Kirsty and Ferg’s Italian Destination Wedding Image by Briars Atlas

Annnd we’re BACK! Yes, welcome to 2014 readers, and we’re well into the swing of things with a bumper Friday Roundup for the first week back! How was your festive season? Are you still unable to look at a mince pie? Or perhaps did you over-indulge on the candy canes and good tidings? We hope you had a wonderful time, whatever you did, and we’re all feeling refreshed and ready to jump into the New Year! We have big big plans people, and can’t wait to get stuck into it them.

Enjoy the first Friday Roundup for 2014, and check out some fabulous events and giveaways on offer! Let’s get this party started!

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 Engagement Winter Picnic Engagement Shoot 2. Real Bride Advice  Inspired Words – Jo 3. Real Brides Need Your Help!Desperately Seeking – Januaryswirl large

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 – Simone Taylor of Simon Peter Taylor 2. Expert Advice  – Stop, Collaborate and Listen – Find the Perfect Wedding Supplier 3.Expert Advice – How to Clean Your Wedding Ring  4.Expert Advice – What is an On the Day Wedding Coordinator

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 – Bouquet Charms 2.Tuesday Type – Dasha 3. DIY – The Professionals! Connie Cao from Kisforkani 4. DIY Tutorial – ‘Cheers’ Drink Stirrers DIY with Free Printable  5. Cocktail Friday – Pimms Pops by Pure Pops

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 – Kristy and Ferg’s Italy Destination Wedding

This week on Polka Dot Groom

Polka Dot Groom is dedicated to all things groom. Inspiration, advice and style for the Australian groom.


1. Real Groom Advice – A Groom Guide to Getting Through Wedding Expos 2. Real Groom Memories – Gus 4. Real Groom Style – Chris

The team at Live Photography are offering romantics and lovers out there at fab Valentine’s Day offer! Simply enquire with them before the 14th of February, and confirm your booking within 4 weeks to receive a 14% discount off all wedding shoots. To take advantage of this offer, make sure you quote “Live Photography on Polka Dot Bride” when making your enquiry.

On the hunt for gorgeous styles for the children in your big day? Stellina Cute Couture for Children is holding its biggest ever sale this Saturday, 18th January. For more info, head to their website, or email [email protected]

A big day for a stunning venue! The Harbour Room is opening its doors for a fabulous Wedding Showcase on January 18th, from 11am to 4pm. Couples who confirm on the day will also receive a complimentary room night at the Art Series Hotel. Contact Rachel Weston on 9534 1300 to book your appointment time.


The delightful team behind Lester & May are offering a wedding film to celebrate Valetine’s Day, with the winner to be drawn in a month’s time!On February 14th 2014 they will draw the name of one lucky entrant to win a gorgeous 10-15min Lester and May wedding film.
It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is…
1. Like and Share their Facebook page
2. Get 5 of your friends and family to also like the page
3. Send them a FB message with your details, the names of your 5 friends and where and when your wedding is.

For more info and the Terms and Conditions, head to their website!

For your enjoyment this week, we have a lovely wedding video courtesy of Exclusively Entertainment, all the way over in Arlington, Virginia! It tells the story of Shabnam and John, and is a love story that has a kicker soundtrack.