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Our second gift guide (see For The Bride & Bridesmaids) is all about gift ideas for the groom and groomsmen. I am always a fan of giving gifts you wouldn’t necessarily buy yourself so this year’s guide is full of the fun, the unusual, the whimsical and the necessities. From chic monochromatic cocktail kits, to

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With pink quartz the Pantone colour of the year, the Polka Dot team decided to celebrate by weaving the classic, gorgeous colour  through four different bridal looks (chic minimal, beautiful bohemian, classic elegance and luxe black tie).  A rose quartz wedding inspiration shoot to inspire your own day – no matter your wedding day style!We

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The second Polka Dot Gift Guide is for the males in your life- your fiance, boyfriend, husband, brother, father,  grandfather,  best friend.. All the gifts I have found are available from Australian retailers and again there’s a range of budgets in mind (although admittedly a slight James Bond influence!).What are the males in your life

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I wondered last week why Australians don’t seem to really “do” bow ties at weddings (except for black tie). Are we too laid back? Is it because it’s so often a “Southern USA” thing? I love the look of  a sweet bow tie, it’s such a fun, quirky touch to add to your wedding day

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Photo by NK PhotographyMagnolias are such a stunning flower, with their big blooms and vividly coloured leaves.These very hardy plants produce a delicate looking and fragrant flower that is a delight to the senses when it blooms in the spring.  Encased in furry buds that open to a loose looking flower, the magnolia  bloom is

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Wow! What a month, we have had such a lot of fun this month focusing on grooms and we hope you’ve enjoyed it!Here’s a wrap up of the posts from the month!Week OneWeek one of Polka Dot Groom focused on the basics and the etiquette involved in the wedding day. Mr Polka introduced himself in

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Ms Polka is back with her last Snapshot Sunday – The Groom’s Edition!We’ve covered a lot of fun groom talk this month and seen a lot of great shots of the guys. When all is said and done, it’s time to celebrate and have an amazing time. For any groom- that is all I wish

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Victoria writes the wedding blog Victoria With Roses which is packed to the rafters with lots of little ideas that will make your wedding day special. Victoria is such a creative lady and today she’s shared twelve of her favourite ideas for Grooms to surprise their brides!She’s spent countless hours scouting locations, making address lists,

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The boys from Himage are back with their favourite products to groom the Groom! (Check out their advice here) These are products designed especially for mens’ skin and are designed to help you look fantastic without too much fuss!CLEANSE:Murad Refreshing Cleanser (AUD 48.00)This foaming wash super cleans all traces of surface impurities without drying, leaving

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Photo by Ksenija Savic PhotographyThe groom’s cake is a mysterious thing down here in Australia. We hear the term and the question is raised, what is a groom’s cake?The groom’s cake is a tradition hailing from Southern USA (though other sources tell me it’s from Europe). In the 1800’s, the wedding cake (a light cake)

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Today the boys from brand new Australian male groom products online store Himage are sharing their top groom tips for the Polka Dot Groom!Photo by Apertura Now that you have made the decision to wed the love of your life it is important to LOOK SHARP on the big day. Photos and memories will stay

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The third edition of Snapshot Sunday – The Groom’s Edition focuses on the Groom and the most important males in his life! To round off the week devoted to the groomsmen, here are some of Ms Polka’s favourite shots of the guys!There is the  shot of the guys all standing together, which while serves it’s

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Today we have a very special guest blogger. Papa Polka Dot! Papa Polka Dot married in the seventies and is visiting Polka Dot Groom today to tell us about his experiences as a groom.Ms Polka (my daughter) has asked that I recall my experience ‘of the olden days’ for those of you who are seeking

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A bucks celebration, or as it is known elsewhere a bachelor party, celebrates the groom’s last night out as a “single” man and celebrates the friendships of his friends. While there are typical events a groom, his groomsmen and friends might participate in, today we’re having a look at some fresh and fun ideas.Cooking ClassPhoto

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Kathryn from Snippet and Ink joins Polka Dot Groom again with a mini board and tips on having fun at your wedding. Check out her previous posts here- Personality and Comfort. Fun & Games: One of the complaints I’ve heard men (among others) make about weddings, it that everything is taken so seriously. So why

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