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Joel and I really weren’t sure whether we would end up having a honeymoon, with the epic-ness that was our DIY wedding and a budget that was already way out of control. For two students an extravagant overseas holiday was definitely not going to be on the cards however hard we might wish… so when

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Maeve and Stefan The simply beautiful Geelong wedding of Maeve and Stefan is one for the history books, or rather the Polka Dot Bride pages. How simply sweet and filled with delicious little touches plenty of cosiness and a couple who did things their way. Maeve tells the story of their relationship. “It was meant

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Dexter and Jane Ever felt like you’ve lived before? This engagement session explains it all. Our e-session was inspired by old Hollywood, the glamour, the romance, just about everything! Looking at the pictures brings you back. Who knows, we could be the same couple too back then. One word to describe our shoot: Timeless. The

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There’s something a little bit exciting about receiving a very classic wedding invitation and today’s font? Well it’s all about classic, it’s all about tradition and it’s all about the grand occasion the invitation or stationery presents itself for. Burgues Script is so classic and traditional you’d be surprised if it showed up on anything

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Raegan and Adam Classic, black tie never fails to make me giddy. There’s a sense of occasion that comes with it, a sense of “this is a big deal, let’s dress up and celebrate”. Luckily Raegan and Adam didn’t take it too seriously, they paid homage to their loves (football!), their home (Wollongong~) and even

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Sydney bridal designer Rosalynn Win is set to launch her brand new 2012 collection on the most romantic day of all- Valentine’s Day! Rosalynn has always been a favourite with her incredibly interesting gowns. using fabrics that are unique, flawless and lavish. Her latest collection takes inspiration from bygone eras and the magic of haute

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    Vergel and Kristine Vergel and I got engaged in October last year. He told me he had been quite nervous trying to plan how to do it especially because I’m not really into big romantic gestures. It was particularly hard to hide the ring from me because we live together, so apparently the

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Happy Monday dotties! What did you get up to on the weekend? Did you get engaged on Valentine’s Day? I,  being the wedding blogger that I am, forgot to buy a card for Mr Polka and ran to get one on the day. It said “You Are Flippin Gorgeous!” so I loved it and bought

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I’m always eager to hear from hair and makeup artists- one little tip that is incredible can really change the way I do things and the way I feel about myself. Jemma Kidd is a true professional. Not only is her successful makeup school a hit amongst professionals, but her own makeup range is too!

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1. Chunky Tangerine Orange Mother of Pearl Torsade Statement Necklace by WildflowersAndGrace 2. Gold, Orange and Turquoise Necklace by winkandbauble 3. Coral necklace by kirevi8 4.  Bright Yellow Multiple Strand Glass Beaded Necklace by Tessyla 5. Dark chocolate brown necklace by frankideas 6. Western Gemstone and Glass Cowgirl Necklace by CayaCowgirlCreations

From the ultra formal (white tie) to today’s formality, black tie. Dress codes for the guys are a little more clear cut than for females. Here’s a quick guide to ensure you get your look down perfectly. Black tie in the most formal sense requires males to wear a tuxedo – the full getup should

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Elska and Adrian The golden light in the engagement photographs of Elska and Adrian is captivating. Sheila Higgins took the couple to a deserted location for their country inspired engagement photographs. I think Adrian’s red bow tie adds a little touch of fun don’t you? The couple met while Adrian was walking his dog- Elska

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Nikki and Ed Nicolle Versteeg sent over this Matilda Bay engagement shoot of Nikki and Ed. Nikki tells their story. “Ed and I are both doctors and we met three and half years ago at the hospital when I literally ran into him, which wasn’t particularly smooth! Ed had just come out to Perth (got

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Steph and Nathan Steph and Nathan’s wedding was a melting pot of talented friends, talented family members, crazy ideas, homespun thoughts, a backyard reception and plenty, and I mean plenty, of beautiful love moments. While I read every wedding story from beginning to end, it’s rare that I have to stifle giggles and yet with

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