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I recently designed some real timber invitations for a winter forest wedding inspiration shoot. Naturally I had to fit a DIY project in there somewhere. We used these veneer tags as place cards, but you could also use them as escort cards, table numbers or favour tags. You will need: Wood veneer (from your hardware

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I’m a little bit taken with this gorgeous invitation from Little Flamingo Stationery. Shannon’s laser cut design allows you to peek through and see the couple’s initials and wedding date. Each “square” of the tree shows a different season and can be customised with your own choice of paper colour. The blue and green with

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Katie and Sharon What’s better than a Canadian wedding? Two Australians marrying in Canada! Today’s wedding is a lovely mix of Canada and Australia as our newlyweds Katie and Sharon traveled to Canada to tie the knot! (And really, who wouldn’t with those majestic mountains as your backdrop?) Katie and Sharon met through work. “We

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What happens when a world class artist turns his hand to textiles? Colin Heaney has been one of Australia’s best glass artists. His creative skills have led him to own Australia’s largest glass blowing studio and his works are known for his attention to detail and use of colour. In 2006, Colin turned to silk

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We are finally coming up for air after the first Project Innovate event in Sydney. We (Sarah from Girl Friday Weddings and I) were completely overwhelmed by the turnout, the support from the industry and the incredible eagerness to learn and improve from our attendees. We have a lot to share from the event- we’ll

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Sally and Felix Is your idea of a good celebration, a quiet night at an amazing restaurant with amazing company? Mine too.. I also think it just me be the favourite pastime of Sally and Felix who not only had a beautiful marriage ceremony but celebrated with friends over an intimate restaurant reception. Sally remembers

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Dyllen and Wella There are just not enough words to explain how perfect our wedding day was. After being engaged for over a year and after months of tiring, stressful but joyous planning there was nothing I would have changed. Dyllen and I met over 9 years ago and we now have two gorgeous boys.

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I fell a little in love with the new collection from milliner Jessica Beattie, They’re romantic and so vintage inspired that I know so many of you will dream over them like I’ve been doing! Called “Enchanted”, Jessica’s new collection brings together her love of something old – cloches with delicate laces, head bands reminiscent

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My upcoming Rarotongan wedding is not the first wedding I have planned. In fact I got about half way through organising an entire wedding in Central Otago Region of New Zealand. Mr W and I had researched everything, quotes had come and the dollars signs kept going up. The location was my mother’s Cherry Orchard

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These days, more and more couples are asking: “Are paperless (email) wedding invitations an appropriate option for my celebration?” Now I am a little biased, but I think online wedding invitations are a smart, savvy and sophisticated choice. My husband and I sent email wedding invitations for our own wedding in 2007 (supplemented with a

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Claire and John A windy, beautiful Hunter Valley wedding is the flavour of today on Polka Dot Bride. It’s intimate, very special and the magic of Mother Nature made for some beautiful memories. Claire explains how she met John. “We met in November 2008 in London while I (Clare) was traveling back to see friends

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Melbourne bridal designer Mariana Hardwick has released her new collection and it’s inspired by one of my own loves – ballet. Called the  “Ballerine Militare” collection, Mariana’s Luxe Collection is reflective of a ballerina – their strength and control blended with delicate and fragile elegance. There’s touches of dramatic black lace  are an exploration of

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Good morning Dotties! What did you get up to this weekend? Are you ready for another week full to the brim of wedding inspiration? I certainly am! First things first though, our Monday morning tradition of telling you about our fantastic vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is underway! We’re constantly impressed by the talent

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Michelle and Jaime I have such a romantic engagement session for you today, Jaime proposed in a sweet, romantic way and Michelle? She documented it all. Today, along with their dreamy engagement photos taken in Perth by Natasja Kremers Photography, Michelle shares their story. “The necklace was handmade by Jamie from a large piece of

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