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Polka Dot Bride 2010 Reader Survey

by | Blog News, Bride, Competitions



Today we’re launching our first ever reader survey! With all of the developments we have planned for Polka Dot Bride this year, we want to make sure we know who our readers are and what you would most like to see on our site.

The survey is completely anonymous (except the last question to enter our Baci Chocolate competition) and we really appreciate any piece of feedback you can give us! Big or small, we’ll thicken our skin, pull on our gumboots and get into the thick of finding out what you like and don’t like, where the gaps are, and what we could do better. Visit the survey here.


As an added incentive, in honour of Valentine’s Day, Baci Chocolates are giving away a Baci gift pack valued at $200 to one survey participant! The box is filled to the brim with Baci goodies and love notes. A sweet treat!

Baci chocolates have been made in Umbria, Italy for over 85 years. Made from divine dark chocolate, gianduia nut chocolate and whole hazelnut, each Baci chocolate contains a vintage style love note hidden in the silver wrapping.

For that really romantic touch you can now download Baci Love Notes onto your IPhone. How romantic to send your true love a cute message or email, followed by a box of Baci chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

Take the Polka Dot Bride 2010 Reader Survey here.

To be eligible for the prize, please complete your survey by March 2nd, 2010. (Australian time) and answer the last question with your answer and email address. Competition is open worldwide, competition closes March 2nd, 2010 at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time. Entrants must be aged 18 or older.

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Alisa Benay

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


US designer Alisa Benay first entered my radar this time last year and admittedly hasn’t left it, but for some reason, I have never featured her on a Monday! Well today I plan to rectify it and show off Alisa’s beautiful gowns!

Alisa’s love of historical gowns mean her creations have a Renaissance, vintage feel to them but are pulled into the modern era with Alisa’s use of beautiful colours and unique details. The gowns feature period details like bustles, corsets, tiers and draping. Alisa also creates a range of accessories including cameo pearl necklaces and birdcage veils.

Alisa’s initiative -The 100 Brides for $100k Program launched in December 2009 where by selling limited edition Alisa Benay creations, Alisa hopes to raise $100,000 every year towards breast cancer research.

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Photos from Alisa Benay

Alannah Rose Stationery Valentines Day Competition

by | Bride, Competitions, Stationery And Paper Goods


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Alannah Rose Stationery Hearts A Flutter Invitation

A sweet Valentine’s Day giveaway for you today! Alannah Rose Stationery is one of Australian’s best known stationery designers. With over 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing and graphic design, the work of head designer Suzi Waters is highly sought after and makes a beautiful addition to your wedding day.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the month of love, Alannah Rose Stationery is giving away one set of 50 double sided invitations up to the value of AU$350.00

To win, simply leave a comment with your favourite Valentine’s Day moment- was it a proposal? a wonderful date? something a little more understated? The best answer as judged by Alannah Rose Stationery will win!

Prize is not redeemable for cash or credit. Prize must be ordered on or before 14th of February 2011. The competition is open worldwide. Prize is only redeemable through the Alannah Rose Stationery website (not resellers) Prize value does not include shipping costs. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Competition closes 19th of February 11.59pm.

This competition is now closed.

Snapshot Sunday – Watch My Shoes

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


Can anyone ever go past the beauty of Jose Villa’s photographs? I think this shoe shot of Chelsea and Tec may have been the first “socks and fabulous coloured shoe” shots I’d ever seen. I love it!


Photo by Jose Villa

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