Photo by Photo Factory Bali from Sarah and Mark’s Bali Destination Wedding on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the Polka Dot blogs this week –

On Polka Dot Wisdom Sharon Naylor share some more words of wisdom in asking your wedding vendors for flexibility.

Surprise weddings – a whole lot of fun on Polka Dot Wisdom

Make the cutest felt ring cushion on Polka Dot Made from Nat of Dear Little House

Pre nuptial agreements – yes or no? by Sarah on Polka Dot Weddings

And wouldn’t we all just love a destination wedding in Bali – see Sarah and Mark’s on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Around the wedding world this week….


If you are yet to enter our Jemma Kidd makeup kit giveaway, there’s still time! You could win one of ten Backstage kits (valued at $54.94 each) with a few easy steps. Check out the blog post to enter.

Melbourne photographer Erin King has started 2012 with a brand new website and packages to match her new look! Erin not only specialises in weddings, but she has a passion for pet photography! New Zealanders take note: Erin frequently returns to New Zealand to capture kiwi brides so she’s one to check out! Check it out here.

It’s time for Wedding Gifts Direct to launch their February promotion! Register with Wedding Gifts Direct during the month of February and receive a FREE* KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer valued at $795, OR a Le Creuset 28cm & 20cm Round French Oven valued at $928, OR a Stelton Kontra Fruits & Salad Bowl valued at $285! Check out the website to register.

A new year is the time for new websites and Hannah Millerick is another photographer who has launched her fresh new site! Check it out here.

David Henry Photography are running a special Valentine’s Day competition! The winner will receive a David Henry Photography “Sweethearts” Photography session plus a print or prints and a disk of images. Check out their Facebook page for details on how to enter to win!

Victoria brides! The Peter Rowland Wedding Showcase is coming up and have generously offer us five double passes (valued at $20 each) to give away! The Peter Rowland Wedding Showcase will be held on Saturday, 18th of February and will not only show off the exclusive range of Peter Rowland venues, but also their preferred suppliers – photographers, florists, even entertainers and decor suppliers. Marrieds to be will be able to enjoy champagne and delicious Peter Rowland treats as they discover the showcase and the venues Peter Rowland has to offer.

The venues themselves are spectacular. They include  NGV International, Melbourne Museum, Persimmon at NGV International, Port Melbourne Yacht Club, Flemington – The Event Centre, Rippon Lea Estate, The Chapter House and Gardens House at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Peter Rowland Catering Wedding Showcase will be held in the Touring Hall, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton from 10am to 3pm. Admission to the showcase is $10 with all proceeds donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia. To book or for further information, call 03 9825 0092 or email [email protected].

To win one of five double passes to the Peter Rowland Wedding Showcase, simple leave a comment on this entry letting me know your favourite wedding venue and why you love it! The five most creative answers will win!

The winner will be chosen by the Polka Dot Bride team and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. Entrants must be able to attend the showcase on February 18th, 2012. If no contact is made by February 17th 2012, the prize will be reallocated to another contestant. This prize is not redeemable for cash. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered.  This Competition closes 16th February 2012 5pm Australian Daylight Saving Time.


 Finally! Our film of the week! This stunning Melbourne wedding is just so, well Melbourne that I had to share it to round out our week! The White Tree shot this St Kilda celebration of Jason & Kate and everything about it is stylish, glam and Melbourne!

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