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Creative Colour – Duck Egg Blue

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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This gorgeous colour is a watery dreamy grey blue with a slight green tinge – perfect for those who love a different take on blue.

Combine with browns from milk chocolate to dark chocolate and cream

– With ivory, dark chocolate and a pop of cherry red

– With charcoal grey and dark plummy red

– With deep apricot, pale creamy apricot and pearl grey

– With dark navy blue, white

– With dark greyed green and terracotta

– With cream and a pop of orange

– With cream, mid pink and touches of milk chocolate

– The cooler metals such as pewter, stainless steel and silver, zinc

– Twig nests filled with painted blue eggs speckled with brown, and tiny feathers, wire birdcages, dodda vine wrapped around large glass, white orchid filled containers

– Engraved pebbles either real stones, or cream ceramic ones

– White orchids, white or apricot roses, echeveria – particularly nice when in flower, grey leafed plants such as dusty miller, frangipani, cherry blossom, Japanese quince, peppercorn berries, tamarisk, poppies, tulips, orange banksia, anthuriums, sweet peas

– Zinc troughs filled to the brim with grey leaves, cream and pink flowers along a table covered with a duck egg blue cloth, add chocolate touches such as napkin ties, duck egg blue place cards with chocolate script, sparkling glassware, a mix of cream and duck egg blue French Provincial style crockery

– Make ‘placemats’ from heavy duck egg blue paper with hand written script in chocolate – sayings, poems, phrases that are meaningful to you. Would look stylish on dark wooden tables

– Metal work that is rusted either through a painted effect, or real rust. Laser cut screens lit from behind, flower filled urns, candlesticks, tea light holders, planters, wire trays – use as part of the overall theme to create the feeling of gentle age, or to add a point of difference to garden décor

– For cloths or table runners, consider wallpaper or fabrics in a vintage design – think Laura Ashley, Liberty, Florence Broadhurst type designs which might pick up several of the colours in your palette

– Create a ‘bower’ indoors or outdoors, by winding flowers and leaves around a structure such as an arch, or pergola. Hang long strands of flowers and sparkly beads to enclose the area on 3 sides (rather like a beaded door curtain) to create a pretty area in which to say your vows

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Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress by Peter O’Brien from Awear card from Ceci NY, Pashmina from Eastern Silk.

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Fetching Flannel Flowers

by | Bride, Flowers


Endemic to Australia these gorgeous creamy white flowers are a stunning addition to a wedding bouquet.

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Tara and Andrew (Photo by Jennifer Stocks Photography)

They have a daisy like form and a raised textured centre of sage green to creamy yellow green. Each petal feels soft to the touch like flannel and are tipped in the softest grey green.

As part of an Australian native bouquet they are perfect with the softer colours of proteas, bottle brushes, grevilleas and hakeas. Team them with grey leaves of dusty miller or bolder plum coloured leaves. Use them in bouquets with softer coloured lavenders, hyacinths or narcissus or use them in their own right as a single flowered bouquet. Against the softer hues of apricot, yellow, grey blue, sage or pink they will look stunning in their simplicity.

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Bouquet by Poho Flowers via Amour Amour

Add to the look with flannel flowers as hairpieces, printed on your invitations, tucked into your floral arrangements, or give the seeds as a favour. Trailing down your cake, or interpreted as a special brooch attached to the hip of your dress, this special flower will be admired by all who see it.

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Bouquets from Backcreek Country

Have you used flannel flowers in your bouquet? I’d love to see!

Let’s Move!

by | Blog News, Bride


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Dear Polka Dot Bride readers,

As you may be aware the website lately has been slower than normal and has been having a few connection issues. We have seen tremendous growth in the Polka Dot Bride readership and for this I must thank you all for your continued enjoyment in the information we bring to you on a regular basis. This however has created for us the need to improve ourselves to benefit you!

As a result we will be moving our hosting to a new provider. We thank our previous provider for their support since the beginning of Polka Dot Bride, however moving to the new host will allow us to continue to expand and continue to provide the first rate experience Polka Dot Bride has been bring you the readership of the last (almost!) three years.

This is exciting times for us at Polka Dot Bride, with many new exciting things about to come to life! I’m looking forward to growing with you and bringing you more new and exciting content over the coming years. I hope that you will continue to take this journey with us and enjoy all the beauty that our industry has to offer.

So in this spirit we are planning to move to our new host today the 17th of September which will result in a temporary down time. However the downtime should be minimal and will result in a much better experience for all of us!

I’d like to thank you, my amazing readers for your continued readership and can’t wait to unveil the new developments over the next few months!

Photo by Heather Bailey

Liz and Justin

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Today’s second wedding is also a beautiful beach celebration! Isn’t it beautiful to see weddings on the beach that use unusual colour palettes? I love what Liz & Justin chose!

Liz and Justin met in the UK! Justin traveled to the UK for a holiday and met Liz through a friend of his. The couple lived together for 18 months before deciding to return to Australia together. Liz and Justin got engaged underneath the Eiffel Towel in Paris!

Although Liz and Justin hail from Melbourne, they wanted a beach wedding and decided to marry at Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Photographs this afternoon are by Karen BucklePhotography

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Liz’s softly coloured bouquet was created by Montville Flowers

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Liz walked down the aisle to “Walk With Me” by Pat Pearson

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Liz and Justin were married on Cotton Tree Beach

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Yellow roses symbolised Liz’s mother. Liz and Justin wrote their own vows and had a handfasting ritual performed during their wedding ceremony.

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Liz imported the bridesmaids gowns from the UK

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The couple held their reception at The Boat Shed in Cotton Tree, the 300 metre distance from the ceremony made it the perfect location for guests! The venue sits on the water outlet for the Maroochydore river, providing spectacular views. The couple had  many guests fly to Queensland from Melbourne and the UK.

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Liz and Justin danced their bridal waltz to “Everglow” by INXS. Liz and Justin went to an INXS concert shortly after they began dating and the song reminds them of their time in the UK. The couple organised a lot of the details themselves including making their wedding cake! The couple used coordinator Elizabeth Murphy to help plan their wedding day.

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Thank you Liz and Justin for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us today! We wish you all the best for a beautiful marriage! Thank you also to Karen Buckle for sharing her gorgeous photos with us!

Photos by Karen Buckle Photography

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