Friday Roundup

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Photo by John Benavente from Inspired Words – John

I love the colours that this time of year brings: the warm tones of reds, yellows, oranges and browns. We love seeing weddings from this time too, there’s always  a richness to the images that you can only get from the red-hued sunlight of Autumn. Just gorgeous!

We’ve been pretty darn busy at Polkadot Central, but I’m trying not to miss any of the changing seasons this year! If you missed anything from our specialty blogs this week however , we’ve pulled together a huge Friday Roundup just for you!

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 ~ Sarah and Craig’s Rustic DIY Engagement 2. Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Julia 4.Real Engagement ~ Lauren and Tim’s Rooftop Engagement  4. Polka Dot Sneak Peek ~ Your Wedding Cake

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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? Jordana Simpson of Wilder 2. Expert Advice – Winter Bridal Makeup 3. Expert Musings – The Case For Wedding Videographers 4. Practical Advice – Make It Mothers Day

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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 – Orange Wedding Shoes 2. Tuesday Type – Kewl Script 3. DIY Tutorial – Wool Pom Pom 4. 

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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. Honeymoon Destination – Luxury Honeymoon Retreats in Australia 2. Honeymoon Destination Honeymoon in Bali – Villa Sungai

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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. Expert Fashion Advice – Choosing the Groom’s Shoes 2. Groom Wedding Day Tips –I Don’ts’ For Your Wedding Day 3. Real Groom Memories – Inspired Words – John 4. Groom Style – Ryan

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Sample sale alert! For one day only on Saturday May 17th, Lisa Gowing is holding a fab sample sale  of gowns priced from $990 – $3790. Over 30 gowns from Lisa’s “The Golden Age”, “Chantilly” and “Silk” collections and some one-off designs on sale. But it’s only from 3-6pm at the Lisa Gowing Flagship Showroom: Shop 1/220 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff. First come first serve – no appointments.

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If you’re in Sydney  next week, then you’re invited to the exclusive Wedding List Co Bridal Registry Showcase, where you will meet eam from Wedding List Co and browse the gorgeous gifts on offer. Held on Friday 16th May from 5.30 – 6.30pm and 7 – 8pm with all guests receiving a gift from Wedding List Co valued at $100. To register, head to their website!

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Suzanne Harward is holding a Sydney trunk show from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May. Brides can enjoy a glass of champagne while exploring the beautiful gowns of Suzanne Harward and selecting a couture gown that suits your own personal style in a one on one consultation. Book your appointment by calling 03 8415 0688.

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The gorgeous Ripponlea Estate is playing host to an exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and the social narratives of weddings

Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings will be stimulating and exploratory and will invite visitors to interact with the installation. It will include historic and iconic costumes, evocative atmosphere, food and flowers in its exploration of what makes a wedding. The exhibition will also feature dresses from world famous fashion houses, such as Valentino, Maticevski and Akira, as well as rarely seen celebrity wedding gowns from Australia and abroad.

As a special treat for Polka Dot Bride readers, a discount code  “polkadotbride” has been created, and can be applied at the checkout when purchasing tickets. It is a 10% off code for standard exhibition entry and is valid on Adult, Concession, Child and Family tickets. It expires on the 29th of June 2014. To book, head to their website.

The exhibit shows daily from July 1st – September 30th. 10am – 4pm, with special Friday evening openings (6 – 8pm) on July 4th &18th, August 1st, 15th &29th, September 12th &26th.


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Mariana Hardwick is holding a  huge bridal sale at their Armadale Boutique, from 2 May to 19 May. Bridal gowns that were originally up to $5,000 are now from $495, including discontinued styles, design and floor samples at drastically reduced prices. Head to 1210 High St, Armadale to grab an amazing bargain.

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Finally our film of the week comes from the team at Wedding Films, capturing Korin + Luke’s beautiful wedding.  All about family, friends and having a good time,  the ceremony was held at Broadway Chapel, Woolloongabba and their reception at Lightspace.


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