Photo from Not Just A Honeymoon

While many or our Northern hemisphere friends are hunkering down for a cold winter, I am looking forward to soaking up the sun and drinking ice cold cocktails this Christmas season (if only it was in a location like the one above, what a place to spend Christmas!) What are your plans this year?

Around the blogs this week –

On Polka Dot Groom look afresh at some gift ideas for the man in your life

On Polka Dot Wisdom jeweller Musson showed us the snaps of their QVB store launch

Lara Luz shares Part 2 of some more great tips on Choosing Your Photographer on Polka Dot Wisdom

Photographer Nerida McMurray tells us all about the cute, the sweet, the tantrums and the fingers up the nose in her story about including little ones in your wedding party on Polka Dot Wisdom

On Polka Dot Wisdom Danicia Dutry shares some creative ways to take that memorable walk towards your groom for the publicity shy bride

On Polka Dot Made Alicia shows us how to make a branch altar piece and a twig ball for a simple but very effective decoration

On Polka Dot Weddings Sarah shares some unique wedding entertainment ideas

Anthea writes a beautiful but realistic piece on The Funny Thing About Love Is.. on Polka Dot Weddings

And a heartfelt story from Jessa and Sammy on their wedding preparations on Polka Dot Weddings

Come on a trip to Fiji and visit the gentle and beautiful Fijians on Polka Dot Honeymoons with Michael and Olivera

Around the wedding world this week…

Woohoo! The lovely Jen Huang and I have chosen the winner of the Jen Huang photoshoot! A big congratulations to Sian & Ross! We will be in touch soon to design your custom inspiration board for your shoot!

The delicious Mag Rouge emag launched this week! Put together by four talented New Zealand wedding industry pros! Their debut issue is all about road trips and features beautiful photography, beautiful real weddings, interviews and plenty of tips & tricks. Check it out here!

A brand new TV show is looking for couples to take part! “Making Australia Happy – Couples”, will take four couples who are facing issues in their relationship to receive expert, personalised advice from qualified relationship experts to help them improve their lives over eight weeks.

The show will follow them as they put that advice into practice. What they learn will be broadcast, helping other Australian couples facing similar issues

Would you and your partner like to volunteer for this once in a lifetime opportunity?  Email [email protected]

The brand new issue of White Magazine has hit the shelves and it comes with a very special (and very awesome) feature- a 3D spread (with 3D glasses!) Plus if you visit their website and enter the code polkadot20 in the promo code box upon checkout, you’ll get 20% off your copy!

I searched for a long time yesterday for the perfect Christmas romance video and this was the sweetest I found- I know, i know Australia doesn’t do a snowy Christmas. Which is why it’s so magical seeing one!



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