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Snapshot Sunday – I Could Sing Of Your Love

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Sass Studios

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Nat and Mat’s Garden Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Nat and Mat

Thomas Stewart sent over the engagement shoot of Nat and Matt which took place in the lovely Wollongong Botanic gardens. I really loved the quietness of these photos- the gardens make such a beautiful backdrop and Nat and Mat look like they had such a great time!

Photos by Thomas Stewart

Summer Lovely Wedding Invitations

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


With the smell of Summer in the air, it’s time for summer invitations to be printed and pressed, ready to deliver! Nothing quite beats the fresh, gelato like hues of Summer. Cool Aquas, luscious limes and sunshine yellows are all gorgeous on a wedding invitation and I thought today I’d share a few of my favourites in my favourite summer hues.

Vibrant yellow….

1. “Daisy’s Are The Friendliest Flower” Daisy & Jack 2. “Regency Daffodil” Akimbo 3. “Fleur” Fi Fy Fo Fum Stationery 4. “Chevron Crush” Alannah Rose Stationery 5. “Fieno” Bella Figura 6. “Regency” The Print Fairy

Bold Orange…

1. “Poppy” Courtney Khalil Stationery 2.”Mod Poppies” Akimbo 3. Little Flamingo Stationery 4. Emmyrose Stationery 5. “Your My Peach” Starry Night Design Studio

Sweet Watermelon Pinks…

1. “Curious Swirls” Little Flamingo Stationery 2. Emmyrose Stationery 3. “Butterfly Garden” in custom rose Alannah Rose Stationery 4.  “Ribbon” The Print Fairy

Fresh Summer greens…

1. “Botanica Bella” in custom lime splice and grass green Alannah Rose Stationery 2. “Laser Cut Lace Heart” Little Flamingo Stationery 3. “Picnic” Akimbo 4. Starry Night Design Studio 5. “you & me” The Print Fairy 6. “Cotillion” Bella Figura


Cool sea blues…

1. Form Over Function 2. “Lauren” Pepes Paperie 3. “Retro Dot” Alannah Rose Stationery 4. Fi Fy Fo Fum Stationery 5. Form Over Function 6. Bicycle for Two invitation in Custom Ring Box for Alannah Rose Stationery. 7. “Lemonade” Stelloberry Designs 8. “Semaphore” Akimbo

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Kirsti and Brendan’s Winery Wedding Photo by James Field

It’s time for our Friday morning ritual of wrapping up the content from our specialty blogs and the wedding world this week! This week was such a busy one, filled with sad news, adventures and surprises. I’m hoping next week is a little calmer in my world.

Around the specialty blogs this week:

Clare Day gives us a fun look at the story behind Clare Day Photography on Polka Dot Wisdom

What is ‘photojournalism’? How to pick the real thing? Jeremy Beasley explains all on Polka Dot Wisdom

Cath and Ben from Sass Studios share an inspirational image from their collection on Polka Dot Wisdom

Erin tells us the secrets of getting the best out of your Wedding Photography on Polka Dot Wisdom

Mel from The Crafty DIY Bride has given us a tutorial on making the cutest paper flower hair pins on Polka Dot Made

Katie shares some really fabulous advice on Brides and Bridesmaids – How to Be Better At Both on Polka Dot Weddings

Kirsti and Brendon tell us about their sweet winery wedding at McLaren Vale on Polka Dot Weddings

Karen encourages all brides to stick to what they really want in a wedding dress with some timely advice on Polka Dot Weddings

And we can feast our eyes and dream about Luxurious Australian Honeymoon Accommodation on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week…

Amazing Melbourne cake designer Cake Face has opened her shopfront! Located at 6 Claremont Avenue, Malvern the shop is open by appointment only for consultations. (But there are beautiful cakes in the windows 24/7 for you to drool over!)

Two lovely Perth ladies have launched a gorgeous wedding e-magazine! Smitten magazine came out last month and is packed with gorgeous Australian wedding inspiration. There’s real weddings, styling inspiration, expert articles and it’s all pulled together in a beautiful, stylish way! Worth reading with your next cup of tea!

Photographer Brent Lukey has launched a brand new wedding music website. Dubbed a “Celine Free Zone”, Great Wedding Songs is full of music choices for every part of your wedding day. Each song links straight to iTunes so you can easily purchase what you love!

Want to be on the world’s only wedding podcast network? The Wedding Podcast Network would love to hear from Polka Dot Bride readers for consideration for their  Newlywedcast show on Wedding Podcast Network. They’re looking for recently married couples (within past year) to email Holli at and submit a brief synopsis describing highlights of their wedding planning experience.  What made your wedding extra special – culture? rituals? traditions? personalized how? theme? destination wedding?  The show is an opportunity to share thoughts about their wedding planner, photographer, videographer, venue, flowers, food and beverage selections, music, attire, inspiring websites/magazines and whatever else they deem important to help others plan their special day. When your feature is recorded, you can also retell your personal love story – how you met and got engaged.

The interview will be recorded via Skype and gives you a chance to reflect and reminisce about your wedding day!

Photographers Woodnote Photography are flying South for the winter. Woodnote is made of up husband and wife duo Caroline and Jayden. The couple only moved from Melbourne where Jayden’s family lives four years ago and hope to live here again permanently soon! In the meantime, Australians can book Woodnote for their weddings! Their next trip to Melbourne will be from Nov. 2-20, and then the following trip is scheduled for January and February of 2012.  They’re flexible with dates and distances, so do check out their website and contact them for more information!

Finally, our video this week comes from Motion Art Cinematography who shared this one with me awhile ago.



Any news you have to share? Leave a comment and let me know!

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