Friday Roundup

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 Outsourcing Like A Boss – Why DIY? Photo by Studio Something

What a week of inspiration on Polka Dot Bride! From the bride who rocked her black sequin wedding gown, to the directory of Australian food trucks & carts for your wedding. I think we’ve had so much variety this week and so many fantastic, inspiring couples doing fantastic, inspiring, personal things for their big days.

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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.Shoe Crush Sunday – Gold and Pale Blue 2.Real Wedding ~ Love, Glitter and Mooses 3.Real Bride ~ Inspired Words – Erin 4.Real Wedding ~ Whimsical Lavender and Green Queensland Wedding 5. Ask Ms Polka Dot: What Shoes With A Yellow Dress?



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.


1.2.Vendor’s Favourites – Stellar Visions 3. Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venues – All In One Place 4.Outsourcing Like A Boss – Why DIY? 5.Top Ten – Man Tears!


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 – Father Of The Bride Cufflinks 2.Tuesday Type – Aire 3.Free DIY Printable Drink Flags 

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.NSW ~ Aniseed Luxury Villas 2.Review: The Langham Melbourne


This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.


1. Truly Groomed! Five new skincare products tailor made for the guys .2. Inspired Memories from groom Rob 3.Garden party style: Check out what groom Stuart wore on his wedding day!

 Around the wedding world this week….

Vintage Tea Parties & Events have introduced vintage tea ware for sale! Based on the Central Coast, the business is building their range, kicking off with vintage cupcake & sweet stands! Check out their website here.


Bridal designer Fiorenza will open their Cairns bridal boutique at The Pier on the 28th of July! It’s all the more special for Pina who started her career in North Queensland 25 years ago.  The store will celebrate it’s opening with a week of champagne designer sessions from the 28th of July with Pina Fiorenza on hand to personally style brides. Check the website for more info.

After a clutch for your wedding day? Or perhaps for your bridesmaids?  Olga Berg is offering 30% off all Winter 2012 stock online from July 16th  – 5th August. Check out the website to shop!


Wedding Gifts Direct is giving away an African honeymoon! Couples who register via the website and fill out the form will be entered to win the honeymoon valued at over $25,000!  The prize includes luxurious accommodation at three of Africa’s leading holiday resorts: Sabi Sabi, Indigo Bay and Azura, plus airfares with Southern Africa’s undisputed leader in luxury air transfer services, Federal Air. Visit their website for details on how to enter!

UK stationer Made With Love Designs have two special codes they’re offering to Polka Dot Bride readers for special discounts on their stationery! Receive free shipping  when you use the code OZSHIPFREE on checkout or receive 20% off your order by using the code OZTWENTY. The codes are valid for a limited time so check them out!


I was recently honoured to be asked to be on the advisory board of the Wedding Industry Expert Awards for 2012! The awards launched on Wednesday and are opened to each and every wedding professional around the world. I’ve loved the Wedding Industry Expert reports the team put out (which always give an insight, especially from the fab Aussie planners enlisted!) and am really excited to see the nominees and entrants for these awards!

I was tweeted this lovely wedding film of Shana and James shot by Hi Society Productions a number of months ago. I love the way it was shot and edited, it tells such a beautiful story!

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