Ryan & Kim’s Winter Wedding Photo by Studio Eclectic

Phew what a week! We have been working really hard this week to improve the load time of the new site and make everything work smoothly while we prepare to transition to a new server. it’s been an interesting week full of new opportunities and exciting developments and as always, we here at Polka Dot Bride are reveling in the new site!

On our specialty blogs this week:

Julian gives all the grooms out there excellent tips on getting the right fit for your suit on Polka Dot Groom

Pina Fiorenza joins us to tell us about herself and her beautiful Fiorenza gowns on Polka Dot Wisdom

Funkified Entertainment gives us the essential guide on organising your wedding music on Polka Dot Wisdom

Pre wedding beauty tips? Katerina from Adore Beauty has it covered on Polka Dot Wisdom

Ms Floral tells us all about the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party 2011 on Polka Dot Wisdom

I take you to the Land of Oz with her very own ruby glitter shoes tutorial on Polka Dot Made

Colourful shoes, socks and bubbles feature in Samantha and Chris’s wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

Sarah writes an ‘oh, so handy’ post on Demystifying Dress Codes for Polka Dot Weddings

And we share in the gorgeous winter wedding story of Ryan and Kim on Polka Dot Weddings

Patagonia, Chile anyone? Share in Kyle’s adventure there on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week….

Henry Roth is holding a massive blowout sample sale at their Sydney studio next week! Wedding dress prices start at $299 and evening gowns from $50. The sale will be held on Thursday October 27 from 8am to 5pm at  the Henry Roth Studio Sydney, Level 2, 87-89 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW. Visit their website for more information.

Gorgeous US brand DwellStudio has hit Australian shores with The Wedding List Co. Based in NYC, and as seen on Sex & The City, Dwell have have now made their gorgeous range of luxurious bedding and accessories available to Australians. The best part is you can register for it or buy it yourself through the company’s gift store. Wedding List Co will even be holding “bed styling” events in the new year (if you’re like members of my family who don’t understand the meaning of pretty pillows, you might need to attend this one!)

Wedding Gifts Direct has a great registry offer for the month of October! If you sign up for your registry during October you will receive a FREE* Tribe Design Movie Set Stage Floor Light in Black valued at $795, a Plumm Glasses & Decanter Set valued at $179, OR a Bodum Knife Block valued at $99.95 (the gift you receive is dependent on the value of your registry so check the T&Cs as always!). Oh and the extra special kicker? You! Yes you my polka dotties get an extra special gift if you mention Polka Dot Bride when signing up and you will receive a free Bohemia Crystal Vase (valued at $49.95) with the delivery of your wedding gifts, Visit the website for more information.

Have you signed up to the Polka Dot newsletter yet? We’re launching in a little while and can’t wait to get you even more inspired goodness into your inboxes! Sign up here.

Rebekah of Thats Life! magazine has put the call out to Polka Dot Bride readers for different kinds of weddings – those with a story from the unique, the quirky, the unusual.  She wants to hear about it and feature it in the magazine! If you’d like to retell the story of your day for the magazine, just contact Rebekah on rebekah.scanlan at pacificmags.com.au

Brent Quincy Buchanan of The Grindhouse (remember the video he shot back in April?) shared this special he shot of Mike & Inga called “Soundtrack Of Their Lives”. He’s shot many more in this series now too which are nice, sweet little snippets.


Have a wonderful weekend! See you back bright and early Monday morning for another Polka Dot Bride week!