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 Kirstyn and AdamWhen you love something and infuse it into your wedding – that’s what brews the excitement and passion in the Polka Dot office. Today’s couple Kirstyn and Adam love theatre, they love vintage and they work in events. So their wedding was always going to be packed to the brim with special touches

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After Katie and Julian’s Chic Geelong Winery Wedding, Katie offers this advice to future brides to be “Relax and enjoy; don’t sweat the small stuff – nobody notices anyway! Don’t lose sight of why you are there – marrying your soul mate is the fundamental purpose of the day (not the bells and whistles –

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Baccini & Hill is somewhat of a stalwart in the Melbourne bridal scene. They have been around for as long as I can remember and with their fresh new Collins St premises it seems only natural for the brand to progress to a “Ready To Wear” collection, entitled Baccini & Hill “White”. The collection is

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 Megan and Carl ~ Image by Chris Hall Photography via Urban Edge Engagement ShootHaving got engaged well over a year ago, everyone said that the wedding date would be here before we know it… and with less than two months to go, boy were they right! The past few months have been all consumed with

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So, a quick recap. I proposed. Amber said “Yes!” We set about designing a ring that I then used to re-propose.It was during a fact finding mission to the South West of Western Australia that I asked Amber to marry for me – for the second time. As I warned in The Proposal: Part 2

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It was my favourite gown and remains one of my all time favourites. The “Maya” that led me to connect with this Australian born New York designer Michelle Roth and her family. I have loved watching the journey of the Roth brand (both Henry Roth and Michelle Roth) over the years and am thrilled Michelle’s

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 1. Large origami irises from GoWithTheFolds  2. Origami floral garland from MegOcean  3. Origami butterflies from PullingPetals  4. Origami flowers from GoWithTheFolds  5. 100 origami cranes from OrigamiByWingy  6. Red origami hearts from coppleshop       

Happy Monday Dotties! I can’t believe it’s the last week of February. Things are rolling around quickly at Polka Dot HQ and I’m looking forward to the cooler weather, though I will be sad to say good bye to gin and tonics in the balmy sunshine!Monday morning tradition at Polka Dot Bride is to shine

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Sheky and JonathanThese romantic engagement photos of Sheky and Jonathan snapped at Yaralla Estate by photographer Jonathan David feels like such a nice way to spend a Saturday and such a nice story to tell today. Want to know just how romantic? Read on for their story, there is so much love in their words and

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 Just before Christmas, I was asked to participate in a “blogger’s challenge”. A wedding showcase, held at The Glen shopping centre in Melbourne, in which myself and two other wedding bloggers were to style a bridal look to suit a specific body type. We were given free reign at Mariana Hardwick Bridal Emporium and my

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Photo by Amy & Stuart via Santa Barbara ChicA Dottie recently emailed asking whether boots would work with a wedding dress. Short answer? Yes! Long answer- Yes yes yes!I am a heel lover through and through, but in truth, it’s hard to walk in heels on rocky, uneven ground and it’s even harder to dance

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PEACH was definitely the colour of 2012! This was the most requested colour by all my brides. And it is looking like its success could carry on to 2013. Peach is a nice alternative to pastel pinks and mauves and is a great 70’s revival.Image by Photography By NadeanImage by Daniel Griffiths PhotographyImages by Justine

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Nothing says relaxation and summer like a pina colada and this fresh twist on an old classic from Brisbane’s The Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar is just the ticket for a hot sunny day and plenty of tropical tunes.Ingredients:– 45 ml Havana 3 yr – 40 ml pineapple juice – 30 ml passionfruit pulp – 30

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Elena and Davide’s Italian Wedding Photos by Igloo PhotoIs is perhaps the fact that I ride a scooter as my preferred mode of transport that made the above scene from Elena and Davide’s wedding take my breath away? Maybe. Or it could just be the idea of flying half-way across the globe to take in the

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