polkadotbride Before I fall asleep after our flight home, one last photo that I couldn't share due to no internet! Our final two days in the Cook Islands were spent on Aitutaki. Everyone had hyped this outer island up so much I was sure we were going to be disappointed but it lived up to all its glory- starting with the colours which really are as vibrant in person as they are in photos, no need for Photoshop. To the private honeymooners accommodation we stayed in, the intense learning curve in the cultural village and the sadly stormy weather that just broke out the sunshine for our trip to One Foot Island x Ms Polka @cookislands #cookislands #aitutaki #outtherestartshere 5h

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polkadotbride Would not be adverse to a full set of these polka dot plates with tea cup and saucers from @robertgordonaustralia under my Christmas tree please Santa? (especially when they're put next to the Myer own brand polka dot glassware) #robertgordon #polkadot 11h

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polkadotbride A day of discovery in #Melbourne today. Love this city. Ms Gingham x 14h

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polkadotbride It's time to get the party started and this week's #cocktailfriday is aptly titled the "Vanilla Vodka & Lime Party Starter" Head to polkadotmade.com and click on "Cocktail Friday" to see even more recipes! One shot (45 mls) of Vanilla Vodka (I like to keep my bottle in the freezer). Lemonade Squeeze of fresh lime juice Lime wedge to garnish

Put some ice cubes in a short glass. Add the vodka, lemonade and squeeze in the lime.

Finish with a wedge of lime!

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polkadotbride Love decorating for Christmas! These little guys make the cutest addition to my flowers today! Ms Gingham x 2d

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polkadotbride Morning Tea is a Lemon Cake 🍋 #MsHarlequin #egons #citrusknowsbest 2d

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polkadotbride And suddenly all other crackers fade into oblivion.... #christmascrackers #karenwalker #polkadots 3d

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polkadotbride So inspired by this gorgeous bouquet image from @everylastdetailblog that we had t make a Christmas colour palette out of it! (Photo by @amphotostudio and bouquet by @kaciecooper) 4d

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polkadotbride In true Cook Island style we snorkeled here yesterday before having a fish BBQ on the beach. We visited some of the local producers later in the day(more on that coming up) and today we are scoping out the island's best wedding sites before flying to Aitutaki tomorrow. What I love most about these "work trips" is seeing a place as it is, the four walls of a hotel room are great (especially here) but the real joy for me is trying things I never would if I was traveling for my own holiday. That experience ? It's been magic and I can't wait to share more! X Ms Polka @cookislands #cookislands #outtherestartshere 4d

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polkadotbride Golden Christmas sparkle in a random corner. Love looking and seeing sparkle everywhere this time of year 4d

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polkadotbride Is there anything better than balloon bunting? I don't think so!!!! #letscelebrate Ms Gingham x 5d

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polkadotbride Praise be to dukkah with no fennel 🌜Ms Harlequin #nofennel #notever 5d

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polkadotbride The Polka Dot office is officially on holidays but before Mr Polka and I switch off we have two more polka projects to go! Researching @thecookislands this week as a honeymoon destination. This morning we headed to church and joined the congregation in a traditional Cook Island church service which was a truly special experience. Can't wait to see what else is in store x Ms Polka @cookislands #cookislands #outtherestartshere 6d

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polkadotbride So ABS statistics notes that last years marriage rate was at a record low on Australia. What do you think? How is it unfolding for you ? X Ms Polka #weddingstatistic 1w

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polkadotbride How can a little tabby cat touch the lives of so many? This story by @Sassstudios made me a little teary and reminded me that even when we feel small and insignificant we must never forget that we can still impact other people. rip #sugarwharfcat 1w

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polkadotbride Starting the countdown to Christmas this Friday with this recipe for a spiked frangelico egg nog! Mmmmmmmm ....
#cocktailfriday #frangelico #eggnog #christmas #yuletide

Ingredients:
6 egg yolks
3 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup sugar
Frangelico Liquer to taste

Method:
Whip up the egg yolks and sugar in a saucepan, place over medium heat and add 2 of the 3 cups of milk. Cook stirring continuously until it comes to a slow simmer. Remove from heat, stir in the remaining milk and the cream. Refrigerate. Pour over ice and a shot of frangelico to serve!

More cocktail recipes on http://www.polkadotbride.com/category/made/cocktail-friday/

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polkadotbride Want to know what made it to the top posts of 2014 on Polka Dot Bride? We're dishing the dirt on polkadotbride.com today! This beauty from @jkoprek- an all white wedding at #Luminaire with @thethreepiecesuit @thebiggroupinstagram @harrythehirer @lover was one of your favourite posts of the year! 1w

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polkadotbride Santa is busy today! Ms Gingham x #merrychristmas 1w

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polkadotbride Enough with turning the heater on in December! I'm summertime dreaming! X Ms Polka 1w

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polkadotbride Ah sunset and your magical glow! This gorgeous bride married her gorgeous husband at Bendooley Estate. They included plenty of their own Serbian traditions on their day- including making a boutonniere for every single guest (120!) Gemma Clarke captured this beautiful celebration #wedding #bride 1w

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