Friday Roundup

by | Bride


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Photo by Dominique Felicity Chapman | Sam Hughes from 1950s Vintage Wedding In Perth

Happy Friday Dotties! What a busy week it has been at Polka Dot HQ. With weddings on my mind (we have a few coming up so soon!) holidays on our minds and Christmas (!) just around the corner the week has certainly has had it’s twists and turns. I’m looking forward to a warm and sunny weekend and even a few little fun outings (Are you following along with our adventures on Instagram?)

So as we do every Friday morning, let’s catch up on the posts and news of the week.

 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. Thao and Vanessa’s Traditional Vietnamese 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.

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1.What Would They Know? Melissa Kuti of Oak & Linden 2. Planning your Wedding Car Hire – Part 2

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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. 

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1. Etsy Roundup ~ Gold Hair Combs 2. Tuesday Type – Garden

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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.

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1.  Five Soul Changing Experiences At Eco Beach Broome 2. Real Destination Wedding – Kathleen and James’ New York Destination Wedding

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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 Fashion Watch – Wooden Bow Ties From Two Guys Bow Ties

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Hawthorn Arts Centre - EPICURE -  weddings - Main Hall balcony

EPICURE Catering will be launching their brand new venue- the refurbished Hawthorn Arts Centre this weekend on Sunday 26th of October from 11am to 1pm at an exciting showcase event! The venue, located at 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn is a stunning venue that blends contemporary design with art deco details. Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you enjoy the beautifully restored venue which can hold up to 300 guests, including the stunning Chandelier Room which can hold 90 guests.

Bookings are essential so call 03 9290 9400 or [email protected]

Designer Dress Hire - Formal, Birdesmaid, Cocktail Dresses

Australian online gown store Runway Dream is offering Polka Dot Bride readers an exclusive discount! Whether you want to hire that special occasion dress, or purchase it for your very own Runway Dream offers dresses from some of your favourite labels- including Grace & Hart, Nicola Finetti, Talulah, LIFEwithBIRD and Lucid!

To receive 20% discount on any purchase, just use the code POLKADOTBRIDE20 upon checkout! This offer expires on the 17th of November 2014.


The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay in collaboration with the Double Bay Wedding Collective and wedding partners are hosting their first ever Double Bay wedding showcase! To be held in the grand ballroom of the hotel on Sunday 2nd of November from 10:00am – 1:00pm and 1.30pm – 4:00pm the showcase will be filled with talented local vendors – including florists, bridal wear, photographers and even hair and makeup! Plus you’ll go into the draw to win a huge array of prizes!

Tickets are free and can be booked online through their ticket website.


To finish off your week, this week’s film comes from the talented duo of Humdrum Films! It poured with rain on the couple’s wedding day but somehow, just as it always does, things worked out and became even more atmospheric and magical and Humdrum were there to capture it all!



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