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I’m not sure if there’s anything more breathtaking than a wedding dress that’s been created from scratch using the world’s finest fabrics and is exactly what the bride envisioned wearing on her special day. We love that the talented team at d’Italia kickstarts this process for brides, and without the designer fee. This is also perfect

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If you’ve ever dreamt of having a classic car transport you to your wedding, you really need to know about Triple R Luxury Car Hire. That is, if you don’t already! Their name is synonymous with car hire in Melbourne. Triple R is a family business with over three decades of experience and have provided

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Ever felt awkward as soon as someone holds up a camera? So many of us have. And that’s why I adore Louisa Jones’ approach to photographing people. She wants her couples to feel at ease and awesome, because that way it will show in the photos. Today we chat to Louisa of Louisa Jones Photography

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Happy Monday! Is there a better way to start the working week than by poring over incredibly beautiful engagement and wedding rings? Today we’re chatting to Paul Stewart, head designer and jeweller at APS Jewellery. We love that Paul’s passion for Art Deco design, scared geometric art and coloured gemstones shines so brightly through his

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Gabbinbar Homestead is such a special place to get married. Established in 1863, this historic estate is completely private and secluded, and exclusively yours on you big day. It’s such a picturesque property, and we were itching to find out more about it. Today, Allysha Hannant (the venue’s Wedding and Event Planner) runs us through

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Today’s interviewee has a heart of gold. After witnessing a lot of her friends get married, she realised that, despite the celebrants being total pros, they didn’t seem to be a good ‘fit’. So Nicola trained to be a celebrant to offer couples something different. She understands that weddings should be as unique and diverse

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Poring over Matt’s work is such a delight. A self-proclaimed “big softy that craves great love stories and people with genuine connections”, you can see these elements at the forefront of his images. Try to look at them without smiling or feeling something. It’s impossible. And so special. Capturing the real moments and connections that

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A handcrafted, locally sourced menu for your wedding? Ah, yes please! Today we’re chatting to Katie Clough of the fabulous Fourside Food Design + Events. They approach each event individually, providing a customised catering experience that is simply awesome. Fourside prides themselves on doing things differently and work with Melbourne’s top event experts, producers and

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Scroll through today’s Expert Interview and your breath will be taken away. Love You More gowns are absolutely to die for and “effortlessly beautiful”. Then read Kim’s answers and you’ll realise that oh-so much time, care and love goes into these dresses – there’s nothing effortless about the process in bringing these dream dresses to life.

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When a celebrant describes themselves as a ‘love hustler’, ‘wedding whisperer’ and a ‘party starter’, you know you’re going to have a fun and unique event! That’s exactly what you’ll get with Jo Booth Event Celebrant. Her energy and enthusiasm for her job shines through in today’s interview. With a background in event management, Jo

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There’s something simply magical about venues that let their beautiful, natural outdoor settings do the shining and set the scene for everything else. We adore the relaxed elegance of Montalto, and that its restaurant sits in harmony with its surroundings. With its floor to ceiling windows, it really takes advantage of its stunning views over

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One of the things I love about putting together our Expert Interview series is basking in the enthusiasm and passion people have for their jobs! Edric Taing, owner of Melbourne-based SH Jewellery, is definitely one of those people. He is also a fountain of knowledge, which makes total sense considering that SH has an education-first philosophy.

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Here at Polka Dot Bride, we love telling stories. This goes beyond writing pretty words. We actually jump up and down with excitement when images tell a couple’s wedding day story, with all the beautiful details intertwined. We also relish in the small, quiet, often unnoticed moments. A look. A touch. The tears. The laughter.

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Working on The Green Issue has been such a joy. Talking to and learning from eco-friendly wedding vendors has truly been eyeopening. I love that no matter who we are or what we do, we can always find ways to do things better, smarter and that have less of a negative impact on the environment.Today

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My wedding guilty pleasure is definitely bridesmaid attire. I love the variety: the different colours, fabrics, lengths, and also styles (how good are jumpsuits?). I adore when bridesmaids mix and match patterns, when there is a special meaning behind the colours chosen, or simply when the dresses work super well with the overall theme of

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