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Anu and JoeWe know here at Polka Dot Bride we’re Australian focused, but every now and then a wedding like this modern art gallery wedding, pops across the oceans from Atlanta, and it inspires me so much I think it deserves to be shared!Captured by Our Labor of Love by Heidi Gelhauser, the modern art

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Ailsa & Duncan Ailsa and Duncan’s sweet English wedding was in every sense of the word traditional- a ceremony in a church and a reception in the nearby church hall. But with their fun personalities, Ailsa and Duncan managed to turn the traditional into something whimsical- balloons, streamers and plenty of ice cream.Today’s beautiful wedding shots

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Barbara and WyattToday’s wedding comes to us from an Australian photographer who flew to California to shoot Barbara and Wyatt’s wedding day. Barbara and Wyatt married in Sonoma and made everything they could to create the day they wanted.Barbara recalls how they met. “We met through a mutual friend, it was love at fist sight

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Erica & SeanToday’s wedding is so filled with joy. The bride, met the groom while traveling around Australia. Their love blossomed in the seaside suburb of Manly and they returned to California to marry in a casual, relaxed wedding with their nearest and dearest.Erica tells their story. “I (Erica) was traveling around Australia after college

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Johanna and UrbanThis beautiful, sweet Swedish wedding comes to us today from photographer Annevi Peterson who has captured such romance and intimacy in her photographs.Johanna tells the story of her and Urban’s love. “We met 15 years ago at a summer job. Urban was delivering newspapers Sunday mornings and he was to teach Johanna the route to take

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 Melina and ManuelIn another life, I live in different countries, where there are cobblestone pathways, castles and beautiful buildings just right to hire for weddings. Australian Melina married her beloved Manuel in his homeland of Italy. With a backdrop of stunning scenery, landscapes and Italian beauty it’s a dream location for a special day.Melina tells

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Jessica & AriI am so glad to finally share this Upstate New York wedding that we’ve been trying to coordinate for some time, with you.Jessica recalls how she and Ari met. “We met when we were freshman at Cornell University. We lived down the hall from each other in the same dorm. We were both

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When Joanna told me her story of her wedding day, she made sure to mention the film. Shot by Ryan of McDuff Productions it captures the light hearted beauty of the day wonderfully.

Joanna and NolanI’m pretty tunnel visioned when it comes to weddings on Polka Dot Bride – they have to be Australian or have a link to Australia. But then, I know our readers span much wider than just this little (big?) continent we call our own and I know that the USA is a massive

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Michelle & StevenThe colours of today’s wedding were what drew me in- the Spanish inspiration, the vivid hues, it all led to a beautiful festive wedding celebration just right to kick us off for a week of wedding inspiration! The wedding comes to us all the way from Santa Barbara from the delightful Embrace Life

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Alex and PhillippeWhile the week has been filled with brides with bare shoulders and beautiful summer light, the reality is, it’s been a pretty darn cold week in Australia! So I thought, what better way to end a week of beautiful weddings than to feature one that happened in the dead of winter? So cold

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Whitney and RyanAlthough I wear my love of Australian weddings on my sleeve, every now and then an international beauty drops onto my radar and I have to share. Not only because we have such a large percentage of international readers, but because confining inspiration to our own country is a little bit limited! I

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Nicola and DaveThis sweet New Zealand wedding held at Napier is such a delight- from the brides ea length ruffly dress to the fresh punches of yellow and beautiful bouquet. It’s laid back new Zealand at it’s finest!Of how they met, Nicola says “Dave and I met online when I first moved to London.  I

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Jacqueline and RickyOn the eve of St Patrick’s Day, I thought we’d take a little spin across the oceans and devour this incredible Irish wedding! The landscape and architecture are so beautifully Irish and a beautiful way to lead into one of the happiest cultural days of the year!Jacqueline recalls how she met her husband.

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Whitney and RickA wedding with an Aussie and an American, planned in three weeks, a surprise, homemade, heartfelt, beautiful. These are only some of the words I could use to describe the wedding of Whitney and Rick, but their story? It tells oh so much more.Whitney tells the tale of how she and Rick met.

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