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Luxe Garden Wedding Inspiration in Margaret River

There is a place for minimalism, for restrained curated, weddings, but sometimes? You’ve just got to go glam! It’s exactly that, that today’s editorial set out to do. Set in a beautiful country winery, the team took a space that is typically thought of for rustic, country weddings into something truly decadent, something lush and something unforgettable. Choosing the beautiful venue Mr Barval, our dream team, led by the amazing Miriam Avery packed the space full of sparkle, choosing decadent cry...
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Margaret River, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration, Australia - Western Australia, Miriam Avery


Emily & Evan’s Elegant Murray River Winery Wedding

Emily & Evan Married on a crisp Autumn day at a winery overlooking the Murray River, Emily and Evan celebrated their elegant wedding with their nearest and dearest. Peach and burgundy dahlias and orchids set off the bridesmaids rose pink gowns, while the bride wore a custom made gown with stunning bell sleeves. Georgie James Photography captured the day. Both bride and groom grew up in the same small country town, only meeting when they were grown up. Continue reading Emily & Evan’s Elegant Murr...
Tags: Wedding, Australia - Victoria, Bride, Emily, Evan, Georgie James Photography, Emily Evan Married, Murray River Emily, Emily Evan


Suzanne Harward – The Futurist Collection

Star crossed lovers rejoice because Suzanne Harward’s brand new “Futurist” collection embodies all the magic and sparkle of space, the endless wonder of galaxies and all that’s in between. Capturing the campaign with photographer Christian Oth in exactly the avant-garde the designer identifies with, the brand continually showcases immaculate, intricate detail, and stunning fabrics all crafted with cute construction. “The Futurist” featuring 3D laser cut fabrics, tulles delicate with embroidery, ...
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Bridal Fashion, Christian Oth, Suzanne Harward


Vendor of the Week – Twenty One Photography

Happy Monday Dotties! .How are you loving all the bouquet beauty this month? it’s so nice to be surrounded by flowers each and every day! We’re so ready for another week of all things weddings and we can’t wait to kick it off! First off though? Taking a peek at our amazing vendors! Our Polka Dot Directory if full of great vendors to help you plan your wedding! We have Transport, we have Menswear, we have Cakes and Jewellers – we even have Styling & Hire and Catering! Continue reading Vendor of t...
Tags: Wedding, Blog News, Bride


Snapshot Sunday – Dancing in the Dark

Continue reading Snapshot Sunday – Dancing in the Dark
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Lisa & Marc’s Cosy Tasmanian Engagement Session

Lisa & Marc I really think there are few places as beautiful in the world for mountain top engagement photographs like Tasmania, and I am fairly certain today’s loved up couple Lisa and Marc and their photographer (and best man!)  Jon Gazzignato agree. The three took to the stunning mountain ranges in South West Tasmania to capture their recent engagement. It’s only appropriate that these two chose the bush for their photos, it was after all, on a camping trip that Marc popped the question, Lisa...
Tags: Wedding, Tasmania, Engagements, Bride, Lisa, Marc, Lisa Marc, Jon Gazzignato, South West Tasmania


Teagen & Jess’s Intimate Reception-Only Wedding at Mansfield House

Teagen & Jess We’re incredibly fond of elopements at Polka Dot Bride, and we know, that one of the hardest parts of running off with your beloved to tie the knot, is missing out on a celebration. For Teagen and Jess, their elopement in Vegas was the most perfect excuse to celebrate with their friends and family. They booked a beautiful historic venue, donned their wedding attire and invited Alex Winner Photography to capture it unfolding. Continue reading Teagen & Jess’s Intimate Reception-Only...
Tags: Wedding, Vegas, Bride, Jess, Inspired Weddings, Australia - New South Wales, Teagen, Mansfield House, Teagen Jess, Alex Winner Photography


Friday Roundup

Photo by Daniel Brannan via  Clare and Blake’s Relaxed Mornington Peninsula Wedding It has been a week Dotties, between Facebook and what felt like the entire internet imploding (I’m looking at you too Gmail and Instagram), and our own personal computers, it’s been an epic week of tech fails. Luckily, we’ve been taking respite in all the beauty of The Bouquet Issue, because when computers hate us, there is beauty in beautiful weddings (like the gorgeous Clare above who shared her day over on Pol...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Wedding, Blog News, Bride, Blake, Clare, Rod, Daniel Brannan, Zonzo Estate, Relaxed Mornington Peninsula Wedding


