A Vintage Rustic Wedding with a 1950s Twist Photography by Cloudface Photography and By Emporia

I have great belief that colour can boost even the worst of moods. And there nothing better to beat the winter blues than a pop of pink or a splash of yellow. This week has been one of those weeks, with a house move and lots of deadlines to contend with. So to be able to look at a round up of our week this week was somewhat cathartic, with joy and a rainbow of palettes to brighten my week. Not a bad job hey?!

If you need a pep up, or simply would like to take a skip down memory lane and checkout this week’s giveaways – here’s the Friday Roundup!

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 Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Ciara 2. Real Wedding  – A Vintage Rustic Wedding with a 50s Twist 3.Real Bride Journey – I Said Yes To The Dress 4. Ask Ms Polka – Cream Winter Coats

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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.Vendor’s Favourites – Louise Alvarez Couture2. Expert Advice – Planning an Eco-Friendly Wedding 3. Expert Advice – Using Jewellery as a Hair Piece 

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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 – Crystal Hair Combs 2. Tuesday Type – Lunchbox 3. DIY – The Professionals! Pippa from Ouchflower 4. DIY Tutorial – Autumn Leaf Table Runner Tutorial 5. Cocktail Friday –  Emporium Hotel’s Raspberry & Citrus Tart Cocktail

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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. Destination Review – Bali, What A Perfect Place 2. Fashion – Honeymoon Clothing Ideas From Palerma Designs 3Polkadot Travel Lounge – Anthony from The Travel Tart

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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. The Dish with Mr Herringbone – Gumbo Kitchen Tasting 2. Real Groom Inspired Memories – James 3. Real Groom Style – Shaun

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The lovely Hazel Buckley has unveiled a new website to reflect her great style and the fact that she works not only here, but internationally!. She shoots both in Perth, WA and in the UK. To checkout where she is and when – head to her new site!

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Anna Campbell has just announced a series of Bridal Trunk Shows, to be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth during July 2013. These exclusive events will give Polkadot brides the opportunity to try on the divine new Ivory Collection in a range of sizes before the range hits stockists!

This is an exclusive event, with limited availability and it is strictly by appointment only. To book your spot, head to the website for more information!

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The lovely team at Karen Willis Holmes is holding their  first ever sample sale at their head office in Sydney on the weekend of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of June! With up to 90% off across their range of wedding gowns, KWH bridesmaid dresses and accessories – this one not to miss! Details above!

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For those budget-conscious brides, leading boutique hotel  Urban Brisbane is offering a fantastic special for weddings, called the Shotgun Wedding Special – cute!  This includes an almost 50% discount on all new bookings made in August 2013. This means that couples can host a high-end event for as little as $55 per person, which is a huge saving. For more information, head to their website and have look around!

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Club InterContinental Fiji

Calling all budding photographers! The Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is calling on all Aussies looking for a bit of idyllic R&R, to get snap happy this June to celebrate the resorts 4th Birthday. The luxury resort will launch a  twitter comp from this Monday where you will have the chance to help them ‘blow out the candles’ in style with a 4 night luxury escape at the five star resort.

The prize includes a 4 night stay in the Club Intercontinental Plunge Pool Suite for two, all Club Intercontinental benefits and sparkling wine and cake on arrival to celebrate the hotel’s birthday (valued at A$4,000). So if you need a break from wedding planning, or just need a holiday – head to their Twitter to get involved.

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Who doesn’t love a great pop-up store idea! Double Bay’s bespoke stationary and gift boutique, Papier d’Amour is launching a pop-up store at MLC Centre, Sydney SBD, bringing services previously unavailable to Sydney’s CBD, such as weekly craft workshops and a wedding invitation consultant.

The store will feature bespoke invitations, stationery and gifts including exclusive Kate Spade products and the newly launched Book Cloth range. Check out their website for more information!

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What a fantastic Sample Sale on offer at the gorgeous Angela Wilson Paddington studio, with both Amsale and Christos dresses from 2011 to the current season on offer. All information provided above!

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To perk up your week, here’s a cute little video made by Lester & May, providing a lovely snapshot of a diverse couples!

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