Thursday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


This is going up very late Thursday night as a Thursday Roundup, because tomorrow we’re observing a day of silence along with many other bloggers (thanks to brilliant organisation  by Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged)

The horror of the recent in Japan has been heart breaking, and although I know my donation won’t make a big difference, hopefully a lot of them will. Click here to donate through the page the girls have set up to donate for yourself or donate through the Australia Red Cross appeal. Find out more about the day of silence of The For Japan With Love website.

If you’re up for a bit of reading, we’ve had a stack of delicious content on the Polka Dot blogs this week!

What Would They Know? with Fi Foot of Fi Fy Fo Fum Stationery

Want to know what inspires photographer Lucy Leonardi? She let us into her world!

La Belle Weddings shares her take on the “new” candy bar also on Polka Dot Wisdom

Alicia shares her second DIY project on Polka Dot Made- One pair of shoes seven different ways!

On Polka Dot Weddings, Lolly & Olly shared their love story

Lolly & Olly share their wedding planning journey today!

My first Honeymoon Style column debuted on Polka Dot Honeymoons this week! Where should I “go” next?

Don’t forget, we’re always open to new story ideas and new contributors on our specialty blogs! Register for a personalised collection and fill out our contributor application and we’ll be in touch with more information! We’d love to have you!

Portobello Bride’s Boutique wedding expo is coming up next weekend and they’ve kindly given us two tickets to give away! The expo will be held at St Kilda Town Hall on the 26th and 27th of March and include lots of fun like a special fashion parade, curated table displays, photography galleries, a mens lounge, Ed Dixon food design cafe plus plenty fo giveaways!. We have two tickets to giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post telling us what’s currently inspiring your wedding plans and we’ll pick our winners! Competiton closes March 25th 5pm est Visit the website to book your own tickets!

Photographer Samm Blake is on the move to the east coast! That’s right, for all fans of Samm’s beautiful photography (read: me and everyone else on the planet) Samm is moving to Melbourne in just a few months time! She’s taking bookings for the 2012 wedding season on the east coast of Australia and I’d love to help her fill her calender up! Visit her website to contact her.

To celebrate photographing her 100th wedding, photographer Gemma Clarke is holding a photography competition! Gemma is giving away a photography package worth $3500 to one lucky couple! We love Gemma’s work 9she’s a polka dot regular) and can’t wait to see the winning entry! Visit her website for more information.

W.edding & Co is holding a bridal showcase on Saturday 19th March from 10am to 4pm at 249 Lutwyche Road, Windsor, Queensland. Entry is free!

Shopbop opened their wedding boutique this week! The store features bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns and even accessories from designers like BCBG Max Azria, Marchesa, Lela Rose & more- they’re something for everyone’s designer lusting heart! Visit the online store here.

Girl Friday Weddings is launching a Wedding Readiness Workshop with all the tips and tricks you need to help you plan your wedding smoothly! Including writing a run sheet, obtaining permits and what to expect from vendors- Sarah will walk you through it all! Visit the website for more information.

The Little White Wedding Company has set the date for their next event.  The next wedding workshop will be held on the 14th of April and will feature Todd Hunter McGaw, Cake StarThe Butterfly Lounge & Urban Weddings Visit the website for more information.

One last thing to end the week off with, Vane of Brooklyn Bride posted this cool Save The Date video by Hello Super 8 recently- it features two lovely Aussies who have relocated to the USA! Definitely worth a look!

  • Letitia says:
    March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Wintery woolies, navy and white stripes, pops of apricots and deep pinks in amazing illustrative letterpress stationery, florals of grassy greens and whites, photo booths, fairy lights and paper pom poms and hand made personalised printed handkerchiefs for guests with mulled wine, live jazz all night long. the world inspiring me… happy to change and embark on embracing Winter x

  • Elizabeth says:
    March 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Our wedding is being inspired by my South American heritage which I am seeing in brightly coloured blooms, brass bands, ruffled ‘flamenco’ style dresses, personalised cocktails in pretty colours, funky stationary,’papel picado’ banners, bunting, foodie favours and mult-toned shoes under ivory dresses. Most importantly our biggest inspiration is the beautiful photographs that capture those moments where the bride and groom look as if its the happiest day of their lives! That is what we’re aimimg for. Thanks Polka Dot Bride!xx

  • Gemma says:
    March 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    A friend introduced me to the danish word ‘hyggelig’. In essence it means cozy – it has no direct english translation, but it evokes a feeling of being welcome and enticed. This word inspires me completely, though I have no danish connection, I love it!
    To me it’s friendship and love; and quality time spent together not just a quantity of time together! My interpretation of this is a winters evening with a warm glow of candles and hurricane lamps in all the windows and throughout the venue; it’s a big open fireplace, and lush green foliage bringing a touch of nature inside; it’s a hearty meal shared together, and plenty of good wine to go around. This word has become the keystone for planning our wedding together.

  • Nikolinka Angelov says:
    March 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Our wedding is inspired by the Australian Bush. Earthy tones and splashes of red. We love to go camping each year to remote places and that’s what is inspiring us. The trees, the tranquility, the stars. A rustic working farm in the hills brings us our vision.

    Nature. Family. Friends. Laughter. Love. That’s all we need.

  • Polka Dot Bride says:
    March 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Hi girls!

    Thankyou for your entries! our winners are Nikolinka and Gemma! I’ll be in touch with your discount codes shortly.

    Kind regards,

    Ms P

  • Wedding News Tidbits - Polka Dot Bride says:
    June 19, 2015 at 11:33 am

    […] you entered and haven’t received yours please contact me and I’ll resend it to you! Our Portobello Bride ticket giveaway is open until 5pm today so you have plenty of time to get your entries in! Our Imbue Weddings […]



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