Dare I get Rebecca Price’s song in my head, but I *am* pretty glad it’s Friday!

Photo by Steve and Alan from Amac and Wise for Nick and Trish’ s Wedding

Good morning Polka Dot Bridettes! I’m so glad it’s Friday (though truth be told I hope I am sitting on a beach fairly soon!) It’s quiet on the news front this week but I do have some goodies to share!

As usual, a lot has been happening on the polka dot specialty blogs! (subscribe to all our blogs at once in your feedreader by using this link or hit the subscribe tab on each individual blog to subscribe to each feed!)

Check out Damien’s favourite memory from his wedding day on Polka Dot Groom

Nick and Trish had a polka dot Piccadilly wedding and shared it on Polka Dot Weddings!

We interview Kristy Marek of Imbue Weddings on Polka Dot Wisdom

Natalie took us on her honeymoon to Hayman Island with a video on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Lucy Leonardi shared a day in the life of her job as a wedding photographer over on Polka Dot Wisdom

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!

The winners of our Imbue Weddings competition are Charlene and Wayne.  Kristy of Imbue Weddings says she chose them to win “because of their ideas for flowers – lots of gorgeous colours – and the sound of that beautiful fig tree! It was really hard to choose!” Congratulations Charlene and Wayne! i will be in touch soon!

Don’t forget we’re giving away two $4000 photography packages with Infinity Photography too, you can find out more about that competition here!

Our lovely DIY contributing editor on Polka Dot Made and Akimbo head designer, Alicia has launched a free ebook on stationery! It’s called “How To Get Kick-Arse Wedding Stationery” The beautifully presented ebook is full of tips and tricks for figuring out what you want, the differences between stationery types, stationery options and it even has worksheets and checklists so you make sure you don’t miss anything!  Download it from Alicia’s website.

Brisbane bridal beauty company The Powder Room are holding a bridal showcase at The Emporium Hotel in Brisbane on 24th May, 2011 between 6pm – 8pm.

Entry is $15 per person and includes beverages (including bubbles) high tea, giveaways and a gift bag, as well as being pampered with hair and makeup ideas and tips and tricks from wedding suppliers including Emporium Hotel, Paddington Weddings, Net Productions, Julie Whitehead Cakes, Amini Concepts, Butterfly Lounge and Little White Wedding Co.

Visit the website here to register.

Basilica Couture is holding a sample sale for their Pronuptia Paris sample gowns beginning this month!. Gowns have been reduced to 50% of the original sale price (or make them your best offer! There’s only one of each!) The sale is first in best dressed and will end on April 30th unless all gowns are sold sooner. The sale is at 206 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne (near Lyons Rd) and you can visit Tuesday – Friday between 1pm & 5pm with no appointment required between these hours. Check out the website for more information.

Are you a Brisbane bride? To celebrate  Easts Leagues Club’s recent $5 million refurbishment the club is offering one lucky local couple the chance of a lifetime – to win their dream wedding reception in the new Easts Event Centre.

The prize is valued at over $20,000 and includes reception food and beverage, room decoration, a wedding planner and even a custom designed wedding gown by leading Brisbane fashion designer Daniel Lightfoot.
Entry forms are available at Easts or during their Event Centre Open Day on Sunday 17 April from 11am to 3pm. The winning couple will be drawn at Easts on 1 May 2011. Easts is located at 40 Main Avenue, Coorparoo, Brisbane, 4151 – (07) 3397 8885.

Have a wonderful weekend full of plans, sunshine and relaxation!