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It has been many a moon since I have pulled together an inspiration board, but with Spring upon us and the best parts of Winter over in the southern hemisphere, I wanted one last hurrah. This board was completely inspired by the beautiful black tablescape I saved from Coco & Kelly many months ago. I

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Anna & Paul We do adore a destination wedding here at Polka Dot Bride and Anna and Paul’s choice of a Lisbon destination wedding may have just enchanted our Portugal loving hearts! Anna and Paul worked with Piteira Photography  to capture their beautiful day. Anna tells, “We met at London at a house party. We

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Last month I discovered a fancy new machine I never knew I needed- the Cricut (pronounced like the insect!). This little machine works with Cricut’s program Design Space to create – well, anything you want! The machine works with a teeny tiny blade that allows you to cut over sixty materials including vinyl, foil, paper

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Image via The Hamper Emporium Wedding gifts can feel like such a daunting choice to get right. Of course, some brides make things easy by providing their very own wedding wish-list; but if there’s no wedding registry then how do you know what the couple will like? While this special occasion may seem like one

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Stuart and I got married in Tasmania at Glen Albyn Estate on the 12th of February 2016 and I was lucky enough to be wearing one of the first bespoke gowns created by Style My Day. It was such a fabulous experience and this is how it came to be. Three years ago I was sitting in

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Lauren & James We adore a little bit of colour at Polka Dot Bride, so you can imagine how much we love the warm hues of Lauren and James’ fun summer winery wedding! The pop of yellow gives this couple’s day a playful, joyous vibe! The bride and groom wanted their day to have a

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Even though the coldest days are now behind us (hello Spring!), we just had to share a picture of the most wonderful winter wedding dessert we served at a dinner party celebration at Flowerdale Estate. The couple married in front of the fireplace in our lounge, and all enjoyed a sumptuous feast in Gracie’s Restaurant. It

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It’s Fathers Day for many this weekend, so today, we’re taking a moment to honour the fathers in our lives with a roundup of beautiful father of the bride (& groom!) photos. My dad is the light of my life. No one makes me dream as big, pushes me as hard to achieve my dreams

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  Set against the greenery of the trees, the combination of bold colours and patterns was perfect for his big day as Hugh looks back on his urban garden party wedding. A patterned tie in the same colour as his suit complemented the softness of his pink pocket square in smart groom style. “I wore a

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Image via Expedia If you’re getting married in Sydney you’ll know all about Pier One Sydney Harbour. Not because of its chic event spaces, which coincidentally are booked out almost every weekend of the year, or even because of its fabulous suites that have a bath tub and a view just crying out for a

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This week on ‘Behind The Door With…’ I’m really excited to visit a wedding business that’s all about the boys for a change, Hank in Chief. Owner and creator Ashley Grace was inspired to create Hank in Chief in 2013 after making the bow ties for her own wedding.  “I was searching and searching for

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The last few days of winter are creeping by and we’re dreaming of hot sunshine, surf and icecream. So how do we lift our mood? BeachBar is inspired by all things summer so it’s perfect for your first party of the season with rounded letters to make you smile. BeachBar is available from My Fonts.

Freya & Liam I love the idea of Freya and Liam’s intimate Coogee Beach wedding. The couple wanted a day that with just a few, celebrated their love of Australia’s beautiful beaches and bright blue skies. Freya and Liam chose This Day Forward Photography for their wedding photography. Freya tells of the couple’s chance meeting.

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When it comes to bridal fashion, seeing gowns in a completely new light is always food for the spirit and today’s silver and ivory contemporary bridal inspiration shoot has a distinctly moody feel. Photographer Olivia & Thyme teamed up with stylist Edyta Lowicki, hair and makeup artist Allira Taylor, models Poppy Grace and Vanessa Dudderidge 

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Image via Maldives The beautiful islands of the Maldives are a stunning paradise like nowhere else! Expect to enjoy your honeymoon underneath the year-long warmth of the sun, surrounded by iridescent clear, turquoise waters. The beaches along the island are always picture-perfect, as are the above-water suites and restaurants, the shopping and dining districts, and,

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