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Mothers & Fathers

With Mothers Day just around the corner, what better time to wrap up some of our favourite treats for the marvellous mothers in our lives? While we know a hot cup of tea and quiet, rewarding chats are the best presents, sometimes you want a little something more as a token of your gratitude- and

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Anthea Crawford has long been a well-loved fixture in the Australian fashion industry and one of those names that are known for beautiful design.With her elegant sense of style, proudly made in Melbourne (let’s be honest, a rarity these days!) for more than 40 years, we’re delighted to share one of the brand’s recent collection that

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We’re back with the third of our gift guide series for 2017! And today, we’re sharing one of our new additions. A gift guide for mothers and fathers.I always find these two people really difficult to buy for – not only during the festive season but on big momentous days like weddings too. The simple act

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We’re all about the love at Polka Dot Bride and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be kicking off the first in a series of gift guides – this one is all about memorable mother of the bride gifts (mother of the grooms coming very soon!)For me, a good sentimental gift is all about something

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I love showcasing the talent of Australian designers and if there is one who has stood the test of time and always been a fixture on the Australian fashion landscape – it’s Anthea Crawford.Since 1976, the Anthea Crawford brand has always been about sophistication and the Autumn offerings show off the deep rich tones of

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It’s Fathers Day for many this weekend, so today, we’re taking a moment to honour the fathers in our lives with a roundup of beautiful father of the bride (& groom!) photos.My dad is the light of my life. No one makes me dream as big, pushes me as hard to achieve my dreams or

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When I got the latest look books from the George Gross, G2 By George Gross and Harry Who collections I thought the items made really stylish mother of the bride outfits. Mother of the bride outfits are always thought of as having a certain “look” even my own mother and I have come to call

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It’s time to welcome back the wise one in my family- Mother Polka Dot. The one who plaited my hair when I was growing up, who wiped my tears and who gave me the warmest hugs. Not only is she the most beautiful women you’ll ever meet but she’s always up for with a cup

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It’s time for another round from the wise, much loved, creator of the best chicken soup in the world, mother of a polka dot, long time married Mother Polka Dot! You can read previous musings from Mother Polka by clicking here.Over the years at girls’ gossip sessions and coffee mornings, I have listened with silent

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 19th 2008Today we have a very special guest blogger. Papa Polka Dot! Papa Polka Dot married in the seventies and is visiting Polka Dot Groom today to tell us about his experiences as a groom.Ms Polka (my daughter) has asked that I recall my experience ‘of the olden

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Mother Polka is back again today, on the subject of families, creating a family unit and working out all the emotions that go with it! We call this series of posts, by my wonderful mother (a veteran of marriage of over 35 years) “Mother Polka’s Musings“. You can read more of her musings here.When you

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In case you’re new to the blog, you may not have met my mother. My mother, the most amazing woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, often is on the other end when I talk about Polka Dot Bride (because Mr Polka Dot can only take so much, let’s be honest!) and being

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Being aware of money, beyond the amount you get in your pay cheque every fortnight is crucial if you want to be the master of your own destiny, financially.The usual things like setting up a system that works for you, to ensure that bills are  budgeted for and paid on time,  working out with your

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