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Lucy & PaulLucy and Paul chose a vintage style lakeside wedding to celebrate their marriage. The backdrop of the lake, beautiful blooms and plenty of sunshine led to  a day of their dreams. After meeting at a pub, their wedding day was much more romantic and all captured by Matthew Evans Photography.Lucy chose a strapless

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When you’re making a list of your “must have’s” for your wedding, one of the vendors that invariably hits the top five is the cinematographer, or videographer. Bride Carmen couldn’t recommend this more after her Elegant Winter Solstice Wedding to her love Garvin, and had this advice for all those planning their big day.“Hire a

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The Glasshouse Collection from bridal designer Sarah Janks is almost ethereal with the use of sparkling lace, layers of gossamer tulle, delicate floral applique and fluted sleeves.The layers of classic elegance are modernised with fun touches like white and green stripe ribbon belt, under-laid by silk slips which enhance the lace and intricate design work.Drawing

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Ah the honeymoon. The one bit of the wedding that I had been trusted to organise all on my own.I’d been given a set budget and some vague instructions about making sure there was some time relaxing by a beach, pina colada in hand, but beyond that the world was my oyster.What could possibly go

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1. Ribbon, lace and satin tassels from SilverStarfishDesign 2. Tissue paper and twine tassel from tasselandtwine 3. Tissue paper tassels from PartyPoms  4. Fabric and lace tassel from SwoonPaperMarket 5. Tulle and organza tassels from aprincesspractically 6. Tissue paper and mylar tassels from EverlyLaneDesign

  Situated in a beautiful part of Melbourne, the historic Pumphouse Hotel is surrounded by gardens, laneways and terrace homes. Within the hotel, St Andrews Conservatory is a contemporary glass roofed space decked out in glowing lanterns – perfect for a wedding reception under the stars but protected from the changeable Melbourne weather. Talk to the

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I am so ready to dive into this week. Mainly because it begins with cake, and cake is never a bad thing. They say a party without cake is just a meeting, so what then is a wedding blogger without cake? A thought to ponder this Monday morning!Ms Polka Dot’s Directory kicks off our posts

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Jackie and MarkI always think it’s a special thing to take something historic – in this case incredible Montsalvat and use it as a backdrop for something new – the engagement of Jackie and Mark. The marrying of something old and new, the echoes of history and let’s be honest – just one stunning backdrop!

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The romantic 1950s feeling of this inspiration shoot tickled my fancy. It’s subtle enough to be perfectly at home in a wedding you might witness tomorrow, yet still has the beauty and nostalgia of a time gone by.Conceived by Amanda and Matt of  Matt Rowe Photography  the shoot was filled with subtle detail that evokes

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Photo by Shannon McDonald Photography from Groom Style – James  Sun! Welcome back to Melbourne, and I’m sure many other states are enjoying the warmer turn! No longer will I have to gaze adoringly at destination weddings or exotic honeymoon locations, it’ll be time to pop on a hat and get outdoors. After heading to

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Hair accessories with a handmade touch – the new Grace collection by Teeki is a stunning collection handmade in Camden by designer Amy Oram.Amy teamed up with photographer David Campbell Imagery, hairstylist SLB Makeup & Beauty, makeup artist Lizzie Liros, model Lily Connors, Debut Management and florist Clementine Posy at Kelvin Homestead to shoot the

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This pretty-in-pink rose-scented homemade vinegar makes a beautiful wedding favour and is super easy to whip up. You just need to start it a week or two ahead to let the flavours infuse. Then all you need are some little bottles and a few decorations and you have your favours sorted!It’s a nice idea to add

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For their beautiful Handmade Country Wedding, Lauretta and Groom James created a relaxed and rustic style, which was perfectly complemented by James’ mismatched waistcoat and trousers from Roger David and shoes from Zu. We just love the individual and quirky nature of their day!Images by Shannon McDonald Photography

Christina and StuartAfter a small ceremony with just their closest loved ones, Christina and Stuart chose a furniture workshop for their reception dinner – this captivating space set the scene for a romantic dinner by candlelight all captured by Julian Meehan Photography.Christina tells their story. “Stuart and I met at work. He came to Australia

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