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Christina & ZeThere was such a sense of celebratory joy when Christina & Ze tied the knot – from the bride’s stunning  gown that was replaced by a gorgeous fluffy short red dress for the reception, to her never-ending enormous smile. The day was captured so beautifully by Anna Taylor.Christina and Ze live in America, the

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Melbourne wedding dress designer Cathleen Jia has just released her romantic new made-to-measure capsule collection, ‘Moon River’. The familiar title comes from the tune that Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golighty, dreamily croons in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. May we convince you that it’s also a charming song choice for the first dance at your wedding reception?“Moon river,

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Image by Aubrey Strawberry Photography via Winter Wedding InspirationDelicate snow flurries, serene forest scenery, alpine architecture and of course après ski aplenty – a ski trip is equal parts romance and adventure, making it an idyllic honeymoon choice for winter-loving couples.But, after you’ve booked that Instagram-worthy log chalet and signed up for ski lessons and a lift

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Natalie and JohnThere is a beautiful traditional feel to Natalie and John’s dreamy Milton Park wedding. The historic estate playing host to a day filled with classic touches, beautiful romance and magic moments thanks to photographer Hannah Blackmore.Natalie’s advice for future marrieds is “to keep it simple, remember to stay as true to the style and

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Capturing the emotions of the day in an image is made even more special when that unique quality of Australian light enhances every photograph. Anthea of Anthea Auld Photographer is not only your story teller for the day, she is also quietly organised, a calming influence whenever things become overwhelming and approaches each and every

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Happy Monday Dotties! We’re well and truly into 2018 now and boy, isn’t it shaping up to be amazing?School holidays, fun in the sun, and endless opportunities to meet up with family and friends are great distractions when your wedding planning all becomes a bit much. But when you do want to plan, be sure

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Erin & JothamWe love it when a couple does things their way. With Wildflower Weddings behind the camera, Erin & Jotham headed to the graffiti coloured laneways of Fortitude Valley to capture the engagement. As musicians, the suburb played host to many Sunday afternoons of performances and holds a very special place in their world together.It was through music

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Antje and MichaelThere is a lot to love about Antje and Michael’s wedding – and that is to say, because it is the very simplest of weddings. A ceremony at home, a wander to the park for photographs, a spot of lunch, and an evening in the city – just the newlyweds. If you ever

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Image by LJM Photography via Emma and Kelly’s New Years Eve Bush WeddingAustralia has equality and we couldn’t be happier! With equality comes a whole new variety of options for the logistics of wedding ceremonies. As traditional gender specific roles become obsolete, wedding ceremonies are becoming more progressive, relevant and meaningful for both same sex couples, and also for

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We are right in the middle of our heathy cocktail month here at Polka Dot Bride, so it was only natural to call on Masterchef and ABC’s Surfing the Menu star, Dan Churchill (also known as “the healthy chef”), to join in on the ‘New Year, New Me’ festivities. If this exact platter of Dan’s

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Cake by: Miss Ladybird Cakes from Polka Dot Bride Turns 11Oh, what it is to be 11! Isn’t the cake Miss Ladybird Cakes made us just the most amazing thing? I think I got a little teary-eyed when it arrived. It’s a special thing to have a business turn another year older (and I spoke all about it here)So with

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Patty & PeteI think all brides can relate to this cheeky picture above. It’s the moment when the bride has taken her walk down the aisle to her groom and all eyes are them, they are merely minutes away from becoming partners for life and the excitement is bouncing right out of their hearts and

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Tania Maras always blows us away with her delicate, beautiful handmade veils, hairpieces and jewels and her new collection “Secret garden” shows off her love of ancient French palaces, and their overgrown gardens, of sunsets and wide open skies – all curated into a collection that speaks of carefully considered intricacy.The “Secret Garden” collection centres around

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Giving a great gift to newlyweds is a joy because often you’re giving the couple something that they will use or admire forever. And if you’re going to the trouble to get such a lovely gift, you may as well go the whole way and present it beautifully.This is a project that works two-fold; it

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