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When a new designer comes onto my radar, my favourite thing is to dive into their website and pour over each design. I love to examine the way the fabric falls, the textures, the cuts and the inspiration. Sarah Janks has jsut launched her first Sydney collection and I love it! Sarah Janks hails from

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Before we kick off this week I have two things I need to let you know about! Photo by Jay Eads in the Switchcities QLD Floods store We’ve teamed up with Switch Cities to put together a photography sale with all funds going to the QLD Flood Appeal. We would love it if you check

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Forever in my heart, captured today by Todd Hunter McGaw at the wedding of Adele and Chris (see more here) Photo by Todd Hunter McGaw

Cassie & James I have the most serene engagement session to kick off the year with for you. It’s apt really considering how much we’re all in turmoil at this time of year and the week we have had in Australia. Today’s shoot comes from Leah Kua and our newly engaged are Cassie & James.

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The “inland Tsunami” hits Toowoomba on Monday My head has been elsewhere this week- it hasn’t been on weddings. If you’ve been close to a news station this week, you’ll have heard the news that 5% of Australia was under water during the week. The floods have slowly been moving down Queensland and this week

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Every year, colour masters Pantone announce their colour of the year- 2011 brings the year of Honeysuckle. This is “the” colour that will infiltrate fashion, home wares, design and weddings. What do you think of it? It’s described as a ?A sherbety shade of pink, with a hint of red and orange zest…” I think

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I am always fascinated by the days of wedding professionals – from meeting with the glowing newly engaged, to hand crafting the elements, editing photos and gluing together the invitations. So when Patricia of Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes sent over this ‘day in the life’ video of her work as a baker and cake decorator,

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Jo & Dion I feel like today is the day to don a party dress, grab some friends and spend the night twirling on the dance floor- which is pretty much exactly what Jo & Dion did for their Fremantle art gallery wedding! Jo wore a stunning knee length gown and the couple spent the

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Not so much a DIY as a PIY (print it yourself) today, with an entire wedding stationery suite inspired by this gorgeous event as seen in Wedding Style Guide: I’m happy to present to you Laurel: my first full collection of free printables. I think it would be perfect for a relaxed Mediterranean-inspired outdoor or

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Photo by Jackie Wonders for City Cradle Design I can hardly believe that today is Polka Dot Bride’s 4th birthday. I can barely believe that this life is real- that I get to spend every day surrounded by the most amazing people, the most amazing imagery and the most amazing talent. There are few moments

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Kate & James It’s always pretty special to showcase the wedding of another fellow Australian blogger- I first read the engagement story of Kate & James when a keen reader sent it to me last year (read the romantic proposal here!) and today I am thrilled to share the wedding of Love You Big’s Kate

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Amy & Craig I am so excited to kick off 2011 with a stunner of an Australian wedding – Amy and Craig married in the Byron Bay hinterland. Their wedding is so well, them! Amy and Craig married in Bangalow in an intimate celebration marked with a gorgeous afternoon garden party and intimate reception. Amy,

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Edward and I met in London on Australia Day 2006 at a pub in Liverpool Street London through mutual friends. After getting to know each other we realised we had numerous friends in common back in Melbourne (where we were both from) including Edward’s sister whom I went through senior school with. Our relationship blossomed

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It’s such a delight that I am writing the first official post for 2011. This year is full of such hope and promise and I can just see the twinkling of the newly engaged readers joining us for the first time! Today for our usual fashion Monday, I thought I’d let you in on a

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Oh thankyou for bearing with us while we took a little longer break than usual this year! It was much needed and the Polka Dot Bridettes can’t wait to kick back into 2011 and share all the scrumptious goodness with you that has been filling my inbox for the past few months! But before we

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