Kim and Joel didn’t let rain ruin their big day.

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Kim & Joel

The golden sunsets of the wide open land are enough to entice me to fall in love with a country wedding, but when it’s a beautiful modern Australian farm wedding like Kim and Joel’s complete with the memory of a sudden downpour, dancing in the farmhouse garden and dining under sparkling lights – it’s sure to be one best enjoyed over a cup of tea! Emma Nayler was there to capture it all.

On how they met, Kim tells, “We met through mutual friends years ago and started seeing each other 8 years ago.”

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The bride chose her gown from The Babushka Ballerina , noting, “It was a two piece dress from the Babushka Ballerina, I selected it because it reflected my style, was timeless (hopefully!), and I felt comfortable in it. I wanted something that suited my usual style (for example I never wear strapless clothes, so didn’t want a strapless dress!). I had a great experience with dress hunting, but the decision was hard and in the end I just went with the dress that I felt myself in and that I would be most happy to still look back at in 20 years.”

The bride’s family farm hosted the wedding, Kim explaining, “We had the Ceremony and the Reception in my parent’s garden at “Hayfields”, my family property near Dalby, Queensland. We didn’t have it in a marquee or anything and it was all open air in the garden which was perfect for the casual and fun atmosphere we were aiming for. The garden was absolutely perfect and my parents put an incredible amount of work in to it in the year leading up.”

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Kay Graham officiated the ceremony, which included a surprise downpour! “We aimed for a casual and simple ceremony. It was in a separate part of the garden and included a mix of vintage chairs. We also used a vintage side table to sign our marriage certificates on which used to be my grandparent’s table. We wanted to keep it very pared back so the garden could shine through. We had a downpour of rain in the middle of the ceremony which made it a memorable experience, but the sun came out just in time for us to sign our certificates.”

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“We loved having it at our family farm, our amazing bridal party, all of our friends and family who came together and put in an incredible amount of work, the fun and relaxed atmosphere, and the fact that everything about it reflected exactly who we are.”

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Of their photographer, Kim notes, “Our photographer was fantastic. She was so easy to deal with the entire planning process and was a dream to work with on the day. She made the photographing experience so casual, relaxed and fun and was even kind enough to lend me her boots so I could trudge through the mud in the paddock while getting photos. I think the quality of her work does all the talking, though. She captured every little element perfectly and her photos reflect exactly how the day was.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Kim and Joel! To read the entire blog and see all the pictures visit Polka Dot Bride’s blog page Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Emma Nayler for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Emma Nayler / Bride’s Dress: The Babushka Ballerina / Bride’s Shoes:Kate Spade / Bride’s Jewellery: Samantha Wills / Groom’s Attire: Made With Class / Groom’s Shoes: Jeff Banks / Groomsmen Attire: Spurling Formalwear / Bridesmaid Dresses: Samantha Rose / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway / Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell / Bridesmaid Dresses: Paper Crown / Bridesmaid Dresses: Frock and Frill / Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS /Hairstylist: Katrina Devlin Hairstylist / Makeup Artist: Mirror Mirror Makeup Artistry / Floral: Friends /Invitations & Stationery: Minted / Venue: Private Property / Ceremony Hire Items: Elegant Vintage Hire Toowoomba / Ceremony Officiant: Kay Graham / Rental Furniture: Elegant Vintage Hire Toowoomba / Rental Furniture: Poppies for Willow / Band: Preserve the Moose /Catering: Annie Makim / Cake: Bride’s Mother / Wedding Rings: Hogans Family Jewellers

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Gentlemen, it’s time to face the facts: When it comes to weddings, it’s all about the bride. This shouldn’t be alarming news for you. From the instant you propose right through to the reception you will be on the outskirts of the spotlight.  And then of course, there’s the wedding dress.  Good food and tear jerking speeches will generate some buzz, but one thing’s for certain, at the end of the day everyone will look back and think about THAT DRESS. As gentlemen we wouldn’t want it any other way, but surely theirs something in it for us?  Lucky for you, we have some tips.

Invest in a quality suit. Avoid renting.

Somewhere down the line someone thought it was a good idea to rent a
suit or tuxedo for the big day. If this is you, we don’t totally blame you for it either. After all you’re only going to be wearing the suit for a few hours. However, we’re gentlemen now, this isn’t your high school formal. Seldom does a rented suit fit perfectly, nor is it exactly the type of suit you imagined. Not to mention, if you rent you’ll be wearing the exact suit as someone else wore on their special day.

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Leave the corporate suits for work. 

So often we have customers who will design their suit to be one that they can wear after their wedding day. Deep down we can see some who want to be outlandish and different but fear what others may think. Take a risk because you want to look like you’re getting married, not doing a PowerPoint presentation?

Suiting up is one of man’s finest luxuries. Why should you have to settle for your business suit or off the shelf rental? Be bold, mix things up and jump into something that you’re not normally used to. Throw in waistcoat or a different colour lining! Give your suit some personality and character, we guarantee it’ll pay off!


Let the suit do the talking.

Look at your budget and see where your money is going. This is your big day and it only comes around once (unless you’re Kim Kardashian). You’ve worked hard leading up to this momentous occasion and deserve to feel amazing whilst wearing your suit. We can tailor a bespoke suit to your measurements for a fraction of the big name brands. An affordable but perfectly cut suit will look like a million bucks. Unfortunately the same can’t be said about an expensive ill-fitted one.

Not long ago we walked into a reputable store the other day who were advertising a discount sale on their suits. After factoring in the discount the suit was still going to cost us more than $1000. This suit did not fit well at all. I felt like a complete clown. We asked the shop assistant if they had an alterations team who could take in the jacket and raise the sleeves but we were told that alterations would need to be arranged by us at our own expense. We walked away from the store feeling unsatisfied with the customer service, thank goodness we only wasted our time and not our money.

Don’t cut cost with fabric.brothers suit

A tailor’s magic can only do so much. Even the best tailors need quality fabric to construct a spectacular wedding suit. A baggy, shapeless composition will leave you looking like a prepubescent teen trying on his big brothers clothes. 

A quality cloth, on the other hand, will do just the opposite. Consider upgrading your suit to be canvased instead of fused, improving the longevity and shape of your jacket. Cutting cost now will cost you time and money in the future!

In conclusion  all the wedding guests will be staring at your beautiful fiancé/wife. However there will be a time throughout the ceremony where you’ll steal a few glances from your family and friends and you are going to make it count! Good luck gentlemen, have fun in the back seat but don’t let her walk completely over you haha.

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