Photo from Caroline and Jame’s October Wedding by Kieran Parsons Photography

What a beautiful week it’s been- I had one of the most wonderful weeks this week and plan to escape to the country to toast to wonderful moments with dear friends (trust me though, after the marathon effort of Ikea-ing and moving offices I’m going to be soaking it up!) What have you been up to?

A busy week again on our specialty blogs, here’s a snapshot of them!

Nerida McMurray shows her favourite way of personalising your bouquet on Polka Dot Wisdom

Ms Floral’s shares the second part of her Wollongong trip with a peek at popular wedding venues

How to tell your story with your wedding ceremony also on Polka Dot Wisdom

Check out my button cookie favor and box tutorial on Polka Dot Made

Also on Made, the girls at Cristina Re share their guide to classic invitations and sizes

Caroline and James’ Beautiful October Wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

Daniel and Mel’s Purple inspired wedding also on Polka Dot Weddings

Fancy an escape to Bora Bora? Katrina and Michael share part two of their amazing honeymoon on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week….

The lovely Shannon of Little Flamingo Stationery has chosen the winner of her save the date giveaway!

The four winners are:

The “Carved Love” so represents who we are: High School Sweethearts with a love for each other and the environment! We plan to get married under a tree and we will be having an eco friendly wedding also with all Native Flowers. So this style falls right into place for us. Its a lovely idea for our guests to have that keepsake in their own garden that will have a long lasting impression of the day, our love for each other and an environmental message all in one.

I love design & typography so I think the Contemporary Monogram set would suit us the most, I like the long rectangle shape it come in too & the texture of the stock.
Thanks for introducing these guys to me & fingers crossed for the win as I’m having trouble finding the right STD cards & if were to win this I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

For me, little bird in a birdcage is the winner. It suits the birdcage decorations that I’ve bought to decorate the church and our venue. the image on the invites makes me think of pretty things, like birds, flowers and nature -exactly the theme I am going for with my wedding!

‘Carved love invitation’ is the one for us!
We’re going with a tree theme and finding this one thanks to polka dot bride has confirmed that I will buy the carved heart vases I found online. They will match perfectly. Am so very excited!! : )

Congratulations to our winners! I will be in touch shortly!

Project Innovate is officially branded and officially out there with two weeks to go! Check out this entry to book your ticket and learn from one of America’s leading wedding PRs on how to effectively work your brand to it’s potential!

The talented girls at 100 Layer Cake have launched a Popup Shop! They’ve already had an incredible sale on items and this week it was gorgeous cake stands! Check out the popup shop website for more information!



The Eclective, an Adelaide boutique bridal fair is gearing up for it’s September show! Check out the soon to be launched website for more information! There are a number of boutique bridal expos coming up- First Comes Love is this weekend in Perth, the Perth Wedding UpMarket will be held in August and Portobello Bride is coming to Sydney in August too!. Check our events calender for more!

Johanna Johnson is heading to Brisbane on the 1st and 2nd of July for a trunk show! Spaces are booking out fast so if you want to book your place to try on and buy Johanna’s stunning creations, visit the website for more information.

Baccini & Hill are holding a mid year sale with up to 80% off stock next weekend including bridal, bridesmaids and flower girl frocks- there’s even 15% off new orders! Check out the website for more information.

Speaking of mid year sales Brides of Melbourne is also holding a mid year sale next weekend with 15% off new orders. Check the website for details!