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Maggie & Duncan’s Traditional Sydney Wedding Photo by Elise Hassey

As the weather gets colder (well, it does here in chilly Melbourne at least!), I’m reminded of why I love this change of season. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am proud Summer-loving sun-bunny – but I must admit that there is a certain romance that accompanies chilly mornings with a hot coffee wrapped in your hands, and the first smells of log fireplaces sparking back to life that softens the cool blow. I also love how trees come to life in this season, and can become either a sanctuary from rain, or a life-force whipped into a frenzy when the wind rises. Quite mesmerising.

We’ve had a similar frenzy of a week here at Polka Dot Central, and the fun doesn’t stop as we head into the weekend. Have much planned? Well, how about you take some time for yourself and have a browse through the roundup of our specialty blogs 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.

rustic farm wedding outdoor wedding koh samui wedding nouba traditional sydney wedding wedding palazzp versace polka-dot-desperately-seeking

1. Real Wedding – Stephanie & Simon’s Fun Rustic Farm Wedding 2. Real Advice – Inspired Words – Annabelle 3. A Glass of Bubbles With….Tamarin from Nouba 4. Real Wedding – Maggie & Duncan’s Traditional Sydney Wedding 5. Real Wedding –  Jessica & Emanuel’s Simply Elegant Palazzo Versace Wedding 6. Desperately Seeking – May 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.

Wedding Hair and Makeup wisdom2 Wedding Expo Dave Jones Jack Sullivan wedding gown cleaning tips

1.What Would They Know? Kendrie Coonan of Chick Flicks 2. Vendor’s Favourites – Simon Peter Taylor Photography Event Review 3. Event Review David Jones’ Bridal Expo VIP Preview Night Sydney  4. Event Review – Jack Sullivan Designer Day 5. Expert Advice – Wedding Gown Cleaning Tips

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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 Autumn Coloured Hair Flowers Tuesday Type Hola Wedding Tie and pocket square cherry pie tutorial pomegranate punch

1. Etsy Roundup – Autumn Coloured Hair Flowers 2.Tuesday Type Hola  3. DIY – The Professionals – Jay Kirby from Jay Kirby Ties 4. Tutorial – Handmade Cherry Lattice Pie 5. Cocktail Friday – Pomegranate Punch with Strawberry Ice Blocks

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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. Real Honeymoon – Shhh..It’s a Secret Honeymoon Location

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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.

groom advice real groom memories groom style bow tie

1. Expert Advice – 4 Lessons to Learn From Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Faux Pas 2. Real Groom – Inspired Memories – Nolan 3. Groom Style – Rick

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Attention Lovers! The generous Martine Payne is offering a special for Polka Dot Bride readers, so if you book your Engagement Portrait Session or a sneaky Anniversary Portrait Session with Martine Payne Photography in the next w7 days – you’ll receive it for half price!

If you are no longer a Bride-To-Be,any Mums-To-Be or a New Families can book a Maternity or Family Portrait Session in the next 7 days for 20% off! Head to her website for examples and for more information about the packages!

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The National Wine Centre will open its doors on Sunday 26th May 2013, 11am to 3pm, for their annual Wedding Open Day, showcasing the best of what the South Australian wedding industry has on offer.

With free entry, you can enjoy touring the centre, whilst sipping Australian Sparkling Wine, with a fashion parade kicking off at 1.30pm! All brides-to-be will also receive a gift bag to take home!

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Watsons Bay Hotel Wedding

For one weekend only Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is getting dressed up and opening its doors for an exclusive bridal showcase.With Collette Dinnigan showcasing her new bridal collection and celebrity chef Pete Evans on board this is an event not to be missed!

Guests will be treated to an exclusive tour of the brand new, architecturally designed wedding centre, with a hand-picked collection of boutique wedding vendors on show to give you inspiration on everything old, new, borrowed and blue.

For more information, head to their website!

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Our video this week is in the form of a Save The Date! This wonderful idea is courtesy of the lovely folk at Lester & May

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