Kate & Trenton’s Romantic Wedding With A Muted Colour Palette

Kate and Trenton I could tell you about the details of today’s stunning romantic wedding. I could harp on about beautiful invitations, the stunning natural colour palette, the coordinating pink car. I could  – but for me, that isn’t what I fell in love with. Kate, who owns wedding floristry & styling company  Two Wild Hands and her beloved Trenton, carefully planned their day their way. They threw out the traditions they didn’t want, and curated those they did. Continue reading Kate & Trenton’s ...
Tags: Wedding, Kate, Bride, Trenton, Inspired Weddings, Australia - New South Wales, Kate Trenton


Jacinta & Bevan’s Luxe & Modern Tropical Wedding

Jacinta & Bevan Clear skies, sparkling blue water and lush tropical foliage surrounded Jacinta and Bevan on their luxe and modern wedding day. Captured by Matthew Evans, this gorgeous celebration is overflowing with light, fun and love! Although the bride and groom shared mutual acquaintances, they only met while out one night at a gig. Bevan proposed to Jacinta on their anniversary weekend, with a sweet picnic at Bells Rapids in Perth. Continue reading Jacinta & Bevan’s Luxe & Modern Tropical W...
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Jacinta, Perth Continue, Matthew Evans, Bevan, Inspired Weddings, Australia - Queensland, Jacinta Bevan


Bright & Whimsical Boho Wedding Inspiration

We are all about the flowers this month as we dive into The Bouquet Issue and we couldn’t take our eyes of the lush wattle garlands of today’s editorial (and then we saw the grazing table when our stomachs also begged us to stay!). It makes sense that our dream team used the Oscar Wilde quote “Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways” to inspire their modern boho wedding editorial.  Continue reading Bright & Whimsical ...
Tags: Wedding, Oscar Wilde, Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration, The Bouquet Issue


Megan & David’s Industrial Style Wedding At Stackwood

Megan & David If you’re looking for a wedding that is jam-packed with everything that’s “in” weddings right now then Megan and Dave’s industrial style day is it. Folks, there is neon, there are endless plants, there is endless cheese and there are puppy dogs. We’re so thrilled that  Jessica Josie was there because it means this story is your Wednesday morning treat! And for me, it’s the speeches that make this one worthy of me knocking on Megan and Dave’s door and asking if we can go back in tim...
Tags: Dave, David, Wedding, Bride, Megan, Inspired Weddings, Australia - Western Australia, Stackwood, Megan David If, Jessica Josie, Megan David


Romantic Pastel Wedding Bouquets

  If there ever was a month that was downright food for the soul, it’s The Bouquet Issue. The endless blooms pulled together into individual looks never fails to inspire us and today, we’re rounding up romantic pastel wedding bouquets for all the lovers of soft, sorbet colours. No matter what your style, you can make pastel tones work for you. Combine them with gold and wild, organic shapes for a more modern look,  use structural blooms like orchids for something artsy, or for something pretty a...
Tags: Wedding, Flowers, Bride, The Bouquet Issue


Jessica & Casey’s Romantic Rustic Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

Jessica & Casey I am really never sure one can go past the beauty of classic elegance, and for Jessica and Casey, a gorgeous country setting at the beautiful Gabbinbar Homestead, combined with a champagne ballgown, oh so beautiful flowers and a personalised love story meant that this one was a day spent in utterly romantic style. With Leah Cruikshank Photography the couple planned a day, that in the bride’s words was all about “rustic elegance” and it suited their classic love story of love at f...
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Jessica, Casey, Inspired Weddings, Australia - Queensland, Leah Cruikshank, Jessica Casey


IVONN Couture “Eden” Collection

There is something about Australian (and New Zealand) designers and a special kind of charm they possess, and it’s evidently true with the beautiful new “Eden” collection from New Zealand born, Sydney living designer Ivonn Aranui and her couture label IVONN Couture. “Eden” speaks of feminine whimsy. The collection filled with ballgowns with billowing skirts, beautiful twinking floral embroidery, delicate applied leaves and shimmering sparkle. Each gown is carefully crafted to layer unique elemen...
Tags: Wedding, Sydney, New Zealand, Bride, Bridal Fashion, Ivonn Aranui


