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Image by Day One Weddings via Forest Elopement InspirationLet’s start at the beginning  – with a definition of a buttonhole for those who don’t know what it is. A buttonhole, otherwise known as its French counterpart, “boutonnière,” is a floral decoration worn by men at formal occasions, including weddings.A buttonhole has traditionally been a single flower or bud, the

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Naomi remembers it is important to relax and just enjoy the day as it unfolds as she looks back on her botanical inspired wedding.“Take it easy – regardless of what happens, it’s the best day of your life, because on that day everyone is happy just for you.”Images by Lucy Leonardi

Brass and crystal floral hair piece from all about romance 2. Brass engraved compass from true mementos gifts 3. Brass air plant holder from Geometrify 4. Brass tribal earrings from Yemaya Soul 5. Brass leaf hair comb from Peacock and Lotus 6. Berber inspired brass statement necklace from Hamimi Marrakech Note: This post may contain

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Choosing a wedding gown is an experience like no other and is often the highlight of a bride’s wedding journey. The pleasure that Anne and Gill of Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings get from choosing the fabrics, and designing the gowns is evident in the finished product – created with care, love and respect for

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Happy Monday Dotties! We spent the weekend getting crafty for some fun upcoming projects and this week we are launching into so much fun. It is all systems go at Polka Dot Bride as finally get lift off on some big secrets! We can’t wait!Are you taking some time out to enjoy your time together

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Jane & KelvinThe affection between Jane and Kelvin during their sweet, sun-drenched afternoon engagement shoot has positively given me goosebumps today, that are definitely not from our cool weather. The warmth radiating from this engagement (the light! The love!) is enough to chase away the chill that clings on at the end of winter. Jane

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Kathryn & BenThere is such aa classic romance to Kathryn & Ben’s sweet Swan Valley wedding. The gorgeous dappled shade of the ceremony, the beautiful winery setting and equally gorgeous photographs captured by Simone Addison Photography .Kathryn tells the story of how they met. “We were both our with friends at an Irish pub in

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Salted caramel happens to be a favourite amongst the Polka Dot team and this Cocktail Friday we couldn’t go past the idea of a boozy salted caramel affogato to serve up at your wedding post dinner. We’re thinking this pre-dessert style cocktail might just be the answer to a packed dance floor until the wee

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Image by Jeremy Blincoe via Jess & Matt’s Decadent Country WeddingCongratulations! You’ve done the one-knee-bending, question-asking and she said “yes”. You’ve chosen the woman you want beside you at the altar. Now, it’s time to call in the boys…but which boys? How to choose? For some of you, this part may be even more nerve-wracking than popping the

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What’s the first thing you do when you start looking for a wedding photographer? Think about who you know right! You ask around friends and family and see who knows who. Or you might have seen a photographer from a wedding you recently attended.Wedding photography is an extremely personal service. You are going to sharing

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Photo by Bridgette Cole via Kate and Dave’s Garden’s House Vintage WeddingIf there ever was a pair of weekend ready shoes, I think these pale blue glitter heels may just be it. If there was ever a time to slip them on it is now as we round up the amazing wedding inspiration we have

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If there is ever a time to sparkle and shine, it is a wedding and what better way to bring a touch of glamour to the day than with metallic bridesmaid gowns? Today we are rounding up some of our very favourite metallic bridesmaids looks in hues of gold, champagne, platinum and bronze. Click on

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With so many fun, happy and memorable moments, it can often be tricky to decide on just one favourite as Pawel discovered when looking back on his modern Royal Mail Hotel wedding.“My wife walking down the aisle was amazing as too were our vows to each other. Stacey getting the vodka and me getting the

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Sit down weddings can require a little bit more planning when it comes to styling. Not only is there the all important seating chart to think about (a tricky task that can take months to get finished!) but each table requires its own decorations. There are flowers, table numbers and of course a centrepiece. While

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