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Jennifer & DanielThe Southern Highlands provides such a beautiful backdrop for weddings, so it was a real treat to receive this gorgeous, cold wet day soiree that encapsulated the moody, misty weather the region has to offer.“We met in Whistler, Canada in 2002 after the girls and I decided to escape the race for a

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Big weddings are better than small weddings aren’t they?No! Not necessarily. Yes, certainly, I have performed – and been a real part of – some incredibly beautiful bigger weddings. Some that moved me to tears. Some that had me skipping away in absolute delight….. and some that felt more like there was only 3 of

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Don’t be put off if you know nothing about embroidery – I promise this cheat’s version is not as tricky as it looks.You will need: Embroidery hoop Embroidery thread (I opted for a fairly thick one so it would conceal our pencil lines) Needle Pencil Fabric (I used a natural canvas) Coordinating patterned fabrics and extra

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Karen & CraigA long lunch at one of Melbourne’s restaurants was the perfect way for Karen and Craig to celebrate their wedding- which they planned in six weeks! The relaxed, causal style of the event suited Karen & Craig to a tee!Karen explains how they met. “Craig and I met in 2003, when Karen had

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When Stew and Fiona got married on tropical Fitzroy Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Stew and his groomsmen opted for a casual shirt and pants from Ed Harry. They wore shoes from Spendless Shoes  “We got married on the coral beach in front of a lovely little beach shack with the Great Barrier Reef

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Once upon a time this place used to be a working quarantine station. In fact, it was in operation for more than 150 years. From 1828 onwards, ships in Sydney Harbour suspected of carrying people with smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera and Spanish flu, were diverted to North Head, Manly. Passengers were forced to stay at

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Even when I was growing up, when the circus came to town you knew there was fun to be had. The sweet smell of fairy floss, the warm buttery popcorn. Taking your seat on one of the rickety old chairs and losing your breath as the daring acts came out and the crowd applauded.While the

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Image by Brent Lukey via Rosy and Tim’s Festive Melbourne WeddingWe do love seeing fresh ideas, ones that inspire with their creativity and flair, and keep their guests talking. There’s nothing wrong with being different as long as it has meaning and purpose. This is the truly the best way of giving your guests the

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I’ve always felt that  the wedding invitation is a vital make or break part of a wedding. I know I’m a graphic designer, but hear me out. For the guests it is their entree… their first glimpse into the experience and heart-felt event that will be your wedding. It is a little doorway which speaks

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These gorgeous custom vintage inspired posters from Alexander & Co are such a fun idea for a wedding.Inspired by artwork of the 1930’s, American company Alexander & Co can customise your poster with your names, wedding location, wedding date- even the hair colour of the bride and groom! They work constantly on new pieces so

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Katie & JamieIf it’s one thing I hope we’ve proven on Polka Dot Bride, it’s that rainy day weddings are never a bad thing. Katie and Jamie moved their wedding ceremony in to one of Sydney’s best restaurants and the result was an elegant, beautiful Sydney wedding.Katie remembers how she and Jamie met. “Jamie and

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On Monday night in Melbourne, the AIPP unveiled their wedding photographer of the year at the 2012 APPA Awards, I always look forward to the judging of prints and the unveiling of the award winners and this year was no different!Photographers of all genres and styles have gathered together in Melbourne for the last few

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By the time we ‘got around’ to organising our honeymoon, it was timed to coincide with our one year anniversary. Because we’d spent 6 months travelling around Europe in a motorhome just before we got married, all we wanted to do after our wedding was ‘nest’ – especially as we’d bought our first home and

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From the subtle to the more daring tattoos are very common these days. The question is, on your wedding day, do you opt to cover up or flaunt? I say, if you’ve got it….1. Image via Elizabeth Dye / 2. Image by Amy Punky Photography via The Loveliest Day / 3. Bride and Groom tattoos

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Leibnitz Fraktur is a mid 18th Century German print, appearing in print shops of that era. A formal wedding with letterpress invitations? A black and white colour scheme? And full blown white peonies? Yes, this print would tick all the boxes for an elegant, formal wedding.‘Leibniz Fraktur contains a bunch of useful ligatures, and by

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