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A softer tablescape this afternoon. (this feels like one of those features where you can change the room for different styles!) I called this one “Vintage Rose” the soft latte, the cream, the peachy pink roses, wooden candelabras evoke a softer feel. I love the old fashioned doily style table overlay and the pattern on

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I thought I’d share a few gorgeous tablescapes today sent over by the lovely Calli of  Calli B Photography. Two completely different looks to inspire you! I named this one “Garden Glamour”, but it’s not a traditional English style garden whose influence we see in weddings a lot nowadays, it’s more of a richly hued,

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Madeline’s bridesmaids wore gowns from Mr K. These flower shots completely blew me away- so much magic is evident in them! Madeline and Michael joined their mask clad guests at their reception (held at Ducks Crossing). They danced their first dance to “Forever” by Ben Harper, served mini pavlovas in lieu of cake and partied

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Madeline and Michael I have such a fun wedding for you today- a masquerade ball style wedding! Held in Newcastle,the masquerade theme was more than just for fun for Madeline and Michael. Madeline shares why. “We decided on this theme because we both believe in equality for each other. We found that the significance of

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Valentine’s Day seems to be a bit of a last minute holiday for everyone this year, but I did love this limited edition chocolate flower from Sisko Chocolate for something a little different. The instructions made me a little hungry too! How to enjoy a Sisko Chocolate Flower: Break off a chocolate petal, hear the

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Today we’re launching our first ever reader survey! With all of the developments we have planned for Polka Dot Bride this year, we want to make sure we know who our readers are and what you would most like to see on our site. The survey is completely anonymous (except the last question to enter

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US designer Alisa Benay first entered my radar this time last year and admittedly hasn’t left it, but for some reason, I have never featured her on a Monday! Well today I plan to rectify it and show off Alisa’s beautiful gowns! Alisa’s love of historical gowns mean her creations have a Renaissance, vintage feel

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Alannah Rose Stationery Hearts A Flutter Invitation A sweet Valentine’s Day giveaway for you today! Alannah Rose Stationery is one of Australian’s best known stationery designers. With over 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing and graphic design, the work of head designer Suzi Waters is highly sought after and makes a beautiful addition to

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Can anyone ever go past the beauty of Jose Villa’s photographs? I think this shoe shot of Chelsea and Tec may have been the first “socks and fabulous coloured shoe” shots I’d ever seen. I love it! Photo by Jose Villa

I loved this sweet engagement shoot when I first saw it- the whimsical, happy feel about it!. Kate and Bart took props with them to create their “Save The Date” cards- a pretty dress with a gorgeous pink flower, white balloons, bikes and my favourite- chalkboards!  They plan to marry in Southern NSW later this

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Being aware of money, beyond the amount you get in your pay cheque every fortnight is crucial if you want to be the master of your own destiny, financially. The usual things like setting up a system that works for you, to ensure that bills are  budgeted for and paid on time,  working out with

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There have been so many new developments this week, I thought we’d take a break from finance and kick off the last day of the week with some wedding news from around the web! Sugarlove Weddings are giving away a Valentine’s Day prize to one couple over on their blog A gorgeous dozen long stemmed

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Claire and Tim captured by You Can’t Be Serious Photography I am delighted today to introduce a woman who has become a dear friend- Carolyn Gerin is the creator and co-author of the three book Antibride series for Chronicle books, she coordinates the Antibride blog (for which she asked me to write as Aussie Bride)

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Chelsea and Mark by Renee Brazel Welcome back to part two of our feature article “W Is For Weddings – Behind “The Wedding” Word! 2) In a television report on the (Choice) article it was suggested that prospective brides and grooms not tell the vendor that they required their services for a wedding, but for

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Anna and James by Zoom Photography In 2009 the Australian magazine, Choice, ‘sought quotes from 60 reception venues, cakes makers, hire car businesses, entertainments, florists and photographers in Sydney and Melbourne.’ Two ‘shadow shoppers’ were assigned to the task. ‘One shopper asked for prices for her wedding and another for her 40th birthday. Both events

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