Anna & Dmitry’s Intimate Seychelles Destination Wedding Image by Claire Morgan

Happy Friday all! How fast we’ve arrived here, and it brings another weather-inspired image to sooth my Winter blues. *sigh* The Seychelles…dreamy. I think the best way to beat the cold-weather woes is to head out and good old-fashioned pub dinner with friends, with a warm fire and good conversation to warm the cockles. Perhaps an idea for the weekend?

For today however, here’s the fab roundup from our speciality blogs, which are jam-packed for you this week. AND there are some pretty great giveaways for you all in there too! Enjoy!

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 Wedding – Jared & Thea’s Mt Mee Blue and White Wedding 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Claire 3. Real Journey – Get The Ball Rolling – The Essential Checklist 4. Real Wedding – Catherine & Michael’s Afternoon Gunners Barracks Wedding 5. Polka Dot Bride Sneak Peek – Your Guestbook 6. Real Engagement – Pippa & Beau’s Mount Glorious Engagement Shoot

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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? Annika Rigby & Katie Crook of the Poacher’s Pantry 2. Vendor’s Favourite’s – miki.O 3. Expert Advice – The Truth About Wedding Albums – Part 1 4. Expert Advice – The Wedding Nest’s Top 5 Tips for Styling Your Home  5. Beauty Advice – Planning and Perfecting Glowing Wedding Day Skin – A Guide to Skincare for Brides

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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 – Bright Flower Girl Shoes 2.Tuesday Type – Mr Lucky 3. DIY Template – Free Printable Wedding Planner 4. DIY Tutorial – Shibori Wedding Napkin Tutorial 5. Cocktail Friday – Lady Lamington’s Watermelon Kool Aid

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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.


1. Destination WeddingAnna & Dmitri’s Intimate Seychelles DestinationWedding 2. Honeymoon Destination – An Italian Love Affair – A Look At Where to Stay For Your Wedding or Honeymoon 

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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 Advice – How To Be a Great Wedding MC – My Advice for MC Virgins 2. The Dish… with Mr Herringbone – Cheat’s Chilli and Sage Gourmet Sausage Rolls 3. Fashion Advice – Essentials: 4 Reasons Why Wearing Shorts At Your Wedding Could Be Perfect 4. Real Groom – Inspired Memories – Brad 5. Real Groom Style – Sean 

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London’s loss is our gain! British Photographer  Nabeel from Nabeel’s Camera is heading to Australia, and is offering Polka Dot Readers a fantastic offer! Available between 1st December 2013 through to the 10th of March 2014, Nabeel is offering full day of coverage, usually totally $3000, for just $1800!

Price includes:

  •  pre-wedding meeting/planning the day
  •  password protected online gallery
  •  around 600 – 800 images in both hi and lo-resolution
  •  a branded wooden USB stick with all images on it

To find out more and to take advantage of this fantastic offer, head over to Nabeel’s website (with plenty of gorgeous weddings!)

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The lovely team at SugarLove Weddings are celebrating the countdown to Spring and offering all new clients:

  • 4hrs coverage time complimentary (value $1000)
  • PLUS a complimentary engagement shoot (value $1000)

Offer applies to all new bookings made between 16th July to 31st August 2013 – so head to their website to check out their fab work!

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Dreaming of a hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara at dawn? Perhaps listening to lions as you stare up at a starry African sky? If you’re Honeymoon plans are leaning towards the breathtaking regions of Africa, then perhaps check out &Beyond‘s offer for all brides! They are offering  50% off the Bride’s accommodation throughout your stay, valid at all &Beyond lodges in Africa until the end of 2013!

For more info, head over to their website!

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At Polka Dot Bride, we love weddings big and small – intimate or with a huge crowd! What we love about all of them however, is the simple celebration of love between two individuals. Here is the gorgeous elopement video of Nadia & Ernest from Romantic Wedding Videos.

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