I’m Ms Polka Dot, Editor of Polka Dot Bride, the feel good 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 Mr Polka’s risotto, cherries, tacos, toasted sandwiches, 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 father 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 the world for new ideas and creative takes on old things 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, where I connect with it and I wan to create a space where you feel that no matter what wedding style is yours (classic and traditional, fun and colourful, destination, rustic, urban!) that this is a space for you and that you can have the most incredible day- because it’s yours and that’s all that matters.
With Polka Dot Bride, I hope to touch on anything and everything wedding related that may be useful to today’s couples – style, unique finds, fabulous suppliers, with a 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 heartfelt and all about you and your beloved.
I’d love to hear from you, so drop me a line via our contact page. Our postal address is Polka Dot Bride, PO Box 1404, Darling VIC, 3145
Lover of laughter, handy behind a camera, always on puppy dog watch and city dweller is Ms Harlequin, Ms Polka Dot’s excellent executive assistant. From managing the ever overflowing Polka Dot inbox to creating systems and smooth operations, Ms Harlequin is the one who can make a perfectly organised list out of a pile of mess.
Wedding lover, prolific with words and grammar, sequin wearer, dreamer and baker Ms Chinoserie is our splendid specialty blog editor! Ms Chinoiserie manages all the content on our specialty titles- from working with our writing team to brainstorming new ideas and managing our editorial calendar. Organisation is her addiction!
Lover of all things vintage, good champagne, a pirouette or two and four-legged friends is Ms Rose. Ms Rose appreciates a good wedding, which is lucky because she’s our sparkling submissions manager! From scouting the web for the most beautiful and heartfelt weddings, to making sure everything is in tip-top condition for publication, Ms Rose is our go to for all things submissions and Ms Polka’s email ninja.
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.
Lover of the wedding industry, a passion for digital, traveling around the world with and a touch of Fred Astaire, Ms Millefleur is the Polka Dot Bride sales director and manages all of our advertisers enquiries, bookings and whizz bang projects. Want to advertise with Polka Dot Bride? Contact her here.
Champagne drinker, literary critic, lover of words and genius with children, Ms Floral is the Polka Dot Bride Sydney Features editor, who lends a helping hands with all things Polka Dot Bride Sydney.
New mum, lover of events and weddings, calm in a crises and travel lover Ms Chevron resides in Brisbane and not only covers most of our Brisbane events but is also a dab hand at coming up with creative ideas across the Polka Dot site. See more of her posts here.
Fashion lover, cocktail drinker and city slicker Ms Fleur De Lys is our Melbourne event correspondent. She knows her good bars from her dud ones, her amazing stores from the designer boutiques and is no stranger to being out after dark. You can read her posts here.
Cocktail connoisseur, mixologist and lover of the world Ms Lace attends Brisbane events when she isn’t jet setting across the globe. She’s also petty fantastic at whipping up Cocktail Fridays! Check out her posts here.
Fashion lover, dreamer and always covered in the finest of threads, Ms Filigree is our Sydney event correspondent. Attending launches and parties and getting to the core of it all is her game, Ms Filigree her name! Check out her posts here.
Mr Polka Dot
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.
Mother Polka Dot
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).
Gigi & Lulu
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.
Want a chat? To advertise? To make a submission? Head to our contact page to get in touch!
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Team head shots are drawn by ever fabulous Brooke Hagel.