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Lihi Hod Fall 2018 Couture Collection “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

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We’re always excited when we get to share the next collection of Tel Aviv designer Lihi Hod. The 2018 couture collection, titled “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, brings to life Lihi’s love of feminine design with a collection of gowns that are all about beautiful, decadent laces and shimmering beading.

The gowns are classic, they’re feminine, and they’re beautiful – but they’re also distinctly on-trend. Off-the-shoulder necklines sit on unadorned fabric gowns. Layered v-necks of beautiful laces are accompanied by delicate trains. There are beautiful long sleeves, buttoned jacket separates, low backs and even jumpsuits for the bride who wants a completely different look.

The collection is all about monochromatic – the one shade of white dictating the tone – while the designer plays with textures, detail and fabrication to create gowns that will inspire even the non-lace lover to don lace down the aisle.

Lihi Hod ships to Australia by request.

Photographer: Dvir Kahlon / Gowns: Lihi Hod / Styling: Haya Vider / Makeup Artist: Naor Appel / Hairstylist: Ziv Amsalem
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Vendor of the Week – Sarah Aird Civil Celebrant

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Happy Monday Dotties! The festive season is certainly underway and this week we’re toasting in our own way with a little Polka Dot get together! I can’t wait!

When planning your wedding you’d probably like to involve your special people on your wedding day. There are so many ways of doing this, so don’t be afraid of thinking of something different – after all your day should reflect your personality. From the getting ready moments and treating someone special to make-up on the day (even though they’re not in the bridal party), or a celebratory toast, to asking your special people to encircle you after the ceremony – it’s your day. We suggest you also take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for vendors who are keen to help you with your vision for your wedding day. We have Celebrants, we have Styling and Hire, we have Transport and Photobooth Hire – we even have Catering and Wedding Planners! Our vendors are committed to helping you make the most beautiful of wedding days.

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

Celebrants are at the heart of every wedding day, and you can’t but help being inspired by the quality of celebrants we have in our Directory. Sarah of Sarah Aird Civil Celebrant is one of those celebrants, and she loves and is inspired by being involved in creating and delivering a beautiful ceremony that reflects who you are. To get you started she has a comprehensive ceremony builder booklet with lots of ideas, and she is with you every step of the way, across all the little details, to deliver the perfect ceremony for you.

We asked Sarah of Sarah Aird Civil Celebrant five questions in five minutes:

What is your reward after a big working day?

My couch, a Margherita pizza and trashy TV!

Favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere with a comfy bed, a giant spa bath to relax in and delicious food.

What is your most prized possession?

That’s a really tricky question! Probably my thimble collection. I have been collecting china thimbles as souvenirs from cities and countries I’ve visited since I was 11 years old. I have well over 300 of them now, and I’m lucky enough that friends and family have brought them back from all over the world for me. They’re pretty special.

Favourite restaurant?

Sugo Italian Restaurant in Malvern. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, but I hold all my meetings with my wedding clients there, and the staff look after us so well. They’re amazing!

What do you most enjoy about being in the wedding industry?

I get to be a part of people’s best day of their lives – what could be better than that? I’m absolutely honoured and privileged that so many couples trust me to start off the celebrations of the next phase of their lives with a personalised and meaningful ceremony, and I adore hearing and telling their wonderful stories.

Visit  Sarah Aird Civil Celebrant’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Sarah Aird Civil Celebrant is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.

Snapshot Sunday – Just Us

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Leanne & Vincent’s Romantic Auckland Beach Engagement

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Leanne & Vincent

The beautiful Anawata Beach in Auckland made for the most stunning backdrop for Leanne and Vincent’s romantic Auckland beach engagement. With Tinted Photography behind the camera, the duo made the most of the stormy seas, wide open sands and seaside forests to give themselves, not only a mini holiday, but a different setting from what they live in every day.

Of the proposal, Leanne remembers, “We had been together for five years, and last year we thought we were ready to take the next step. So it all happened quite naturally.”

“I love his attention to details, high standards with everything, especially when it comes to girlfriend/wife,” says Leanne of Vincent.

On what Vincent loves about his future wife he tells, “I love Leanne’s sense of humour, selflessness, and for keeping me on my toes (she’s watching me as I write this).” 

Says Leanne of how the couple came to be, “We met each other through a mutual friend. It was on boxing day in 2011, when my friend double-booked to catch up with both myself and Vincent (though not together). So she asked if I mind that Vincent come along and join us for shopping and eating.”

Photographer: Tinted Photography