Photo by Tamiz Photography from Why We’re Having A Destination Wedding
It has been a fantastic first week we’ve had! So much wedding goodness and so much promise for the year ahead! We moved to a brand spanking new server over the holiday break and it seems to have had a bit of an effect on our forms so if you have sent us an advertising query through our advertising form or used our contact form and have not recieved a response, please try again! (On that note, a big congratulations and best wishes to our lovely web manager who is tying the knot this weekend!)
Around the blogs this week –
Helene of Blond Flores takes us on a trip to the flower markets on Polka Dot Wisdom
Robyn Pattison shares her happy thoughts on being a marriage celebrant on Polka Dot Wisdom
I share my paper pom pom tutorial on Polka Dot Made
Some great reasons to have a destination wedding on Polka Dot Weddings – count me in….
April and David share their fun engagement shoot on Polka Dot Weddings
Calli shares her love of New York through some wonderful images on Polka Dot Honeymoons
Around the wedding world this week..
We’ve updated our event calendar again! Have you got an event we’re missing? Let us know!
You could be attending fun events like the Moda Wedding Expo and drinking bubbles while pouring over the goodies from wedding suppliers! The Mod Wedding Expo is on the 25th of January from 7.00pm for lovely Brisbane couples to be!
Wanting a Bali honeymoon? Conrad Bali Resort are celebrating their 8th anniversary this year and are holding a number of events to celebrate- including the “Beyond Infinity Wedding Contest” The contest runs until march 2012 and gives couples a chance to win the grand prize consisting of four nights at the Conrad Suites, a couple’s spa treatment, romantic dinner, two-hour professional photo shoot with choice of bridal gown and suit, amongst other inclusions!
Entry is via a collage submission and all the information can be found on the Conrad Bali Facebook Page.
The Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo is this weekend and the lovely Gillian of Grassroots Productions has let me know she will be presenting a workshop on “Creative Eco Weddings”. Check out times and buy your tickets here.
Sydney wedding photographers Milk & Honey Photography are offering a wedding package summer sale for bookings made in January or February (for the 2012 year). For any couple who books a “Chocolate Package” Milk & Honey photography are offering at no extra charge:
A ‘playdates’ or pre-wedding session including digital files from the session (value $850)
2 extra hours OR 6 extra sides in the album (value $700-$900)
Visit their website to book.
I am always SO excited to hear from the winners of competitions and it’s with great delight this week that I read the winner of The Sydney Wedding Registry “Win A Dress Competition” that we posted about last year found out about the competition through Polka Dot Bride (hooray I love when Polka Dot Bride readers win such great prizes!) A big congratulations to Maggie M, I cannot wait to see your wedding photos and the gown you have chosen.
To celebrate their first year in business, wedding stationers Daisy & Jack have launched their brand new website along with a brand new look! I love it and know you will too! Check it out here.
Wedding Gifts Direct have kicked off their year with a special January special offer! Sign up with Wedding Gifts Direct during the month of January and receive a FREE* Noritake Silk Road 42 Piece Cutlery Set valued at $795, OR a Noritake Baroque White 45 Piece Composition Set valued at $550, OR a Noritake Carnivale Mugs Mixed Colours, Set of 6 valued at $169! Visit their website for more information!
Hayman Island have a special treat in store for couples! Couples announcing their engagement on Hayman in February 2012 will receive an invitation to enjoy a complimentary wedding on the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef island.
Couples will be invited to return to this island paradise for their nuptials, complete with wedding celebrant, a stunning ceremony location and set-up and the assistance of a professional Hayman wedding planner. They’ve even put together “The Ultimate Hayman Proposal”. A package complete with four nights in a beach villa, Perle Degustation menu on Valentine’s Day, spa treatments and helicopter arrival and departure and a special sparkly treat, making it a romantic holiday just right for February. Visit the website to make your reservation!
Baccini & Hill are moving from their Armadale store to the the heart of Melbourne city at 271 Collins St! To celebrate, they’re holding a moving sale with up to 80% off store wide this weekend (21st-22nd January). Bridal wear samples start from $150 and bridesmaids gowns from $50. Visit the website for more details.
Melbourne florist Muesli and Yoghurt have kicked off their 2012 with a brand new website. Check it out here.
To celebrate her engagement (okay probably not – but the certain designer DID get engaged yesterday and it does make it perfect for our Friday Roundup) Alannah Hill is having final markdowns on her items! Running until Sunday January 22nd, 2012 – Alannah will be offering 20% off ALL items, with an additional 20% of ALL sale items! There are as usual fabulous shoes, dresses and accessories which make gorgeous bridal or bridesmaid accessories! (now if someone could just buy me those shoes…)
Woodnote Photography, straight from the US to Australia will be in Melbourne from Feb. 1-11th and will be available for photo shoots and consultations for upcoming weddings. The couple only moved from Melbourne to the US where Jayden’s family lives four years ago, and hope to live here again permanently soon! Visit their website to contact them.
Phew! With such a bonanza of a Friday Roundup and such a busy first week back, I wanted to end off our week with one of my favourite wedding movies of all time.
The beautiful Kathryn of Snippet & Ink recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary and has the most beautiful movie of her day by Sandbox Love. It’s one worth watching- not only for the classic beauty, but also for just how inspiring and rich Kathryn and Ryan’s love is. Have a wonderful weekend Polka Dotties!