Photo by Belinda Fettke from Amy and Michael’s story “When Two Paths Merge As One”

Well since we went into holiday mode a little last week, this week’s Friday roundup is extra full of tidbits from around the Polka Dot blogs and the wedding world!

A wonderful warm welcome to our first ever groom blogger Julian over on Polka Dot Groom! Head on over and help him feel welcome as he blogs about his wedding planning journey!

Also on Polka Dot Groom, funky groom shoes!

Need blog resources? Check out the ultimate directory with new site Bloggers Domain profiled on Polka Dot Wisdom

Insider advice fro selecting your venue from CL Weddings & Events

Lucy Leonardi shares her words of wisdom on choosing the right photographer for you

The start of our Blog Basics series. First up, giving image credit!

Sweet beaded napkin rings by DIY Queen Alicia on Polka Dot Made

Making a fantastic floral invitation with Cristina Re, also on Polka Dot Made

Kiwi Mel kicks off her wedding story with the proposal on Polka Dot Weddings

Katie wrote about meeting the love of her live, also on Polka Dot Weddings

Amy and Michael’s story, plus their fun engagement photos are worth checking out!

Joanie and Tim and their elegant Brisbane wedding

Finally on Polka Dot Weddings, Lyndall shares her wedding day story in three parts! (See part one, part two and part three!)

and Kiwi Mel shares the second of her wedding entries with the most amazing headpiece she chose for her wedding day!

Don’t forget if you have entered our Infinity Photography Giveaway and have not received email confirmation of your entry, you’ll need to resend it to [email protected] and wait for a confirmation!If you haven’t entered yet, check out the competition here– you could win part of the Infinity Photography $9500 prize pool!

Don’t forget also to enter to win one of two Paloma’s Nest prize packs in our competition here!

Sharnel Dollar has released a new, more affordable drink dispenser for your purchase! She has even more styles coming in July but for all the brides asking where to find them, here’s your chance! Check our Sharnel’s online store for more information.


White Tulip Photography has had a makeover, Mandy Bowler has taken her branding and added a fresh look- in Spring like greens and yellows, it’s worth a look (if only to pour over Mandy’s beautiful candid imagery!) . Visit the new look website here.

Are you a UK bride who has been dreaming of Johanna Johnson’s glamorous bridal gowns? Dream no more- Luella’s Boudoir in Wimbledon, London has just become a stockist of Johanna Johnson gown. Visit the website to make an appointment to view Johanna’s capsule collection.
If you’re not in the UK and want to peruse Johanna Johnson’s accessories online, the online store has a special discount through April gives every purchase a free hand-crafted Astor cuff in celebration of the royal wedding! Visit the online store for more details.

As per our last Friday roundup, the Cristina Re giveaway closes tomorrow! So don’t forget to head over to their blog and enter to win one of ten prize packs!

Karen Willis Holmes has launched her new e boutique! Her online store is filled with everything from Karen’s bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns, hair flowers, earrings, jewels, even veils and petticoats! Visit the online store for more information.