Choosing Your Wedding Bouquet – Size and Shape Image by David & Leah Moore Photography

To say that this has been a bumper week is perhaps an understatement – and our Friday Roundup is proof of this! Now ’tis the season for launches of everything gorgeous – new gown collections, venues, offers and services. I think it’s come with great timing to conquer the cold mornings and grey skies. We LOVE receiving sneak peeks of the brand new fashion that we can’t wait to see on brides next year, and it makes it extra special when we get to feature those brides and their weddings! The circle of love I suppose!

We’ve had a blizzard of a week, and if you have too, why not take a moment to catch up on all the happenings in our specialty blogs this week – not to mention all the amazing news in our 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 – Ana 2. Real Wedding – Tim & Rosie’s Country Charm WEdding 3.A Glass Of Bubbles With – Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella 4.Real Wedding – Angie & Joel’s Wedding At Bells Killcare 5.Real Engagement – Cassie & Trent’s Classic 1950’s Engagement Shoot 6. Polkadot Hot Spot – The A List, The B List

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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.What Would They Know – Rebecca from the Green Scarf Girl 2.Expert Advice – Choosing Your Bouquet – Size and Shape 3.Expert Advice – The Great Guest List Debate – Wedding Seating Arrangements 4.Expert Advice – Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Dress Part 2 

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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- Birdcage Veils 2.Tuesday Type – Reading Frequency 3. DIY – Free Printable Will You Be My Bridesmaid Card 4.Cocktail Friday – Cointreau Fizz Strawberry and Mint 

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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 Spotlight – Honeymoon Luxury at Cape Panwa Hotel 2. Polkadot Travel Lounge – Lisa from Australian Trip Planner  

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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. A Glass of Whisky With… Chris from Blue Print Photography 2.The Dish with Mr Herringbone – Your Wedding Menu 3. Real Groom – Inspired Memories – Aaron 4. Real Groom Style – Chris 

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Monday night, July 1st will see the highly awaited 9th annual Doltone House Wedding Showcase ‘A Night To Be Dazzled’. Over two award winning harbour front Pyrmont venues guests will be able to mingle with Sydney’s finest wedding suppliers enjoying delicious canapés provided by the renowned Doltone House catering team lead by celebrity and Group Executive Chef James Kidman.With a stunning runway show, hair, makeup and styling tips from fabulous vendors, luxury cars, entertainment and more! To purchase your tickets and for more info, head to their website!

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Looking for a fabulous Bridal Shower idea? The Hotel Lindrum has just announced its new bridal shower high tea at felt restaurant – and it looks decadent! A welcome glass of Moet & Chandon is served on arrival, and a 3-tiered stand of delights await! High Tea is served in felt restaurant every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, so to book for your lucky Hen, head to their website!

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The lovely folk at Wedding Gifts Direct are offering one lucky couple the opportunity to win their entire gift registry for free! To enter, all couples need to do is Create a gift registry, answer a simple question! Head over to the competition website for your chance to win this fab prize!

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Dockside Group are satisfying cravings for all things 1920s by going Great Gatsby (and all that Jazz) at their upcoming Wedding Showcase, Friday 5 July and Saturday 6 July. The showcase will reveal the options available across Dockside Group’s most popular wedding destinations – Dockside, L’Aqua and Star Room at Darling Harbour, and Italian Village, Waterfront and Wolfies at The Rocks. On display will be the very pinnacle of the latest in theming and trends for weddings by embodying all the fun, fashion and sophistication of the roaring 20s. To get your tickets, and for more info on all the inclusions – head to their website!

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A special sneak peek for you all this week, a gorgeous gown from the new collection “The Golden Age” from the amazing Lisa Gowing. To celebrate the launch, they are hosting a special event in the Lisa Gowing Flagship Showroom on Thursday July 4th from 6pm – 8pm, where brides can sip champagne whilst they view the new collection on roaming models and watch a slide show of images from the recent shoot. But that’s not all – they are also holding a special giveaway on Facebook and giving you the opportunity to win a 50% discount off any gown from the new  collection, value up to $3395.00. To be in the draw, simply like and share the Lisa Gowing Facebook page! The winner will be drawn in the Lisa Gowing Flagship Showroom on July 27th.

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Calling all Sydney brides! Suzanne Harward is heading your way, with an invitation to view her 2014 Haute Couture Collection on July 12-14. Details above to book your appointment!

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sydney polo clubSydney Polo Club, Sydney’s newest country wedding venue, will be opening its doors on Saturday 13th July for its inaugural wedding open day. Entry is complimentary and all guests will be treated to a glass of champagne upon arrival.

Caterers, photographers, florists and a handful of selected local wedding companies will be on site to answer any questions, and its two incredible reception venues, the magnificent Polo Barn and the rustic converted Sunnybrook barn, will be styled with the most up to date and glamorous wedding trends enabling guests to view the venues in all their glory.

TO book a consultation on the day, send the team an email, or simply head over on the day!

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To end this bumper issue – here’s a gorgeous little video from Hailey of the dynamic duo You Can’t Be Serious on Finding Love – but not in the way you think!

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