Friday Roundup

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Crane Brothers 2013 Collection – Groom Suit Inspiration 

The end of a holiday is often bitter-sweet. I’m both sad to be done travelling the weird and wonderful US, but so happy to be heading home to the comforts (and coffee) of Melbourne. Not to mention my little dog! I’m also one of those people who, although having a great time seeing new sights, feel like I’m missing out on all the action back home. Even the little things, like a day of gorgeous weather, or a casual catch-up with friends. I want to be there too! Hopeless I know.

If you’re also someone who hates missing out on anything – then today’s Friday Roundup is for you. All the week’s news from our specialty blogs, with some great events and giveaways to enjoy. See you soon Australia!

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 – Lisa and Brendan’s Red Roses Wedding 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Ari 3. Real Journey – Marriage – The Ultimate Co-op 4. Vogue Video Series – Behind The Scenes of Flavia Kelson and Ricardo Pintato’s Wedding – The Bohemian Non-Wedding 5. As Ms Polka – Where To Get Cafe or Clear Party Lights In Australia?

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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? Sandra Banken of Elvi Design 2. Vendor’s Favourites – Etti Ink 3. Expert Advice – WEdding Stationary Advice 4. Event Review – Spring Wedding Inspiration with Jason Grech, The Flower Temple and QV Glass House 4. What Marriage Means To Me – Emma Of Flos Forum

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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 – Spring Hair Flowers 2. Tuesday Type – Naive 3. DIY Tutorial – Chalkboard Horse Place Setting 4. Cocktail Friday – The Bridge’s ‘Bali Zig Zag 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.

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1.Honeymoon Destination – Luxury Honeymoons – Thala Beach Resort, Port Douglas 2. Real Honeymoon Destination Review – 5 Reasons Why A Queenstown Honeymoon is Awesome 3. Honeymoon Competition – Win $500 Cash Towards Your Dream Honeymoon Thanks To HotelClub

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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. Groom Fashion – Crane Brothers 2013 Collection – Groom Suit Collection 2. Real Groom Memories – Inspired Memories – Luke  3. Real Groom Style – Mirsad

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The lovely team at Blue Print Photography have had a re-brand and update of their website and logo – and we love the new look! To check out their gorgeous new site, enjoy the new slideshow page and  read the story behind the new look – head to their website!

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Watch out brides! 90.0 SeaFM’s Breakfast Show Galey, Matt and Charli, are offering one engaged Gold Coast couple the chance to win a $15,000 wedding. The catch? The Groom has to plan it all, and the Bride will have no idea it’s even happening!

Entries are currently open through SeaFM’s website.

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We love an intimate wedding event, and on Saturday, 5 October 2013,  ‘Rough Diamonds’ is being held at the Kuwaii Store in Brunswick Melbourne, where six local business owners will present an independent wedding and special occasions showcase, including Kim Victoria Jewels, Cecilia Fox Floral Studio and boutique caterers Cookes Food.

For more info on this lovely event, head to the Rough Diamonds website or Facebook page. 

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Looking for some extra spending money to complete your dream honeymoon? A new comp kicked off this week, with $500 cash on offer for one lucky couple, courtesy of HotelClub.  To enter – head to the competition page and fill out the easy-peasy form!

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A gorgeous bright and sunny wedding film for you today, courtesy of the team at LoveStorm Films. Emma and Ben were graced with perfect weather to enjoy their special day. Just stunning!

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