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Elen & ShaunElen and Shaun celebrated their I Do’s with a simple botanic gardens wedding. Picking iconic Melbourne locations – the gorgeous Picnic Point, a favourite Fitzroy restaurant so they could celebrate simply and beautifully without much fuss. Their day was captured by Brent Lukey.Elen tells their story. “We met playing touch rugby when Elena

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As much as I love seeing a designer evolve with each new collection, I also love discovering new ones – meet Sarah Joseph Bridal Couture. A Canberra based designer who works to create elegant gowns with a bit of a twist inspired by the romantic and sensual feeling of flower and corded Italian and French

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Jack London is never anything short of insanely cool when  it comes to men’s fashion and I’m particularly taken with these shots from the Spring Summer 2013 campaign. Bold graphic prints (including the good old polka dot). Suave florals and velvet blazers. We’ll have the full collection coming up soon but I couldn’t resist the

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Happy Monday Dotties! I am hoping this week requires no scarf and instead requires jugs of ice tea. It’s always odd how much Australia is variant in it’s temperatures and the past month has been no exception! This week is a busy one for us at Polka Dot HQ, although the lovely Ms Gingham is

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Ahhh – Fiji that group of heavenly tropical islands, just a few hours flying time north east of Australia, that are home to happiness! This is where Chelsea of Chelsea Jayne Weddings has chosen to dedicate herself to planning weddings. Based in Sydney, Chelsea starts the planning for your Fijian wedding, in Australia, and with

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Since John and I had given ourselves only 3 months to organize the whole wedding, everything flew by very quickly. We had already booked in our venue Riverside at Woodbridge. We found a celebrant we loved in Esther Bliss from Celebrate with Bliss, and had booked the photographer we loved Loren Ioppolo from Nectarine photography,

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1. Handmade velveteen lilac flower crown from clocreativeconcepts 2. Dried baby’s breath flower crown from VioletteandIris 3. Pip berry vine with flowers and leaves on crown from deLoop 4. Gold wire and clay flower bell crown from Elibre 5. Brass and rhinestone flower crown from mignonnehandmade 6. Moss, bead and ivory blossom crown from BloomDesignStudio

 Heidi and TimIf there is one thing I know about Polka Dot Bride selections, it’s that it’s all about how a photo makes me feel and Heidi and Tim’s engagement photographs captured by Kim Cartmell Photography enveloped me with the romance and warmth of how much these two high school sweethearts love each other. Heidi

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I like rounding out the week with something different and fun and this vintage Valentine love story from a group of Brisbane wedding professionals, a love story, is just the ticket for the end of a romantic week! A story of old time romance, old time beauty and all the wonder of times gone by

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The Art of Posing Image by Milton Gan PhotographyIt appears that it is event season in the world of weddings! We have a jam-packed calendar for the coming month, full of fantastic open days, showcases and special events that will take place around the country (oh, for the time and means to attend them all!). We

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A gorgeous Casual New Zealand Garden Wedding calls for a fabulously laid-back suit, and Groom Marc’s grey number from Barkers had all the hallmarks of a relaxed and enjoyable day. Loving the soft hues of grey, blue and silver!Images by Johanna Macdonald

Polka Dot Hot Spot! The subjects I shy away from, the subjects I’d rather hide from, come out in their glory for a decent discussion! This month’s hot spot is all about ceremony and reception guest lists – in a way it’s a bit like an A list or B list! Are you inviting some

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 Kell & PaulWhat happens when your Winter wedding venue tells you three months before your big day that they’ve double booked? You throw a gorgeous outdoor BBQ wedding instead! At least, that’s what Kell and Paul did to make the best of a horrid situation and in my opinion (all captured by Tigs Macallan), turned

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