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Must Do? Well… Nothing. Not if you don’t want to! That’s the point right? After your incredible wedding is over, many of us crave an opportunity to relax and recharge and simply just to be together in a lazy paradise where there is nothing on your to-do list, except perhaps lay beneath a canopy of palm

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Maddy & GerardAlthough we know Tasmania truly shines during winter, there is no doubt that this island knows a thing or two about the beauty of Summer too. “We wanted a low key, no fuss wedding that celebrated just us. We didn’t want bells & whistles we wanted each other & nature,” explains Maddy. “We

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Before we planned our trip to Bruny Island I received a warning: “It’s a little quiet,” they said, “There isn’t much to do”. Being an introverted homebody, this sounded like perfection. Give me a roaring fire, a glass of wine, a good book and plenty of cheese and it’s just about my idea of perfection.

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Serena & TaylorFor Serena and Taylor, they wanted a day that focused on the non-traditional. They chose Serena’s gown together, they got ready together, they ditched a wedding party and they invited just a few of their favourite people to celebrate with them as they eloped to Tasmania. The date and location? On the very

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Photography by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife ServiceWhilst the weather might be getting cooler and for us living further south the frost has already begun and winter is a fabulous time to explore some of Tasmania’s hiking trails without the summer heat! We have rounded up some of our top hiking trails and now it’s over to

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Chantel & JamesI am pretty sure if I could choose any place to elope, it’d be Tasmania’s amazing Cradle Mountain. And it seems today’s sunshine state residers Chantel and James are on my side – the pair choosing a Tasmanian winter and just a handful of their closest family as witnesses as they tied the

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Emily & ClintCould there be any better way to spend a Wednesday than with our feet in the sand, the sea breeze in our hair and a pineapple cocktail in hand? I think not! That sense of holiday bliss was exactly what encouraged Emily and Clint to celebrate their nuptials with an intimate Queensland destination

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If there’s one thing that really sets the scene for your big day, it’s your choice of ceremony and reception venue. Whether eloping or embracing the whole big, white destination wedding thing, tropical destinations are popular for obvious reasons (hello, sunshine!). But a toes-in-the-sand wedding is certainly not your only option. On arriving at a

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Image via Sydney.comSydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world, it is the kind of place you’ll pinch yourself as it has a little of everything. Today, the two founders of 100% french linen start-up, Carlotta + Gee, take us with them on a wonderful weekend exploring the best of their city

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Pomp and circumstance often comes with checking into a grand hotel. There are serious nods of the head, clipped sentences, and an atmosphere that says please don’t giggle or act anything less than serious. Something about a grand hotel makes you stand to attention, even when you know you’re just one of many hundreds, if

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Carla & MattThe Whitsundays is all about the tropical vibes and for Carla and Matt, their destination wedding embodied every piece of tropical beauty. 50 guests flew together to the beautiful Villa Botanica (including photographers Love & Other Photography !) to celebrate the next chapter for these high school sweethearts. Fireworks, barefoot walks in wedding gowns and an

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Image via Timeout. Photographer: Jason Hill, Tourism and Events Queensland The Whitsundays have been a popular honeymoon destination for quite some time and there’s plenty of reasons why. If some of the most magical white sand beaches and clear blue water weren’t enough to draw you in and you want more than just a relaxing tropical

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Venue: Sorrento Restaurant and Bar / Image: Brooke Miles Photography We recently sat down with the lovely team at Lure Abell Point Marina to find out all the hotspots that the locals love in the Whitsundays. From great bars to enjoy a drink and honeymoon essentials, Lure Abell Point Marina’s tips are not to be missed! Your

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If you’re up for a bit of fun in the sun then you’re in the right place. It’s Whitsundays month on Polka Dot Bride! We have the most incredible posts lined up for you, including plenty of turquoise clear blue waters, tropical cocktails, stunning beachside weddings and dreamy honeymoon travel tips.The Whitsundays is one of

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Abell Point Marina. Photograph by Brooke MilesYou’ve probably got a preconceived notion about what a Whitsundays wedding might be like; dreamy island atmosphere, gelati-coloured sunsets, sand and sea as far as the eye can travel. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that! However, as a destination wedding hot-spot, the location offers so much

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