Back to Top
PolkaDotBride - Australia's number 1 Bridal Blog, Wedding Directory and Advice for Brides
Log In Register

Inspired Memories – Chris

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Ms Chinoiserie

Inspired Memories Chris

After the formalities of the day – especially the ceremony itself and the speeches  – it’s time to really celebrate on the dance floor as Chris remembers from his modern Barossa Valley wedding.

“My favourite memories are all on the dance floor. We rehearsed our first dance over and over in the week leading up the wedding, but when the real moment came it all fell apart. We stumbled around, both tripping over Amy’s wedding dress and laughing. The rest of the night was spent on the dance floor; it brought everyone together. Lots of dance offs and everyone enjoyed busting a move.”

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding111

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding114

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding115Modern Barossa Valley Wedding116

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding117Modern Barossa Valley Wedding118

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding120Modern Barossa Valley Wedding123

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding128

Modern Barossa Valley Wedding129

Images by Scout Edwards of White Wall Photography

6 Heart-Inspired Places To Pop The Question

by | Engagements, Groom


Dana Broekhuizen


This is it fellas – these are Australia’s most naturally romantic spots to propose to your love! Having formed these gorgeous love heart shaped locations in anticipation, Mother Nature is already on your side. Your future spouse will think you are the absolute sweetest for having arranged such a perfect place to ask for their hand in marriage. Impressive, thoughtful, and picture perfect, they really are the most romantic inspired places to pop the question!

1. Heart Reef, QLD: Take a private flight over the crystal blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands and let the sweetly shaped Heart Reef say it all. As you approach by seaplane or helicopter, your soon-to-be fiancé is sure to be blown away by this naturally-occurring formation. Let your pilot know your plans to pop the question and they’ll arrange some extra flight time so you don’t have to rush! Image by Robert Harding

2. Heart of Uluru, NT: The iconic Uluru is a unique destination for a romantic proposal. These lovely formations were etched by wind and water into the rock face of the landmark, appropriately dubbed the ancient heart of Australia. This location offers a beautiful heart-inspired backdrop on a magnificently grand scale. Image by Matt Robertson

3. Fraser Island’s Lake MacKenzie, QLD: There are many companies that can help you plant the perfect proposal alongside the heart-shaped Lake Mackenzie on Queensland’s Fraser Island. Perched high in the dunes and famous for its brilliantly soft white silica sands and clear waters, this loved-up body of water makes for a most memorable and picturesque spot to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage. Image by Jodi Clark

4. Makepeace Island, QLD: Richard Branson always knows how to make an impact, and of course he has done so with his own private island in the outline of a heart. You can stay in the luxurious Balinese-built accommodation set in the Noosa River, even renting out the entire island to yourselves if you please. With many on-island activities as well as opportunities for relaxation, it’s the ultimate love-inspired location to propose. Image by Makepeace Island

5. Killarney Glen’s Heart Shaped Waterfall, QLD: Still a hidden secret along the Gold Coast Hinterland, this crystal clear glen in the shape of a heart is a magical place to surprise your beloved. You do need to get your feet wet to find the perfect spot to see the heart shape, but the short 30 minute walk is worth the experience. Share your love beside this heart of natural beauty. Image by Liz Denehy

6. Hamersley Gorge, WA: A longer walk through Hammersley Gorge in Karijini National Park will take you to the Spa Pool, sculpted by nature to resemble a heart. Surrounded by amazing rock formations with dramatic textures, colours and reflection, you can ask the ultimate question while relaxing under a beautiful waterfall. Image by T-Rex Photography


Swirl divider

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Absolutely designed to melt your beloved’s heart even more, these romantic places top the proposal list!

Groom Style – Andrew

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

Groom in navy suit

When deciding upon his outfit for his modern winery wedding, Andrew decided to follow the theme of the day and chose a tailored look that was very much on trend.

“I chose Anthony Thomas suits for their modern fit, Windsor Smith shoes and tartan bow ties from The Iconic for a bit of fun!”

Black and white photo of groom and groomsmen

Getting ready wedding photos

Groom and groomsmen in navy suits with bow ties

Groom putting on shoes

Groomsmen getting ready

Groom and groomsmen with blue suits and bow ties

Groom during processional

Applauding Newlyweds

Daniel Brannan Wedding Photo

Daniel Brannan

Images by Daniel Brannan

Groom's & Groomsmen's Suits: Anthony Thomas / Groom's Shoes: Windsor Smith / Bow Ties: The Iconic
Back to Top