Ombre Dip-Dyed Napkins – Dip Dying Tutorial 

I’ll admit it – I pulled out the Christmas albums this week and started playing them. Yes, it’s only November, and yes, they’re all mostly about snow and chestnuts and open fires – but sheesh it’s been cold here in Melbourne, and I can’t help but love the Christmas cheer that comes with popping on a Bing album. Perhaps it’s just a tradition of my family, as is the roast turkey, even on a stinking hot Australian Summer day. Do you have any traditions that endure, regardless of hemisphere or heat?

This week, we’ve been busy pulling together gorgeous weddings, dips, tricks and locations to inspire your planning – and, of course, to pretty up any week! Take a few minutes to check out the Friday Roundup of all the posts from our lovely specialty blogs.

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 Wedding – Jordan and Helena’s Hamilton Island Wedding 2. Real Bride Advice – Inspired Words – Jess 3. Real Bride Reflection – Bride’s Requests – Social Media at Weddings

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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? Sharon Wee of Sharon Wee Creations 2. Expert Advice – November Birthstone – Citrine 3. Expert Advice – Using Pinterest To Plan Your Wedding 4. Expert Advice – Tattoos and The Modern Bride 5. Expert Advice – Pits and Peaks – Wedding Speech Help for the Perplexed, Petrified and Proud

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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 – Pretty Rings 2. Tuesday Type – Ella FY 3. DIY – The Professionals! Kallista Bolton from Homegrown and Handmade 4. DIY TutorialDip-Dyed Ombre Napkins

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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. Luxury Honeymoon Destination – Cremorne Point Manor Sydney

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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. Groom Fashion – MJ Bale Spring Summer 2013  2. Expert Advice – To Prep or Not to Prep – Groom Photography  3. Real Groom Memories – Gavin 3. Real Groom Style – Byron

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To celebrate the launch of a their new White Top Mountains themed suite, the lovely team at Paperless Wedding is offering an exclusive saving to Polkadot readers – yay! Simply make your selection, and email [email protected] to secure 20% off your order!

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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort has a special gift for couples planning to get married – a free wedding ceremony! Couples booking their ceremony and reception before April 30, 2014 will receive a tropical poolside ceremony package for free valued at $800, which includes ceremony venue hire at Aqua Bar, seating for up to 55 guests, registry table and red carpet and a celebratory glass of champagne for all. The deal is available for all weddings booked by April 30 next year and held by December 31, 2014. To find out more, contact the resort!

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Web Blossoms Invite

Grab your bridesmaids and reserve your place at Mariana Hardwick‘s indulgent evening designed to assist in the styling of your bridal party and wedding themes. You will have the opportunity to view the latest trends in bridal colour palates, event styling, and speak to the experts in the industry, with champagne and canapés on arrival. Shoot an email to Mandy to ensure you don’t miss out – [email protected]

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RHG fun crowd

At a loose end this Saturday?  Grab the girls and head for a dab day of racing at Rosehill Gardens – the renowned Cellarbrations Girls Day Out.  Entertainment, champagne and plenty of laughter is on the menu, with the added bonus of the 2014 NSW Firefighter Calendar boys on course. Get your tickets from Ticketek! 

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November Banner

November means savings at Wedding GIfts Direct! Head to their site to snag one of the items on offer for new registrations!

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A fun movie trailer for you today, made by a small, independent film company, and set in the gorgeous Cyprus. “Committed” is a feature film about a chance meeting between a man and a runaway bride. The scenery is to die for!

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