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Wooden tables are becoming somewhat of a favourite of mine at weddings. I love how the wood acts as a neutral, able to be decorated with any colour, yet also makes so much of a statement, simply through its own personal character.Today I’m rounding up some of my favourite wooden wedding table ideas, from our

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To inspire you with for long Summer days comes this chic bohemian wedding ideas shoot that in its tones of champagne, cream and white with touches of glimmering gold, gives a different look to the Hamptons style space. The look? “Romantic, Elegant, Chic, Bohemian” and something that evokes thoughts of champagne, balmy Summer nights and

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There’s something about wedding trends that tends to rub people the wrong way – when something becomes loved, it gets used again and again. As brides and grooms it isn’t often seen – and shouldn’t – ever be a concern, but as wedding vendors see hundreds of weddings a year, ideas start to pop up

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I love hearing from local artisans and when the lovely Jackie of hand painted napkin business Fazeek dropped her name into my inbox with her new venture I was particularly excited.Owner Jackie hand paints 100% linen napkins in her studio in Melbourne. Each design carefully thought out to capture Jackie’s design aesthetic. I for one

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When I first saw these bright and colourful images from much loved home-wares designer Bonnie & Neil I fell in love. The beautiful bold colours, the floral garlands, the sherbet coloured chairs, the mismatched plates. The entire setting can be so easily replicated for a wedding – bold bright, abstract patterns and colours with plenty

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Chair garland created by Jennifer Laura Design & Maxit Flower Design captured by Kristen Curette via 100 Layer CakeWe really don’t pay enough attention to chairs at a wedding do we? Chairs, whether it be for the ceremony or a sit down reception can have such a large impact on your event and as many

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I’m not sure I ever had a pinata at a party when I was growing up, I feel rather ripped off by this fact but my frustration at a pinata-less childhood is ready for redemption with my discovery of fabulous pinata maker Party Pony!Party Pony creates the most incredible pinatas, with secret trap doors for

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For me, Valentines Day is not about the red roses and big teddy bars, but rather about celebrating love in all it’s shapes in forms. Whether it’s a picnic with Mr Polka at a favourite spot, or a lunch with my favourite people. I stumbled across this gorgeous backyard soiree styled by Sinikka Floral Design

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I love a fun garland – they’re a quick and easy way to turn a plain wall, or bare roof into something festive, sparkly and fun. These chic garlands from Etsy seller Le Petite Fest caught my eye with their sparkle, their whimsy and  work so well for big or small weddings. Owner of Le

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I am a huge fan of switching out standard reception items (linens in particular!) for something completely different an unexpected. Something that’s been catching my eye lately are the amazing chairs that have been popping up- industrial, French chic, modern.Switching out chairs from a standard number to something with a lot of character can completely

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You know how much I love flowers and today I have three incredible tablescapes to show you designed by Melbourne based Domain Flowers. Collaborating with John Deer, 1000 £ Bend  Cecylia Kee and Andrea Micich. The team created three very distinct and very modern floral looks which are such wonderful combinations to inspire you for

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Today’s venue hunt is all about bringing in awesome food and drink to the venue! South Australians can you help our couple?Here are their requirements:–       Adelaide Based–       Venue that allows just venue hire and drinks package–       Wants to use own catererHere’s what we found:State Library of South AustraliaImagine celebrating amongst the literary masters! The State

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It’s certainly been a month of venue searches here at Polka Dot Bride and we’ve decided to dedicate the week to helping readers find their ultimate venues! We’ve had so many questions lately that we’ll post one every day and hopefully with our searching and your knowledge we can find a venue that ticks all

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I stumbled across these gorgeous, whimsical creations from San Francisco designer Madeline Trait this week (you can find more of Madeline’s incredible floral design, event design and art on her website) in her Etsy foray The Shoppe by Madeline Trait. I love the modern whimsy in her creations. So beautiful hand cut from wood, metal

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Styling by Cathrin DEntremont Weddings, photo by NK PhotographyOne of the things I love to see at weddings is something that isn’t white – I love white along with the best of them. All white weddings are stunning and the crispness of white is beautiful. But show me a coloured table linen? And I’m yours!

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