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My amazing bridesmaids organised my hens party for me, the only thing I had mentioned was wanting to dress like a 1950’s roller waitress but I had no idea what they would do with that.Images from Nichola’s collectionI had a blast, and I think we all did. The day started at my house for a couple

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I thought I’d drop into Polka Dot Weddings with a video series that popped into my inbox from Vogue Weddings. I don’t know about you, but something I love is reading (or in this case watching) about how couples came to choose the wedding they did.This little behind the scenes video series comes from Vogue

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Image by Nectarine PhotographyJohn and I met just over four years ago. My best friend Kate had been trying to set me up with her boyfriend (now her husband) Pete’s best friend. I wasn’t really keen on the idea of set ups, I thought  it would just be awkward and embarrassing, so I kept saying

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Image by Sheer Image Photography via Beach Picnic Engagement Shoot As I write this, I am sitting on the couch nursing an annoying head cold but excited at the fact that it is our wedding RSVP day today, marking a little under six weeks (really?!) until the big day. At this point in time, I

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Wedding invitations say so much more than just where the wedding is and what time everyone has to rock up. Your invitations are the first impression to the glorious event that will be your wedding day, they set the tone and style of your day and likely something your guests will hold onto as a

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The big question has been popped! Now what about the other important people in our lives who we hope will accept our invitation to stand by our sides as we say ‘I do’ in front of loved ones? I have had the opportunity to be a bridesmaid and see friends be bridesmaids and groomsmen and

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Although our wedding was a little less conventional than normal, I am still an old fashioned girl deep down, and wanted to tick off the old, new, borrowed, blue tradition. I had read somewhere, that borrowing the wedding jewellery of a close girlfriend, who herself is in a happy, loving, supportive marriage, would set a

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Oh, the dress. Or, should I say THE dress. It is one of the most important aspects of the wedding day, saying much about the bride’s style and how she wants to celebrate this important milestone. It is, perhaps, the most iconic garment we will ever wear.I was reluctant to begin shopping for my dress,

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Image source Instagram @poeticandchicSo we had well and truly committed to a surprise wedding but how to choose a wedding dress for a surprise wedding? I knew a traditional bridal gown wasn’t for me. I also knew exactly what style of dress I wanted. So I actually didn’t visit any Bridal boutiques to even try on

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Image by Jonathan Ong via How To Throw A Surprise WeddingWith a date locked in, venue booked, celebrant and photographer organised – we started to discuss whether to tell our families what we were up to. Mark initially said “nup – they can find out on the night and be surprised like everyone else”. Which

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It’s amazing how once you’re engaged, everyone asks “have you set a date yet?” (and I have now discovered that once you’ve set a date and had the wedding, the next question everyone feels they are entitled to ask, is “when are you going to have a baby?”)Mark and I had both agreed we didn’t

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This is a very bubble-centric post. You see, WAY back when, GP and I went to check out our ceremony venue. We were looking at what we could do to the area, what we could use, etc., and were promptly told that we cannot use confetti. I didn’t have any problem with that, because I

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Planning a wedding in 5 months – crazy, huh?! But it’s exactly what I did!Mark and I met in December 2007, at the wedding of a mutual friend. We were the 2 ‘token singles’ seated together, and sparks flew. Despite the many years of friendship shared with the bride and groom, Mark and I had

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