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We were so excited to share the transformation of our Prahran store, from a concrete prison to a bridesmaid boutique with you that we thought there wasn’t much more to celebrate at our Prahran premises. Yet being sane and dull is not part of the Ava Madison genetic make up and after many discussions with

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Happy Monday lovely readers! Did you have a nice weekend? Did you get married? (In which case why are you here?) Did you find your wedding dress? or your venue? Do tell! Although all was quiet on the blog on Friday we worked hard behind the scenes and I’m excited because that day of silence?

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Jacquie and James I love that one city an hold within it so many beautiful backdrops. Today’s shoot is to me, so Melbourne- the old buildings, famous Yarra River, weathered old bridge. They make for beautiful photographs (especially if your magic happened in Studley Park like Jacquie and James’ did!) The story. I think it’s

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Vicky and Brian This morning we’re hopping over to the other side of the world thanks to photographer Ben Godkin for this gorgeous engagement session of Vicky and Brian. There’s something about Texas nowhere else can ever quite replicate (and Vicky’s awesome cowboy boots are helping frame my story today!) Vicky recalls how she and

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Nine months to plan a wedding – easy we think – mainly because we knew what we wanted AND well… I am organised and super bossy! We wanted something fresh, bright, vintage, and cute, with an element of birds – a theme that would flow on from the vibe of our Engagement Party. Yellow, being

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Looking for a way to give your wedding a little twist? Want to try something different from the self serve candy bars or even a cake? Want to create an experience your guests won’t forget?  I’ll let you in on a little secret… It’s called a Gelato Cart! A beautifully decorated traditional Italian style gelato

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This is going up very late Thursday night as a Thursday Roundup, because tomorrow we’re observing a day of silence along with many other bloggers (thanks to brilliant organisation  by Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged) The horror of the recent in Japan has been heart breaking, and although I know my donation won’t make a

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Sarah and Simon A wedding in the Australia country always always makes me happy. Nothing beats the landscape, the light, the community feel and the touches that are just so Australian. Sarah and Simon had a contemporary, elegant  atmosphere for their country wedding, held in the town of Inverell. Sarah and Simon met through Sarah’s

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Being a bridesmaid is a great opportunity to go all out with fabulous accessories. But unfortunately those same items can often be left to gather dust without a suitable occasion. So what’s a fashion-conscious and considerate bride to do? Make shoe embellishments for her ‘maids, of course! Shoe clips are a really effective way of transforming a

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Looking for a NSW or ACT rustic wedding venues? Well I’m updating the lists (QLD You’re next!) and this time, I’ve explored every nook and crevice of NSW to try and find the most gorgeous, most beautiful and most stunning rustic wedding venues for you! They’re not quite a barn, but they’re distinctly Australian! Belgenny

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Laura and Jacob Oh I have such a chic wedding for you today – I’m in awe of the couple’s style and sense of glamour at their Noosa wedding.Laura and Jacob married with just 24 guests a few days from their eight year anniversary . After a week of rain, the sun came out five

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This is by Elliott Erwitt of his first wife Lucienne and their first child in their tiny Manhattan apartment in 1953. Elliott has been a big source of inspiration to my work as well as Henri Cartier-Bresson. These photographers both have a very sensitive and unobtrusive approach to their subjects. I particularly love this shot

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I thought I’d introduce a new column to Polka Dot Honeymoons- a style guide if you will, of the perfect outfit for your honeymoon adventures. First up – an Autumn day of sight seeing in New York City. A walk through Central Park, an elevator ride up the Empire State Building, a ferry over to

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It’s a joy of mine to watch businesses grow and flourish and as I’ve been working with Imbue Weddings for the past few years I have seen their style grow and evolve. They design some amazing weddings and creations. Their keen eye pulls every element of a wedding together and keeps it cohesive – so

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