Vendor of the Week – Girl Friday Weddings

Happy Monday Dotties! We’re ready and waiting to get into a jam packed week of wedding goodness! In the throes of wedding planning now that the summer is over? Well, take a look at our Polka Dot Directory! We have Celebrants, we have Flowers, we have Cakes and Cinematographers – we even have Wedding Gifts & Registries and Bridal Gowns! Our vendors are standing by to help you with your day. Check out the Polka Dot Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you! Continue r...
Tags: Wedding, Blog News, Bride


Snapshot Sunday – Dazzled

Continue reading Snapshot Sunday – Dazzled
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Jacinta & Shaun’s Rainy Country Engagement

Jacinta & Shaun Let it be said, that rain never ruins a photo session, in fact, the engagement session of Jacinta and Shaun, captured by  Emily Howlett Photography proves the complete opposite. Because cosy layers, umbrella and misty rain made for absolutely stunning photos with plenty of fun mixed in. The most beautiful way to capture a couple who adore laughing together. The pair, who met at a nightclub “kind of told him to get off his phone, maybe not so politely!” wanted photographs to captu...
Tags: Wedding, Engagements, Bride, Shaun, Jacinta, Jacinta Shaun Let, Emily Howlett, Jacinta Shaun


Maggie & Jin’s Delightful Sydney Wedding At The Grounds of Alexandria

Maggie & Jin The sun shone brightly on a cold August day for Maggie and Jin who decided to weave modern bohemian styling through their garden parklands day. The pair, who fell in love after both moving from Kuala Lumpur to study in Sydney and sharing a flat together decided that of course, the harbour should be chosen for their day. “We decided to share a two bedroom apartment as we don’t have any friends or family in Sydney.   Continue reading Maggie & Jin’s Delightful Sydney Wedding At The Gro...
Tags: Wedding, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Maggie, Alexandria, Bride, Jin, Inspired Weddings, Australia - New South Wales, Maggie Jin


Friday Roundup

Flowers by The Wedding Designer Photo by Samuel Jacob Photography via  In Love with my Bouquet – Katie Happy Friday Dotties! The Bouquet Issue is here and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re spending all month long talking about beautiful bouquets. Everything from how to choose them, how to carry them, how to make the most of them. Make sure you follow along here for all the beauty! Love the idea of serving up coffee and treats at your wedding? Continue reading Friday Roundup
Tags: Wedding, Blog News, Bride, Katie, Samuel Jacob


Summer Wedding Style With Blue Hydrangeas

In honour of everything bouquet this month, we couldn’t go past this absolutely dreamy shoot from a dream team of Queenslanders, because it features an absolutely jaw-droppingly beautiful bouquet of the lushest hydrangeas. Photographer Lindy Yewen Photography behind the camera, floral designer Blooms Of Noosa arming model Monique Kreis (styled by Silk Hair & Makeup with soft, terracotta-toned makeup) with a bouquet of lush, cloud-like hydrangeas and taking to Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Beac...
Tags: Wedding, Queensland, Noosa, Bride, Bridal Fashion, Sunshine Beach, Lindy Yewen, The Bouquet Issue, Monique Kreis


Prue & Andrew’s Modern Rustic Wedding at Camp Sunnystones

Prue & Andrew “The heavens opened when I was getting my hair and makeup done. It was the only day that rained in 6 weeks.” It was supposed to be a bright blue day when Prue and Andrew tied the knot at Camp Sunnystones. But if the thought of rain on your wedding day terrifies you, then let Prue and Andrew’s modern rustic wedding day reassure you, because from the stunning floral details of Australian natives, the rich jewel tones, the surprise ring bearer and the evident joy on their faces, capt...
Tags: Wedding, Australia - Victoria, Bride, Andrew, Prue, Inspired Weddings, The Bouquet Issue, Camp Sunnystones, Prue Andrew, Motta Weddings Continue


Flower Inspired Hair & Makeup Looks from Bridal Fashion Week

If there is one thing New York Bridal Fashion Week 2018 had in plenty, it was flower-filled wedding hair inspiration. And we couldn’t think of any better nod to The Bouquet Issue to fill our pages with these gorgeous flower inspired looks. From fresh flower crowns to silk flowers woven into braids, Spring inspired straw hats and elegant single blooms, we’ve rounded up our favourite flower-filled looks from three of the designer’s collections to inspire your own flower loving heart. Continue read...
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Hair and Beauty, New York Bridal Fashion Week, The Bouquet Issue, Flower Inspired Hair amp, Flower Inspired Hair Makeup Looks


