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I recently came across this brand new site called Chip In which I think is a fantastic idea! A way of organising group events where everyone can easily pay their own way for a fabulous experience. Perfect for a Hens or Bucks Day, Chipin.com.au offers many great ideas including Thai massage, group makeup lessons, hot

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Excerpt from Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom “Still,” Morrie said, “there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don’t know how to compromise, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you

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I received a lovely email from Casie alerting me to this gorgeous polka dotted tableware from Rosanna It’s currently on sale and is a great way to dress up any table, especially if you pair it with the Kate Spade design I wrote about previously. Add a touch of whimsy with the elegance of black

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Following on from yesterdays post about beach weddings. The first thing you need is a venue! We’re so lucky in Australia to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are some of my favourite beachside wedding venues, or weddings with a lovely coastal feel. Jonah’s at Palm Beach, NSW Located out

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Style Me Pretty is running a contest to see who come up with the best DIY idea. Send in five photos of your best handmade wedding creation plus a how-to guide and sources to Abby at style me pretty dot com by December 15th to get a chance at winning a $US100 gift certificate to

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I love a beach wedding. The smell of the salt, the ocean breeze billowing through Bali flags, the purest whites or fresh aquas and greens, the sand under your feet, the casual, relaxed feel to it all. Images courtesy of brides.com & theknot

Toni Pearen wed Will Osmond in a star studded event. A plane full of celebrity guests flew from Sydney to Moree and spent the days leading up the wedding with beers in hand playing cricket and celebrating! Toni wore a gown by Nicola Finetti. Pictures courtesy of Woman’s Day

I had a lovely chat in Weddingbee today to Mrs Bee, her husband, Brooklyn Bride and a few other bees- including another Australian who I know only as ‘Aussie’! Further to yesterday’s post, this ‘design a dress’ site was mentioned in the chatroom today. Coco Myles allows you even more flexibility with your designs and

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What a fun way to spice up your wedding dress! I love this pic from flickr user kisluvkis Following on from her Sisterhood of the Traveling Socks Story, her bridesmaid also put them on!

After the intensity that was the 2007 election, I think today calls for a bit of brain numbing fun! Wedding Dress Creator is an online program which lets you create your own wedding dress- create the bride that looks like you and then get designing! Choose a neckline, sleeves and more. You can then choose

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I love a bit of humour in a wedding and have often heard of Dr Seuss’ ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ being used as a reading during the wedding ceremony. I’ve even read of entire wedding ceremonies being written in the lyrical fashion. Marty Blase, the author of these vows, writes: “My fiancee and I

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Alannah Rose Stationery has produced some gorgeous new designs just in time for the warmer weather! I really love the fresh feel of the creations – from flowers and leaves to the stunning detail of lace. I’m particularly loving Latte Lace and Lime Tapestry. L-R Orchid Belle, Latte Lace, Lime Tapestry, Pink Garden Soiree

Obviously, going by the name of this blog, I love polka dots! So I was thrilled to see Sarah over at Toast & Tables do an entry featuring Kate Spade’s polka dot crockery range and some other polka dot goodies. Definitely worth checking out for very cute finds like this:- Toast and Tables have beautiful

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I’m loving the festive season and the  beautiful designs from manufacturers which are springing up all over the place! I especially love MAC and their new MAC Holiday Curiositease Collection has just arrived to compliment their Antiquitese Collection to make the perfect  gift! MAC’s specially designed Christmas collection is simple but beautiful and includes goodies

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I wrote previously about the gorgeous new Martha Stewart Weddings. It has a beautiful colour scheme of emerald & aqua within. I was delighted to see some of my favourite shots from the issue on her website. Emerald & aqua are the perfect summer colours and are a fresh take. Images courtesty of Martha Stewart

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