Stained Heart Biscuit Tutorial

What an action packed week it’s been for the patterned folk! What with jaunts to Sydney and keeping our hands busy creating lots of new DIY ideas for you, we haven’t had much time to stop and smell the roses. Therefore, I plan to spend this weekend enjoying the last official month of Summer by heading outdoors and getting a good (healthy) dose of Vitamin D. I hope you all have a chance to do the same (should the weather permit!)! And the best way to start – checking out a fab round-up of what we’ve served up for you this week!

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.Wedding Inspiration ~ Shoe Crush Sunday – Backyard Garden Wedding 2.Real Engagement Shoot ~ Jay Sonn and Joann’s Quirky Vintage Picnic Engagement Shoot 3.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Whitney 4.Real Wedding ~ Holly and Zac’s Elegant Rose Wedding On The River 5.Real Wedding ~ Rose and Josh’s Rustic Spring Wedding 6.Wedding Forum ~Polka Dot Hot Spot- Vendor Responses

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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.Vendor’s Recommendations – Vendor’s Favourites – Wedding Gifts Direct 2.Studio Tour – GM Photographics 3.Wedding Planning Wisdom ~ Selecting A Hawaii Wedding Planner 4.Top Ten Destination Wedding Locations

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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 – Pastel Floral Sashes 2.Stained Glass Heart Biscuit Tutorial 3.Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial 4.Valentine’s Day Breakfast In Bed (& Free Printable Card) 5.Cocktail Friday – Strawberry Champagne

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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 ~ Romantic French & Spanish Honeymoon

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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.Real Wedding ~ Matt & Lee’s Norwegian Nuptials 2.Inspired Memories – Dave 3. Groom Style – Gerard 4. Valentines Day Gift Guide For The Gentlemen!

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Following Polka Dot Bride on Instagram yet? We’re doing a fab Valentines Day giveaway with Whisper Events for a dozen red roses!, pop on over and join in!

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What better way to get to know a photographer than to spend some time taking photos together? Talented Photographer Corey Sleap is offering Polka Dot couples a wedding photo consultation/engagement photo session, just to get to know him better! To book some time, drop Corey a line.

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For a super-unique venue, it has to be a Tipi! And Tipikata Tipi Hire  has decided to extend its special 2012 package offer until 28 February, 2013! To check out what this amazing package includes, and the savings you’ll enjoy, head over to their website or secure your date by emailing the team.

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If you are lucky enough to be in Melbourne this weekend, then you’re invited to join the team at Immerse in the Yarra Valley for a glass of sparkling and some canapes while you wonder the gardens, meet suppliers and chat ‘all things weddings’  at their Wedding Expo on Sunday 10 February! Exhibitors Include Photographers, Videographers, Celebrants, Wedding cakes, Florists and lovely Stationary from Miki.O. RSVP your attendance to recieve a goodie bag via email!

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The lovely Photographer Clare Day is running a competition on her blog  during the merry month of February, offering couples the chance to win a Fusion Engagement session valued at $1500. So head on over to her site to enter!

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Ensure you capture those ideas, thoughts and inspiration for your wedding day with this fab new App, Memory Jar!


The Memory Jar app works by providing an easy way to attach a picture and simply give it a title, brief description and any special keywords to help recall it in the future. It takes the stress out of slips of paper, cuttings from bridal magazines, and foggy memories of all the bridesmaid dresses you’ve seen.

This app also works great for tracking other milestones, such as buying a first home, a pregnancy, and holidays. Find more info on the website.

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Looking for that perfect clutch, for yourself, your bridesmaids or perhaps the mother-of-the-bride? Then don’t miss a peek at Olga Berg‘s  30% sale off all Summer 2013 stock!  Online only  until the 17th of February!

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 To sign-off, a beautiful speech from the Groom introduces this wedding from Untitled Film Works, with sweeping cinematography. I’m a sucker for a good story!

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