Watercolour wedding cake

Cake by Sweet Bakes  Photo by  T­One Image via Samantha & Ghadir’s Vintage Abbotsford Convent Wedding

Happy Friday Dotties! What a Wintery week it was! I am so looking forward to bunking down inside this weekend- I have knitting, cheese fondue and a few good cocktails on the menu. I am pretty sure I was made to live in the 1950s for all my love of the charm of the era, but you can bet I love the modern technology of electric blankets!

Winter is certainly not making the Polka Dot blogs any less busy – we have been packed with posts from ear to ear this week, so let’s round them up!


Groom Nick shares his Inspired Memories

What You Need To Know When Buying A Custom Suit from the team at Institchu

A Magical Night At Peppers Convent Hunter Valley

Fun serif tweaks with the Canape font

Adore this Painted Pillow Cases Tutorial as a wedding gift idea!

Samantha Clarkson of Sourced by Sam joins us for  What Would They Know?

Continuing our Honeymoon A-Z: with a visit to Florida

will&jac share their fun Vendor’s Favourites

Ms Filigree rounds up Our Latest Beauty Must-Haves

Emma shares her post wedding Inspired Words

We sit down for Five Minutes With….Clare From Providence Gully

We have Winter loving going on – Rounding up our favourite winter pieces on Etsy!

Mark shares his post-wedding Groom Style

Fabulous tips to help you Design The Perfect Wedding Cake

Such beautifully romantic touches at this Vintage Abbotsford Convent Wedding

Dream of Summer sunshine with this review of Hotel Hesperia Lanzarote and Spa – Puerto Calero


News Roundup 15th July 2016

Wedding planners A Lavish Affair are teaming up with C2 Films, Shane McConnell Couture and Farm Cafe (amongst many others!) for a special showcase event on Tuesday, 9th August.  Join the team in South Yarra, Melbourne for canapes, bubbles and plenty of wedding inspiration as you chat one on one with wedding vendors, see beautiful bridal gowns and enjoy a fun evening. The event is limited to only 30 guests so if you’d like to get along, RSVP to i[email protected] bu August 5th and check out the event page.

Have you visited our new wedding startup Aisle Society recently? We teamed up with 30+ other wedding bloggers to give you one very awesome website to follow your favourite wedding blogs and all the inspiration they share! Search inspiration by colour, style, theme, location – even by flowers! If you’re a wedding pro featured on Aisle Society, you’ll get your own (free!) profile page so couples can contact you directly Pop on over and check it out!

We get a lot of casting calls and vet which ones we pass onto you pretty heavily. Channel Seven is casting for a new show about couples in  “diverse, multicultural or socially progressive relationships that believe that against all odds they are destined for one another.” They’re looking for relationships that might be interracial, interfaith with big age gaps or other issues that may cause struggles. The end result of the casting will be a documentary that creates awareness of different cultures, values and ways of life.  To apply, visit this link.


Our film of the week this week comes from Lightheart Films & Photography. Natalie and Dom held what was a beautiful, but ultimately very emotional wedding day – lump in throat moments anyone?