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Snapshot Sunday – Dance In The Mirror

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Scott Carle Photography

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Erin and Matt’s Relaxed Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Erin and Matt

I love Saturdays – they often involve coffee, a lovely stroll (sometimes it involves a packed shopping centre so it isn’t always so lovely) and a relaxed afternoon – so today’s engagement shoot coming to us from photographer Josh Gow seems like the loveliest shoot to showcase this fine Saturday!  Josh says “It was a lovely afternoon was spent in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane capturing these images for them across a variety of french coffee shops, restaurants and laneway locations.

It was such a delight to see Erin and Matt in their element.  As a risk specialist firm owner Erin even took a few slight risks in some of the jumping shots throughout the session!”

Photos by Josh Gow Photography

French Lavender Fete

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


The beauty of France and the sweet smell of lavender inspired today’s board. Classically elegant with a few back to nature touches like a beautifully set table under a warm Spring sky. A little truck full of fresh baguettes to be served with delicious cheese and fresh preserves is a fun touch and a nice surprise for guests.

Bridesmaid photo by Samm Blake, Lavender place cards from Next Exit Photography,Nostalgia glass bottles from Lavender Room, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, Table photo by Photos by Mallory Samson from Veranda Magazine via Habitually Chic, gown from Vera Wang, boutonniere by Beaux Arts Photographie via Style Me Pretty, antique lavender bottles from Dreamy Whites, bread van photo by Carl Monua via A Cup of Jo

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Dandi Tea Bag Wallet Tutorial

What a busy busy week it has been! A big thank you to everyone that braved the rain for Project Innovate in Sydney ion Tuesday! I’ll post up some fantastic photos and Ms Floral’s event review next week (fingers crossed). How was your week? Did you get many wedding plans sorted and solved?

Did you catch up on the Polka Dot blogs this week?

We’re looking for grooms to join us on Polka Dot Groom!

How do you choose a processional song? These wise words from entertainment experts on Polka Dot Wisdom will help you out

Also on Polka Dot Wisdom, Part Two in the life of a wedding planner

On Polka Dot Weddings, Miss T shares her thoughts on the age old wedding etiquette “rules”

Wearing tartan on your wedding day? Aimee’s husband to be is and here’s how they chose it!

The girls at Dandi shared a sweet tea bag wallet tutorial (perfect for a wedding favor!) on Polka Dot Made

Want the honeymoon of a life time? Why not take a read of this couple’s story- they’re taking an eight month honeymoon! and sharing it on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week…

My wedding job board has been pretty quiet over the past year, but with the winter season upon us it seems vacancies are opening up left right and centre! So I revived it- if you’d like a job in the wedding industry, click on over and see what positions are open. If you’re a wedding business with an open spot, just follow the instructions and contact us and we will pop your ad up! Our job board normally sits in the right hand menu on Polka Dot Wisdom, so keep checking back for updated listings!

A big congratulations to all the photographers (including a lot of Polka Dot friends!) who picked up awards at the recent Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAS)! The Australian wedding photographer of the year was Jerry Ghionis and runner up was Rocco Ancora. For wedding album of the year, the winner was Rocco Ancora. with the runner up Jerry Ghionis. Many photographers also picked up Gold and Silver awards for their amazing photographs!

If you’re in Sydney the Shangri La Hotel is holding a wedding expo tomorrow, 2nd of July at the hotel 178 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. There will be lots of live demonstrations, wedding exhibitors and bubbles on arrival! The fair is from noon until 4pm and visitors receive a discount on the famous Shangri La’s high tea package! RSVP to Hayley Astridge on (61 2) 9250 6127 or Visit their website for more information.

Amanda May Papier Couture is offering a 10% discount exclusively for Polka Dot Bride readers on items in her online store. Simply enter the code polka dot upon checkout to receive your exclusive discount! Check out the website!

E-invitation supplier Greenvelope is also offering a discount to Polka Dot Bride readers. Valid until the 31st of July 2011, enter the code polkadotbride upon checkout to receive 25% off any package.

Finally, a fun proposal from the Memphis The Musical crew on Broadway! This one definitely made me smile today!

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