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Vendor of the Week – Ben Adams Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? I am so ready for a fresh new week at Polka Dot Bride. Last week was an exciting one and I can only hope that continues into the rest of March!

I love starting our Mondays off with a spotlight on one of the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is our destination  hot spot for your wedding vendors. Imagine a photographer that takes vintage style photos? We have them. Florists who create bouquets with interesting and different flowers? We have them tooMakeup artists and hair stylists who can create a look that is so incredibly you? Yep, they’re there! So make sure you check it out and support our vendors who are pretty awesome) because they’re doing pretty awesome things.

Today’s vendor of the week is a talented photographer, one who always surprises me with his beautiful images – Newcastle photographer Ben Adams . Ben captures stunning wedding imagery (and of course, Ben travels too!). Whimsical, beauty is evident in every shot he captures. Different perspectives, interesting composure and and eye for the unexpected makes Ben’s work a truly special thing to look at.

To get to know Ben from Ben Adams Photography a little better, we asked him five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Anything that is cold & ends in ‘eer’.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

My parents place out in the country. I love hanging out with my large family 🙂

Favourite restaurant?

Sushi Bay! (not the best sushi place, but as good as it gets in Newcastle!)

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

About a kg (kilogram) of home cooked bacon & eggs.

Your favourite wedding story?

Mine! Boy meets girl, chases her for 3 years, she moves to France for a year, comes back & falls in love with boy. They get married 11 months later 🙂 (that’s more of a love story than a wedding story, but it does end with a wedding!)

Visit Ben Adams Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Ben Adams Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Overcome

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by It’s Beautiful Here

Kristine and Chris’ River Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Kristine and Chris

This shot wowed me from the word go, I love the relaxed nature of Kristine and Chris’ engagement portraits. Captured by photographer Julian Beattie, the shoot is a little something different- they capture the beauty and green (oh so green) of Mother Nature but also the intimacy of the relationship of Kristine and Chris. I love it when couples are so obviously having a great time together in their photographs, it’s heart warming!

Kristine tells their story. “Chris and I are high school sweethearts and met when we were fifteen years old. Our relationship has seen us through high school, university, moving to a new town in north Queensland as teachers and even spending a whole year traveling through Europe in our trusty campervan called White Lightning. It has been over ten years now and we love each other more every day.”

“Chris proposed quite spontaneously one night in Germany when it become clear to both of us that we couldn’t live without each other and wanted to make it official. Chris and I arrived back at our campsite in Munich late one night and dressed in our finest Bavarian garb, Chris pulled me onto his lap and asked me to be his wife. Through tears of happiness, I said YES! I will never forget the days after our engagement – meandering through scenic Southern Germany and into the beautiful Northern Italian landscape, whiling away the hours just enjoying each other’s company.”

“We’re getting married in March on Chris’ family’s property in Currumbin Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland. Naracoopa (meaning ‘a peaceful place’) is very special to both of us. Chris grew up there with his extended family and we are having our ceremony underneath a Poinciana tree that his grandfather planted when they first built the house around thirty years ago. We have strived to make our wedding honest and intimate, but are also trying to keep it very casual and fun. We’ve definitely focused on the celebration of our love rather than tradition, a decision which will see our friends and family enjoy a Christmas feast style dinner under a beautiful white marquee, followed by dancing under the stars.””

Photographer: Julian Beattie

Irish Boho Bridal Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


It’s St Patrick’s Day and with that in mind, I wanted to share this boho inspired shoot all the way from Ireland! It’s a collaboration between photographer Lisa O’Dwyer and wedding stylist Pearl & Godiva, The theme was “winter still life” but for me, it has a special kind of moodiness, a feeling that reminds me of Ireland.


Photographer: Lisa O'Dwyer Weddings / Gowns, Styling & Hire: Pearl & Godiva / Cake Baker: The Cake Stand / Vine Hair Accessory: BHLDN / Jewellery: Boho and Plume
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