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Polka Dot Bride (and Groom) readers know I’m always a fan of something a little different for your wedding day. I love these vintage fabric cufflinks made by Shagpile Designs.When a reader alerted me to these I thought how fun they’d be to wear on your wedding day- a little twist, a little touch of

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I am enchanted by the new collection of bridal gowns from Amanda Garrett. They have the stunningly beautiful uncomplicated lines to them but the most beautiful use of lace (creating gowns with names like “The Snowflake Gown” with intricate beading). Again the simplicity is the perfect choice for a bride who wants an elegant, understated

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So officially after Australia day is when the year kicks into gear and what a year have planned~It’s Monday morning which means a profile on one of the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! I love the range of vendors in our directory- from home businesses to large studios. Each and every single one has

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Nicole and DanielKrashing Motions Photography in California sent over this sunny beach side engagement shoot which seems just the ticket to share at the height of what is hopefully a sunny Saturday wherever you are in the world! Malibu always reminds me of Summer- richly hued pastel colours, the sunshine and the wind in one’s

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This gorgeous vibrant colour is perfect all year round  – think roses, sunsets and sunrises, and the inside of a shell.Combine with black and white–       With charcoal grey and magnolia–       With soft apricot and pale grey–       With bronze brown and touches of coral orange–       With fern green and touches of milk chocolate–       With duck egg

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It’s been another week of beautiful weddings, long sunshine filled days and plenty of inspiration. Which means it’s time for our Friday Roundup! A big thank you for your patience with closed comments, things not looking the way they should and little glitches over the past week while we moved to a brand spanking new

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Photograph from Green and BloomPlanning a wedding can be tiring, and for the most part if you’re organising everything yourself, highly emotional! In fact, if I’m completely honest, it can even be emotional for me as a wedding planner – working closely with the bride and groom I often develop a close relationship with my

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Sami and ShaneI am in awe of today’s wedding. It’s this amazing mix of high fashion, glamorous touches and a little bit of whimsy! Sami, the bride is co owner, stylist & interior designer at The Assembly Hall so was delighted to be able to put her passion for all things style into her and

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If you’re planning a picnic wedding with invitations like these, you can’t go past homemade jam as favours for your guests. Dress up the jars by simply cutting some circles out of cute country fabrics using pinking shears, tying with string and attaching these labels.Download them now!Ms Polka Dot says: Homemade jam – what a yummy

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Happy Australia Day Polka Dotties! I’m taking off for the day with Mr Polka Dot but wanted to play homage to the country I love so much. How are you celebrating your day?I adore these Australia Day images by What Katie Ate for one of my favourite magazines- Real Living Magazine. They encapsulate what Australia

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Jody and GavinI love this afternoon’s wedding. It’s so crisp and fresh but has a beautiful vintage flair to it and is filled with vintage touches- beautiful blooms, beautiful papers and even a vintage camera!Gavin tells the story of how he and Jody met. “Back in 2004 Jody’s housemate was a good friend of mine. 

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It’s true what they say about love at first sight. Andrew and I met on a mine site in far NW Western Australia. I knew the second I saw him he was the man I was going to marry. Eighteen months later Andrew proposed on holiday in Sydney at Lady Macquarie’s Chair with a 3

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In the heat of Summer, it’s a little bit odd to be thinking about hot chocolate and warm earthy tones (unless you’re our US friends in which case, I invite you to break out the hot chocolate for this story!)Every season Queensland events planner Kristy of Imbue Weddings puts together a Style Story to showcase

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It’s not secret to me that Polka Dot Brides are big fans of tea length, fifties style wedding dresses! Which is why I was so delighted to discover this new range of affordable ones from one of my favourite designers (who ships to Australia) Stephanie James Couture. Jonesy Darling is Stephanie’s new range lower cost

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