I am so thrilled this week that we welcomed the newest member of the Polka Dot team- the beautiful daughter of our Sales Director Ms Paisley! We’ve also had a busy week planning 2012 and I’m a little bit excited at the things we have in store!

Around the blogs this week –

James Harvie from James Harvie Photography shares with us his inspiration with a gorgeous very Melbourne image on Polka Dot Wisdom

On Polka Dot Wisdom, Sharon writes about a wonderfully sensible idea – creating a ‘don’t list’

Amy Chan gives us some  great tips on What Style Suits Me – for your wedding day hair and makeup on Polka Dot Wisdom

On Polka Dot Made make a fabric boutonniere with Alicia from Akimbo

A fascinator for a fabulous find? Find out how to make one on Polka Dot Weddings

Megan shows us how she made her absolutely gorgeous wedding invitations on Polka Dot Weddings

And we showcase the stylish Lake Terrace at Montville QLD on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week…

I was quite enchanted by the stunning wedding photos from the wedding of Lauren Bush & David Lauren, the groom’s father Ralph Lauren designed Lauren’s gown and I think it is completely beautiful! Check out more of the wedding on Vogue.

Photo courtesy of Vogue, photography by Norman Jean Roy

Perth photographer Daniel Price is gifting a “Beloved” photo session worth $1150 to one lucky couple. The couple, will have an experience like Ashley & Travis (above). A photo session of you and your beloved, a digitalPer collection and a DVD showcase collection of your images., Check out Daniel’s blog post for more information.

Australian wedding magazine Modern Wedding are holding a very special auction! They’re auctioning off all the beautiful gowns form their “Pink” edition to help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Gowns from Trelise Cooper, Wendy Makin,  Akira, Kirrily Johnston and even Lisa Ho are all for sale and all proceeds go to a worthy cause. Check out their auction for more!

Photographers! We’re looking for beautiful, candid wedding photographs to continue our “Magical Moments” series from 2010, simply check out our submissions page and the “Current Callout” for details.

Perth Brides! You’re so lucky with the competitions in your state right now! Don’t forget to enter our fantastic Jen Huang competition! I am so excited to work with the winning couple on a beautiful, beautiful concept!Check out the details here!

Photographer Brent Lukey (also a Melbourne wedding photographer!) has had his nature photograph listed as one of the best best photographs in the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest! The winner will be announced in December, Congratulations Brent!

For our video of the week, I had to share this proposal with you- the story behind it had me crying (not unusual but I know it’s a good one if it makes me go there!) So incredibly romantic!

[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f8hCk2Cbtw[/youtube]

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