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Nicole & BrendonToday’s handsomely, dramatic engagement shoot was captured entirely in black and white by Simon from gm photographics. The couple chose Intercontinental Hotel Sydney to create a dramatic setting, the couple noting, “We both love Helmut Newton’s photography. We wanted a dramatic black and white shoot that would be artistic and stylish throughout the […]

 Gerard and TracieGerard and I met in a London night club whilst I was on holiday visiting friends. He was meant to have just been a holiday romance, but then they do say you meet the perfect person when you least expect it. We didn’t have the usual start to a relationship, but rather found […]

Tori & BrettTori and Brett’s wedding is all about classic glamour. The black and white colour palette. The simple and beautiful locations and the love story that had to be told.Tori tells their childhood love story. “We went to the same kindergarten, and then met again when we were 24 & 25 years old when […]

“i do” blackboard image by Jenny Sun Photography / Vintage Black Bridesmaids/Wedding dress from Hemlock Vintage Clothing / Bouquet image by Christine Chang Photography via Style Me Pretty / Christian Louboutin Carnival d’Orsay Peep-Toe Pumps / Wedding Gown by Vera Wang / Wedding Cake by Maggie Austin Cake / Black Tuxedo Groom image by Jose […]

Andy and SerenaHi lovely Polka Dot Bride readers! It’s Serena from Pretty Fluffy and I’m so excited to be sharing my wedding with you today. Planning a wedding was one of the most enjoyable times of my life. Bringing together loved ones, poring over beautiful imagery day after day and creating my very own wedding […]

Gregory and MegGreg and I met nearly 9 years ago after our mutual friends were married. Every weekend we’d see each other at our friend’s house and romance soon blossomed. In 2010, just after we purchased our own home, Greg told me he was lucky enough to have won a trip to Peppers Craigieburn for […]

We don’t talk enough about beautiful cake on Polka Dot Bride. Yet I am constantly amazed by the amount of work and the amazing creations that come of Australia’s cake designers!One of the most interesting colour combination for cake designs is black and white- with two colours at different ends of the spectrum the designs […]

I received a lovely email from Casie alerting me to this gorgeous polka dotted tableware from RosannaIt’s currently on sale and is a great way to dress up any table, especially if you pair it with the Kate Spade design I wrote about previously. Add a touch of whimsy with the elegance of black and […]

I’ve been wanting to play this inspiration board out for a little while. I dabble in colour but am always led back to neutrals. This combination of black and creamy white with the neutral taupe inspires thoughts of vintage style elegant celebrations. I found the room setting in the top right, from a blog I […]

A stunning Oscar De La Renta black and white gown inspired me for this board. Strong white and black with soft almost teal navy blue to add the softness.Oscar De La Renta gown from, earrings from Elements, top hat from Pietros tuxedo, Vintage Harpers Bazar print from, place setting, wine goblets, cala lily […]

Stefan & WhitneyThe sun came out to shine for Whitney and Stefan as they exchanged vows in their fairytale Melbourne wedding. Incorporating both modern and classic elements to their day, the couple enjoyed dancing with their family and friends and added personality to each moment throughout the day. The stunning couple shares their day with […]

Image by Benedict SuttonSo you’ve decided that your special day is going to be set amongst bohemian tropical surrounds, with the sun, sand and the ones you love as the backdrop. However, now you’re wondering how to make sure that your attire lives up to the luxe feel of the day. Here are a few […]

Without a doubt, you’re reading this very piece in a panic, as you’ve scoured the internet for the best ways to style yourself and your trusted groomsmen for the big dance, knowing you have under three months to get everything prepared. Are we right, fellas?Fret less, as you have come to the right place. We’ve […]

Image by Beck RocchiWith a million and one things to plan, choose and organise for your wedding day, the page boy’s outfit can often be a last minute, hasty decision. Here we explore the popular wedding themes and some groovy page boy options for each. But first and foremost, little ones must be comfy in […]

Raych & BobbyRight by the water and with the rolling hills behind, Raych and Bobby said their vows in a gorgeous outdoor country ceremony in New Zealand. Wanting a relaxed day, the couple had loads of fun as they celebrated with friends and family. Three delectable cakes made by family, wildflowers decorating the hall and […]