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As a dedicated writer for Polka Dot Groom, I have seen many bow ties in my day. From a pink paisley tie to a camo printed neck bow—I thought every fabric under the sun had already been fashioned into a beautiful bow tie by a talented designer somewhere. But then I stumbled across the creative

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Garden is a whimsical font with botanical motifs. Decorate your invitations with this whimsical Garden font to inspire you.Garden is available from My Fonts.

Ana & ThomasAna and Thomas celebrated their marriage on a warm Sydney Summer day. With a love of all thing sweet, they incorporated sweetness and the bride’s love of lace and lilacs into a day that was classic, sweet and every bit “them”. They chose Pictures & Hearts Photography to capture their wedding day.Ana tells

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2015 marks the 40th anniversary for Australian bridal designer Suzanne Harward and she’s setting the year in motion with a bang! First up is the 2015 bridal gown collection, full of feminine, dramatic gowns that are modern without losing the classic nod to a beautiful bridal gown.Shades of oyster, champagne and ivory compliment corseted ball

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Melissa at Oak & Linden is a wedding stylist with a particular passion for floral design. She brings her keen eye for artistic detail and a distinctive flair to her styling – and then there’s the flowers, oh, those gorgeous arrangements – to complement it all! Thinking outside the square to bring all the elements

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October is such a full month for weddings and it’s so wonderful to hear and see the whispers of them unfolding via social media. A sneaky bouquet photo, DIY projects underway and then the photos – oh the photos make our days!Before we kick off our own week of happy wedding inspiration it’s time to

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1. Gold hair vine comb with crystals and pearls from LavenderByJurgita 2. Floral gold hair comb from YaelSteinberg 3. Gold leaf hair comb from Ayajewellery 4. Gold hair comb with Swarovski crystals from OnlyHandmadeJewelry 5. Gold leaf hair comb from MissLaceWedding 6. Brass flowered hair comb from LiveAdorned

Rafal & DeeThe thing I love most about engagement sessions is just how happy a couple is in them and then there’s the laughter, the giggles and the downright beautiful expressions of love. How can anything about that be anything less than inspiring? Rafal and Dee headed to the stunning Abbotsford Convent with photographer Elleni

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The beautiful bridal brand Truvelle has released their 2015 collection with its romantic and ethereal touches. Rose gold sequin bodices, ombre dyed lace trains, sequin panels, keyhole backs with the finest of laces and beautiful bows. The gowns are feminine and beautiful while still creating a sense of modern style.After three years spent building the

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Is a holiday enough to change your soul? To ignite your spirit? I certainly didn’t think so, but that was before we headed to Eco Beach, an hour from Broome in August, as part of our Expedia Western Australia travels (read my last part here).This  is not a new story for me, it’s one I

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It was a champagne-laden affair that saw guests from across Brisbane gather for the highly anticipated opening of Brisbane’s newest dining establishment, La Vue Waterfront Restaurant.Positioned directly on the water across from the iconic Story Bridge, guests mingled and enjoyed a selection of canapés as twilight turned to evening, revealing the stunning panorama in all

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Thao and VanessaMy husband and I had two weddings – a 1950s vintage wedding on the Saturday, and a traditional Vietnamese wedding on the Sunday.We got ready at my awesome bridesmaid Rhonda’s awesome terrace house in North Perth (she and her partner recently renovated it from the ground up). Rhonda made a “Bridesmaid Survival Kit”, for each

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Image by Lakshal Perera for Kara and Bart’s Destination Eco Beach WeddingI’ve been researching holiday routes for our first (yay) family holiday coming up later in the year, and in doing so I’ve realised how much of my own country I haven’t seen. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a whole lot –

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Lisa & PaulLisa and Paul stayed true to their roots – Paul a country boy, Lisa a city girl – and held a modern farm wedding at home, or as Lisa says a wedding of “city meets country”. They chose When Elephant Met Zebra  as their photographers to capture every moment of their wedding day.The

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