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Image via Nina Hamilton PhotographyIt is often assumed that an eco-friendly wedding entails a compromise in style, yet it’s actually the opposite! Eco-ethically focussed suppliers are usually small businesses, creating by hand and with love, or with materials that aren’t available on a larger scale.Farmer-Florists may grow heirloom flowers that aren’t ordinarily available. A sustainable

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Emily & DanFor some people, a ballroom venue, a tuxedo and ballgown just isn’t their thing. For some, it’s a place where there’s no mobile phone reception, where bare feet are not just allowed but encouraged, where country halls and country birds are completely at home in the landscape. I think that might just be

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There are few pieces of art that fill our dreams as much as wedding gowns, and designer Costarellos is one that will be sure to make your own dreams just as sweet with the modern, romantic detailing as seen in their brand new 2020 bridal collection.Hailing from Greece the Costarellos design house, now over twenty

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Here at Polka Dot Bride, we love telling stories. This goes beyond writing pretty words. We actually jump up and down with excitement when images tell a couple’s wedding day story, with all the beautiful details intertwined. We also relish in the small, quiet, often unnoticed moments. A look. A touch. The tears. The laughter.

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Happy Monday Dotties! We’re back for another week jam-packed full of gorgeous weddings!Are you enjoying  The Green Issue? I’m hoping that we’ve given you lots of ideas that inspire you to go at least a little bit ‘green’ if not at your wedding, then in your everyday life! Now’s a great time to a look at

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Sarah & MattThere are few places I am happier than home, and this gorgeous photoshoot, of the love story of Sarah & Matt at a gorgeous Carlton apartment, completely captures lazy days, intimate moments and that pure beauty of a love story unfolding.Jai of Free The Bird Photography, a good friend of Sarah, made the most

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Caitlin & JamesI absolutely fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere that Caitlin and James chose for their day. The low key first look, the wild and fun confetti photos, the reception venue filled with whimsy. With Jack Chauvel behind the camera, this was a day that completely aligned with the bride and groom’s clear

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This cocktail recipe is a luxurious treat that combines tea and wine: two of Ms Polka’s very favourite things! It’s perfect for a pick-me-up at an autumn or winter wedding and, because we’re working on ‘The Green Issue‘ this month, it’s environmentally conscious too!The team at the cosily-lit Lay Low in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs

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Pearl Button Bridal by Sandra Henri PhotographyEnjoying a long career photographing weddings, it was a ‘mid life opportunity’ that drew Sandra on another path. Having witnessed the trend toward lavish and extravagant weddings, it was clear that there was less and less meaning centred around the two people actually saying ‘I do’. Returning from time

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Photo by All The Love In The World via Tess & Scott’s Eco-Friendly Fraser Island WeddingHappy Friday Dotties! I have to say I have been so very inspired by how the couples who shared their weddings, the vendors who shared their words all created a better planet during The Green Issue. It’s inspired my own day to day

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With an inspired wedding in an Art Deco 60s style hotel, Nadine and Ben were keen for the nuptials to represent everything they are as a couple. Their gorgeous dog Maverick even made an appearance! Groom Ben shares his lasting memories of their wonderful day!The expression on my bride’s face as we walked into the

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Miyuki & GarethRespect for the environment, utilising the beauty of nature and surrounding themselves with their nearest and dearest to create an intimate setting are three elements that make this wedding so incredibly special. With a ceremony in a wildlife sanctuary, a reception in a vegan restaurant, plus eco-friendly favours and making the conscious effort

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Making seed paper can get a little messy, however it is a quick DIY gift for your guests that is not only sweet but long lasting too! Giving friends and family something they can grow is a beautiful gesture and one that will be remembered as the flowers bloom long after the celebration.You can make

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Photo Credits: Zoe Pook JewelleryIs all the greenwashing getting you down? Are you tired of sifting through information to find a product’s actual ethical credentials? Or is there just too much smoke and mirrors to even bother trying to find out?We talk to ethical jeweller Zoe Pook of Zoe Pook Jewellery to get her straight

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