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Have you started your entry into Polka Dot Bride’s latest competition yet? Up for grabs are four Henri Josef bridesmaid frocks for one lucky bridal party (imagine the bliss of eliminating the who is paying saga!) Each gown is valued at $375 with a combined prize value of $1500! Click here to see the full

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Welcome to the second part of Lucy and Andrew’s relaxed beachside wedding! Lucy and Andrew’s dog Buddy was a very present member of the bridal party. One long table was set up beside the house on the grounds of Avalon Coastal Retreat and dotted with succulents and grasses. Thank you to Lucy and Andrew for

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Lucy and AndrewToday’s real wedding is so amazingly reflective of the beauty of the Australian landscape that I couldn’t wait to share it. A relaxed beach side wedding which was beautiful in it’s simplicity and nod to the beauty of the surroundings.Lucy and Andrew married last month at the Avalon Coastal Retreat on Tasmania’s East

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Tequila Sunrise2 shots  tequila A glass of orange juice 1 shot grenadinePour tequila into chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Fill up with orange juice stir and pour grenadine on top so that it will sink to the bottom. This gives a great colourful sunrise effect in the glass.Cocktail from Barmano, recipe from FoodaholicGown

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Rachel and Mike’s WeddingHydrangeas are old fashioned flowers often found in our grandmother’s gardens during our childhoods, but becoming more popular today because of their gorgeous colours. In hues of blue, mauve, pink and white with many smaller flowers forming a much larger round ‘mop-head’ they lend themselves to a variety of uses for a

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Love this shot of the boys at Marty and Bethany’s wedding (see more here) captured by Linda Truong Photo by Linda Truong

We all know Australian Catherine Martin is talented with costumes- she’s won Oscars for it after all (Moulin Rouge anyone?). But this dress that Sasha at Sparkliatti posted is amazing!See more of Alesia and Charles’ wedding here, here and here by Alisha Brook Photography via SparkliattiIt’s no surprise that I also adore Catherine’s new range

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When I visited Georg Jensen in January I knew nothing about Vivianna Torun. During my visit I was introduced to the story of this amazing woman and the beauty she created with her jewels.Mobius Bangle- The Mobius Bangle echos the figure of eight that Vivianna Torun was so enchanted by.Born in 1927, Vivianna Torun became

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Today’s cocktail is an old favourite. The mysterious and strong Black Russian!30ml vodka 30ml Kahlua coffee liqueurMIXOLOGY: Shake the vodka and Kahlua together over ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.Black Russian from Barmano Recipe via Cocktails.com.auBlack Russian – a delicious cocktail made from vodka and a coffee flavoured liqueur such as

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I’m pleased to announce the winner of the Beckoning Designs competition is Kelly with comment #3.Congratulations Kelly! I will be in touch soon with more details for you! Check out Beckoning Designs for more beautiful handmade guest books!

Today I have another ‘too good to be true’ competition instore for you!Henry from Henri Josef by Henry Roth has been a busy bee since we last saw him on Polka Dot Bride. Apart from his busy life as a bridal designer, he’s wrapped up Series One of Project Runway Australia and is ready for

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A few little tid bits happening in the wedding world you might like to know aboutIf you’re in Atlanta  The Not Wedding is on again!On April 5th, The “not” wedding will be staged by vendors including Joy Thigpen(who styled the wedding on the cover of the current Southern Weddings Magazine), planned by Ashley Baber photographed

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I love the idea of putting flowergirls in something completely funky and different (and what little girl wouldn’t like one of these? or big girl for that matter!)Princess Ratbag is an Australian business creating funky, colourful pettiskirts! Founded by Candice Collins, Princess Ratbag is Australian born and bred and named after Candice’s two little girls.Princess

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I love this shot by One Love Photo at Lyndsay and Jason’s wedding. A peaceful moment caught in time, with the magic of the city behind them.Photo by One Love Photo