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A dreamy backdrop of the Adelaide Hills set the scene for this inspiration shoot of whimsical woodland wedding ideas. The team took to a family property in Gumeracha which had ruins of an old chapel, a nearby beautiful forest and the mystic feel the team wanted for their shoot.The team worked together to create a

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Today I’m transported, literally, by the classic style and elegance of a bygone era.While most brides might choose to arrive at their wedding in a limo or Mercedes, stylish Polka Dot Brides choose to make a grand entrance with Classic Wooden Boat Cruises on the ‘Mon Cheri”.Mon Cheri is a beautiful mahogany runabout located on

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When much loved bridal designer Claire Pettibone collaborated on a jewellery line late last year, I waited with baited breath to see the gowns that would follow and as expected, the gowns are every bit as beautiful as the jewels.Inspired by the New York Gilded Age (from 1870 to 1900), Claire found her inspiration in

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Alessi bottle opener via jack and jade homeDo you have a friend that is a master in the kitchen? Does this man have gourmet  taste? Does he enjoy a nice drink or cooking a fancy meal? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your friend is the kitchen connoisseur.To say thanks to your

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Leave nothing to chance – or so they say! Planning your wedding can be so exciting – follow the dreams you’ve always wished for and let your imagination go! Spending time with your fiance planning the most memorable of days is so special as Claire remembers about her beautiful winter wedding to Shane. “Plan as

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Victorian oval gold etched locket from Memory Station 2. Silver floral locket from Seven Blueberries 3. Brass, navy and white locket from Mint Designs 4. Floral rose gold floral locket from Freshy Fig 5. Circa 1909 rose gold locket with forget-me-not floral design from Antique Lockets & Love Tokens 6. Vintage style floral locket from

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When two friends are inspired to start a gift registry with a difference you know they are onto a winner. The Wedding Nest is a gift registry quite unlike any other. Whether just starting to create a home together or wanting to add more style to your existing home, there are items here that will

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Happy Monday Dotties! Did you have a lovely Summer weekend? Plenty of pimms on the lawn for you?Summer weddings are in full swing now, and we’re seeing plenty of gorgeous summery bridal gowns and bridesmaids gowns, decor and flowers. We have lots of wedding goodness on the blog, so take some time out while we

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Kate & BenThe West Australian coastline has some of the most incredible scenery and Kate and Ben decided to make the most of it with stunning Exmouth Beach engagement photos with photographer Nicolle Versteeg.Kate explains, “We wanted to make the most out of our wedding weekend in Exmouth and thought an engagement shoot the day

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Dreaming of romantic weddings by the sea? This Sunset Blush bridal inspiration shoot from The Babushka Ballerina might just help you on your dreaming way.To celebrate the relaunch of their bridesmaids’ wardrobe, The Babushka Ballerina teamed up with photographer Katie Grant, florist Lua Leuca, hairstylist Kayla Marshall Wedding Hair, makeup artist Kristy Ogram, cake designer

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Yesterday, Polka Dot Bride turned nine. As we do every year, we had cake and champagne, because we believe in celebrating milestones and taking stock of where we have been and where we are going.I always stumble a little when it comes to our birthday post, wondering if another year deserves such an acknowledgement. But

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For our second Ginuary feature, this Cocktail Friday we’re going to be very “proper”! From Boodles Gin, their Proper Martini made with their mellow signature gin infused with botanicals and a number of herbs and spices including nutmeg, sage, and rosemary, is the perfect way to start the weekend in style. Chin chin!Ingredients:120 ml Boodles

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While the Cook Islands in my memory remains a beautiful blissful country full of aqua blue waters, sandy beaches, and fresh floral hairpieces and of course, cocktails, there was one tour we did on the island of Aitutaki that I came home and raved about. Normally on trips like this, we get to experience a

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for – the Vera Wang Spring Collection!Vera Wang, the brand that needs no introduction, has just released their Spring 2016 Collection and we are in love! Held to the highest esteem by the fashion industry and brides to be all over the world, Vera Wang continues to make waves

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