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Friday Roundup

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My oh my what a week it has been! I can’t quite believe that it’s already time for Friday Roundup, I feel like it’s only Monday!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

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1.Shoe Crush Sunday – Metallics  2.Real Wedding New Zealand Garden Wedding 3.Double Decker Fun 4.Real Wedding Red Spiced Melbourne Garden Wedding 5.It’s all about winter wedding on today’s Ask Ms Polka Dot


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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? With Little Black Booth 2.Vendor’s Favourite – Chanele Rose Flowers 3.Weddings In Far North Queensland 4.Unity Ceremonies 5. NEW! Top Ten: Night Shots


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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1.Etsy Roundup – Ceramic Cake Stands 2.Tuesday Type – Yummo 3.Fabric Scrap Wreath & Paper Covered Tins 4.Cocktail Friday – Valentino

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This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

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1.Honeymooning in the Nation’s Capital 2.Snowy Honeymoon Destinations 3.Things To Pack: On The Slopes

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

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1.A Groom’s Speech - Possibly the coolest speech of all time! 2.The sweetest memory of a wedding day 3. Scott’s classic groom style.

Around the wedding world this week….

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Lisa Gowing is moving back to her flagship showroom on the corner of New South Head Road and Ocean Avenue, Edgecliff. After 5 years operating out of her design studio nearby, Lisa will be back in business at 218 New South Head Road from July 5th. This gorgeous new showroom will accommodate all of Lisa’s demi-couture gowns and accessories including her new CHANTILLY collection. This must anticipated collection will be available at the July Open Days on July 13th and 14th. Check our events calendar for further open day dates.

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Our first winner announcement is the winner of our Prior Engagement $250 gift voucher giveaway! Congratulations Alys!

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Winner winner pork belly dinner! The winner of our White Runway competition is also ready to be announced! The White Runway team narrowed it down to three responses but finally chose Lisa as their winner! Congratulations Lisa I will be in touch soon for your details!
Lisa said “The Black Swan Dress in black will look exquisite on my girls. I am having a 1950s-themed wedding with black, ivory and a splash of red. The girls will wear this dress with classic black peep toes and diamond drop earrings. They will have their hair in a loose side bun, have red lips and hold nothing but red roses.”

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Do you remember the incredible barn wedding of Stephanie and Joseph? (more here)

The lovely lovely family who own the barn (Hi Leonard!) are opening it up for bookings! For your wedding! Hooray! The barn is on a certified organic property at Narangba, just north of Brisbane. There’s a space for your ceremony and the barn which can hold up to 120 wedding guests. It’s a little rustic, very eco friendly and such a fun location for a wedding! To find out more details call the Constantini family on 0415 110 711 or visit their website.


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  Parisian wedding planner Wedding Light Events are holding a engaged/wedding photoshoot giveaway.. In Paris! Imagine having photos with your beloved on your honeymoon in front of the Eiffel Tower? or  St Germain des Prés?  What a beautiful way to spend a trip in Paris! Winners also get a “Parisian Gift basket” with engraved love locks, champagne and French pastries. Also included is styling and organizational help from the WLE Team on the day of the shoot. Check our their blog for full details on how to enter.


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The lovely Amy-Nelson Blain has launched a brand new website! Showcasing more of Amy’s work in a very beautiful way the website is a feast for the eyes! Check it out here


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Baccini & Hill are celebrating the end of the financial year with a massive sale at their brand new location! Held on Saturday 30th of June and Sunday 1st of July, designer gowns are priced from $500, bridesmaids gowns from $100 and flowergirl dresses from $75 and there will be 15% off all new orders store wide. Make sure to contact the store to book your appointment!

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Photographers And A Day are giving away a photography package to one lucky couple! The giveaway includes everything from an engagement shoot, wedding coverage and a DVD of your images! Check out their blog post for full details.

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To celebrate the release Fiona Lowe’s Boomerang Bride, Harlequin Australia are giving away a Sophia Tolli designed wedding gown, valued at AU$2500, to one lucky bride-to-be! The competition opens on Sunday and you can find out more details by visiting the Harlequin website.

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Online wedding stationers, Wedding Paper Divas are offering Polka Dot Bride readers an exclusive 25% discount! They have such lovely designs, especially with their Save The Dates (which you can see here!) It’s an exclusive code that can’t be shared on the website so the first twenty people to email me at will receive it!

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For our film of the week, Story of Us sent over this vintage wedding film! What a beautiful way to end the week!


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