Friday Roundup

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Photo by Julia Jane Photography from Inspired Words – Susie

 We are all pretty jealous of Ms Gingham heading off to beautiful Bali this coming week, so to ensure I don’t descend into moroseness by comparing weather conditions of Melbourne (cold + wet) with her destination (warm + sunny), I am enjoying all that Winter can bring. That is: an open fireplace, the sound of rain pattering on the windowsill, the glisten of the sun after a downpour, and warm scarves tucked into woolen coats.

Are you lucky enough to be in a sunny location this week? Regardless, perhaps we’ll all find time to enjoy today’s Friday Roundup, which is choc full of fantatstic events and giveaways this week. 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 Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Susie 2. Real Wedding ~ Anjan and Shweta’s Wedding in India

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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? Jamie Woolcott of Woolcott & Wright Event Catering 2. Expert Advice – 8 Unique Ways to be the Best Bridesmaid Ever

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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 – Warm Winter Coats 2. Tuesday Type – Oops 3. DIY Tutorial – Scarf Gift Wrapping 4.Cocktail Friday – The Grand Watson

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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. Destination Highlight – Weddings & Honeymoons in Venice, Italy

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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 Advice ~ Vowing Your Bride – Groom Wedding Day Vows 2. Groom Style – Brendan

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Great news! After the success of last year’s Karen Willis Holmes sample sale, they have decided to make it an annual event. Only on for 3 days  from 20 – 22 June at their Sydney Head Office, there will be up to 90% off gowns that were originally $2000 -$5000! The sale also will include discontinued designs & workroom wedding gown samples as well as accessories.

Where: Karen Willis Holmes Head Office, Unit 501 ‘Flourmill Studio’3 Gladstone Street, Newtown NSW 2042. PH: 02 9519 3901

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Who doesn’t love a clear out of a breathtakingly gorgeous wardrobe?! Suzanne Harward is offering brides-to-be a chance to own a stunning piece from the collection at drastically reduced prices. This will be their biggest sample sale to date as they move closer to launching their 2015 collection! So note down Saturday June 14th, 9am-6pm at 334 Malvern Road Prahran, Victoria.

No appointments needed.

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Fabulous makeup artist Nico Harry has a lovely new website, and to celebrate, she is giving one lucky Sydney Bride the chance to win a wedding makeup package for her and 3 bridesmaids including lashes, her trial and touch up kit ,with a prize value of $650.  3 runners up will receive their pre-wedding makeup trial and 20% off their wedding makeup. The competition will run until the 21st June. For more details and to enter, head to the Beauty Page website.

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Want to take your hens’ party to Bali? Perfect timing! Holidays for Couples has a five-night Bali escape up for grabs. This could be the ultimate girls’ getaway (think shopping, pampering, cocktails by the beach…) or perhaps a relaxing pre-wedding holiday with another couple. Take whoever you wish but it will be you and three of your nearest and dearest indulging in 5 nights of luxury in a two-bedroom pool villa at the gorgeous Tanadewa Luxury Villas, situated in the exclusive enclave of Nusa Dua. Bliss!

The competition closes on the 23rd June, simply head to their Facebook page to enter!

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Calling all Brisbane brides! The Brisbane Marriott Hotel is hosting a Wedding Open Day this Saturday, where  they will be holding private tours of their event spaces “done up” in all their glory. Head to their website for more information on their lovely spaces.

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Finally our film of the week comes from In A Maze Films, capturing the gorgeous Wedding day of Vicky and Rick. I just love the wording garland and the fun-filled day!


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