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In Case You Missed It….

by | Blog News, Bride


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Photo by Nicole Hill (more here)

We’ve had a number of issues with our feed over the past week or so, which meant our email and many of our feed reader subscribers have been missing a whole lot of glorious goodies! Our tech gurus worked through the night to fix the problem and we should be back in your inbox right about now!

So I thought today I’d recap a little of what you may have missed over the past week!

Firstly- we have three giveaways running at the moment so be sure to enter before they close!

Win one of Two Copies of Southern Weddings Premiere Issue

Win One of Two Double Passes to Sydney’s Ultimate Wedding Planning Party

Win A $100 Smartypig Voucher

On Tuesday last week the fabulous Lara Casey of Southern Weddings Magazine joined us to tell us her story

Michelle and Jarvis’ steamy summer wedding took centre stage (view the ceremony and celebration)

Apricot and grey were the inspiration for a beach style wedding board

Love this polka dot wedding gown

We took a look at how you can use Primrose Yellow in your wedding colour palette

Take a peek at the TV weddings from Home & Away and Grey’s Anatomy

Snapshot Sunday was all about one simple expression

Monday featured the beautifully coloured gowns of Spanish designer Jorge Terra

On Tuesday I wrote about some great sites to get great date ideas!

Wednesday showcased two gorgeous weddings- the Perth wedding of Jasmine and Louis (view the ceremony and celebration) and Sydney siders Kristy and David (view the ceremony and celebration)

Finally today was all about lovely lanterns and some great upcoming events

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Lovely Lanterns

by | Bride, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding Inspiration


I love anything that brings light to a wedding – fairy lights, candles and lanterns. Lanterns add a special magic to a wedding reception or party. There are so many cost effective and simply beautiful, lanterns and they can be such a stunning feature at your wedding.

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Many paper lantern ‘balls’ hung from the ceiling in differing sizes, disguise a less than attractive ceiling and add a glow to even large venues. Try having an electrician connect them to dimmer switches so that some can be brightly lit and some glow softly. Try finding paper lanterns made from flame retardant paper for extra safety. String paper lanterns from tree to tree or around an outdoor area.

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Moroccan lanterns with their patterned metal and coloured glass will look great with a bright and rich palette. The cut metal will throw beautifully patterned shadows onto surfaces.

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Homemade lanterns made from sand weighted paper bags and tea lights, or from old glass jars, can be hung from trees, gates, line pathways or edge a pool. Silk covered Chinese lanterns, or small metal lanterns on stands could be added to your table décor.

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Lanterns are especially beautiful on or near water where their reflections will be magnified. Chinese float lit water lanterns on ponds. A handy person could fix stands in a lily pond each topped with a lantern – the candle glow they cast will be magical.

Wedding Events August

by | Bride, Events and Resources


There’s quite a few events coming up over the next few weeks for weddings! Here’s a snapshot of two of the August events

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“A Night To be Dazzled” is on this Monday and Tuesday the 10th and 11th of August at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, the wedding showcase has free entry and is on from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

Champagne and canapes will be served as guests mingle with wedding experts and explore the latest in cakes, bridal couture, entertainment, flowers and more.

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You can RSVP via the Doltone House website here

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Expert wedding planner Cathrin D’Entremont is holding her Wedding Workshop again in Perth on the 26th of August from 7pm-10pm

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The workshop is designed to give brides and grooms a unique perspective on their wedding day by providing a platform for discussion with some of Perth’s best wedding vendors including Petite Floral Studio, Nicole Forde and Michelle Dean Photography.

Tickets are $25 and include discussion from wedding vendors, a copy of The Brides Guide, champagne, your own personal wedding planning folder and the chance to win door prizes from Pink Frosting and Bridal Survival. Book your ticket via The Wedding Workshop website.

Kristy and David – The Celebration

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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The bridesmaids wore lilac frocks from Smik.

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The bridal party headed to Balmain East Wharf for more shots.

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Kristy and David partied with their guests at Le Montage. Guests were kept entertained by a surprise presentation of photos of the couple from babyhood to marriage created by Kristy’s stepfather. Her stepfather, father and the best man made wonderful speeches which made the night for the newlyweds! Kristy and David danced their first dance to “Heaven” by DJ Sammy.

Thank you to the newlyweds Kristy and David for sharing their beautiful wedding on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Casandra of Caspix for sending it over and allowing me to share it with you!

Photos by Caspix

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