Can you believe it’s already December and Christmas is fast approaching?! What a year 2018 has been though! So, it’s that time when we look back and thank all the wonderful vendors and wedding experts for sharing their incredible and in-depth knowledge of all things weddings. Don’t forget you can find them all via the Polka Dot Directory too!

To get us in the holiday mood and for a refresher for those who are finalising the perfect honeymoon to complement their Summer Wedding, let’s reminisce on 2018 and the Honeymoon posts we can’t get out of our minds!

Image by Maria Shiriaeva Photography via Laura & Justin’s Waterfall Bali Elopement

Just You & Me! Six romantic places to elope in 2018

“We are cheerleaders for every single kind of wedding here at Polka Dot Bride- Micro-weddings, large weddings, destination weddingsbarefoot weddings, and intimate elopements… If walking down the aisle with 160 pairs of eyes of your nearest and dearest is not your idea of the perfect wedding day, then maybe an elopement is something to consider.”

Image by Theodoros Chliapas via Polyxeni & Gerard’s Kastellorizo Island Greece Destination Wedding

Polyxeni & Gerard’s Kastellorizo Island Greece Destination Wedding

“This destination wedding ticks all the boxes for a loved-up, sunny celebration on the sweetest, tiniest island of Kastellorizo in Greece…returning to the bride’s homeland and a place where the couple had shared many happy holidays together, there was a waterside ceremony, a long dinner as the sun set and the most amazing backdrops that only Greece could provide!”

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Lover’s Weekend Away – 48 Hours in the Barossa with Cherie Hausler

“Cherie Hausler, wears many hats including tea blender, animal hugger, food writer, food stylist, recipe developer and founder of the vegan range All The Things. Cherie is an avid traveller too, but she’ll always call the Barossa Valley in South Australia home. We could not think of a better person to guide us around the world-renowned wine region than this creative local.”

Image by Terralogical via Roxanne & Luke’s Black Tie Bali Wedding At Pandawa Cliff Estate

Roxanne & Luke’s Black Tie Bali Wedding At Pandawa Cliff Estate

“If you ever wondered if a black tie wedding on a tropical island could really be a good idea, then this  Black tie Bali wedding is going to answer the question with a big fat yes! Roxanne and Luke wanted a classic sophisticated wedding and every detail worked together to create their beautiful clifftop occasion that overlooked the stunning Bali scenery with all the sense of occasion they desired.”

Image by Marcus Walters via Inside The Photo: Thalia Haven

 Inside The Photo: Thalia Haven

“I thought it was a fun idea to kick off a series titled “Inside The Photo” which really is exactly as it sounds. Step inside your Instagram, your Pinterest and get the juicy details on those photos that look so perfect that well, they look like a dream.”

Image by Tenille Fink via Astrid & Nick’s Dreamy Destination Wedding In Capri

Astrid & Nick’s Dreamy Destination Wedding In Capri

“It’s an unusual one as we decided to get married before we were engaged” shares today’s bride Astrid. “We’d be planning a 5 week holiday in Europe, joined by friends and family along the way. One night while we were planning our trip, we got to talking about how many of our loved ones would be over there with us, and how great it would be to get married. I called my mum straight away and told her the news.”

Image by Running Under the Sprinkler via Relax in a tropical paradise on your Malolo Island, Fiji honeymoon

Relax in a tropical paradise on your Malolo Island, Fiji honeymoon

“The staff came to meet us at the helipad, and a chorus of “Bula!” greeted us as we settled on the ground and the rotor blades slowed on our chopper. It was a grand, ‘show-offy’ entrance after our 10 minute flight over stunning reefs, islands and all shades of blue. But it was worth it!”

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Brisbane City Celebrants’ Top 10 Tips for Honeymooning in the Maldives

“The Maldives is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world making it a honeymooners’ paradise.

With approximately 1,200 small coral islands, the uniqueness of this country means travel arrangements differ a little compared to larger land mass countries, so following a recent visit, our friends over at Brisbane City Celebrants have given us their top 10 tips for honeymooning in the Maldives.”

Image by Love & Other Photography via Carla & Matt’s Boho Whitsundays Wedding

“The Whitsundays is all about the tropical vibes and for Carla and Matt, their destination wedding embodied every piece of tropical beauty. 50 guests flew together to the beautiful Villa Botanica(including photographers Love & Other Photography !) to celebrate the next chapter for these high school sweethearts. Fireworks, barefoot walks in wedding gowns and an outdoor reception just some of what we’re loving about today’s celebration!”

Mia and Zaks’ Maldives, Paris and Dubai Honeymoon

Polka Dot Bride was lucky enough to feature this beautiful couple, Mia & Zak in their Classic Elegant Melbourne Wedding – and now they have taken us around the world with them as they spent their honeymoon travelling through The Maldives, Paris & Dubai!”

Image byAndrea & Federica via Kit & Richard’s Indian Destination Wedding In An Italian Villa

 Kit & Richard’s Indian Destination Wedding In An Italian Villa

“The idea of running away to a stunning Italian villa to tie the knot is the stuff wedding dreams are made of, so when Kit and Richard chose to hold their  Indian Destination Wedding In An Italian Villa, you can bet it was a story I couldn’t wait to share with you.”