Chocolate Naked Cake

Photo by Blumenthal Photography from Lisa Gowing’s Romantic Vow Renewal Garden Party

Well if we didn’t think Winter had well and truly hit before, it’s certainly here now! It’s been a good week at Polka Dot Bride HQ – we are coming up with plans, stretching our minds to new ideas and doing, doing, doing all the time. I love the patterned people vibe right now – everyone is happy and excited about our year ahead and unlike a wedding day – there’s no end date!

Let’s catch up on the wedding news of the week!


How special to see an incredible wedding dress designer throw a romantic vow renewal garden party.

What’s that one thing you have to do after the wedding but don’t think about? Wedding dress drycleaning! We have expert tips!

Polka Dot Groom is back in force with this groom’s checklist.

Tired of mushy wedding cards? Meet our wedding card roundup!

Homemade wedding favors are the best. This week’s Jane’s sharing her awesome recipe for Tomato and Tamarind Chutney

Dreaming of blue waters and sunny days? Roxana tells the story of her tropical honeymoon.

Did you know it’s Negroni week? What better Cocktail Friday could we share than Four Pillars Gin Negroni recipe?

Love this massive font pack on Tuesday Type. An edge of tradition with plenty of whimsy!

Our obsession with hanging florals continues so here’s some  Tips To Consider Before Saying ‘I Do’ To Overhead Floral Installations

A beautiful historic mansion sets the scene for this Old World Glamour Garden Wedding

News Roundup 5th May 2015

Karen Willis Holmes is gearing up for a sample sale! Starting Friday 19th of June and running until Sunday 21st June, the sale will take place at the Melbourne boutique at 1272 High Street, Armadale. Specials include workroom gowns and discounted designs with up to 90% off gowns that were originally $2000- $5000!

A big congratulations to Tess C. and Elise D. you have each won a $150 Tinggly Experience voucher! I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures!

We’re pretty excited to see what Australian Bridal Fashion Week will bring and the lovely Ms Filagree is going to represent the Polka Dot Bride team! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all of her loves of the weekend!

The White Tree, known for their fabulous photography, cinematography and live music are expanding to Queensland! Get along to their launch party on Thursday, August 6th at Brooklyn Standard (Eagle Lane, Brisbane). 7:30pm – 9:30pm to see an exhibition of their photography and cinematography work as well as live music! Check out their website for full details.

reading and loving


What Sheryl Sandberg has learned after the death of her husband, one month on

Elegant Spring Elopement Inspiration

Elegant Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Instagram Etiquette For Wedding Pros

5 Ways Not To Have A Basic Wedding



To celebrate The White Tree expanding into Brisbane, let’s enjoy this very Summer style wedding they shot. Sand between one’s toes feels so far away! Enjoy this waterside wedding with your cup of tea today.