Today is Polka Dot Bride’s third birthday!
I’ve thought for many nights what I might write today. I can never seem to fully articulate the riches this blog has given my life. But today, it’s another chance to try.
Polka Dot Bride is the greatest joy I could hope to have in my life. You, my readers, are the soul of this blog. You are the ones who I am celebrating today. Your comments, your emails and your feedback challenge us, motivate us, inspire us and move us, it’s the only reason we exist and for that, blessings are counted every. single. day.
The past three years have opened my eyes to some incredible beauty and I am honoured to live a life where I love what I do. However without my support team, I might have stumbled a little more- so Polka Dot Bride is not just from my heart, it’s from the heart of many others. To the silent supporters who hold our hands when it gets too much, who give us brilliant ideas, push us, support our ideas and believe – our thank yous will never be enough – you are very loved.
Our advertisers (please support them!) and vendor friends are our life blood – they allow us the freedom to put everything we have into Polka Dot Bride and inspire us with their amazing talent along the way.
2010 is going to be a big year at Polka Dot Bride, we’re working on a brand new look and really want to push the envelope on what we provide you every day. I’m looking forward to sharing the journey with you!
In lieu of a real wedding today, I wanted balloons, I wanted celebration and I wanted to stop and share this milestone with you. I fell in love with this shoot of Austin and Tori and the celebratory nature of it. There is something magical about balloons and I still find myself filled with childhood nostalgia every single time I see them. The lovely Sarah Yates (who would love to shoot a wedding in Australia, so please consider her!) is allowing me to share the photos with you today.
Toast a glass of bubbles (or whatever tasty beverage you have!) with us today to another year of Polka Dot Bride and many more to come!
Photos by Sarah Yates.