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Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon From Silk & Willow

by | Accessories, Bride, Wedding Inspiration

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To me, there is nothing more of a beautiful full stop to a beautiful bouquet than a stunning piece of ribbon and I have been particularly loving hand dyed silk ribbons and the gorgeous softness they create. So the stunning plant dyed silk ribbons from Silk & Willow are fast becoming a favourite of mine.

Using sustainably sourced plant dyes, owner Shellie of Silk & Willow dyes each ribbon in the traditional way. The result? Lemon yellows (dyed with turmeric and pomegranate) rich blues, greys, bay leaf greens, indigo, reds, blush pinks (made with madder root, pomegranate, turmeric, and acacia catechu) and of course traditional antique white. Because of the traditional dying process, there is something even more special about each ribbon – the dye reacts to the unique characteristics of the silk, giving each ribbon variations in hue and each it’s own unique character. Ribbon is delivered on handmade acacia wood spools which are a work of art in their own right.

One of the ribbons I love is the recycled silk sari ribbon. The company takes silk waste from the sari making industrial mills in India which is sewn into continuous ribbon by a Fair Trade women’s organisation and then passed onto Silk & Willow to dye and take what was once considered waste and make it into something beautiful.

Silk & Willow  ribbons are available via their website (which also stocks other goodies like hand dyed scarves, twine, note cards, table linens and even antiques). They do of course ship internationally!

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Friday Roundup

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Photo by  Koh Samui Photography from Saskia and Matthew’s Koh Samui Wedding in Paradise

 Next week we say hello to September, with Spring arriving and the senses coming alive with the smells of the season! Heading out into the areas of our state that have the best-smelling flowers is a joy, and we’re almost in the best season of all – Wedding Season!

If, like us, you can’t wait and want some more fab inspiration for a Friday morning – well then, here’s you Friday Roundup!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

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1. Real Bride Advice ~ Inspired Words – Carmen 2. Real Destination Wedding ~ Saskia and Matthew’s Koh Samui Wedding in Paradise

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? Susan Rodgers of The Pumphouse Hotel 2. Vendor’s Favourites ~ Poppy Jean Vintage Rentals and Styling

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1. Etsy Roundup ~Tassel Garlands 2. Tuesday Type - Swashington  3. DIY Tutorial – Solid Perfume Tutorial

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1. Honeymoon Getaway Review ~ Romantic Getaways at Lindenderry Estate

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1. Real Groom Story ~ Groom’s Africa Honeymoon Report – Adventure, Animals and Elton  2. Real Groom Memories – Will

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To celebrate the gorgeous new collection of furniture from Oh Perfect Day now available for hire in Victoria, the lovely team are offering a special gift just for Polka Dot Bride readers From elegant french dressers and one of a kind vintage display tables through to rustic vintage trunks and french sofas, when you spend $150 or more in the Hire Boutique (for bookings made before the end of September 2014), you’ll receive $50 worth of free hire.

In addition, as an ongoing gift to all Oh Perfect Day couples, if you book a First Class (full service planning), Luxe (partial planning) or Oh So Pretty (styling) service – or a Bespoke service of equal value – with Oh Perfect Day, you’ll also receive a $200 gift card to spend in the Hire Boutique.  Fabulous!

For more information, head to their website!

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To celebrate the launch of our lovely new website Sweet Hope Photography is giving away two of these fabulous little Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 cameras to two special engaged couples.

To nominate yourself (if you’re engaged) or an engaged couple that you know, simply send a photo of yourselves/them to anna@sweethope.com.au.

On Monday, September 1st those photos will be posted on the Sweet Hope Photography facebook page. Whichever two photos get the most likes by 9pm Wednesday 10th of September will win!*

(*Likers must also like the Sweet Hope facebook page for likes to be valid.  Competition is open to Australian residents only.)

All the best!

- See more at: http://www.sweethope.com.au/blog/lets-celebrate-brisbane-wedding-photographer-giveaway/#sthash.nlexLNIO.dpuf

To celebrate the launch of our lovely new website Sweet Hope Photography is giving away two of these fabulous little Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 cameras to two special engaged couples.

To nominate yourself (if you’re engaged) or an engaged couple that you know, simply send a photo of yourselves/them to anna@sweethope.com.au.

On Monday, September 1st those photos will be posted on the Sweet Hope Photography facebook page. Whichever two photos get the most likes by 9pm Wednesday 10th of September will win!*

(*Likers must also like the Sweet Hope facebook page for likes to be valid.  Competition is open to Australian residents only.)

All the best!

- See more at: http://www.sweethope.com.au/blog/lets-celebrate-brisbane-wedding-photographer-giveaway/#sthash.nlexLNIO.dpuf

To celebrate the launch of their lovely new website, the team at Sweet Hope Photography is giving away two fabulous little Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 cameras to two special engaged couples.

To nominate yourself (if you’re engaged) or an engaged couple that you know, simply send a photo of yourselves/them to anna@sweethope.com.au.

On Monday, September 1st those photos will be posted on the Sweet Hope Photography Facebook page. Whichever two photos get the most likes by 9pm Wednesday 10th of September will win!*

(*Likers must also like the Sweet Hope facebook page for likes to be valid.  Competition is open to Australian residents only.)

To celebrate the launch of our lovely new website Sweet Hope Photography is giving away two of these fabulous little Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 cameras to two special engaged couples.

To nominate yourself (if you’re engaged) or an engaged couple that you know, simply send a photo of yourselves/them to anna@sweethope.com.au.