Natalie & Ashley’s Intimate Modern Vintage Wedding

Natalie & Ashley Small and spectacular, this urban and vintage wedding captured exactly what the bride and groom wanted. With organically styled flowers, a beautiful restaurant setting and delicious food, the newlyweds celebrated in style! White Parrot were on hand to capture their day, Having met through an online dating app, Natalie and Ashley became engaged whilst on a trip to Melbourne. Natalie shares, ”Ash decided we should drive to the Twelve Apostles. Continue reading Natalie & Ashley’s I...
Tags: Wedding, Ash, Bride, Ashley, Natalie, Inspired Weddings, Australia - Queensland, Natalie Ashley Small, White Parrot, Melbourne Natalie, Natalie Ashley


Angela & Jonathan’s Simply Elegant Zonzo Estate Wedding

Angela & Jonathan We can never go past the wine region when it comes to simply stunning wedding venues and I think it’s this, and the gorgeous Italian style charm of the beautiful Zonzo Estate that won today’s couple Angela and Jonathan over for their simply elegant wedding day. With Darin Collison Photography behind the camera, the couple set about planning a day that the bride’s words “We wanted to go for a simple, bright and fun style – ballrooms are not our thing!”. Continue reading Angela &...
Tags: Wedding, Australia - Victoria, Bride, Jonathan, Angela, Inspired Weddings, Darin Collison, Zonzo Estate, Angela Jonathan We, Angela Jonathan


Kat & Andrew’s Classic Orange & White Wedding

Kat & Andrew We’re so in the mood for Kat and Andrew’s classic white and orange filled wedding day. These two planned their Melbourne wedding in just eleven weeks! “In late May 2018, we found out we were moving to Germany for Andrew’s job, and they wanted us there asap, so we decided to organise (or as Andrew says- ‘knock out’) a wedding before we went that could double as a going away party.” explains Kat. Continue reading Kat & Andrew’s Classic Orange & White Wedding
Tags: Germany, Wedding, Melbourne, Australia - Victoria, Bride, Andrew, KAT, Inspired Weddings, White Wedding, Classic Orange amp, Kat Andrew, Kat Continue


Wild Hearts by Karen Willis Holmes Glasshaus Collection

We’re always taking time to honour classic beauty at Polka Dot Bride and we’ve come to know and love how much, with Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes. Karen knows how to create chic, classic gowns with on-trend modern styling and her brand new collection  “Glasshaus”, part of the “Wild Hearts” design range (for the brides who claim their “free-spirited” title) is filled with gowns that are glamorous, elegant and completely contemporary. It’s filled with mesh style laces, chic v cut necklin...
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Bridal Fashion, Karen Willis Holmes Glasshaus, Karen Willis Holmes Karen


Vendor of the Week – Ed Dixon Food Design

Happy Monday Dotties! After a hot and blustery weekend, we’re all back at our desks all set for another week of weddings. We’re also more than a little thrilled to welcome The Bouquet Issue! The first week of our favourite season – Autumn! The cooler days are so much more comfortable, the autumn colours – so beautiful in pictures. Take a peek at our Polka Dot Directory to help you plan your Autumn wedding for 2020! Continue reading Vendor of the Week – Ed Dixon Food Design
Tags: Wedding, Blog News, Bride, Ed Dixon


Snapshot Sunday – Peek A Boo

Continue reading Snapshot Sunday – Peek A Boo
Tags: Wedding, Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Renee & Matt’s Cosy Beachside Love Shoot in Portsea

Renee & Matt It’s no secret around here than Autumn is hands down my favourite season. So we thought what better way to celebrate (even if our weekend vibes are a little more sweltering than snuggling) than with a sunset session by the beach? With Nick Skinner Photography behind the camera, Renee and Matt, who are photographers themselves, ” it was important for us that the shoot be out in nature. Continue reading Renee & Matt’s Cosy Beachside Love Shoot in Portsea
Tags: Wedding, Engagements, Bride, Matt, Renee, Portsea, Nick Skinner, Renee Matt