Little Joe Woman Bridal & Parties Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids


I love the new collection of bridal gowns & party frocks from Little Joe. Inspired by designer Gail Elliot’s New York wedding, the collection creates gowns from beautiful fabrics using simple, elegant detailing that epitomises the Little Joe design style.

Using silk crepe de chine as the foundation, each piece is designed to be very “mix and match” with modern, strong lines. Using a colour palette that is soft and feminine, gowns can be bought in the same shade with different designs.

I can imagine these gowns being worn barefoot on the sand with a crown of flowers in the bride’s hair. But I think they’d be equally as stunning in a modern wedding space, a garden or even a little chapel. The beauty of the simple, chic designs is that the formality of how they look is entirely dependent on your own personal styling.

The range is available at Little Joe stores or through their website.

Photos via Little Joe Woman

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Vendor of the Week – Fi Fy Fo Fum Designs

by | Blog News, Bride


Good morning Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? I laid low with Mr Polka this weekend, I had a busy week with the Polka Dot team and I think we all needed a bit of recovery time!

Our traditional kick start to the week is to embrace the talent that exists on the pages of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

We’re filling our directory with new vendors every week to add to our talented bunch of wedding professionals! We have wedding caterers, wedding cake bakers, wedding gift registries, wedding stationery, wedding venues, and more! Each vendor understands our vision, so in turn they’re open to yours! Creative, individual- as classic or as different as you’re dreaming of!

It’s no secret that I love my paper goods and so I’m excited to introduce you to this week’s vendor of the week Fi Fy Fo Fum Designs! Designer Fiona offers a beautiful range of modern, whimsical, classic and fun designs for your wedding stationery. Starting with the invitation, Fiona creates the entire stationery suite, right down to the order of service and envelope liner! There’s a range of stock standard designs available, though Fiona is able to work with you on a custom design (and even offers letterpress) You can even view each invitation in it’s available colours on the website- all the hard work done for you!

Once you’re done with the wedding, you can move onto Fiona’s other stationery ranges – baby showers, Christmas cards, even moving house notes!

To get to know  a little more, we asked Fiona from Fi Fy Fo Fum Designs five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?


Your favourite weekend getaway?

Anywhere with great food and great company

Favourite restaurant?

Ten Minutes by tractor

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

Lilo Cafe,  Mornington

Your favourite wedding story?

I love hearing proposal stories….I always get so excited to hear how the big question was popped! Everyone is unique.

Visit Fi Fy Fo Fum’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Fi Fy Fo Fum is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Behind Blue Eyes

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Jemma Keech

Kasey & Tyler’s La Vie est Belle Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Kasey & Tyler

Something different for this engagement shoot! Our engaged couple Kasey and Tyler collaborated with a team of Sydney vendors (including Jessica Ruisan and Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling ) to create an engagement shoot with a “Indie Boho feel with a twist of Old Hollywood Glamour” feel inspired by the theme “Life Is Beautiful With You”. The shoot is filled with little personal touches and amazing details. Lina of Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling notes, “I first met Kasey not so long ago when she was searching for a florist & decorator for her Engagement party to Tyler. Together we decided to arrange a gorgeous Styled E shoot of these two gorgeous love-birds.. Within a few short months we planned a gorgeous theme & all the little details which were special to them. The theme was an Indie Boho feel with a twist of Old Hollywood Glamour. There were four scenes altogether which we were lucky enough to include on the day at Mamre Homestead, despite the rain. We aptly named our shoot with Kasey & Tyler “La Vie est Belle” – (Life is beautiful with you) which you will see through the eye of the lens –these two are so clearly Beautiful & In Love…. The styling elements used were native flowers, Boho hanging lanterns, beautiful hair pieces, The horse ranch at the gorgeous Mamre house, Sushi (the couple’s favourite food) and a pretty shimmery sequinned dress & amazzzing shoes (every girl needs to have a pair of these) along with gorgeous little props to help set these scenes..”

Kasey tells their story ” Tyler and I met each other out one night in Sydney. We shared a cab to a mutual friend’s party and things started from there.”

“We kept in contact via facebook initially and then finally Tyler asked me to dinner. Sadly I was moving to Dubai for work in a few months time but we kept dating. I left for Dubai thinking I wouldn’t be coming home for a long time but that soon changed when Tyler came to visit me in Dubai! Shortly after he left I moved back home to Sydney – we have barely been apart since!” “Tyler proposed when we were on holidays in Thailand when he had organised this amazing private dinner in an infinity pool overlooking the Andaman sea! We both have definitely met our match, things are perfect. We plan to marry September 2012 in Bali.”

Photographer: Jessica Ruisan / Styling & Flowers: Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling / Hairstylist: Helen Sotis / Makeup Artist: Helen Sotis / Hairpiece Scenes 2-4: Candice Lee Accessories / Hairpiece: Viktoria Novak Designs- / Embellished Shoes: Teresa Bel Castro Shoe Design / Dresses: Witchery / Venue: Mamre Homestead & Tea Rooms