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On the eve of what is set to be another massive year, here’s a countdown of ten of the most memorable celebrity weddings of 2008 (in no particular order) See last year’s countdown here! 1. Ellen and Portia Image courtesy of People Magazine One of the celebrity weddings of the year! Ellen and Portia wed

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The blogs that don’t really fit here or there often have the prettiest things. So today is Australian Pretty Things! I claim Pia Jane Bijkerk as Aussie because she is, even though she spends most of the year in wildly exotic places. Her blog is full of beautiful discoveries (check out her soundscapes- perfect!) and

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Another post in my holiday reads! Today it’s all about those lovely blogs where you find a photo and spend the next few months dreaming of sitting in that ever so gorgeous living room..or pool..or kitchen! I cheated this one as it’s half Canadian but oh the eye candy it delivers me every morning! Desire

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I would love to get married here- a glittering Christmas tree is a beautiful backdrop to a wedding ceremony! From the wedding of Yung and Paul by Keith Cephus Photography (see more here) Photo by Keith Cephus Photography

It’s holiday season which means days are filled with sunshine (I’m Australian!) and long naps. I love discovering new things over the holiday season so here’s some of my favourite Australian fashion reads for you to peek at! Smaggle Style by Canberra chick Lady Smaggle is filled with relaxed, chic fashion ideas and Lady Smaggle’s

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I’m taking a break from the blog for a few days and I will be hopefully be surrounded by lovely family and lots of nice cocktails right about now. But if you’ve done the Christmas thing and want to lose yourself for a few hours, I’m going to be posting about some of my favourite

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To all the lovely readers of Polka Dot Bride, my fabulous sponsors and beautiful friends I have made along the way, may you have a happy and safe holiday season and today – Christmas day. May you be surrounded by loved ones and merry cheer!

Seeing as tomorrow is the big day, I thought it time for one last Christmas inspiration entry! A Christmas time wedding in Australia brings to mind cocktails and lazy days on the beach, but seeing as we still hang snowflakes on our trees there’s still a touch of winter magic! Christmas can be a lovely

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Cookies from Brides Although more of an American tradition than an Australian one, the sugar cookie has a history of being perfected by German Protestant settlers in Pennsylvania, USA in the mid 1700’s. The sugar cookie is this state’s ‘official cookie’. This cookie can be baked so that is thin and crisp or thicker and

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Twinkle, twinkle little star. I think stars have a certain magic about them. We always place a star on top of our Christmas tree and hanging stars on the branches makes everything seem a little more special. A symbol of hope when you see one shooting by, a star to make a wish on. Stars

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I like this shot- the curves of the table, the cake and the lone man feasting. From the wedding of Malena and Ryan (see more here) shot by CINEMATIC by David M Photo courtesy of CINEMATIC by David M

Jingle bells, jingle bells! It’s a family favourite and there’s something a little whimsical about bells twinkling! They’re also a symbol of weddings – bells ring out as an announcement of a brand new union. Bells Create wreaths from bells and hang over doorways and on door knobs Martha Stewart Instead of carrying a ring

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Candles are one of my favourite way to decorate- Christmas or year round! They’re almost an essential part of decorating an evening wedding and so magical! Candles Stack candles on a tiered cake plate for a beautiful glowy centrepiece Photo via Megan Hobson Place candles all the way down the aisle and surrounding the altar

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Firstly- apologies for the delay in announcing the winner of the $100US Wedding Paper Divas Gift Certificate! The winner is Tayasha! “My dream destination wedding would be on Martha’s Vineyard in the town of Oak Bluffs. My Grandma lives there so I’ve spent many a summer there and my fiance has had the opportunity to

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  Wreaths Wreaths – a circle of many meanings. In pagan times the evergreen wreath was decorated with four candles signifying water, wind, earth and fire. They feature in many religions but even if you are not religious they can be a ‘sign of faith in humanity and life, and victory over life’s challenges’ –

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