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Bridesmaids

Photo by SugarLove Weddings from Ilana and Benjamin’s Vintage Glamour WeddingThis post request goes way back to our reader survey last year (I haven’t written about it since 2008!) and today I wanted to dive in. Having your bridesmaids wear non identical gowns or mismatched is one of my favourite looks and can be a

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 Art Deco Wedding Inspiration Photography by Sarzy O PhotographyWe’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 little Gatsby

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As a little girl, I loved nothing more than dressing up. Unfortunately, it never led to me being a flowergirl, just my now wistful wishing that big, fluffy tutus were as available in my childhood as they are for kids today. Dressing up hasn’t changed, and loving the sight of little girls in a beautiful

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Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography via Southern WeddingsI have really been loving bridesmaids in navy lately. It’s such an elegant colour and a little softer than the classic black.  It’s also pretty trans seasonal- navy in Summer and Spring is just as appropriate as navy in winter (especially if you switch up the skirt length!).Paired

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The gorgeous neutrals of a rustic wedding palette always inspire me. Nudes, dusty browns, blush pinks and earthy tones.Today’s inspiration shoot,  all about rustic bridesmaid inspiration is a collaboration between Lara Hotz, stylist Maura McGuirk, assistant stylist Jaimi Krost, makeup artist Cassie Sobel (0408629295) ,and hair stylist Bryoni’s Hair Bondi ((02) 9300 0229) with gowns

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I’ve always been inspired by the eclectic use of colours, patterns and prints from Australian designer Alannah Hill. Sometimes it’s like entering a kaleidoscope of colours and as you reveal the layers- pieces come to life. Incredible hair accessories, sweet coats, coloured cardis.I’m often peeking in store for gorgeous bridesmaid or bridal accessories- with my

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I love seeing a designer’s new collection and today’s designer decided to unveil a brand new bridesmaid collection in a slightly different way! Manning Cartell worked with illustrator Pippa McManus to create a beautifully drawn catalogue of the brand new bridesmaid’s collection.The collection is nothing traditional, instead choosing to focus on the fashion forward, modern

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Christmas in Australia is a special time. Instead of snow, we get beautiful lazy sunsets. Instead of hot chocolate we get cold champagne. Instead of bare branches, we get beautiful native blooms and instead of pudding we get pavlova (except who are we kidding, we’re quite happy to eat both!) This absolutely gorgeous Christmas inspired

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Today’s sweet shoot comes to us from Tindale Images who collaborated with Chanele Rose Flowers & Events,  Tea Princess,  Blissfully Sweet Cakes & Pretty & Print Printables to create a “teepees and sweetpeas” inspiration shoot for the littlest members of the bridal party. I love the relaxed, barefoot feeling of the day. Little flower crowns,

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I’m always looking for fresh and different designs for bridesmaids, and Brisbane designer Tania Olsen has a beautiful range of colours and textures for maids under her Sentani label.Tania has twelve  years experience in design and has created a number of gowns that easily mix and match, working together to create a cohesive look. Illusion

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When I got the latest look books from the George Gross, G2 By George Gross and Harry Who collections I thought the items made really stylish mother of the bride outfits. Mother of the bride outfits are always thought of as having a certain “look” even my own mother and I have come to call

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When it comes to the newest in store collections from Australian designers, Spring has well and truly sprung and with it, brought some beautiful options for Spring bridesmaids! Floral patterns, rich raspberry reds and soft, feminine pinks. Such a beautiful look for garden, spring time weddings!1. Alannah Hill “My Love Shock! Frock” Gown 2. Review

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Photo by Donna and Tenny’s Urban Brisbane Wedding via Lakshal Perera I love the alternative to the usual bridesmaid bouquet of giving your bridesmaids a beautiful wrist corsage to wear. It leaves the hands free, adds something a little different and is something a little special.If you’re worried about what bridesmaids do with their hands, they

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Melbourne designer Anna Campbell is no stranger to making beautiful, unique gowns and her new bridesmaid collection? Incredible! The new relaase of the Anna Campbell Bridesmaids “Luxe” Collection has everything I love about Anna’s designs. Soft, beautiful colours and interesting fabric placement. Beaded embellishments and beautiful draped laces all form part of the collection.The Luxe

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It’s winter, it’s cold and the best thing to do is to snuggle into a wool cardigan and sip a hot cup of tea. If you’re a bride however the challenge of keeping warm gets a little more complicated. But with these sweet as can be cardigans, the chill can turn into an excuse to

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