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The unexpected surprise of coloured chairs is guaranteed to bring gasps of surprise from your guests. Rather than going the usual route of hiring chairs, you could use coloured chairs as a starting point for your wedding palette and build your theme around them.Chair from The ProperyYes, it will be a lot of work if

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I love anything that brings light to a wedding – fairy lights, candles and lanterns. Lanterns add a special magic to a wedding reception or party. There are so many cost effective and simply beautiful, lanterns and they can be such a stunning feature at your wedding.Photo by NK PhotographyPhoto by Millie Holloman from Salt

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A pretty way to add decoration to a door, wall, chair or even fireplace at your wedding venue is to use a wreath. There are so many beautiful and different wreaths that can reflect the personality of your wedding. Wreath from Martha Stewart Weddings, Wreath from BridesSymbolising hope and a never ending future, the circle

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On a warm summer’s day how charming it is to see dragonflies flitting across the water or butterflies with their beautiful colours resting on flowers taking in the nectar from their centres. Ladybirds are a special little beetle, colourful and utterly cute. What a feminine and joyful touch then, for a spring or summer’s wedding

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Bel Canto Designs on Etsy creates gorgeous vintage style accessories perfect for your wedding. Marie restores vintage pieces and creates one off beautiful creations out of them! I love the vintage feel (you can see more designs on Marie’s blog).Bel Canto Designs is giving one Polka Dot Bride reader the chance to win a $US75

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Here’s some gorgeous ways to name your tables from EtsyThese wooden table numbers are perfect for a rustic or farm wedding –Wooden signs from funkifolkartHaving your reception after dark? Set the room a glow with these candle vases table numbers –Glowing table numbers by StaceysDaisyDesignGo graphic with this bold black and white table numbers –Jumbo

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I love photo booths at weddings (check out Samm Blake’s new venture at Push The Button Photo Booths if you’re in Perth!). I do love the new DIY versions that are popping up.I think this was the first version I saw. Featured a few years ago, it’s lovely to see the wedding online (view it

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Today is Blog Action Day, all over the web you’ll see thousands blogs all uniting for one cause in the hope to make a difference. (See last year’s entry here.) This year, the subject is poverty.Weddings and poverty is a bit of a strange combination, the two don’t really go hand in hand. But there

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Although we’re experiencing the first glimpses of a hot summer in Australia, the northern hemisphere is heading for the cold.Here’s some warm foodie treats for winter weddings:Photo from brides.comInstead of sweet, light and tropical cocktails consider serving something that will warm chilly guests: Hot chocolate Mulled wine Eggnog Mocha sprinkled with chocolate shavings Hot apple

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These have been posted almost everywhere over the past month. I don’t care though because the photos are too gorgeous not to share!Delicious photos courtesy of event planner Amy Atlas EventsAmy Atlas takes the lolly buffet/ candy table to a whole new level- colour coordination, the perfect combination of shape, height and texture and the

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For a zany, zesty wedding, have it at the zoo with zebras and other zoophytes for company.~Well how zany can a wedding get? Let us recount some of the ways you can add a touch of ‘zany-ness’ to your wedding. From bungy jumping, to your wedding in a cave in the Blue Mountains, to serving

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Toasts to the newlyweds are often given while guests are seated at tables. After travel and transportation, guests expect thank you notes!~ Photo by Jennifer DeryWho would have thought there are so many options for how you seat your guests? Although you may be limited by your reception space, or if you’re not, there are

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Here’s a few selections to inspire you for the special dance between father and daughter.Although I tried to make some different choices, I couldn’t resist the old classics! 

Image courtesy of Real Weddings MagazineThere is a beautiful wedding in the latest edition of Real Weddings where the bride put each table’s guest list into a different silver frame and hung them together on a wall. The best part about silver frames is that they can be re-used in your home or given as

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“Don’t you dare throw your calligraphy skills in my face when you know I’m at a low point!” Bree HodgeThe perfect placecard…..For the musical weddingFor the Spring weddingFor the rustic weddingFor the island holiday weddingFor the Autumn weddingFor the Christmas weddingFor the garden weddingFor the sweetly romantic wedding Image 1, 3, 5, 6 from brides.com, Image

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