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Reception

For me, Valentines Day is not about the red roses and big teddy bars, but rather about celebrating love in all it’s shapes in forms. Whether it’s a picnic with Mr Polka at a favourite spot, or a lunch with my favourite people. I stumbled across this gorgeous backyard soiree styled by Sinikka Floral Design

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I love a fun garland – they’re a quick and easy way to turn a plain wall, or bare roof into something festive, sparkly and fun. These chic garlands from Etsy seller Le Petite Fest caught my eye with their sparkle, their whimsy and  work so well for big or small weddings. Owner of Le

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I am a huge fan of switching out standard reception items (linens in particular!) for something completely different an unexpected. Something that’s been catching my eye lately are the amazing chairs that have been popping up- industrial, French chic, modern. Switching out chairs from a standard number to something with a lot of character can

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You know how much I love flowers and today I have three incredible tablescapes to show you designed by Melbourne based Domain Flowers. Collaborating with John Deer, 1000 £ Bend  Cecylia Kee and Andrea Micich. The team created three very distinct and very modern floral looks which are such wonderful combinations to inspire you for

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Today’s venue hunt is all about bringing in awesome food and drink to the venue! South Australians can you help our couple? Here are their requirements: –       Adelaide Based –       Venue that allows just venue hire and drinks package –       Wants to use own caterer Here’s what we found: State Library of South Australia Imagine

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It’s certainly been a month of venue searches here at Polka Dot Bride and we’ve decided to dedicate the week to helping readers find their ultimate venues! We’ve had so many questions lately that we’ll post one every day and hopefully with our searching and your knowledge we can find a venue that ticks all

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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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Styling by Cathrin DEntremont Weddings, photo by NK Photography One of the things I love to see at weddings is something that isn’t white – I love white along with the best of them. All white weddings are stunning and the crispness of white is beautiful. But show me a coloured table linen? And I’m

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Even when I was growing up, when the circus came to town you knew there was fun to be had. The sweet smell of fairy floss, the warm buttery popcorn. Taking your seat on one of the rickety old chairs and losing your breath as the daring acts came out and the crowd applauded. While

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These gorgeous custom vintage inspired posters from Alexander & Co are such a fun idea for a wedding. Inspired by artwork of the 1930’s, American company Alexander & Co can customise your poster with your names, wedding location, wedding date- even the hair colour of the bride and groom! They work constantly on new pieces

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I think there is nothing better than being at a wedding, dancing your heart out and suddenly? Out come platters of delicious food that give you just a little more energy to dance until dawn. Midnight snacks at a wedding are a brilliant way to keep your guests’ energy level up but it’s also a

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1. Candlestick makeover from Cupcakes & Cashmere 2.  Blue candlesticks from Sunset 3, Candles from Anik Gneib 4. Candlestick centrepiece from Womans Day 5. Black lacquered candlesticks from Gumps via Remodelista 6. Danish candlesticks from MonkiVintage 7. Chroma candlestick from Anthropologie 8. Coloured candlesticks from Martha Stewart Weddings 9. Coral candlestick photo by Crystal Clear

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I’m always excited when there is something completely brand new in Australia, something that can completely change the style of event you’re having because it is so drop dead awesome. Today’s find? Wedding tipis! Tipikata is a brand new Australian company who has introduced tipis for hire! If you’re looking for something different to a

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1. Bridesmaids photo by Kate Osborne via Snippet & Ink 2. Napkins via Martha Stewart 3. Cake from M.Robin Cake Design 4. Kate Spade inspiration shoot by  Edyta Szyszlo via 100 Layer Cake 5. Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings 6.  bow tie and boutonniere by Erin Hearts Court via Once Wed 7. Bar cart from Martha Stewart

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It’s finally time to launch this long project of mine into the blogosphere. My roundup of rustic style Western Australia wedding venues! (Check out the roundups for Queensland, South Australia,Victoria and NSW) I’d love to hear the venues I’ve missed, in the comments! Redcliffe Barn at Ravenswood Sanctuary   Redcliffe Barn, located in Ravenswood Sanctuary,

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