On Monday, September 1st those photos will be posted on the Sweet Hope Photography facebook page. Whichever two photos get the most likes by 9pm Wednesday 10th of September will win!*

(*Likers must also like the Sweet Hope facebook page for likes to be valid.  Competition is open to Australian residents only.)

All the best!

- See more at: http://www.sweethope.com.au/blog/lets-celebrate-brisbane-wedding-photographer-giveaway/#sthash.nlexLNIO.dpuf

To celebrate the launch of our lovely new website Sweet Hope Photography is giving away two of these fabulous little Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 cameras to two special engaged couples.

To nominate yourself (if you’re engaged) or an engaged couple that you know, simply send a photo of yourselves/them to anna@sweethope.com.au.

On Monday, September 1st those photos will be posted on the Sweet Hope Photography facebook page. Whichever two photos get the most likes by 9pm Wednesday 10th of September will win!*

(*Likers must also like the Sweet Hope facebook page for likes to be valid.  Competition is open to Australian residents only.)

All the best!

- See more at: http://www.sweethope.com.au/blog/lets-celebrate-brisbane-wedding-photographer-giveaway/#sthash.nlexLNIO.dpuf

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A fun-filled and joyous film for you today, from the talented team at In A Maze Films. Capturing the wedding of Zandro and Reigene, it brings a smile fit for a Friday!

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Ten Garden Wedding Venues In New South Wales

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Wedding Venues

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With Spring comes beautiful garden weddings, with warm Sunshine and freshly opened blooms there is no better place to wed.

From coastal estates, inner city, manicured gardens, English style country manors – the choices are wide and varied for a garden wedding in New South Wales! Here’s just some of my favourites (Also check out our Ten Garden Wedding Venues In Victoria).

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If you’re looking for a garden wedding venue up the coast then Bells At Killcare might be just the ticket. It’s only 1.5 hours north of Sydney, has accommodation, spa and restaurant on site and beautiful manicured gardens for your ceremony.

Chinese Gardens Of Friendship

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One of my favourite places to head to when in Sydney, the Chinese Gardens Of Friendship is an inner city oasis which has such beautiful backdrops for a wedding (and they can even serve celebratory bubbles). The various pavilions and spaces can accommodate 120 guests for a wedding ceremony and The Blue Room can hold guests for a small daytime reception.

Poachers Pantry

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Photo by from Michelle and Piero’s Vintage Country Wedding by Thorson Photography 

Couples near Canberra can enjoy the beauty of Poachers Pantry for their wedding day. The all in one venue allows couples to marry in the stunning country gardens (look at that incredible Golden Elm tree) and celebrate in the onsite cafe or marquee. The food at Poachers is often raved about so really, every box is ticked.

Lions Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens 

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Photo by Uber Photography from Nicky and Van’s Sydney Botanic Gardens Wedding

I love using the Royal Botanic Gardens of any city for a wedding. They are such hidden gems and often have the most beautifully maintained gardens. Lions Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney provides a stunning garden wedding setting plus the adjoining lodge can be used as a reception space. There are so many stunning spots within the gardens, each with their own character and feeling (like the rose garden used at Renee and Mark’s  simply elegant wedding).

Jonahs Whale Beach

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If you can’t decide between a garden setting and an incredible view, then I think Jonahs Whale Beach has both covered. Marrying in the beautiful coastal garden overlooking the ocean and cliffs is rather magical and Jonahs offers a beautiful ceremony location but also a decadent menu with all the trimmings for your guests to enjoy for the celebrations.

Summerlees Country House

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From the get go Summerlees Country House is easy to fall in love with – tree lined pathways always win my heart and this venue has plenty of them.  There’s eight acres of stunning gardens on this 70 acre property which also houses guest accommodation and various buildings including the reception ballroom with outdoor courtyard.

Vaucluse House

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Photo by At Dusk Photography from Corinne and Stuart’s Elegant Vaucluse House Wedding

Closer to the city is Vaucluse House. This 19th century mansion overlooks Sydney Harbour has stunning gardens which can hold from 20-120 for a garden ceremony.  The adjoining tearooms make for a wonderful reception venue. Couples can marry in the “Lone Pine Lawn” on which of course, sits the property’s lone pine.

Secret Garden Byron Bay

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Let’s be honest, gardens around Byron Bay is pretty much worthy of it’s own post, but I had to sneak this one into this list! Secret Garden Byron Bay takes a tropical style garden, complete with palms and turns it into a wedding ready venue. In the heart of Byron Bay, this beautifully kept garden keeps palm trees, a mango tree, African Boab trees and even cactus plants amongst it’s collection. The onsite pavilion seats 120 guests or you can enjoy the 1700sqm of landscaped gardens.

Montrose Berry Farm

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Photo by John Benavente from Louise & Adam’s Beautiful Highlands Wedding

Montrose Berry Farm is one of those venues that has it all. Romantic gardens, beautiful cottage accommodation, a stunning barn for the post ceremony celebrations, berry vines (fancy berry picking as a guest activity?) and plenty of flexibility to really make the venue your own (including the ability to dine with your guests under the stars.)

Clark Island

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A garden wedding in the middle of the harbour? Meet Clark Island! Literally overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge this boat only accessible island makes such a fun wedding venue. Have your guests arrive by ferry before marrying with the city or the bridge as your backdrop. There’s a maximum capacity of 150 and various ceremony spots with different outlooks for you and your guests to enjoy.

 

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