Snapshot Sunday – Maids In Waiting

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Leo Farrell

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Kirsten and David’s Cosy Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Kirsten & David

These gorgeous shots from Aparat Photography do make me miss the cold days of Autumn. They’re so beautifully intimate and cosy (and also feature their beloved dog Rupert).

The couple tell their story. “They both went to school in Geelong, and had a lot of the same friends, but somehow managed to miss out on actually meeting each other until David had left to go to university in Melbourne.

Kirsten was finishing her VCE and in these pre-facebook days the preferred means of communication was using MSN Messenger (remember that?). Bored one day, Kirsten added David to MSN as a friend of a friend and pretended that they knew each other. David attempted to play cool and make out as if he ‘remembered’ all of this, not knowing that he was being made to look rather stupid.”

“Nevertheless, after several more MSN conversations (usually late at night, much to Kirsten’s parents horror and dismay) David contrived to drive to Torquay and meet Kirsten under the pretence of a trip to Anglesea that ‘he was going on anyway’.

They hit it off very quickly and Kirsten caused even more panic to her parents by regularly declaring that she was getting on a train to Melbourne to go meet her new boyfriend. She often did this with about $10 to her name (enough for a return ticket and maybe a hot chocolate) and a promise to her Dad that she would be back ‘soon’.”

“Fast forward a year later and Kirsten’s university aspirations were also bringing her to Melbourne, and so they decided to move in together, along with David’s brother Ben and his now-wife Nicola. From then until now they have been inseparable and have now started their very own family with their first hairy baby boy, Rupert the Portuguese Water Dog.

David and Kirsten’s engagement came as a surprise to virtually no-one – the surprise was really that David took so long to get his act together!”

“David picked Kirsten up from work on the 22nd of December 2010, and asked if she felt like doing anything tonight – maybe some champagne? Kirsten replied she wasn’t really in the mood, although maybe some cider would be nice. When they arrived home, arrows made from rose petals pointed to a chair sitting next to a table covered in candles and photos of the couple – David asked Kirsten to sit, lowered to one knee, declared his everlasting love and asked for her hand in marriage. She of course, agreed, before they both broke into tears.

Kirsten then declared that perhaps champagne would be OK.”

Photographer: Aparat Photography

Wedding Day Pearls

by | Accessories, Bride


Earlier this month we shared Emily and Trent’s Chic Melbourne Wedding (photographed by Leo Farrelland I was immediately drawn to Emily’s gorgeous pearls. Traditionally when I think of pearls being worn at a wedding it’s a always very traditional, so I love that Emily mixed it up and actually looked very chic and modern!

I love seeing how other brides wore pearls in a really fresh, modern way at their weddings. I think the key is do more than one strand and if going for a modern, chic look turn the pearl necklace into a statement piece rather than something delicate. What do you think?

1. Photo by Elizabeth Messina via La Partie Events 2. Photo by Mandy Mayberry 3. Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography via Glamour & Grace and Every Last Detail 4. Photo by: Elizabeth Messina via Green Wedding Shoes 5. Photo by  Alders Photography via Style Me Pretty 6. Photo from Valentino 7. Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Santa Barbara Chic 8. Photo by  Picotte Photography via Wedding Chicks 9. Photo by Annabella Charles  via Wedding Chicks 10. Photo by Kristi Odom Photography via United With Love

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


crepe paper poppies Poppy Paper Flower Tutorial

Photo from Poppy Paper Flower Tutorial

This week has been a little bit crazy, I feel like I’ve been running non stop, so boy am I happy the weekend is almost here so I can breathe for a bit. I have a lot planned for next week! How was your week? Are you enjoying the warmer weather?

So much lovely content around the blogs this week, here’s our roundup of everything in case you missed it!

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.Real Wedding ~ Emma And George’s Elegant Fusion Wedding 2.Inspired Words – Holly 3.Losing & Finding Engagement Photos 4. Polka Dot Sneak Peek- Share Your Wedding Cake Ideas!

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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.What Would They Know? Helene and Max of Blond Flores 2.Vendor’s Favourites – The White Tree 3.9 Tips To Hiring A Professional Wedding DJ 4.Autumn Wedding Blooms 5.Top Ten Wedding Cakes

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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 – Gifts for Our Mums 2.Tuesday Type – New Cuisine 3.Poppy Paper Flower Tutorial 4. Cocktail Friday – Haru’s Elderflower Cucumber Crush 

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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.


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This week on Polka Dot Groom

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


1.How To Be A Groom With Bags Of Style 2. Inspired Words: Justin 3. Groom Style – Max

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Around the wedding world this week…

Bride + Groom Store in Perth are holding a huge sale on October 1st! Many of their retail items are heavily discounted (and they have beautiful taste!) All the details are on the flyer above!

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The lovely people at No Limit Pictures sent through this short film so long ago and I wanted to share it in today’s roundup as our film of the week! A beautiful love story, beautifully shot!