Friday Roundup

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Photography by Flos Florum from Winter Wedding Blooms

Happy Friday Dotties! Did you have a wonderful week? Did you smell Spring? (or Fall, depending on where you might be!) in the air this week? I am going to miss the scarves and beanies of winter, but I’m also ready to break out floaty Spring and Summer clothes!

Did you catch all the content across the blogs this week? Here’s an update for you!

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 – 50s Vintage Style 2.Inspired Words – Corinne 3. Polka Dot Sneak Peek: Share your wedding bouquets with Ms Polka Dot!

  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.Expert Interview with Laissez-faire Catering 2.Vendor’s Favourites – Fi Fy Fo Fum 3.Following My Floral Heart 4.Winter Wedding Flowers

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 – Gifts For The Father of the Bride/Groom 2.Tuesday Type – Dempsey 3. Paper handbag tutorial from Cristina Re

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. Water & The Wedding Dress On The Whitsunday Islands

  This week on Polka Dot Groom

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


1.Even Weddings Need A Good Getaway Vehicle 2. Jay’s wedding memory 3.Groom style with Tim


Around the wedding world this week!

Melbourne florist Pomp & Splendour are holding Spring & Summer flower schools packed with ideas, teachings and inspiration on how to create floral beauties like a flower crown, hand tied bouquets,  DIY table decorations, boutonniere and floral theme-ing ideas! Contact Pomp & Splendour for more information on the classes and how you can join!

A brand new bridal event A Charmed Affair is being held in Sydney at Hugo’s Bar on the 20th of September.  Speed dating for brides, the event will only host twenty brides and twenty wedding professionals, designed to give couples one on one time with each wedding vendor. If you’d like to book a ticket, check out the website or email [email protected] When are you getting married and what has been the best/worst part of planning your wedding day so far? Leave a comment below for your chance to win a double pass to A Charmed Affair! Competition closes September 11th 2012. Prize is valued at $120. Prize is non transferable and not exchangeable for cash.

I am so excited that Claire Pettibone is now available in Australia! A brand new bridal boutique has opened it’s doors in Brighton, Melbourne.  The Intique & Co. Boutique stocks handpicked gowns from Claire Pettibone (exclusively) Monique Lhuillier & Badgley Mischka. They store also has a beautiful array of bridal accessories, shoes and even wedding invitations available for perusal. Check out the website for more!

Basilica Couture in Sydney are holding their Spring Sample Sale this Saturday (1st September 2012) in Sydney! Located in Drummoyne, the sale will have plenty of designer samples for sale including gowns from Anne Barge and Pronuptia Paris. Check out the website for more details and to book your session time.

  Andre of Your Wedding Made Easy is generously giving Polka Dot Bride readers the chance to win one of 30 of his new wedding guide with a Wedding Discount Card for Central Coast Brides valued at $95.  Read more about the guide here and if you’d like to win one of the 30 copies,, simply email [email protected] with your mailing address and name. The first 30 emails will receive a copy!

  Don’t Tell The Bride are casting for their second season! Channel 10 are looking for couples to take part in season two, to apply simply visit the Don’t Tell The Bride website.

Engage Celebrants are running a competition giving away a range of prizes including celebrant services, jewellery and prizes valued at more than $2500. All you have to do is share your love story! Check out their website to enter.

Sydney photographer Milton Gan Photography has teamed up Milk Face Place & Spa in Paddington, Milton Gan Photography has arranged for LED light therapy sessions valued at $120 to be offered at two discount levels: 50% off and FREE. To receive  the discounts, all you have to do is “Like” both the Milton Gan Photography and Milk Face Place & Spa Facebook pages to achieve the 50% discount, whilst also subscribing to the Milton Gan Photography newsletter achieves the completely free session. Sessions can be booked from 8 September through to 31 December 2012. Full terms and conditions for the offer can be found on the Milton Gan Photography website.

Bride To Be Magazine are revamping their mailing list with exclusive special offers, weddings news, newsletters, and all the Bride To Be inspiration straight to your inbox!  Register with Bride to Be here!

  Wedding Gifts Direct have unveiled their September offer! Register in the month of September to receive a free gift- the range includes a Joseph Joseph salad set valued at $99, and Esteele saucepan set valued at $1500 and a Vera Wang champagne flute set valued at $129.. Check the terms & conditions on their website (from the 1st of September). Wedding Gifts Direct have also launched a brand new website which allows couples to: –          Split items into shares online –          Close list online –          Set your own gift voucher amounts –          Payment by Paypal –          Manage multiple registries –          Buy express delivery gifts –          Use 20% lifetime discount on online purchases –          Thank You card online manager

Project Innovate is creeping up slowly! If you are an Australian wedding professional (and we are honoured to have guests flying in from Adelaide and the Gold Coast!), launch your Spring wedding season with a brilliant sales strategy, a great networking evening and sweet treats! Book tickets through our website now!

Finally, to round out your week, I chose this beautiful wedding film from the team at Living Lens. Not only is the story told beautifully, but it did make me itch for Summer and the weddings it will bring!

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  • Wedding Inspiration | Polka Dot Bride says:
    September 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

    […] offer, simply make your purchase and email [email protected]’t forget to check out last week’s Friday Roundup for your chance to win a double pass to A Charmed Affair!Our sweet film of the week comes to us […]



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