Happy Monday dotties! What did you get up to on the weekend? Did you get engaged on Valentine’s Day? I,  being the wedding blogger that I am, forgot to buy a card for Mr Polka and ran to get one on the day. It said “You Are Flippin Gorgeous!” so I loved it and bought it (and then the cashier who served me had just picked up a dead rat before she touched the card, I told Mr Polka this was proof of love seeing as it now had dead rat on it).

Remember how I mentioned on Friday that Brands Exclusive are holding a special wedding boutique sale starting tomorrow? Well they’ve offered one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader a $100 voucher! Just leave a comment on this entry telling me the favourite thing you’ve planned for your wedding and why the most creative answer will win! We’ll close the competition at 5pm AEST today. 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

So let’s start our week of with a fantastical, talented vendor, a spotlight on a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Check out our amazing wedding photographers, wedding cinematographers, wedding planners, wedding celebrants, wedding venues and oh so much more all ready to take your wedding plans and help you turn your wedding day into the wedding day it should be- awesome.

One thing that your reception needs? If you’re turning it into a massive party? Awesome music. Luckily we have such awesome entertainers advertising with Polka Dot Bride right? Move On Up is one such awesome entertainer. They’re a funk, jazz and groove band that play all over NSW (well near Sydney! but they can travel anywhere, including internationally!).

There’s a core group of five musicians but they can add and subtract to suit your particular function. With a love of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, D.I.G, Brand New Heavies and oh so many more the band take requests and will tailor the music for your crowd and event. So if you want people dancing all night? They can do that. if you want them to sway and enjoy their meal while humming? They can do that too. Talented bunch that they are!

To get to know the band a little more, we asked Nathan from Move On Up five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink?

Your favourite weekend getaway?
I love to get away to Byron Bay for the weekend, rent a cottage down at Tallows, enjoy the sun, waves and then some great food in town.

Favourite restaurant?
My Fave is the Chelsea Tea House in Avalon. Intimate, cosy and with great food.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Ideally a smoked salmon brioche with truffle oil, cottage cheese, rocket and fresh juice.

Your favourite wedding story?
I’ve had the privilege of playing at many weddings over the years so thinking of only one story is difficult, but a recent memory is from a wedding at Balmoral Beach. It was a traditional Jewish ceremony and reception, but just happened to be held on the hottest Sydney summer day of the year! The groomsmen thought they would fix the problem by carrying out the groom and the bride and throwing them in the Balmoral Ocean Pool!

Visit Move On Up’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Move On Up is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory