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Image by Jessica Prince Photography via  Tayla Jo & Shawn’s Rustic Country Providence WeddingUntil you begin planning your own wedding, the idea of choosing your menu seems like a task easily conquered. But when you get down to it, this might just be one of the trickiest details you’ll face. Hors d’oeuvres versus a sit-down meal, allergies

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When you live in Melbourne everyone knows about the Collingwood Children’s Farm. It’s the place to go on the weekends to cuddle the animals and enjoy great food and time out in a country atmosphere – and yet it is only 5 kilometres from the CBD. And as time goes on, we’re all starting to

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Is the cliché question of “chicken or fish?” at weddings soon to be a relic of the past?The Plaza Ballroom‘s Executive Chef David Ricardo certainly hopes so. “Everyone’s been to functions and knows what the food is usually like. We like to go the other direction and show what the food can be,” says the

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When we think of Italian grazing tables, abundance always springs to mind. Shady trees, rustic tables and chairs, lots of family and friends and above all laughter, red wine and great food. Tables groaning with homemade salamis, cheeses and pickled goods – helping ourselves to the feast, and shielding ourselves from the summer sun. What

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The Rosina Courtyard by Bursaria. Image by The White TreeImage by Love Katie & Sarah via Sacha and Mick’s Summer Abbotsford Convent WeddingAfter the ceremony comes the celebration! Embrace the cocktail hour with these ten bite-sized indulgences by Bursaria Fine Foods to tempt your guests. Canapés allow you to mingle with family and friends and are the

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 Image: Vanessa Norris Photography  / Function Space: The Rosina Room at the Abbotsford Convent Here at Polka Dot Bride, we get to collaborate and celebrate the work of the very best in the Aussie wedding industry. The vendors we speak to are in the ‘hot seat’ of emerging trends, styles and unique ideas that are inspiring

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We love nothing more than when some of the best in the wedding business put their creative minds together for a styled shoot that is a feast for the eyes! Ana from Your Private Chef tells me that “this was a creative collaboration with some amazing suppliers that I love working with.” This glorious shoot

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There’s something about the fun of a barbeque that lets everyone relax and have a good time. Hernan of Senor BBQ brings to the humble barbeque an extra spark of fun with his Argentinian background of charcoal grilling whole lambs, chorizo, ribs, chicken – even vegetables. There’s nothing like that smokey flavour of food cooked

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Image by Anton JadrijevicWe asked one of our favourite caterers, Your Private Chef, to share the yummy wedding food trends that everyone is eating up in 2017. I hope you’re not hungry while reading this because these dishes are set to ignite some serious cravings…Bon appetit!Food Trend Alert: Doughnut WallsTake that little ball of doughy joy,

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Dripping with tradition, and a long history of learning reflected in the magnificent heritage buildings, the University of Sydney plays host to weddings and events with a touch of old world glamour. Situated within the precinct is HostCo the caterer for the many weddings and events held here, but far from being stuffy and uptight,

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Catering exclusively for 3 elegant venues, Bursaria Fine Foods offers a wedding experience second to none. With an experienced wedding team to help you plan your day down to finest detail, you can be assured that your day will be one to remember – not only for you, but for your guests as well. But

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Have a van – will travel. And that’s what this cute blue Fat Cats kitchen on wheels does. From this little van is served all manner of delights catering weddings and events big and small. From Festival Dinner menus to Taco Feast and Cocktail menus as well as Wedding Share Plates, Adrian is committed to

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Image of Sophie and Sean’s Christmas Hills wedding by Corey Wright PhotographyFor at least eight months of the year, outdoor events are the feature of our runsheet board here at Your Private Chef. And while the majority of outdoor events are a rustic dining style in buffet or BBQ formats, we certainly don’t limit this

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Sometimes when the stresses of life and organising a wedding are too much, it is wonderful to have in your corner, dedicated people who will do it all for you. Cuisine on Cue based in Brisbane, is one such company. Not only do they work with an amazing array of function spaces – think  Old

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At Fat Cats Van, we’ve catered for a multitude of weddings and other events in and around Melbourne and we truly love collaborating on unique menus to suit your event and budget. Running an event smoothly is second nature to us (we love it!) – here are a few of our “tips and tricks” that

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