Photo by  Calli B Photography from Sophisticated Country Charm Inspiration

I have a secret to tell you! I’ve snuck off for a few days away with Mr Polka so I’m writing this on Wednesday! The patterned people are still working hard behind the scenes though (which I love them for) so I’ve been able to sneak away and enjoy some sunshine for the first time in a very long time! What did you get up to this week?

On Polka Dot Groom

Grant shows off his Groom Style

Andrew shares with us his memory of watching his bride walk down the aisle

On Polka Dot Wisdom

Sydney bridal gown designer Amanda Garrett answers our questions in our Expert Interview

Broni from Love Notes shows us her favourite wedding things

Ms Floral tells us all about the wonderful wedding open day by renowned chef Luke Mangan

Ms Lace tells us all about the gorgeous-ness at  A Very Vintage Wedding Fair held in Brisbane recently

Rebecca from Petal & Pod shares a behind the scenes look at the creation of a Vintage Peach Floral Wedding Theme

On Polka Dot Weddings

Adam and Lani are married in a pretty and colourful wedding in Sydney

Emma writes about her fun hen’s night

Involving pets in your wedding –  get the tips here

Can you answer these questions for our brides?

On Polka Dot Made

Mother of Pearl accessories on Etsy Roundup

Tuesday Type is the very sweet Rosarian

Alicia from Akimbo gives us a tutorial on making cute birdseed heart favours with a free printable tag

Ms Lace shows us how to make Cosmopolitan Jelly Shots on Cocktail Friday

On Polka Dot Honeymoons

Natalie from Simply Bridal showcases five island retreats just perfect for your honeymoon

Celeste and Cristian did it their way by eloping in Tasmania

Around the wedding world this week…

Andrea of Write Weddings has launched a brand new service to help if you’re struggling for the right words for your wedding ceremony! Andrea creates readings, wedding ceremonies and wedding vows just for you! She will put her fantastic talent to use to create something special, a one off to help you make your wedding ceremony truly personal.

 Andrea is offering Polka Dot Bride readers 15% off readings and packages! Email Andrea at or visit her website and use the code word “WRITE POLKA DOT BRIDE” in your email to receive the discount! is launching their annual wedding shop on Thursday US time !   They have beautiful gowns from Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen, Temperley London, BCBGMAXAZRIA and BHLDN, as well as jewelry. Gilt City will also offer complete wedding-in-a-box packages to plan your entire wedding, indulgent spa services, options for planning your bachelor/bachelorette party, deals on stationery and wedding invitations and much more. Check out the site to register and access the sales!

Now that they have moved to Collins St, Baccini & Hill are in the final two weeks of their clearance sale at their Armadale boutique. Bridal gowns start from $500, bridesmaids gowns from $100 and flower girl dresses from $50. Check out the website for full details.

If you love Mrs Press (like I do!) you’ll want to get down to see her at the Sydney Bridal Expo this weekend in Darling Harbour. Clare will be there along with her incredible designs for bridesmaids and she would love a visit from Polka Dot Bride readers! Visit the website for details.

Our video of the week is this fun stop motion video sent by Shannon of Willow Art Company who shot the wedding alongside Sarah from Mint Photography.

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