Friday Roundup

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Tattoos on your wedding day… flaunt or hide? This week the general consensus was FLAUNT IT! Image by Amanda Watson Photography via Wedding Ink

Happy Friday Dotties! Did you get up to many wedding plans this week? Did you decide on anything amazing? Mr Polka and I are celebrating a friend’s birthday this weekend (very exciting!) But I’m looking forward to kicking back tonight with perhaps a little more culling of my magazine collection!

This Week On Polka Dot Weddings

Polka Dot Weddings is the blog where real brides write about their weddings and share their experiences. Inspiration abounds so click on each image to read more.

Shoe Crush Sunday  Adelaide Engagement Shoot  Wedding Ink

Designing Your Wedding Stationery  Ask Ms Polka Dot

1.Shoe Crush Sunday – Vintage 2.Gorgeous Adelaide Garden Engagement Shoot 3.Tattoos on your wedding day – Wedding Ink 4.Wedding Stationery Design and Inspiration 5. Ask Ms Polka Dot – Vintage Fun – Styling tips from Ms Polka Dot

This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

Expert Interview  Vendor's Favourites - Blond Flores  2012 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year

How To Make Your Wedding Unique  Small Weddings  Polka Dot Office

1.Graham Monro from GM Photographics is our guest in this week’s Expert Interview 2.Blond Flores share their favourite wedding vendors with us 3.2012 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year 4.How To Make Your Wedding Unique – Do’s and Dont’s 5.Small Weddings 6.The Polka Dot Office


This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

Etsy Roundup  Tuesday Type  DIY Embroidered Decoration  Moscow Mule

1.A selection of wedding favours from Etsy on Etsy Roundup 2.German Style Font for a formal wedding invitation 3.DIY Embroidered Decoration 4.Cocktail Friday – Moscow Mule


This week on Polka Dot Honeymoons

The wedding is over, the dust has settled and now it’s time to get away from it all! Find resort reviews, inspiration and real honeymoons every week on Polka Dot Honeymoons.

Real Honeymoon Vietnam  Q Station, Sydney

1.Real honeymoon in Vietnam 2.Q Station, Sydney

This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.

Australian Groom Style  Real Groom Memories

1.Groom Style – Stew 2.Inspired Memories – Dariusz

Around the wedding world this week….


Prior Engagement have launched their brand new website and to celebrate, they’re giving away a $250 gift certificate to one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader! The voucher is redeemable for any product in Prior Engagement’s online store! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post letting us know your favourite Prior Engagement product and how you would use it in your wedding or event!

The winner will be selected and contacted by Polka Dot Bride & Prior Engagement. If no contact is made by the winner within 14 days of receiving notification the voucher will be passed on to another entrant. Competition is open to residents of Australia and includes shipping to an Australian address The winner will pay for costs over and above the prize inclusions. 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 15th June 2012 at 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time).


Sydney stockist of Amsale Angela Wilson are holding a sale on June 23rd & 24th to clear out discontinued Amsale styles and make room for the 2013 Amsale collection.

Brides are invited to visit the boutique to enjoy some champagne while trying on the gowns! All gowns have been dry cleaned and are in a healthy condition and there are 8 gowns, 10 bridesmaids dresses and 3 little white dresses gowns for sale with prices negotiable on the day. Bridal gowns start from $1500 and bridesmaid gowns from $180. Check out the website for more info and to book an appointment.

Alannah Hill is holding a sample sale at their very own Melbourne Head Office. Alannah is opening her studio for 4 days only – offering shoppers a chance to snap up Alannah Hill frocks, accessories, signature cardi’s and more at a fraction of the cost all while experiencing an insight into the world that is, Alannah Hill! The sale will be held from  Thursday May 31st til Sunday June 3rd, 2012 at 51 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford, Melbourne.

Double Bay store Savvy Brides have just received their shipment of Sarah Seven gowns! The beautifully elegant and classic gowns are available in store and can be viewed on the Savvy Brides site!

