Friday Roundup

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Maree and Julian’s Intimate Hayman Island Wedding Image by Stephen Govel Photography

And we’re here – it’s December already folks! The tree is up, the weather is (kind of) warming up around the country, and the party season is in full swing. I had a great chat to a taxi driver yesterday who commented on how many weddings he’d been driving people to in the last few weeks – he was loving the joyous vibes on the way to the ceremony! Hurruh for love making the world go round.

To finish up the week, here is the roundup from our specialty blogs, including some fabulous DIY Tutorials to get stuck into, and some great offers from our industry friends. 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. Real Wedding – Marion and Tim’s Masterchef Wedding 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Alexandra 3.Real Wedding – Kobie and Emma’s Beautiful Townsville Wedding 4. Reader’s QuestionsDesperately Seeking – December

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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? Miccal Cummins of Gastronomy 2. Expert Advice – How to Reduce the Cost of Weddings 3. Expert Advice – How to Choose the Right Makeup Artist for Your Wedding 4. Polka Dot Bride Beauty ReviewThe Taming of the Brow – The Benefit Brow Bar Experience 5. Expert Picks – Ten Best Wedding Songs

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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 – Laser Cut Shapes 2. Tuesday Type –  String 3. DIY Tutorial – Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe 4. DIY Tutorial  – Gold Dipped Pinecone Name Tag

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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 – Maree and Julian’s Intimate Hayman Island Wedding 2. Expert Honeymoon Travel Advice – Honeymoon in Australian with Mr & Mrs Smith

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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 – Made to Measure Suits in Melbourne by Oscar Hunt  2. Real Groom Memories – Justin  3. Real Groom Style – Kristian

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We love a fun giveaway, and Christina Re is running a cute 12 days of Christmas competition that is easy to jump in on. Each day from 3 December, the team will be giving away daily gorgeous Christmas gifts to their likers.

To enter the daily competitions, simply click “like and win” on their Facebook page, leave a comment for your entry and share the competition with your friends. If you’re the lucky winner, the gift mentioned in day’s poem will be sent straight to your door, ready for Christmas!

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Are you a budding photographer? Then the new workshop in 2014 lovesweattears from photography duo Erin + Tara might be for you! Love.Sweat.Tears is a two day creative photography workshop for photographers to develop their skills, build their business, learn the art of visual story telling and create beautiful ‘awkward’ free portraits. To find out more, head to their website.

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Don’t miss the huge sale at Baccini & Hill, finishing up this Sunday, with huge savings on some of their most gorgeous dresses. From Bridesmaids to Flowergirls, there are some fabulous gowns at big discounts, so head on down to their Collins St Emporium in Melbourne, or checkout the details on their website.

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After a long, hard decision making process, with some wonderful entries, the winner has been chosen for the Me and My Camera Europe Destination Cinematography Giveaway.

Although there were many great entries, Kerstin’s warm account of Muenster, her home town and the details of her original style and the wonderful vibrant German customs won the judges over in the end. S

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to enter, we loved hearing about your fabulous upcoming destination weddings!

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Our video this week will melt your heart, and if you’re a romantic  – get out the tissues! The wedding of Josh & Carla was captured by Box Media House, and the Groom’s poem to his new Bride provides the centrepiece for the beautiful video of their day.


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