Friday Roundup

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 A Cheeky Little Wedding – Part 2 Image by Nectarine Photography 

A whirlwind week, a week filled with trips, DIY, fun and frivolity for the Polka Dot Bride family (Mr Herringbone’s b’day, Ms Gingham off galavanting in Bali, a wedding this weekend and much more). So it’s no wonder I feel a happy sigh for the weekend as it rolls around again. Though to be fair, the Melbourne Cup did give us Melbournians a chance to break up the week and enjoy a cheeky Tuesday rest, so it’s not been all go go!

Hopefully your week has been as mixed and varied as ours, and to add to it, why not enjoy the wealth of posts from our specialty blogs, with some extra special giveaways just for our readers – yes, just for you! So enjoy the Friday Roundup!

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 2  2. Real Engagement Shoot – Nautical Inspired Toronto Island Engagement Session 3. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Jannah 

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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? Janice Wu of Janice Wu Hair & Makeup 2. Expert Advice – October Birthstone Tourmaline 3. Expert Advice – A Look at the Cost of a Wedding MC/DJ 4. Expert Behind the Scenes – Wedding Cakes & Chicken Coops – A Fresh Look at a Wedding Cake Baker 5. Expert Advice – How to Get The Best Wedding Photos – An Essential Guide

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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 – Guest Books  2. Tuesday Type – Alek 3. DIY – The Professionals! Bianca Mediati from CommunicakeIt

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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.Real Destination Wedding – Eleni and Sean’s Greece Destination Wedding

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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 Collection 2. Real Groom Memories – Anthony 3. Real Groom Style – Michal

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A fantastic collaboration between Kristy from Byron Loves Fawn Photography and stylist Victoria Cameron are offering one lucky Adelaide couple the chance to take part in their own styled shoot for a margin of the usual cost! Usually valued at over $1000, the shoot will include props/flowers, a 1-2 hour shoot plus copies of the photographs for just $600. And of course, the shoot will be submitted to the world of weddings for publishing!

With an ideal shoot date of  Wednesday, 11 December 2013, it sounds like a fabulous opportunity to get your hands on some truly memorable couple photos! 

To register your interest, head to either of their websites and get in contact!

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The lovely team at Begitta are offering you the chance to win a Custom-made Begitta headpiece up to the value of $500! Entry is a series of three simple steps:

1. ‘Like’ their Begitta-Bridal & Couture Facebook page

2. Share the image pinned at the top of their Facebook page (the one above)

3. Enter your details on their competition page.

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A great event for a great cause! Designer Michelle Roth will be showcasing her latest New York collection and will be available for consultation and advice on gown selection and accessories at Vision in White for one day only! To make the day even more special – Vision in White will be donating $50 to Breast Cancer Research for every bridal gown sold on the day. For more info and to book your place, head to their website!

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To celebrate joining the Polka Dot Bride family, the lovely team at TL Invitations is offering our readers an exclusive offer! Yay! Simply mention seeing them on Polka Dot Bride to receive 20% off all samples purchased from 8 November – 8 December 2013 (excluding postage).

Should you purchase a sample and later place an order of more than 50 invitations for that design, the cost of any samples purchased (excluding postage) will be offset against the total cost of your order.

To check out the huge range, head to their website.

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A truly gorgeous video for you today – something a bit different that celebrates love in a refreshingly fun way! The talented team from Soymilk Studio created this stop motion animation for a bridesmaid’s speech to her best friend who was getting married. It tells the story around the bridesmaid and the bride, how they met, their travels, highs and lows. Using traditional techniques such as 2D animation and cut outs mixed in with handcrafted sets. Enjoy!

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