Lavender and Purple Vintage Winery Wedding Photography by Edwin Niczynski

It’s been a really fantastic week at Polka Dot headquarters this week! I feel like things are coming together in one way or another and we finally pushed the button on some big development projects! It’s all systems go for an action packed month or two!

Did you see the gorgeous posts on our specialty blogs this week? I can’t believe how many beautiful posts (and informative ones too!) are being published each week! Big flowers to Ms Gingham who manages these, despite being a little under the weather this week!

On Polka Dot Groom

Create a DIY Cigar Bar with Ms Gingham’s suggestions

Maeve and Stefan got married and Stefan shares his memories of the day

Lynden shows off his groom style

On Polka Dot Wisdom

Our Expert Interview this week is from Sandra de Ovando a talented floral and event designer from the USA

Clare of Providence Gully lets us take a peek at her favourite things

Photographers, Sarah and Andrew Follan  of The Follans take us through the steps of their re-branding

It doesn’t take much to say thank you to your wedding team – Sharon shows us how

Jenna shows us how to start a handy wedding Style File

On Polka Dot Weddings

Check out a new Sunday feature by Ms Gingham  – Shoe Crush Sunday

Serena and Andy’s elegant black and white winery wedding to drool over

A fun rock ‘n roll engagement shoot held in Sydney

This Gold Coast wedding was a dream day for bride Jilly and groom Austin

Love lace dresses and ombre cakes? Check out this pretty lavender wedding

It’s Polka Dot Sneak peek time! Dish the dirt on your wedding venue!

On Polka Dot Made

 Etsy Roundup with gold filigree bracelets to tempt you

Tuesday Type is an Art Deco style font – Grafika

Our Ms Lace shows us how to make the cutest ruffled belt

Mix up an Italian cocktail, Negroni for your Friday night drinks

On Polka Dot Honeymoons

Gabi and Julio share their gorgeous Fijian wedding with us

Ms Gingham shares six things to love about Fiji

Around the wedding world this week…

Shannon Fleming, a Perth civil celebrant has teamed up with a group of Western Australian wedding professionals to hold a wedding workshop. A different way of meeting vendors and other engaged couples the workshop is all about sharing knowledge rather than selling. The workshop will be held on Wednesday 18th July 2012 at 347 Cambridge St, Wembley. Tickets are $125 or $200 for a pair and a notebook, finger food, champagne, soft drinks and wine are included in the price.

Find out more information and book your place on their Facebook page.


Melbourne photographers Love, Katie & Sarah are holding a May giveaway! The dynamic duo are giving away a wedding photography packaged valued at $4,500! Check out their blog for details on how to enter.

Smitten Magazine are holding a competition to find the cover models for their Spring 2012 issue! Entrants have the opportunity to grace the cover of Australia’s first wedding emag! Check out their website for details.

SugarLove Pictures are presenting their first ever masterclass with photographer Bradley Patrick. The inaugural Masterclass will be on July 7th and 8th at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia on Macquarie Street Sydney, with ‘red carpet’ opening night drinks on July 6th. Tuition includes both practical and theory with shooting indoors and out  and topics covering lighting (studio and natural), equipment, research and marketing. amongst others. Check out the website for more details


Film Your Own Wedding Videography is a new concept for couples looking for a different route to capture their wedding on video. The company is offering a discount to Brisbane Polka Dot Bride readers. They’re offering half price on their wedding video package from $995 to $495 for two Brisbane based weddings booked in the months of June/July (2012) quoting ‘Polkadot Bride’ when booking. Check out the website for more.

TV show Don’t Tell The Bride is casting for it’s Australian series. Here’s the gist- the groom gets the money to plan the wedding and the bride doesn’t find out a thing until the wedding day. Sounds like something you might be interested in? Visit the website to apply

Finally for our video of the week- this round the world trip turned marriage proposal. Beautifully written and fascinating to watch!

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