Modern Wedding Invitations

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


Invitation by Akimbo

I have had a bit of an itch lately to see bright, bold wedding invitations. I have been really loving big bold spaces for wedding receptions- modern spaces where the urban focus becomes the style of the wedding. Wedding style always starts with the wedding invitation which conveys the feel, mood and ambiance of your event and I loved these modern wedding invitations. Tweaking one element can change an invitation from vintage or classic to bold and modern.

Use bold colours like bright citrus orange…

1. Form Over Function 2. Alannah Rose Stationery 3. Letter Bird Lane 4. Stationery Couture 5.  Akimbo 6. Bella Figura 7. Poppiseed Designs

Sharp sunshine yellows

1. Mr & Mrs 2. The Paper Mint 3. Mitchell & Dent 4. The Print Fairy 5. Letter Bird Lane 6. Little Flamingo Stationery 7. Alannah Rose Stationery

Modern, strong patterns like chevron…


1. The Print Fairy 2. Bella Figura 3. Alannah Rose Stationery 4. Poppiseed Designs 5. Cocoa Berry Invitations 6. Letter Bird Lane 7. Letter Bird Lane


Fonts too, can turn an invitation into something modern, make them big, bold and in your face…

1. Akimbo 2. Mitchell & Dent 3. Fi Fy Fo Fum 4. The Print Fairy 5. Form Over Function 6.  Cake Ink 7. Poppiseed Designs 8. Stationery Couture 9. Bella Figura 10. Simplethings Press

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Anna Campbell – The Ivory Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Gladiator Dress

 It’s always a delight to see fresh off the press (off the sewing machine? the sketchbook?) designs from Melbourne designer Anna Campbell and today I’m excited to introduce to you The Ivory Collection. The Ivory Collection shows off Anna’s ‘off the rack’ range. With the same beautiful detailing Anna is known for in her made to measure designs, the Ivory Collection is more accessible and easily customised with Anna’s range of beaded belts, crystal hairbands and decorated cuffs.

The gowns are available Australia wide in selected boutiques and are all  made locally and finished  in house. Gowns can be purchased off the rack or ordered within a 3- month period.

The best part about the Anna Campbell Ivory collection? This is the first collection of Anna’s to be stocked overseas! You can find the collection at Blue Bridal Boutique in Texas and Felice Bridal in Colorado.

I think this sleeve design on  the Indianna Lace Dress is my favourite.

Glimmer plaits dress

Mischa Flower Dress

Mischa Dress

Fraying One Shouldered Dress

Alexandra Dress

Grace Dress

Images from Anna Campbell

Vendor of the Week – Innovate Media

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! It’s time for another week and a wonderful one too. Still no Christmas shopping, but plenty of ideas for Polka Dot Bride, so that counts for something right? Don’t forget to enter our Style Rocks competition! It closes soon!

First up, as is Monday morning tradition, a shining spotlight on the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

We don’t have the biggest Australian directory, but we’ve never wanted that. We’re committed instead to filling our directory with passionate talented wedding vendors (like Hair & Beauty, Cinematography, Venues, Bridal Gowns) who actually want to do brilliant, brand new things. Our directory members (and our fantastic advertisers in general) are all ones who want to work with the special breed of reader that is a polka dot. Looking for something different, searching for ways to make their wedding their very own and wanting vendors who can help them execute it.

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory (and if you’re working with amazing vendors, tell them about us!) and check out some of the very best in Australian wedding talent!



Telling a story through motion is an art and nothing else can help you remember the way it sounded- the way your dad said his speech, the way your guests laughed at loud at your carefully written vows, the stumble you made during your first dance. I love wedding films and I love our directory member Innovate Media who captures beautiful wedding day stories as moving works of art.

We asked Ben from Innovate Media five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

A glass of single malt whiskey can make a rough day shine for me.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

For me it’s all about getting away and into the bush. Camping and hiking with my little family.

Favourite restaurant?

Spirit House in Yandina (Sunshine Coast hinterland)… amazing Thai flavours in an incredible setting.

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

Scrambled eggs, Sour dough toast… oooh yeah!

Your favourite wedding story?

My own… (is that allowed?) My wife is my inspiration and my motivation. It’s cliched I know but our wedding day is truly one that I will never forget. I am so fortunate to be witness to many couples on their special days but when I think back on our own my heart lifts every time. I tell love stories through my wedding films, and although every story is unique and special to each couple it is inevitable that every story I tell is informed by my own understanding of love. This is the love I get every day from my wife, and my family.

Visit Innovate Media’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week.  Innovate Media is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Joy

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Bushturkey Studio