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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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As we often talk about at Polka Dot Bride, sometimes, it’s the simple things that are the most beautiful. This DIY Foliage Escort Card tutorial is the epitome of that idea.  The materials for this tutorial cost less than ten dollars and it took less than an hour to create.  But the result is beyond

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Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of beautiful boxes of chocolates for your beloved! However, it’s incredibly simple to knock up some Valentine’s Day rocky road which is handmade with love, and will look – and taste – delicious!Tailor your Valentine’s Day rocky road to your chosen recipient (or recipients!), using their favourite toppings, and you’re

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If you’re a lover of blooms and are looking for some gorgeous floral details to add to your big day, why not make your own flower petal confetti? Use your favourite flowers or blooms that will be used in your bouquet, petals from your Nan’s garden or even the stems from a sentimental gift bunch.

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Giving a great gift to newlyweds is a joy because often you’re giving the couple something that they will use or admire forever. And if you’re going to the trouble to get such a lovely gift, you may as well go the whole way and present it beautifully.This is a project that works two-fold; it

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When deciding on favours for your guests, there are many culinary delights as delicious options! If you’re looking for something a little different, and your guests love a bit of heat, why not make your own sweet chilli sauce? There are many different recipes, but we’ve stuck with a simple process which you can tinker

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