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When I opened Holloway Diamonds (first called Precious Metals) in 1976 as a geologist with no diamond and jewellery experience I could not understand why badly cut lifeless diamonds often cost more than sparkling beauties! I discovered grading Cut is very hard, it is the Cinderella of the 4 C’s and so most diamonds are

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Kate Paneros from Urban Safari Photography answered our call for travel photography not long ago and as a result, we have these stunning images from Kakadu to share with you today. Makes me want to jump a plane to the red centre tomorrow! Images by Urban Safari Photography

Wilmington  is inspired by 1940’s script.When I first saw this script I thought of paper – the way it curls and is fluid when it hangs like streamers. For a wedding with lots of DIY involving paper in all its glory, an invitation with paper curls and this script will give your guests a peep

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Miranda and Richard Today’s couple, Miranda and Richard celebrated their day with such beautiful relaxed style in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs of St Kilda and Port Melbourne. That relaxed style is so quintessentially Australian that it’s hard to ever want to live anywhere else (ironic because today’s couple lives in Hong Kong. I guess that’s another

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Erica (of Erica and Sean’s Bohemian Californian Wedding) shares these pearls of wisdom for other brides to be. “Just enjoy it. Get hands on and stay in close contact with your planner so you feel less stressed. Also, just relax and don’t let small things get in the way of your perfect day. Just have

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The designers from Sydney bridal designer Jennifer Go are all about the traditional and the classic. After spending years working with brides to create couture, one off gowns, wanting to provide a more price accessible range, Jennifer has launched a ready to wear collection filled with classic shapes and feminine forms. The gowns are all

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Ricky and Hayley Last weekend marked four weeks until our big day- a milestone filled with excitement but also a reminder it was time to get serious….our big day is coming! Firstly, some background. Ricky and I were introduced by a mutual friend back in April 2009. He had me laughing from the very first conversation and

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Image by Jessica Fey via Whitney and Rick’s Australian Kentucky Wedding Don’t be fooled by the relaxed vibe of Rick’s style. It still takes planning and attention to detail to pull it off. Here’s some things to help you plan for your day. Studio Italia suit from David Jones / Light Blue Herringbone Weave Shirt

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If you’re not religious, there is one person you’ll need to hire for your wedding to actually make it a wedding – celebrants! Today we welcome Sarah Cummings who runs celebrant network Engage Celebrants. As a celebrant herself, Sarah has plenty of wisdom to share with couples when it comes to their marriage ceremonies so

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1. Shabby chic vintage crown by The Crown Shop  2. Lace jeweled tank tops by Sparkly Wedding Shop  3. DIY printable badges and stickers by Cartamodello Papeterie  4. From Miss to Mrs Banner by Cow Country Creations  5. Personalized canvas bridesmaid tote bags by My Loving Tree  6. Personalized bridesmaid wine glass charms by Crafty Addictions

Good morning Dotties! It’s a nice refresh to wake up to Monday! Did you have a lovely weekend? What did you get up to? First up, as is Monday morning tradition, the shiniest spotlight is turned on to the fantastic members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory Please take a moment and check out our fantastic

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The barn wedding is such a great theme for the old world charm, casual fun and the whimsical feel. Make this theme your own by going as casual or as high end as you like. For a more elegant look, limit the amount of hessian and replace with delicate laces. Remember that just because it’s

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Heidi & Christian The beach is such a beautiful backdrop for Summer engagement shoots- the sand between your toes, the bright blue skies and the curling waves. Photographer Nerida McMurray sent Heidi and Christian’s engagement photos to us which tie in beautifully with this warm (almost Summer!) day! Heidi tells of how they met. “We

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Peony Blooms November is always exciting for me when I remember peonies are in season and tell myself to go and buy the best ones I can find. I visited a florist I love the work of recently and picked up a bouquet of the most amazing peonies – they started out as hot pink

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