Good morning! Did you have a lovely weekend? It’s been a big few weeks of developments at Polka Dotty land and I’m looking forward to getting this week underway!

Before we get started into a jam packed week of inspiration, let’s take a peek at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Please take a moment and check out our awesome directory members. We have amazing Bridal Gown Designers, Gift Registries, Photographers, Favors & Decor Accessories & Cakes, just to name a few of the many suppliers who make up the pages of our wedding directory!

There is nothing quite like a brilliant florist and today I’m excited to introduce you to directory member Lavande Designs. Owner Rachel created bouquets of blooms in NYC before heading to Sydney to continue her craft. With a love of chic, sophisticated arrangements, Rachel loves bringing an element of modernity to her designs and oh, her use of colour? Beautiful!

We asked Rachel from Lavande Designs five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

A cosmopolitan… preferably in down town New York

Your favourite weekend getaway?

To family in the country.

Favourite restaurant?

China Doll at Woolloomooloo Wharf

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

Italian eggs at Bacino Bar in Kirribilli

Your favourite wedding story?

A close friend was married in Tuscany a few years ago and asked me to design her bouquets. After realising the flower van in the local village set their own opening hours, we decided to use our creativity and initiative –  by using figs from the tree they were to be married under, wild pink sweet pea with beautiful tendrils from the side of the road, green olives growing in a nearby grove, rosemary and fragrant lavender. The combination could not have been more perfect and fitting.

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