Saint Gertrude Letterpress ‘Dulce & Mark Suite’ Photo by Luke Lornie

There’s something exquisitely tangible about letterpressed  invitations and stationery. Perhaps it’s the knowledge that an artisan is behind the production, with a heady combination of quality cotton paper and hand-blended inks. Maybe it’s also just me – I’m a sucker for even the smell of paper. You can often find me sticking my nose into old books in a second-hand store, or inhaling a new book in a Readings somewhere. Heading into the Easter long weekend, I’ve been dreaming of a book to lose myself, maybe even a luxury magazine or two. A short week always brings a sense of urgency with it, but the payoff is definitely worth it!

How will you be spending your Easter? Perhaps kick off your holiday with a browse over what you may have missed on our specialty blogs this week, from simply stunning DIY ideas, to expert advice and honeymoon destinations!

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.

Sydney WeddingAustralian Backyard WEdding Nat Kringoudis WEdding  Australian Bride Australian Wedding  Australian Bride Bouquet

1. Real Wedding – Rachelyn & Ian’s Red and White Wedding in Sydney 2. Real Bride – Inspired Memories – Brooke 3. Blogger Brides – A Glass of Bubbles with….Nat Kringoudis of Melbourne Natural Fertility  4. Real Bride Journey – How Early is Too Early?  5.Real Couple Journey – Hamish & Cassandra – How We Met 6. Polka Dot Sneak Peek – Your Bouquet 

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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.

Australian Wedding DJ Australian WEdding Photographer Saint Gertrude Wedding Letterpress Wedding Photographer

1.Expert Interview – What Would They Know? – Glenn Mackay of G&M DJs 2. Expert Advice – The Fashion of Image 3.Expert Advice – A Fashionista’s Guide to Wedding Invitations 4. Expert Journey –  Journal of a Wedding Photographer – Old Dad

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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.

Etsy WEddingWEdding Font DIY WEdding Tutorial DIY TUtorial Paper PAstel made5

1. Etsy Roundup – Paper Lanterns 2.Tuesday Type – Love Story 3. DIY Tutorial – Strawberry Milk Hearts 4. DIY Tutorial – Paper Pastel Decoration 5. Cocktail Friday – Aperol & Orange Aperitif

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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.

Bali Destination WEdding Koh Samui Honeymoon

1.Real Destination Wedding – Delara & Brian’s Villa Latitude Bali Wedding 2. Polka Dot Travel Lounge – Amanda from Marriott Hotels

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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.

Australian Groom Bow TieAustralian Groom Style

1. Groom Fashion – Fun Mens’ Bowties 2. Real Groom Style – Ronny

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Australian Wedding Expo

Filled with pages of stunning styled shoot inspiration, crafty decorative ideas and helpful advice from wedding professionals, the lovely Vintage and Handmade Bride magazine is a must for those brides with a vintage style!

Published twice a year, The Vintage and Handmade Bride is a neat handbag size, and can be snapped up at a newsagent near you. To find out who stocks these gems in your neighbourhood  head to their website for a list! 

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Cotton Australian Florist

The lovely Kristy from Imbue Weddings has launched a gorgeous new floral studio, Cotton Blossom, which offers wild, rambling style flowers for your big day. Textured, free-flowing mixtures of foliage and berries, all mixed with the softness of roses. Just beautiful! To view these arrangements and the news behind the studio head to her blog, or simply order online.

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Australian Wedding Dress

To celebrate the luxury of the long Easter weekend, the team at Johanna Johnson studio is offering 10% this Easter Saturday for any clients purchasing a wedding gown in store  or over the phone!  For any enquiries, buzz the store on 02 9360 9411! Hop to it!

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Hooray! We are so excited to announce that we have a winner for this fantastic Wedding Photography Package from Luke Going! Amidst a stack of wonderfully unique weddings that you all described, Luke had to make the difficult choice of just one winner, which is the lucky Mel from N.T, who has now been notified.

We can’t wait to see the images Mel!

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Dress sample sale

Who loves a sale! Particularly when the dresses are as dreamy as this! Kelsey Genna is having a Sample Sale over at their on Etsy. There is a limited number of gowns all available for under half the original price, with all  pieces unworn and in perfect condition. To take advantage of the sale, head to their Etsy store!

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 To top off this short week, here is a gorgeous wedding day film from the very talented Susie Haslam of Lovely Day Pictures. Enjoy!

[vimeo width=”550″ height=”309″]http://vimeo.com/60209430[/vimeo]

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