Friday Roundup

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Inspired Words – Katie Photo by Louisa Bailey

I think what I love about this image (and this week), is that it’s been all about the little touches. This small, delicate embellishment stands out not only because of its beauty  but also in part for the attention to detail. And this week feels like just like that! Ticking off the small, but important items that needed to be completed. Getting intimately familiar with tiny tasks that make a difference. Not unlike planning a wedding really!

Sometimes its the little things that mean the most to you, even if no one else notices. It doesn’t make it any less important or memorable. If anything, it makes it totally worth it! I remember random items and events from my own wedding that others struggle to recall, and I’ll cherish these.

And we’ve brought you some equally lovely little tidbits this week that are worth checking out. Here’s a roundup of what the specialty blogs have to offer!

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 Advice – The Final Wedding Countdown  2. Real Bride Reflects – Inspired Words – Katie  3. Real Proposal – A Valentine’s Surprise Proposal 4. Real Wedding – Brad & Jess’s Acqua and White Sunshine Coast Wedding 5. Polka Dot Sneak PeekYour Bridesmaids!

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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 – Michelle Roth of Michelle Roth Couture  2.Expert Recommendations – Vendor’s Favourites – Di Kelli Bridal 3. Expert Advice – The Real Importance of Your Wedding Stationary – More Than Paper 4.Wedding Planning Wisdom – The Great Guest List Debate  5. Expert RecommendationsMrs CakeFace’s Favourite Wedding Cakes of 2012  

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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 – Origami Weddings 2.  Tuesday Type – Mandevilla 3.DIY – Lace Napkin Rings Tutorial  4. Cocktail Friday – Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar’s Australian Bloody Mary 

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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 DotHoneymoons.



1.Unique Honeymoon Accommodation – Making the Search Easier! 

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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 Groom Writes – The Engagement Parties 2. Real Groom Reflects –  Inspired Memories – Brad  3. Real Groom Style – Andrew

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The very lovely brother (Ben) and sister-in-law (Michaela) photography  team at Light & Shade  has recently rebranded with a snazzy new blogsite! To check it out, and enjoy the beautiful images that abound, head on over to their site!

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A merging of fabulous minds has been announced, with the team at Blond Flores joining forces with Angie Summers of Florid Flowers. Both well known and regarded in the flower and event industry, this collaboration will benefit all brides in Sydney. For more information, and to check their new details, head over to Blond Flores!

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Celebrate your elopement with this amazing giveaway from the lovely Lara Hotz! She is offering you the chance to win a full day coverage of your intimate wedding! Valued at over $5000, this will include:

  • Full photographic coverage of your wedding photographed by Lara Hotz
  • A second photographer for additional coverage
  • Professional edited high resolution print ready image files
  • Professionally edited low resolution digital ready image files
  • A beautiful 8GB wooden USB + box to store your digital files
  • A highlight gallery of the photos within 14 days of the elopement

To enter, simply head over to her website . We’d love to hear about your elopement if you win!

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It’s always wonderful when outstanding work is recognised, and this is exactly what has happened to Chris from uber photography! Chris was selected to be featured in the Capture Magazine‘s Annual as one of 5 Wedding Photographers for the year! Almost 560 photographers answered the call to to be involved with The Annual, sharing their information and experiences from the year and submitting an impressive collection of images. Almost 2000 were received, and out of an impressive field, Chris’ work was selected  Congratulations Chris!

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The team at Savvy Brides are super excited to be hosting the Jessica Fontaine trunk show on the 22nd and 23rd of March! Jessica will be there to meet in person on the day and will be able to personally assist brides with choosing your dream dress! Plus, everyone that buys a Jessica Fontaine gown during the trunk show will receive 10% off their selected gown! Book your appointment for the trunk show here, or view her designs on the Savvy Brides website!

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Imagine your special day in a magical garden, enveloped by the views of the twinkling CBD skyline. Botanic Gardens Restaurant and The Pavilion are hosting a free joint Wedding Open Day on Saturday 9 March from 10am until 2pm. The lovely Alicia from Form Over Function will also be featured. Register here!

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Create your dream wedding at just the click of a button at  iDECORATE. Just launched, this style-forward website sources unique, hard-to-find products from all over the world and sell them at prices everyone can afford. They also offer styled packages that allow you to purchase multiple products in one easy transaction. Completely customisable, it’s worth a peek!

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Have you organised your wedding registry yet? The good folk over at Wedding Gifts Direct are offering a special for any couples that register during the month of March!  You will receive a fantastic FREE gift, valued up to $699! To check out what you’ll receive, head over and register!

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To round out this week, a beautiful, lovely and sad video of a gift from a brother to his sister, the bride. Very poignant for many of us missing someone special on our wedding day.

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