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I’m so excited to finally show off the film of Project Innovate 2012! You’ve read the blog post, now see the film! The talented Encore Media put this snapshot of the event together for us!We were so thrilled to host the event in September with Saundra Hadley of GET REAL Sales Coaching, and Amy Collins-Walker

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This gorgeous collection of hair accessories from Summerblossom captured my thoughts recently. Not strictly bridal, the latest collection “Dreamcatcher” has that relaxed styling that could be added to a relaxed, beautiful gown, a bridesmaid look or the parties in between.The limited edition Dreamcatcher collection includes gorgeous chain hairpieces, organza flowers, decorated combs, brooches and floral

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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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Grabbed by a friendly, betelnut-stained toothed local who took us to a ‘teashop’ and around temples and markets in a friendly way, we stood out like the only whiteys in the village and it was confronting and fun. Here is that experience, in photographs… Photography by Natalija Brunovs of I Heart WeddingsMs Gingham says: The rawness

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After Jess married Matt ( Jess and Matt’s Dreamy Lakeside Wedding ) she had these wise words to pass on “Don’t waste time being stressed before the wedding day, as the only thing that matters in the end is that you both love each other and are committing your life to each other. The decorations don’t

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Hummingbird evolved when the designer decorated a cake with gel pens. She ‘loved the sensuality, the fluidity and the syrupy gooeyness of it.’ Her attention was also caught by hummingbirds flitting in amongst plants outside her window – these tiny birds with precise movements flying near and far to soar amongst tall trees and close

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 Ciara & DrewToday’s wedding is so completely fun. Retro inspired, filled with polka dots- what’s not to love? The sweet handmade details and vintage twists make today’s wedding all the better to kick off a Tuesday!’Photos today are by Debs Ivelja PhotographyCiara carried a purple and red felt flower bouquet created by muscariwhitesflorist on Etsy.Rebecca

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This absolutely gorgeous inspiration shoot was put together by the girls at wedding boutique Intique & Co to capture their beautiful range of gowns and accessories. The shoot shows off gorgeous gowns from Monique Lhuillier and Claire Pettibone as well as subtly beautiful styling and romance which was captured by Trish from Tealily Photography in that

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Image by Sabra Creative via Groom Style – JayProof that beach weddings don’t have to be rolled up sleeves and bare feet! Last week, we saw groom Jay in his formal beach wedding attire and today we’re helping put it all together for you.Fashion Melange Suit from Country Road/Buttonhole by Peony Blooms / Degree Kangaroo

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Good morning Dotties! Did you have a lovely weekend? Do you have much planned for the week ahead? I believe the Christmas rush of gatherings has begun, my head is spinning but it’s so much fun!First up, as is Monday morning tradition, nod and a bow to the members of Ms Polka Dot’s DirectoryPlease take

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1. Paper lace envelopes from AllThingsAngelas   2. Paper lace ribbon from ClamBarn   3. Paper lace heart garland from DragonOnTheFly   4. Paper cut poster from Papercutout   5. Paper lace embossed note cards from AllThingsAngelas   6. Paper lace edged bags from mooreimpressions

I am so delighted to welcome this week’s expert – the lovely Erin of online wedding accessory and decor business Prior Engagement! I don’t remember when I first came across Erin and her gorgeous site, but I remember it was many moons ago and it’s been such fun working with Erin and getting to know

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Kat & JamesSometimes it isn’t about anything but the way the photographs make me feel. That is truthfully the way I select the photos that feature across Polka Dot Bride. Gut instinct if you will. I’m not sure if today’s shoot really got me because of the romantic tunes playing while I’m writing it, or

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Luis & RichardWhat I love most about Luis and Richard’s wedding is that they knew what they wanted. They cut out what wasn’t working for them in the traditional wedding sphere and did things their way. They got ready together, they ditched the flowers and wedding cake and they walked to their ceremony together.“Richard and

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