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Christmas in Australia is a special time. Instead of snow, we get beautiful lazy sunsets. Instead of hot chocolate we get cold champagne. Instead of bare branches, we get beautiful native blooms and instead of pudding we get pavlova (except who are we kidding, we’re quite happy to eat both!) This absolutely gorgeous Christmas inspired

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Photo by MM PhotosOver our Christmas break, we’re running a magic moments series from beautiful, real weddings. The Polka Dot Bride team will be back on January 7th with plenty of wedding goodness in store!

A simple black wedge and a pop of colour makes this a gorgeous outfit for those lazy summer afternoons. In case of a burst of chilliness, wrap your scarf around your shoulders and keep sipping on that cocktail. Ahhhhh…Fiesta Nail Polish from Essie / Witchery Grace 1205072 Sunglasses from David Jones / Summer Soft Scarf from

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Bianca and BenA fun engagement shoot with a 1920’s vintage vibe to it! Coming to us from photographer Hilary Cam and set amongst the bushland of the Blue Mountains, I love that the vintage inspiration is there, but doesn’t take away anything from the story of Bianca and Ben.They explain, “Inspired by the 1920s, the

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Yuletide Cherry Mojitos1. What is your favourite Christmas food?This is a tough one, my mother always makes the most amazing Christmas ham but Christmas also means cherry season, my favourite! Let’s be honest, I love that Christmas is just an excuse to eat and be merry.2. What is your favourite Christmas movie?Santa Claus (with Dudley

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1.  What is your favourite Christmas food?Orange glazed baked ham! It combines two of the most exquisite tastes – sweet and salty to create the most intense burst of flavour in your mouth! Also perfect for left over sandwiches on Boxing Day.2. What is your favourite Christmas movie?Christmas movies always bring such joy, reminds us

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With Emerald Green being chosen as Pantone’s Colour of The Year  I thought it only right to finish off our Christmas inspiration boards with this glitzy emerald green celebration.Inspired by the incredible glittering gown, the celebration is of course black tie. There’s lots of sparkle, luxe champagne, luxe detailing on the cake but there’s an

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This recipe is for a cooked egg variation on the traditional raw egg nog. Make it the day before you intend to serve it so that it has time to chill.Ingredients:6 egg yolks3 cups milk1 cup whipping cream3/4 cup sugarFrangelico Liquer to tasteMethod:1. In a saucepan, whip up egg yolks and sugar until they’re light

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Sequin Ball Decoration TutorialWe made it Dotties! This is officially the last Friday Roundup for 2012! I think the past few weeks of posts around the blogs have been the best yet- so much Christmas cheer and joy!The Polka Dot team is taking a little holiday until the 7th of January when we’ll be back

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For his backyard Brisbane wedding (see Sally and Garnett’s Beautiful Backyard Wedding) groom Garnett completed his dapper look with a suit from Hugo Boss. Adding a crisp white shirt, his own shoes and a creative lapel his look suited the formal garden wedding in such a smart way.Photos by Natalie McComas

Candice of Mackenzi Creations 1. What is your favourite Christmas food? Pudding and Custard … I’m not a huge fan of custard normally but there is something about the pudding, Brandy custard and Xmas that just does it on the 25th of Dec for me and my mums potato salad … The best ever 2.

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I am a big fan of the appearance of natural shapes and objects appearing in home décor, and as a result I thought I would design and create my own diy Christmas Tree this year using local native bushland as inspiration. This tree is also great for those not wanting a fake plastic tree, or

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