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Something I’ve always loved while writing Polka Dot Bride is getting a sneak peek of you, our readers, plans. From your dress, to your bouquet, to the sweet treats, You always blow me away with your amazing ideas so it’s time to introduce our second new column for Polka Dot Weddings – Polka Dot Sneak

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Photo by Vincent Lai from Letter To The GroomsmenWhat a busy week it has been! I love getting back to the core of Polka Dot Bride- writing! Which is why I am so happy to be writing all the new columns we have! Do check Polka Dot Weddings today for the introduction of our first “sneak

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Today’s groom, Wade married Pip in a beautiful Margaret River ceremony. They held their ceremony under the dappled sunlight and celebrated with guests in a simple and fun reception. I asked Wade for his wisdom and memories of the day.Wade advises, “Not sure if all grooms feel this way but get ready for when you

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Image courtesy of Jessica RuisanFor me creating a beautiful bridal bouquet is not so much about the one flower but more so the floral combination – the texture, the rhythm and harmony of the bouquet. I like to consider all the principles and elements of design to create the perfect bridal bouquet. There is, actually, a

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Ash and AshleyWeddings in the most tropical of places are always incredible. It’s like the relaxed air seeps into everybody’s pores and the day becomes a beautiful holiday! Today’s wedding, taking place in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays is one of tropical splendor.Ashley says, “We met on RSVP.  I was getting lonely on my travels and decided

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Melissa and PeterThe thing about weddings in the city, is the incredible backdrops they provide. Not only do you get the amazing architecture, but there’s a sense of history, of stories between the walls. Brisbane’s Old Government House provided a grand backdrop for the ceremony and reception of Melissa and Peter. The classic style of

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The New Zealand wedding we featured back in 2009 of Anna and James was a beautiful one (See Anna and James Part One Part Two Part Three). With the couple’s love of good food and wine, they married in a vineyard and utilised local produce in their delicious wedding feast.Groom James looked particularly relaxed but

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I am so excited today to share the recipe for my favourite macaron on earth- I love this flavour, some might even say (under blindfolds and duress) that I have even been known to dream of this flavor- salted caramel macarons.We have another delicious recipe pastry chef Jean-Michel (Multi award-winning pastry chef, kick boxing champion,

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Crystal and SteveI think a wedding amongst giraffes and zebras sounds like the most splendid way to tie the knot and it seems today’s couple Crystal and Steve got to live out my fantasy- saying their vows amongst the elephants, zebras, giraffes and ostriches at Melbourne Zoo.Crystal and Steve have a lovely story of how

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I must say I feel very fortunate to have this job. Having the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of flowers, in some really creative applications, is a treat. But as much as I may be responsible for getting the flowers there on the day, I must give my clients a lot of

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Rachel and PhillipSteam trains, Australian natives, laughter through the rain drops? That sums up the joy of the wedding of Rachel and Phillip in Western Australia. Their quirky country celebration embraced life and colour and even though the rain made for a change of plans, the celebration became richer for it- with guests pitching in

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Jess and ValThe romantic story of Jess and Val is a whirlwind romance. The couple’s love has only been growing for a short time, but already they have been to the other side of the world, had incredible adventures and are now expecting their first child. Together with Milk Photography, Weddings Of Desire & All

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Kasia and SimonI love love stories that make me giggle and Kasia and Simon share a story that is sweet and so funny. Memories of moments that aren’t created by grand gestures, but rather something that comes from humour and a knowing. Kasia and Simon’s engagement photos come from Kwintowski Photography.Kasia tells their story. “Simon

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Feeling a little peckish? Or perhaps you’re just looking a few Valentine’s Day style accessories to brighten up your outfit? I thought I’d take a break from our gorgeous love stories for this deliciously sweet inspiration shoot from four talented Melbourne-ites!Juli of One Sweet Girl  came up with the concept of beautiful cookies worn as

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Lia and AndyIt’s hard not to believe in fate when you hear a story like Lia and Andy’s. Two people who went to school together, were separated across oceans, great distances while pursuing their own lives, careers and dreams. But then, for some moment of serendipity, they come together again and fall in love. That’s

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