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Issy & Grant

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Issy & Grant

Today’s wedding is full of sunshine, frangipanis (plumerias) beautiful details and Australian sunshine! Today’s wedding is the wedding of Issy and Grant, sent to Polka Dot Bride by Angela Higgins Photography.

The couple held their ceremony, pre dinner drinks and reception at the Cottesloe Civic Centre and the event was coordinated by Comestibles.

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Issy’s stunning yellow and white wedding gown was custom made for her by Grant’s brother Douglas Watson. The gown was made of layers and layers of soft chiffon with lemon chiffon peeking out.

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Issy’s flowers were by Willeton Wedding Flowers

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Check back soon for the second part of Issy and Grant’s Perth wedding! The couple take to the beach for their beautiful post wedding photographs. Then later today, I’ll share the beautiful outdoor reception with you! The details are gorgeous!

Photos courtesy of Angela Higgins Photography

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Creative Coffee

by | Bride, Catering, Wedding Inspiration


So many of us just love our coffee – from our morning cuppa to our pick me up in the afternoon or our weekend cup with our friends.

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Not only does it come in its many guises of cappuccino, latte or short black for instance, but it can be flavoured with chocolate syrup for a mocha coffee, hazelnut syrup or liqueur, orange zest or even coconut liqueur.

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A coffee colour, whether in its darkest, richest form or in a creamy latte colour lends an elegance to a wedding that is hard to beat. Team with brighter colours such as duck egg blue or green, or keep the palette soft and subdued with creams or whites as your accents.

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Add copper elements, or just keep your reception colour scheme to pure white or cream, with sparkling glassware. Or keep the look natural with bare branches, seed pods, pine cones and some greenery.
Set up a ‘coffee table’ with a coffee machine manned by a barista. Load up the table with cream, ice creams, syrups of caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, maple and chocolate, liqueurs and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom. Print on beautiful paper some coffee recipes, so that your guests can help themselves and have fun creating their own special coffee beverage. Add sugared swizzle sticks tied with a tiny ribbon, for stirring.

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Serve treats such as tiramisu, chocolate mud cake, brownies with hot chocolate sauce, flavoured ice creams, biscotti, small pots of mocha mousse – all delectable treats to serve with your coffee.

Photos from Martha Stewart Weddings

On Sale Now May 12th 2009

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


A little note to tell you of three magazines out this week (updated as it’s May not April!)

 On Sale Now May 12th 2009

Cosmopolitan Bride has released their real wedding special with pages and pages of real weddings.

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Vogue Australia has their annual wedding special as part of this month’s issue.

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Also check out the new Madison for an article on blogging including a little mention of Polka Dot Bride- thanks Madison!

Amazing Australian Wedding Bouquets

by | Bride, Flowers


I’ve featured some really gorgeous bouquets containing Australian natives recently and I’ve also spotted some beautiful ones around the web. So for all the Australian native flower lovers out there, here’s a special roundup post of beautiful Australian native flower wedding bouquets.

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Beautiful Australian Natives (Photo by Scott Carle Photography)

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Al & Donna (Photo by Melissa Jill Photography)

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Courtney & Todd (Photo by Janine Kay Photography)

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Tara and Andrew (Photo by Jennifer Stocks Photography)

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Frances and Brett (via West Aussie Wedding) (Photo by White Tulip Photography)

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