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When Vanessa married Jay (check out Vanessa and Jay’s Villa Botanica Destination Wedding ) She passed this advice on to future brides to be. Vanessa says “Do not stress over the little things and trying to make everything perfect, the wedding planning and day is so much better when you are relaxed….. I am happy

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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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Bronzino is a font I imagine being used in a wedding decorated with lots of old books – perhaps even a wedding held in a library. Even the surrounds of the font bring to mind old book plates stuck in the front of the book reminding people whose book it is. A gorgeous font which

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Tonie & Kevin  A mix of culture when it comes to weddings always intrigues me, so I am thrilled to have the wedding of Tonie and Kevin – a mix of Scottish and Australian traditions to celebrate on Polka Dot Bride today! Tonie tells their story. “We met whilst working at the same architecture firm.

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International designer Roland Mouret has debuted his first bridal collection on Net A Porter. Named “The White Collection”, the French designer’s first foray into bridal wear is sexy and sophisticated. The fabrics are rich (including fabrics like wool crepes and jerseys), the details are bold and the design is all about the bride and her

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Image by Kelly Adams Photography ~ My boys slipping & sliding in my mum’s backyard on Christmas Day last year with their cousins & the hound… so much fun! 1. What is your favourite Christmas food? I am a bit of a sweet tooth… so my all time favourite would have to be my mum’s

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Grootjies (Great Grandmother’s) Melktert Meaning “milk tart” in Afrikaans, melktert is a South African dessert. It is a sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs. The ratio of milk to egg is higher than in a traditional European custard tart or Chinese egg tart, resulting in a lighter texture and a stronger milk flavour. Often served as a dessert and traditionally eaten on holidays

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Greg & Sophia Sparks flew when Greg and I met at a mutual friend’s 21st birthday in 2005 where we hit it off instantly. Sadly Greg was moving to London a week later. Nonetheless we stayed in touch over the next two years and when Greg moved back to Sydney we finally went out on

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Have you followed us on Instagram yet (username polkadotbride) ? Instagram is one of my favourite places to hang out on weekends during Spring & summer because my gosh, do I see some beautiful work from wedding vendors! I particularly love following Fox & Rabbit who creates the most beautiful floral arrangements! Based out of

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Good morning Dotties! We are certainly getting to the pointy end of things aren’t we? It’s so festive in the house, in the office and during the days now. I can hardly wait! If you’re getting a head start on your 2013 wedding plans (or beyond!) be sure to check out the fantastic members of

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1. Vintage canvas suitcase by Sgt Peppers Hearts Club  2. Personalized wooden bird house card box by Door Country Woodworks  3. Vintage glam 3 tiered ivory wedding card holder by A Stylish Design  4. Nautical treasure chest box by Sea Shells By The Sea Shore  5.  Bling butterfly cage by Jorgela Wedding Event  6. Rustic wooden card box by Bragging Bags

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The simplicity of a nude peeptoe shoe is exactly like a blank canvas. It lets the bright colours of this season really shine without competing for attention. In addition to this, a nude coloured shoe will help lengthen your legs (very handy if you’re wearing a shorter skirt and don’t have legs up to your

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Image by Theori Jewellery What’s your favourite Christmas food? I am a big sucker for pork crackling, but try not to eat too much… I also love shortbread – my mum has the best recipe! What’s your favourite Christmas movie? I think there was a Muppets Christmas movie I loved when I was little and

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The first time I made these ornaments I was in second grade (so now my mother has a red and gold one and mine, which has every colour under the rainbow). I still love them! I think these are so customisable as decor (you don’t even need to add the ribbon if you want to

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