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A lovely reader emailed me last week in need of ideas for her Barossa Valley wedding. The couple want their country wedding to incorporate a vintage style with touches like shabby chic furniture, sweet decorations and fairy lights plus perhaps centered around the beautiful shade of vintage green. Inspired by the vintage print of Elizabeth

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Photo from Lisa and Mark’s Hunter Valley Gardens Wedding by Ben Adams   Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes! Are you ready for your weekend? What wedding plans have you got in store? We’ve had lots of fun talk on the Polka Dot specialty blogs this week (subscribe to all our blogs at once in your

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There are a number of systems, processes and fun things we do at Polka Dot Bride to keep the business turning.  We’re all based remotely and not one of us has a degree in computing, so when it comes to the technology we use, everything has to be user friendly, easy to install and preferably

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Image from weddingbycolour.com It’s the words you imagine saying to your partner … “We’re having a baby!” Instantly the pair of you are filled with overwhelming joy, the ‘can we do this?’ terror and then the realisation kicks in … “Oh crap! I’m supposed to be a bridesmaid in October!” Telling the bride there is

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Fiona and Troy I love this afternoon’s Brisbane wedding. It’s a lovely mix of classic touches with whimsical romance. The couple injected a lot of little details to make their hotel ballroom reception theirs – from printed handkerchiefs to special ceremony moments. Fiona remembers how she met her husband. “We met in high school at

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Nat and Jez Do you remember the sweet engagement shoot of Nat and Jez? I’m so thrilled today to be able to share their sweet and beautiful wedding day! Nat and Jez were married on a private property just outside Glenorie, Sydney on one of the hottest days of the year! I’m enchanted by the

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I made these cut-out paper leaves to decorate some potted branches for my brother’s Autumn engagement party. I was setting it up before the party when my sister-in-law-to-be suggested that guests could write messages on them. What a great way to make your decor functional! You will need: Potted tree or branches Coloured cardstock (use

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Am I crazy enough to make my own wedding cake? My fiancé seems to think so! I’m not sure whether to take that as a compliment that he knows I could do it and do it well, or whether he thinks I’m just plain crazy! In any case, I had made this cake for my

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I’m not quite sure, but sometimes I think flower girls get the better deal in the whole “Dressing up for a wedding” issue. Puffy skirts, sweet hair accessories and throwing petals. I love the range of flower girl dresses on offer at the moment – from fluffy tutu skirts, to sweet cotton lace dresses. Here’s

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We live 16,945 kilometres from the venue of our wedding ceremony. It’s still nine months until our wedding day and while I have already started to worry that we might leave the rings at home, I am learning that there are a number of extra challenges involved in planning a wedding from afar. I look forward to sharing

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After our mini honeymoon, it was time to make a decision for our real honeymoon. By early February we knew that we wanted to go to Japan and started making plans for our trip. We booked our tickets, hotels and planned which places we would visit. On March 11th, Northeastern Japan was hit by earthquake

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Serena and Paolo I don’t normally post engagement sessions during the week (they’re our Saturday treat) but I really want to mix it up today with this fun, silent film inspired engagement from Luciana Ognibene of Fibre di luce in Italy! Luciana explained the thought behind Serena and Paolo’s engagement photographs. “Serena and Paolo wanted

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Emelia and Anthony When a wedding is so full of emotion like today’s with a bridesmaid that makes me smile with her laughter, a soft hug between the newlyweds and an added bonus of a stunning location, stunning Johanna Johnson wedding gown and delicious light to boot, it’s hard not to make a Tuesday like

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I have something a little different for you to kick off your Tuesday – a beautifully elegant styled fashion shoot called “Everything But The Dress”, styled to show off a range of beautiful bridal accessories. Stylist Amy Oram of Teeki says, “I wanted to create something very soft, girly and feminine. Portray the elegance of

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Are you a model, want to be a model or love the camera? If you answered “yes” then you are probably in the minority of brides and grooms; most dread the thought of being photographed. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The best way to get great photos and feel comfortable is to

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