Wedding Veils & Window Light

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


A different kind of inspiration shoot today. Photographer Hannah Millerick captured this beautiful series entitled “Wedding Veils & Window Light” showing the beauty of the lace edged veils created by Karen Willis Holmes.

I love the elegance to these images, it’s all about the story of the veil, the role it plays, the soft, gentle folds, the delicate lace and the light. It’s magic.

Veils: Karen Willis Holmes / Hairstylist: Amy Gaudie & Jess Duran of Urban Chic / Flowers: Bronte Ellis / Makeup Artist: Lizzie Leaney / Model: Eloise
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Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


gold foil decorations tutorial Gold Leaf Ornament Tutorial

Gold Leaf Ornament Tutorial

If you’ve missed checking out our specialty blogs this week, you’ve missed a bucket load of content- from Christmas traditions from your favourite wedding professionals to recipes, Christmas tutorials and so much more! We’re feeling quite Christmas spirited this week! (That could be because our cards are almost finished!)

How are you going this week?

Here’s a catchup of the Polka blogs!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.



1.Shoe Crush – High Class New Year’s Eve 2.Real Wedding ~ Holly & Pete’s Funfilled Handmade Margaret River Wedding 3.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Emily 4.Real Wedding Planning ~ And We Open The Door And Step Inside… 5.Ask Ms Polka Dot – Cultural Melting Pot

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.



1.Expert Interview ~ What Would They Know? Natalie Luke from Intique & Co 2.Christmas Favourites – Saffron Photography 3.How To Select A Beautiful Diamond – Part 4 Carat Weight 4.Christmas Favourites- The Soda Stand 5.Christmas Favorites – Niki Photography 6.Christmas Favourites – Mandy at White Tulip Photography

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.



1.Rum Balls 2.Etsy Roundup – The Colour of Summer 3.Tuesday Type – Poem Script 4.Ruffle Christmas Tree Cake Topper Tutorial 5.Gold Leaf Ornament Tutorial 6.Nicky’s Yummy Christmas Fudge Recipe 7.DIY Centrepiece Candle Tins Tutorial 8.DIY Project Rustic Christmas Bunting Tutorial

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.


1.All-White Wedding Setting: Pristine Wedding Luxury at Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort 2.Picture Perfect – Whitsundays

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.


1.Essentials: 3 Reasons Why The Tux Is Back 2.Groom Style – James


Around the wedding world this week…

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To celebrate their first birthday (Congratulations Mandy!) Savvy Brides are offering a free Kristi Bonnici fingertip veil with any gown purchased. Check out the website to make an appointment! (Offer ends on Sunday!)

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Melbourne stylist Tori Allen is hosting a pop up shop from now until December 22nd on High Street Rd, Armadale. Tori will be showcasing her talents along side six other Melbourne retailers to offer a unique shopping experience just in time for Christmas!

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Designer Lisa Gowing is having an archive sale! Held from January 4-12th by appointment only Lisa will be selling more than 40 gowns from way back in 1997 starting at $990. There are also plenty of sample and pre loved gowns as well as accessories up for sale. For an appointment contact the Lisa Gowing styling team on: 02 9327 6332  or  email

Check out the website for more.

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Our film of the week is a little different. We don’t normally share wedding slideshows but I really like how photographer Rebecca Mercia put this one together with the stories told throughout the day.

Polka Dot Christmas Gift Guide – Weird & Wonderful

by | Bride, Gift Guide, Wedding Inspiration


The final gift guide for the year is all weird and wonderful. The funny little gifts you didn’t know you needed but make life just a little more smiley! The gifts that add a little something extra.

1. Crystal head vodka from Dan Murphys 2. Crustache Sandwich Cutter from Hostile Bacon 3. Little lamb garland from Down Into The Woods 4. Cloud magnets from Paper Boat Press 5. Ice cream hand fan from Peter Alexander 6. Iconic Choice tea Towel from makemeiconic 7. Teasub tea infuser from Urbanites 8. Gold toadstool lamp from Lark 9. Frog erasers from Candy Stripe Cloud 10. Sally pink poodle brooch from Scoops Design 11. Alessi Ballerina Toothpick Holder from Peters Of Kensington 12. Mandalay paddles from Sunnylife

Teepees & Sweetpeas Flower Girl Inspiration

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


Today’s sweet shoot comes to us from Tindale Images who collaborated with Chanele Rose Flowers & Events,  Tea PrincessBlissfully 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, plenty of cupcakes and sweet treats and the dancing in the prettiest of dresses – beautiful inspiration for a Summer wedding in the grass!

Lina from Chanele Rose Events explains the inspiration behind the shoot. “I am a little obsessed with flower girls – I think it’s every little girls dream to wear a pretty white dress and carry flowers down the aisle – It stems from every good fairytale novel we were brought up reading.. Becoming Cinderella for the day!”

Flowers & Styling: Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling / Dresses: Tea Princess / Wedding Cake: Blissfully Sweet / Invitations & Stationery: Pretty & Print Printables / Hairstylist: Shire Mobile / Makeup Artist: Minx Makeup