Polka Dot Bride is Australia’s most loved wedding blog. It comprises not only the main Polka Dot Bride site, but also five specialty blogs (Polka Dot Groom, Polka Dot Wisdom, Polka Dot Weddings, Polka Dot Made and Polka Dot Honeymoons) which cover everything from the groom’s style, to DIY ideas and honeymoon destinations. The newly launched Polka Dot Honeymoons directory compliment’s the bands existing Polka Dot Honeymoons blog – the one stop shop for all things travel and destination wedding!
Dorothy Polka has operated the popular lifestyle blog since 2007 and is within the top 20 Australian female bloggers.
Dorothy has developed the blog into an online magazine channel that attracts the leading lifestyle brands and as a professional blogger and social media commentator has extensive skill and expertise in social media channels.
With the recent launch of our Polka Dot Honeymoons directory I am dreaming more and more of getting on a plane and taking a trip to see my favourite people get married.
From sunshine filled skies, wide sandy beaches, to exotic locations full of colour and life. There are few adventures more fun than a destination wedding and today I am sharing some of my top handmade picks for your own destination I Do’s.
Destination weddings don’t always have to mean the beach. One of the more popular destinations in recent years has been the stunning blue and white of the island of Santorini. Set the scene with destination inspired wedding invitations reflecting the colours of island, the buildings and the sky.
I love a good welcome and one of my favourite things about destination weddings is the chance to welcome your guests with a fun welcome bag filled with goodies.
Kick off with a whimsical tropical inspired tote like this one:
Fill it with fun trinkets like these custom temporary tattoos:
Quirky passport covers:
And even personalised leather luggage tags:
Finish off with ‘must haves’ for your location – sunscreen, a bottle of local wine, a selection of local produce and emergency supplies like Bandaids, Panadol and even safety pins!
Make the wedding your own by adding lightweight throws and décor details that are easy to pack and transport:
Gorgeous paper quotes to hang or to use as somewhere for guests to leave their messages to you:
Sweet engraved pencils:
Fun paper coasters:
and pretty garlands of ribbon to flutter in the breeze:
Destination weddings are often all about the beautiful beaches and this dreamy gown from Grace Loves Lace might just be one of my favourite options for a beach wedding.
Add a simple, sparkling hairpiece, perfect for warmer climates (and suitcase packing!):
or be a little different and go for bold with chunky, colourful jewels:
And a festive, tropical touch to your bridesmaids look with floral crowns that they can wear again:
A dapper bowtie for the groom to be
And finish it all off with beautiful handmade silk ribbon to personalise your bouquet and floral arrangements:
The beauty of a destination wedding is that it’s a holiday with your favourite people. So when choosing décor elements, choose the pieces you love and adore, that reflect your own personal style and that most importantly, are easy to transport. Handmade details add a little extra something special, especially when it comes to weddings.