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Fiona and NickI happen to think, that the moments when the sun sets and when it rises are the purest of the day. The start of a day, the farewell, there is an element wiping the slate clean, the way the world bathes in golden light, that makes for something truly amazing. When Fiona and

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Madison and AlisterIf there ever was a time I wished my family owned a winery, it was upon seeing the rustic Clare Valley farm wedding of Madison and Alister captured by Kate Pardey Photography.With Alister’s family the owners of Pikes Wines, it made sense that the couple made the most of the farm and the vines as a

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Yen and Thomas Rose petals rained down on Yen and Thomas as they left the church, but thankfully there was no sign of actual rain in the Southern Highlands that day. In fact, the skies were sparklingly clear, from sunrise right through to sunset, allowing our wedding videographer to capture stunning scenes of Yen and Thomas

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 Oh, what a momentous week it has been in Australia. A week where saying yes to same-sex marriage, to marriage equality came to fruition. We know there is still so much to go, and so much healing to be done, but this win and the positivity that surrounded it was truly heartening and a brilliant

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I adore a Bellini for a breakfast celebration, so we decided to combine two of our favourite fruits for this celebratory cocktail. Rhubarb is tart and delicious and when combined with strawberries, giving this cocktail a flavour that is just the ticket for a bridal brunch or the morning of the wedding when bubbles are flowing

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The forest is always full of enchantment. Australian gum trees, with their deep and moody greens, gives this colourful and floral-filled forest wedding inspiration shoot the most stunning of settings in which to unfold.With beautiful, bright orange and pink roses, wax flowers, sea holly, yellow wattle, smoke bush and gum leaves, today’s shoot gives a

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If your bridesmaids love a luxurious soak in the tub, why not consider making them some sweet smelling bath salts? It’s super quick and easy, and you can personalise the fragrance if you know what they love. Wrapping can be great fun too! If your wedding theme is earthy and woodsy, pop the salts into

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The stunning setting of a beautiful venue set the scene for Alyce and Scott’s rustic Inglewood Inn wedding. There are so many joyous moments and also moments that make us nervous and bring on butterflies during a wedding, but none so much as when the groom first lays eyes on his beautiful bride.Scotts says, “Seeing

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In the second of our 2017 gift guides, we’re jumping into something a little more fun – gift ideas for flower girls and ring bearers!There is something very special about involving children in your wedding day and today’s gift guide not only works for Christmas but also as sweet thank you gifts for your favourite

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Kirsty and MaggieWe are celebrating such a momentous day today in Australia – a day where the majority of Australians said a big joyous “yes” to same-sex marriage. Something that is so huge, so incredible and so incredibly overdue. We hope, that with how horrible these past few months (and life before that) has been

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Photo by Vita Vilcina on UnsplashWith the weather starting to heat up and summer just around the corner, we think the best place to honeymoon right now is right at home, in Australia! And while you may not want to spend your actual honeymoon in Australia, I’ve noticed the ‘minimoon’ trend becoming increasingly popular, where the just married

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Image by Abigail Varney via Andrea & Ben’s Mid-Century Inspired Melbourne WeddingWe want all of our Polka Dot Bride couples to have a happily ever after and hope this financial advice from finder.com.au can help you on your way.How to effectively manage joint expenses as a coupleMoney is definitely one of the most common things that couples argue

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There was one dress shop left in Bendigo. But it was another 15 minute drive away and I was exhausted from trying on dresses at various other shops. My nan argued with me and said she once found a dress at a shop she was never going to go to, so we went to Belles and Bows

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When modern grandeur is on your mind, may we unveil the Suzanne Harward 2018 “Utopia” couture collection?The collection comprises rich detail; the designers choosing lightweight, ethereal tulle and cloaking it with embellishments, from colourful embroidered flowers to delicately placed laces that add a sense of drama.The colour palette speaks to this as well; muted tones of grey,

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