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Have we got any bridesmaids lurking on Polka Dot Bride? I thought so. This one’s for you.Today’s post is a step-by-step guide to throwing a gorgeous cocktail-themed hen’s night for your bestie. This is a hen’s party with class though, no male genital shaped straws here.The invitationsIt’s a special occasion so forget the Facebook invitation

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“I Love Him”I love people’s stories and I find that exploring them through my photography gives me so much pleasure. It doesn’t matter whether it is their engagement photoshoot, their wedding, pregnancy session, the birth of their new child or celebrating their family’s growth and development, I always try to make it a personal experience.

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Did you love Tanya and Todd’s sweet mountain wedding we featured this afternoon? The fun and delight-fulness of today’s wedding doesn’t end with the gorgeous photos!He and She (lovely friends of the bride and groom) shot this stop motion style wedding video for them! I love that it captures the silly moments, the fun moments

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Did you know Papa Polka Dot is very particular about his ties? It’s always a bit of a gamble coming up with ties that he might’ve chosen and as much as he gushes over it, we never really know if it’s a winner until he actually chooses to wear it. I stumbled across these amazing

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You know I love my videos, here’s a sneak peek at the behind the scenes action of the latest Ava Madison collection shoot. It’s so easy to think that a shoot is just as fast as one two three- I always forget the fact there is so much preparation to make a garment look so

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I’m not sure if it’s the smell of the sea air, the warm winds rushing against your skin or the endless dips in salty water that make wearing anything constrictive or uncomfortable on a beach holiday unbearable, but there’s something about feeling the warmth of the sun on your back that makes you want to

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Tanya and ToddI love today’s wedding – taking place up in the mountain ranges near Melbourne (well Mount Macedon to be precise). It’s full of Tanya and Todd’s personality and homemade touches that honour the natural environment.Tanya explains how she met Todd. “We met at 15 in the local supermarket. He was the dairy boy

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Nicola and StevenWhile every love story has it’s fairytale moments, one that really struck me last year was the one I get to share with you today – the beautiful fairytale of Nicola and Steven. Nicola, a Sydney wedding florist (of Ruby & Joy) traveled to Scotland and upon her return announced her engagement. Nicola

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When I was younger I had this wedding fantasy.  It was amazingly perfect, but aren’t they all? A predawn ceremony, on an island, on a lake, outside, in the middle of winter, on a Tuesday … in Northern Canada. Imagine walking to the ceremony on lake ice, with little candles lining the snow cleared path,

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Leaf Textured Fine Silver Rings, Solitare Engagement RingA few years ago my sister, whom is an avid sewer and craftswoman, got me onto etsy. I had some photographs on sale there for a while and it was great fun. But the best part about the etsy community is so many handmade items. I always like

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One of my greatest joys is watching Australian brands emerge, flourish and develop.  Ava Madison has been one of those brands that has grown from a little dream to a beautiful store sending gowns all across the country and the world. I’m pretty excited to share their 2011 collection photos with you today!The new collection

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It’s a fresh week on Polka Dot Bride, which means a fresh week of new inspiration a fresh week of beautiful weddings and a fresh week of great Australian vendors! Let’s get started with a nod to Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members! We’ve come up with some fabulous ideas for the directory of the future

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Sian and DanielThere are few places that take my breath away like being on Sydney Harbour- no matter how many times I see that famous bridge or the magic curves of the Sydney Opera House. I’m always taken aback and always like a tourist taking many, many photos of the grand icons. So today’s photographs

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Michelle and DarrenWhile I keep writing that I am dreaming of a warm summer, I adore Autumn and winter- there is no other time of the year that I love more in nature (and in fashion, hello boots, tights and beautiful wool coats!) so this lovely Autumn engagement session of Michelle and Darren by Photography

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