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The latest collection from Canberra designer Sarah Joseph Couture is all about a uniquely styled look with an affordable price point.The “Mata Hari”collection , which has come to represent sensuality, intrigue and mystery brings together unique laces and embellishments – including crochet lace, bohemian style bodices to pair with long flowing skirts, pearl beaded back

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Image by Todd Hunter McGaw via Edward and Emma’s Vintage Chic Inspired Hinterland Queensland WeddingIf you’re reading this then bets are that you’re not the type of guy to agree with everything the bride wants just to keep her happy. That’s great! Your wedding is for both of you, not just the bride. But how

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Brad and MechelleBrad is a Chef and I am an Emergency Nurse. We met when we were introduced through mutual friends on a camping and four-wheel driving trip. We instantly felt a connection but fobbed off potential feelings for another three years while we developed a close and playful friendship. Eventually we made the inevitable

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  The Yarra Valley, just a short drive from the city of Melbourne, Victoria, is known for its beautiful food, wine and incredible country vistas. A real getaway for Melbournians who flock there every weekend to experience its delights. So imagine making this area your home! Louise and her family have done just that, and revel

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  1. Custom designed map from DesignerMapsByZoe 2. Custom map from CaligrafiaBella 3. Single colour hand drawn map from zucchiniandco 4. Custom painted map from Meant4amoment 5. Custom wedding map from cwdesigns2010 6. Hand drawn map from CardStox

What a busy time it is for us at Polka Dot HQ! Tiny tots keeping us busy, weddings, events and a bevvy of inspiration in our inboxes! It’s always a relief to reach Monday and get diving in to another week of inspiration – so much to share, so little time!Monday morning tradition at Polka

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Nicole & NickNicole and Nick hit up country Victoria for their engagement photographs. Teaming up with Photography By Sarah J, they wanted an engagement shoot that was as relaxed as possible, starting in abandoned buildings before moving onto the glorious beauty of the country.On how they met, Nick remembers. “We met around three years ago

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A recent reader request had me hunting out fabulous flat wedding shoes for those of you who aren’t eager to don high heels for your wedding day. From nudes, to metallic and traditional bridal white – the choice is yours with the plentiful options out there.Personally, I’m always a fan of metallic or coloured wedding

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A gun-metal grey suit is always a winner in my eyes, particularly when paired with sunny colours for the boutonniere. At Laura & Anthony’s Terindah Estate Wedding , dashing Groom Anthony and his Groomsmen wore sharp Kenneth Blake suits, which feature fabulous clean tailoring lines, lush fabrics and a modern cut.Great choice!Images by Its Beautiful

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Photo by Alma Photography from Emily + Corey’s Handmade Wedding Under A Fig TreeWith an emphasis on doing things your way on your wedding day, more and more couples are searching for ways to inject their personalities into the proceedings. I for one think it’s fabulous and the fact that vendors are jumping on board to

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Image of Shannon Fleming Civil Celebrant by Christine LimI remember my first Wedding as a celebrant. I must have checked my little suitcase and paperwork a thousand times. This wasn’t just my first wedding; this was my Best Friend’s Wedding. I’d purposely waited so one of my longest and most special friends would be the

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Celebrating Chinese New Year, Australian tea brand Dilmah developed a range of tea inspired drinks- today’s cocktail, or rather iced tea mocktail is a sweet, refreshing blend that works beautifully at an afternoon wedding. The zing of ginger and the fruit taste of blueberries and elderflower compliment the honey.Glass Sling GlassIngredients 100ml fresh brewed Dilmah

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Dear Ms Polka DotI’m getting married in April and can’t find a reading for my grandparents. We’d like them to read something at the ceremony as they are the only grandparents we have and they have been married for 57 years. Have you come across anything for grandparents to read?Dear Bride To Be,What a great

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 Laura and BradI love a beautiful elopement and when Laura and Brad decided they wanted to elope rather than have the big wedding they’d started planning, they headed to Lake Louise in Canada and well, I couldn’t see a more stunning backdrop for a marriage! The incredible marriage ceremony was captured by One Edition Photography

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