Caitlin & Stirling’s Wedding (Photo By Janine Kaye)

Okay Polka lovelies- who had a week full of wonderful surprises? Or was it hard going and you’re ready for the weekend? I’ve had a lovely week showing off beautiful weddings and exciting things to you this week and I’m looking forward to next week. But I must say I’m happy to get an intense week over and done with!

Have you caught up on our specialty blogs yet this week? There’s been some fantastic entries- including a cocktail party guide!

Fancy ties over on Polka Dot Groom

Want to know the truth behind the “wedding” word? Sarah from Girl Friday Weddings explains from a  vendor’s point of view.

A photographer delves into the story behind the image on Polka Dot Wisdom

Also on Wisdom, behind the scenes on the Ava Madison bridesmaids shoot

Caitlin and Stirling’s misty mountain wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

Rebekah shopped on Etsy and look what she found also on Polka Dot Weddings

Rebekah also shares her struggle with expectations and weddings on Polka Dot Weddings

Our DIY Queen Alicia shares a cocktail themed hen’s party (complete with DIY tutorials and free downloads)

Something stylish to pack in your suitcase over on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Our five Infinity Photography competition winners are ready to be announced! Our two major prize winners are Ariana & Nick and Alice & Chris (both their boards above) have both won a $4000 photography package from Infinity. Congratulations! Our three runners up are Amelia & Toby, Tallem & Matthew and Connie & Aurelius who have each won a $500 Infinity voucher!

Emmy Rose Stationery is have a 60% off sale for note cards, tags, twine and paper pretty goodies. It’s a good chance to stock up for your hand written note mission! Check out the website for more information.

Photography brand Poppics has re-branded to become Hannah Millerick! Check out the gorgeous new website here!

Ava Madison bridesmaids are running a competition to win a $300 gift voucher. All you have to do is create an inspiration board using an Ava Madison dress design, the top five with the most “likes” will go into the draw to win a voucher. Check out their page for more details.

The Sydney Ultimate Wedding Planning Party will be held again in the Opera Point Marquee in August! Fashion shows, champagne, canapes and some of the industry’s best will all be on show under the majestic sails of the Opera House. Visit the website to book your tickets.