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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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Having spent the night underneath the star-filled inky sky of the Whitsundays, we were flown by chopper over the iconic heart reef to none other than Hamilton Island. With more than 10 stunning ceremony locations and 15 amazing reception venues, Hamilton Island really has so much to offer prospective bride and grooms.Ceremony OptionsLooking forward to sinking

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Anna and CaseyAnna and Casey chose the stunning Villa Botanica for their wedding day, indulging their guests in incredible scenery, incredible food and a whole lotta love! The day was captured by Milque Photography & Films who captured both photographs and a film for the couple’s memories set against the incredible Whitsundays.Anna chose a crystal

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Maree and JulianHayman Island has got to have one of the most incredible backdrops and it makes perfect sense to hold a wedding there- just like Maree and Julian did! Their celebration was captured by Stephen Govel Photography .Maree tells their story. “We first met in early 2012 at the wedding of friends of ours.

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Jay and TeaganOn the 12th of October I married by best friend and it was the most amazing day ever – but that story will have to wait since I don’t have the photos back yet!After our wedding we weren’t in a position to take a huge amount of time off work for our honeymoon,

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Not everyone gets to have two honeymoons, but we were lucky enough to do just that. And after planning our wedding in 5 short months, we felt we deserved it!!The compromise we made, by having a surprise wedding – was that we wouldn’t be able to go on a big overseas honeymoon straight away. Logistically

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