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Wedding Inspiration

Lavender – the colour and smell of this special plant is refreshing and old fashioned.Lavender Champagne from Martha StewartWith a wedding theme of soft mauves and  sage green, how fitting to add lavender infused favours for your guests. Packaged in soft glossy chiffon bags  and tied with a few sprigs of real lavender, they will

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I spotted this cute idea last month on Earth Friendly Weddings. The bride’s aunt bottled the rain from the couples wedding day into this sweet jar and engraved it with their wedding date.Which leads me to the fact that rain isn’t so bad on your wedding day!Here’s why I love a rainy wedding day:– You

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The Martha Stewart Weddings site is full of pretty pictures, DIY projects, Darcy Miller’s blog– even recipes. I love the new feature “Darcy’s Idea of The Day” in addition to her blog, every day a new idea is posted which links to an article packed with inspiration. Worth a daily visit!

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness,

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The new Martha Stewart Weddings is out and has a beautiful feature on the colour combination of fuchsia and taupe.The taupe really makes the fuchsia pop, but it’s a little softer on the eye than fuchsia paired with white. The warm undertones give a cosy feel, but can be made cooler if paired with the

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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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After launching her new website Vera Wang on Weddings which showcases registry items, online shopping (alas only for USA brides) and soon inspiration and fashion, Vera is heading into the blogosphere, becoming Brides.com Wedded Bits first ever guest blogger!From the 23rd to 27th of June, Vera will take to the blog and explore everything wedding

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I think every polka dot wedding deserves a post of it’s very own! I spotted these pics by photographer Lara Swanson who captures non traditional weddings, unions and portraits!The couple, Mackie & Brit started out with this monogram (love the subtle polka dot border) designed by Creative MontageThen Lara posted the first photos of the

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I feel like I can smell lemons today- the fresh smell of lemon butter cooking on the stove. Which of course, brings me to weddings. The yummy, bright lemon yellow colour can be such a gorgeous addition to your wedding colour palette. Lemon Centrepiece from theknotA bowl of lemons, or lemons pulled together in the

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I find inspiration in many places- blogs (remind me not to go without reading my blogs for a few days 450 posts in the wedding folder alone, yeouch!), magazines, being out and about, baking, cooking, reading, talking to people. I never seem to stop thinking and I’m trying to slow down and enjoy the beauty

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Image via Brad Paris from nymag.comAntony Todd has often been called one of the world’s best interior designers, and we can claim him as our own! Antony  now resides in New York styling homes, businesses and fabulous events.Growing up in Melbourne (where it’s said he dropped out of uni!), Antony worked in stage production and

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Our guest bride Kate introduced herself last month and this month she talks Polka Dot Bride readers through how she found her venue.Photo by Ben McCarthy“I looked at approximately every venue in town – either online or in person. Where possible, I’d get the venue info first, either from the website or by e-mail. Then

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“Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before

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Jo Gartin is an internationally renowned wedding planner and author. Having penned a book I received two Christmases ago (from a very knowing family member), I was delighted to learn Jo is a born and bred Australian!As a regular ‘wedding writer’ Jo contributes to Instyle Weddings, Daily Candy and has a client list that includes

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