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A Charitable Tribute

by | Blog News, Bride


I’m throwing an extra post up today for a good cause. Incentive House is donating $100 a blog post for 10 bloggers to Opportunity Australia to create a tribute to the entrepreneurial poor. Get Out Of Town then chipped in another $300 so here I am!

The funds go into a micro finance project taking place in the Philippines – the money of which setup a trust bank enabling 15-30 women the funds to start businesses of their very own.

Jasmin of A Women’s Investment has been raising funds for quite awhile for this. You can donate more funds through the various ways Jasmin has set up (including greeting cards) here

 A Charitable Tribute

As for weddings? Well there are a number of ways you can incorporate giving into your wedding day.

Check out my previous posts Karma Currency and Vows To End Poverty for more ideas.

Entrepreneurs have a certain spirit- I have been so lucky to meet so many and to be one myself with Polka Dot Bride. There’s a tenacity, a drive, an imagination and a certain sparkle that comes along with it. I love organisations like Kiva (who i have supported for quite awhile) who enable those in poverty stricken countries to live their own dreams.

By writing this post, I’m hoping it can help Jasmin get her project off the ground and that many women will be able to experience the joy of running a business and escape the poverty cycle.

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Radiant Ruby Glass

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


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Photo from Treasure Trove Antiques

Ruby glass is a beautiful coloured glass available from antique shops or if you are really lucky – from collectable markets.

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Photo from K & M Antiques

Used as a really special touch as part of your reception it invokes an air of the gentility of days gone by. Perhaps it brings back happy memories of your grandparents or other older relatives and could be used as a nod to these special people.

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Photo from Aileen Manor

Available in decanters, compotes, cake stands, glass vases with frilly edges, pitchers and many other containers, they would look really pretty grouped together on your tables filled with voluptuous red or white roses or peonies, or with dainty old fashioned bouquets. A variety of bowls and cake stands would look beautiful on a dessert table filled with luxurious sweet treats.

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Photo from K & M Antiques

Tall banquet lamps on tables with their glass shades graduating from ruby through to clear or white glass would cast a soft glow. One word of warning – put these special pieces away from the dancing action. It would be a shame to have these old pieces break on your special day.

Snapshot Sunday – The Look

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


I love this photo of Matt & Tamsin taken during their wedding ceremony (see more here) by Jonas Peterson

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Photo by Jonas Peterson

Polka Dot A-Dora

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Polka Dots


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I’ve been loving this beautiful gown – the Dora by Melissa Sweet.

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The soft flowing skirt, vintage style ruffles and subtle polka dot detail is perfect for any polka dot bride.

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