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Free Wedding Style Guide Issue

by | Bride, Magazines and Books

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Australian wedding magazine Wedding Style Guide has opened up their Spring 2008 issue for free for the next ten days.

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Wedding Style Guide features beautiful weddings and recently featured Vané at Brooklyn Bride and Sarah at Classic Bride’s own special wedding days.

Issue 8, Spring 2008 features the work of Oh How Charming!’s Lisa Vorce, the wedding of Ryan Fitzgerald (aka “Fitzy”) held at the Adelaide Cricket Ground, a colour palette feature of aqua blue, white and lime green and a tennis inspired party.

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To view the issue digitally, click here and to buy the other issues, visit their website

Images from Wedding Style Guide

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What A Gem!

by | Bride, Jewellery

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The Desire To Inspire girls introduced me to the loveliness that is photographer Nicole Hill. The photos of multi coloured rings, like transparent lollies enchanted me.

The biggest myth in wedding jewelry is that your engagement ring has to be a diamond – and a white one at that! I love the endless options for brides wanting something a little different.

Coloured diamonds in pink and yellow are always fun but a beautifully cut sapphire, ruby or emerald can look amazing.

Amethyst, opal, citrine, topaz, garnet, aquamarine, peridots. The colours and choices are endless and there is no limit to the creative ring you might decide on.

If you can’t let go of featuring a diamond all together, consider accenting your centre stone with diamonds or including them in your wedding ring.

Photo by Nicole Hill.

Jen & Chad – The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Time to get down to business with Jen and Chad’s glorious peacock coloured wedding!

Today’s photos are by Lara Adkins Hanlon of Lara Hanlon Photography

Jen walked down the aisle to a song written for her by her friend Joe. Joe played Jen down the aisle with his guitar. Jen and Chad had their ceremony performed by Jen’s good friend and mentor Dr Pamela Owens.

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Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Jen & Chad ordered towers of cupcakes from Cupcake Island

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When it was time for the champagne toasts, the couple broke two corkscrews trying to open the obligatory bubbly!

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Legacy Hall allowed the couple to bring everything in which gave Jen and Chad freedom to DIY as many details as they wanted to! The couple chose Hap Abraham Catering who served up the couple’s favourites – enchiladas, Spanish rice and even a pasta bar.

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The couple danced their first dance to Duffy’s Syrup and Honey. Afterwards, everyone hit the dance floor for a night of celebration!

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Early in the day, Jen gave each of her girls a wooden spoon with a note.

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The tune “Living On A Prayer” sounded even better with a wooden spoon microphone.

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Jen and Chad, thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful, relaxed celebration on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Lara Hanlon Photography for sending over the snapshots!

Photos courtesy of Lara Hanlon Photography

Jen and Chad

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Jen & Chad

It’s time for Wedding Wednesday! Today’s couple Jen & Chad had such a vividly coloured wedding, it’s such a treat for the eyes! Peacock inspired, the wedding is full of dancing and cupcakes. Just perfect for a gloomy winter Wednesday down under!

Today’s photos are by Lara Adkins Hanlon of Lara Hanlon Photography

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Jen’s button bouquet was made in shades of violet, blue, green and pink by Megan of Princess Lasertron. Her maid of honour wove her grandmother’s lace into the bottom of the button stems. To compliment the bouquet, Megan made a boutonniere for Chad, wrist corsages for the bridal party, pins for the extended family and barettes for the flower girls. Jen’s hair flower was from Butterfly Enchantress on Etsy.

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In a story that captured the hearts of those around them, Jen had painful surgery for scoliosis. Staying by her side, Chad proposed three months later.

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Jen and Chad had scouted out fantastic locations for their “first look” including the back of their venue Legacy Hall which doubled as a storage yard for old trolleys.

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Chad waited to see Jen in front of an old trolley.

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After their “first look” the couple were joined by their bridal party for pre ceremony shots at an abandoned farmstead next door to Legacy Hall . Jen’s bridesmaids wore frocks from Banana Republic

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Check back later today for Jen & Chad’s ceremony and fun reception!

Photos courtesy of of Lara Hanlon Photography

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