Photo from Rosie and Drew’s Byron Bay wedding by Stewart Ross Photography

It has been an insanely huge week in Polka Dot land this week! Not only is our beloved Ms Paisley back, but we launched a ton of new content on our specialty blogs. So that’s even more goodness coming to you each and every week! Our roundup is a little longer than usual for that reason, but do take the time to check it out! I hope you’ll like it!

Wedding favours with a difference chosen by Josh and Sam for their wedding on Polka Dot Groom

Henry shows us his Groom Style for his marriage to Lauren on Polka Dot Groom

Finally on Polka Dot Groom , Tasmanian Groom Josh explains why he and his wife chose to marry at an art gallery

Mandy from Savvy Brides opened her new wedding gown boutique – check out the fun on Polka Dot Wisdom

Curious about what the Polka Dot team really gets up to when we’re not writing? Check out the first Polka Dot Office

We started Tuesday Type with ‘Mishka’ on Polka Dot Made

Alicia shows us how to make her gorgeous card suitcase on Polka Dot Made

Try out our yummy The Fringe cocktail on Polka Dot Made

Ms Polka Dot started her Etsy Roundup this week with hair flowers on Polka Dot Made

Rosie and Drew share their lovely Byron Bay weddings on Polka Dot Weddings

And from Western Australia we have Sally and Michael’s wedding on Polka Dot Weddings

Sarah shares her girl’s guide to wedding showers and parties with some great tips on Polka Dot Weddings

The first in a new series- Ask Ms Polka Dot ! Also on Polka Dot Weddings

Check out Sarah and Mark’s gorgeous wedding invitations for their Bali nuptials on Polka Dot Honeymoons

Calli shares her beautiful images of Hawaii and tips of things to see and do – chair with cocktail in hand anyone?  on Polka Dot Honeymoon

Around the wedding world this week….


Henri Josef website is holding a one day warehouse sale in Sydney! Gowns are priced at up to 75% off with wedding dresses $299, $399 & $499. Cocktail dresses from $50, $75 and $95. Henry Roth will also be there to personally help you find the right gown for you!

The warehouse sale is Thursday 16th February from 8.30am-5pm and will be held at the Henry Roth Studio, 2nd Level, 87-89 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010. For more information, call the design studio on 02 9211 1733 or email [email protected]



Vintage crockery hire business A Vintage Affair has launched a brand new website (with polka dots!). The website has many more beautiful images of their range, plus a fun gallery! Check out their website here.

Letterpress stationer Bella Figura has updated their site with my 2012 trendsetter favourites! Purchasing my sample pack not only gives you a sampling of the gorgeous range of Bella Figura letterpress (Royal night is my favourite), but it also helps out eco charity Earthworks with 100% of the purchase price being donated! See a small selection of my favourite 2012 invitations here.

 gm photographics are running a Valentines Day special for marrieds to be! Post your best Valentines Day story on their Facebook page to have the chance to win a portrait couture photo session with professionally styled makeup and more! The team are also offering $50 Valentines Day Gift Vouchers for a shoot & credit towards product (valued at $250).

The brand new issue of Bride To Be was released on Wednesday and they’ve shared some sneak peeks with me! There are plenty of real weddings, unique makeup looks, fashion editorials and brand new products and ideas!

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.

Rounding off our Friday Roundup is this fun stop motion wedding inspiration video from Bayly & Moore. Styled by Perth stylist Bonnie Machell, I love how each look comes together so beautifully! I’m particularly a fan of the black and white table linens!

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