Friday Roundup

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Luxury Honeymoons – Arajilla Retreat at Lord Howe Island

Planning a trip to somewhere beautiful is, for me, almost as exciting as going there. The research, finding hot tips and secret spots to explore, and of course – securing beautiful accommodation. What’s not to love!? I can often get lost in the search, and daydream about the relaxation and exploration on offer. I love this so much so that planning for the next trip starts almost before the last one has finished! Where to next? Where are you planning to escape to?

Perhaps just for this morning, you can escape into our Friday Roundup, with everything fabulous this week from our specialty blogs, and some fantastic events, giveaways and offers. 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.



1.Real Journey – Pippa and Beau’s Mexican Fiesta Engagement Party 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Alana 3.Real Journey – Our Love Story 4. Vogue Video Series – Behind The Scenes of Flavia Kelson and Ricardo Pintato’s Wedding – The Understated Reception Dinner  5. Call For Reader Advice – Desperately Seeking – October 

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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?  Aimey Pham (Huynh) Of Miss Aimey Makeup and Hair 2. Vendor’s Favourites –  Jacie Whitfield 3. Expert Advice – Vintage Bridal Hair and Makeup Ideas 4. Expert Advice – How To Get My Groom Involved In Our Wedding Planning 5. Expert Advice – The Perfect Wedding Recipe

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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 – Glass Swizzle Sticks 2. Tuesday Type – Noodlerz

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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.Honeymoon Destination – Arajilla Retreat At Lord Howe Island 2.Expert Travel Advice – Useful Tips For Planning Your 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.


1. Expert Advice – Selecting Craft Beet For Your Wedding 2. Real Groom Memories – Adam 3. Real Groom Style – Chris

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A Wedding Expo and a fab giveaway! On 20 October The Waiheke Wedding Fair will be held at Batch Winery on Waiheke Island showcasing the huge talent pool of suppliers on the Island, and Auckland, NZ.

To celebrate, they are giving away a major prize for one lucky bride to be and 3 of her friends, worth over $5000.  The “Ultimate Bachelorette Getaway on Waiheke” will include a weekend of girly fabulousness including a beauty makeover, private bar tender, jewellery design by local jeweller Timmy Smith, an Ecozip adventure, wine tasting and lunch at Peacock Sky, breakfast and bubbly at The Oyster Inn and much more!

To book your ticket to the fabulous day, head to their website!  

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The  lovely team at SugarLove Weddings have launched a brand new range called “SugarLove Petite”, tailored to suit couples who are seeking smaller coverage times without compromising on having one of their super talented senior photographers on the day.

With suggested guest lists of 150 and under, the SugarLove “Petite” range starts from $2000 for 4hrs coverage and includes all images high resolution on DVD.

To celebrate its launch, they are offering the first 10 wedding clients who book the “Petite” package a complimentary gift voucher towards prints/enlargements valued at $250.

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Freshly arrived on our shores, the team from Live Photography are bringing their European style to Australian weddings!

Live Photography is currently based in Sydney, but love combining work with travel and shoot interstate and overseas.

To celebrate their arrival in Australia, they have launched a new website just for us! Enjoy!

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Look out Adelaide, the inimitable Tiffany & Co. has landed and is throwing open its doors in Spring 2014! The store will be located at Adelaide Central Plaza on North Terrace, a prime destination for luxury shopping.

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pallas couture

Calling all brides – Pallas Couture is hitting up  Melbourne! On Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, they will be holding a trunk show for brides and followers of Pallas who aren’t able to travel to Sydney or Perth.

Taking place at the Olsen Hotel in South Yarra, Pallas’ Style Director Rebecca will meet with brides by appointment where she will showcase gowns from Pallas’ latest collections designed specifically with the Melbourne clientele in mind. 

For appointments and further enquiries, please contact Pallas Couture on 02 9358 5761.

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A gorgeous video to round-out today from the team at Onsight Films , from the wedding of Stephen & Lisa. Just lovely!

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