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The cooler seasons bring beautifully frosty mornings, the smell of wood burning fires and, of course, weddings that are styled to wintery perfection! If you’re wanting to try a little DIY for your guest favours, give these mulled wine sachets a whirl. They smell like Christmas and are easy to whip together, making them a

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Sweet treats are always a winner, especially during winter. These delicious s’more favours will delight all your friends and family! And even more so if there’s a flame to toast the mallows on! S’mores are a yummy U.S. and Canadian invention, consisting of a roasted marshmallow sandwiched between melty chocolate and sweet biscuits – making

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Decorating for your wedding day or bridal shower can be incredibly effective by using a few simple ingredients. Making use of lengths of greenery to weave ivy wreaths can create a stunning centrepiece!If you’re fortunate to know someone with ivy growing wild in their garden, befriend them immediately! Otherwise, any foliage that is flexible will

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Cooking up favours for your guests is such a wonderfully personal idea! There’s no shortage of delicious recipes, but we’ve created this zingy grape and honey jam to perfectly accompany an Italian feast!Whether you’re wanting to bottle up this tasty jam for guests to take home, or serve it alongside antipasti platters and cheese, it’s

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How sweet is this flower crown made out of the plants du jour, succulents? They’re beautiful for your flower girls and bridesmaids, but would also make a nice statement piece for the bride too. Today Down the Garden Path, a quaint little floral studio in Sydney let us in on the secret to making these

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The best thing about organising a wedding, is that you are in charge of all the fun little details that make the day unique. If the dress code for your wedding is black tie, there is going to be certain things that will be predictable.  Your guests will be looking extra dapper in their black bow

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Embroidered linen napkins with each guest’s first initial is not a quick project ( no siree!), but it is simple and heartfelt. It’s a beautiful way to personalise your reception or event, and adds a little something extra for each guest to take home – a lovely bonus!Buy a bulk lot of napkins (or make

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It’s always good fun to use something so simple to create an impact on your wedding day, especially when it’s a little old school. Reworking these paper fortune tellers in classic thick card, en masse, gives a geometric and clean centrepiece that can be quite dramatic.Using black, white and grey textured card, you can make

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Decorating a cake beautifully can be as simple as making these sugar coated berries and blooms! A tasty and edible decoration, sugar coated berries add a gorgeous touch to any cake, and are absolutely delicious too!Have a forage through your garden for edible herbs and flowers, and then select choice berries to have a play

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If you’re looking for an easy way to create a statement cake for your next soiree, these dried pineapple petals are absolutely perfect. Using a variety of fruits to make a cascade of pretty petals on your delicious cake is simple and yummy, and will have your guests most impressed!These dried fruit petals work best

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When I heard Polka Dot Bride was celebrating all things ‘cake’ this month, I’m not going to lie, I was a little excited. A cake, in any form is a celebration, simply by virtue of its being. A birthday cupcake delivered by a thoughtful friend, a Christmas Cake shared with loved ones and of course,

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Image by Altura StudioWhen decorating a gorgeous venue, sometimes it can feel overwhelming trying to fill large, empty spaces. This easy torn fabric garland tutorial will show two different ways to create effective decor, and with very little expertise needed! Imagine a ceiling filled with gorgeous fluttering garlands, or an outdoor ceremony framed by your own

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When it comes to wedding decor, inspiration can arrive in so many different ways. Sometimes I’m inspired by a wedding I have seen on Polka Dot Bride, flipping through Instagram or in the pages of a bridal magazine.  Other times I’m inspired by other events I attend in person and think ‘that looks beautiful, I

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If you love the smell of a herb garden and the idea of bringing the outdoors in, then you’re in luck! Try your hand at making these easy smudge sticks, and you’ll be rewarded with the most incredible aromas, both as you make them and as they smoke away. Make this your new flower crown

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You can let your imagination run wild with this tutorial, styling it to match your event theme. Play with different flavour combinations (add ginger, or coconut), different types of petals and with different colourings – or use milk or dark chocolate – to achieve a stunning product that fits magnificently with your wedding!What You Will

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