Friday Roundup

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Photo by Alcorn Images  from The Golden Rules For Being A Bridesmaid

Ever felt like no matter what goes on in your head, no matter what your intentions are, life goes on regardless of your plans? Today, I write this with my foot in a (very cold) ice bath after twisting my ankle in a netball game. More than the soreness and the swelling I absolutely hate the feeling of being powerless. Where’s that control I’ve been clinging to?

Not everything goes to plan. This is one lesson that life keeps on trying to teach me. Perhaps it’s time I learned it, accepted it and stopped trying to be responsible for everything and everyone. Maybe that way I might actually enjoy the process which in the end is what it’s all about.

Here’s to enjoying the ride!

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 ~ A Homemade Australian Bush Wedding – Part One 2. Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Renee 3. Real Wedding ~ A Homemade Australian Bush Wedding – Part Two 5.

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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? Louise Ward of Chesters at Yarra Valley Conference Centre 2Saying No To Kids – The Way Towards A Child Free Wedding 3. The Best Resource For A Destination Bride 4. April Birthstone Diamond 5. The Golden Rules For Being A Bridesmaid

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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 – Custom Wedding Maps 2. Tuesday Type – Daft Brush 3. ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid?’ Secret Egg Tutorial 4. Cocktail Friday – Dilmah Moroccan Mint Mojito

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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. Australian Honeymoon Ideas

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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. Wedding Planning Tips For Grooms

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Johanna Johnson trunk show

Johanna Johnson is heading to Melbourne this week for her VIP trunk show! Johanna will be in town from April 8-9th at the Park Hyatt hotel so make sure to secure your space by contacting 02 9360 9411 or emailing [email protected]

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David Jones Sydney are holding a Bridal Sample Sale in the Bridal Suite on Level 7 of their Elizabeth Street store from 6 April to the 12 April 2014. Customers will be able to access the Bridal Suite via the customer elevators only, in store.

Receive 50% off a selected range of bridal from leading Australian designers including:

Lisa Ho
Carla Zampatti
Alex Perry
Lisa Gowing
Steven Khalil
Karen Willis Holmes
Collette Dinnigan
Johanna Johnson

*Offers available for a limited time only, while stocks last. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

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Helen Rodrigues are proud to announce that they have opened  a second boutique a few doors down from their flagship salon in Neutral Bay called Sincerely Helen Rodrigues. The boutique gives brides the opportunity to purchase sample and pre-loved wedding gowns from local and international designers including Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Inbal Dror to name just a few!

In addition to buying their dream gown, brides will also have the opportunity to sell their gown on a consignment basis.

To celebrate, Sincerely Helen Rodrigues are offering Polka Dot Bride readers an additional 5% off any already drastically reduced gown or a free veil! But hurry, this offer is only valid for the month of April! Call 04 49 646 746 to book your appointment.

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Finally our film of the week comes from In A Maze Films who say:

“We had so much fun capturing the love between Vicky & Rick. The weather turned out to be beautiful and the laughters were loud.”



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