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Lauren & DanielWhen Lauren and Daniel wanted to capture their engagement they wanted something different. With a wedding planned by the sea, the pair left it up to their photographer Karen Gilvear Photography – a stunning forest setting, smoke flares and a few outfit changes all gave rise to these modern Penrose State Forest engagement photos.Lauren

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Deb & TimWhen I first saw the magnificent red gown of today’s bride, I was already smitten, but combining that deep marsala tone with beautiful Autumnal colours? That calls for a celebration! Captured by Kylie Knight this elegant Autumnal wedding makes the most of the glorious golden city sunset and Mother Nature’s backdrop to celebrate this

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An egg white cocktail always catches my eye when it’s on the menu, but even more so when it has something delicious hiding under the aerated, fluffy coating. Passionfruit is a tart and sweet fruit and its vibrant yellow pulp makes for a striking-looking cocktail too! The Prahran Hotel in Melbourne was kind enough to

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The term documentary photographer gets thrown around a lot! But what does it actually mean? Have you ever heard the term photo-essay? It is a visual story. Images taken in a way that when put together tell the unique story of an event. A documentary photographer is there to document the events around them as

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Styling by Gillian Pollard Photo by  Elsa Campbell Photography via Boho Meets Modern Table SettingOh Dotties could we be more excited about the fact a lot of Australia is celebrating a long weekend this weekend? The Polka team is out of the office for the day and I can assure you we have plenty of time in the sunshine

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After the formalities of the wedding are done, and the happy couple are signed, sealed, delivered, then it’s time for the just-married newlyweds and the guests to let their hair down and have even more fun! This week’s Inspired Memories groom, Will, revelled in the reception portion of his modern garden party wedding, and reflects

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Lucy & RobbieI am always a fan of a stunning coloured wedding gown and today’s blush number seems to contrast with  the stormy clouds of Tasmania and make them even more beautiful. Lucy and Robbie chose a sweet Peppermint Bay wedding for their big day, not wanting a big fuss, but wanting a day that

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Isn’t this a glorious time of year? The the sun is out, weather is warming and flowers are blooming. This lavender shortbread recipe is a celebration of Spring. It is a simple recipe with only five ingredients and only a handful of steps.  It creates sweet circle biscuits that are buttery and crumbly and paired

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If Summer is about one thing, it’s rosé wine and this stunning rosé & Rosewater Wedding Inspiration is enough to have us reaching for a glass.  The incredible floral arrangements popping against the neutral palette and the different shades of pink adding a fresh take on a classic hue.Styled beautifully by Coco & Confetti, the soft hues

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Camila & MichaelWhen two Sydney-ites Camila & Michael decided to tie the knot, it was not Australia they dreamt of. Instead, the colourful streets of Cartagena-Colombian, in homage to the bride’s Colombian background lured the couple in, along with traditional dancing, traditional foods and the bright colourful streets. All captured beautifully by Andrew Szopory.The bride shares the

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While we absolutely love a beautiful winter wedding here at Polka Dot Bride, we are ready for some sun and all of the colour it brings to our worlds. Just in time for peak wedding season Down Under, we asked the lovely ladies at Gillian Pollard to let us know what their favourite styling trends

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Sammy & SimonI could not be more excited to share Sammy and Simon’s Sri Lankan tropical and colourful wedding with you today. Let’s just say, there was gold king coconuts, gold painted pineapples, a seafood BBQ feast prepared by the bride’s father, the groom’s wedding ring handmade by the bride (say what?!), and fireworks! Yep,

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Ciara & JonnyI love an escape to the country and the on-point vibes of Ciara and Jonny’s modern Waldara Farm wedding are hitting the sweet spots from the bridesmaids dressed in the most stunning vibrant orange gowns, to the way the gentle sunlight weaves its way through the trees as the happy couple say their

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There is an old world glamour to Louise and Luke’s elegant Fitzroy town hall wedding. Drawing inspiration from an old bridal illustration and the bride’s love of all things old and beautiful, the couple created a day that was beautiful in its elegance. Luke looked so sophisticated in his bow tie – it was the

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When it comes to modern bridal gowns that make your jaw drop wide open, Chosen By One Day masters it every time.With the dreamy Byron Bay as their backdrop, the Chosen By One Day ‘Untamed Paradise’ Spring/Summer 2018 Collection is all about “fluidity and structure” contrasting beautiful sweeping trains with tailored bodices, ballgown skirts with sweetheart necklines,

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