Edwina and Ben’s Romantic Sydney Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Edwina and Ben

Classic, romantic weddings never go out of style and today’s wedding of Edwina and Ben, who married at the university where they met is nothing short of a classic romance story.

Edwina tells of how they met. “We met at Sydney Uni in our first chemistry lecture”.

Photos are by Welsch Photography who captured the classic romantic style of today’s wedding beautifully.

Edwina and Ben held their ceremony at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney the very same place that the couple first met! The couple chose their 12 year anniversary as their wedding date.

Edwina walked down the aisle to Handel’s ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’.

The weather was beautiful for their wedding day. Edwina recalls, “We were so worried about the weather as rain was forecast. The day before was very wet and on the morning of the wedding it was overcast. We were certain it would rain on our day. Luckily the weather cleared in time and the whole day was sunny. The weather held until just after we got to our hotel suite that night and then it started to pour. We stood at the doors to the Juliet balcony watching the rain and thinking how lucky we were to have had such a wonderful wedding day, and all with the sun shining on us!”

The couple even revisited that chemistry lab that held the story of their first meeting.

The reception at The Tea Rooms At QVB followed the classic style of the wedding. Edwina notes “The Tea Room staff were highly professional and accommodating.”

Faye Cahill styled the cake and Edwina’s sister designed the stationery and invitations, Edwina explains “My sister did all the graphic design work, designing the invitations etc and even a monogram as a theme for our wedding.”

The wedding was styled by Raymond Ware, The Styling Company.Petals with Passion created the floral arrangements. Each guest received a customised matchbook from Mi Bride and Groom.

Congratulations on your marriage Edwina and Ben! Thank you for sharing it with us! Thank you also to Welsch Photography  for sharing today’s images!

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Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Image by Bret Salinger Photography via Tips For Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Happy Friday Dotties! What a week it has been! I know I say that every week, but really, this week has proved just a little crazy! How was your week? What did you get up to? This is what we were doing…

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.

Shoe Crush Sunday  Classic Cream Wedding In The Woods  Wedding Dress Shopping Disasters

Whimsical & Romantic French Inspired Vintage Wedding  Wedding Guest Etiquette  Polka Dot Hot Spot

1.Shoe Crush Sunday – Rocking Red Inspiration board 2.Classic Cream Wedding In The Woods 3.Wedding Dress Shopping Disasters 4.French Inspired Vintage Maleny Wedding 5.Wedding Guest Etiquette 6.Join the conversation on Polka Dot Hot Spot. Today’s topic is bridesmaid politics!

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.

Expert Interview  Vendor's Favourite - Le Bonbon  Real Wedding Planning Journey

Planning An Outdoor Wedding  The Wonderful Little Workshop

1.Roderick Ng from Master Slave talks about inspiration, trends and more 2.Donna from Le Bonbon shares her vendor favourites 3.Real Wedding Planning Journey – How The Professional Do It 4.Tips for Planning An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony 5.The Wonderful Little Workshop in Western Australia Wedding Planning Workshop.


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.

Autumn Inspiration Cake Toppers  Calligraphy Font - Amal  DIY Chalkboard Table Numbers  Cocktail Friday - Morocco Mary

1.On Etsy Roundup a selection of autumn cake toppers 2.The perfect font for your calligraphy styled wedding stationery 3.DIY Chalkboard Table number tutorial 4.Ms Lace’s take on the bloody mary – Morocco Mary


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.

Real Honeymoon In Queensland  Holiday Snapshot - Vanuatu  Land Diving In Vanatu

1.Melynda and Tim’s real honeymoon in Queensland 2.Vanuatu holiday snapshot taken by Mr Polka Dot 3.Land Diving In Vanuatu

This week on Polka Dot Groom

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

Groom Syle - Navy  Groom Syle - Robert  Back Tie Style With Real Groom Simon

1.Navy groom styling inspiration 2.Real groom style inspiration 3.Real Groom Simon share his wedding day memories

Around the wedding world this week….


Chanele Rose Flowers & Event Styling  have launched their brand new look! Fresh and elegant it reflects the gorgeous work Lina and her team complete! Check it out here.

Cancer Council Victoria is holding a raffle to raise funds for their cause Entitled the Wedding Package Raffle, entrants can go into the draw to win a special wedding package consisting of

Call 1300 65 65 85 to snap up one of the 400 tickets at $30 each. Check the website for terms & conditions and more information.


Image by Rebecca McLean

This Sunday May 27th, Seppelt Winery is hosting a Wedding Expo between 11am and 3pm.

The Grampians is fast becoming one of Australia’s biggest destination wedding locations so here’s a chance for you to meet and greet the region’s top wedding vendors – from venues, photographers and celebrants, to florists, beauticians and musicians. Plus you’ll get to experience the historical grandeur of one of the country’s oldest wineries, Seppelt. Refreshments available. More information can be found at Seppelt Weddings, Functions & Accommodation or by calling (03) 5361 2204.

Winter Berry Bouquets

by | Bride, Flowers, Wedding Inspiration


Bouquet from Butterfly Philosophy

Winter is a time of the year when we need to think differently about bouquets. Summer flowers like roses and peonies are less available (now more from hot houses), so we need to include branches and berries to reflect the cooler season. Think of privet berries, snow berries, green hypericum berries, rosehips and even olives. Want an Australian flavour to your bouquet? Try gum nuts, which are really the berries of the gum tree!

If your heart is set on roses, try dotting them throughout the bouquet in the same shade. For something subtle but interesting, keep your bouquet in the same tonal range or exact shade (all whites look beautiful) and keep the berries as a textural element.

1. Bouquet from Pomp & Splendour image by Narelle Joy Photography 2. Bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings 3. Bouquet photo by Sweet Monday Photography via Style Me Pretty 4. Bouquet from Justine Rose. Image from Glen Allsop Photography 5. Photo by Sedona Bride via Style Me Pretty 6. Photo by Kristin Byrum Photography via Southern Weddings Magazine 7. Bouquet from Blond Flores 8. White snowberries from Martha Stewart Weddings 9. Photo by Lili Durkin Photographer via Style Me Pretty 10. Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings 11. Bouquet by  Modern Day Design Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography via Style Me Pretty 12. Bouquet from  Boulder Blooms Photo by Christina Gressianu 13.Bouquet by Flowerwild photographed by Jose Villa via Southern Weddings Magazine 14.Photo by Jessica Claire, flowers by Flowerwild via Southern Weddings Magazine, Bouquet byBlooming Brides

Gorgeous Silk Scarves

by | Accessories, Bridal Fashion, Bride, Bridesmaids


These beautiful silk scarves from L’avion, are such an elegant accessory. Imagine a plain white dress at your bridal shower adorned with one of these pretties? Or perhaps a present for your bridesmaids? Or what about working it into your wedding look?

There are so many beautiful ways to wear silk scarves that I think they’d make a great accessory to your bridesmaid’s look or even tie in with a wedding dress. Take it from a  boho look paired with a leather belt and cowboy boots as something more casual, to a mad men-esque style tied around the neck. Perhaps you could even pop on a colourful beauty for the reception to add something different to your look?

For a beach wedding, consider tying back your hair, using scarves as a headband, tying them into a turban for something a little exotic and covering bare shoulders from the cool breezes.

1. Scarf from Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre 2. Scarf from Asos  3. Scarves from Charlotte Linton 4. Photo from Clothed Much 5. Photo from Keiko Lynn 6. Scarves from Charlotte Linton 7. Outfit from The Daybook 8. Scarf from Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre 9. Photo from Molto Fashion 10. Outfit from The Daybook 11. Scarf from 12. Photo from A Beautiful Mess