It’s Our Birthday!

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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.

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  • Sarah says:
    January 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more successful and inspiring years @ Polka Dot Bride!

  • Kathryn @ Pink Frosting says:
    January 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations Ms Polka. I am in awe of the ideas and inspiration you provide for brides around the world every day. I adore you and your talent. May your fourth year be even more exciting and successful than the last. Bubbles from Tokyo xxoo

  • Amanda says:
    January 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous photoshoot 🙂

  • small home plans says:
    January 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Happy Birthday! What a nice shoot! I like the balloons so much!

  • suzi says:
    January 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl! Thanks for 3 lovely years of inspiration and ideas! Suzi xx

  • j. says:
    January 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Happy birthday lovely! Congratulations.

  • Jadey says:
    January 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Congratulations and Happy 3rd Birthday Polka Dot Bride. I am so happy you are around to help me plan my big day. Thanks for all you do. ???

  • Bonnie says:
    January 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Happy 3rd Birthday Mrs Polka! What a beautiful, heartfelt post. xxx

  • Cathrin D'Entremont says:
    January 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations! Polka Dot Bride has become my daily newspaper – could not go without it! It makes me laugh – inspires and excites me. It touches my heart. Don’t you ever stop please.:-)

  • Clare Lancaster says:
    January 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    A toast to you and everyone who’s helped you reach this brilliant milestone.

    You deserve every success and best wishes for another special year. xo

  • Jaime says:
    January 14, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Happy Birthday! May this year be a fabulous one and I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done for me and all the other brides out there. Here’s to many more birthdays to come. Hip Hip Hooray! 😉
    *much love*

  • nole @ oh so beautiful paper says:
    January 14, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Happy blog Birthday! A toast to you and another 3 (and more!) wonderful years!

  • clover says:
    January 14, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!

    I am always getting the best ideas from this blog– like the balloons for engagment pictures! Love it 🙂

  • cara says:
    January 14, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Happy birthday! Yours is a daily joy for me to read, and cheers to your success! Can’t wait to see what’s up ahead :)!

  • Erin says:
    January 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Congrats! and all the best in your fourth year! I come here often as a girl currently planning her own polka dot wedding!

  • Dynamite Weddings says:
    January 14, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Happy Birthday! All the best in your fourth year!

  • Andrea says:
    January 14, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Portobello Bride says:
    January 14, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Happy Birthday Polka Dot Bride, may you enjoy many more successful and inspiring years with your beautiful blog. Thank you for all your support and encouragement. xxKim

  • Christine Pobke says:
    January 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

    congrats congrats congrats! here’s to an amazing 2010 – and many more years of success and happiness!! 🙂 xoxo

  • Exclusively Bridesmaids says:
    January 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations!
    May you continue to inspire many brides and grooms to be in 2010.

  • Wedding Style Guide says:
    January 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Polka Dot Bride! Thank you for your greatly appreciated support over the years! From all the team at Wedding Style Guide! xox

  • sarah yates says:
    January 16, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Happy birthday to you and congratulations on three very successful and blessed years!! Wishing you many more to come! (and thank you for choosing Tori and Austin’s photos for your celebratory post!) XOXO Sarah Yates

  • Farah says:
    January 16, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Awesome! Love the color theme…and beautiful dress!

    Congratulations Polka Dot Bride and Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!

    • Polkadot Bride says:
      January 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      I am blown away by the lovely comments on this post. Thankyou SO much for your ongoing support! I treasure it every single day!

  • Cathy says:
    January 16, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Ms Polka Dot! Love these photos, but then I am partial to the usage of heart shaped balloons myself 😉 Go Sarah!

  • Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs says:
    January 24, 2010 at 11:57 am

    happy birthday and lots of love from the states. 🙂



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