Finally! Our video of the week! I know public proposals are a bit over the top, but if it makes me cry then I know I have to share it. This one’s a proposal by an actor, Isaac who proposed to the love of his life Amy with a different kind of musical serenade.

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  • Nicole says:
    June 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I’d love to enter the Prior Engagement competition! Polka Dot has has proven to be the ultimate to-do inspiration. If i was the lucky winner, i’d indulge in some bonbonniere’s for the guests..possiblly the cute edible love hearts. Lovely store!

  • Teagan says:
    June 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I’m sure I am not alone when I say my favourite product on the Prio Engagement online store are the bouquet jewels! I LOVE a bit of sparkle, and there would match beautifully with the jewelled belt on my dream dress, as well as my ring of course. And – they are such a bargain!

  • Skye says:
    June 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I discovered Prior Engagement last Friday, and am impressed with the wide range of georgeous, original items. I’ve already ordered the ‘Love is Sweet’ watermelon coloured ribbon. I’m planning on using it on white butterfly favour boxes (which will have special sweets inside…) Next on my Prior Engagement wish list is the pretty ‘Homespun Charm’ table numbers. I’d also love to give my flower girl and page boys the miniture Bride & Groom teddies as gifts. The blown glass globes would also add a magical touch to the trees on our special day…the list goes on!

  • Alys says:
    June 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Ms Polka Dot!
    I would love to win the Eco Wooden Ornate Handles for hand fans from Prior Engagement! As my fiancé and I are getting married in December, we thought guests would appreciate their wedding programs also being fans to help create a breeze and get rid of pesky flies!! The handles are so beautiful, and a definite upgrade from the popsticks I had in mind!
    I would love to have a go at making the fans myself, but it’s great that Prior Engagement can do the hard work for you if your DIY project doesn’t work out the way you had hoped!!!

  • Hailey Mc says:
    June 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    It was hard to pick a favourite…. but the ‘Classic Red Gumball Machines’ would tie in with our vintage themed wedding perfectly! They would be the ultimate finishing touch on our dessert table, not to mention the perfect bonbonniere to send home with guests. Love, love, love!

  • Sarah Jean says:
    June 4, 2012 at 10:44 am

    If I had my choice, I would be picking the round paper lanterns in aqua blue and white to pepper around our reception venue. It would add a great pop of colour and interest to the room!

  • Tiffany says:
    June 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    This may sound a bit silly, but my fiance and I are planning a wedding that utilizes cupcake liners as decor. Not only are there some beautiful ones out there, but they come in a variety of sizes , styles, and prices that can add a lot of visual interest and texture when used in creative ways. That being the case, I’d buy an assortment of laser cut cupcake wrappers.

  • Jenna says:
    June 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I love the customised aisle runners. My fiancé and I have tried to keep our wedding simple, and I think this would add a touch of individuality. Elegant, but fun 🙂

  • Victoria says:
    June 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    If I were to win the giveaway I would buy a couple of the acrylic crystal drop garlands. While we have our photos taken our guests will be having drinks and canapes in an outside courtyard. These crystals dangling from the balcony paired some gorgeous candles on the tables will twinkle as the sun goes down. This will prefectly set the mood for the rest of night. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Kaitlin Boles says:
    June 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Hello Ms. Polka Dot!
    My fiance and I would love to enter in the giveaway for prior engagement! We absolutely love their website, they have so many neat things to offer their customers! We plan on having a fall themed wedding so of we love all of the fall stuff prior engagement has to offer. We would love to get the mini glass candy jars with lid for wedding being that we are having a candy station at our wedding reception these would be perfect! Also the miniature metal pails would be perfect for suckers or lollipops as well! The miniature wooden box with lid “tree design” is another item that would go perfectly with our fall themed wedding. Of course the list goes on and on! Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to enter this giveaway! Good luck to everyone who has entered this giveaway!

  • Gillian says:
    June 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    If I won, I would get the Light The Way White Luminary Bags with Butterfly Pattern as not only could you use them for a wedding but also a cocktail party, baby shower and so many other occasions – a very versatile product!

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