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Fran and WillFran and Will chose a Red Hill Winery wedding for their special day. With so many guests flying in from The Philippines and England, the couple wanted to show off one of their favourite parts of the country. Sherise Fleming captured the day, which took place south of Melbourne.Fran tells the story of

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Bridesmaids gowns are a tough challenge, finding just the right one that works for a range of shapes and sizes can be tricky so I’m always on the lookout for new Australian designers and gorgeous bridesmaids gowns.Brisbane designer Tania Olsen has released her latest bridesmaid collection under her Sentani label. Tania’s second collection largely centres

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 1. Compass boutonniere from LarkspurAndLinen 2. Nautical rope boutonniere from KarensRopeWork 3. Shell boutonniere from FairyfolkWeddings 4. Knotted rope and charm boutonniere from allforLOVEbyGina 5. Anchor boutonniere from EuphorbiaFloral 6. Compass boutonniere from allforLOVEbyGina

 Michelle of Mae You Be is not only passionate about helping brides look gorgeous from the outside with flawless makeup, but also from the inside. With a view to understanding how to look our best starting from the inside out, Michelle is studying nutritional medicine. As well as offering some great tips for flawless makeup,

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It’s Monday again which means another week in the making and a big welcome back to you dear Dotties! This is of course one of the most loved up weeks on the calender with Valentines Day being just around the corner, so we’ll have a few Valentines inspired ideas around the Polka blogs for you.

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Sophie & JamesSophie & James chose Sydney Harbour for their engagement portraits – Lavender Bay to be exact with the famous bridge peeking through the background. Photographer Grace Hobson of Willow & Co. took the couple around one of their favourite areas – the North Sydney foreshore, particularly Lavender Bay to capture photos of them

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This gorgeous sparkling Summer sunset wedding inspiration shoot took its cue from the ombre shades of a magical northern Territory sunset. Shades of sparkling gold, fuchsia pinks, peaches and purples all came into play as the shoot unfolded on board the majestic Charles Darwin boat.The ombre effect carried itself through all elements of the decor –

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Rosewater Surprise Heart Cupcakes with Coconut FrostingA very busy week here at Polka Dot Central, with plenty of planning for the year ahead, and new ideas and projects we just can’t wait to share with you! How is your 2014 looking? For anyone else who can’t believe it’s already February, I hear you! It’s like

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In celebration of Chinese New Year, Dilmah created a range of beautiful tea infused cocktails to tickle the tea lover’s fancy. Today we’re sharing the Dilmah Mandarinitea, a fruity concoction with notes of citrus and lavender.Glass HighballIngredients 80ml chilled Dilmah Mandarin tea (strong brew 3 minutes) 10ml fresh lemon juice 15ml Lavender syrup 25 ml

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Image via Shannon Fleming Civil CelebrantThis has got to be one of the biggest hurdles I face as a Celebrant.Aside from the legal requirement and time frames there’s the availability issue.People tend to book with plenty and I mean plenty (think 2013 booking for 2015 wedding!) of notice, or too late and their date isn’t

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There is something effortlessly stylish about a traditional wedding that calls on a well-cut suit and the winning combination of black and white. For Naomi and Daniel’s Sydney Restaurant Wedding, Groom Daniel cut a fine figure in a suit from Hugo Boss, and it really is hard to go past the timelessness of this look.

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Hi Ms Polka Dot!We’re sourcing a garden venue for a outdoor marquee wedding in Sydney. Can you help?Dear Seeking Outdoor marquee venues,Here are a few venues I found for you!Royal Botanic Gardens SydneyInternational College of Management, ManlySydney Polo ClubSydney Observatory MarqueeLittle Manly ReserveBalmoral Reserve SouthLittle Sirius CoveReid ParkClarkes Point ReserveElkington Park (Marquees may be permitted

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Brianna gownIf there is an Australian designer who does evening glamour well- its Rachel Gilbert.Always with advanced styling and classic shapes with something a little extra. From sparkling, shimmering fabrics, peplum waists, glistening net overlays and bold, on trend colours there are always plenty of designs that are modern without being intimidating.The Autumn/Winter 2014 collection,

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