Anca and Horea’s Austrian Wedding Image by Rares Ion Photography 

The sun is shining, spring has sprung and wedding season is well and truly upon us! This week has whizzed by, and events are popping up everywhere for industry and couples alike – I’m off to a high tea this afternoon, and can’t think of a more lovely way to end the working week! With the burgeoning of new flowers and life that comes with spring, also comes the unveiling of new collections and styles for the coming season. We can’t wait to bring you all of the gorgeousness that bursts out of October, and welcome the busy time with open arms – our favourite!

To ensure you’re up to date on all the happenings on our specialty blogs, including some great competitions (including one that offers a fab dinner for two for tonight in the Yarra Valley), have a read through of our lovely 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 Wedding – Morgan and Ben’s Surprise Garden Wedding 2. Real Bride AdviceInspired Words – Amy 3.Real Journey – Pre Wedding Fun 4. Vogue Video SeriesBehind The Scenes Of Flavia Kelson and Ricardo Pintato’s Wedding: Deciding on the Location 5. Later today – Real Journey – The Wedding Countdown – 3 Months

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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!



1. What Would They Know? Alison Courts of Tea Cup Events 2. Vendor’s Favourites – Funbooth 3. Event Review – One Fine Day Melbourne Bridal Fair 4. Expert Advice – Why You Should Be Honest With Your Wedding Day Suppliers 5. Expert Advice – 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

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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.


1. Etsy Roundup  – Nut Brittle 2. Tuesday Type – Rolling Pen 3. DIY Tutorial – Fabric Wedding Menu Tutorial 

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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.Real Destination Wedding – Anca and Horea’s Austrian Wedding 2. Real Honeymoon – Hillary and Levi’s Iceland Honeymoon Photos 3. 

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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.


1. Expert Proposal Advice – Pitch & Woo 2. Real Groom Memories – Jeremy 3. Real Groom Style – Tim

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The elegant Brisbane Polo Club, a heritage-listed building located in the heart of Brisbane city, is throwing open its doors for a fabulous wedding Open Day onSunday, 20 October from 11am-2pm. Featuring some of the most talented and respected wedding artists Brisbane has to offer,  couples will enjoy live music, delicious canapés and Champagne whilst you explore the beautiful venue, styled ceremony and reception areas and the Cellar. To register your attendance (and to go in the draw to win 50% off your wedding reception!)  head to their website!

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Are you heading to the picturesque Yarra Valley tonight? Perhaps to the Oakridge Wines Bridal Showcase to take a sneak peek at this outstanding ‘Winery of the Year’, as voted by The Good Wine Guide 2012?  Oakridge throws its doors open tonight for you to view its new dining room and magical vista, with a glass of sparkling and canapés provided, and has a fabulous prize of a 3 course tasting menu for two, valued at $90! This is only valid for tonight, so get your entry in quick smart to grab this great giveaway.

Simply leave us a comment letting us know who you’re taking with you tonight, and why! 

We will notify the winner via email before the event, and the prize can only be used tonight!

When: Friday, October 4, 2013, from 5pm. 

Where: Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, Victoria 3770.

Cost: Entry is free

Bookings: Call (03) 9738 9900 or email  [email protected]

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Age of Intimacy Treat Yourself Competition

Sydney-based lingerie label Age of Intimacy is holding a fab competition, giving women the opportunity to win and thus be the first in Australia to own the new Lust Bodysuit from the My Deadly Sins range!

To enter, simply purchase any Age of Intimacy pieces (total minimum value $49.95) from their online store before Friday, 11th October at 12pm AEST. Their pieces are just divine!

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The gorgeous  Mansion Hotel & Spa in Werribee is holding a Wedding Showcase on 5 October 2013, with a huge day of gorgeousness on offer. Be greeted with a glass of Moët & Chandon and a gift bag, then wander through the Theatre and the Pavilion, which will be set up with themes based on styles, flowers and ideas to inspire.

Some of the industry’s most creative and in-demand wedding suppliers will be on hand to discuss your wedding dreams and aspirations. There’s even the chance to win some amazing prizes on the day, such as a Magnum of Brown Magpie Pinot Noir,  Spa Gift Vouchers, or an Indulgence Package for two at The Mansion Hotel & Spa.

For more information, give them a buzz on 03 9731 4151 or shoot them an email.

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A beautiful wedding film for you today of a real country wedding with the most loveliest of couples, Shaelah and Andrew. Brought to us by  the team at Wedding Films by Samantha Fletcher. So much love!

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