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Our Story

The Polka Dotted Bee is a design studio specializing in re-imaging the traditional cotton handkerchief into personalized heirloom quality Wedding Gifts, Favors, Invitations and Ceremony Programs.

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Our Beginnings

In 2011, The Polka Dotted Bee was created with the hopes of marrying current design with the romantic vibes of yesteryear. While planning her own wedding, Ashley Smith found it difficult to navigate the vast market of wedding goods without being disappointed. After crafting her own handkerchief wedding invitations, she set out to create bespoke handkerchief items for others.

The Polka Dotted Bee was founded with the love of design and a critical eye for detail.

We Love What We Do

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Our Founder

Creative Director

Founder and Creative Director, Ashley Smith is the creative force behind The Polka Dotted Bee. With a portfolio spanning various mediums, she is happiest when she is able to unlock a seed of inspiration and grow it into a beautiful and meaningful product.

She relies on her love of family, exercise and chai tea to keep her ticking.

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Our Future

Tens of thousands of weddings later, we remain dedicated to providing a deeply personalized and artful product that will stand the test of time. We remain unparalleled in our dedication to style and providing high quality items that are timeless and well loved.

Your Personalized Wedding

Let The Polka Dotted Bee create a one of a kind handkerchief for your wedding or event!