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Friday Roundup

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My name is Ms Polka Dot and I like cake- which is why I chose the above image to headline our Friday Roundup! Isn’t it delicious? It has been such a huge week with our reader survey results coming through, our brains are a buzzing! You still have plenty of time to Take The 2012 Polka Dot Bride Reader Survey & Win A Palm Beach Collection Candle Pack and help us create the blog YOU want for 2013!

Miss much on our specialty blogs this week? Let’s catch up!

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 – Pink & Mint Green 2.Real Wedding Film ~ Emma and Alex’s Rustic Rainy Day Wedding Film 3.Real Bride Writes ~ Inspired Words – Jess 4.Real Bride Shares ~ Pink & White Classic Adelaide Winter Wedding 5.Real Bride writes ~ My Budget Wedding Challenge 6. Polka Dot Sneak Peek: Share Your Wedding Invitations!

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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? Milton Gan of Milton Gan Photography 2.A Wedding Cinematographer’s Journey To Africa 3.Wild Elephants At Play Captured On Film 4. Summer Wedding Flowers

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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 – Alternative Bouquets 2.Tuesday Type – Londonderry Air NF 3.Fabric Bunting Cake Topper Tutorial With Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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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.Picture Perfect – Ansouis, Provence, France 2.Destination Wedding: Michelle & Gavin in Port Douglas 3. Destination Wedding Film: Port Douglas wedding in motion picture!

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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.Mens’ Pampering Products 2.Inspired Memories – Anthony 3.Groom Style – Dave

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Elly Mac Photos, one of our photographer vendors (find her banner on the Weddings blog),  has been nominated for 2013 Wedding Ideas Best Wedding Photographer of the year  in the UK. We wish you all the best and hope you win! Congratulations on your nomination!


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Wedding Gifts Direct have unleashed their November offer! Register during the month of November to receive a global Ikasu Knife set (valued at $749), or a Kitchenaid Cookware set (valued at $500) or a Noritake goblet set (valued at $260) Check out their website for more!


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Baccini & Hill are holding a Spring bridal sale! The bridal salon is reducing selected bridal gowns by 20-50% Check out the website for more & to book an appointment time !


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Bridal bridal boutique The Babushka Ballerina has flung open it’s doors hosting beautiful labels such as Badgley Mischka, Anna Campbell, Twigs and Honey, Two Birds Bridesmaids, Maria Lucia Hoahn, The Babushka Ballerina, Samantha Wills Bridal and many more! Located at 717 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, the boutique is sure to delight!


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Feeling a bit daring? It’s National Donate Your Hair Week in November and kicking off the week on November 12th at 8am in Martin Place, Sydney is a Donate your Hair special event! The group behind “Look Good, Feel Better” which assists women undergoing cancer treatment are asking for donations of 20cm of your hair! The first 100 to arrive and donate will receive a free haircut from Barney Martin and his talented team of hairdressers. The event will also host Zoe Foster who will be on hand to offer stylist advice! (and as a bride to be, maybe you can chat weddings?) To register, check out this link and for full information on donation requirements, check out this link.


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Wedding List Co are hosting a Couples Styling Event with stylist Megan Morton on Thursday, November 15th at their Woollahra boutique. Sip bubbles while getting styling advice from the queen of styling herself!  Check out their events page for more.


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 Johanna Johnson are hosting a trunk show in Melbourne at the Cullen Hotel in Melbourne on the 23rd and 24th of November. The event will allow brides (and two guests) to view the 2013 collection along with the Hero core collection. To book your appointment call 02 9360 9411  or email

On the 16th & 17th of November, Sydney brides can check out the first ever Johanna Johnson archive sale at the Paddington studio. For sale will be never before seen gowns including pieces from the designer’s personal collection and even beautiful accessories! If you’re interested in attending the sale, contact the team on 02 93609411


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At Polka Dot Bride, bride Deborah P has been a regular feature in our inbox, from working in the wedding industry, to planning a beautiful wedding in Europe and now raising funds for Hunger Project, she’s always been a delight to converse with! Now you can get involved in supporting The Hunger Project, Deborah’s initiative which raises money for a wonderful organisation working in third world countries, empowering women to change their lives. Deborah has partnered with artist Cate Parr to sell designer tshirts for the cause. You can purchase a tshirt here or find out more about the cause on The Lilac Project website.


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Our film of the week comes from bride Jemma who had her wedding shot by Handheld Weddings. A meeting of a Melbourne bride and an Alaskan groom! What a beautiful wedding film, thanks for sharing Jemma and a big congratulations to you and Nolan! (and oh that music choice! and Nolan’s mother, so many tears in my eyes!)


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