Happy Australia Day! (Why Australian Weddings Are Awesome)

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With Polka Dot Bride being all about everything Australian, I want to celebrate Australia Day today with a look at why I love Australian weddings so much! The team and I are taking the day off (as is the Australian way after all!) to spend with our families, but I’ll be back tomorrow again!

I love the backdrops of mountain ranges…

Photo from Cara and Bruce’s Wedding  by York Street Wedding Photography

The browns of freshly sown fields…

Photo from Kimberley and John’s Wedding by Jonas Peterson

The golden light of tropical Islands…

Photo from Amanda and Brett’s Wedding by Lisa Michele Burns

Of beautiful country houses, their stories hidden inside…

Photo from Domonique and Nick’s Wedding by Stephen Henry Photographics

To icons that are recognisable world over…

Photo from Katie and Stephen’s Wedding by SugarLove Weddings

and rolling hills of golden, sun dried grass.

Photo from Sayuri and Luke’s Wedding by David Robertson

I love our love of fashion…

Photo from Prue and Andrew’s Wedding by Infinity Photography

Unique style…

Photo from Kate and Tim’s Wedding by Jonathan Ong

And, of course, shoes.

Photos from Laura and Jacob’s Wedding by Studio Sixty Photography

 I love that there are just as many beautiful weddings in ballrooms…

Photo from Geetha and Andrew’s Wedding by gm photographics

As there are on the beach…

Photo from Emeila and Anthony’s Wedding by Pobke Photography

And in the country.

 Photo from Kylie and Chris’ Wedding by Infinity Photography.

I love our native blooms…

Photo from Sandra and Richard’s Wedding by David Henry Photography

and our talented local designers…

Photo from Lisa and Anthony’s Wedding by Candice Ottaway for O Photography

And touches that pay homage to our country.

Photo from Emily and Chae’s Wedding by Filip Welna

I love that we embrace our religions…

Photo from Athena and Dariusz’s Wedding by  Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions

And cultural traditions.

Photo by from Cindy and David’s Wedding by Lara Luz

  I love that we don’t take ourselves too seriously…

Photo from Natalie and Shayne’s wedding by Lakshal Perera

We’re not afraid to laugh at ourselves…

Photo from Nicola and Steven’s Wedding by Michelle Fiona Photography.

Even when it rains…

Photo  from Kim and Christopher’s Wedding by Matt Reed.

Or cry.

Photo from Emma and Andy’s Wedding by Samm Blake.

I love that we know how to dance…

Photo from Nat and Mark’s Wedding by Bec+Fo

Oh yes we love to dance…

Photo from Sally and Ben’s Wedding by Leo Farrell Photography

And sing our hearts out.

Photo from Michelle and David’s Wedding by I Love Wednesdays

But what I love most of all.. is that we feel deeply…

Photo from Cheyenne and Nic’s Wedding by Leah Kua

We rock our own personal style…

Photo from Annalies and Simon’s Wedding  by Beth Carter Photography.

And love with everything we have.

Photo from Julie and Pedzi’s wedding by You Can’t Be Serious Photography

Happy Australia Day!



  • Paula says:
    January 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    love the first dress :X is just stunning

  • Ali says:
    January 27, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Beautifully said Ms Polka! I really loved reading this post and it made me very proud to be a young aussie. Happy Straya Day to you 🙂

  • blogtweeter1 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Very beautiful pictures of these weddings! Looks really nice with the different environments also!

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  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie says:
    January 27, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Soooooo many beautiful shots!!!



  • Danicia Dutry says:
    January 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Gorgeous post Ms Polka Dot! Love the diversity, colour and laughter xx

  • Kobe says:
    January 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Truly beautiful Ms Polka! Couldn’t have said it better myself!


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    January 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Australia does have some very unique weddings, the people, location and the culture simply takes it to another level.


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