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After seeing so many beautiful weddings at Providence Gully, here are three things I would love my couples to know before they tie the knot:Be realistic with DIY. As our venue allows couples to create a day that suits their style and personality, this usually involves some kind of DIY project. I absolutely love seeing

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Jessica & JosuaThis relaxed Watego’s beachside wedding ended with the bride and groom walking home barefoot underneath the stars, and we say job well done! With family flown in from Germany and handfuls of homemade touches, we adore this romantic seaside affair that was captured by the exceptional Van Middleton Photography.Jessica tells of meeting her future

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There are few names as well known in Australian bridal fashion as Karen Willis Holmes and the launch of the Karen Willis Holmes Bespoke 2017 collection clearly cements as to why.Karen has never been one to shy from sophisticated silhouettes and the 2017 bespoke range, which is described as “focusing on exciting silhouettes” is all

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Image via Matt WadeFrom festivals that celebrate ancient mythical folklores to those that thrive on centuries of history or honour, pride and love, June is an exciting month for honeymooners. So say your vows and immediately hit a festival or two to celebrate your marriage in new and exciting locations. It’s bound to be a

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Image by Tim Coulson Sustainable wedding accessories for grooms can bring that unique charm to your special day, not to mention being easy on the back pocket. ‘Something borrowed’ isn’t just for the bride, as more and more grooms are looking to different materials and different eras to influence their wedding day style. BeWooden This quaint up

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As we catch up with Carly and chat about her sweet Fairfield Boathouse wedding, she was full of wonderful advice about how to take the stress out of planning and sticking to a budget.“If planning isn’t your thing, then delegate certain jobs around. If you can stretch your budget then I would suggest a wedding

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Choosing your dress for your wedding day must be right up there as one of the greatest joys and stresses of the whole wedding planning journey. Alera of White Lily Couture has two stores – one in Brisbane and one in Rockhampton stocked to the brim with dresses at different price points and many different

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Happy Monday Dotties! We are knee deep in weddings this week and cannot wait to get the week of wedding inspiration started!Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is high on the list of priorities. The atmosphere will be the first element that attracts you – does it pull you in on first sight? Would

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 Jenna & Haydn I first fell in love with today’s engagement shoot when I saw images of a clearly very much in love couple dancing below festoon lights after dark. I am a firm believer that lights can magic just about anything up and when it comes to an engagement session, which rarely needs much

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I am always intrigued when I come across makers – people who are incredibly passionate about what they do and want to immerse themselves in the world of it. These custom handmade rings by the label Ruusk exemplify what it means to put that passion into jewels.Designer Tania Gnecchi Ruscone (recently engaged herself!) launched her

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Photo by Twig and Fawn Photography via Top 5 Ways To Take Precious Time Out Together On Your Wedding DayHappy Friyay Dotties! It has been a busy week in the Polka Dot HQ with plenty of planes being taken to exotic destinations. I, however, am well clad in the warmth and drinking endless cups of hot

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Stacey and Benjamin were married in the glorious Kangaroo Valley in the Southern Highlands. Although it was a hot 45 degree day, nothing could melt the love in the air.One of the benefits of being a wedding cinematographer is being able to film in unusual places. At Marry Me Movies, this was our first time

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There is nothing quite like a hot apple pie, and we decided to craft up this Apple Pie Delight cocktail for lovers of everything heartwarming! The delicious spice of this drink is just the way to warm the cockles of your heart at a chilly winter wedding  – or even pay homage to your grandmother’s

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The magic of the outdoors is always a favourite setting for a wedding. This incredibly beautiful shoot of outdoor winery wedding ideas with marsala brings together lush green foliage (including the most stunning  sweeping willow tree) with glam bold tones of black and gold to create the most romantic setting for a celebration.Photographer Amanda Afton

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