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It’s been a busy month of queries at Polka Dot Bride HQ~ So many plans are underfoot! While we did our best to respond to most of these via email, we know the Polka Dot community knows secret venues, places and recommendations that we certainly don’t! So we’re putting them out there hoping to help

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Veronica and PatVeronica and Pat chose a private garden wedding to celebrate their marriage. Captured by the groom’s nephew Briars Atlas they planned it in just seven weeks, hiding their plans and surprising the guests at their engagement party the next evening with the news (and wedding photos!).Veronica describes the story of how they met as

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In part three of our behind the scenes series of Flavia Kelson and Ricardo Pintato’s Wedding (see part one here, or part two) captured for Vogue Weddings, we learn about the couple’s understated reception dinner.[youtube width=”550″ height=”309″]http://youtu.be/AALwGlVJdvM[/youtube]

Image by Harvard Wang via Groom Style – TimWedding means the union of the bride and groom. Although the focus tends to be on the bride we shouldn’t forget to include the groom in this wonderful project. It is his wedding too you know! I’m sure deep down guys would appreciate to be included in

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Am I a bit biased about my own husband’s reflections on our wedding day – sure I am! But it doesn’t make it any less lovely to share, or a sentiment that isn’t found in all grooms when they are asked to recall their own special day. Our Yarraville Winter Wedding was pulled together as

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 Sarah & BarrySarah and Barry held their beautiful wedding at Melbourne brewery Mountain Goat, captured by the ever lovely Lucy Spartalis, but not before a tea party and surviving a torrential downpour with friends! We seem to be the landing place for rainy day weddings- which to be honest I love because rain on your wedding

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Avarie GownAustralian designer Rachel Gilbert has always been a beautiful choice for brides wanting something a little different or bridesmaids wanting to dazzle. With a bevvy of incredible evening gowns under her belt, Rachel’s designs lend themselves more and more to the formality and modern sparkle of weddings.With beautiful gowns in a luxurious range of

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A I write this, it is just a couple of weeks until I try to unsuccessfully zip up a stuffed suitcase and wonder how many kilos I’ll be over the luggage limit. Well, at least this would be the scenario for someone who has given little to no thought about their destination. However, being a

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Our love story began when I met Adrian at a career’s day back in 2006. 600 students in the Perth Hills area gathered to listen to motivational speakers talk about their working life and take part in tasks that would prepare them for entering the “real world”.Personal ImageI was a senior at the time so

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Image by Tealily PhotographyWeddings inspired by all things vintage have become increasingly popular, although it was some 5 years ago that my first bride came to me asking for finger waves with 1920’s makeup. Sophistication and elegance was the timeless femininity of the 20’s through to 50’ so I can understand why so many women

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Sophie and MartyWhile Summer is almost upon us (not that you’d know judging by some of the latest weather we’ve had!) Winter weddings still hold a special place in my heart and today’s incredible Winter celebration, beautifully photographed by Ginger & Mint Photography of Sophie and Marty is enough to get the couples planning a Winter

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If there is anything to inspire you to get ready for Summer, this boho beach wedding inspiration shoot might be it! The soft silica sand, trailing, flowing bouquets and bohemian inspired gowns and accessories all work together to create a look that just works for a Summer wedding. Photographer Tanya of Chesterton Smith Photography  teamed

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I love this font for the name alone – Noodlerz. This font ‘gives off a humorous personality with a flair of sarcasm and cartoon flavor’. Couldn’t have said it better myself!Noodlerz is available from My Fonts.

1. Rebecca from Rebecca Low Designs is one of those vendors who is passionate about creating weddings that tell the bride and groom’s own story through her handmade wedding concept. Brides and grooms can choose to custom design one off pieces such as a wedding cake or bridal accessories or choose to create a full

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There’s nothing quite like getting away from all the stress of your day-to-day life and indulging in a relaxing holiday (I’m counting down to a week away very soon!). And when better to relax than just after one of the biggest days of your life? If you’re after a honeymoon destination that’s luxurious but not too far

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