Friday Roundup

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Secrets to a Perfect Wedding Image by Thorson Photography

The sun is shining through the window, dresses and horses are on show this week in Melbourne, and as we jump right on into November (already!??) it feels like the silly season is almost upon us. And I’ll be honest – I love the lead up to Christmas. Really I do. I sometimes like it even more than the actual day. There’s something whimsical about it that I can’t put my finger on, with joy and gift giving on the menu, not to mention the actual menu! Hurruh for Mr Herringbone!

So with a light spring in our feet, we’re jumping into Friday Roundup both feet first, and enjoying the week that was!

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.Real Bride Journey – A Cheeky Little Wedding – Part 1 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Dannii 3. Real Wedding – Cy and Marina’s Spring Marina Wedding

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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. What Would They Know?  Chelsea Hall of Chelsea Jayne Weddings 2. Vendor’s Favourites – Stylish Weddings Melbourne 3. Expert Advice – Secrets to a Perfect Wedding 4. Expert Advice – A Short Guide to Addressing Your Invitations 5. Expert Advice – Planning Your Photography Wedding Day Schedule 

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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   Bridal Flower Crowns 2. Tuesday Type – Sheila 3. DIY – The Professionals! Carla Hackett from Foxglove Lettering 4. DIY Tutorial – Hot Chocolate Jar and Free Printable Label Template

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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.Expert Honeymoon Travel Advice – Packing for Your Honeymoon 

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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. Groom Fashion – Jack London SS13/14 Campaign Images 2. Real Groom Memories – Tim 3. Real Groom Style – David 

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Looking for breathtaking sea views on your big day? RACV Inverloch in Gippsland is throwing open its doors on Sunday 24 November 2013 from 11am – 2pm, and hosting a Wedding Open Day for couples interested in the venue, with a specialist team of florists, photographers, makeup and hair stylists, musicians, event stylists, event staff and more on hand to answer all of your questions!

Registrations are essential via their website, and you will go into the draw to win a weekend for two to the stunning resort, with all who book their wedding on the day also receiving a $10 discount on their wedding packages.

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On the lookout for the perfect country wedding venue? After 3 years, Braeside Chapel, one of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque venues, has re-opened with new ownership. Situated on nearly two acres of landscaped gardens and lawns overlooking Gin House Creek, the chapel features spotted gum timber floors and antique lead-light windows. A permanent marquee provides a relaxed atmosphere for wedding receptions and cocktails under fairy lights. The established trees and lawns provide ample photo opportunities in one location.

To celebrate, the team are holding an Open Day on 10 November 2013, with a fabulous competition to win 50% off the cost of Chapel hire! To enter, simply ‘like’ their Facebook page and attend the Open Day to go into the draw to receive a massive $450 off the chapel hire.

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A very special wedding video for you all today, from a lovely lady you may recognise – Jen Bishop, the lady behind the Australian Design Blog InteriorsAddict. The fabulous team at The Story of Us was behind this film, and it really does glow with the love between Jen and her new husband Damian. Congrats guys!

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