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A completely romantic engagement shoot for you this Saturday – rainy, misty and filled with sweetness. Photographer Amanda Thorson tells me the story of the shoot and of Nat and Jez. “Here is how Jeremy proposed to Natalie….such a cute story! We chose Berrima for the location for their engagement shoot for two reasons, 1.

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Image via Hello! Magazine Congratulations Prince William and Catherine (Or Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!). I wish you a beautiful life together! Did you watch the ceremony yesterday (today wherever you are in the world?!) What were your favourite parts of the day?

I couldn’t end off the week without another tip to the festivities that are set to take place in just a few hours! Our final nod this week to the royal nuptials! A fantasy if you will, of the wedding which comes to mind when one thinks “Prince William and Catherine”. I must say, while

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Lucy has such a clean, sensitive style of photography and joins us today to impart her wisdom! 1. Research. Read online on wedding forums about a photographer’s method/style of work and their results. Ask around on blogs or friends to see if anyone has heard of, or used this photographer. 2. Meet with your potential photographer to get a

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Photo by Belinda Fettke from Amy and Michael’s story “When Two Paths Merge As One” Well since we went into holiday mode a little last week, this week’s Friday roundup is extra full of tidbits from around the Polka Dot blogs and the wedding world! A wonderful warm welcome to our first ever groom blogger

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Every girl has felt that moment. A time when you have walked into a store or opened a website and you see something that physically takes your breath away.  I’m not talking about my wedding dress, in fact I haven’t started looking for that yet. I have found my headpiece. I’m intrigued by headpieces and

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Stella and James Sometimes a wedding just comes along that has a lot of “Oh that looks fun I wish I was there” or ” Oh I bet that bouquet smelled amazing” or even “oh gosh I want to dance with those people, they look fun!” which for me really is almost every wedding, but

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Kate and Prince William Photo from NY Daily News There is nothing that quite excites me like a wedding (stating the obvious, but it’s true!) So this week is getting me particularly excited! While the buzz is so loud I can barely think, we’re midweek in our nod to the royal wedding ! The Facts

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Napkin rings are a simple way to incorporate your wedding colours into your table settings even if you’re stuck with the venue’s stock standard linens. This beaded version might take a little while if you have a lot of guests, but it is a very easy and inexpensive project that you can do while watching Grey’s Anatomy.

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Sigourney and Andrew Vintage Australian. It never gets overdone to me – not through the gorgeous lace dresses, the sentimental touches and the rolling grassy hills. Today’s wedding of Sigourney and Andrew near Bathurst (NSW) is a nod to their favourite era with the modern touches of today. Sigourney recalls how she and Andrew met.

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Here at Polka Dot Bride, we’ve long been fans of Paloma’s Nest creations – they adorn our office shelves (Text bowl 2008), are pinned to our inspiration board (Star garland Christmas 2009), and adorn our Christmas tree (Jingle Bells decoration 2010). The raw organic nature of the handmade creations is so beautiful and has become

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I stumbled across the most fantastic resource for bloggers recently! Bloggers Domain is packed full of tips, tricks, plugins and applications that can help you get the most out of your blog. The site is a completely free resource aimed specifically at bloggers (ahem, hence the name!) which means every tool on the site is

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There’s no doubt the royal wedding will influence weddings for many years- especially with Kate & Prince William’s keen sense of style. Here’s some of my favourite elements of their engagement and wedding so far, and inspiration for bringing it into your own Australian wedding day! A sapphire engagement ring.. Photo from Brides Row 1:

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Looking for a honeymoon that combines culture, comfort, class and a customisable dose of craziness? Then I’ve found just the spot! Read on!

When Mr W proposed to me along the river Seine in Paris, all I remember is the glint of the ring and the crying, from both of us.  Whenever we tell the story I always prefer Mr W’s version so here it is. Straight from the horse’s mouth. Mr W’s Proposal “After a day of drinking Champagne and

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