I quite love that Winter is the season for launches in the bridal industry. Although it is sometimes a struggle to find the perfect outfit to wear when you know it’s freezing outside, the promise of new ideas and inspiration (and a nice glass of champagne) does do wonders to warm the soul! I’ve particularly loved the geometric shapes popping up everywhere – from structured gowns to sharp styling.
We’ve pulled together a rather sharp roundup for you too this week, with a whole heap of lovely eye candy from our specialty blogs. My hot tip? Have a squiz through our Honeymoon blog – warm, exotic locations abound!
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 – Jolly & Scott’s Polka Dot Lake George Winery Wedding 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Stephanie 3. Real Bride Journey – Setting A Date For Our Surprise Wedding 4. Real Wedding – French Fairytale Brisbane Wedding 4. Desperately Seeking – July 2013 5. Later Today ~ Real Engagement – Fun Toronto Ice Skating Engagement Party
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.What Would They Know? Polly Bernhardt of Polly Bernhardt Makeup.Hair.Weddings 2. Expert Advice – Simple DIY Wedding Ideas 3. Expert Advice – Brides Didn’t Always Wear White Wedding Dresses 4. Expert Advice – How to Stay Organised During Your Wedding Planning
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 – Bridal Hair Bands 2. Tuesday Type – Dear Joe Hannes 3. DIY Tutorial – DIY Place Cards With Metallic Gold Leafing Edge 4. DIY Tutorial – Handpainted Mug DIY Wedding Favours 5. Cocktail Friday – Cointreau Fizz Passion & Chilli
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 Honeymoon – Our Honeymoon in Bali 2. Polka Dot Travel Lounge – Halina from Greece and Mediterranean Travel Centre
This week on Polka Dot Groom
Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.
Sample Sale Alert! The lovely team at Joanne Panzarino are holding their first ever couture bridal gown sample sale! Gowns will be massively reduced up to 70% – including other sale items such as bridal shoes, bolero’s and jewellery. See above for details!
Calling all Eco-Conscious Brides! Australia’s first Eco Wedding Fair will be held at the Old Museum in Bowen Hills, QLD on Sunday Aug 25 10am-4pm, with loads of inspiration to help you create a wedding that is eco-friendly and sustainable! Vendors that are offering organic, fair-trade, vintage and handmade products will be showcased, and as well as food and drink available, there will also be live music, door prizes and giveaways.
Pre-sale discounted tickets are available on the website for $10!
The very lovely Margie from the gorgeous ETSY store Projects By Margie is offering a special offer just for Polkadot Bride readers! If you purchase one of Margie’s handmade beauties, you will receive 10% off your purchase simply by entering the offer code “polkadotbride. But it’s just for this month – so get in quick!
On the hunt for a great wedding band? You can catch the fab sounds of band Ivory Junction at their showcase on Wednesday July 31st at Veludo in St Kilda from 7.45pm. Head down to catch some great tunes!
A very cute stop-motion video to share today – courtesy of the team at Angelica Peady Photo and Film