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Happy Monday Dotties! Are you smelling Spring yet? The light has changed, the sun is a little brighter!Another exciting week ahead with plenty in store on Polka  Dot Bride to keep you entertained during these cold winter days. Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is filled with outstanding vendors and we are adding more all the time.

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Jenna & ShaunIf hanging out in jeans and t-shirts is your favourite way to spend a day then you will love Jenna and Shaun’s relaxed urban engagement with Laugh Out Loud Photography. With a backdrop of city icons – including the famous Nylex clock, I know you’ll love the vibe!Jenna tells the story of how

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Ash & SamThere is something very special about the feeling I get from Ash & Sam’s vintage jazz cocktail party wedding. I’m not sure whether it’s the sweet vintage details, the beautiful emotion and intimacy or the fact it’s a love story that I love so much. Ash and Sam chose Free the Bird Photography

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Image by Joseph and Jessey Fraser At Paddington Weddings, our brides ask us all the time whether wearing a veil is the ‘thing’ at the moment. In our opinion, the right veil can really help to finish off the look of your gown – but sadly, the wrong veil can ruin it.Often brides will have

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Image via M.J. BaleWith the increasing popularity of these very debonaire accessories, our wonderful little tips for folding the perfect pocket square will ensure our well-groomed gentlemen are looking dapper on their wedding days!1. Presidential Pocket Square FoldStart by placing the pocket square face down unfolded and flat.Fold the left side over to meet the

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With such a sweet, ‘snuggly’ name, I just couldn’t resist Midnight Starling‘s ‘The Cardigan’ this Cocktail Friday. A delicious drink during the colder weather – with its warming nature (love the marmalade!) and name – this aperitif is perfect for cosy winter wedding celebrations.Ingredients: 2 teaspoons house-made mandarin marmalade 4 dashes of Angostura bitters Dash

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Photo by Ben Ferguson Photography  via Tanya & Cameron’s Traditional Mansion Hotel WeddingPhew Dotties! I feel like at the end of every week I take a deep breath and say the same thing – what a week it was! But we literally moved mountains this week – Ms Rose even climbed a few in Yosemite

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I have a soft spot for a beautiful flower crown and as the time comes to plan pre-wedding parties, I love the idea of gathering together with your favourite people, a glass of champagne to craft up the most beautiful of floral wreaths. Today I’ve found my favourites and a top list for you of

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There are so many ways to make your wedding or special soiree look beautiful, and I firmly believe a gorgeous event is just that because of the details. One way to add your own decorative touch when planning your celebration is with a chalkboard! They are easy peasy to make and can be customised to say

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With her bridesmaids standing at the start of the aisle to announce her arrival at the couple’s romantic Summerlees wedding, Pete treasures the moment he saw his gorgeous bride Alice walking towards him.Images by Rose Photos

Let’s talk children at weddings. While some couples choose to have child free weddings, others embrace the joy of having excited children involved in their day, particularly when their own children get to be a very special part of their celebrations.There are many ways to include little ones in your ceremony. Depending on their age this

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Jess & MattThere are not many couples who can say that the DIY for their wedding involved having an incredibly hands on role in restoring their entire wedding venue, but for Jess and Matt, who held their decadent country wedding at Tanglewood Estate which is owned by the groom’s parents, the gorgeous property tied in

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Deborah & RobThis wedding seems almost as if it was taken from the pages of a whimsical story book. Deborah and Rob wanted their day to have a rustic feel to it, while still having an aspect of elegance, as well quite a large amount of DIY. The result is their romantic Montsalvat wedding, perfectly

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Image via The Beach ResortIt’s easy to find yourself lost in the beauty of an island. Endless beaches surrounded by iridescent clear blue sea and the lush green of the foliage is always breathtaking. Islands provide for the best romantic honeymoon getaways where you can expect to relax the days away in the sun.St. Barth’s The

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