We believe that every wedding is magical. There is magic in two people, no matter who they are, pledging forever to each other. Love in all its forms is magic. For some of us, that magic is intensified by our surroundings. Picture this; rolling, crashing waves, sea birds floating on the dress-wiping wind, the smell of salt and water and sand, all while you stare into the eyes of “the one” and tell them you will love them all the days of your life. See? Magic! And we have a whole month of magic, just for you! August is The Coastal Issue!! Whether it’s with sand between your toes, a cliffside with a view of the deep blue, in a luxe beachside venue, or simply walking along the shoreline at dusk, every coastal love story is one that is close to nature, and dear to our hearts.

This issue is bursting at the seams with fabulous coastal inspiration and tips and tricks, just for you, dear reader! It’s no surprise that wedding vendors love a good coastal wedding or event, and they did NOT disappoint! On Polka Dot Wisdom we have live music tips for your beach wedding, how to make your coastal wedding makeup go the distance, coconut decor inspiration, plenty of coastal-inspired food ideas to tempt the taste buds, and stunning ways to style your wedding whether it be right on the shoreline or with a view of the sea, just to name a few!

Polka Dot Made is BURSTING at the seams with DIY tutorials from our own Ms Honeycomb and the lovely lot at Life of Coco, as well as drool-worthy cocktails for summer days to come (dreaming about those while we’re in lockdown under many layers!). And, as always, Polka Dot You has the love stories we adore so much, and make our world go round!

Team… this issue is something pretty special! Take a seat, take some “you” time, and imagine yourself along the shoreline of the sea, gazing out into infinity. It’s not just wedding planners and lovers who will fall for this month’s issue, it has something for everyone! Let yourself be swept away by The Coastal Issue!

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Header photo by Lindy Yewen Photography via Summer Wedding Style With Blue Hydrangeas