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Emma & LeeEmma and Lee’s relaxed Sydney wedding captured by Kristy Toepfer was all about throwing out tradition and enjoying each other, the day and the celebration. Reading and enjoying how each couple chooses to celebrate their wedding day in their own very special way is a treat.Emma tells the story of how they met.

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Ah October, one of my favourite times of year – bridal market (bridal fashion week) hit the runways in New York City. This year saw plenty of blush and pink shades, but also the modern edge that comes with metallic gold. My favourites (for Australian available designers) are the focal point of today’s dress inspiration

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We’re hopping over the Indian Ocean today, and are so happy to welcome Tracey from Overland Travel Adventures (OTA) to the Polka Dot Travel Lounge. Based in Kenya, Tracey and her partner Francis started their own business running tours in East Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, offering  trips where you can experience the local culture,

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1. Velvet primroses with leaves and seed clusters from APinkSwan 2. Velvet hydrangeas from LaceAttic 3. Velvet violets from MaryNotMartha 4. Velvet lilacs in ivory from APinkSwan 5. Velvet flowers from LaceAttic 6. Velvet and organza nasturtiums from 32NorthSupplies

Good morning Dotties! I was reading recently that October is up there as the busiest wedding month in Australia so I suspect many of you reading are close to your wedding date! Which in turn makes me very excited – bring on the weddings!Every Monday at Polka Dot Bride, we pick one of our directory

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 Mignon of Cake Face gets to work with everything sweet and delicious everyday. Creating works of art from sugar, eggs and flour is her passion and I must say that when I see the finished results, I have a little touch of design envy! Designing the perfect cake must be so satisfying, although ooooh’d and

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Having planned all the major details of the wedding such as venue, church, photographer and florist, it never crossed my mind to hire a videographer. Until one morning, my maid of honour sent me a link to One Day in Mind‘s website and two hours later I had watched every film (long and short) they

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Image by James Harvie PhotographyNow lets get one thing straight here. This big wedding day Shabanza is not just about your stunning sexy lady right? Yea us blokes need to get in on some of the action too. So many times I come across a groom whose nerves make him as jumpy as can be and then

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I love the idea of engagement photos being taken while you do what you always do, your usual routine, the way you love to spend your time together.Morgan Roberts Photography captured Amy and David this way – the couple taking a flask of hot tea and snacks to the park and enjoying each others company.Amy

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What a treat it is when stunning wedding invitations land in my inbox like these watercolour wedding invitations from Melbourne studio Santiago Sunbird.Designers Bree & Sarah, the ladies behind Santiago Sunbird have set about creating a range of customisable invitations combining watercolour illustration with beautiful design.With everything from a classic simply painted design, to fun

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Erin and Lyle’s Gorgeous Destination Fiji Wedding Image by Jonathan OngI feel like it was only a day or so ago that I was exclaiming “I can’t believe it’s Friday already!”. And here we are, Friday at our feet. It always seems like the last few months before Christmas rev up and speed by, reminding me every

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 Alex and Ryan’s Stones of the Yarra Valley WeddingI have been known to sport a flash of velvet here and there, and I am always one to encourage a man to wear a fabulous black velvet jacket – and it appears Groom Ryan is a man after my own heart! Sporting at fantastic jacket from

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Tip 1 – Consider the position of the sun relative to the ceremony.This one is often overlooked, but the position of the sun in relation to your ceremony can really impact not only your photographs, but the comfort of your guests. If you aren’t already working with a large area of shade for your ceremony, then you

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I love paper treats more than anyone I know, which makes birthdays rather a challenge! Today on Polka Dot Sneak Peek, the day of the month where we chat all things weddings, all about your plans so I can sticky beak and gush (because I love to do both things), it’s all about your wedding

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