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I’ve featured some really gorgeous bouquets containing Australian natives recently and I’ve also spotted some beautiful ones around the web. So for all the Australian native flower lovers out there, here’s a special roundup post of beautiful Australian native flower wedding bouquets. Beautiful Australian Natives (Photo by Scott Carle Photography) Al & Donna (Photo by

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Two competition updates for Polka Dot Bride readers today! Voting for the top three contestants in our Rock Your Frock With Henry Roth- Win Henri Josef Bridesmaids Dresses shuts this week! So don’t forget to cast your vote for your favourite entry! See the post with all the entries here. Marlo Noel is giving away

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I love this touching moment between Amy and her mother at her wedding to Ana. (See more here) There is nothing like the warmth of a mother’s hug. Captured by Leigh Miller Photography. It’s Mothers Day today! To my own mother, the most compassionate, strong and beautiful woman that I know, I love and admire

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One of the most inspired collections to come out of the latest Spring 2009 bridal fashion shows was Vera Wang. Beautiful colours- greens, gun metal greys and copper. I love the deconstructed look that has such an attention to detail with the bows and way the fabric falls. Images courtesy of Brides.com

I got the sweetest email from Dawn about her twin sister Di’s wedding invitations. Di and her fiance Raphael lived in Melbourne for many years but will marry in Singapore. Di and her husband are both teachers which inspired the school themed invitations. After playing around with ideas, the couple decided on an exercise book

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Bride To Be May-July 2009 Favourite Bits: Page 44 “Delicious Luxury” The Print Fairy white invite with spotted design Page 72 The wedding of Rosalind and Blake (adore the hydrangea bouquet, Rosalind’s headpiece and her vintage style gown Page 174- “Boy Band” fashion spread. Tartan tie with grey shirt and Trilby hat Page 190 “Personal

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Cosmopolitan Ingredients (serves 2) * 150ml cranberry juice * 45ml vodka * 30ml Cointreau * Squeeze of fresh lime juice or a dash of fresh lime juice cordial * Ice cubes * 2 lime slices, to serve Method 1. Pour the cranberry juice, vodka, Cointreau and lime juice or cordial into a cocktail shaker. Add

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For all the lovely Polka Dot Bride jewel lovers, I have a gorgeous giveaway for you today from jeweler Marlo Noel! Since she was nine years old, Marlo has been creating jewelry. She started with her mother’s friends and is now creating beautiful pieces for customers all over the world. Marlo creates pieces using semiprecious

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It’s time for Part Two of Courtney and Todd’s Blue Mountains wedding! Captured by Janine Kaye Photography, the couple had a beautiful Australian feel to their wedding. The ceremony was held at St Peter’s Church on the Great Western Highway in Mount Victoria. Courtney walked down the aisle to a song she’d written played by

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It’s Wedding Wednesday again! I’m excited to share the wedding of Courtney & Todd with you today- there are absolutely beautiful Australian touches to this celebration! Courtney and Todd married in Sydney’s Blue Mountain district. The couple met at prestigious acting academy NIDA doing a production course and married in April,  amongst golden Autumn trees.

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I love the idea of putting bottles of delicious bubbles on ice for a summer wedding. Photo from Brides I’ve long been a fan of the Jones Soda concept and have been quite sad that we have not been able to get the same great coloured fizzy drinks in Australia. I have however found an

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Have you voted yet for your favourite entry in the Polka Dot Bride/Henri Josef Rock Your Frock With Henry Roth competition? There’s 30 entries to choose from and the three entries with the most votes will go through to the final round, where Henry Roth himself will choose the winner! Votes close May 15th 2009!

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The winners of our Marziplanner wedding planning software competition are: Scribbles Michelle Tamara Brooke S Aimee B Congratulations! You have each won a copy of Marziplanner wedding planning software valued at AU$120. I will be in touch soon! Don’t forget to check out the Marziplanner website to download your free trial!

This shot captured by Wildberry Photography of Michael and Brooke’s wedding (see more here) captures their large and lovely bridal party. Photo by Wildberry Photography

I only recently acquired an Ipod (hooray for becoming a person of the 21st century!) and so have been having a lot of fun downloading all kinds of great content. I really love the vodcasts that are available nowadays (it’s especially handy when I miss a TV show!) and have recently discovered Get Married’s vodcasts.

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