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Karen Willis Holmes 2017 Bespoke Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


There are few names as well known in Australian bridal fashion as Karen Willis Holmes and the launch of the Karen Willis Holmes Bespoke 2017 collection clearly cements as to why.

Karen has never been one to shy from sophisticated silhouettes and the 2017 bespoke range, which is described as “focusing on exciting silhouettes” is all about pushing that boundary of classic elegance just a little bit further.

Square cut v neck ballgowns, circle swirl trains, bustier bodices, bell sleeves, fold over off the shoulder necklines all paying homage to on-trend styling, while keeping to Karen’s elegant way of creating gowns for the female form.

With seventeen years of designing bridal gowns, now behind her, the Karen Willis Holmes brand,  available in six boutiques around the world and numerous stockists, continues to stand the test of (bridal) time in a world where trends can truly define a designer’s success.

Bespoke by Karen Willis Holmes is available in stores now.


Photographer: Kas Richards / Gowns: Karen Willis Holmes / Hair & Makeup Artist: Alegra Titus
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Vendor of the Week – Wolf Lane

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! We are knee deep in weddings this week and cannot wait to get the week of wedding inspiration started!

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is high on the list of priorities. The atmosphere will be the first element that attracts you – does it pull you in on first sight? Would your vision for your wedding come to life here? Then it’s time to consider the finer points such as capacity, inclusions and cost. Check out the many Venues we have in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. We also have Entertainment, we have Cinematography, we have Flowers and Photography – we even have Photobooth Hire and Stationery & Paper Goods! Check them out to find the perfect vendors for your day.

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

Wolf Lane is a hidden gem down a laneway in the heart of Perth WA. With beautiful murals on the walls and collectibles galore, the ambience of this little bar is cosy, funky and just the perfect place for a wedding. Yummy cocktails, quirky food stations, a Raid the Lolly Cupboard Candy Buffet or Hansel & Gretel’s Donut Bar add to the Alice in Wonderland fantasy atmosphere that is Wolf Lane. The perfect place for your ceremony or reception to enchant your guests.

We asked Ailsa of Wolf Lane five questions in five minutes:

What is your favourite reward after a big working day?

Cocktails – something fruity and delicious.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere south of Western Australia, where the forest is lush and the beaches are clear.

What is your most prized possession?

My ‘The Fifth’ watch. Whenever I forget it, I feel lost.

Favourite restaurant?

Anywhere that has a good brunch: smashed avocado or French toast!

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

Hearing brides’ unique ideas for their wedding and helping them put it together. Being a part of their big day is such a fun and amazing opportunity.

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

Snapshot Sunday – Is This My Best Side?

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Image by Angie Roe Photography

Jenna & Haydn’s Luxe Twilight Engagement Shoot

by | Australia - South Australia, Bride, Engagements,



Jenna & Haydn

I first fell in love with today’s engagement shoot when I saw images of a clearly very much in love couple dancing below festoon lights after dark. I am a firm believer that lights can magic just about anything up and when it comes to an engagement session, which rarely needs much magic, it adds a little touch of sparkle – as evident through every image of this luxe twilight engagement shoot captured by Israel Baldago.

The shoot take place at the beautiful Mandalay House and Garden, in the Adelaide Hills. Jenna remarking “We let our amazing photographer pick the location, and we just had fun with it. The venue had a luxurious and upscale feel, so we wanted to play with that. Initially, when I first saw the venue, I thought of “Gatsby” so we ran with that.”

On her future husband, Jenna tells “He is kind, smart and handsome. He works his butt off for us, and always comes home with a smile on his face. He makes me feel so loved, cared for and protected, and he can always make me laugh.”

On Jenna, Haydn remarks “She is kind, loving, patient and gentle. She has all of the qualities that I lack, and, while I work hard, I can tell she will be the glue that will hold our family together as a loving unit.”

Haydn proposed at the Botanic Gardens – a complete surprise for the bride. She tells  “We were at a family brunch and Haydn was being extra whiny and distracted – little did I know he had the ring his pocket! Once we got into the car after he made us leave so he could “go home for a sleep” he looked at me and asked if I wanted to go for a drive. I knew then what was happening, and had an anxious car trip to the Botanic Gardens where he made a picnic and popped the champagne and the big question!”

Haydn adding ” I knew that today was the day, and had the ring in my pocket. I was madly (but secretly) scrolling through Google Streetview, looking for a nice tree that we had driven past on a “hills” drive some time ago. When I couldn’t find it, I picked the Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills, literally hours before the event. I’d never even been there before, but how perfect it turned out”

“Israel makes us both feel so relaxed. We really likes how open he is to discussing what we like and don’t like, and talking through his suggestions and ideas. His photos capture so much about us and our relationship. We had so much fun, which is awesome for two people not familiar or comfortable in front of the camera.”