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Snapshot Sunday – Red Lips

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Daniel K Cheung

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Jasmin and Kerry’s Vintage Style Love Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Jasmin & Kerry

A sweet vintage style love shoot today! If you’re going to use props in your shoot with your loved one,  I’m a big fan of using things in shoots that mean something to you. If you’re travelers, maps & globes might hold a special place, or postcards from your trips. If you’re an active couple you might take your bikes out, if you’re foodies why not set up your shoot at home with a great bottle of wine while cooking?

Today’s couple are very much into vintage – that’s their thing and that’s what they love! Leisa, our photographer from White Fluffy Cloud Photography says “Kerry and Jasmin were high school sweethearts and have been inseparable since they were just 16. Kerry proposed atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge on a school excursion! They share a love of all things vintage and vegan and wanted a special shoot to capture their relationship and to use on their stationary that involved all of their favourite things.”

Photos by White Fluffy Cloud Photography

Yulia Brodskaya Paper Art

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


I have a love of beautiful paper and what I have for you today is nothing short of art! Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian born paper artist who creates the most stunning paper creations.

I remember growing up I had my own quilling tool and thought it was pretty fancy to curl a flower or a leaf – but these works by Yulia leave me, quite simply, for dead. The graduating colours, the perfect curves and incredible typography.

Yulia has a background in all kinds of paper art – she’s studied origami, textile painting and collage in the UK and eventually pulled together her loves (typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects) to create amazing projects for brands around the world- you might even recognise her work from a Myer campaign a few years ago.

Paper is one of the starting points for a wedding celebration and Yulia’s work gives such an inspiration jump off point for the ways you can incorporate it differently into your own wedding stationery.

Images by Yulia Brodskaya

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Michelle and Brad’s high tea wedding Photo by  Michelle-Leigh Photography

Ah! The end of another long week! We have a big weekend planned for Polka Do Bride and I’ve been waiting for this time for what feels like forever! Apart from that, I have a big weekend personally planned! What are you up to friends?

On Polka Dot Groom, Georg Jensen launched a new collection of stunning watches.

On Polka Dot Wisdom, first up we interviewed the lovely Sarah & Andrew of Follan Photography

Janelle from The Pretty Paper Co shares the gorgeousness that was the Perth Wedding Upmarket also on Wisdom

Petal & Pod share some gorgeous spring inspiration on Polka Dot Wisdom

The gorgeous Mel from Paperklip shared the sweetest paper tutorial this week on Polka Dot Made

After  a New York proposal, Michael and Bec held their fun engagement party in Brisbane- join Bec in kicking off her wedding plans on Polka Dot Weddings!

Photographer Michelle Leigh married Brad is a gorgeous high tea style wedding at Tomago House also on Polka Dot Weddings.

Finally, over on Polka Dot Honeymoons- I’ve been on a Maldives kick lately and this week profiled Cocoa Island- divine!

Around the wedding world this week…

The Hello Blossoms team have chosen a winner for their Polka Dot Bride $500 flower giveaway! The  bouquets above are the top three as chosen by Polka Dot Bride readers (you love pink peonies, which is lucky because I do too!)

Congratulations to Sophie W with her entry. “I can’t go past the pink peony bouquet as my favourite! Its simplicity and elegance is so perfect, plus I love how fluffy and soft the flowers look! The different pinks work together so well and it helps to show off each of the beautiful flowers. This is without a doubt my dream wedding bouquet” I will be in touch soon and cannot wait to see your gorgeous wedding flowers!

Photo via Vogue

A big congratulations to the talented Johanna Johnson who dressed Christina Hendricks at the Emmys this week!

Johanna is also about to launch her new online store but in the meantime, to celebrate the Emmys, if you enter JJPROMOTION at checkout in the temporary store, you will receive 10% off any order.

I woke up at 3am this week to be a part of a special sneak peek of the brand new Colin Cowie website and boy, was it worth it!

The website. launching October 16th is jam packed full of amazing inspiration for brides on any budget produced by Colin and his amazing team. Not only that but you can share your inspiration from any website (including his!) with your friends and family (and even group people so some are able to see the dress inspiration but your groom isn’t!). You can even take photos while you’re out and about to add to your collection!

What I love most about the site is the importance Colin places on the groom’s role. I am so tired of seeing the groom treated as an accessory instead of a thinking, feeling human being who is as involved in the wedding as the bride! So there will be lots of information and inspiration for the guys as well!

Check out this special link (just for Polka Dot Bride readers) to sign up for early access to the site as it goes live!

Do you remember Marcela and Felipe’s stunning Chilean wedding? The photographers- Kyle Hepp Photography are heading to Australia and are dying to shoot some Australian weddings!

They’re heading to Australian in September 2012 so are looking for couples marrying in that month. Photography costs will be market rates with no additional travel fees and they want to see as much of Australia as possible (so nowhere is out of bounds!)

Contact them via their website for more information.

Magnolia Silver Jewellery is running a special offer for their brides! Any bride who sends in photos of her or her bridesmaids wearing Magnolia Silver designs on her wedding day to Magnolia will receive a $100 voucher to spend on their next purchase. Check out the website for more.

Worn Only Once are holding a free listing weekend to celebrate their first birthday! So if you’re looking to sell your wedding, bridesmaid or formal gown this weekend is a great time to do it! Click “Like” on their Facebook page to receive the promo code and check out the website for more.

WA Photographer Clare Day is running  special “End Of 2011” deal!  If you have thought a professional photographer is out of your budget, and were considering skipping them then the Clare Day team want you to have beautiful professional photos of your day for a special low price. The package includes 2 hours of Photography on your Wedding Day, covering the ceremony, family photographs and a short bridal party photo shoot, a 30 minute pre wedding photo session to get to know you, a low resolution watermarked CD of images and a beautiful 11×14 enlargement from your day.

Conditions apply so check out her blog post for more.

Bridal accessories site With This Bling are offering Polka Dot Bride readers a very special deal! Enter the code pdot10 to receive 10% off any order over $50! Visit the website to redeem the offer.

Final sale offers are on at Culture Bridal! There are some great bargains to be had before Lisa takes a break! Check out the blog for just some of the specials on offer.

Lovely reader Paul shared this video he found of his grandparent’s wedding back in June 1950. It took place in Philadelphia and Paul was able to salvage the film and show it to his grandfather before he passed away.

I love this video – it has that beautiful old school glamour (and look  – bridesmaids in white!) and what a treasure to find for the family!


Any wedding news you know of Dotties? If you are tying the knot/celebrating your engagement/celebrating with your friends pre wedding I wish you the most happiest of weekends!

We’ll be back on board Monday with a special treat or two and a week full of gorgeous wedding inspiration!

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