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Ah, the romance of the first glimpse of the bride. Do you find yourself looking at the Groom as she enters, to see the emotions on his face? I do! One of my favourite parts of the day!Groom Ashley remembers his magic moment from his gorgeous Bellarine Peninsula Wedding”“The moment Georgie walked into the church

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Photo by SugarLove Weddings from Ilana and Benjamin’s Vintage Glamour WeddingThis post request goes way back to our reader survey last year (I haven’t written about it since 2008!) and today I wanted to dive in. Having your bridesmaids wear non identical gowns or mismatched is one of my favourite looks and can be a

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Chris and I got engaged at the end of February this year and one of our first thoughts after the euphoria of the engagement itself had died down was : The Engagement party.We both come from a big family and have lots of friends and we wanted to have a party to celebrate this huge

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Amelia outside Greenwich Letterpress in New York

I had known I wanted to be a wedding stylist for some time when I first noticed a gap. The wedding blogs were filling up with DIY, vintage and handcrafted weddings and yet Melbourne’s wedding related stores were mostly limited to dresses and accessories. Brides to be were overwhelmed with fantastic ideas but had nowhere

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Guro & NickIf there is one thing Polka Dot readers love, it’s a good Australian country wedding and I think the wedding of Guro and Nick certainly ticks all the boxes for a splendid country affair!Guro tells their story. “I, Guro was backpacking through Australia when I met Nick. I saw him from across the

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Mona & WilliamGorgeous Adelaide, I am always refreshed and excited to see weddings in one of my favourite cities in Australia. Mona and William had the most beautiful, peaceful and special wedding day filled with their love story and the love of their family and friends.Mona tells the story of how they came to be.

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Hin & ClayI love a beautiful destination wedding and the wedding of Hin and Clay, captured by Hin’s sister Kara of Sunny & Sweet Photography was truly an intimate, family affair with all of the beautiful, traditional Fijian trimmings.Hin kicks off their story. “We met at work and I know it sounds cliche but I

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Who doesn’t love a bit of colour at their wedding? With these colourful DIY place cards, your table is going to look fabulous. They are super easy to make and free too!All you need is: Paint swatches from your local hardware store Cutting mat Ruler Paper scorer or bone folder Sharpie/pen/stamps/glitter pen/stickers (anything you can

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One question I get asked all the time is how long did it take you to grow that beard? The other question I get asked all the time too is what happens if it rains on my wedding day?For me there are a few answers. The biggest issue is if you’re planning to have your whole

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Image by Red Butterfly Photography via Weddings Are Not A Competitive SportI go to a wedding every weekend. No exaggeration. I talk about weddings every day of the week, read about them every day of the week and write about them… yes, every day of the week. Given my passion for all things wedding-related, it would

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Andrew and DesireeDuring the wedding preparation months, me and bridesmaids were joking around about the worst things that can happen on the wedding day (i.e missing rings, wedding cake toppled, catering drama, etc), and guess what, we could not find the rings until 1 hour prior to the ceremony and the priest had a flat

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Yvonne and SenthuOne of my favourite things about a wedding is how cultures merge. Yvonne and Senthu combined a traditional Hindu wedding with a relaxed, western style reception- honouring both their cultural backgrounds and their life together.Yvonne tells of how they met. “This is a stereotypical office romance story. The newlyweds met 4 years ago.

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A few days ago one of my friend was talking to me about her holiday to Thailand recently, which got me thinking: When was the last time I went to Thailand? With summer weather all year round and amazing places to go and food to eat, there is never a dull moment when visiting Thailand,

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Image by Andy Griffin Photography via Love My DressI find myself obsessing about weddings on a regular basis in spite of the fact I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years. I spend hours day-dreaming about how I would ‘do it’ now compared to the version I experienced as a twenty-something girl. Right now,

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Now it’s no secret within my friends and family that I have a little man crush on Jamie Oliver…And I’m ok with that.This cook book is what I like to refer to as “The Bible”. When my sister actually purchased this for me a long time ago I hadn’t really taken cooking too seriously. But by

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