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With Spring upon us I am overwhelmed by the beautiful collections coming through from Australian designers. Perth based Elvi Design has always had a beautiful feminine style and her 2013 bespoke bridal collection certainly ticks the boxes for beautiful bridal wear.Lead designer Sandra teamed up with photographer Christine Lim, stylist The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist

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Ben and MorganThree weeks before our engagement party we came up with the crazy idea of getting married ASAP. We had dated for over seven years, had been engaged for only two months and thought why wait – let’s have a surprise wedding in place of our engagement party! With only three weeks to plan our

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1. Sugar free almond brittle from sweetlydifferentfood 2. Cashew brittle from CandivoreEpice 3. Maple brown sugar pecan brittle from catskillcandyco 4. Old fashioned peanut brittle from OldFashionedEats 5. Espresso peanut brittle from AmedeosBakery 6. Sugar free pistachio brittle from sweetlydifferentfood

 Alison of Tea Cup Events has carved out a career specialising in the planning and coordination of weddings, in the beautiful  Southern Highlands of NSW. She brings with her a passion for interior design, creativity and event management, and just a little touch of Southern Highlands charm to the events she plans! You may just

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When I first came across Pitch and Woo, I thought back to the movie “Hitch” – you know the one where the guys go to another guy to get expert advice on getting the girl – well, I feel as though I had stumbled across the modern day Hitch for grooms-to-be… an expert in his

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Happy Monday Dotties! I don’t think the weather knows whether it’s Arthur or Martha so luckily we have a good mix of all seasons weddings coming up for you this week!Monday morning tradition at Polka Dot Bride is to showcase our fabulous members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.  Have you booked your wedding photographer? Started

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Nicola and TimothyI have never had a pillow fight, but something about them seems like good old fashioned fun- so this pillow fight engagement shoot from Esther of Frame and Bloom Photography seems like a fun way to celebrate an engagement- who needs a serious face when you can have this much fun?Close friends of

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The designs from label Alannah Hill My beautiful life clip are always a favourite amongst our readers – from fun and flirty bridesmaid frocks, wedding accessories and even bridal frocks. The Spring Summer 2013 Alannah Hill collection is full of feminine florals, beautiful laces and plenty of wedding worth accessories.I particularly love the shoot for

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Navy is a great alternative for the formal black suit, particularly when your big day is an outdoor affair!On his wedding day, Groom Mirsad and his Groomsmen were shod head to toe in Politix, looking modern and chic – perfect for a warm Byron Bay Rainforest Wedding! Images by Fiona Carson – Moss Green Images.

Crane Brothers 2013 Collection – Groom Suit Inspiration The end of a holiday is often bitter-sweet. I’m both sad to be done travelling the weird and wonderful US, but so happy to be heading home to the comforts (and coffee) of Melbourne. Not to mention my little dog! I’m also one of those people who, although

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For me, marriage is trust, openness, respect, compromise, and support. It is a union and a celebration from our wedding day forwards. It is having someone standing by your side to share in the warmth of the sunshine and to weather the storms life brings. On our wedding day we were lucky enough to be

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Dear Ms Polka DotI’m just wanting to know if you can help with a lighting query. I’ve noticed in a lot of your wedding blogs that people have cafe lights strung up at their reception. Do you know where I can buy these from? They look so beautiful in the weddings I have seen on

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Its Cocktail Friday, always our favourite time of the week and the delicious treat this week comes from Bridges Restaurant, close to the heart of Ubud in Bali!Many Australians are said to love the classic cocktails that Bridges stirs up to enjoy while enjoying the jungle views overlooking Wos river in their open air terrace.

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With Spring upon us, it’s time to literally shed your Winter skin. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had a teeny tiny freak out about suddenly exposing Winter skin to sunlight and are in desperate need of a few scrubs to get Spring, Summer and wedding dress ready.So if there is now a smoother person

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