Image by Leon SchootsWhilst most people have heard of the likes of the paddock-to-plate ‘slow food’ movement, fair-trade coffee and slow fashion, fewer have stopped to think about where their flowers come from and how they’re grown. Sustainability, provenance and ethics apply to flowers too and in this article you’ll get some tips on how
There is something honest about the colours of Autumn, the moody oranges, the deep browns, the glitter of candlelight and today’s editorial, in the bare bones of an industrial warehouse space, captured every bit of this raw sense of style.With Jenny Wu Photography it was the wizardry of stylists (and floral designers to boot) Pia & Jade who
Shaunah & NormanIf there is one thing I have come to learn, after sharing thousands upon thousands of weddings over the years, it’s that a wedding day, might be about the couple, but it’s also about the family they choose to have there. For Shaunah & Norman, it wouldn’t have been their wedding without the inclusion
Image via Astrid Simone PhotographyAn hour flight from Melbourne and you land right in the middle of what I consider one of the most beautiful places in Australia (okay I might be biased because I live here!) Tasmania. The Island State and home to amazing national parks, gorgeous beaches and some of the best food our country
Lindsay & BradFrom the beginning, this wedding had elegance, thoughtful detail and stunning Western Australian views. Childhood sweethearts, Lindsay and Brad were captured by Simone Addison Photography as they enjoyed a love filled, relaxed day with their family and friends. Think native florals, champagne colours and beautiful scenery as the gorgeous couple laughed and danced
Renee & TysonOn a sunny day in Brisbane, Renee and Tyson said I do! Wearing a sparkling Karen Willis Holmes gown and with Scottish details throughout the day, their romantic celebration ended with a giant dinner party, everyone seated at one long (lovely!) table.Renee remembers how they met, sharing, ”It was through a friend in
Surrounded by an abundance of lush, green plants, Naomi and Chris declared their love for each other in front of family and friends. Elegant simplicity was the theme of the day and Naomi tells us about how, what and why Chris chose his outfit for their gorgeous nuptials. Chris, like me, wanted to wear simple and
You’re getting married, you’re organising your vendors, and you’re at the point where you’re facing the classic conundrum that is working out whether you do or don’t want your day turned into a Hollywood film-set, and whether you are or aren’t going to be dragged away from your guests for 3 hours for a portrait
Angela and ThibaudI am always smitten with a love story that is simple, a wedding where the focus is not on endless details (as much as I love them), but instead on honest moments. For Angela and Thibaud, their day was filled with romance, it was filled with stories, champagne toasts, puppy dogs and gorgeous
If you dream of dramatic glamour for your wedding day, of lace, of trains, of beaded bodysuits and decadent detail, then the brand new” Destination Romance: Forget Me Not Collection from Demetrios? It has your name all over it.We see plenty of glamorous gowns across our days here at Polka Dot Bride, but this brand new
Before we planned our trip to Bruny Island I received a warning: “It’s a little quiet,” they said, “There isn’t much to do”. Being an introverted homebody, this sounded like perfection. Give me a roaring fire, a glass of wine, a good book and plenty of cheese and it’s just about my idea of perfection.
When a celebrant describes themselves as a ‘love hustler’, ‘wedding whisperer’ and a ‘party starter’, you know you’re going to have a fun and unique event! That’s exactly what you’ll get with Jo Booth Event Celebrant. Her energy and enthusiasm for her job shines through in today’s interview. With a background in event management, Jo
Happy Monday Dotties! We are deep into the winter cold, so what better way to get some relief than a week packed with the very best wedding stories?As the days grow shorter, the time is now to get stuck into planning your wedding. Grab a cuppa and take a look at our Polka Dot Directory filled
Natasha & HudsonEngagement sessions? They don’t have to be all fancy friends, in fact, they can be in your favourite local spot, with a photographer in tow and a good mood on the horizon.It’s this that Natasha and Hudson chose to commemorate their next big step, enlisting About Time Co to join them and the result?