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Birch & Wattle

A farewell party that was only just the beginning. When Anna and Jonathan met on Anzac Day 2012 at the going away of a mutual friend, they were instantly drawn to each other. Two countries, two cultures, two languages, but despite their differences, they gave their love a chance.Married in a traditional ceremony at St

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Polly & ChristosFor us, a sentimental detail, woven throughout a wedding day is one of our favourite things. For Polly and Christos, it was the presence of dahlias and hydrangea, blooms which featured heavily in the first bouquet Christos ever bought Polly, which wove their way throughout their beautiful day. Even the date was sentimental

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Celebrating all things black tie we wanted to make sure we covered all our bases and this beautiful makeup (and accompany hairstyle!) from the dream team behind our rose quartz style wedding inspiration shoot seemed the most natural way to do it!We took to one of Sydney’s most grand venues, The Refectory & Drawing Room – Host Co –

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It has been some time since we published our first Natural Bridal Makeup Tutorial but it still remains a favourite, not just for us but for you! Today, we are back, sharing a smokey eye version that gives something a little darker and more glam without losing that gorgeous natural styling.The lovely Katherine Eleyce (Ms

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We love a dreamy romantic hairstyle here at Polka Dot Bride and next up in our tutorial series is this romantic bun bridal up-do.After creating Ella’s gorgeous natural romantic makeup look, this softly crafted bun is the finishing touch to her look, and is beautiful for a relaxed wedding, or a fresh take on a

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The second hair tutorial in our natural bride series (catch the first one here) is all about the modern ponytail. I love how chic this hairstyle can look, working with an elaborate gown or even more a simple style.Gone are the days when pony tails were reserved for school girls with bows and ribbons. The

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One of the requests we get the most is how to style a beautiful natural bridal makeup style and continuing with our natural bridal style shoot (see our Luminous Waves Tutorial), we teamed up with some of our favourite Polka Dot vendors to pull together today’s look.We decided on natural beauty for this collection of

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To look at images and feel captured by the moment is the essence for me, of seeing into the lives of the people in the image for one moment in time. Captured by Pavel (now known as Birch & Wattle Photography) photographs images with a clarity of style that allows us to peer into the

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We love a natural bride makeup style here and  I am so excited for today’s post which bring together Polka Dot vendors to create gorgeous tutorials you can use on your wedding day, or for your own special occasion.Today we’re starting right at the beginning with a gorgeous luminous waves tutorial. This look is a

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Trishna & SanjeevI love how the engagement shoot of Trishna and Sanjeev is literally right on the harbour. Their harbourside engagement photos make the most of the sea beaten rocks and moody tones of the ocean. They teamed up with Captured by Pavel to give their international friends and family a glimpse of what they

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  1. We love destination weddings! There’s something about escaping to that special place with your closest family and friends to celebrate one of the most exciting events in your life; they also make for dreamy photos too!2. Kombi wedding cars Kombi Weddings – such a cool way to travel to your wedding!3. Jimmy Choo bridal

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Jody & AndrewJody & Andrew wanted a modern taken on a midsummer’s night dream wedding. They wanted their guests to experience the same sense of wonder and magic as Jody had when she’d seen a production of A Midsummers Night Dream in the gardens many years before. A day of magic was filled with incredible

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