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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride February 18th, 2010This afternoon, we have Mel’s sweet birdseed favors! Mel originally found these for sale on Etsy by a US seller, but knew they wouldn’t clear customs into Australia so she set out to make them herself!I made these to use as wedding favours for my upcoming wedding.

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride February 18th 2010I’ve loved reading Mel’s blog The Crafty DIY Bride – firstly she’s Australian (and runs her own lovely Etsy shop Paper & Ribbons) and secondly, she is so very talented with her crafting she’s been doing for her upcoming wedding!I’ve wanted more DIY projects on Polka Dot

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride 2nd February 2010One of the biggest myths around weddings is that DIY is cheaper – it isn’t. It can be more stressful, take up oodles of time and resources. But it can also be incredibly fun, a chance to personalise something and a chance to get really creative. If

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride January 28th 2010One of the things I love most as a blogger is interacting with brides and hearing about your projects and plans. (clearly so much, that this post may have popped up a little earlier than we meant it to!)We’ll be featuring Yolanda and Ben’s gorgeous wedding on

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride October 1st 2009Princess Lasertron has certainly been making a name for herself since her gorgeous polka dot wedding. Meg is such an inspiration in how she does business- not only is she immensely talented, but she’s down to earth with a great sense of style and fun!After massive success

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride October 14th 2008I wrote a few months ago about A Dandi Wedding where one of the crafty girls behind the Dandi label hand folded 140 origami lotus flowers out of Dandi napkins and placed chocolates in them for a wedding.Another Dandi lady- Leezar emailed me to let me know

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride July 21, 2008Dandi is a gorgeous Sydney based company that create really gorgeous fabrics – a lot of them inspired by nature.These are turned into stylish homewares including vintage 50s style aprons, tablecloths, tote bags, napkins and even oven mitts. Even their new bamboo crockery is stylish and environmentally

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride February 2nd, 2009A heads up for anyone using Qantas Frequent Flyer points for their honeymoon!A new advertising campaign starts today inspired by the clear, strong messages from the likes of campaigns of KEVIN 07 and Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can”. The message? It’s Time To ChooseAfter March 31st you will not

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride October 15th, 2008Today is Blog Action Day, all over the web you’ll see thousands blogs all uniting for one cause in the hope to make a difference. (See last year’s entry here.) This year, the subject is poverty.Weddings and poverty is a bit of a strange combination, the two

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride, March 10th 2008A holiday by the beach is certainly sounding appealing right now. Here’s five spots beside the water to laze away your honeymoon days. Bedarra Island Located on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland’s coast, Bedarra Island offers secluded accommodation for a maximum of 32 guests a any

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I thought the best way to kick off Polka Dot Weddings was to share with you some wise words that have struck me from past brides.  Suzie recently married Rey (see their wedding on Polka Dot Bride) and offered these words of wisdom.“I can say that no matter how much planning you do, there are just

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Photo via City SageI’m taking a break (Read: I am not allowed to post so I don’t mess it up!) for the next two days so that our developers can move everything to our brand new site!A sad farewell for me to the current look Polka Dot Bride. Designed when my dream was barely a

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Something pretty this morning!Juli of Melbourne based Sweet! Cupcakes & Treats sent over this sneak peek of her new Spring/Summer 2010-11 collection shot by Stewart Leishman. With the sweet paper decorated background, the cake fits right in, a paper cake! Photos by Stewart Leishman Photography

Australian designer Rachel Gilbert always has some really great off the rack pieces suitable for brides who aren’t into the frou frou.Her Spring/Summer 2010 collection is full of sparkly, sassy pieces perfect for an urban, chic bride.  Photos from Rachel Gilbert.

Good morning Monday! We’re in for an incredibly exciting week (fingers crossed!) on Polka Dot Bride, so let’s kick off with our Monday morning tradition!It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into the great businesses that

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