Here at Polka Dot Bride, we were so excited when an email landed in our inbox titled, “SHE’S ENGAGED!” All of our deadlines, phone calls, things to do, our worlds came to a screeching halt until we found out everything. We never tire of happy engagement news! I opened the special announcement note to discover it
Following a surprise proposal in the Bahamas, complete with a private beach and a sea turtle for company, Nicholas and I recently celebrated our engagement at a party with 150 of our closest friends and family at Elizabethan Lodge.We chose Elizabethan Lodge as the venue for our engagement party because we loved the venue’s private, magical urban oasis
Jessica and SeanWhen Sean and I met Janet from Hyggelig Photography in her sweet little studio in Kingsville we knew she was the right lady to trust to take the most important photos of our lives. We had already researched plenty of photographers and we were instantly attracted to Hyggelig’s vibrant, relaxed and creative photography. Janet’s
We wanted our engagement photoshoot to be fun and playful and show us just being ourselves, as well as to include our beloved pooches, Giia the doberman and Emma the West Highland terrier!We chose the streets of Fremantle as our backdrop as we love the old character of the buildings and quirky nature of Fremantle.
David and I met in 2013 on a dating app that no longer exists. David often jokes that we lasted longer than the app did! Still at university and one week into exclusively dating, we decided to plan a two-month winter Europe trip. Knowing full well it would be a make-or-break situation, we made it
My darling fiancé, proposed on the 28 September 2014 – it was a beautiful warm night and we graciously met up after a long day of work. Little did I know that this surprise was quite some time in the making and would literally be life changing. We arrived at the Dandenong Ranges’ SkyHigh Restaurant
Sarah and JacobJacob and I met back in 2010 where we both worked part-time at Village Cinemas whilst still studying at university. He started working at Village three months before I started and he was my ‘trainer’! The first thing I noticed about him was his stylish hair at that time and the first thing he
Stephanie and MarkAfter Mark proposed, Mark and I knew right away that we would have an engagement party so that we could share our joy with the important people in our lives. I had spent years planning for our engagement and wedding in my mind, but the realisation that all I had to show for
Toni and TomMy lovely fiancé Tom proposed to me in November 2014 and I instantly began making and creating for our wedding. However a few months into 2015, when someone asked me whether we were having an engagement party, I knew it was time to stop and put my energy into the planning of another
Toni & TomMy partner Tom and I had been together for about three years when the topic of weddings first came up, but my love for travel kept interrupting the finances required for ring purchasing! I was happy to wait, but it turns out after five and half years, my gorgeous man couldn’t stand it
Stephanie and MarkMy fiancé Mark proposed to me in the most beautiful, meaningful and surprising way last December. There is no short version of this story. Mark had lots of ideas for the way he would propose to me, but he knew that the most important thing in the entire world to me is family.
As a plus size girl, sometimes I dread having my photo taken by others, so going into our pre-wedding shoot I was worried that our photographers wouldn’t be able to capture my best angle.Having now done our shoot and receiving our photos back, I can truly say that any fears and doubts I had were
Becky and Raoul Not every girl gets proposed to twice, but I did…Raoul and I met four years ago. We’re both lawyers, but it was very clear when we first met that there was more than mere ‘courtroom chemistry’. For me at least, I felt like I’d come home. We carried on our romance as a long
Scott and CarissaOne Monday 24th November 2014, my now fiancé Scott awoke me at 6am sitting on the edge of our bed playing me a love song, “I Love Loving You” by Savannah Packard. To my surprise, Scott was not wearing his usual work uniform and instead leaned in to give me a kiss and
Nick and Kate“Should we have an Engagement Party? It has been over a year since we got engaged…”I think we said this to each other a dozen times, it was on and then it was off and then finally we decided to ignore ‘engagement party etiquette’ and throw a party, as 2014 was a pretty