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When you start planning your wedding there are so many things to think about. Firstly when and where to get married, decisions about who to have in your bridal party … you need a photographer, dresses, suits, hair/makeup, flowers, reception venue, and where to go on your Honeymoon? Some of these deliberations can be simplified

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Kathryn and Jason’s Lizard Island Elopement on Polka Dot Honeymoons Photo by Matthew Evans Photography Happy Friday Dotties! We are hard at work putting finishing touches on our new site so have been a little quiet again this week (cutting and pasting, cutting and pasting!)  I swear though, I smelt Spring in the air this

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Nuria and Anthony Marrying in a Spanish castle sounds like something out of a romantic fairytale – so when this little gem of a wedding popped into my inbox I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. A melting pot of American and Spanish cultures and traditions, today is the wedding of Nuria and Anthony. We

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Tess and Jared A hop skip and a jump over the oceans today to a sweet as sugar Southern inspired wedding that will have you beaming from the sweet details, the gorgeous outdoor ceremony and the trust that the couple have in their faith and the way their wedding day unfolded. The story of their

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Fancy a wedding on a beautiful deserted island? You’ll love the post I have for you today and the premiere of our elopements and destination weddings on Polka Dot Honeymoons! Kathryn and Jason eloped to Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef and had a beautiful wedding for two. Of their decision to elope, Kathryn

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No matter what happens, there never seems to be less of a demand for rustic wedding venues. Finally today I am showing off one of my favourite states (anywhere that has a chocolate factory close to wineries doesn’t have to work too hard to win me over!)  and showcasing rustic, or barn style South Australian

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Rebecca and Brett By the water, by the water.. oh what a beautiful wedding I have for you! The riverside beauty of today’s wedding, the grinning bride, the handsome groom who can’t help but show off his pearly whites and the simple love, is all that I needed to fall in love with today’s celebration!

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Image courtesy of Photocity Wedding Photography The decision to change your name after marriage is a completely personal choice. Before I got married, I was asked what I thought was a very easy question to answer – “Why do you want to change your name?” I answered immediately with “Because I want to take my husband’s surname”.

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Nicole and Dean Such a stylish, urban Melbourne wedding for you this fine Tuesday – beautiful Melbourne venues, elegant styling and a very in love couple – doesn’t get much better really! Nicole and Dean met while studying. Nicole recalls, “We met whilst both at uni ten years ago (Dean worked at the local pub

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As co-owner of Inlighten Photography with my husband Dean Bentick, I get to chat with brides all the time about the planning of their day. From who will be designing their dress, to the reception location, to all the small details of the day. For our photographers to get a thorough coverage of everything, allow enough

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AJ and Mark I can’t seem to get enough of weddings on the south coast of NSW – they’re always so beautiful with their gorgeous backdrops Mother Nature provides and the couples always look so relaxed and happy.  I love to soak it all in and the relaxed but beautiful nature of today’s wedding allows

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Luke and Megan I always wanted a good story to tell for when someone proposed to me. My dad proposed to my mum when she was sick and laying on the couch feeling terrible in her most comfortable pj’s. This isn’t quite what I had in mind. Fortunately the man of my dreams has come

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Australian designer Bowie Wong released his “Paper Cranes” collection recently at Sydney’s Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and in amongst the stunning collection were seventeen beautiful bridal gowns. Growing up in Hong Kong and training in Tokyo, Bowie’s Asian heritage heavily influences his collections. Paper Cranes debuted in a white winter wonderland, allowing the garments to

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I find hair & makeup artists fascinating- they’re so good at what they do and I always end up learning something to put into practice with my own look. Today we’re joined by Sydney hair & makeup artist Jay Jay who shares a few tricks of her trade! Tell me about yourself? What is your

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Happy Monday Dotties! I couldn’t let a Monday morning pass by without a nod to one of our hard working, fantastic Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members! Our vendors are working so hard producing amazing weddings right now and I know they’re looking forward to working with even more Polka Dot Bride readers in the upcoming

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