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We don’t talk enough about beautiful cake on Polka Dot Bride. Yet I am constantly amazed by the amount of work and the amazing creations that come of Australia’s cake designers! One of the most interesting colour combination for cake designs is black and white- with two colours at different ends of the spectrum the

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With a seaside wedding coming up this afternoon I thought it was a perfect time to share this fun “Coral Coast” inspired dessert buffet from Kristy at Imbue Weddings. Kristy designed the cake and had it made by Deliciously Decadent Cake Design. I like that this isn’t a particularly full dessert buffet- there is no

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Bride + Groom sent over the sweet pink sweet buffet they created in their stall for the Dusk Bridal Fair a few weekends ago in Perth. I thought the little touches could give you great inspiration for your own reception. I’m going to let Tilopa and Jemma describe their lovely setup! “We set up a

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I am the biggest cheese fan – give me good bottle of wine, a block of cheese and it’s the perfect Friday night. Cheese cakes are something I’ve noticed are popping up more and more as an alternative for sweet cakes. Big rounds of beautiful cheeses served with fresh figs, fresh fruits and beautiful crackers.Perfect

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Valentine’s Day seems to be a bit of a last minute holiday for everyone this year, but I did love this limited edition chocolate flower from Sisko Chocolate for something a little different. The instructions made me a little hungry too! How to enjoy a Sisko Chocolate Flower: Break off a chocolate petal, hear the

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It’s really exciting to me to see Australian businesses pushing really great ideas out (and allowing me to share them!). Today I get to share with you a beautiful dessert table inspired by the glamour of yesteryear. Kristy at Imbue Weddings sent over today’s gorgeous table. With a colour palette of black and white, Kristy

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After Tuesday’s post on the well, endless bar and buffet ideas for your wedding. I thought today’s post could be about how to make your bar come to life! I love that bars and buffets provide a place for guests to congregate, have a bit of a giggle over sweet treats and perhaps hide a

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Lolly (or candy depending on what you prefer to call it) Buffets have been showing up in abundance at weddings. Brides love creating tables with treats and guests love helping themselves. I know bars and buffets may be something people think has been “done”. But I still see beautiful designs by amazing stylists (such as

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I scouted out Etsy for some stylish and sweet cake stands to use on your wedding day. I love these custom cake stands by Etsy seller Vessels & Wares. They come with your names and wedding day on them and in your choice of aqua, cobalt blue, sage green and white. For the cake, something

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So many of us just love our coffee – from our morning cuppa to our pick me up in the afternoon or our weekend cup with our friends. Not only does it come in its many guises of cappuccino, latte or short black for instance, but it can be flavoured with chocolate syrup for a

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I love the idea of putting bottles of delicious bubbles on ice for a summer wedding. Photo from Brides I’ve long been a fan of the Jones Soda concept and have been quite sad that we have not been able to get the same great coloured fizzy drinks in Australia. I have however found an

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(Apologies to those that saw this yesterday!) It’s time for YOU, my lovely Polka Dot Bride readers to vote for your favourite board. The three boards with the most votes will be given to Henry Roth who will decide the winner! Voting closes 15th of May 2009 at 6pm Australian EST. The board order was

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I love these Australian made cupcake flags from Bee via Kireina Paper. In beautiful papers, each flag is topped off with a little pearl bead. A simple, pretty and gorgeous way to dress up your wedding cupcakes! Kireina Paper makes beautiful paper invitations, but also have a range of sweet and different touches. Sweet coat

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Parts of Australia are in the middle of the hottest heatwave in 100 years right now so I can’t help thinking of more ideas to keep guests cool at summer weddings. I wrote 10 Tips To Keep Guests Cool in 2007 Provide icy cold drinks for guests Give guests a parasol Hire a slushee machine

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Cookies from Brides Although more of an American tradition than an Australian one, the sugar cookie has a history of being perfected by German Protestant settlers in Pennsylvania, USA in the mid 1700’s. The sugar cookie is this state’s ‘official cookie’. This cookie can be baked so that is thin and crisp or thicker and

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