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I’ve been taking a look back at some of the designers I’ve loved since I first started buying bridal magazines. Lisa Gowing is one of them! Sydney designer Lisa Gowing started her label in 1997. Lisa’s look doesn’t stray far from slim, slinky skirts with beautiful fabrics. Lisa emphasizes the female form- specifically the waist

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Good morning! Welcome to another week on Polka Dot Bride!  It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into the great businesses that support us! This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Robyn Pattison CMC a Sydney

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Every dance floor should be so fun.  A shot from Amy & Ryan’s wedding (see more here) by Cliff Brunk Photography. Photo by Cliff Brunk Photography.

It’s a small world after all.. It’s a small world after all.. When I found Katie and Morgan’s fun engagement party (see it here) I was so excited and then it turns out their wedding photographer was someone I’d been talking to! Christine of Pobke Photography! I love Katie and Morgan’s story of how they

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Sandra and Richard It’s lovely to have our old friends Trish of Tea Lily Photography gracing the pages of Polka Dot Bride again with another of her simply beautiful Sydney weddings! The nicest way to end a week full of gorgeous Australian real weddings on the blog! Sandra and Richard met while working at the

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Ju Lee and Marcus A simply lovely wedding from the talented Adrian Tuazon today! It’s beautifully simple but has a sense of beautiful glamour! The Melbourne wedding took place Heritage Oak tree at the Abbotsford Convent, followed by the reception at Matteo’s. Ju Lee tells the story of how she met Marcus. “We met about

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Tumbling Waters Retreat looks like such a gorgeous venue for a wedding- those views? I’m all for beautiful views! Lauren says “For the bonbonnieres, we purchased 10 cases of clean skin red wine from our favourite winery. We then got wine bottle stickers printed up with a caricature of us, along with the poem above,

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Lauren and Dave I love the soft glamorous touches in today’s wedding of Lauren and Dave – a sparkly dress, a stormy sky. Beautiful moments captured! I think we can get so swept up in the angst of rain on the wedding day, but today’s celebration shows just how spectacular a rainy day can be!

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I wondered last week why Australians don’t seem to really “do” bow ties at weddings (except for black tie). Are we too laid back? Is it because it’s so often a “Southern USA” thing? I love the look of  a sweet bow tie, it’s such a fun, quirky touch to add to your wedding day

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Oh I love seeing fresh new tablescape ideas! These are from the lovely Lyndsay at Bendigo design company It’s A Date Event Design. Lyndsay put these tablescapes together in the Balcony Room at Bendigo’s GPO with her friend Miranda Burgoine of The Eternal Vase. First up is crisp apple green, white and black. I love

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Nobody quite does a formal gown like Alex Perry. I’ve always been in awe of his gowns- the corsetry (known to make a waist two sizes smaller) and classic yet sensual designs make the wearer’s best features stand out in pure glamour. There’s a femininity in his designs that doesn’t cross over into “girly” but

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Good morning Monday! It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into their great businesses! This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Janine Kaye Photography. Janine is based in Wollongong and describes her business as “photography for

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A fun engagement shoot from across the other side of the world today! All the way from Florida to be exact! Janyll and Maykel are marrying in September and decided to take their engagement photos at the Florida State Fair in Tampa! So there are fantastic boots, a polka dot dress and the fun of

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A delicious mid pink with a hint of orange perfect for summer or autumn weddings. Combine with black, magnolia and touches of pale blue or green – With pale Tiffany blue and latte – With pale sky blue and sand – With olive green and off white – With spring green and off white –

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