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Photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions  via Jane and Tin’s Luxurious Victoria Park WeddingHello Dotties! We are ticking off our to-do lists as we get closer and closer to the festive season. The festive season is definitely underway for us, what about you? With week three of The Summer Issue underway and the weather still not

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We’re so thrilled today to launch the Polka Dot Bride gift guides for 2018! We’re rounding up our favourite gift ideas for your favourite people over the next few weeks to inspire your own ideas for the season of giving.We’re kicking off with one for the littlies – your flower girls and ring bearers. We

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As we fall into the long and warm days of Summer, keeping food, flowers and friends cool can become somewhat tricky! These giant ice cubes filled with berries and edible flowers are a gorgeous addition to a Summer soiree, to keep drinks cool and iced water as pretty as it’s ever been.Working within your colour

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Vanessa & NickWhat we love about Summer, is the different takes on a summer wedding. Summer is not all about beaches and tropical blues, in many cases, like today, it’s about honouring the landscape, the space, and just celebrating within it. For Vanessa and Nick, this dream resulting in a beautiful tropical day in stunning

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In Summer, there is actually no better place to be than beside the seaside and the golden light that bathed the beach setting of today’s styled shoot makes for something that I just can’t get enough of.Photographer Alannah Liddell teamed up with cinematographer Dreamseeker Films (make sure you scroll down for their beautiful film!) to capture newlyweds Venine and Dylan

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Photo by Nadine AucampThere’s a reason why South Africa appears on so many top honeymoon lists. It’s more than just a destination for romance – romance is at its very heart. It’s in the crash of the waves of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, meeting at the tip of a continent, where seals bask in rocky

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Image by Harold Lord via Wanda & Matt’s Fun Personal Tanglewood Estate WeddingNowadays, many of our beloved fur kids are part of our lives, so it only makes sense to include them on the special day!Every bride or groom imagines their fur kids walking diligently down the aisle with a ring pillow in their mouths, but often

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Jane & TinAs a little girl I always dreamt of my Prince Charming and magical wedding day. Growing up I would have wedding magazines under my bed, spend girls nights watching other bride’s wedding videos, while discussing details of our future weddings.We hosted a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony the day before our wedding to give

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Krista & BradleyFestooned with hundreds of fairy lights and laden with foliage picked from the family farm, Krista and Bradley’s rustic and chic country wedding was everything they hoped for! Married in Mackay surrounded by their nearest and dearest, this bride and groom DIY-ed their socks off to create a gorgeous day, with every beautiful

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Emma & ReinierI must admit I was a little enchanted with the Western Australian wedding of Emma and Reinier. Something about the fresh country air, the wide open belly laughs, the wandering through the country trees, the snuggles and cuddles, the emotion. This for me is what weddings and the stories they bring are all about.

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There’s a reason wedding season includes the entire stretch of Summer – long sunshiny days, balmy weather and celebrating outdoors!Selecting the perfect venue for your big day is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the wedding planning process. The venue really determines the theme and aesthetic, the atmosphere, the dress code

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Sam & LucasFor Sam and Lucas, the city of Melbourne is filled with plenty of charm, and it is these urban streets and the famous gardens that set the scene for a celebration that was low key, intimate but incredible with beauty. With Amanda Kilbourn Photography behind the camera, the focus for these two was on

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We’d never heard of Romanian designer Divine Atelier before a few months ago at Polka Dot Bride and now we’re all wondering what rock we’ve been under because these gowns are stunning and they’re right up our white dress loving alley.The Divine team, who have been in fashion for fifteen years are known for their

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Autumn in Scotland is a season everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime! Call me biased, however the warmly coloured trees shedding carpets of leaves, the chilly air that makes perfect weather for walking (and warming up in), and the often clear blue skies will no doubt win your heart. If you’re off

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There is a beauty that wedding films bring to your story. Our wide brown land with pockets of colour from leaves, the oasis of green lawns dotted with majestic trees, a campfire’s blazing flames, the bark and leaves on the ground in a paddock. All give a sense of place and time, and adds another

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