Hello hello! It has been such a topsy turvy month, as every month has seemed since the beginning of the pandemonium, from going into lockdown to coming out, to others amongst us still in. I think I’ve written this twice at the end of or in the middle of it.

It is always hard when plans are limited or quickly changed to look ahead, but it’s so important to do it, for survival if nothing else.

So we’re continuing to tell love stories, and if you hop on over here, we’ve included all our COVID-19 content, including the stories of many couples whose own plans changed, and yet, their weddings were still wonderful on the other side.

Now, let’s get into it! We’re rounding up the month of July today, and the issue that is black & white! And if you ever question the beauty of monochrome, this month should have certainly cemented in you into the “yes” camp! Let’s round it up!

On Polka Dot Wisdom.

Wedding photographer Jacob Gordon dives into the process of creating black and white images

Lauren of The Blackline Bottega shares all the need to know about black & white wedding stationery

Dark & moody bouquets- what’s the lowdown?

Questions about having your wedding day captured on video? Lovereel has you covered!

Everything you need to know about choosing your black & white wedding cake

Black & white imagery from weddings that we just adore

How to style black & white bridesmaid looks with Bridesmaids Only

Monochrome wedding stationery inspiration for your big day

On Polka Dot You this month…

Bri shares her beautiful wedding with Adam

Rounding up some of our fave black 7 white weddings we’ve shared

Brooke & Joshil’s wedding by the water

Wait until you see Kat’s amazing gown she wore for her wedding to Shannon

Over on Polka Dot Made

Make our white chocolate & macadamia martini

The most gorgeous leaf confetti tutorial

Spicy & sweet, make The Melbourne Star cocktail thanks to Showtime Events

Make this sweet treat- chocolate dipped, fairy floss covered strawberries

And finally, on Polka Dot Honeymoons

How to have a COVID safe honeymoon

Melbourne couples! Now is the time to get gown hunting! The Sposa Group (where you’ll find brands like Demetrios and Cosmobella) are celebrating coming out of lockdown with a giveaway!

With seven prizes on offer, you could win a VIP double pass to the magical fashion event “Destined For Romance” on the 18th of August. A night packed with treats, beautiful fashion, amazing prizes and of course bubbles! The second prize?  A champagne-filled two-hour-long, private wedding gown shopping experience or one of five pairs of beautiful earrings. Want to win?  Head on over to The Sposa Group Instagram account here,  tag three friends, give them a follow &  a like and you’ll go into the draw! There are seven double passes to be won!

And to end off this massive Friday Roundup, we’re sharing this film of Luke & Lexie captured by Gold Coast-based photographer and stop motion video creator Hayden Phoenix. Hayden joined the couple for their wedding at Miami Marketta and created this magic stop motion film of their Gold Coast day to the tune of ‘Fire’ by Nicole Reynolds.

Other vendors on this fun day?  Styling by Gold Coast Popup Weddings,  Lexie’s gown by Exquisite Gowns By Yvonne,  hair & makeup by Meraki Hair on Dawn, photography by Amy De Boer Photography, the celebrant on the day was Bree Nicholls,   transport Pick You Up, and music by Gold Coast DJ Entertainment.

Header photo by Mark Davis Photography via Brooke & Joshil’s Black-Tie Wedding By The Water