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Image by Gertrude & Mabel via Jennifer and James Are you planning to wear a buttonhole? While most grooms and groomsmen wear buttonholes, it’s becoming a subtle trend for them to not wear buttonholes, which is a little bit disappointing because buttonholes are symbol of sharing; it’s said that it began when a gentle proposed by

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Lindsey and Greg Andy Collins sent over this simply sweet engagement shoot to share with you today! I love the sweetness of today’s shoot, it’s just lovely, beautiful love. Andy tells “Greg and Lindsey are Brisbane born and bred, and they both loved the idea of having an engagement shoot in the famous Brisbane park

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Rhi & Ryan Adori Studios sent me what looks like such a beautiful afternoon by the water. A picnic (because they happen by the water with good food and bubbles… or they do in my life!) a few fun props (personal to Rhi & Ryan and their loves) and even a bike ride! Rhi remarks

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Penny & Gerald Today’s wedding van only be described as heartfelt (well fun, gorgeous and beautiful fit right in there too I must admit) Penny and Gerald met in the most unusual of ways and have such a story to tell. Penny recalls how she and Gerald came to be. “We met in Darfur, Sudan,

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Image by John Swainston So he asked, you said yes. It’s all happening and it’s so so exciting. My purpose as a guest contributor to the fabulous world of Polka Dot Bride, is to inspire with food, drinks and general gastronomic strategy on your big day, so how about we cut straight to the wedding

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Matthew and Darcie I came to Sydney in 2008 to finish the final semester of Masters Degree. Although I loved Sydney and was open to staying a bit longer than the semester, I can honestly say I never expected to still be here almost four years later! That’s where Matthew comes in.  Matt and I

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Hinterland Garden Party Wedding Photo by Jodie Greck Photography Happy almost Christmas week! I can’t quite believe how fast this month has gone! Today is only a little Friday roundup as I keep trying to catch up on my emails and posts to make sure everything is taken care of before Christmas! Around the blogs

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In the words of Ms Polka Dot herself (via twitter) “The best thing about December is the cherries!”. I wholeheartedly agree, but I’d like to add that cherries, muddled with vodka. lime and mint are even better! So, after a cherry picking expedition with the kids all systems were go to create this lovely yuletide

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Ashleigh & Brad There is nothing like a classic country wedding which is exactly what I have today. There is so much of Australia to explore and Ashleigh and Brad married in the little township of Wagin in Western Australia. Ashleigh and Brad met in high school. Ashleigh recalls, ” Brad and I met through

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Macarons are so decadent and such a treat we had to share the recipes we received from pastry chef Jean-Michel (Multi award-winning pastry chef, kick boxing champion, holder of a Masters in Business Administration, and television star) of Baroque Bistro. Baroque Bistro also offers a full day master class where you can learn from Jean-Michel

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Iris and Andrew In the hustle and bustle of the week, it’s nice to take some time out. These photographs of Iris and Andrew’s engagement by Tealily Photography are quiet and peaceful. They capture love in a really sweet way and it feels like taking a breath. Iris says “Andrew and I met a long

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Belinda and Cameron A delightful wedding by the water is always beautiful to see and today’s wedding had a backup plan, a backup plan that turned out to be perfect. Perfect for Belinda and Cameron’s wedding day. Belinda and Cameron met through a mutual friend while both living in Whistler, Canada. Photos today are by

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Sammy and Jessica As the wedding started to take shape, so too did my handmade projects. The first was the handbeaded belt I created for my wedding gown. Each night for months, I hand beaded crystals and beads onto a piece of silk tulle, the same tulle I bought to create my veil. Using a

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In my favourite wedding movie, Four Weddings And A Funeral, there’s a hilarious scene where Hugh Grant enters the expensive antique store where his true love Andie MacDowell has set up her wedding registry. When he hears that the average price of the gifts is around £1,000 he enquires if there might be anything around

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