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A Polka Dot Wedding

by | Bride, Polka Dots, Wedding Inspiration


Now I do mean to be confused (because a Polka Dot Wedding is different to our Polka Dot WEDDINGS where brides spend their generous time sharing their wedding plans and wedding days) but I felt the need to revisit my love of a polka dot wedding. Something whimsical, easy going and perfectly Friday if you will. A chance to hop around the web and scour it out for my favourite polka dot wedding goodies.

Polka dots obviously remain a favourite of mine. From bold and bright, to subtle and sweet, they can add a special little touch to any element of your wedding day.

Polka dot wedding gowns…

1. Daryl gown by Ruffled 2. All For The Love Of dress from Modcloth 3. Sweetpea by Ivy & Aster (available at Studio White) 4.Elope Dress by Sarah Seven (also available at Studio White)  5. Zoe by Henry Roth 6. Oscar De la Renta via Brides (available from Helen Rodrigues)

Polka dot wedding invitations…

1. Cotton Candy Invitation  from  Stelloberry Designs 2. Mademoiselle Polka Dot invitation by Alannah Rose Stationery 3. Polka Dot Invitation from The Print Fairy 4. Harlow invitation from Ruby & Willow 5. Polkadottie invitation from Poppiseed Designs 6. Polkadot Chic invitation from Pretty Inviting

Polka dot wedding cakes…

1. Faye Cahill Cake Design 2. Sharon Wee Creations 3. Alison Louise Designer Cakes 4. The Cake Company

Polka dot wedding accessories…

1. The Spot Bowtie from Webster In White 2. Young Love shoulder length veil from Kristi Bonnici 3. Dotted Cinquefoil comb from BHLDN 4. Soo Ihn Kim Gaby Earrings from Shopbop 5. Ali Limb Petticoat rings from e.getal

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Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Toby and Rosie’s Carnival Wedding Photo by Peter Diakonikolis

Ah I am so happy we made it through the first week of our new site relatively unscathed! We still have a few bugs to iron out and a few features to launch but I think I slept soundly for the first time in a year this week! This weekend is action packed with a certain polka dot team member celebrating her baby shower!

Isabella from Design Me Vintage joined us for her Expert Interview on Polka Dot Wisdom and showcased her unique and lovely bouquets

Nerida from Nerida McMurray Photography tells us about how rain on your wedding day can make for the most beautiful shots on Polka Dot Wisdom

Want to get the most out of your engagement shoot? This Wisdom post is for you!

Alicia from Akimbo shows us how to add a sweet charm to your wedding bouquet tie on Polka Dot Made

Sarah gives us some really inspired ideas for wedding gifts on Polka Dot Weddings- check it out if you’re stuck for that perfect gift

Holli, Tom and their little girl Poppy get married in a relaxed and cosy DIY wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

Toby and Rosie celebrate their fun wedding with a polka dot dress and a carnival feel on Polka Dot Weddings

And prepare to feel polka dottie with envy when you read about Monaliz and James’ Tahitian and American honeymoon on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week….

White Room Events in Adelaide are holding a special event for photographers. A group event where the White Room team style up some beautiful settings, invite you to photograph them while networking and meeting with other photographers. Places are limited so check out their blog entry for more information.

Have you signed up to the Polka Dot newsletter yet? We’re launching in a little while and can’t wait to get you even more inspired goodness into your inboxes! Sign up here.

Finally for our video this week, I have the gorgeous stop motion save the date video from Anitra and Ben (remember their fabulous engagement party?) I love it!


Have a wonderful weekend! See you back bright and early Monday morning for another Polka Dot Bride week!

Wedding Hair Inspiration – Sleek And Stylish Up Do’s

by | Bride, Hair and Beauty


We’re ending off our afternoon with some hair inspiration for the brides who are looking for a sleek and stylish up do! There’s something beautifully classic about a no frills, sleek, straight styled up-do. From a classic chignon to a straight, slicked back bun. It’s the perfect hairstyle for when you want the focus of your “look” to be on your gown or your jewels, but looks gorgeous with a sweet headband or flowers too.


