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Photo from Kate’s Engagement Party on Polka Dot Weddings

Congrats Dotties! It’s the end of the another week and definitely time to celebrate! How are you spending your weekend?

On Polka Dot Groom

Our groom Brent shows us the culmination of all that planning –  his wedding to CJ

Damien shows us his groom style wearing a cravat no less…..

Henry shares with us his inspired memory of his beautiful bride Lauren

On Polka Dot Wisdom

Zayna Fratto of The Langham, Melbourne is our Expert Interview subject this week

Rita from Blooming Brides shows us some stunning arrangements using Australian native flowers

A groom to be shares his  view of the Peter Rowland Wedding Showcase

Alicia from Akimbo shares her Vendor Favourite – the beautiful South Australian State Library, which just happens to be where she got married

On Polka Dot Made

Our Etsy Roundup this week showcases bridal clutches

Tuesday Type is the feminine looking ‘Feel’ script

Our fairy light monogram letter tutorial to add sparkle

On Polka Dot Weddings

Jayde and Jason show us their engagement shoot in Roma Street Parklands

A pretty red and white wedding of Anthony and Wendy in the Southern Highlands of NSW

Kate and Tom share with us all the fun at their engagement party

Ms Polka Dot invites you to join her in a new segment Polka Dot Hot Spot and share your thoughts

Around the wedding world this week….

Our next newsletter hits email inboxes next Friday! The Polka Dot Circle is absolutely packed with news inspiration and special offers you won’t see here on the blog. head on over and subscribe for your exclusive content!

  Wedding Gifts Direct have launched their March offer. Sign up with them during the month of March and receive a free Bugatti Vera Kettle valued at $399, OR a Bugatti Ninna Nanna Bowl valued at $299, OR a Bugatti Campagnola Oil & Vinegar Cruet valued at $215! (terms and conditions apply so check out the website!)

Vera Wang has launched an ipad app and it’s FREE to download until March 1st, 2012 (so you might just get in!). I downloaded it and really love it. You can check out Vera’s take on different wedding styles, view the gowns from her collection (photos and runway videos) as well as plenty of extra advice and tid bits to help! Download it here.

Perth cinematographer & videography studio Stellar Visions have been awarded the WEVA International 2009 Wedding Trailer Silver Award for the “surprise” wedding of Chris and Heather in Perth, Western Australia. Congratulations! Check out their website for more!


Perth photographer Marc Ash is offering the chance to have your wedding shot for free. Marc is looking for an incredible love story to capture.  Visit his blog for the full set of details.

New Sydney venue Weddings by Luke Mangan at The Glass Brasserie are holding their first ever open day on Saturday 31st of March from 11am to 1pm. There will be plenty of wedding experts on hand to chat to you about your wedding day (and plenty of divine food!) Register your details at the website by March 17th, 2012 to attend (and go into the draw to win a splendid honeymoon)! Check out our events calender for more great events coming up.

Brisbane wedding photographer Kelly Adams has launched her brand new website.  She’s combined her website and blog into one giving you even more pictures and stories to pour over! Check it out here,

Did you love the flower girl dresses at Kate & Will’s wedding last year? Well the designer, Nicki MacFarlane Children’s Occasion Wear Collection has been exclusively launched in Australia by Stellini Cute Couture For Children. Check out the website to see it!

To round out the week, I have a gorgeous wedding film for you by Bernard Lau. The wedding of Mina and Thai. The couple held a vintage inspired wedding in Sydney. Bernard says “Their civil ceremony took place at Chipping Norton, right by the lake and boat shed which was celebrated by their friends and family and solemnised by guest celebrant, Le Tran, a close friend of the bride and groom.

Touches of vintage came from hand made bridal flowers, bridal hairpieces and bow ties, pom poms at the bride’s home and civil ceremony, photo decorations at the reception, flags and bunting throughout the day and custom message cards that guests could write into at the reception and placed inside a birdcage.

To celebrate the night away, the couple held their Wedding reception at Villa Capri, a venue that can sit over 300 guests. They were entertained by well known singers in the Sydney Vietnamese community as well as Brazilian dance and capoeira performances. The guests were then treated to a surprise dance performance by Mina & Thai, who grooved to “Nobody” by Korean superstars the Wonder Girls.”

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