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Image by James Harvie PhotographyNow lets get one thing straight here. This big wedding day Shabanza is not just about your stunning sexy lady right? Yea us blokes need to get in on some of the action too. So many times I come across a groom whose nerves make him as jumpy as can be and then

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When I first came across Pitch and Woo, I thought back to the movie “Hitch” – you know the one where the guys go to another guy to get expert advice on getting the girl – well, I feel as though I had stumbled across the modern day Hitch for grooms-to-be… an expert in his

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Last year I was asked to be the Master of Ceremonies (MC) at my close friends’ wedding. I was honoured, but nervous, and I’m pretty sure my reaction would be standard for most people like me who’ve never undertaken any master of ceremonies duties before.Sure I’ve done plenty of minor speaking gigs like professional seminars,

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Today’s post has been put together by a collaboration between Nerida McMurray Photography and the very talented floristry of Aleksandra.Nerida McMurray PhotographyKeep flowers in their box in a cool, dark location away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. A cool dark laundry/bathroom or on a hot summer’s day -in the fridge would be ideal.Nerida

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Image via Silent Storyteller Whether you’re newly married or making a foray into the exciting world of premarital cohabitation, moving in with your significant other is a big step in any relationship. If you’ve been with each other long enough to consider living together, chances are good that she already knows all of your shameful

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Image by Lisa Dunham PhotgraphyThe wedding ceremony is a time when generally all eyes are on the bride as she makes her grand entrance and walks down the aisle to be pronounced your wife. But come time for the reception you can turn the tables and shine the spotlight on you, the groom, with your

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Dear groomsmen,Wow!  You scrub up well! Guys always do look fantastic in a suit. I hope you feel as good as you look. But take those sunglasses off. Now. And take your hands out of your pockets. That’s better.No, we really don’t have time for a quick beer before the ceremony, so put it away.

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Some weddings you leave with glazed nuts …  the almond kind. The plan for ours is to have our guests leave with a fresh commemorative beverage. I am an enthusiastic home-brewer and whilst my skill base is by no means even ‘adept’ I continue to surprise myself by creating delicious concoctions for a fraction of

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Planning a wedding can bring out all kinds of emotions. Stressed, anyone?! Even if you’re not as involved with the planning as your bride, it still pays to be organised. You don’t want to get in trouble for forgetting to show up to a rehearsal or for not picking up your suit, do you? The

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‘This isn’t a post about what to say in your speech. That’s entirely up to you. This is a post about HOW to make it through a speech if you’re crippled with fear or nerves. For some people, giving a speech is no big deal – a walk in the park even. For others, it’s

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 16th 2008I’m excited to have wedding writer extraordinaire Kristen Seymour (who we know and love from wedding blog AisleDash) join Polka Dot Bride again to give tips on how to cope with a slightly over stressed bride! Certain events bring out certain aspects of our personality – that’s

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 15th 2008Today Aussie photographer James Day is joining Polka Dot Groom to share his top tips for feeling comfortable in front of the camera.Photo by James Day1. Relax mate. You hired a photographer whose work you like, who you get along with and who sets you at ease.

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 6th 2008Australian wedding planner Cathrin D’Entremont joins us today to give us the best tips she gives to her grooms on their wedding days. Cathrin also writes a gorgeous blog on her website CD Weddings.Photo by Xiss PhotographyYou may feel a little left out in all that wedding

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 4th 2008Wendy Hartigan is the event planner behind Wendy’s Affairs Of The Heart based in Pennsylvania. Wendy is such a sweet and caring blogger! She also writes the lovely blog Bridal Affairs and has joined Polka Dot Groom today to give some handy advice on what to do

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 3rd, 2008 Kathryn from the gorgeous Snippet and Ink has created four fabulous mini boards for Polka Dot Groom along with some fantastic ideas to help the groom shine! Today we’re sharing the first of her creations with you.I’m sure that most of the time, the wedding world

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