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The Romantic Movement Ceremony & Prop Hire

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Looking for a ceremony setup that will have you breathless as you walk down the aisle? A stylish refreshment station for your guests to enjoy and toast post I do’s? Or perhaps a way to get married on the beach with style? Then you need to meet The Romantic Movement!

The brainchild of illustrator Kathryn Green (you’ve seen and loved her work here and here) and her husband photographer Andy GreenThe Romantic Movement is all about creating stylish outdoor wedding ceremonies without the stress. The team will show up at your chosen venue, where they will set everything into place, packing it up two hours later after you’ve officially been married.

Packages include delivery set up and pack down to Sydney and the Greater NSW region. Oh and because you’re a Polka Dot Bride reader, The Romantic Movement think you’re rather special – they’re offering 20% off for bookings placed by Friday, August 8th 2014 if you mention Polka Dot Bride!

At launch, there are three gorgeous setups to choose from. Firstly the “La Francoise” for the chic garden wedding. It includes everything from a ruffled canopy (in your choice of colour), a sisal mat for the aisle, chairs for your guests and the registry signing and because no detail is left out – they’re including decorative details like cut crystal vases and cushions to add the finishing touch.

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Up next is the “Drink Station”. A top a vintage table sits a silver champagne bucket, 80 cut crystal plastic goblets, a cut crystal drink dispenser and for decor? Striped paper straws, descriptive tent cards, and my personal favourite – decorative pineapples and ferns! If you’re hungry I hear timber antipasto platters are also on offer!

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Ceremony styling package number three is the “Casablanca”. Just the ticket for a beach wedding! This setup is about the natural tones with guests seated atop whitewashed teak chairs. A Moroccan style archway provides the backdrop for your vows with wrought iron armchairs and matching coffee table for signing of the register. Finishing touches include a cut crystal vase, the sisal aisle runner and ivory ruffled linen for the backdrop.

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Photo by Photo Factory Bali from Pearl and Tom’s Dream Bali Wedding

 As we head into our last month of Winter, we start to enjoy planning for the warmer weather! Wedding showcases start appearing, events and open days that give us a glimpse of what to look forward to when the sun comes out! I know that I’m hanging out for longer days and getting some natural Vitamin D! But for the meantime, I will enjoy the gorgeous pictures from weddings that feature the light I’m craving!

For more of this gorgeousness across the blog, here is our weekly roundup for your enjoyment!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

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1.Real Wedding ~ Sean and Katherine’s Vintage Wedding 2. Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Kate 3.Real Wedding ~ Pearl and Tom’s Dream Bali Wedding

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? Kara Mellick and Team from Soda Films 2. Vendor’s Favourites – DJ Plus! Entertainment 3. Wedding Venue Spotlight and Celebrity Interview -  The Paleo Wedding at Fraser Suites, Perth – Interview with Pete Evans 4. Event Review – Lovelocked: Lit Up At Lightspace

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1. Etsy Roundup ~ Opal Jewellery 2. Tuesday Type – Vulpa 3. Cocktail Friday – City Quarter Bar’s Bebe Bebe

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1. Honeymoon Destination Spotlight – 5 Things To Do on Your Hong Kong Stopover or Honeymoon 2. Tropical Destination  – Bula! – Ten Reasons to Honeymoon in Fiji

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1. Groom Advice – The First Five Years: Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide 2. Real Groom Style – Richard

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Calling all Brides on the search for their dream gown! The Henry Roth Outlet has announced the mother of all bridal clearances this weekend, August 2 and 3rd from 8am to 2pm, with no gowns over $399! That’s unheard of! No appointments will be taken, and it will be first in best dressed! Literally!

For more info, head to their website!

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WE have a winner! Actually – two winners! Annika and Meghan were the lucky ladies whose individual designs captured our imagination!

shoes Friday RoundupTheir inscriptions to match each shoe (respectively) were “”Stepping into married life 4.10.14″ and “I love you to the moon and back. J&M 6/26/15″. Just gorgeous ladies! Congratulations!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, there was so much to love and it made it very hard to choose!

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Did you catch this magical proposal on the News recently! We loved it so much we had to share it! Congrats to Mile & Amalia!

