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So as we kick off a month of all things sparkly, what better to start with than a collection of gowns that twinkle in the light?Meet the brand new collection from designer Eva Lendel. Entitled “Less Is More” the 2021 collection brings to life over forty beautiful gowns and they’re all as beautifully stunning as

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Zoe Pook Jewellery specialise in creating ethical and bespoke wedding and engagement rings that are truly stunning. Using conflict-free diamonds, precious gems and recycled or Fairtrade Gold, these quality pieces are one of a kind and a joy to design, according to Zoe and her team. Below, we chat to Zoe about the design process,

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Shine bright like a diamond dotties! It’s The Sparkle Issue on Polka Dot Bride and we are planning to razzle and dazzle you with ALL that glitters like gold.With more sequins and glitter than Mardi Gras, we’re shining a light on to sparkling styling tips, shimmery makeup inspiration, a kaleidoscope of sequin and beaded gowns,

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Happy Monday Dotties!Farewell to August and the Local Issue. We’ve really enjoyed featuring our vendors in our local areas – don’t we have some stunning locations in Australia? When you’re able to travel to these areas – why not take a trip and explore? Supporting our local areas after the year we’ve had is the

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Bronte & StevenFor Bronte and Steven, they were always going to embrace their rural backgrounds for their engagement session, because it was in the country, that these two first met. “Steven and I first officially met at the Warwick Rodeo, however, our families have known each other for a very long time. “The groom to

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Kelsey & AaronIt’s going to be a beautiful day when we can all gather together freely, and until then, we’re going to embrace every moment of the weddings that have been filled with hugs and love, just as they should be. Today’s happy couple, Kelsey & Aaron, tied the knot just before the heavy COVID-19

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Photo by Blake Heywood Photography via Lulu & Shaun’s Piping Hot Margaret River Wedding CelebrationWe’re a little sad today because we’re farewelling The Local Issue. It’s been a glorious month, because there is no better time to reflect on keeping your wedding close to home than now, and we were so delighted by all the

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Image: Lauren Elyse Photography / Shot for Blue Mountains Love Magazine / Venue: Dantosa Retreat / Florist: Blue Mountains Floral Designs With my roots firmly planted in styling weddings in my beautiful backyard, the Blue Mountains, over the past eight years, I have seen many trends come and go. Natives seem to have been the

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As we begin our farewell to The Local Issue, there is one last hurrah we wanted to share- a twist on my favourite ever cocktail, the negroni!There is something epic about a negroni, it hits you in the face and it has, as we say in our house “bags of flavour”. The bitter orange, the

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1. Acrylic place cards from ThePaperTalesCo, 2. Macrame wedding arch from NichaFibreArt 3. Bunting garland from pinkleandco 4. Eucalyptus Wedding Guest Book from Lorgie 5. Protea table number from The Rustic At Heart 6.Round wedding sign from willowandinkdesign 

Amy & DeanLeaning in to a love of colour, Amy and Dean threw a gorgeous waterside wedding in Sydney, absolutely bubbling with bright colours! Wearing a clean cut Carolina Herrera gown, with bridesmaids in pink Alice McCall jumpsuits, the rain couldn’t stop the sheer amount of joy generated on this day. Maple and June captured

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Lulu & ShaunLulu and Shaun wanted a wedding that paid respect to WA, with a focus on the region of Margaret River. They drank locally produced wine, including Howard Parks Flint Rock Shiraz and Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay, as well as beer and cider from Little Creatures Brewery, and used Jete Grand Vintage Sparkling

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Merrilee & KurtisThe The Local Issue has taught us plenty, but what I think I will take away most of all, is that a wedding that celebrates its local area, its local traditions, talent, and expressions of love, is as much about supporting local business, as it is about fostering a local community – and

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There is something stunning about an industrial setting meeting wedding beauty. The juxtaposition of raw brick, of beaten floors, of light-filled windows against beautiful, lush blooms, soft floaty gowns and all the glamour and sparkle of a wedding. I mean – what’s not to love?Today’s dream team created industrial wedding magic in beautiful Perth, at

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Annie & PennyIn the greyest of seasons, where the sky rarely changes to blue, and sparkle and candlelight become the focal point, Annie & Penny, decided to tie the knot. “We were determined to have a wedding that was ‘us’ and not get caught up in what people think we should do.”And that it was,

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