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We will not wish you joy on this great day, For joy is in your hearts and goes with you Along the fragrant, mystic, sunlit way: We will not wish you joy while love is new.But this is our wish: May you be strong enough To shelter love, and keep it safe from harm, When

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Bel Canto Designs on Etsy creates gorgeous vintage style accessories perfect for your wedding. Marie restores vintage pieces and creates one off beautiful creations out of them! I love the vintage feel (you can see more designs on Marie’s blog).Bel Canto Designs is giving one Polka Dot Bride reader the chance to win a $US75

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I love this polka dot veil from Etsy seller Honeycomb VeilsBut if polka dots aren’t your thing (that’s okay – I still think you’re lovely!) there are plenty of other unique veils for you to try:The Perfect Pair VeilThe Magnificent Seven Butterflies Veil

Melbourne photographer James Boddington of Xiss Photography is giving away a Trash The Dress session including two hours of photography within 50km of Melbourne and all your images retouched on disk. The prize is valued at $650.Contestants must write to James and tell him in 100 words or less why they deserve to win. Full

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I love this shot by Marie Labbancz of Alyssa at her wedding to James (full blog entry here)Photo by Marie Labbancz Photography

Seeing as a symbol of love is the heart I thought it appropriate to share this find with you. Heart is HotThese pretty little creations are made from 100% recycled glass, engraved with the flower of life symbol and it’s own unique number. Why? Heart Is Hot hearts are designed to be passed to someone

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French designer Giambattista Valli is about to launch his debut Spring 2009 bridal collection.The frocks have a little flair which would suit a bride who isn’t afraid to show off what she loves. I love the detail – the pleating and bows, the crinkle in the fabric and the texture! The gowns will be available

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Shasta emailed me wanting an inspiration board for her garden wedding. Shasta is dreaming of vintage cloths on occasional tables, pretty pillows, colourful flowers in vintage teapots and decorations hanging in trees for her retro garden soiree.After seeing the gown Shasta was lusting after (A Sentimental Fool by Rose and Ruby from their Winter collection)

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 The gorgeous team at Bella Figura have come out with a range of lovely letterpress coasters to compliment their already stunning letterpress invitation range. Bella Figura are offering free letterpress coasters on orders over $US1000 until November 30th, 2008. More details hereIn addition, for orders over $1500 they’re offering FREE international postage (perfect for Aussies!)

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Earlier today I shared the first part of the beautiful wedding of Anna & Nathan captured by Sugarlove Pictures. Now it’s time for the portraits and some fun at the reception! Anna & Nathan used the backdrop of Sydney’s piers for their first photos as a married couple. The ceremony and reception were held at

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Sydney photography studio Sugarlove Pictures sent the gorgeous wedding of Anna & Nathan to me a little while ago and I can’t wait to share all of the beautiful details with you!Nathan and Anna met through a mutual friend’s matchmaking. A note “Anna’s Cooking and Good Looking” was given to Nathan, they planned their first

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Here’s some gorgeous ways to name your tables from EtsyThese wooden table numbers are perfect for a rustic or farm wedding –Wooden signs from funkifolkartHaving your reception after dark? Set the room a glow with these candle vases table numbers –Glowing table numbers by StaceysDaisyDesignGo graphic with this bold black and white table numbers –Jumbo

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Ever since I posted about Sarah’s hunt for a barn near Sydney (see the post here) to hold her wedding in, I’ve had countless emails from couples looking for barns for their own weddings.So today I’m going to share with you my barn like finds around Sydney. (This list will be ever growing).Barn from Saltwater

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I found it hard to pick just one favourite from this wedding. There were a lot of details I really loved- but it came down to the bicycle which captured the style of Mia and Johnny’s relaxed nuptials (full entry here), captured by Travis Hoehne.Photo by Travis Hoehne