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Letterpress Wedding Invitations From The Print Fairy

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Give me a beautiful invitation and I’m a happy girl so when the news of The Print Fairy launching letterpress wedding invitations landed in my inbox coupled with beautiful photography by Kate Dyer from Urban Safari it was definitely worthy of a post! After searching long and wide for the very best Letterpress printer in the country, The Print Fairy has created three new letterpress designs on to compliment the whimsy and fun she is renowned for.

Printed on 300 and 600gsm 100% cotton paper stock, the designs are available in one or two colour letterpress prints. The full stationery suites are complete with everything you need – from invitation,  RSVP card and envelope, and clients are able to customise the design by choosing your colours from the Pantone chart or The Print Fairy’s own colour selection. Sample selections are even available – allowing you to see the quality up close and personally before making your decision.

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The brand new letterpress designs are just some of the gorgeous new designs coming out of The Print Fairy‘s creativity. Metallic foiling, digital printing and even wooden invitations are all just a part of the varied selections on offer. If you can’t find something you like, The Print Fairy can work with you on a completely custom design. My current favourite? “My Sweet Love” below – I love that typography!

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Jessica and James’ Relaxed Sydney Wedding

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Jessica & James

There is nothing quite like a relaxed, classic wedding and Jessica and James celebrated theirs on Sydney’s waterside with photographer David Henry. No fuss, just a wedding with two people who adore one another and want to celebrate it in a relaxed party with their closest loved ones- including their two children.

Jessica kicks us off with their story. “We met on the central coast 8 years ago when we were 18 and 20. This is always a story our friends love to tell because James doesn’t actually remember approaching me the first time we met (a couple too many drinks under his belt) he only remembers the following week when he approached me again and to start the conversation asked where he knew me from.”

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Jessica’s wedding gown was designed by Anna Campbell  and the bride paired it with stiletto heels from Jimmy Choo.

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Tobi Henney styled the bride and bridesmaid’s makeup.

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Jessica’s bridesmaids’ wore purple gowns from Two Birds Bridesmaids.

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Jessica and James chose Our Lady Star of the Sea Watsons Bay for their ceremony, Jessica noting “Our priest Father Robert was a special part of the day for us. He ran the service when James’ dad passed away, and he has baptised both of our children Kade and Layla; so it was really special to have him travel from the central coast to do our wedding as well.  ”

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Jessica walked down the aisle to Keith Urban – Making Memories of Us.

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“We chose OLSS Watsons Bay because we loved the location and the setting was perfectly suited to the type of people James and I are. The church is stunning and the Watsons Bay backdrop was exactly what we were after for our photos.”

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The couple’s two children were an important part of the day, though Kade’s excitement got the better of him says Jessica. “We wanted our kids to be a special part of our day, but unfortunately just before I arrived at the church Kade had a fall and wasn’t very well for the rest of the day so we only have a couple of photos with Kade. We keep saying it will make for a funny story when he is older because it’s so typical of his personality!”

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Jessica and James chose Dockside Cockle Bay for their reception, topped off with a splendid cake from Sparkle Cupcakery. Jessica notes “We chose Dockside for our reception again for its location. The view was second to none, the food was amazing and the staff were so helpful in the whole lead up and organisation of everything! They made the whole experience so enjoyable and stress free! ”

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The Candy Buffet Company created a lolly buffet which doubled as guest favors.

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Of their first dance, Jessica remembers, “We danced to Joshua Kadison- Beautiful in My Eyes. It’s a song we’ve always loved and James tries his best to serenade me with! ”

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The couple’s favourite moment is the same one! They tell “After the first dance the DJ played the Horses by Darrell Braithwaite which is one of Jess’ favourite songs. The whole wedding was up on the dance floor singing at the top of their lungs, it was awesome. ”

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DnM Wedding Films captured the wedding film of Jessica and James.

Congratulations on your marriage Jessica and James! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to David Henry for sharing today’s images!

Photographer: David Henry / Cinematographer: DnM Wedding Films / Bride’s Dress: Anna Campbell / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Attire: Zenetti / Groomsmen Attire: Zenetti / Bridesmaid Accessories: Two Birds Bridesmaids / Hairstylist: Vanessa Henwood VH Hair / Makeup Artist: Tobi Henney / Flowers & Decor: Kavelle Flowers / Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Star of the Sea Watsons Bay / Ceremony Officiant: Father Robert / Reception Venue: Dockside Cockle Bay / Favors: The Candy Buffet Company / Cake Baker: Sparkle Cupcakery / Transport: Wedding Cars Of Distinction
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