This about sums it up doesn’t it? A snapshot from the wedding of Kristina and Brock (see more here) captured by Michele M Waite

Photo courtesy of Michele M Waite

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Although Polka Dot Bride is an Australian blog, I often get word of exciting giveaways throughout the USA. So on the off chance you’re an Aussie bride planning a US wedding or a USA reader here’s a rundown of some of the great giveaways this month!


Blue Orchid Designs are giving away a free wedding coordination package to one lucky couple. The package includes their full day of wedding coordinator package (worth $2000) Open to anyone in the USA, Blue Orchid Designs requires a 300 word story and photo (which will then be voted on by their blog readers).

Competition closes January 31st 2008 and winners will be announced Valentine’s day!


Amazing wedding photographer Jessica Claire is giving away free wedding photography to one lucky couple! The couple must have a great story overcoming all odds, be marrying within the US in 2008 and be unable to afford a lavish wedding.

Competition closes January 12th with winners announced January 21st 2008


Karenscape Photographers (NY) are giving away a wedding photography package every four months for a year! The prize is valued at $US9700. They’re searching for great stories of how engaged couples met and want you to make a 3 minute video about it! The competition is open to Manhattan brides (travel fees may apply outside this area) Visit her site and click the ‘Win A Free Wedding’ link.

Competition closes April 30th with winners announced May 15th 2008

Let me know if you win- I’m excited to see the entries for these competitions!

Or a lot!


Martha Stewart’s new book release ‘Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes’ looks delicious! With beautiful colour photos (from previous Martha Stewart Wedding magazines), tips and tricks for great cakes, cultural tips, and much more- the book is full of inspiration! Kenzie Kate has had a sneak peek and says it’s a winner so you KNOW it’s good! I can’t wait to get it!

I’ve been waiting for this!

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