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124064 gorgeous italian elopement in ravello by antony merat photography

Alicia & AlexanderEver wanted to run away and elope to Italy? Have you dreamt of a wedding overlooking the Italian blue sea? Alicia and Alexander made their very own dream of a seaside wedding without the fuss, come true with their gorgeous Italian elopement in Ravello. “Neither my husband nor I like to be the

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 We have had so much fun exploring all things in Italy this month as part of The Italy Issue that we thought we would celebrate with a fun giveaway that celebrates our favourite things about Italy!First up? The scent! We’ve been partnering with Glasshouse Fragrances during our special issues and this month, we’re giving away their

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When bride to be Kate eloped with her beau Nigel to Palm Cove, the couple did away with all the expectation and pressure of a larger wedding, choosing instead to focus on a few very special guests ” Just relax and don’t take it too seriously! Enjoy being surrounded by your closest friends and family and

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Marry Me Movies

Making a film is not just a ‘pick up a camera, point and shoot’ affair – well, it could be if you don’t value quality! But your wedding day is different – the people behind the camera need the skills and finesse of experience. Max and Jesse of Marry Me Movies bring a wealth of

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The Hitched Collective 1

Happy Monday Dotties! It is so bitterly cold here at the moment, but the clear blue skies have taken away any Winter blues!Have you loved Italian month on Polka Dot Bride? With all things Italian in the spotlight, some of those ideas might be just the thing to include in your wedding. Stay tuned for

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Clare & FloThere is something about the beach at sunset, as the golden light makes the water glitter, the sand shine, and auras of golden fade in and out that are just a little more than magic. Clare and Flo took to the beautiful Nielsen Park with photographer Akaness Shaks Photo to capture the beginning of the

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Bec & ChristianSo often we talk about relaxed weddings, and how ultimately what every couple wants, is for their guests to feel that chilled out vibe. But today? Bec & Christian took the idea of a relaxed wedding and completely nailed it. Their surprise Central Coast wedding was planned in just eight weeks. What was

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Mr Polka and I are all about local produce, especially when it comes to discovering local distillers doing amazing things. One of my favourite recent finds was the amazing Limoncello from Mornington Peninsula Based, Original Spirit Co. The team cut back on the sugar for this Limoncello (produced in small batches), so it has an amazing lemon flavour

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The everlasting memories that are forever in the photos from your big day mean it’s a hugely important decision to make. Here, Kevin Lue has given the Polka Dot Bride his top tips in selecting the RIGHT photographer for you.It’s OK to shop around, however Kevin says the key factors to keep in mind are:

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Capri Palace

Photo of Capri Palace, via  Five Favourite Italian Hotels For Your Honeymoon Happy Friday Dotties! What a week of endless summer we’ve had with The Italy Issue! It has certainly added plenty of Sunshine to this bitterly cold weather we’ve been having (and if we’re being honest, had us planning a few little trips to the sunnier States!). Let’s dive in

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Charcuterie tables at weddings

One of my absolute favourite wedding trends in the past few years has been the rise of the charcuterie, grazing, antipasti (take your pick of a name!) table. What better way to celebrate a wedding than feeding hungry guests with a beautiful assortment of amazing cured meats, cheeses and other treats? In celebration of all

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120783 old school italian romance with modern touches by ali bailey

With Italy being celebrated in all its romantic glory this month, this gorgeous shoot featuring a modern twist on old school Italian romance is wedding inspiration at its best!With Dancing & Dessert at the helm of styling and planning and photographer Ali Bailey capturing every detail, every considered touch created a superb display of Italian style. The stylist says,

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hotel capolagala

Italy has long been a favourite for Australian honeymoons. With vivid blue seas, a seemingly endless Summer, colourful cocktails and plenty of pampering, it isn’t hard to see why! So today? We’re rounding up five favourite Italian hotels for your honeymoon. We couldn’t help to explore as we celebrate all things Italian! From seaside views

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All photos by Natalie Robertson Photography Rob and I first met back in high school. We were merely acquaintances at that stage, although I always did find him intriguing. He was a quiet guy that would always have a smile on his face and had a certain maturity about him that a lot of the other

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