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The Australia Issue is all about our wide brown, literally, land. So today we’re updating another of our much-loved lists and diving into the capital city Canberra – for its take on garden wedding venues.From stunning and private outdoor country garden wedding venues to gardens that are an oasis from the hullabaloo of the suburbs. […]

Tasmania – Image via In a Faraway LandThere’s a lot to consider when planning a honeymoon: where to go, how long for and how far in advance should you book? Unfortunately, Google and all the wedding apps in the world couldn’t give us real world advice or answer any of our questions. So, we’ve done […]

Nadine & BenIt was all about the couple’s love of all things retro for Nadine and Ben’s wedding. The bride donned a customised vintage gown and surprised her groom with an outfit switch for the ceremony where they walked in together. This walk was not unlike the decisions they made for their wedding: made together, […]

Tania Maras always blows us away with her delicate, beautiful handmade veils, hairpieces and jewels and her new collection “Secret garden” shows off her love of ancient French palaces, and their overgrown gardens, of sunsets and wide open skies – all curated into a collection that speaks of carefully considered intricacy.The “Secret Garden” collection centres around […]

As we chat to Phil about the outfit for his relaxed outdoor country wedding, we find out that deep down, he isn’t really a “suit man” – so rather than following tradition, he decided to opt for something that reflected his personality.“I’m not a suit sort of guy so I found a beautiful tweed vest […]

We love flowers here at Polka Dot Bride and one of our favourite things is seeing the talent of florists unfold and one of our favourite ways to see beautiful floral work is the ceremony. Our roundup of 10 beautiful wedding backdrops with flowers shows just how gorgeous a space can become with a little […]

Kate & KeithI love nothing more than a glass of wine with the setting sun, so I was a little more than enamoured with this stunning sunset engagement by Keepsake Photo at the beautiful Pialligo Estate. Glasses of wine in hand, Kate and Keith took some time to celebrate not only their love of wine, […]

Alicea & CalebThe gorgeous blooms that seem to spill from every surface as the icing on the wedding cake for Alicea and Caleb’s vintage inspired Tuggeranong Homestead wedding captured beautifully by Keepsake Photo by The Keeffes. The couple choosing a low key wedding day with plenty of involvement from the ones they love. All unfolded […]

Photo by Keepsake Photography via Emily and Mark’s Charming Rustic Country WeddingHappy Friday Dotties! It has been such a productive week around these polka dot parts with plenty of “must dos” and “overdues” finally getting ticked off the list! It’s also been a special week for two of our patterned week with mini patterned people […]

Emily and Mark We chose a rustic country setting for our wedding at the Tuggeranong Homestead in Calwell, ACT. My husband is a farm boy and has always loved the outdoors, so an indoor wedding was just not an option! Wanting to stick to his heritage, we added touches of country to all areas including the […]

Even when you think you have everything – and everyone- sorted, it might be worth checking – and then checking again as Phil remembers as he looks back fondly at his outdoor country wedding!“What I remember most about the day was the morning when everyone thought they were ready and organised by 8am… then everything […]

Tracy & PhilI have loved Tracy’s spirit as I read her words about her outdoor country wedding with  Phil. A couple who are trying to live off grid and minimize their environmental impact as much as possible, a couple who are consciously trying every day to live a life authentic to who they are – […]