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Inspiration Boards

While the sun is shining as brightly as it has been, I find myself dreaming of balmy summer evenings filled with cocktails, rice paper lanterns, fresh, delicious food and acoustic tunes wafting across the cool breeze. Today’s board plays on a myriad of pinks, oranges and corals – perfect for a sunny celebration. Crayon hearts

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Every year, colour masters Pantone announce their colour of the year- 2011 brings the year of Honeysuckle. This is “the” colour that will infiltrate fashion, home wares, design and weddings. What do you think of it? It’s described as a ?A sherbety shade of pink, with a hint of red and orange zest…” I think

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I realise there hasn’t been much talk of Christmas on Polka Dot Bride this year- no pretty pictures, no creative ideas… instead I’ve been focusing on weddings while in real life running around like I always do and making sure that Christmas is going to be pretty darn good! So with the last official post

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Tara wrote to me a few months ago (patient Tara!) requesting an inspiration board for her wedding. She’s marrying at Nathania Springs (the photo in the top right of the board), a venue in the forest and wants to incorporate the old world country charm of the venue with greens and splashes of vivid purples.

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A fun and summery board for you this afternoon – or rather for reader Eleanor who is having a picnic wedding beside the seaside on a farm. I envisage an eclectic style of picnic wedding for Eleanor. For her – a fifties ballgown, with her bridesmaids in soft tutus in different shades of brown. A

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I felt like a little spice today, a beautiful party full of colour, full of life and unexpected touches. This Moroccan inspired wedding inspiration board was drawn from the bottom photo from Form Over Function. The vivid yellow, orange and blue evoke a wedding full of culture, movement and light. The bride? She wears a

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I am not normally one to pair black and pink together, but I was particularly inspired by this photo from Petrina Tinslay. Instead of limiting this colour palette to fuchsia and black, I added in pinks of all shades to soften the bright colour and mix it up a little. Adding the mishmash of pinks

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Lauren requested a cream, chocolate and pink inspiration board for her sister’s beach wedding. Although Lauren’s sister is using dusty pink bridesmaids dresses (and I chose chocolate for this board) I think either combination can work. The chocolate and pink take on a rustic glamour feel when paired with the neutrals of the seaside and

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Today’s board is a request from a little while ago- a colour palette of chocolate brown, grey, pale blue & cream. I took an urban edge to this board, inspired by the picture of Keira Knightley and then added a feminine touch. Keira Knightley photo from Fashion Bride , flowers from Saipua, cards from Martha

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Red heart Macarons from Williams Sonoma, Photo by EyeSpy Photography via Snippet & Ink, Photo by Stacey Kane, card from  dazeychic on Etsy, Bouquet from Brides, cake from Martha Stewart, red drink from Elizabeth Anne Designs. My favourite way to spend Valentine’s Day is a picnic overlooking the water. I love the sun beaming down,

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Lucie contacted me looking for inspiration for her eco friendly wedding. Lucie and her fiance are planning to marry in Boranup Forest outside of Perth. Lucie’s studying naturopathy and her fiance is studying Environmental Science, so she describes their lifestyle as “ kinda hippyish but without the whole live-in-a-commune-have-dreadlocks aspect“. Karri forest photo from Manjimup

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The lovely Danielle has been so patient while I created this board for her sister in law! The bride and groom are planning an aqua and red celebration in a barn on a lavender farm. They want something fun and cheerful and very bright! They’ve planned a candy bar and are keeping things casual. Barn

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Today’s board is one I created for one of our reader’s sisters. The bride and groom are marrying in a traditional church in Adelaide but are having their reception in the seaside suburb of Glenelg. The bride has chosen a colour palette of white with her bridesmaids in red. This board combined the elements she

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Western Australian bride Julie came to me looking for some help with her nautical inspired wedding. She’d love to use a colour palette of red, sapphire blue, pale blue and ivory. Julie particularly loves red spider orchids (reminiscent of coral), but was having trouble with her table centrepieces. Photo by Jenny Ebert via Snippet &

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I’ve been dreaming of soft apricot for a little while now and wanted to get away from the 80’s silk taffeta numbers and something a little more modern. Summer seems a long time away today, but today’s board is for a beautiful, casual grey and soft apricot celebration by the seaside. Photo from Brides, beads

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