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Sarzy O Photography teamed up with a group of Brisbane wedding professionals (who you’ll see a bit more of later!) to create this sweet, soft pink wedding inspiration shoot. Together with  Jennifer Gifford Designs , Brush & Blush, Lisa Daniels Design, Savor The Moment Wedding Planning, Adorn Event Hire , Bella Bloom Floral Design , […]

I love hearing of wedding vendors teaming up with one another to make something wonderful happen and when the lovely Sarah of Sarzy O Photography approached me with this amazing competition earlier this year I knew it would turn into something special! Sarah, together with Nikki from Savor The Moment Wedding Planning  along with a […]

 Art Deco Wedding Inspiration Photography by Sarzy O Photography We’re no strangers to the love of Art Deco here at Polka Dot Bride and have been eagerly counting down the days as The Great Gatsby movie premiere gets closer – the costuming, sets and details galore sure to send our minds ticking over. Injecting a […]

This is a stunning art deco wedding inspired shoot at Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre. Being art deco, the concept is distinctly vintage but with a glamorous edge. Elements such as the art deco style layered fan shapes were taken from the stationery to the cake keeping the style and look of the shoot cohesive and tying […]

Ana and Eugen We’re ending the day with a romantic Brisbane wedding! With the big 2013 Brisbane Wedding Giveaway announced, we thought it was time to revisit the winners of the 2012 competition!  Ana tells their story. “Eugen and I met in 2007 while I was backpacking through Europe. Eugen is an Albanian who had […]

Megha & Adam Megha and Adam were very conscious of including both of their cultural heritages as they planned their waterside Australian Indian wedding. It turned into a three day celebration of colour and culture with 170 guests, a Hindu ceremony (complete with preceding Mendhi and Vidhi ceremonies) a western civil ceremony and plenty of […]

The sweet pastels and retro shapes of the 1950s are always fun to draw inspiration from and today’s inspiration shoot comes from a  group of Brisbane wedding professionals about to unveil something big! To celebrate, they pulled together this fun, casual 1950s wedding inspiration shoot with plenty of vintage, retro touches to inspire you! Photographer […]

Alex & Imran I love the multicultural feel to Alex and Imran’s Adelaide wedding. Between the bride choosing to wear a sari to honour the groom’s Bangladeshi heritage, to the surprise sing along, the epic space cake and family and friends pitching in every step of the way.  Nicholas Purcell  was there to capture every […]

I’ve been getting a lot of colour questions lately so thought it was time to introduce a new series! Creative Colour! Creative Colour is all about taking great colours and exploring ways of using them plus unique and fresh colour combinations. Each colour will be accompanied by a long list of suggestions so you can […]

Alex and I met in London 8 years ago, we have lived together in 4 different cities, we have been so busy in those 8 years we sort of forgot about getting married. A year ago Alex proposed to me on the beach where these photographs were taken, we thought the colours of the holi […]

Hi, my name is Lisa Merton and I design Couture wedding gowns, inspired by different eras and unique cultures from around the world, using rare vintage Japanese kimonos and obis, beautiful Indian saris, luxurious silks and delicate European laces. My label Culture Bridal Couture (formerly known as Culture Shock) is based in Sydney, Australia, and […]

A clear, watery green-y blue the colour of aquamarines and the tropical sea. Combine with ivory and pearl grey –       With soft mustard, taupe and soft apricot –       With greens of all hues –       With Spring Green, Aqua Blue and Azure Blue –       With Lilac and Deep Iris –       With Indigo and Azure Blue –       […]

An intense hue – not quite pink yet not quite violet. For those who like a dramatic, eye popping scheme. Combine with ivory, deep purple and violet blue – With bright orange, hot pink, dark lime green and touches of egg yolk yellow – With pale grey, violet and white – With pewter grey, navy […]

I’ve been digging through the archives to populate the Ask Ms Polka Dot columns and I am consistently interested in the stories of our readers and how their weddings turned out! Sit back for another Ask Ms Polka Dot! Hi Ms Polka Dot, I’m a very non-artistic bride who’se struggling with getting up a concept […]

A fresh green, appealing for its richness and ability to add intensity to the colours it complements. Combine with milk chocolate and cream –       With deep rose pink and ivory –       With citrus colours – orange, lime and lemon –       With deep rose red, chocolate brown and ivory –       With chocolate, deep coral, apricot and […]