Windsor Rose By Claire Pettibone

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Although long admired, I haven’t shown much of the incredible work of designer Claire Pettibone on Polka Dot Bride before, simply because it hasn’t been  readily available in Australia. With the opening of   The Intique & Co. Boutique  in Brighton, Melbourne brides are now able to purchase these gorgeous creations in Australia. So to celebrate, I wanted to show off the beautiful “Windsor Rose” collection.

Inspired by the sweet and simple details of our history, our heirlooms, Claire has used these elements (finely knitted lace, fine bone china, golden lockets) as the basis for the beautiful creations. I love the shots of unexpected colour. The shapes and the detailing, oh the detailing is what makes me fall in love with Claire’s gowns each and every time.

Images by Claire Pettibone

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Vendor of the Week – Goldsmith & Co Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! What a week we have in store for you!

First up, let”s kick off our week with a spotlight on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. We’re committed to filling our directory with brilliantly talented vendors- like wedding florists, wedding photographers,  beautiful wedding venues and talented Stationery & Paper Goods. Our mission is to fill our directory with vendors who go above and beyond for their couples, who want to do something different, who want to work as part of the bigger picture and create something amazing.

Our vendor of the week this week specialises in vintage style wedding photography. Jane is a fashion designer, Brett a photographer and together? They form Goldsmith & Co Photography a Melbourne based (but will travel) photography studio. They want to create beautiful wedding images with a difference (and they capture beautiful weddings to boot!)

To get to know the duo a little better, we asked Jane from Goldsmith & Co Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Gin & Tonic

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Our holiday house in country Victoria.

Favourite restaurant?

At the moment…Albert St Wine Bar in Brunswick Victoria

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

Home made poached eggs with herbs from our garden.

Your favourite wedding story?

How can you choose? They are all so beautiful in their own way…

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

Snapshot Sunday – Dance With Me

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Love, Katie & Sarah

Andrea and Peter’s 80’s Roller Skating Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Andrea & Peter

If you’re going to do the eighties, why not do it right? With insanely coloured clothes, a little neon and of course- roller skates! Andrea and Peter met with photographer, Patricia of creartivia to create these colourful, fun engagement photos.

Patricia explains, “Andrea and Peter are one of the lucky couples who felt in love at first sight. After a short period of time it became crystal-clear that they can’t live without each other and they moved in together. As they both share their love for everything from the 80’s – vibrant colours, crazy hair, records, bubble gum and roller skating – they decided to do a 80’s themed engagement party to celebrate their deep love and happiness. The couple was born in the 80’s and are in love with all the styles we know from this time. They came up with this idea using roller skates and some vibrant-coloured clothes for the shooting. We totally loved the concept and had so much fun with this couple.”

Photographer: Creartivia / Bride's Dress: kuessdiebraut / Hair & Makeup Artist: Premier Hair Gallery