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Mel and MattWith so many couple’s today with family all over the world, I thought it might be nice to feature a “second celebration” which is always a wonderful idea if you have family and friends in two places so far away. Mel & Matt married in Canada, but traveled back to Sydney for a

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I had a few simple New Year’s resolutions this year in preparation for our December wedding. Top of my list was to finally get on top of my skincare regime – or lack there of. Since I was about 13 I have had re-occurring acne, persistent blemishes, redness, then it would clear and then sometimes

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These figurines on top of the cake represented where the couple shared their first kiss.I strongly believe that a wedding should be a reflection of who the bride and groom are as a couple. It’s a day where friends and family gather to celebrate their journey thus far and the venture into their exciting future.Yes,

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Melbourne designer Anna Campbell has just launched her Spring Summer 2012 collection (which coincides with the opening of her beautiful boutique). The new collection “Intertwining sophisticated romance with contemporary practicality,” showcases just what I love about Anna’s designs. They’re relaxed (perfect for a beach or informal wedding) but are beautifully feminine.The new collection features many

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Oh hello deliciousness! Something that is always a ‘given’ to look forward to at a wedding is the food – no longer are the options limited to the beef or chicken, there’s an entire world of amazing cuisine which caterers and venues all over the country are cooking up! Today we’re joined by Award winning

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Some weddings you leave with glazed nuts …  the almond kind. The plan for ours is to have our guests leave with a fresh commemorative beverage. I am an enthusiastic home-brewer and whilst my skill base is by no means even ‘adept’ I continue to surprise myself by creating delicious concoctions for a fraction of

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Good Morning Polka Dotties! I am so ready to kick off another week of Polka Dot Bride inspiration!First up, as always, a nod and a big cheer to our amazing advertisers including the Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members! From photographers, bakers, stylists, dress designers, stationers and even cinematographers our Directory is filling up with more

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Allie and TomBarefoot in the sand sounds like a lovely thought right now! I’m delighted this Saturday to share a gorgeous beach side engagement shoot from photographer Ben Adams. This is the story of Allie and Tom.Allie recalls how Tom proposed. “Taking a walk down to a secluded jetty for a “picnic” Tom surprised me

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I was inspired for this board by the spools of thread from Cozy Home Making – so many deeply, hued colours – they reminded me of a beautiful Autumn day. The rich palette continues with touches of gold, rich plums, oranges and greens and even marigold. Plenty of sweet treats like caramel apples, and fairy

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Photo from Project Innovate Branding your Business With Leila Khalil Photo by Nerida McMurray Styling by Form Over FunctionOh my! What an immensely busy week it has been here at Polka Dot Bride! We’ve had such fun launching the Project Innovate photos and Project Innovate video to the world this week and getting on top

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Sarah Janks Couture flagship store in Sydney. Image by Sarah Janks Couture.Looking out of my workroom at home in Cremorne, I can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Thinking back, it was more than 6 years ago that I was living in Shoreditch in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Several of the dresses in this collection

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Tia and EddieWith the dust barely settled from the marriage of my younger sister Kelly, I find myself flying high in the sunny skies of Sydney heading to New Zealand for the nuptials of my baby sister Tia. We don’t do anything by halves this family, two weddings in almost as many months, boy are

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Emily and EdwardI love today’s wedding – it didn’t go to plan, instead of dancing under the stars, the bride, the groom and their guests celebrated under the dry roof of the homestead. But that’s kind of what I love most about it – their cosy touches, their love for each other couldn’t be dampened

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‘Twas a cold night in Sydney when I wandered down the little alley way to The Ivy, got in the lift and made my way up to the stunning green, stripy Sun Room. Wow! I could not think of a better place to kick off Project Innovate. As all the lovely guests bustled in after

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