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It was a beautifully clear winter evening when the wedding industry gathered at Pier One Sydney to view the magical Ines Di Santo Bridal Collection. Recently joining the acclaimed designers sold exclusively through Eternal Bridal, this was a night for celebrations, romance and femininity.The night began with a beautiful cheese and champagne bar before the

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A team of 6 inspired Perth artists have come together to create one of the most customer-friendly wedding companies I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing, Wildest Weddings.As I chatted over coffee with the company’s photographer Rhianna Nelson, I realised that I had stumbled upon a company that genuinely adored weddings as much as

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As a fashion fan with a penchant for anything shiny, silky or delicately draped in lace, when the opportunity arose for a private viewing of Anna Campbell’s latest collection, Belle Ivoire – you can only imagine my sheer delight! Held at Anna’s beautiful Brunswick boutique, the viewing allowed me a first look at the newest

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Jack Sullivan is not your stereotypical male fashion designer – in fact, this 20-something, straight, ex-ski instructor never imagined that he would be trading the slopes of Canada for a career which incorporates creating his own lace. Jack has not only just launched his Winter 2013 Collection, but has been accepted to take part in

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Easter Monday saw me sleeping in… and I’m not ashamed of it!! So I had no plans that I could speak of until a friend sent us a text message inviting us to take a trip to the Yarra Valley for lunch. We’re always up for some good food and wine so we hopped in

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We would like to invite you into the world of Karen Willis Holmes world. As one of Australia’s leading couture and ready to wear bridal gown designers, Karen creates inspired wedding dresses with a contemporary classic style. We have made the video to show you the work and love involved in each gown, to demonstrate

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When I started Savvy Brides two and a half years ago, my dream was always to have a shop. A gorgeous little spot that was girly and comfortable where brides could come and try on lots of beautiful dresses and even though they were buying a second hand dress it wouldn’t feel like a second hand

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Thanks to Wollongong Tourism, I got to spend some time down on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, just so I could tell you, dear polka dotettes, what it has to offer. My first stop was Tumbling Waters Retreat (which you can read about here) and then I made my way around to

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Ski Boot Wedding CakeA cake is just a cake right? Something sweet to serve at the end of the meal, a tradition? Wrong!Weddings are representations of a couple’s style, taste and their love and life together. So why not express these things through every detail of your wedding, including your cake. We are really lucky

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When you drive through the gates of Tumbling Waters Retreat you’ll be impressed and surprised. How can this hilltop hideaway be only an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD? Then there’s that view. The retreat looks out over the Royal National Park and beyond the trees is the ocean in all

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A pop of bright colour, a bringing together of two nationalities and a sprinkling of Australian native blossoms. Sally Thompson of Blushing Blooms – Flowers by Sally Thompson gives us the background to this design:“Amanda is Australian and John a proud Scotsman and they had previously tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Scotland.

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Editors Note: Please note this post was published in 2011.By now you’ll know I love videos – so I was delighted when Marcus of Couch Media sent over this video he shot with Sticky Productions of Melbourne venue Lincoln Of Toorak.I love that it showcases the features of the venue through imagery – fresh produce,

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Late last year I was intrigued when funny little photos kept popping up on TwitterThen the day came when I saw why…Pobke Photography from hailey bartholomew on Vimeo.Christine Pobke teamed up with Hailey Bartholomew of You Can’t Be Serious to produce a video that really shows who Pobke is. I’ve said it before, video is

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No, no, no… a marriage ceremony is NOT just the bit you “get through” before you go off to party. It’s not supposed to be like everyone else’s. It’s not supposed to be generic. Or dull. Or monotone. Or meaningless.And here’s why…Your marriage ceremony is THE reason for all the celebrations. Written and performed well,

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Michael and Ruby are friends of ours who wanted to have their meeting and engagement told as an animation. It was the first time anyone had approached us to do anything like this so it was a learning process for both of us!We started by getting them to write down their version of the story.

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