Summer weddings including Vintage Gardenia, French Vanilla, Coconut & Lime and Wild Peony. Each candle is all natural hand-poured soy wax candles and their scent diffusers are alcohol free.
To enter, take the survey here, the survey will be open for two weeks.
To be eligible for the prize, please complete the survey by November 13th 2012. The winner will be chosen by the Polka Dot Bride team and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. If no contact is made within one month of the competition end date, the prize will become null and void. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes 13th November 2012 at 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time).
The weather turned it on especially for Sam and Dave. Sam remembers, “The weather leading up to the ceremony was forecasting possible showers, our wet weather back up fell through two days prior, so we were hoping for the best for our garden ceremony. It started to rain when the guests arrived and as the ceremony started the rain stopped and the sun shone through and it was perfect.”
Sam walked down the aisle to ‘On Melancholy Hill’ – Gorillaz.
Balflower (03) 5983 2203 created the floral arrangements for the day.
Dave wore a three piece suit from Filippa K purchased at Swensk in Melbourne.
Of their photographer, Sam says “He was very relaxed, put us at ease, no posing – very natural. He was extremely excited about the gorgeous Autumn colours on display on the day, which made us delighted with our choice of venue.”
Of their wedding style, Sam explains, “We wanted something that suited our style that is relaxed, with a vintage touch.”
For their first dance, Sam recalls, “We had a detailed choreographed routine, that we thought our guests would fund amusing but we only remembered half of it on the night, the guests seemed to like it regardless of our mistakes. Our dance was to VCR by XX – this is one of our favourite songs. We also danced to the traditional Greek wedding dance and everyone joined in, even the non -Greeks danced to all the Greek songs.”
Congratulations Sam and Dave! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Eric Ronald Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!