It’s hard to miss that it’s Valentine’s Day today, with reds and pinks and hearts dotting not only our blog, but the retail world all over! Do you celebrate this day of the lovers, or are you more of a “love should be for every day” sort of person? Do you have plans for this evening, with a new outfit or restaurant to try out? Perhaps you’re just glad the day is almost over and the teddy bears and chocolates make their exit? Whatever your take on this day, we are card-carrying hopeless romantics here at Polka Dot Central, and love any opportunity to get schmoozy over love in general. But we just get to do it every day!
Enjoy whatever you have planned today, and perhaps maybe just treat yourself – to a break and a browse of this week’s 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 Engagement – Katherine & Matt’s Sunset Engagement Photos 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Sabrina 3. REal Wedding – Greg & Michelle’s Sunny Sydney Harbour Wedding 4. Our Reader’s Questions – Polka Dot Bride Desperately Seeking – February
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 – Michelle Mae of Mae You Be 2. Expert Picks – Vendor’s Favourites – Jewelsalem Bridal 3. Expert Rock Review – February Birthstone – Amethyst 4. Expert Advice – Wedding Keepsakes – Why You Should Hang On To Your History
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 – Nautical Boutonniere 2.Tuesday Type – The Serif Hand 3. DIY Tutorial – Valentine’s Day Jar Heart Candle Holder Tutorial 4. DIY Tutorial – DIY Heart Cupcake Toppers 5. Cocktail Friday – Blushing Bubbles
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 Honeymoon Destination – Shambhala Byron Bay – Finding a Special Place
This week on Polka Dot Groom
Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.
Who doesn’t love a giveaway!? Especially one that could see you enjoying a $1000 Gift Certificate to go towards your wedding photography, a family portrait, engagement session or photography tutorials! The lovely people at Sunlit Studios are offering just this – simply for using social media – easy!
The giveaway will close February 28th, so head over to their website to check out the entry details today!
So be sure to head down on Sunday, 16th of February between 11 am and 2pm, where you will be greeted with a glass of champagne and a gift bag, including Appelles skincare products, with a wedding ceremony set up in their stunning Vineyard and vendors on hand to answer any of your questions.
There’s even the chance to win some amazing prizes on the day, such as six bottles of their Pinot Noir, a Spa voucher and an Overindulgence package for two. For more info on the day, head to their website.
A competition that kicks off on Valentine’s Day for all those Brisbane couples on the search for the perfect celebrant! Brisbane Marriage Celebrants is celebrating their launch with a ‘Caption this Photo’ Facebook competition that offers the winners a Cooking Class Voucher for Two @ hundred acre bar, Hillstone St Lucia -Valued at $160.00.
Check out their brand new Facebook page for more info on entry and their fab services!
With a wealth of new designers on board for 2014, and new designs to enjoy, Bella Figura are offering a special sale from 13 to 17 February for their special customers. Simply enter the code Valentine at checkout, and receive 10% off any online order. This code can be combined with their other ongoing offers (such as the designer of the month promotion saving of 10% on all designs by Lindsy Talarico, or the 10% discount for purchasing 6 printed pieces or more) so readers can save up to 30% with this offer!
Head to their website to check out the lovely new designs!
A gorgeous film of the wedding of Fi & Pat, courtesy of Luke Bickley, with such beautiful imagery I felt like I was on their journey with them! So much love and joy on the couple’s faces, not to mention their family and friends. Enjoy for your Friday pickup everyone!