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Gone are the days where a miniature statue of a stock-standard bride and groom grace the top of a wedding cake.  Now, the top of your wedding cake presents an opportunity to further reveal who you are as a couple and what this day means to the two of you.  Let’s say, a bunch of

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Isn’t this a glorious time of year? The the sun is out, weather is warming and flowers are blooming. This lavender shortbread recipe is a celebration of Spring. It is a simple recipe with only five ingredients and only a handful of steps.  It creates sweet circle biscuits that are buttery and crumbly and paired

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A wedding is celebration of love with you, your partner and all of your nearest and dearest.  With champagne and music and dancing – it is like the best party you’ll ever host!  Enter: the Wedding Piñata.  The perfect addition to any great party – communal, inclusive and loads of fun. Plus, it looks fantastic!

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Gold cutlery, cut crystal glassware, gorgeous layered ceramics and hand lettered place cards. Yep, we want it all! But sometimes budget and *ahem* practicality have to come into play when you’re pulling together tablescapes for your wedding reception. Unless you’re lucky enough to be getting married in a venue that gives you total free rein

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Image by miki.0 via Strawberry Jam Wedding Favours + Free Favour TagsWant to add a personal touch to your wedding? Some simple DIY wedding decorations and wedding favors are definitely something you can do. They are personal, unique, and, most important of all, made with LOVE. Here are some diy wedding tips to keep you

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Paper flowers are one of my weaknesses, there is something about creating something so beautiful out of paper to keep forever that I love and the new book by one of my favourite stylist and long time polka dot loves Rebecca Thuss (together with husband Patrick Farrell of photography and styling company Thuss + Farrell)

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You’ve drooled over the cherry pie and pumpkin pie recipes, today we’re going to pull the whole idea together with a pie buffet.Ready? I thought so. Let’s get stuck into the tasty details!Be realisticFirstly, let’s be real here. Doing all the cooking and set up for a dessert table at your own wedding is all

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Hello Dotettes, I have one last dose of handmade goodness before Ms Polka and the patterned ladies take a well-earned Christmas break.So far in this series we’ve made: a fabric bunting cake topper with hummingbird cake free printable floral table numbers with DIY watercolour candle centrepieces in floral tins I’m back with a few last

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What you will need 1 roll of 2mm wide aluminium wire – available in many colours * 1 roll of Bouillon Effect Wire (0.35mm x45m 28 gauges in Lime Green or a colour that will camouflage in foliage) * Floral glue * Satin ribbon (aprox 25mm width) Scissors Tape measure Foliage Small flowers that can

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Wedding trends come and go, but I still can’t get enough of photo booths. Here’s how I created a fun one for my brother’s engagement party.Buy some daggy framed pictures from your local op shop (look for ones with a nice moulded shape).Remove the canvases. Lay frame in a cardboard box or on top of

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Just as a bride’s gown proclaims her sense of style and individuality, her choice of wedding stationery sets the mood and tone of her special day. Making beautiful invitations might seem a little daunting at first, but when you realise how simple it can be by learning a few artist secrets and tools of the

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Making your own wedding projects can be a great way of adding your own personality into your wedding and some say it also cuts costs. This is true, but for the inexperienced crafter. some things are harder than they appear and it takes more time to make them then it would for a crafty person.As

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