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Snapshot Sunday – For My Girls

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I love this photo of Victoria with her bridesmaids at her wedding to Drew (see more here). There is so much to look at – so many different emotions in the one photo!

Photography by Jenny Jimenez

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Joanie and Tim Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Joanie & TIm

An urban engagement session today from the sunny state of Brisbane! Today’s couple Joanie and Tim were originally headed to a coffee shop but their plans ground to a halt when it closed! Instead, their photographer took them to some unexpected places – leading to gorgeous photos full of colour with a grunge edge.

Joanie tells the story of how she met Tim. “Tim and I met in Uni when we studied the same course together. We were introduced by a mutual friend and 7 months of friendship later (and a few sneaky moves from Tim), we started dating officially. When we first met, Tim would often come over to my house to ‘borrow’ textbooks (I later found out that he already owned them) and we had lots of ‘study sessions’ together.

We’d been dating for 5 years when Tim proposed to me in December last year. It was a special and thoughtful surprise that he’d planned with lots of tea-light candles, fairy lights and many, many photos that we’d taken over the years – in my very own backyard!

Currently, we’re planning for our wedding on the 31st of July this year. Our vision for our wedding is that we want it to reflect us with lots of vibrant, personal touches. Tim and I share a love for things with a slight vintage and rustic feel and we hope to incorporate this into our wedding (Polkadotbride has certainly provided lots of inspiration for this!!). We’ve got a wonderful bunch of extremely willing friends who have helped us with numerous DIY projects, which I’m sure will make the day even more special. We’re very excited!”

Photos today are by Vivid Photography.

Photos by Vivid Photography.

Unveiling The New Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

by | Blog News, Bride


In lieu of this week’s Vendor Of The Week (coming up Monday!), I thought we might show off our wonderful Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members and our brand new directory!

We wanted a directory that reflected you. It has lots of elements requested by you and a few fun things along the way.

Features include

– The ability to add your favourite vendors to your “personalised collection”. (Haven’t got one yet? Sign up here)

– See more images of their fantastic work

– Connect with your favourite vendors on Facebook, Twitter or find their blog

– See the weddings on Polka Dot Bride the vendor has featured in.

– Easier navigation

Plus more new features coming soon!

– New and improved search functions, meaning you can find a vendor who suits what you need.

– Easily find our vendors throughout Polka Dot Bride and our specialty blogs

As always our vendors are our greatest support and allow us to continue producing the site, so please let them know if you found them on Polka Dot Bride!

We still have a bit of tweaking to go & a few little things to iron out but we’re almost there! SO make sure you visit Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and our wonderful vendors now!

If you’re a vendor and you’d like to advertise on Polka Dot Bride, please use our Advertising form to contact us!

We’ll be rolling out the guest contribution feature soon plus finishing off the tweaks on the main blogs! We know some comments are missing but fear not, they’re just stuck on the old site and we’re in the process of transferring them!

Creative Colour – Royal Purple

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


Love it or loathe it – this purple is an attention seeker!

Combine with different shades of lighter purples and magnolia and touches of green

– With soft yellow and grey green, burgundy and charcoal

– With royal blue, navy blue and lavender blue

– With deep teal and pearly grey

– With white, pale mauve and touches of hot pink

– With pale pink and silver grey

– With sage green and touches of deep red

– With magenta and wine colours and charcoal grey

With wine colours and plummy brown

– With saffron, caramel and touches of sage green

– Silver, pewter, crystals, marquesites, platinum,

– Flowers could include pure white flowers of any sort, larkspur, delphiniums, Queen Anne’s lace, sea holly, limonium, violets, dark red leaves, grey succulents, pansies, irises, dark purple lilies, lilacs, hydrangeas

– A champagne coloured wedding dress caught at the waist with an intricate amethyst and wine coloured crystal brooch, bouquets of purple, caramel. champagne and green orchids, pick up the green in the maids dresses with purple shoes for all, black suits for the men

– Magnolia tablecloths, purple napkins, champagne coloured plates, purple wine glasses, twigs, shells purple interiors, pearly finishes on dishes, cutlery handles,

– Hanging from the ceiling above each table, a flower arrangement incorporating the flowers used in your bouquets, on the tables purple candles of different hues, tiny purple and green boutonniere sized arrangements around each napkin

– Lots of glass to add light and sparkle – in plates, glasses, vases, candelabras, chandeliers, crystal drops looped amongst flowers, around lights, amongst the table decorations, mirrored tabletops

– Lanterns hung in groups – metal, paper, glass, hung amongst the spring blossoms of a wisteria covered pergola, or on the branches of a jacaranda tree

– Groups of paper flowers either in pure white, or in your bouquet colours. Hung from the ceiling, surrounding an archway, at each place setting, or even as your bouquet.

– And last but definitely not least – base your wedding theme on violets or pansies – tiny vases of them everywhere you can cram them, tucked into your bouquet, as fresh fragrant favours for your female guests, sugared violets on your cake, cupcakes or decorating your dessert

Placecard from Brides, Sergio Rossi Chi Chi pump from Neimen Marcus, hair flower from Triple7Custom on Etsy, ribbon from Pink Frosting.

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