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Late last year, with our working commitments coming to an end for the Polka Dots, Mr. Polka and I set off for the weekend to kick-start the festive season with a weekend in the country. Our destination? The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park. A place we were both so familiar with through photographs,

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 Paradise. The only word to possibly describe the magic that is One and Only at Hayman Island. Having been lucky enough to enjoy the crystal clear waters and luxuriousness of One and Only for a week over summer, I was completely enchanted by everything that the resort has to offer.Flying into Hamilton Island, you

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Image by Peter AitchisonWhat better way to start married life together than a glorious honeymoon scuba diving, snorkelling or enjoying some of Australia’s best – and least crowded – surf. Or perhaps starting married life in a luxury suite, enjoying couples’ massages and taking a dip in your own private plunge pool is at the

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I can’t wait to introduce you to the stunning, elegant and oh so French Spicers Clovelly Estate. Located in the breathtaking mountains on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where you’ll find sweeping views of the coast line, Glasshouse Mountains and Brisbane City on a crisp, clear day.This French inspired Estate will wow and woo you as

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Image via Lillianfels Resort and SpaA honeymoon in the picturesque Blue Mountains is a perfect way to enjoy each other’s company, without paying top dollar for travel insurance or overseas flights. Just being in the Blue Mountains is enough activity for many, with ethereal backdrops and the stunning flora and fauna Australia is known for.

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Nestled high in the Adelaide Hills only a short 15 minute drive from the city centre sits the stunning Mount Lofty House. The stone manor has sweeping views of Piccadilly Valley and beyond that are gorgeous all year round. Established in 1852, it oozes old world charm but with the modern-day conveniences.The manor sits on 18

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A city break is one of the best things about living in the city – so often we get trapped in our daily lives in the suburbs we forget about all the great things a city has to offer. Well Mr Polka and I decided a night away from home was just the ticket for

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It’s no secret that at Polka Dot Bride, we often find ourselves swooning over designer’s new releases – and this was certainly the case recently with the beautiful Grace Loves Lace “Untamed Romance” Collection. But the luxurious silhouettes were not the only images we all fell in love with….the rugged beauty of the Australian bush

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 Image via Niramaya Villas Your big day is approaching and it’s all steam ahead with dress fittings, flower arrangements and table settings, but let’s take a moment to think about those magical days following your wedding – the honeymoon!In Part One of our Honeymoon series, we went through all those planning essentials and now that’s all

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The luxurious Pretty Beach House offers guests an all-inclusive sumptuous escape. Combining the perfect balance of effortless hospitality with an intimate feel and tucked high above the inlets and coves of Bouddi Peninsular rests the elegant Pretty Beach house.Not only does the Pretty Beach House allow you to delve into complete and utter honeymoon bliss

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Ash & JamesA wedding on Hayman Island? How’s that for destination wedding with style? Ash and James chose  Hayman Island so they could marry in one of the greatest parts of the world – in their words “It’s just such a stunningly, naturally beautiful part of Australia, we wanted an excuse to share it with

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Is a holiday enough to change your soul? To ignite your spirit? I certainly didn’t think so, but that was before we headed to Eco Beach, an hour from Broome in August, as part of our Expedia Western Australia travels (read my last part here).This  is not a new story for me, it’s one I

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Kara & BartRecently I spent some time  at a beautiful Western Australian place called Eco Beach Resort, and as a prelude to my stories of my time there I wanted to share this amazing Eco Beach Resort wedding captured by Lakshal Perera. To me it captures the heart and soul of this beautiful place –

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In September, Mr Polka and I were lucky enough to head over to Broome to experience the romance and beauty of this West Australian town. You can read all the details over on the Expedia blog today, but I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of my way of spending 48 hours!Day One:Upon arriving

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A couple of weeks ago, Mr Paisley and I were lucky enough to be treated to a wonderfully indulgent and relaxing mid-week night away, at the lovely Lindenderry at Red Hill Boutique Hotel (just an hour from Melbourne and made particularly easy to reach with the new Peninsula Link freeway).This was truly a “holiday at

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