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For fear of cringing, I am one that completely loves Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day to me is never about expensive jewellery or endless flowers (though they’re all nice). It’s homemade, quirky tokens of love you don’t really get an excuse to give any other time of the year (because a mug with a perfectly gorgeous

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I have the most delightful inspired shoot to share with you this morning, Cathrin D’Entremont is at it again and sent through these gorgeous photos of a showcase she put together with the Style With Us initiative. Style With Us is all about wedding professionals getting together to inspire each other, create something magical with

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There’s a new label in town (and they want an Australian stockist!) Update: Studio White now stocks Ivy & Aster! and I just know you’re going to love it! It’s called Ivy & Aster and Ivy and Aster’s brand new collection centres around the story of two girls (Ivy and Aster) who have big dreams

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Groomsmen tend to get a bit overlooked in the present department. Brides usually give a gift to their bridesmaids to say thank you for their support during the lead up to the big day. Groomsmen should be honoured too because they do a lot more than just plan the Bucks Party! Below are some gift

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Welcome to another week dear readers- I’m am AMAZED that is already week two of February, how is it that the year is flying by so fast?Let’s kick off our working with a spotlight on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! We’re working hard to make sure our Directory is only filled with the best vendors out

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Bride and groom on mountain

Mira and KuryToday’s engagement session has a bit of funk to it and a bit of urban style amongst the Malaysian landscape today!Photos today are by Afnan Omar who has captured this session really differently in a visually stunning way.Afnan tells the story of how Mira and Kury met “They have known each other since

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Alis and AdrianThis morning’s photos are something as little different. After their wedding day, Alis and Adrian enlisted their Brisbane based wedding photographer Mary-Jane to take some post wedding photos near the house they rented for their honeymoon. The house, Tteckeba, is located in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges amongst the forests around Olinda and along with

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While the sun is shining as brightly as it has been, I find myself dreaming of balmy summer evenings filled with cocktails, rice paper lanterns, fresh, delicious food and acoustic tunes wafting across the cool breeze.Today’s board plays on a myriad of pinks, oranges and corals – perfect for a sunny celebration. Crayon hearts from

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As we draw a close to another week, I have Sangria brewing and a pile of wedding magazines to pour over. What are your plans for the weekend dear readers?Around the Polka Dot Specialty blogs this week..Funky vintage fabric cufflinks on Polka Dot GroomA Birdy Good Time on Polka Dot WisdomInlighten Photoraphy shares how to

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The first key question to ask yourself is “What would do I want my photos to look like?”– Fun, candid and relaxed, with lots of candid expressions of us with the bridal party enjoying ourselvesChoose a location that is really close to either the ceremony or the reception. Cutting down the travel time means that

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While I was writing the post for Kate & Tim’s wedding, I discovered their gorgeous wedding video by The Bird Collective.You all know I am a sucker for good video and this one? well when it got to the ceremony, I believe I did share a tear or two! This is a 10 minute edit

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While weddings can be really hard work for vendors, it’s nice to know there’s room for lots of fun too!I love this shot of The Bird Collective in the photo-booth at Tim & Kate’s wedding (featured today on Polka Dot Bride)

Kate and TimToday’s wedding is full of the most vibrant colour! They’ve got such a funky sense of style (echoed in the brides amazing jewelled collar, her gloves, the groom’s gray and black suit and their bouquets!) The reception is filled with colour and life and it’s so clearly reflective of who Kate and Tim

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Cufflinks are a great gift for the lads of the bridal party. They’re also ideal for personalising for each individual, like these cufflinks made from scrabble tiles bearing each dude’s initials.You will need: scrabble tiles (I bought mine here) cufflink backs (I bought mine here) superglue Instructions1. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of

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