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Grosvenor Hotel’s Espresso Martini The quintessential Melbourne cocktail is the Espresso Martini. Whenever these cocktails are served at weddings, the guests rave about them long after the night is over. Also, people are all about the ‘recovery party’ these days (you know, the get together that takes place the day after the wedding, where guests

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Flowers by Woods & Bloom Photo by Chesterton Smith Photography, via What Would They know? Cat of Woods & BloomYou know those weeks where you can’t remember what day it is? This oddly short week has left the patterned people rather like that – especially as we live in different parts of the world. Yet somehow, in the

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There is a simple elegance to Jane and Tom’s modern garden party wedding that we just adore. The couple met through mutual friends in year 12 and decided for their wedding day that they wanted an occasion that was simple and classic and we think they checked every box!Sometimes there is one defining moment that

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I think there are few places as dreamy as a field full of lavender and when you add a golden sunset – the combination becomes a setting for the pure magic to unfold.This shoot of lavender wedding inspiration, captured expertly by Just For Love Photography, ticks all the beautiful boxes. With the lavender fields of Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender

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Walking back down the aisle together, your first journey as husband and wife, is a moment that should not be lost. The tradition of throwing confetti began in Italy, where guests would throw grain, rice or flowers to bestow fertility and prosperity. Aside from these good wishes, the process of tossing confetti makes the moment

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Michelle and JohnIt is the deep colours, the grey skies and the pure cosy vibes that make me fall in love with Winter weddings time and time again. When Michelle and John tied the knot in their modern Abbotsford Convent Winter wedding, it had all the hallmarks of the season. Captured beautifully by Michael Briggs Photography, the

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Who can believe we are in the festive season again? With all that comes with this magical time of year, we decided today was the perfect day to kick off the Polka Dot gift guides with the first edition – for the bride and bridesmaids!Whether you are tying the knot yourself or seeking a fun

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Meet Rob and Kari, a couple who have been together since 2003 and married since 2009. What makes them a little bit different, is that after realising they were living to work rather than working to live, they quit their jobs and have been travelling the world together full time since 2012. They’ve worked and volunteered along the way but also

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Image by Sophie Baker via Kelsie & Ryan’s Simply Sweet ElopementWith the festive season fast approaching, Christmas time is one of the most happy, festive and romantic times of the year. Whether you’re getting warm and cosy by the fire with your loved ones or splashing around the pool on those warm and balmy nights, December is the

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 Our celebrant, Wendy Spalding was one of the best choices I made through our planning process. She was so friendly, bubbly and listened to everything we wanted for our ceremony. She went above and beyond to really make the day about our journey as a couple and not just about the marriage. Both of our

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The rolling landscape of  Emu Bottom Homestead was the quintessential setting for today’s shoot of Australian country wedding inspiration. Our team, lead by Laura of Laurel & Grace the team created a simple look, guided by beautiful jewel-toned floral arrangements and little touches of fun to inspire a country celebration.Behind the lens was Amanda Kilbourn Photography  capturing our bride (Hayley Augustt), dressed

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Ashleigh and Jarrad invited guests to their combined engagement party and 30th birthday and surprised their guests by getting married! While most couples spend the day apart getting ready in seperate locations on their wedding day, this loved-up duo got dressed together and loved every minute of it. Ashleigh remarking “It was amazing, stress free,

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We’re a little bit in love with Lola Berry here at Polka Dot Bride! Just like us, she is all about feeling good and putting out happy vibes into the world. Her latest book, Beauty Food, that just dropped last week contains recipes that make you feel good from the inside out. Lola calls this

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I was honoured to attend the Bertossi Brides 25th Celebration held at Paddington Weddings in Brisbane. Past brides, future brides, friends, and family, all huddled together on a rainy night to celebrate the past 25 years and to view the launch of Anne’s 2018 Collection. It was evident through the warm smiles and familiar greetings

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Tess & EdIt was a beautiful day in the sunshine as Tess & Ed tied the knot in their sweet picnic wedding at Elizabeth Farm. With “Relaxed, fun, colourful, and full of music” the theme of the day. they celebrated their vows with scones piled high with jam and cream and games on the lawn

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