Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Woohoo! Our first Friday Roundup for 2017, our tenth birthday and the first month with our brand new look! It has been a mighty big week at Polka Dot Bride! We are celebrating our birthday together in the sunshine (right universe, no rain for us!) and celebrating our brand new look (read more about that here!).

We shall be drinking plenty of champagne and eating plenty of cake and we’ll be back next week with a birthday wrap up post (because it’s not Polka Dot Bride if I don’t get a little soppy on a birthday) and plenty more wedding inspiration! In the meantime, find some cake (and tag us in it on Instagram!) and drink some bubbles- we give you an excuse!

Let’s wrap up the week that was on the polka blogs!

How To Take Honeymoon Photos Like A Pro!

Wedding Place Setting Hacks – Take Your Place Settings To The Next Level With 5 Easy Tips!

Brett shares his beautiful Inspired Memories

Five Minutes With….Julia From Julia’s Celebrant Agency

One so very fitting for our birthday! Make our Polka Dot Punch

What Would They Know? Caitlyn Elliott of Studio C Bridal

Love the romance of Erin And Michael’s Captured Memories

So romantic! David and Tess’ Romantic ‘Surprise’ Santorini Proposal

Inspired Words from a bride who has walked her way down the aisle- thanks, Lisa!

Sweet and pretty- loving the Petunia font

Rainy day weddings are fast becoming a favourite as evidenced by our love for Lauren and John’s Rainy Hunter Valley Wedding

Planning for a year-long engagement? We’re sharing Honeymoons In Paradise – Where to Go In January

Andrew shares his Groom Style



Sugarlove Weddings are hosting their “Share The Love” promotion for January! Book Sugarlove Weddings and mention the “Share The Love” promotion and SugarLove Weddings will transfer $100 into your bank account! Know someone who is newly engaged? When they book and tell Sugarlove your name and details upon booking- you’ll get the dollars! (The booking must be made by midnight January 31st, 2017 and the referring party details must be provided before this date to be valid. This could be the newly engaged couple themselves or a 3rd party who has told you about our promotion.)

Showtime Events & Cargo Hall are hosting their annual wedding showcase tomorrow the 14th of January. At South Wharf Promenade from 11 am until 4 pm, the showcase will give couples who make bookings on the day special discounts with plenty of wedding inspiration to enjoy on the day.

Jennifer Go bridal Couture is hosting a Melbourne trunk show between the 9th and 12th of February. Make an appointment for a personal consultation and of course a chance to try on Jennifer’s stunning creations.  Visit their website for more information.

The Vintage Bride Magazine wedding fairs are kicking off for the year! The first one will be held in Perth on January 22nd, then Melbourne on February 5th and Brisbane on February 26th, Packed full of vintage inspired wedding vendors, they are a must visit for the lovers of history. Check their Facebook page for more details.

Brisbane Couples can get their wedding planning started for the year with The Brisbane Club open night! Join the team and their preferred suppliers on Thursday, January 19th for a night of champagne, canapes and beautiful wedding inspiration!  Visit the website to reserve your place.

The Parmelia Hilton Perth is giving away a wedding to one lucky couple! Get along and attend their wedding open day on the 12th of February for your chance to go into the draw to win a wedding valued at $10,000. The open day runs from 9 am until 2:30 pm at the hotel., with free entry and free bubbles! Tour the hotel and meet their preferred suppliers, gather inspiration for your day and potentially walk away with the prize!

Ballarat couples can receive some fun perks at the Mercure Ballarat! Book your wedding at the hotel to receive a $300 beauty salon voucher and a round of golf for four people (perfect for a pre-wedding celebration!) Check their website for more!

Wedding photographer Lucy Nuzum is travelling to Australia from Ireland in October 2017 and would love to shoot plenty of Australian weddings while she is here! Her introductory package price starts at $3300 (and includes her full day of coverage – 12 hours. This includes all the best images as high resolution, un-watermarked files, and a gorgeous video slideshow telling the story of your day. A full day of coverage is usually 800+ images.) and she loves to take plenty of unobtrusive candid photos! Visit her website to book!

Our film of the week comes from our friends at The White Tree. Dion and Jordan’s stunning flower-filled wedding day was captured in such a beautifully emotive way and somehow made me both cry and smile- definitely, one to enjoy with  a big cup of tea


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