Snapshot Sunday – Him

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Karen Buckle

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Daniella and Daniel’s Sunny Afternoon Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Daniella and Daniel

A Sydney park on a sunny afternoon set the scene for the engagement photos of Daniella & Daniel by Skipping Stone Photography.

These two are literally childhood sweethearts meeting as toddlers through their parents and again as teenagers (through a very convenient meeting setup up by Daniel’s brother and Danielle’s best friend)!

They say “After almost 2 years together, they decided to go their separate ways on good terms and remained friends for some while after. Daniella studied and traveled the world while Daniel was finishing off his apprenticeship and starting his own business. Daniella never dated anyone since Daniel and somewhat was ‘waiting’ in the hope that he would return to her. After nearly 5 years apart, Daniel contacted Daniella asking to meet up again. At first (second) sight, their love was never lost and the rest is history. After being together again for over 2 and a half years now, Daniel proposed to Daniella last December down south near the Snowy Mountains in an intimate and personal setting overlooked by mountains and rivers.”

Alannah Rose Stationery Cruise Collection

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


Inspired by the Mediterranean, Australian stationery boutique Alannah Rose has released their new Cruise Collection Spring/Summer 2012. The collection echoes the traditional tiles and patterns of these exotic countries, with the freshness and life of the colours designer, Suzi Waters has infused.

Consisting of three new designs, the range includes the cool blues of the Mediterranean sea and hot pinks of summer.

Each design has a range of coordinating stationery pieces (from seating charts, place cards to even thank you cards). As with most Alannah Rose designs, couples can change the designs to any of the colours on the Alannah Rose colour chart to suit their wedding.

Marry Me Morocco echoes the clear blues of traditional Moroccan tiles. The pattern has a delicacy and the monogram, with it’s whispery curved font, adds a softness.

Mediterranean Muse has a more simple monogram design, but the background is so Mediterranean and the modern striped border (which becomes the focal pattern of the information side of the design) adds a modern and clean edge.

Sweet Rococco smells of summer with it’s sweet watermelon pink and touches of blue. I love the detail of the pattern in this design which reminds me of the intricacy and care taken in traditional hand painted Moroccan tiles.

 Images by Alannah Rose Stationery Boutique

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


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Photo by Gemma Laming from Vintage Country Wedding

Happy Friday Dotties! I hope you had a glorious week, I’m looking forward to a lovely weekend- what are you getting up to?

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. Shoe Crush Sunday – Orange and Pink 2. Real Wedding ~ Vintage Country Wedding 3.Girls Hens Getaway 4. Lavender And Green Queensland Wedding Documentary 4. Real Wedding Film: You saw Tat and Daniel’s wedding last week, now see their film! 5, Polka Dot Sneak Peek – Come and share what jewellery you’re wearing on your wedding day!


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.



1.Meet Hayley and Lina of Tipikata on What Would They Know? 2.Vendor’s Favourites – Bells N Whistes Events 3.A Letter To The Father Of The Bride 4.A Crash Course In Peony Roses 5. Ellen from Studio Something shares her top ten favourite photos of children at weddings


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.


1.Etsy Roundup – Warm Bolero Jackets 2.Tuesday Type – Apricot 3.DIY Chanel Inspired Handbag Invitations 4.Cocktail FridayHappily Every After

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.Marina Bay Sands Singapore – Part 1 2. Outback South Australian Bush Honeymoon


This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.


1. Fancy a scotch while getting your shirt fitted? meet The Shirt Bar 2. Groom Brenton shares his wisdom from his wedding day 3.Scott’s black tie in Palm Springs wedding look.



Around the wedding world this week….


Designer Henry Roth is starting his month long Australian trip for designer days around the country! This weekend he’s in Perth! Check our calender for full details of when he’s near you!

Brisbane brides! The Vintage & Handmade Bride Fair is coming up next weekend! Held on August 12th, the fair will show the talents of over 20 different vendors specialising in vintage and handmade vendors From dress designers to cake decorators! Visit the website to book your tickets.

Oscar De La Renta and Lanvin have just been added to the gorgeous array of gowns available at the Sydney David Jones Bridal Salon. Available from October and November respectively, the salon will be showcasing a select range of gowns from both designers along with the additions of Australian designers Mariana Hardwick and Carl Kapp available for purchase.

For our film of the week I wanted to share this beauty from Living Lens! The wedding of Bec & Adam!