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Multicultural Weddings

Tayissa & Andrew When a wedding comes along that is filled with stories, we are hooked immediately at Polka Dot Bride, but when it includes stories of traditions that we’re not familiar with – we’re even more enticed! Tayissa and Andrew’s beautiful Sydney Ukranian wedding was filled with beautiful moments that paid homage to the

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Jenny & Jared It was a two-day wedding festival for Jenny and Jared. Firstly – a simple ceremony, under a stunning tree surrounded by their friends and the next day? A lunch and dinner with plenty of dancing to celebrate it all! Jenny telling, “We met through friends when we were at University. We were

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Nicole & Josh There is a beautiful sense about Nicole and Josh’s golden hour Jewish wedding in Western Australia. Not only do I love golden hour for it’s beautiful, glowing light, but it also has a sense of magic. A sense of the day being done and a celebration of what is ahead. They chose

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Megha & Adam Megha and Adam were very conscious of including both of their cultural heritages as they planned their waterside Australian Indian wedding. It turned into a three day celebration of colour and culture with 170 guests, a Hindu ceremony (complete with preceding Mendhi and Vidhi ceremonies) a western civil ceremony and plenty of

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 Govind & Adrian Oh what a wedding I have for you today, this colourful mixed culture wedding brought together traditions and flavours of Australia, The Netherlands and India as two souls tied the knot. A surprise flash mob, personalised baking and even a visit from an ice cream cart turned this wedding day into something

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Anda & Dean For Anda and Dean’s bright Sydney wedding, they chose a rustic love affair that “captured our personalities completely – it was so us!” Gold Hat Photography was there to photograph it all. Anda tells their story. “We met at Dean’s cousin’s graduation party 7 years ago. We had both just come back

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Dee & Rafal Dee & Rafal certainly embraced their own respective cultures with their two day wedding festival! They kicked off with a traditional Hindu ceremony and followed the next day with a Polish Catholic ceremony – ending it all with an epic party. Each part of their culture and family represented in the smallest

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Rosa & Alfred Rosa and Alfred chose a classic wedding style for their Sydney Vietnamese wedding, They started the day with Eastern traditions before celebrating and confirming their marriage in a  church ceremony. The day was full of what was important to the couple, the groom noting “The whole day was amazing. Just seeing everything

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I love the different cultures that come out to play when a wedding ceremony is conducted and one of my favourites is the history and tradition of a chuppah. Chuppahs of Melbourne is a company I recently stumbled across who have a beautifully modern take on this tradition, creating pieces that are as home on

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Tasha and Adam This modern Melbourne Jewish wedding is such a feast for the eyes. From Tash’s incredible black and grey wedding gown, the stylish chuppah they married under, the incredible dancing, the sense of family and community that comes through every ritual of the day. Choosing St Kilda for their wedding festivities, photographer Joseph

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Daniella & Vlado Have you ever considered a ceremony and reception in different areas of the State? Daniella and Vlado held their traditional Macedonian wedding ceremony in Sydney city and then traveled with their guests to the Hunter Valley for a big, fun filled reception (of course with plenty of dancing) giving their guests both

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Irina and Ben Multiculturalism is what Australia really is all about and something I enjoy most about sharing weddings is learning about new cultural traditions and seeing them play out. Irina and Ben married with a Russian Orthodox ceremony in Brisbane and not only is the cultural significance so beautiful, but the love story that

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Note from Ms Polka Dot : If you’ve been reading Polka Dot Bride for awhile, you’ll know I rarely, if ever take guest posts. Today though, I want to introduce you to the newest Polka Dot Bride team member Ms Gingham. Ms Gingham is our new content manager and is working with all of our

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Athena and Dariusz One of the greatest joys of writing Polka Dot Bride is celebrating all kinds of weddings – whether it be a small backyard wedding in regional Victoria with a civil celebrant and a reception filled with handmade touches, to the larger than life celebrations filled with tradition and ceremony. The weddings I

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One thing that makes me proud to be Australian is the different cultures that we get to experience- a giant melting pot if you will. Today’s wedding is a beautiful mix of Arabic and English traditions right in the heart of one of Australia’s most iconic cities- Sydney. The newlyweds met while Michelle was working

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