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Elena and Davide’s Italian Wedding Photos by Igloo Photo

Is is perhaps the fact that I ride a scooter as my preferred mode of transport that made the above scene from Elena and Davide’s wedding take my breath away? Maybe. Or it could just be the idea of flying half-way across the globe to take in the different sights, smells and experiences for a once-in-a-lifetime destination wedding? I’ve been to Italy’s capital, Rome, and it captured my heart. And my appetite! Sicily introduced me to the espresso, and how to treat coffee with “rispetto” (respect). I like to think that I’ve brought this all back to my wonderful life in Australia and infused them somehow into my routine. Have you returned from an overseas trip with any new tips to share?

If you missed this beautiful wedding, or anything else on the our specialty blogs this week, have an strong espresso and enjoy the roundup!

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.

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1. Real Bride Reflects – Rebecca and Damien’s Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding 3.Real Bride Plans – Why Hello There Blog, It’s Been a While! 4. Real Wedding – Natalie & Jonathon’s Vintage Twist Dayboro Wedding 5.Desperately Seeking – February 2013

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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.

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1. Expert Interview – What Would They Know – Rohan Milne from Rohan Jewellery 2. Expert Visit – Ms Gingham takes A Visit To The Divine Mariana Hardwick 3. Expert Recommendations – Vendor’s Favourites Petal and Pod 4. Event Review – Love Sweet Love Vintage and Handmade Wedding Event 5. Expert RecommendationTop Ten Wedding Destinations in Europe 6. Flower Wisdom ~ Floral Colour Inspiration ~ Peach 7. Bridal Event ~ The Glen Wedding Showcase Event

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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.

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1.Etsy Roundup – Gloves 2. Tuesday Type – Gentil 3. Couture Birdcage Veil Tutorial 4. Expert Tutorial – Lemon Curd Wedding Favours and Free Tags 5. Cocktail Friday – Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar’s Passionfruit Colada

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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.

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1.Destination Wedding – Elena and David’s Italian Wedding

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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.

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1.Inspired Memories – Iain 2. Groom Style – Phillipe

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A change is as good as a holiday,and the lovely team over at ngg Studios have embraced this change and unveiled their new business name! Brett & Kristie felt that it was “time to take the big leap and begin a new ‘more us’ name and visual on our journey, and so begins Byron loves Fawn!”  To find out what the meaning is behind their pretty new name, head on over to their brand new website to find out!

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Are you the type of bride that swoons at a vintage gown, or gasps at a retro updo? Then the Love Vintage Wedding Show is for you! You’ll find everything you’re searching for, from collectables for the tables to someone to style them for you! With three shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, The Love Vintage team of experts will be on-hand to provide advice, styling tips and makeup tutorials, ensuring that your vintage-themed wedding is a breeze. Head to their website to check the date for your state and save the date!

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A whiff of change in the air? The Little White Wedding Company has completed its transition to Victoria Cameron! Still retaining the same high level of professionalism and dedication which has become synonymous with the brand, the team are taking a shift in direction and now also offer event production, planning and/or design services for corporate events, product launches, and other personal celebrations such as baby showers and engagements. Head on over to the new website for more information!

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When great minds think alike, they can produce exciting things! Petra from Pomp and Splendour and Amelia from Make Your Day are launching a monthly collaboration pop up shop in Melbourne, starting this Saturday 23rd of February! They will both be available to talk wedding flowers, decor and styling, with a different installation each month. Head to Sparta place, 459 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, just around the side of the Mariana Hardwick building!

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Is this your wedding photo or do you know the happy couple in it? This photo album of wedding photos was left outside the Bakers Arms Hotel in Abbotsford on February 7th 2013. If the photos are yours or you know the owner, contact Collingwood police on 9419 4911

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Tis the season for change! The inspirational team at White Magazine has undergone a redesign of both their website and magazine, and we just love it!  Head on over to have a peak!

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The fab team at Lester & May are on the search for couples in South East QLD who are interested in a FREE digital invite or save the date film! And it’s so easy to enter! Simply ‘Like’ them on Facebook and send them a message! They will then announce who they have selected via Facebook and their Blog on Monday 25th February at 5pm AEST!

But the giveaways don’t stop there! They are also offering 2 couples who are to be married in March or April 2013 to have their wedding film at half the normal price! This includes the entire wedding filmed from beginning to end PLUS a second day shoot, where you will be treated to champagne, catering, personal makeup artists and a fabulously fun day creating romantic images to be edited into your Wedding Film! To enquire, head to their Facebook or shoot them an Email!

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Now to round out the day, here is a lovely short from the team at Lester & May, which documents another talented team, Feather and Stone Photography on their  first ever ‘Field Trip’.