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Kayla & Jason’s Romantic Rainforest Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Kayla & Jason

These romantic rainforest engagement photos from Gabriela Ana Weddings are beautiful – a spot hidden an hour away from any form of civilization suited two nature lovers Kayla and Jason’s engagement photos beautifully – who can resist golden light and waterfalls as a location?

Kayla tells the story of how they met. “We met through a mutual friend at a Chinese restaurant and met three more times through that friend before Jason traveled overseas for two years (apparently he forgot my name so when he would ask his friend about me he would say “so how is my future wife?” Little did he know how true that would be!). We kept in contact while he was overseas and he promised he would take me out to have a coffee once he came back home to Australia. He arrived back home bought a car so he could take me out and called me a week later to ask me out.”

The stunning rainforest location of the shoot took over an hour to walk to, Kayla noting, “We love the outdoors. Many of our first dates where hiking through the bush and camping under the stars.”

On what she loves about Jason, Kayla notes, “I love his honesty and the way he always compliments me, regardless of how I look.”

On what he loves about Kayla, Jason says, ” I love her smile and laugh – that picturesque image and sound that makes everything worthwhile.”

The proposal took place in one of the most isolated parts of Australia! The story going, “Whilst cycling solo across Australia raising money for premature babies Jason (husband to be) suited up and proposed to the love of his life overlooking the Great Australian Bight. Kayla (wife to be) patiently drove behind Jason for 4000kms and could not tell anyone that she was engaged for the 3 days it took to cross the Nullarbor. After proposing, Kayla had to help Jason up as he could not stand from his knelt position.”

Photographer: Gabriela Ana Weddings

Fresh & Fun Wedding Invitations From Off On My Bicycle

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


I am such a paper lover and these new designs from Off On My Bicycle Wedding Invitations certainly tapped into my stationery loving heart. Just as fun and fresh as Leisha’s first collection, the 2015 range of invitations is full of fun designs that have a distinctly fresh feel to them.

Off On My Bicycle works with clients to fully customise their invitations, from creating your own entirely custom design to customising an existing one with your choice of colours,  Of course the design doesn’t stop with the invitation – Off On My Bicycle designs offer complete suites including everything from RSVP cards, envelopes, place cards, guest information booklets to thank you cards and menus.

The aptly named “Botanicals” ties bright watercolour painted blooms and foliage with whimsical type and that much loved element – metallic foil print!

“Eclectic Elegance” mixes a touch of the vintage with modern. Built around bold typography, it’s reminiscent of celebrations of yesteryear – the bright colours just the ticket for a wedding of fun.

“Rustic Chic” is reminiscent of the rustic hand drawn feeling of chalkboard lettering. The tri-fold invitation which appears with white and grey opens out to detail all the must know information of the celebration.

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


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Photo from Good Vibes at The Church of Bang Bang Booglaoo

I don’t know about you, but this week has been one big giant love heart at Polka Dot Bride! We have two new faces, Ms Chinoiserie and Ms Rose on deck, joining the rest of the patterned team and with plenty of coffee, Skype dates it’s been a big sense of getting things done!

So let’s catch up on the week that was – posts, specials news and wedding fun!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more!


 1. Real Wedding Nicola and Leigh’s New Orleans Inspired Wedding

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? Belinda Kirkwood of Byron Beach Cafe 2. Event Review - Good Vibes at The Church of Bang Bang Booglaoo

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1.Etsy Roundup Etsy Roundup – Seed Bead Necklaces 2. Tuesday Type -– Al Fresco

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.


1. Honeymoon Destination Luxurious Pretty Beach House

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wedding trends expo

The Wedding Trends Expo will be held at The Dome, 333 Collins Street on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2015. Showcasing everything on trend, the expo will showcase the latest and greatest in weddings from carefully selected vendors all under one beautiful roof. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the website.

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made with love mens suits

Bridal designers Made With Love have launched their menswear label! Made With Class is all about the guys with their Gold Coast Boutique now not only making beautiful gowns, but also tailoring suits! From Bespoke, made to measure and off the rack the suits, the brand aims to create stylish suits at an affordable price point.

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custom cutouts

One of our lovely readers, Cameo Creation is offering a discount to Polka Dot Bride readers on custom silhouette cut outs! The first five people to book their wedding silhouette using the code POLKABRIDE will receive a 20% discount. You’ll then get the physical and jpeg of your silhouette to be used across your wedding stationery and decor!

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Sydney beach side Jonahs are running a Winter special in conjunction with stylist Lisa Madigan! Hold your wedding in June, July or August 2015 at Jonahs to receive a complimentary overnight stay at Jonahs on your wedding night including breakfast, a Palm Beach Collection collaborative candle, chocolate coated strawberries to your room, rose petals scattered on your bed and a complimentary floral and styling consultation with Lisa Madigan.

Booked packages before August 31st will also receive a special gift. Head to the website to enquire!


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reading and loving


Expert Advice: 7 Tips for Including Your Pet in Your Wedding

The Generosity Experiment

10 Ways to Honor Loved Ones at Your Wedding

DIY Marbelised Ribbon

Destination Elopement Inspiration

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What a beautiful film I have for you of Ben & Rachel’s wedding by C2 Video today! Rachel’s dress caught my eye but then the film? The film itself and the story of their day was pretty darn special.


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