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Anthea & JoshWe talk a lot at Polka Dot Bride about how changing plans might just lead to the best wedding day memories, and for Anthea and Josh when their elegant country wedding turned into rain, mud-filled day in the country, that could not hold more true. “We had a farm wedding and just wanted

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Dane & BenWe get a lot of garden weddings here on Polka Dot Bride, but today’s wedding, of Dan and Ben, is truly special. One could be mistaken (in fact, many onlookers were!) that this wedding actually took place in the Italian countryside, but no. this bright & beautiful garden wedding unfolded right here in

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Kairsten & AndrewAs we sadly farewell The Colour Issue (sob) we have one last wedding full of beautiful bright beauty. A rainbow wedding gown that is what dreams are utterly made of, a gorgeous garden setting and plenty of gorgeous handmade details all combining for the most splendid of garden occasions. And this one? It’s

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Tracey & KeithWith a focus on florals and fun, colour and warmth, and making sure the day was relaxed, Tracey and Keith created a weekend away that thrilled their family and friends. Pastels with bright pops of pigment and a sequin covered wedding gown are just some of the details we adore! Justin Aveling was

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Nathalie & BenA beautiful setting combined with a wonderful couple makes for one amazing wedding! Nathalie and Ben chose the backdrop of Margan Wines – and even in the height of winter, the sun shone and the beauty of the day was palpable. The couple chose Keegan Cronin to capture the moments of bliss –

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Angela and ThibaudI am always smitten with a love story that is simple, a wedding where the focus is not on endless details (as much as I love them), but instead on honest moments. For Angela and Thibaud, their day was filled with romance, it was filled with stories, champagne toasts, puppy dogs and gorgeous

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My husband Tyler and I got married on the 17th of March, 2018. I was one of those little girls who dreamed about her wedding day… For as long as I can remember, I have been saving photos and gathering inspiration for my very own “big day.” So as soon as my husband proposed, I

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Tayla & JamesWith many gorgeous handmade details and heartfelt moments, this lower Hunter Valley country wedding is a dream! Set in the beautiful grounds of Walka Water Works, not even a cold and grey day could dampen the joy that came as Tayla and James were pronounced husband and wife. Ava Me Photography captured the day.The bride

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Luke & AnnalisaA mix of the old and the new, plus a few shades of blue made up Luke and Annalisa’s gorgeous Hunter Valley wedding.Built in 1909, The Convent provided a unique and elegant backdrop for Luke and Annalisa as they prepared for the ceremony with their bridal party.Easy-listening music filled the air as Annalisa

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Stephanie & DaniilDaniil and I met in at the bar in Estonia. No, not that kind of bar! The ballet barre! I had just signed my first ever professional ballet contract and had to attend my first company class, I stood next to him in the studio that day and continued to take the same

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Amanda & AdamA day of simple celebration was on the cards as Amanda and Adam tied the knot in an intimate Bistro Molines wedding. The couple,  who chose the beautiful Hunter Valley for their wedding day, were joined by Solas Weddings. They focused on their commitment to each other and joined their guests for a

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Lisa & KenPeony season is always much loved in Australia and I always adore when my inbox starts to fill with photos of the gorgeous fluffy blooms. So you know I adored the bright and bold peonies in Lisa and Ken’s peony-filled Hunter Valley wedding. Combining the bright coral pink with pale grey and the

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Ebony & HeathWhen Ebony and Heath got married, they wanted an intimate day with just their nearest and dearest. Their elegant Australian country wedding was held on a stunning Hunter Valley property circa the 1830s. They married in the garden and then dined at long tables under glorious festoon lights. Kait Photography was there to

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Rain became a constant companion through our wedding journey! (photo courtesy of Waterfield Photography)

Lauren & JohnAfter proposing to my long time girlfriend, I thought my duty was done. In the movies, the man gets down on one knee, the girl says ‘yes’ and the credits roll. Having never had my own wedding before, I had always assumed it would be a pretty straightforward affair like a graduation party or

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Jeanette, Andrew & JerseyAndrew’s proposal was a complete surprise; he had booked a trip to New Zealand which he kept secret from me. He told me we were going to the coast with some friends for a few days. Next minute I was on a plane to New Zealand. He proposed over breakfast at our

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