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Image via Wedding Expo AustraliaThere’s so much to organise for a wedding and sometimes you might be left feeling like you don’t know what’s next; that’s when attending a wedding expo will help you to know what’s out there and what is right for your wedding.At a wedding expo you’ll find a range of vendors

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For me, the Aperol Spritz is the quintessential Summer drink. I love nothing more on a searing hot day, than whipping up one of these and taking myself out onto the grass, enjoying the sunset and feel the grass between my toes.I knew I had to whip up these goodies for The Italy Issue – they

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Photo by Zoe McMahon Photography via Emily and Stephen’s Secret Garden Blue Mountains WeddingA big warm welcome to you Dotties on the dawn of The Italy Issue! We decided what better way to warm our souls than with a little Italian Sunshine? Follow along on this page here for all the Italian fun as we explore everything

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Image: Katherine MiltonWhen I think of Italian desserts, I think of ricotta! It can be a cannoli or a creamy ricotta cheesecake. This recipe is a take on the cannoli and its many different flavours. It’s such a simple recipe and super easy to whip up. Great to serve up at a dinner party or

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Image by Vicki Miller Photography via Hannah & Jake’s Sweet Townsville Country Wedding5 essential elements to keeping your wedding dance-floor busy all night!Make sure your DJ has the time to meet up with you in advance. Let them know the songs you and your partner both listen to and love, Let the DJ know all the songs you

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As we celebrate all things Italy this month, the stunning combination of lush greenery, bright citrus and a beautiful blank canvas industrial venue fit every requirement for a beautiful Italian inspired vibe!Led by photographer Terri Hanlon Photography, the team gathered in the sweet town of Dayboro, Queensland at a converted Butter Factory (Entangled Events) for a shoot

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We cannot wait to celebrate all things Italian during The Italy Issue this month, and this beautiful shoot just about sums up everything we’re excited about. Beautiful, long summer days by the pool, stunningly chic weddings next to Italian villas and an amazing backdrop of rolling Italian hills to call home.Australian photographers Figtree Pictures headed to Italy for

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With the perfect climate for outdoor weddings year round and the flexibility to have civil ceremonies virtually anywhere, it doesn’t get much better than Australia when it comes to choosing a destination to elope to, ok maybe we’re a little bias, but really you are spoilt for choice when it comes to eloping in Australia

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Emily & Stephen’s Secret Garden Blue Mountains WeddingAbout usWe met four years ago and as it turned out, unknowingly worked for the same company, lived less than a kilometre away from each other and had mutual friends, but it took a dating app to make our worlds collide, and love story to begin.Three years later,

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Grace & TomIt was an autumn Easter weekend that set the scene for Grace and Tom’s city chic wedding. With just 18 of their favourite people on the guest list, their dream was for a day that was intimate, cosy and filled with chocolate (thanks Easter!). Beautiful, rich-toned blooms and plenty of sentimental details were

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Amanda & DouglasAmanda and Douglas’s bright and fun Point Piper wedding beautifully incorporated old and new traditions. With bright yellow orchids, an energetic Horah and a stunning Sydney location, we adore every second! Florent Vidal Photography captured the day.Having been convinced to attend a party, the bride did a little Facebook research beforehand. She tells, ”I

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If there’s one country we could write about all month long and then still have so much more to say, it’s the country of love, Italy! Tune into Polka Dot Honeymoons throughout June for Italian travel tips and inspiration, including this local’s guide to Panicale, Umbria. You’ll also find Italian blogs going up across each of

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It was the age of yesteryear and post-war celebrations that inspired today’s dream team to make magic at a beautiful country homestead in the middle of a stunning autumn season. Screen siren and singer Dorothy Lamour was the ultimate vision in mind, as the vintage mood wove its way through every part of this collaborative

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Image by Lightsmith Images. ViaAndrea & Scott's Art Deco Inspired Brisbane Wedding

Image by Lightsmith Images. Via Andrea & Scott’s Art Deco Inspired Brisbane WeddingDon’t you step on my blue suede shoes…These boots are made for walkin’…Get on your dancing shoes…Everyone from Elvis to the Arctic Monkeys knows about the importance of shoes, and yet, somehow they seem to be the most overlooked piece of a groom’s

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Image: Jules & Steve CallenGuide to Panicale, Umbria   We had always loved Italy. From the year we eloped and were married in Sicily, we dedicated every annual leave to exploring a new region of Italy. Renting villas in Tuscany, Puglia, Piemonte, Sicily, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Campania, Liguria, Abruzzo and the Aeolian Islands, and staying in

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