Photo by K Thorpe Photography via In Love With My Photographer – Ashleigh

Although the temperature might still be I-need-a-cup-of-tea-to-warm-my-bones freezing, the light is definitely changing. For lovers of warmer weather, spring is on the horizon! We have been keeping warm again this week with another jam-packed week of The Winter Issue!

One of Ashleigh’s favourite wedding elements? Her photographer! She shares all about him over on Polka Dot Weddings.

Three winter wedding trends for your own special day with Gabbinbar Homestead.

Yue’s winter groom style over on Polka Dot Groom.

Top tips for finding equality-minded wedding vendors!

Barossa local Cherie Hausler takes us away for a local’s weekend away to the beautiful Barossa Valley!

Creating the perfect wedding look with Oscar Hunt Tailors.

Whip up our blood orange elderflower cocktail

Chatting with the team behind Queensland wedding venue Victoria Park.

LOVE the idea of these mulled wine sachets as wedding favours!

Five dapper looks for Winter grooms.

Michelle’s post-wedding wisdom after her winter wedding day.

Fancy trying your hand at floral styling? Gypsy Carmen and Worrowing are hosting floral workshops for winter this Saturday 21st of July at Worrowing in two different classes. Enjoy all the tips and tricks on how to create a winter bouquet, including snacks, flowers and plenty of fun! Head to the Facebook event for more info!

If you are a lover of cake, then you’ll want to visit the brand new The Little Shop in Elsternwick by Miss Ladybird Cakes! The cake shop is serving up plenty of Miss Ladybird favourites (including take-home birthday cakes!) and takeaway coffee. Head to the website for more information.

We’re super digging all the feels about getting engaged here at Polka HQ. So September is “The Proposal Issue” for Polka Dot Groom. I am currently on the lookout for proposal shoots to feature on Polka Dot Bride during this time. They can be real or styled shoots – we’re not picky!
Take a look through your archives if you’re an industry vendor OR did you have your OWN proposal captured? Feel free to submit via our submissions tool, through Matchology or send them directly to us at [email protected] for consideration. I truly love a beginning, so you can bet I’m completely excited to see what you send my way!
The winner of our Italy Prize pack giveaway is Hayley J! A big congratulations Hayley. We will be in touch. Stay tuned for more fun giveaways.

Our tune of the week comes from the crew at Club Band. This toe-tapping set is definitely worth a Friday office dance party (or at least, desk dance party right?) A little footloose for you!