Alice & Adam’s Wedding Photo by SugarLove Weddings

Letizia and Hunter’s Wedding Photo by Todd Hunter McGaw

Edwina and Daniel’s Wedding Photo by Jonas Peterson

Sandy and Ben’s Wedding Photo by Nerida McMurray

Emma and Nick’s Wedding Photo by Lana Bell

Benay and Peter’s Wedding Photo by Sheila Higgins

Vanessa and Chris’ Wedding Photo by Kit Haselden

Nicola and Steven’s Wedding Photo by Michelle Fiona Photography

Carly and Gary’s Wedding Photo by Matt Reed

Elizabeth and Andrew’s Wedding photo by Louisa Bailey

Cassie and Tony’s Wedding Photo by Calli B Photography

Photo from Amy and Jeremy’s Wedding Photo by Natasja Kremers Photography

Are you wearing your hair in an up do? How do you plan to style it?

Intimate Romance Inspiration Shoot

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


Fancy an intimate wedding for two? Just you and your loved one? With a decadent dinner, a beautiful setting and a ceremony just for two? That’s the inspiration behind today’s gorgeous “Intimate Romance” wedding inspiration shoot put together by a creative group of Sydney wedding professionals. The team says “For this shoot we were inspired to create an atmosphere of intimate, luxurious romance within the gorgeous grounds of Bells Killcare. Taking cues from the elegant styling of the venue, a concept of an intimate wedding for two was created. A couple so in love they have left the rest of the world behind to escape and be married. Just the two of them.”

The team behind today’s shoot? The shoot took place at Bells At Killcare. Photography by Milton Gan, styling by Oscar & Ruby, gowns from Savvy Brides, marquees and furniture from Splendid Days, jewellery by Samantha Wills, flowers by Aleksandra, makeup by Makeup By Megan, hair by Tobi Henney Make-up and Hair, Stationery by Rachel Lintin, cakes by Sweet Bloom Cakes, shoes & hairpiece by Cinderella Bella and models were Izi Simundic and Shane Foreman.

“The jewellery that we were fortunate enough to use is from the new line of bridal pieces by Samantha Wills. The perfect luxurious accessories for our bride, the pieces speak to old world charm, romance and glamour.”

“The stationery by Rachel Lintin features a love note and map from the groom to be. Inviting his beloved to a private wedding for two.”

“In keeping with the decadent theme, the bride wore luxurious and embellished designer gowns from Savvy Brides and stunning jeweled shoes and headpiece from Cinderella Bella.”

“The table dressed with decadence for two, features all the trimmings of a traditional wedding. His and her mini cakes by Sweet Bloom Cakes and delicious small sputini plates featuring items from the menu such as cured ocean trout rotolo and fish crudo with citrus from the Bells at Killcare restaurant ensure that this couple experience all the best parts of a wedding. Just minus the guests!”

“TIP: Polkadot bride readers can steal this look by asking their venue to dress the bridal table with luxurious place settings just for them. Couples can source their own vintage plates/cutlery napkins etc (even raid your own cupboards!). This could be challenging to do for 100 guests, but achievable when providing for the bridal party only.”

“The floral work by Aleksandra incorporated an abundance of freshly bloomed camellias. In shades of white, red and pink the same flower was used consistently throughout to balance the use of pattern in the place settings and marquee.”

“As the sun sets on our couples big day they move out to the tea marquee, an enchanting and elegant space built for two, as supplied by Splendid Days. Lusciously draped, this captivating couple’s retreat is a haven for intimacy and romance. With a sophisticated and sumptuous charm, it holds all a couple requires by way of pitted linen ottomans, detailed oak chairs, luxurious throws, variety of stunning cushions and assorted details to complement the colour palette.”

“TIP: The tea marquee and all of the related furniture and accessory pieces can be utilized at weddings as a luxurious, yet comfortable shaded retreat for guests to relax and take in the atmosphere with a glass of champagne!”

Venue at Bells At Killcare. Photography by Milton Gan, styling by Oscar & Ruby, gowns from Savvy Brides, marquees and furniture from Splendid Days, jewellery by Samantha Wills, flowers by Aleksandra, makeup by Makeup By Megan, hair by Tobi Henney Make-up and Hair, Stationery by Rachel Lintin, cakes by Sweet Bloom Cakes, shoes & hairpiece by Cinderella Bella and models were Izi Simundic and Shane Foreman.

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