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  Stephanie in  one of her creations with husband Jim on their wedding day If you haven’t seen Stephanie’s work you’re in for a big treat today. Polka Dot Bride readers know I love vintage flair. I love the ladylike style, the big skirts, the defined waists, the gorgeous fabrics…and the details! Stephanie Kennedy of

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The gray days of winter have left me frozen so here’s a board to lighten up the days. A summer soiree, spread out underneath the trees on a balmy summer’s night. Guests dining from picnic baskets and dancing under paper lanterns. Image by Rebecca Thuss, Centrepiece by Brides.com, Manolo Blahnik Metallic d’Orsay shoes from Neimen

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So many couples today are flirting with tradition and opting to see each other before the ceremony to have their photos done. A phrase coined as ‘the first look’ is packed with emotion, the couple doesn’t have to be silent and restrained as they would during the ceremony, so emotion overflows. Photographers love a first

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I had some really creative entries into the competition to win a DYMO LetraTag® Personal Labelmaker competition. Polka Dot Bride readers are a well organised bunch of people! Polka Dot Bride is happy to announce the winner of the DYMO LetraTag® Personal Labelmaker competition is Laurel “What I have is a 5 tier rubbermaid shelf

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The new Martha Stewart Weddings is out and has a beautiful feature on the colour combination of fuchsia and taupe. The taupe really makes the fuchsia pop, but it’s a little softer on the eye than fuchsia paired with white. The warm undertones give a cosy feel, but can be made cooler if paired with

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I think some of the best wedding photos tell a story. At the wedding of Sara & Andrew I laughed when Sara’s brother rescued her veil off the side of a building and giggled when Sara’s hair was teased into it’s wedding day style. This photo speaks of the day to me – rain on

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Collette Dinnigan’s 2008 bridal collection has a decidedly feminine feel. From soft ruffles to sleeves and lines of sparkling crystals. The designs are ethereal and would work beautifully on a bride who carries a loose bouquet and has hair in soft curls pinned randomly. View more of Collette Dinnigan’s collection on her website.

Australian stationery designers Poppies For Grace have just launched their wedding stationery website. Poppies For Grace provided the invitations for Erica (Girl With A Satchel) and James’ wedding which I featured earlier this year (click here to check it out). Already creating gorgeous stationery such as gift tags, bookplates and even sweet bird paper mobiles.

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DYMO, together with Polka Dot Bride, is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a DYMO LetraTag® Personal Labelmaker for their very own! Entries close 5pm Eastern Australian Time today and 3am, Friday 25th of July EST for US residents) For full details on how to enter, check out this entry

Earlier today, I shared the wedding of Shaun and Candice with you. Now it’s time for the glorious details! Shaun was the self confessed wedding planner for the big day and the day featured ocean theme touches. The beautiful blooms were by JVK Floral Designs. Candice’s blooming belly was adorned with a starfish brooch  

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Kylie of husband and wife photography team Pixel Magix sent in the beautiful wedding of Candice and Shaun. The love story of Shaun and Candice began in Australia’s sunshine state Queensland where they both were students at the University of Queensland. Their romance blossomed and after a brief sojourn to the Ningaloo Reef Coastline in

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If you saw a post earlier and are wondering where it went, don’t worry! It’ll be back next week! The blog demons got to it! Don’t forget- Aussie brides, grooms, cake bakers, photographers, vendors you name it! I want to hear from you! Check out my Aussies Do It Better post here (or if you’d

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Australians- don’t forget to pick up the latest copy of Madison for a little bridal spread. I particularly loved designer Fleur Wood’s long weekend wedding which saw guests celebrating together in Sri Lanka. Plus there is a particularly delicious looking cocktail I believe I will have to experiment with on Polka Dot Bride. Check out

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There’s always guests at a wedding who don’t know where they’re going and could use a little help. Wedding Mapper creates custom wedding maps- even for Aussies! It’s a little nicer to give guests than a blocky computer printout and it can also include other points of interest in a fun way. This is my

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I’ve learned of some new wedding websites which like me, I am sure you will bookmark and read constantly! Alannah Rose Stationery has just launched their blog with a brand new look. Combining their gorgeous stationery with delicious inspiration boards, the blog is a great feast for the eyes! The Alannah Rose team has just

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