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Anna & ScottThere is so much I love about Anna & Scott’s Australian farm engagement photos. Nothing really beats those Australian sunsets, golden sun bleached grass and the beautiful homesteads. In amongst it all is a story – a country girl who fell in love with a city boy. Of how they met, they tell,

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Illustration by Sarah DarbyOne of the new concepts I’ve been loving recently is the ideas of gifting a sketch of the beautiful bride in her beautiful gown post wedding. Wedding gowns nowadays are almost works of art and a visual reminder that has a more fashion base than a photograph, is something special the wearer

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Kia Orana!  Last month, Mr Polka and I took a fun trip to the Cook Islands to discover all that this much underrated country has in store for honeymoons and destination weddings. Check out part one of my adventures on the Expedia blogIt was dark when Mr Polka and I arrived at Nautilus Resort, our

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Photo from Nathalia & Thilo’s Whimsical Lombok Beach Wedding by Angga Permana PhotoHappy Friday Dotties! I can’t believe we are already at the last week of January! Time flies doesn’t it? How has your month been? How are your wedding plans going?This Week On Polka Dot WeddingsPolka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about

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Nathalia & ThioNathalia & Thilo wanted a beach side wedding for their special day, so they headed to Lombok and chose the stunning beachside location for their wedding. They worked closely with White Sand Weddings Lombok & Gili Islands  to bring their dream wedding to life – marrying right on the beach and eating and

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To me, watermelon is a quintessential Summer fruit and what better way to consume it than in a cocktail? Today’s watermelon and elderflower cooler is a blend of subtle flavors with a citrus zing! This one is best drunk ice cold.Ingredients:– one cup Watermelon Juice, chilled– 20ml Elderflower Liqueur– 40ml Gin– 10ml lime juiceMethod:Juice a

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I think napkins are one of those things that are so often overlooked yet they can add so much fun and colour to your reception! This tutorial is a simple potato print napkin tutorial and uses those techniques we all learned back in primary school to make something fun and effective to lay down at

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How inspired I am by loose, brightly coloured floral arrangements at the moment? This beautiful Queensland shoot is full of romantic Spring wedding ideas. The palette of pink – from soft peachy pink, to fairy floss pink and the brightest of magenta teamed with fresh crisp white linens and plenty of greenery. To me this

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Nicole & NickCombine a country town, a beautiful garden and the love story of Nicole and Nick and their wedding becomes a story I need to tell. Photography by Sarah J captured their engagement photos (which we featured last year relaxed country engagement photos) and today we conclude their fairtytale with their relaxed garden wedding.Nicole

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Photo from Olive Farm Designs Handmade Bridal Accessories Mantilla veil by Olive Farm Handmade Bridal AccessoriesWhen dreaming over a recent photograph of a beautiful veil, it did occur to me that I haven’t been writing much in my “What’s In a Veil?” series I started some time ago (Check out the previous posts What’s In

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To luxury, &Beyond.Ever wanted to experience an African safari, but was a little concerned about how rough it may be? Push those worries aside and drop those khaki’s, because we have found just the thing.&Beyond is a world leader in luxury experiential travel. Specialising in tours and safaris to Africa and South Asia, they offer 33

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How we met:Before Tinder there was Compare Hotness on Facebook. Several times I clicked that this man in a suit was hotter before I noticed he had a very similar surname to me – just 1 letter difference. Even more coincidental, his name was Jon Gardiner and my grandfather and uncle are both John Gardner’s. We

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Image by Van MiddletonRain, rain go away come again another day – just not on my wedding day!Rain can be a real dampener (pun intended) on your wedding day, but if you are prepared you needn’t worry so much.Some of my favourite images captured at weddings are those that are in the rain. Where the

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Ellen & AdamOne of my favourite things about Ellen and Adam’s romantic rooftop wedding is not the movie screen set up, not the fact they they wed in a garden to honour the homemade “Gin Garden” Ellen set up in Adam’s backyard when they first started dating, but that they chose this rooftop venue because

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Blooms cascading down hair, bouquets spilling over with fresh greenery, this garden wedding inspiration shoot is the perfect reason to love the warmer weather and the blooms that come with it. Kylie Grace Photography  teamed up with Kyla of Pride Models, hair and makeup artist Vesna Obradovic of Make-Up by Vesna and florist Ivy and

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