Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride



Inspired Memories – Chris Photography by TWK Studio

If you’ve missed some of the fabulousness that has been taking over our specialty blogs as a result of the short week thanks to Australia Day, then look no further!  The last gasp of January has seen a lovely selection of tips, tutorials and travel for you to feast your eyes on. But first, there’s a patterned person’s birthday that needs to be seen to (it’s a big one!), and I for one will be taking inspiration from Cocktail Friday to celebrate! Enjoy!

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 – Australia Day Style 2.Real Engagement Party ~ Cyndie and Chris’s French Style Engagement Party 3.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Amy 4.Real Wedding Planning ~ Matrimonial Music 5.Real Wedding ~ Rhee & Kris’ Homemade Perth Wedding6.Real Bride’s Forum ~ Polka Dot Sneak Peek – Your Ceremony Venue

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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 ~ What Would They Know? – Alicia Larriera from Form Over Function 2.Wedding Planning Advice ~ Photobooths For Weddings 101 – Part 2 3.Expert Interview ~ What Would They Know? Nadean, Marissa and Jess of One Fine Day 4.Cake Wisdom ~ Sugablossom Cakes Top 10 Cakes for 2012

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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 – Paper ‘Chandeliers’ 2.Tuesday Type – Pipa 3.DIY Tulip Centerpiece Tutorial 4.Cocktail Friday – Sparkling Pomegranate Raspberry Cocktail

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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.Eco-Love In The Daintree 

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

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


1.Real Groom Writes ~ The Proposal: Part 1 2.Real Groom Reflects ~ Inspired Memories- Chris 3.Real Groom Style ~ Groom Style- David

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Confetti Fair Email Signature

Planning a fabulous event? Perhaps a hens party, engagement, wedding or birthday – then the boutique party fair Confetti Fair is for you! Bringing together a whole host of gorgeous exhibitors, across the categories of decor, cakes, sweets, flowers, planning, stationery, dessert tables, styling and more, this is the perfect place to get inspired and find everything you need for your special occasion!

There is an amazing lineup for all three fairs, so pop the following dates into your calendar! Sydney 5th May, Brisbane 14th July and Melbourne 4th August 2014! And the best part? All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Heart Kids Australia!

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With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching, and are offering you the opportunity to win 5 fabulous prizes of a bottle of Moët & Chandon (yes please!) and a dozen red roses, to be delivered to your loved one on Valentine’s Day! To enter, simply submit your best (or worst) Valentine’s Day message via either the or website! So get your creative caps on and head over to their website to enter!

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Sebel Newcastle Beach 107

If you’re on the lookout for a reception venue in the gorgeous Hunter Region, Novotel Newcastle Beach is holding a Bespoke Wedding Open Day on Sunday 24th February and is offering Polka Dot readers the chance to spend the night!

This fantastic giveaway includes:
– One night’s accommodation on Saturday 23rd February at Novotel Newcastle Beach in a Harbour View Room, for two people (Bride and Groom to be)
– 3-course dinner for two in Bistro Dalby
– Full buffet breakfast for two.
Value: $550.00

The Bespoke Wedding Open Day will include:
– Complimentary admission, canapés and drinks
– View the Morrow Room set for your reception with a number of different themeing ideas, including a candy buffet
– A Bridal High Tea will be set to showcase ideas for the perfect bridal shower.
– A Honeymoon Suite will be ready to view for couples wishing to take advantage of our accommodation options

To enter, simply leave a comment below and tell us “What is your favourite way to spend a beach holiday?

Competition is open to Australian residents only. Prize must be used on the 23rd of February 2013. Winner will be drawn on the 11th of February 2013 5pm AEST by the Polka Dot Bride team. his prize is not redeemable for cash. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered

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The lovely folk at Saint Cecelia Candles has an offer exclusive to Polka Dot readers! From now until the end of February, you will receive 15% off the entire range, simply by entering the code POLKADOT at the checkout!  Perfect for the design-savvy bride, each beautifully-presented soy candle is hand-poured and produced in the Northern Beaches of sunny Sydney! Head to their website to see their full range.

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Although this week’s video is not specifically wedding-related, it is love related, and really, isn’t that what makes the world go ’round? From award-winning Australian Photographer Sue Bryce.

  • Alisha Waters says:
    February 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Good cider sunshine and the company of my favourite person in the world!!

  • Katie says:
    February 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    With a cocktail , good food and the love of my life.



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