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It’s New Years Eve! Which means it’s time for our New Year’s Eve tradition of counting down the  most memorable celebrity weddings of 2009! Check out our 2008 and 2007 countdowns here and here.In no particular order, here are the twelve celebrity weddings which left a lasting impression here at Polka Dot Bride…1.  Ivanka Trump

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Real Weddings Issue 16Lovable Bits:– Tessa and Michael’s Autumn wedding on Page 78– Joanne and Paul’s eclectically styled wedding on Page 82– Chrissy and Simon’s nautical inspired wedding on Page 174– Alice and Adam’s sweet country style wedding on Page 219– Cecilia and Andrew’s wedding on Page 29 of the Destination Wedding Special

Peonies & Polaroids: The Story, Part III Twig & Thistle: Sew In Love Classically Modern: A Glossy Wedding Website A $10,000 Wedding: Advice

Gia Canali: Notes Towards A Slow Wedding (Originally seen on Snippet & Ink)A Cup Of Jo: Our Secrets To A Happy MarriageDesign*Sponge: Our Wedding The Bride’s Cafe: Cake Love With Warren BrownOh So Beautiful Paper: Real Invitations- Allison & Mark

fat mum slim: Secrets To A Happy Marriage Brown Bag by Nancy Liu Chin: Ask Nancy $12.99 for Peonies Part One (originally seen on Weddingbee Pro)A Bluebird Bride: Why Wed? Stinkerpants: Sentimental Art Sparkliatti: How’d They Do That? The Art Of The Photo Shoot

Meet the Brockintons from ashley brockinton on Vimeo.Bride Guest Blogger: Christie and Brian from Anna Kuperberg Weddings, Partties, Anything*: An Introduction by Sandi Tighello via Onya Magazine The Design Files: Romance alert! – Guy Shield’s unique illustrated marriage proposalA Practical Wedding: In Praise Of The Particular Keep The You In Your Wedding By Manolo For

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We’re taking a few days off at Polka Dot Bride so we’ll be refreshed and renewed for all of the exciting things we have lined up for you in 2010! There’s no reason to leave you empty handed though, so we’ve compiled a few entries full of great reads we know you’ll enjoy!Check back every

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From our hearts to yours, wishing you and your family a very merry & safe festive season!Photo from Living Etc

This spectacular plant is a shrub or a small tree. In Spring its true flowers appear – these are a creamy white and fairly small. As the flowers are pollinated, the pinky red bracts emerge holding a seed.The combination of the pinky red bracts and creamy flowers in profusion amongst dull green leaves is a

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Before I officially shut this computer down for the year (or try to anyway!), I have a few great things I wanted to mention!We have posts lined up right through the break, so if you’re feeling like some reading or an escape from the craziness of the festive season, be sure to check in! I’ll

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These flowers are indigenous to Western Australia and are its floral emblem, but cultivars are now in gardens all over Australia. The flowers are long lasting when cut and grow on long stems. They come in sage greens, dull yellows, green and red. The buds are long and curved, often opening to reveal an entirely

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These evergreen grassy plants grow where there is sandy soil and moisture, often along coastal regions. (Have you ever seen them growing wild on the coastal plain near Lake Cathie, NSW?)The bells nod their heads on long stems and are quite thick in texture. They form from red and green buds and the hanging bells

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For a bit of Christmas cheer this week, we have a few short & sweet entries on the red & green Australian Natives lined up. First up- it’s the waratah!A member of the Proteaceae family, this is a large sculptural flower, whose name means, in Aboriginal, ‘seen from afar’. And that it is – a

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I love this shot of the dance floor from Ken & Hillary’s wedding (see more here) captured by Sarah Rhodes Photographers. All dance floors should be that much fun! Photo by Sarah Rhodes Photographers.

Today’s couple Stefanie and Robert wanted something different for their engagement shoot. So they ended up in the backyard with a hose and a paddling pool! Today’s shots are by Hawes Photography.Have a lovely weekend! Photos by Hawes Photography