Friday Roundup

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Amy & Tom’s Rustic Country Wedding Photos by Madelyn Holmes

It’s hard to ignore Valentine’s Day, even if you tried! I like to make it my day to stop and think about all the things I love about Mr Herringbone, and then tell him about them. He likes to say that we don’t go all out for the day because we love each other every day (however it is still a rare occasion, other than an anniversary, where a token gift of love turns up!).  But there is something about the romanticism, the love hearts and the roses blooming everywhere, that turns my heart a but mushy. The dress above (my word, the dress!) captured my heart this week, and I can’t stop thinking about it! It’s just that perfect combination of dreamy florals and classic bride. Romanticism in a dress. I hope everyone had a wonderful week, whatever you made of the day of the Valentine! And if you missed out on anything, we have a HUGE Roundup today!

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 ~ Amy & Tom’s Rustic Country Wedding 2.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Ali-Breeze 3.Real Wedding ~ Grace & Reid’s Marquee Wedding On The Central Coast 4.Real Wedding ~ Rustic 1940s Polka Dot Wellington Wedding 5. Real Wedding ~ Joanne & Michael’s Romantic Hunter Valley Wedding

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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? Sarah Nalder of Photography by Sarah J 2.Expert Recommendations ~ Vendor’s Favourites – Deliciously Decadent Cake Design 3.Event Review ~ One Fine Day Sydney 4. Wedding Planning Wisdom ~ The Wedding Expo Experience – How To Make The Most Of It!

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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 – Valentine’s Day 2.Tuesday Type – Bree 3.Striped Valentine’s Day Chocolates Tutorial 4.Love Heart Backdrop Tutorial 5.Cocktail Friday – Sparkling White Peach Sangria

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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.Vintage Reads With A Charitable End!

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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.The Proposal: Part 2 – The Ring 2.Essentials: 6 Steps To Shoes With A High Gloss Shine 3.Inspired Memories – Matt 4.Groom Style – Shaun

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Searching for the perfect gown, with an even more perfect accessory? Johanna Johnson is offering an exclusive bridal offer, and will gift you a stunning Hudson Cuff worth $480 with every gown purchased in the month of February! Just breathtaking! This is for a limited time only, and conditions do apply. Head in-store or to her website for more information.

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There’s nothing quite like feeling refreshed, which is exactly how you’ll feel at the Bedarra Island Villa. Recently rebuilt and designed, this flagship property on Bedarra Island, Far North Queensland is a little slice of paradise, with your own secluded beach, a strong design focus and a promise of total relaxation. Ideal honeymoon destination perhaps? Check out their website to have a look!

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Mine Forever

Mine Forever Photo by Harvard Wang

The lovely Melissa Fahey of Mine Forever Celebrant Services has a special offer for couples getting married on a weekday or during the Winter months (May to August) this year! To find out more about, give her a call on 0405 268 875 or head to her website!

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Hooray! We love being able to help spoil our Dotties! Lucky Alisha has won a fabulous prize from the Novotel Newcastle Beach, in celebration of their Bespoke Wedding Open Day on Sunday 24th February, which includes:

  • One night’s accommodation on Saturday 23rd February at Novotel Newcastle Beach in a Harbour View Room, for two people (Bride and Groom to be)
  • 3-course dinner for two in Bistro Dalby
  • Full buffet breakfast for two.

Have a wonderful time Alisha!

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Another fabulous sale for February! Baccini & Hill are hosting a Valentine’s Day Sample Sale from the 15th to the 24th of February, which will include discounts of up to 70% on floor stock of bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, flowergirls, and veils!

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The very cute team from High Tea Films is off to Europe! If you are too – check out their website to make a booking for your wedding abroad!

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We always love to showcase the talents of our patterned team, and this weekend our very own Ms Gingham will be taking part in a bridal event with a twist!  Ms Gingham will be representing the Polka Dot family at The Glen’s Wedding Showcase, where three wedding blogs have been asked to style three different wedding looks using gowns by renowned Australian designer Mariana Hardwick! Their  looks will be showcased in a fashion show, hosted by model and TV presenter Brodie Harper, and will be an event not to be missed!

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Confetti, Cake & Bubbles Invite

The team behind the colourful event Confetti, Cake & Bubbles is presenting a night for ladies who have a special event coming up, whether it be a wedding, baby or bridal shower, milestone birthday or baby shower. Email to register for a lovely evening, showcasing some of Melbourne’s most creative vendors!

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In the market for a quality bargain? GraysOnline has over $250, 000 worth of wedding apparel available for brides, bridesmaids, groomsmen, groom and pageboys. You can bid on everything from suits to stilettos, decadent diamonds and gorgeous perfumes that are at a fraction of the retail price. With over 120 gowns for sale, including an Ella White Strapless dress with jewel encrusted bodice, starting at just $9 – retailing usually at $1895. Other gowns from Raylia, Nicolina, Ella, Mariposa, Alexia Designs and Alfred Angelo are all up for sale at almost 80% off the retail price – which means more money to spend on the honeymoon! There are also suits for the groom, from Calvin Klein and Shoreditch of London starting at just $9, along with shirts from Trent Nathan, Van Heusen and Issimo. But these auctions don’t last forever! So head over to GraysOnline to find your perfect steal! 

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In honour of Valentine’s Day, enjoy this deliriously cute and crafty Post-It Note Valentine’s Day video.

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