Image by Claire Morgan Photography
Isn’t this image almost reminiscent of a Degas painting? Of ballerinas and tutus and grace, with white tulle and black ribbons. Just gorgeous. This week has also been somewhat of a dream, with a short trip to the West for me (Perth that is, not my beloved Western Suburbs!) for a gorgeous back garden wedding that reminded me again that all weddings, big or small, are about the couple that love each other. And great champagne!
This week is a fantastic roundup of our specialty blogs, but also one with some really special giveaways just for our readers! Check them out and get involved!
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.
1. Real Wedding – Sarah & Matt’s Margaret River Vintage Wedding 2.Real Bride Advice - Inspired Words – Carly 3. A Glass of Bubbles With….Rachel From Spaces In Between 4 Real Engagement – Desiree & Andrew’s Melbourne City Engagement Shoot 5. Real Journey – Hamish & Cassandra – The Wedding Details 6. Polka Dot Hot Spot – Open Bars
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.
1. Vendor’s Favourites – Sarah Alice Andrews Bridal Couturier 2.Expert Advice – Allowing Your Parents To Feel The Love 3.Expert Advice – The Veil 4. Planning Wisdom ~ Five Tips for Letting Your Personality Shine Through At Your Wedding
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.
1.Etsy Roundup – Wedding Favours 2.Tuesday Type - Anna Clara 3. Tutorial - DIY Paper Lanterns Tutorial 4. Tutorial – Pocketwatch Lipgloss DIY Tutorial 5. Cocktail Friday – Captain Melville’s Tea Lady Teeni 5. Recipe ~ Chocolate Koulouria
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.
1.Real Destination – A Turkish Delight At The Mandarin Boutique Hotel
This week on Polka Dot Groom
Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.
Wedding Gifts Direct are offering you the chance to receive a fantastic free gift if you register during the month of May! You could be enjoying a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, a Vera Wang for Wedgwood Crystal Love Knots Vase or a Noritake Carnivale Mug Set! To check out the details, head to their website!
The lovely Lucy Spartalis has just relaunched her branding, with a fresh new modern look – gorgeous! Check out her new website for the full new look!
Like a bargain? Then head to Imbue Weddings’ Warehouse Sale this Sunday from 10am to 2pm! Lots of decor pieces for sale including sample gowns from Jennifer Gifford Designs! Head to 14/28 Burnside Road, Ormeau.
We have a fantastic Giveaway thanks to the Melbourne Theatre Company! The hilarious play True Minds is the latest work from much-loved Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. It’s about a young woman who’s about to meet her fearsome future mother-in-law (think Anna Wintour crossed with Margaret Thatcher), but the evening ends up being a huge comedy of errors – ringing any bells!? We are so please to offer our Dottie readers the chance to win one of three double passes to this fab play at 8pm on 31 May 2013!
To enter, simply leave a comment below, telling us what you love about your mother-in-law in under 25 words!
Brands Exclusive has an exciting upcoming sales event entitled The Wedding Boutique, a specially curated bridal sale that will run from the 6th to the 13th of May. During this limited time period,you’ll be able to find bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, groom’s attire, shoes, jewellery, and more, with brand names such as Aurelio Costarella, Nicola Finetti, Sandra Steiner, Nicolangela, Cerrone, and Veuve Cliquot! Head to their website to nab yourself a bargain!
To round out the first roundup of May – here is a stunning video from across the globe to brighten up your day from NynJ Photography!