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Lauren & JakesonToday’s wedding is a little bit rustic, a little bit vintage, a little bit romantic and so very very Lauren and Jakeson! Two self confessed book lovers, Lauren and Jakeson held their Toowoomba wedding outdoors and decorated with their favourite thing- books!Jakeson tells their story. “We were friends during high school in Toowoomba.

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I tell you what, when it comes to hair and its upkeep, no one needs more help than me. This is not to say that I don’t take pride or interest in my hair, but it is frustratingly thin and straight, which means any attempts to style leave it quite limp and sad. BUT –

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 We’re a bit excited around these parts today! You see, we recently switched systems for our monthly newsletter called the Polka Dot Circle! Our first edition on the new system goes out this week and we want to make sure you’re signed up!We pack the Polka Dot Circle pretty full! From news around the Polka

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I just love it when brides take a leap from the norm and creates a gorgeous wedding that speaks volumes without costing the earth! Rachael (from Rachel and Jarred’s Sydney Picnic Wedding) did just this, and shares her advice for others! “Don’t be scared to do something a little different. Think outside the box and

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French Kiss   is a flowing font with a hand painted quality – just as if someone has hurriedly flicked a brush around a last minute invitation to a soirée. Perfect for an elegant yet intimate celebration with the best quality French Champagne, macarons and petit fours. Cocktail dresses and pearls and Audrey Hepburn as a

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Martyna and PhillThere are so many utterly romantic wedding venues across Australia that I am always excited to see how couples use them differently to create just the right setting for their own wedding day.Martyna tells their story. “We met in high school in year 8, became best friends in year 10 and started dating

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The cost of a wedding is getting more expensive each day, from the reception, the flowers, the cars, the photographer and so much more it’s hard to stick to a budget.So when it comes to a wedding cake how much does it really cost?Like all trades you are paying for a professional’s skills. I have

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Brendan and SianBrendan asked me to marry him on the 28th of January, 2012, while we were holidaying in Melbourne for the Australia Day long weekend. He took me out to dinner (where he was acting awfully nervous!) and then took me for a stroll through the Carlton Gardens where he proposed to me in

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This stunning bridal fashion shoot showcasing the gowns of Maria Gonzales comes to us from photographer Jessica Abby Photography. Although very much soft garden elegance, there’s an edginess to the styling with dramatic crystal necklaces, bold raspberry red lips and statement earrings that really modernise the looks.Teaming up with a bevvy of talented wedding professionals

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Jaguar S Type from Wedding Cars AdelaideThe next part of our series on the various genres of transportation for your wedding is the modern cars.If modern cars are more your thing, or if you’re after comfort without the full-blown flair of a limo then you are well catered for.From specialist wedding car hire to luxury

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Good morning Dotties! After a big week (seriously, I plan for quiet weeks and suddenly end up doing a thousand things, oops) I am looking forward to somewhat of a quieter week- we’ll be trying to get our feet on the ground for this week’s public holiday What are you up to this week?Monday morning

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 1. Vintage style jewelled belt from ClayBouquetShop   2. Pink beaded belt from joyfulknitting   3. Turquoise rhinestone sash from gebridal   4. Iridescent lavender and gold beaded sash from SomethingTreasured8   5. Rhinestone, sequin and pearl sash from HelenaNoelleCouture   6. Pink and clear crystal belt from SolBijou

 Loving all things hair and makeup here at Polka Dot Bride, we are thrilled to introduce the girls from All Things Girlie. After a long friendship Vicki Lozanovski (left) Billie Filippone (right) joined forces in 2010. They form the perfect team for your wedding – Vicki is the hairstylist of the duo and Billie is

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Anne & JayThis fun Cockatoo Island engagement shoot from Weeligoh Photography  is a beautiful one. The juxtaposition of the industrial backdrop, the sweeping harbour views and the love story all melded together creates for a gorgeous story. They kick off their story. “Jay and Anne met as university students while attending a youth group in

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