Photo by Cassandra Ladru Photography  via Claudia and Simon’s Gorgeous Gold Coast Wedding

Dotties it has been a huge week around these parts. Some of us have jetted off to New York for wedding celebrations, others are trying to balance the Autumn in Summer weather vibes we’re experiencing (not sure which out of those options sounds more attractive!)

We’re having so much fun exploring everything that happens after the yes! during The Engagement Issue. Oh and have you entered our Engagement Issue giveaway yet? Time’s ticking!

Loving the stunning photography from the crew of harustudio. Meet the team!

Our honeymoon guide to New York

Win two beautiful books!

How to resize your engagement ring- the complete lowdown!

Beautiful engagement rings and a chat with Musson Jewellers

Loving this smart casual groom style look

The hottest flower trends for 2019

A glam Gold Coast wedding

Engagement party trends from around the world

Easy love story wall hanging for you to make yourself!

Joel’s favourite wedding day memory

Whip up this champagne and raspberry spider cocktail!

Claudia’s real bride wisdom on why having your wedding ceremony and reception on different days is the best idea ever

Fancy yourself a mermaid (or merman?) Melbourne Aquarium is giving away a wedding photos session amongst the fishes! You’ll get to dive into the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium amongst their sea wildlife in what is sure to be one “never forget” wedding moment! Plus you’ll get photos to prove it! Enter here!

Still stuck on catering your wedding? Everyone’s favourite food delivery network Deliveroo have launched a wedding service to feed your guests.  You’ll get the chance to work with the team to customise your own menu, across various cuisines to create your own unique menu. Email  [email protected] to find out more!

Did you hear? One lucky Polka Dot Bride reader will take home a copy of  Places We Swim and “The Meaning Of Home” this month! All you need to do is pop on over to this post to enter!

For our tune of the week, we’re going a little mellow thanks to this performance by Jess at wedding band The Bombastics performing one of those favourites you know will suit any mood.