I’m Ms Polka Dot, Editor of Polka Dot Bride, Australia’s most loved wedding blog dedicated to “inspiring weddings”.
I live in Australia, and spend way too much time in front of my computer, way too much money on wedding magazines and not enough time eating my favourite things (for the record smoked salmon, cherries, Haighs dark chocolate peppermint frogs and lychee martinis). In 2010 I was thrilled to be named as one of Anthill’s 30 under 30 entrepreneurs.
My love of all things bridal began many years ago. In my younger days I was an avid collector of all kinds of bridal information. As a child, I’d drag my dad to the photocopier and have him help me photocopy my favourite bits out of bridal magazines. I’m slightly red faced about my collection, but throwing them out would be too painful!
A wedding represents so much to me, a beautiful, big celebration surrounding the love of two people (corny…? maybe). Now I’m older and lucky to be part of the industry. I love all the different facets of weddings – the divine couture, stunning papers, delicious food- and who knew there were so many options for a veil?
I’m always scouring international sites for the latest in wedding trends and am continually amazed by the fresh, unique and stylish ideas available. I find inspiration everywhere – gardens, books, a beautiful piece of crockery.
I’m all for doing things traditionally, but admit there’s a slight touch of anti-bride in my system. I believe in making your wedding unique to you and a heck of a lot of fun! I love a wedding where the couple shines.
With Polka Dot Bride, I hope to touch on anything and everything wedding related that may be useful to today’s bride – style, unique finds, fabulous suppliers, with a little bit of fun thrown in! I want to inspire you, to make you dream, to ease the wedding stress and to create an event that is beautiful, but most importantly inspire you to create a wedding that is all about ‘you and your partner’.
Wine lover (and grower), flower connoisseur, genius with words & sunshine in the morning, Ms Paisley is the Polka Dot Bride Sales Director and looks after all our fantastic advertisers while running Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. Ms Paisley loves working with innovative, gorgeous businesses and can be contacted through our Advertising page.
Grand Designs addict, garden lover, most incredibly patient woman on earth and lover of green tea, Ms Stripey is our client concierge and works with our advertisers to make sure they get the most our of their experience with the Polka Dot Bride family.
Cocktail shaker, quick thinker, closet computer nerd, amazing eyebrow waxer with a wicked sense of humor is Ms Gingham, the Polka Dot Bride content manager who coordinates and edits all the content for the Polka Dot specialty titles.
Crafty wordsmith, lover of all things hip and trendy, event stylist, recently renewed vows in Vegas, Ms Herringbone the Polka Dot Bride Creative Coordinator kicks off our creative projects, coordinates special features and manages the Polka Dot Bride intern program
Champagne drinker, literary critic, lover of words and genius with children, Ms Floral is the Polka Dot Bride Sydney Features editor, who covers all the fantastic fun Sydney events, happenings and goings on for Polka Dot Bride
Self confessed Mac geek (without the lining up from midnight part), deliverer of lychees and jelly belly jelly beans, Ms Polka Dot’s computer fixer and king of novel ideas Mr Polka Dot is the one beside Ms Polka Dot every day and the inspiration behind Polka Dot Groom! He also contributes to the Polka Dot Groom specialty blog.
Best cook in the world (especially of chicken soup), deliverer of incredibly wise words, sensible advice and Ms Polka Dot’s own personal hero, Mother Polka Dot writes a regular column on getting back to the basics of marriage (read her words here).
Co-squealer, idea translator, dreamer and lover of all things red & birdlike, Prue from Gigi & Lulu is the Polka Dot Bride graphic designer, marketing expert and Polka Dot Bride Bright Ideas Director!
Wedding speedy gonzales, tech head and traveler of the world Felicity from Metrix Operations is the Polka Dot Bride website manager who keeps the Polka Dot Bride site humming along and makes water into wine (or code into spectacular features!). Anthony, ever trusty side kick and voice of reason joins the Metrix Operations team to code his life away.
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Team head shots are drawn by ever fabulous Brooke Hagel.