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Dreamy Wedding Gown Inspiration

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


To celebrate the launch of Feather + Stone Photography’s brand new website, they sent over this divine shoot they recently did to showcase BiBowden Designs latest collection.

I feel like this is the perfect way to end off the week- dreamy, beautiful images!

Photographer: Feather + Stone Photography / Dress Designer: biBowden Bridal Designs / Hair and Makeup: Tracey At The Powder Room / Styling: Suellen from Eske / Venue: Yandina Station
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Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Joel & Emma’s Simple Garden Wedding Photo by Mike and Amy Photographers

It’s been another busy week at Polka Dot Bride! We’re eagerly awaiting Baby Paisley and are buckling down to plan our 2012 adventures at Polka Dot Bride HQ! I can’t believe how much goodness we have to get up on the site before that clock strikes twelve on this year!

On our specialty blogs this week:

On Polka Dot Groom  we explore the White Tie Dress Code

On Polka Dot Wisdom Cindy from Cinz Stylists gives mums who are getting married some great tips

Want to know some new uses for one-time-use cameras from Sharon – check this out in Polka Dot Wisdom

Love Celtic wedding rings? Check out this post on Polka Dot Wisdom by Catherine of Celtic Wedding Rings

Sheer yumminess with our cupcake macaron tutorial on Polka Dot Made from Sharon Wee Creations

A little sneak peak at Renee’s wedding plans in Fiji on Polka Dot Weddings

See Joel and Emma’s simple garden wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

And Carmen and Patrick have a Breakfast at Tiffany’s style wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

On Polka Dot Honeymoons Lolly and Olly are back telling us about their holiday at gorgeous Port Douglas, QLD

It’s time to announce the winner of our Plum Pretty Sugar giveaway! Charlotte of Plum Pretty Sugar judged our winner yestrerday and has chosen the lucky recipeint of the Plum Pretty Sugar prize pack!

Congratualtions to Jennifer B who loved the Jardin Bleu print! Congratulations Jennifer! I will be in touch shortly!

SugarLove Weddings are partnering with Charity Water and giving 50% of family portrait session fees booked before Christmas to the charity.  Check out their blog for more information.

Henry Roth is giving away a dream wedding dress to one lucky bride! All you have to do to enter is fill out his  questionnaire and you ca go into the draw to win! Check this link to enter.


Feather + Stone Photography have relaunched their website with a brand new look! I love the funky feel and their “About Us” page! Check it out.

There’s a new bridal store in town and they’re the exclusive stockists of labels like Carolina Herrera, Elizabeth Filmore and soon.. Reem Acra! Anna Dafonte has opened her Sydney store doors stocking some of my favourite international labels Visit the website for more!

For our video this week, I wanted to share one I fell in love with- a stunning Mexico wedding film shot by Michael Y Wong. I think Mexico is officially on my bucket list!

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

Flowergirl Style From Big By Fiona Scanlan

by | Bride, Bridesmaids, Children


I’ve always loved the designs that Big By Fiona Scanlan releases for the little ones (seriously, why were feather hairbands, sequin capes and tutus not available from funky stores when I was a kid? I was relegated to wearing my ballet performance tutu around the house!) so I loved these fresh summer looks from her latest campaign. They’re sweet and stylish and make great outfits for your flower girls to wear on warmer days.

Summer Sunshine Flower Girl Look

I love this look for a casual summer wedding full of bright colours (plenty of gelato!) The spotted tulle headband is so sweet and the parasol is something a little different and fun to carry and keeps baby soft skin from the rays of the sun.

Sweetheart lace dress from Big By Fiona Scanlan 1. Orange spotted tulle head band by Soonca from Babys Got Style 2. Parasol from Pink Frosting 3.  Silver braided sandals by Petit by Sofie Schnoor from 55 Degrees North

Modern Princess Flower Girl Look

For a modern take on the traditional flower girl look, this little ensemble puts the flower girl in tights and a modern silver colour. Pair it with a fun accessory like a silver mask,sparkly beads around her neck and a really different floral arrangement- full of sparkles!

Floral tutu and soft metallic leggings from Big By Fiona Scanlan 1. Sequin feather mask from Babys Got Style 2. Bouquet from Butterfly Philosophy 3. Silver ballet flats from Walnut

Bohemian Fancy Flower Girl Look

For a fancy, colourful take on a bohemian style. Why not choose a colour palette of sweet summer pastels? A pretty, low hair accessory, a hand crafted wand and some funky tasseled flats bring this flower girl look together.

Very bright 50s dress from Fiona 1. Yellow wood hand carved wand from 3PrincessesEngraving 2. Pom pom flower from 3. Tassle sandal from Country Road

Jen Huang Photography Photoshoot Giveaway

by | Bride, Competitions


It’s always exciting when we get to show off Australia to the rest of the world and today’s giveaway celebrates the joy of it all by welcoming one of my favourite US photographers to the country with a bang!

Jen Huang is one of America’s most loved photographers – her work, shot on digital and film, never fails to take my breath away with it’s sweet, soft elegance and incredible beauty.

February 21-23rd 2012 heralds Jen Huang’s first Australian workshop – to be held in Bunker Bay, Western Australia. The three-day workshop will consist of lectures, luncheons and exquisitely styled bridal shoots.

And that’s where you….. and Polka Dot Bride comes in.

Jen is giving away one beautifully styled shoot and photographs to one lucky couple. Our styled shoot has a bit of a twist – we want it to be customised to you, reflecting your likes, your desires.

We’re choosing one lucky couple to win a personalised Polka Dot Bride designed inspiration concept and Jen Huang photo shoot.

Our winning couple will work with Ms Polka Dot to create a personal inspiration board defining their style and tastes for the shoot. The shoot will then be designed and styled by Cathrin D’Entremont of CD Weddings, including florals from Zinnia Floral Designs, stationery from Dizzy Wizzy Design and gowns from Samantha Wynne as well as many more!

This inspiration shoot will be completely personal to our winning couple executing their ideas to give not only our winners,  but you as readers,  inspiration. The shoot with you and your partner will then be captured by Jen Huang (with all the images for you to keep!) and published on Polka Dot Bride.

To enter, email with your love story and photograph!

Our winning couple must be available for travel to Bunker Bay, WA on February 22nd or February 23rd 2012.  Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the prize. The winner will be chosen by Jen Huang and Polka Dot Bride and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. If no contact is made within one month, the prize will become null and void. This prize is not redeemable for cash. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No responsibility can be taken for lost entries. No late entries will be considered. This competition closes 2nd December 2011 at 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time).

This competition is now closed.

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