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I think it helps to be ‘a hopeless romantic’ when you’re a celebrant. Surrounded by love on one of the best days of anyone’s life you can’t help but be inspired and touched by the bridal couple’s love story and the love that surrounds them from family and friends. Sarah of Sarah Aird Civil Celebrant

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Happy Monday Dotties! After the kerfuffle that was last week, I am all set for a busy, but calmer week!Keep your wedding personal – and that can be hard in the face of so much input from social media, family and friends – but you will truly be happy that your day reflected who you are.

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Emily & JoshI love it when a couple makes the most of the spaces that are special to them and for Emily and Josh’s Queensland country engagement, making the most of the farm that Josh’s parents own seemed like the most beautiful way to celebrate the start of a new chapter. Emily and Josh chose  NAK

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Krissy & AdamIt’s simple really when a love story like Krissy and Adam’s comes to life. A golden sunset, an array of beautiful flowers and a pledge for forever. Corny, perhaps, but the words that transpire, exactly what it’s all about – what we live for, what we get out of bed for and what

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In another instalment of our “make your hot chocolate sing!” posts, let us introduce you to this Boozy Rum Hot Chocolate. This concoction is perfect for serving after dark and adding to your Winter wedding cocktail list. The sweet warmth of the golden rum adds a smoothness to this hot chocolate that gives it a little

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Image by Merge Photography  via Sarah and Sam’s Elegant Outdoor Garden WeddingChoosing a partner for life is the easy part.  Choosing a wedding venue can prove a little more tricky!From beachside bliss, country charm and garden glamour to industrial chic and urban sophistication, there are so many options when it comes to wedding venues in

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Cake by Blackbird Cakes Photo by T One Image via  Vanessa and Chris’ boho Cammeray Waters wedding I think the eclipse had an effect on our electronics this week Dotties – everything that could go wrong seemed to. From washing machines breaking down (isn’t that the worst? I am pretty sure I can get by with everything else

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Leticia and MatthewIn her sparkling blue dress, Leticia and Matthew married in this intimate Matilda Bay wedding, celebrating in style with a sumptuous meal at Matilda Bay Restaurant.Matthew  tells us about his favourite memory of his bride. “How beautiful my future wife looked when she was standing at the edge of the reserve and waiting

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Shelley and BalanIt was at work that Shelley and Balan first met. “I was Balan’s HR Manager and developed a crush on him very quickly. He was not too sure about me at the beginning but I slowly chipped away and eventually won him over,” says Shelley. “We first got together at our company’s mid

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Flower garlands come in all shapes and sizes, and this easy scented flower garland tutorial will give you some tricks to impress your guests! It’s no secret that I love an event filled with blooms, and this garland allows you to literally hang them from every corner!I’ve used a selection of scented flowers and herbs

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We love a little sparkle here at Polka Dot Bride and today’s desert metallics wedding inspiration shoot brings to life the beauty of metallic tones with the bold and lush style of the desert landscape.With photographer Camilla Kirk Photography behind the camera, Anchored Cinema on film, Stylist and Co styling up a storm and lush, desert-inspired florals from Xavier Nicolle Flowers. It’s

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Image via Paris Convention and Visitors BureauOnce you’ve booked your dream honeymoon destination and have those airline tickets in your pocket, the next job is writing a long list of all the places you’d like to go! If you’re heading to Paris, you may be interested solely in the food, or perhaps you’ll be planning

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Vanessa and ChrisChris… A Country boy, the most genuine man, the type of guy every girl would wish to become her husband. Vanessa… A City girl, an Event manager from Melbourne.I was always planning other peoples’ weddings, always the wedding planner never the bride… then one December evening Chris asked me to spend the rest

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Image by Florido Weddings via Courtney and Damian’s Byron Bay Barn WeddingThe mother of the bride (or groom) speech is one my favourite speeches to help out with, but it’s also one of the hardest. There is no tradition, no requirements, no box ticking of thank you’s or welcomes – you have the rare opportunity of a

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