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Great Gatsby Destination Fiji Wedding Photo by Tamiz Photography

There has been a noticeable shift in fashion and trends with the release (and pending release in Australia) of The Great Gatsby. Art-deco inspired gowns and stationary, a hark back to glamour and opulence, with embellished jewellery and strings of pearls. We’ve loved seeing it all roll in, and, of course, drooling over the star’s fashion on the red carpet! I myselft don’t have the hips for the 20’s style (girls with curves will understand my morbid fear of the drop-waist), however it’s a style that screams sophistication and gives a wonderful rebellious nod to gender ambiguity in the cut.

This week, we’ve launched a new series on Polka Dot Groom (welcome Mr Herringbone and his culinary skills!), and we’ve shared some fabulous weddings, advice and DIYs. If you missed anything, or just want a refresh – here’s the weekly roundup of our specialty blogs!

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.

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1.Real Wedding – Great Gatsby Destination Wedding 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Celeste 3. Real Journey – Our “First Look” in Fiji4. Real Wedding –  Megan & Carl’s WEdding Video  5. Sneak Peek – Your Wedding Cake

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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.

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1.What Would They Know – Katie Colgan of Loui Col Designs 2.Vendor’s Favourites – Diamond Love Collections 3. Event Review – Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel Launch Brunch 4.Polkadot Office – April 2013 

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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.

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1. Etsy Roundup – Cool Cosmetics 2. Tuesday Type – Wishes Script 3. DIY – The Professionals – Ruth from Felt Foxes 4. DIY Tutorial – Ombre Metallic Vase Tutorial 5 Cocktail Friday – QT Sydney Hotel’s Espresso Martini 

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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.

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1. Hotel Review – QT Hotel Sydney 2. Polkadot Travel Lounge – Naomi From SALT Retreats 

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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.

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1. The Dish – With Mr Herringbone – Rare Roast Beef & Asparagus Crostini  2. Inspired Memories – Luke 3. Real Groom StyleRob

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What’s in a name? Well, the team at Photographs by Pavlina Matt have made the change to Shy Fox Photography, as it’s not just Pav that takes the pics anymore, and they really liked the name!  Check out their lovely new website for more info!

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Fi Fy Fo Fum Designs has just launched a fab new website (so much lovely colour!). A place to find great designs for all your wedding stationery, and to celebrate, they are offering one lucky Polkadot Bride reader a $250 voucher!

To enter simply leave a comment below and tell us, in 25 words or less, what you would use the voucher for!  Entries close next Thursday 30 May 2013.

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Who doesn’t love a sale? This Saturday only (May 25), Henry Roth is having a huge sale, with up to 80% off wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses!
Doors Open at 9am Sharp at the Henry Roth Sydney Design Studio Level 2, 87 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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We’re excited to share a fab new service just launched by the lovely Alicia of Akimbo!  Called the Clever Hello Club, it’s a monthly subscription service where stationery lovers receive two greeting cards every month. It’s a super convenient way to always have a stash of quirky cards on hand for engagements, weddings and all of life’s occasions, plus it also makes a wonderful gift for the newlyweds!

Subscribers must join by the 1st of the month for the shipment that goes out on the 15th of each month.

You can find more information and join up at the Akimbo website!

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Sports Celebrity Alert! Today we bring you the gorgeous wedding of Anthony Watmough from the Manly Sea Eagles to his beautiful lady Elle McLeod, courtesy of the good folks at Soda Films.

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  • Hayles says:
    May 25, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I need wedding invites stat!! I’m loving the blossom design.

  • Sue says:
    May 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Love to use the $250 voucher to create beautiful and quirky invites to stand out from my traditional 400ppl asian wedding’

  • Christina says:
    May 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    One of the most essential items of the day, so I can spread the word to all my beloved guests <3

  • LisaG says:
    May 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful Fi Fy Fo Fum Designs! The Paris/Vintage design would be a perfect addition for our French Chic Maleny Wedding.

  • Stephanie says:
    May 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I’d use the voucher for invitations/thank you cards as the designs are gorgeous compared to anything we’ve tried to DIY to stick under budget!

  • JamesW says:
    May 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    My fiancee and I love the designs! The voucher would be used for invites as they’d add a cute and quaint feeling to the wedding.



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