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Image courtesy of Deep Grey Wedding PhotographyTry as I might, I couldn’t look away. At least five people were crowded around a tall, slender girl standing on a podium in a drop-waisted white gown.  A heated argument was in full swing about what, exactly, would suit the willowy bride.“Well will she be having a black

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We should probably establish upfront that no matter how carefully you put contingency plans in place, how many hours you spend fretting and planning, or how many skilled experts you surround yourself with, something will go wrong. Probably a few things will go wrong. But you’re a super bride. You’re not going to let some

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Photos by SugarLove Weddings from Rosalind and Blake – The Celebration With wedding season in full swing, I imagine that plenty of wedding invitations are currently making their way through the mail system, soon to be arriving in a mailbox near you. In an effort to assist in the answering of the all too familiar

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 Image via Decisions Decisions … by Belinda Fettke Photography“Do you like lace?” the sales woman asked, gesturing towards a full-length lace gown and wearing an expression that clearly said, “Are we there yet?”.“No, not at all”, I replied, trying to be as polite as possible whilst hiking up my fishtail gown and making a desperate

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I have been a bridesmaid before – when I was 17 and thought it was just a big party in a pretty dress. But it wasn’t until I was a bridesmaid again recently that I wished I had done things differently when I was the bride. So in this article I hope to provide some

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Image courtesy of Photocity Wedding PhotographyThe decision to change your name after marriage is a completely personal choice. Before I got married, I was asked what I thought was a very easy question to answer – “Why do you want to change your name?” I answered immediately with “Because I want to take my husband’s surname”. The

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When I was younger I had this wedding fantasy.  It was amazingly perfect, but aren’t they all? A predawn ceremony, on an island, on a lake, outside, in the middle of winter, on a Tuesday … in Northern Canada. Imagine walking to the ceremony on lake ice, with little candles lining the snow cleared path,

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Kylene (a photographer herself) had some wise words of wisdom for other brides when she married her husband Ryan. (See her wedding day on Polka Dot Bride )Being a photographer herself (Forever By Kylene Photography) Kylene’s advice relates to one of the lasting memories of the day.“All of this would be a fading memory if

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When Leah married Ben (see their wedding on Polka Dot Bride) in a countryside ceremony just outside Sydney- the heavens opened!Leah’s words of wisdom stayed with me,” While many couples hope for sunshine on their wedding day, we had the direct opposite; however the poor weather only made the day more memorable. The most important

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Chelsea was a bride who had such fantastic style plus a wedding full of paper cranes, always a winner with me! (See her wedding to Mark on Polka Dot Bride)Chelsea’s inspired words? “Mum’s best friends came to stay with her the week of the wedding and have made a video diary of the week and

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The first official real wedding we featured was of Kate and Scott in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley. It was so full of love and joy and I still love looking over the gorgeous photographs! (See it on Polka Dot Bride)What made Kate’s wedding special? “It sounds cliché, but our wedding day was truly a reflection of us –

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I thought the best way to kick off Polka Dot Weddings was to share with you some wise words that have struck me from past brides.  Suzie recently married Rey (see their wedding on Polka Dot Bride) and offered these words of wisdom.“I can say that no matter how much planning you do, there are just

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