Photo by Vincent Lai from Letter To The Groomsmen

What a busy week it has been! I love getting back to the core of Polka Dot Bride- writing! Which is why I am so happy to be writing all the new columns we have! Do check Polka Dot Weddings today for the introduction of our first “sneak peek” feature. I’d love to hear from you!

On Polka Dot Groom

Robyn Pattison writes a letter to the groomsmen

Handsome James shows us his groom style

Wade shares his memories of being a groom

On Polka Dot Wisdom

Blooming Brides show us the most glorious autumn arrangements

On Polka Dot Made

Our Etsy Roundup – Crystal Belts

Tuesday Type – Buttermilk – a font as delicious as it sounds

Our favourite flavour – salted caramel macarons from Baroque Bistro – with a recipe thrown in

On Polka Dot Weddings

Our first in Ask Ms Polka Dot – a bride’s query on how to decorate her venue

Emma and Alex showcased their engagement shoot

Katie and Tim share their gorgeous Overnewton Castle wedding with us

Introducing Polka Dot Sneak Peek – we’re looking for a sneak peek into the vendors you have chosen and the reasons you chose them – this week we’re looking for photographers

Around the wedding world this week….


Are you searching desperately for something for your wedding? (or someone?) Perhaps you’ve looked everywhere for polka dot fabric? Thumbed through the yellow pages for the perfect dance teacher in your area? Well, I’m bringing back our popular “Brides Seeking” column next week on Polka Dot Weddings and I’d love to hear what you’re desperately seeking! Drop me an email through the form here and check out Polka Dot Weddings next week!

I adore photographer Elizabeth Messina’s work- so soft and graceful and I am delighted to share she is releasing a beautiful book “The Luminous Portrait” on April 24th, 2012.You can pre order it now from Amazon here. I know Elizabeth’s book will be filled with as much beautiful wisdom as she puts into her images and I am dying to read it already!

Melbourne’s Langham Hotel is holding a wedding showcase on Tuesday, 28th of February 2012. The evening will showcase The Langham’s function rooms in all of their wedding glory, as well as their preferred vendors. Check the website for more.  Check the events calendar for more events in your area!

Australian flash sale site Brands Exclusive is holding a six day boutique wedding sale starting on Tuesday, 21st of February! The sale will include up to 80% off designer wedding gowns (including a Jayson Brundson gown down from $1500 to $300. The sale will also include bridesmaid gowns, flower girl dresses, makeup and even stationery! Check out their website on sale day for more.

Photo by ngg studios for Jennifer Gifford Designs

Brisbane! A Very Vintage Wedding Fair is opening their doors full of vintage delights to you very soon! Held on March 24th and March 25th 2012, the event will take place at Bleeding Heart in Brisbane. The event will showcase the beautiful wedding works of 30+ vendors including photographers, wedding gowns, musicians and so much more! Tickets are available for purchase via the website for $8 or will be $10 at the door (plus they even offer group discounts for groups over 4!) . The event will be intimate and full of inspiration (there’s even a spot where you can chat over a cup of tea!) Check out the website for more information.


There’s a brand new makeup artist in (Sydney) town and she’s looking to build her portfolio of bridal clients! Natalie of Miss Dish (check out her website here or her Facebook page here) is offering five brides free makeup for their wedding day.

The offer is as follows:

A one off FREE Makeup Service to the first 5 (FIVE) brides to contact me. You must be getting married in the next 3 to 4 months (March to May/June) and all makeup will be done in my Leichhardt studio in Sydney’s inner west.

I am offering this free one off opportunity inclusive of:

1.    Email contact and discussion of desired look

2.    Consultation/Trial with full makeup

3.    Makeup on the day of your wedding

 Email me at [email protected] for more details.

Bridal designer Johanna Johnson will be in Melbourne for a trunk show on March 10th & March 11th 2012. The collection will be available for you to view along with bubbles and a gift bag! It’s worth a visit if you don’t want to trek to Sydney!  Check the website to book.

Rounding out the week is the wedding film of a couple whose photographs we featured a few weeks ago of Zoe and Chris. Shot by Lumina Motion Pictures, the film is set around the surprise Chris, the groom had for Zoe his bride.

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