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Venue: Quay / Image: Linda Truong PhotographyWe are entering the final week of our Black Tie Issue, so far covering our favourite venues in Melbourne and Queensland, and now it’s arguably Australia’s most glamorous city, Sydney’s, turn to take centre stage! Today, we have the event gurus and talented stylists at Form Over Function in the

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Image: Free the Bird Photography / Venue: Gardens House Creative Director of Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group, Tommy McIntosh, has put together a list of his top 10 black tie event venues in Melbourne and the surrounding areas today. We figured an industry legend like Tommy is the go-to guy for the best in venues as

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Image by We Are TwineHaving spent my entire life thinking of the perfect wedding day, finally finding my Prince and to see him go down on a bended knee marked a very momentous shift in my very being! I am the girl who has dreamed of this day since I was old enough to understand

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The George BallroomSo, you’re engaged! Once you’ve announced the exciting news to all your loved ones, celebrated together over maybe more than a couple of glasses of Champagne, you’ll eventually land at one of the first steps of wedding planning: selecting a venue. And because it is Black Tie Month on Polka Dot Bride, we

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Hidden in an alley in Perth is Wolf Lane. You can’t miss it – there’s a wolf painted on the wall. But open the door and you’ll fall straight down the rabbit hole into a space filled with stunning whimsical wall paintings and vintage furniture all built around Granny May’s collectibles. There’s a little bit

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Image supplied by The Bell TowerYou’d be hard-pressed to find a better place in the world to get married than in Perth, Western Australia.Blessed with an amazing climate, stunning scenery, easy accessibility and a world-class blend of fascinating heritage and modern innovation, Perth offers couples a huge range of exceptional wedding locations.  But some are

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What a history this beautiful building has had. Rising from the ashes and wearing its history proudly with with the charred marks from its past featured in carefully thought out renovations, The Guildford Hotel nevertheless carries its modern touches with ease. A feast for the eyes if you love atmosphere, the Vaudeville Room, and the

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Wandering through peaceful gardens has to be one of life’s great pleasures. Eden Gardens has been designed as a pleasure garden full of nooks and crannies, different ‘rooms’ with water gardens, an orangery and even a woodland garden – to name just a few of its many lovely features. What a perfect place for a

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We sat down with Karinda Mathison, a superstar wedding coordinator, at Showtime Events to find out what inspires her creatively. Here’s what she had to say… How do you express your creative style in your work? Working for two “blank canvas” venues really give you the freedom to continuously reinvent the feel and look of each

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If you’re a bridal couple with a leaning towards the modern and elegant with the wow factor of brass, marble and New York style loft windows thrown in, then Metropolis Events might just be the perfect venue for your wedding. Overlooking the city with its myriad twinkling lights, the venue itself boasts stylish and chic

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Melbournians are all about being on trend with every aspect of their lives so it was only a matter of time before the traditional “chicken and beef” sit down wedding reception evolved. These days, anything goes for reception styles and catering; the ever so popular long tables with feasting platters are always a winner, or

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Going all out for your big day doesn’t have to mean 10 bridesmaids, 400 guests and a dress to rival the Royal Wedding…. There is an alternative, says Camilla Airs – founder of Findmyperfectvenue.com.au.WedfestThe Coachella of weddings is absolutely achievable, and there’s no better place to make it happen than the stunning Yarra Valley and

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A new wedding ceremony venue and celebrant service has arrived in Melbourne with a bang. Well, with blazing neon lights and rock ‘n’ roll vibes at least! The Altar Electric is offering a real alternative to cookie-cutter registry office weddings and the many little white chapels of Las Vegas elopements (these guys give Elvis a run

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Surrounding Melbourne are food producers, vineyards, artisan food makers and the history of the gold rush days. So it is thrilling that right on our doorstep are two wedding venues that make the most of the surrounding landscape – Bellinzona and Cleveland Winery. Both venues have their beginnings in the 1800’s and exude tradition and

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With this grand building’s rich history of being formerly the Naval and Military Club in the early 1900’s and then the famous Mietta’s in the 1980’s, this venue has been reborn as Alfred Place under the skillful stewardship of Neil Perry’s Rockpool Events & Catering. Now a dedicated event space, these beautifully decorated rooms are

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