Friday Roundup

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Photo by Elle DS Photography from Jess and Simon’s Handmade Picnic Wedding

Do you need more colour in your life? Do you love the clean and smart nature of monochrome – or are you a fan of the brights, pastels and shades of colour? I’ve been quite taken with the idea of ramping up the regularity of fresh flowers appearing in our home, I find that a fresh, colourful flower arrangement can make even the plainest of days seem a bit brighter. Is it me, or do flowers also make a home more inviting, more serene? What’s your favourite flower to have in the home?

For a healthy dose of both colour and flowers on your screen, here’s a lovely Friday Roundup to brighten up your day!

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 ~ Kristy and Stephen’s Vintage Wedding 2.Real Wedding ~Nick & Susan’s Whimsical Barn Wedding 3. Real Bride Advice ~ Stop and Smell the Roses – Planning the Perfect Wedding

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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? Cassie Sullivan of Photography with Cassie 2. Expert Advice – When a Bridal Boutique Closes 3. Expert Styling Advice – Colourful Autumn Weddings 4. Destination Wedding Spotlight ~ The Daylesford Region – Boutique Wedding Destination on Melbourne’s Doorstep

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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 Rings 2. Tuesday Type – Wonderhand

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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 Spotlight ~ A Gift of a Thistle Scotland 2. Exotic Honeymoon Destination ~ Honeymoon in Africa with the Zambezi Queen River Cruise

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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 Style Spotlight ~ Men’s Designer JewelleryLord Coconut 2. Real Groom Memories – Inspired Memories – Luke 3. Real Groom Style – Leigh

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Take your whole Bridal party along to enjoy a relaxed morning at the idyllic O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards Wedding Open Day on Sunday, 3 August between 10am and 1pm.  You’ll have the opportunity to speak with a showcase of handpicked local suppliers, explore a multitude of décor ideas, reception and ceremony options, and their in-house wedding consultant will be at your service to answer any of your questions.

There will be complimentary wine tasting at the Cellar Door, prizes and giveaways including a romantic weekend away at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

To RSVP, email Lisa at [email protected] !

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Image by  Todd Hunter McGaw

Considering QUT for your wedding venue? Then their Wedding Open Day on Sunday 25 May from 10am to 2pm, is a must! This free event will showcase the university’s premier wedding venues in the heart of the city: Old Government House and Room Three Sixty. The 150-year-old House’s striking colonial architecture and sandstone facade make it a popular choice for couples who value distinction, whilst nearby Room Three Sixty, atop QUT’s new $230 million development, epitomises sophistication and elegance.

All Open Day Attendees will also go into the draw to win their wedding ceremony at Old Government House!

QUT Gardens Point campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane

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Savvy Brides is playing host to the Sally Eagle trunk show at their Double Bay store, with Sally herself bringing the amazing collection to tow. Join them for bubbles and sweet treats on June 21st and 22nd to view the gorgeous collection, with exclusive discounts for brides who attend the trunk show.

Check out their website for more information!

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New photographer on the block, Sophie Timothy Photography, is  running a competition giving away a full-day wedding package and two half-price wedding packages to three lucky couples. Also, every entry will receive 10% off if they choose to book a full-day wedding package with Sophie before the end of 2014.

The WINNER! will be the couple whose wedding sounds the most fun, creative and like it would fit Sophie Timothy Photography (the more creative, hand-made, offbeat the better). The next two most creative/fun sounding weddings will be the runners up.

For more information, or to submit your entry, head to her website!

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Finally our film of the week comes from Lite Box Films, the gorgeous engagement of Jordan and Ruth. Enjoy!

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  • HayleyLane says:
    May 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Amazing blooms in the first pic. So gorgeous!



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