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Engagement & Proposal Wisdom

Image by Pure Mac Photography  via Micaela & Lach’s Murray River Engagement SessionAs a marriage celebrant I hear many couples engagement stories every single week – and the anecdotal evidence I hear, matches the statistics we can all read about: couples these days are waiting longer to get married. They’ve usually been together for many years by

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Image: Ava Me Photography. Via Tayla & James's Lower Hunter Valley Country Wedding

Ava Me Photography Via Tayla & James’s Lower Hunter Valley Country WeddingIt’s proposal month here at Polka Dot Groom and we’re celebrating one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Without a proposal, nothing else falls into place!But how to make that moment memorable? There are so many variables out there, I’d always suggest you

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Image via Evoke PhotographyMost girls will drop hints and share their perfect engagement ring dreams with their boyfriend, making his job of choosing the ring a breeze… but some girls don’t!For the few unlucky guys who find themselves in this situation… we feel you. How do you know what she likes? How do you (genuinely)

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As we are celebrating all things proposals this month, we knew we had to round up some of our favourites, so we have plenty of proposal fun coming your way, We’ve done the hard work for you and today? We encourage you to get out the tissues because we’ve got ten of our favourite tearjerker

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Image by Thom MilkovicJane’s surprise Brisbane proposal went off with a bang – quite literally! With Tin popping the question amidst an incredible fireworks display. Today Jane tells us all about her romantic proposal.“Tin and I have known each other since high school however it wasn’t until we were reintroduced by our best friends, Donna

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 To all future grooms! If you are keen to propose, but lack imagination and the “styling” element needed to really nail the surprise and beauty of a proposal AND you think a dreamy, fairytale style is up her alley, then take out your pen and paper and take note!Proposals don’t need to happen in a

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Image via Wim KantonaProposals can be tricky things. They have a lot of layers. No doubt the most difficult aspect is deciding that the time is right to pop the question.And once you’ve got that locked down, then you’ve got to start thinking about the ring. Do you go it alone and buy one? Or

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Neale and Maciej How did you meet? Neale: We met in London. We both lived there for about 10 years. Some might know the bar in Clapham (South London) called ‘The Two Brewers’. It was Halloween weekend. I walked in the door of the bar after leaving a house party with friends and immediately saw

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Image by Soul Photography via Our Love StoryFrom procuring the services of a skywriter to professing one’s love on live radio, engagement stories are often as interesting as they are varied. Some suitors opt for deserted, tropical beaches, others are drawn to the bright city lights of Paris. Many prefer to keep the whole thing close to home

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Image by Sonja C Photography via Leigh and Craig’s Sweet Sydney EngagementWhether you’ve bought the ring and decided when to propose, or are just thinking about dropping and popping in the near future, there are a few generic clichés to avoid. After all, getting engaged is a huge occasion in your life, you’ve only got

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Image by Mint Photography via Melissa & Sean's Secret Garden in Sydney

Image by Mint Photography via Melissa & Sean’s Secret Garden Engagement in SydneyHello, prospective groom. Firstly, let me say congratulations on making the decision to propose.It’s a big idea and one that I’m sure you haven’t come to lightly.But now that you find yourself here, let’s make sure you don’t stuff it up!I’ve compiled a

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Image by Shoshana Kruger Photography via Modern Warehouse Engagement Party with Moody FloralsThe pressure to create a proposal moment to be remembered and retold forever more can make the whole situation feel pretty stressful. But it’s important to remember that even without the flash mob and the fireworks your partner will cherish that special moment

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Image by Brown Paper Parcel Photography via Anna and Murray’s Rustic Mill WeddingSo you’ve found the love of your life, scoped out some rings, and are busy planning the perfect proposal. Well done; these are no mean feats. One thing that has to be playing on your mind is whether or not to ask for your future father

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This is it fellas – these are Australia’s most naturally romantic spots to propose to your love! Having formed these gorgeous love heart shaped locations in anticipation, Mother Nature is already on your side. Your future spouse will think you are the absolute sweetest for having arranged such a perfect place to ask for their

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Image from Arthur’s Seat Lookout at night via Dream ViewsTrying to think of a place to propose to your partner? Have you thought of a scenic lookout? You may not realise it, but it’s the ultimate proposal setting; it sets the mood with breathtaking scenery, fresh air and seclusion. You have the opportunity to be

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