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Favors and Decor

With Christmas and the holidays right around the corner, what better time to dive into the festive season than today, as we kick off our 2016 gift guides?? If you have a bride to be or bridesmaid in your life, I’ve collated some of my favourite gift ideas – these are items on my own

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One of the things I love about weddings and wedding favors is how personal they can be. Today I’m rounding up 10 fun cultural wedding favor ideas that couples chose to represent their culture on their wedding days. Whether it was something from their family heritage, or something that represented the culture of the destination

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If there’s one thing I love about Instagram it’s getting lost in the incredible photos of creatives, which is how I discovered the incredible Nectar & Stone! Every day is a delight on the Nectar & Stone feed, image after image of beautifully crafted pyramid style chocolates in the most beautiful of colours. A “dessert

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For lovers of anything sweet, the brand Ladurée is not going to be a stranger to you. So when their wedding gift collection landed in my inbox I knew it was just the right treat to share. What could be better than an afternoon pouring over macarons and gorgeous packaging? Wedding favors in gift boxes

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I love a good welcome bag, there is something about welcoming your guests with all the essentials they need to have fun in your home town (or far flung destination) that feels cosy to me. Peachy Flamingo has just launched her Dodomo Levu “Love Greatly” Collection. Each wedding tote bag is designed and screen printed

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I’m always a big fan of the quirky, the kitsch, the very very soppy and the pink heart filled delights for Valentine’s Day (which is what I’ve been having fun with on Polka Dot Made!) To me, the day is all about token love gestures that are fun and happy. Mr Polka is as likely

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I stumbled across these gorgeous, whimsical creations from San Francisco designer Madeline Trait this week (you can find more of Madeline’s incredible floral design, event design and art on her website) in her Etsy foray The Shoppe by Madeline Trait. I love the modern whimsy in her creations. So beautiful hand cut from wood, metal

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Have You Met Miss Jones has long been one of my favourite Australian online stores. Many a gift has been purchased from there. The boldness of the contemporary designs mixed with the delicacy of fine bone china is always something elegant to give and receive and something beautiful to place in your home. So I

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It’s  Friday afternoon and I want to head into the weekend with something delicious for you. So these gorgeous dessert tables styled by Kiss Me Kate in Melbourne (and photographed by Rena Harvey) are just perfect. First up is a bridal shower styled in “bridal white”. The girls added whimsical butterflies and touches of silver.

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Peonies are one of my favourite flowers and it appears, many others feel the same. There is something so whimsical and intoxicating about this sweet smelling, fluffy beautiful bloom and kicking off our wedding inspiration for the year is this beautiful pink peonies wedding inspiration shoot. Juli of One Sweet Girl dreamed up this concept

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I had a lovely discussion with friends the other night as to whether vintage was a trend – trends are something I find really hard to talk about on Polka Dot Bride, because I tend to focus on stories and the extra special touches couples put into their days. So is vintage a trend? I

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Marrying on the warm sand with the waves crashing behind you? Here’s some suggestions for beach inspired gifts for your bridesmaids!   1. Palm Beach Collection Candle – Made in Sydney’s Palm Bach, these soy based candles come in the sweetest usable jars. They burn for 80 hours and leave the most beautiful, subtle scent

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Alecia of Boutique Affairs created this gorgeous lolly buffet she created for a 60th birthday. I thought it would make gorgeous inspiration for a wedding lolly buffet with it’s bold colour palette of black, white and lemon. Alecia made nearly everything on the table – including the three tiered chocolate mud cake covered in fondant

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How fun is this Mexican Inspired Dessert table? It is so full of Summer and life! The girls of Cake Ink Events Janelle and Simone created this table for a Melbourne engagement party recently. Inspired by the padded bird bunting, they created a cake table of white with striking tones of aqua, corals and oranges

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I get lots of “where do I get” emails and questions and I thought a little roundup post would be the perfect post for today. There are so many amazing supply stores popping up online that it’s really easy to find beautiful products that you might want to use for your wedding day. I need

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