Photo from Chas and Darren’s Rainbow Beach Wedding by Sabra Creative Photography

A weekly round-up like any other – just beautiful! Of note this week were weddings with locations that display the magical versatility of our country’s unique landscape (a little patriotism for the upcoming Australia Day!). From desert sands to luscious gardens – we’ve got it covered!

Enjoy the long weekend everyone, and just in case you missed any of the action this week – here’s the low-down!

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.



1.Real Wedding ~ Lisa & Adrian’s Vintage Wedding In The Dandenong Ranges 2.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Sara 3.Real Wedding ~ Sinead and Nathanael’s Vintage Free Spirit Wedding 4.Real Bride’s Journey ~ A Celebrant’s Own Proposal Story 5.Bride’s Forum ~ Desperately Seeking – January

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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.


1.Expert Interview ~ What Would They Know? Kathryn Porritt of Pink Frosting 2.Wedding Planning Wisdom ~ Photobooths for Weddings 101 – Part 1 3.Ceremony Wisdom ~ Cultural Infusion For Your Wedding 4.Inspiring Photography ~

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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.


1.Etsy Roundup – Freshwater Pearls2.Tuesday Type – Hera Big3.Strawberry Sauce Recipe (With Free Printable Labels) 4.Cocktail Friday – The Laneway’s ‘The Passion Flute’

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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.

1.Real Honeymoon ~ To Vietnam, With Love

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This week on Polka Dot Groom

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


1.Classic Cars 2.Real Groom Reflects ~ Inspired Memories – John 3.Groom Style – Brendan

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The lovely folk at A Very Vintage Wedding Fair are spoiling Polka Dot readers with a ticket giveaway! Taking place at the Bleeding Heart event space in Brisbane on the 16th and 17th of February 2013, you and a friend could be enjoying a day of all things vintage and bridal simply by answering the following question:

Q . Who is your favourite vintage bride of all time, and why?

We can’t wait to read your picks, and should you be the lucky winner, we’d love to hear all about your day! Submit your answer via comment below!

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See what’s on-trend and find inspiration at the 2013 Wedding Masterclass, hosted by the stunning Emporium Hotel in Brisbane on Wednesday, January 3oth. Guests will sip champagne and hear from experts in the industry, including hair, makeup, style and music, with multi-award winning wedding gown designer George Wu making a special-guest appearance. To register, email [email protected].


George Wu “Aurelia Dress”, 2013 Collection

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Get up close and personal with the dazzling Henry Roth himself, at an exclusive Designer Day near you this February! Mr Roth will meet with brides personally, and help them find their Henry Roth or Michelle Roth dream dress, providing a top-to-toe consultation that includes hair, makeup, jewellery, Roth matching veils, gown measurement verification, silhouette and best shape advice, shoes and of course –  bridesmaid gowns. Talk about a pampering!

Scheduled Designer Days:

February 2  – Sydney  – Vision in White – For appointments phone: 02 9687 2443
February 16 – Melbourne – Raffaele Ciuca– For appointments phone: 03 9380 4044
February 23 – Brisbane – Andrea’s Brides and Grooms – For appointments phone: 07 3283 2993

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It’s that time of year again! Sydney’s One Fine Day alternative wedding fair is coming up on the 2nd and 3rd of February, at Sun Studios, Alexandra. Bringing some of Sydney’s most talented and innovative wedding professionals together under one roof, including the likes of Photographers Sugar Love Weddings, Milliner Missy Jacobs and Florists The Sisters, this event will ensure inspiration for your big day! Purchase ticket here!

For more wedding events around Australia, check out our events calendar!

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This week’s gorgeous wedding film comes to us from Belita Films. I love how it captures the quiet of the ceremony, the joy of the celebrations and all the beautiful moments in between.

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