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Sarah and GrantIntimate weddings are ones I never ever get sick of – they’re relaxed, they’re incredibly beautiful and when you see a guest’s smile, you know that they’re extra special to the bride and groom. It’s like being part of a secret, being let in on something really special. Today’s bride and groom are

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Carnivals, or shows as we call them in Australia are such a mark of fun, of childhood. I still remember going to the show as a tiny tot – with my dad sometimes on the rides that almost made him puke and me giggle. So when I received this brightly coloured fun inspiration shoot from

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Last time I shared some accessory ideas for your bridesmaids so how about something cute for the littlest member of your bridal party?You will need: Modelling clay (available at art shops) Silicone flower mould (if flowers don’t fit your theme there are many other moulds to choose from) Hair clip backings Hot glue gun Baking paper Oven

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Kate and MattToday’s Sydney wedding of Kate and Matt is so Sydney, but has the retro, sunny style that I think looks so true to them and who they are. From Kate’s amazing ruffled gown, to her white framed sunglasses To the delicious looking red cards, to the reception cupcakes.  It’s so funky, so retro

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We had the opportunity to visit the Argentinean Lakes District recently and absolutely fell head over heels in love with it. We’d heard that Bariloche and Villa la Angostura (a town 45 mins drive from Bariloche) were really popular for honeymooners and we can definitely understand why! It’s the perfect place for combining a snuggle-by-the-fire

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Self portrait taken by BrookeA wedding in Queensland in the middle of winter? As the saying goes – ‘Queensland is beautiful one day, perfect the next’. Just add polka dots and yellow shoes  – what more could we ask for!Brooke explains how the couple met. “2006. Both Vespa riders we met on a scooter ride

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Wedding photography is one of my favourite things – moments that make me lose my breath, details that are full of intimate thoughts, a stolen glance, a romantic embrace – I couldn’t run Polka Dot Bride without the beautiful work of wedding photographers.Infinity Photography is one of Australia’s leading photographic studios, with studio locations in

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I’m a little bit of a magpie, I love my sparkly trinkets and even though I am known to pull on old favourites again and again, I treasure each piece of jewelery I own. Their stories, their memories. I love this stunning range from self taught metal smith Andrea Bonelli (who ships to Australia!) which

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I imagine meeting Sharon Naylor would be akin to reading a wedding encyclopedia- I’ve been reading Sharon’s books for as long as I can remember (she’s written over 30!) so it was a nice surprise to have her latest offering ‘Bridesmaid On A Budget How To Be A Brilliant Bridesmaid Without Breaking The Bank’ arriving

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Shae and EugenioOur wedding day on 10/10/10 was, in one word, happy. We had so many guests say to us afterwards that it was the happiest wedding they’ve ever been to and I can’t think of a higher compliment. I know that we both spent the whole day with huge smiles on our faces!Gino and

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Designer Karen Willis Holmes did a fashion shoot recently with her decadent silver dress designs and I had to ask her if we could share it today on Polka Dot Bride. I’ve been doing a lot of pouring over coloured gowns recently for an upcoming feature and I have fallen in love with silver- it’s

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Planning a wedding can bring out all kinds of emotions. Stressed, anyone?! Even if you’re not as involved with the planning as your bride, it still pays to be organised. You don’t want to get in trouble for forgetting to show up to a rehearsal or for not picking up your suit, do you? The

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There’s designers in the Australian bridal industry that have been creating designs for such a long time that they’ve become a foundational part of the industry. To me, Wendy Makin is one of them- Wendy has been designing for 30 years and has produced some amazing, award winning gowns in that time. it’s such an

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Winter, it appears, is creeping in slowly, which is wonderful because I love winter! Did you have a lovely weekend?Let’s kick off our Monday morning with a lovely pour over one of the members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. It’s not hard to do when our directory is packed with such amazing talent, when you

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