Cocktail Friday – Valentine Pomegranate Sparkle 

As a heavily pregnancy patterned person, I wont lie and say I don’t miss the ability to get stuck  into a Friday cocktail, particularly one of the citrus or fruit-based kind. BUT – I can still gaze adoringly at them and plan my triumphant return…just you wait delicious  cocktails, just you wait! How about you? Are you one for experimenting and trying out new drinks and refreshments, or do you have a die-hard favourite that is ordered without hesitation? Are you serving one at your wedding? We’d love to hear about them! In the meantime, our Friday Roundup reads like a cocktail of ideas, events and offers from the week that was on our specialty blog – so enjoy it on us! 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 Bride Advice  –  Inspired Words – Guro  2. Real Wedding – DIY Vintage Carnival Wedding 3. Polka Dot Hot Spot – Your Wedding Registryswirl largeThis 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 – Jennifer Kennedy of Bells n Whistles Events 2. Expert Style Advice  – Inspiring Table Decorations  3. Expert Advice – Choosing The Perfect Wedding Theme 4. Industry NewsThe Bride’s Market: Brisbane’s Newest Bridal Hub 4. Event Review – The Bride’s Market: Brisbane

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1.Etsy Roundup – Cream and Yellow Paper Flowers 2.Tuesday Type – Cantoni  3. DIY Tutorial – Strawberry Jam Wedding Favors + Free Favor Tags 4. DIY Tutorial – DIY Glitter Heart Pots Tutorial 5. Cocktail Friday – Valentine Pomegranate Sparkle

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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- The Floating City: Venice swirl large 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 Style Advice – Top Groom Style Tips With Matt Jensen of MJ Bale 2. Real Groom Memories – Senthu 3. Real Groom Style – Chris swirl largesweet-blue-mountains-wedding036

Emily and Trent’s Sweet Blue Mountains Image by Anna Turner

Is your wedding dress perhaps sitting around the house taking up space, but you just feel like it’s destined for one more wear? Then this may be the perfect compromise – Pastor Susan Scarcella and her husband Pastor Rocco Scarcella of Armadale Congregational Church have been helping a Bali Reverend and his his wife, Made Priana and Orin Nuryathi buy providing pre-loved wedding dresses to Orin’s small shop where she does hair, make up and flowers for weddings. Orin rents them out for the special day, but if the bride is poor, she lets her have it for just the cost of dry cleaning. If you’d like to donate your dress, shoot Sue an email, or head to their website for more info swirl largegrant_amber_blog_01 The very lovely photographer Elleni Toumpas is currently training to walk in the Oxfam Trailwalker (a 100km walk to be completed in 48 hours), with part of the challenge is to raise a minimum of $1400 for the Oxfam charity. Elleni has decided to use her skills as a wedding photographer to offer free (but with a $150 donation to the Oxfam cause) couple or engagement shoots. What a fantastic idea! With two dates available in both Melbourne and Brisbane, the nuts and bolts of the offer are available on her website.

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Loving letterpress? Checkout the fab offer from Dauphine Press for your invitations! Head to their website for more info .

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Designer Anna Campbell is holding a silent charity auction to raise funds for  he Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre . A cause close to Anna’s heart, the designer is giving two lucky brides-to-be the chance to experience one of two VIP bridal packages by bidding through the auction including a made to measure bridal package valued at $6000 and a Samantha Wills jewelery package valued at $750.

Anna’s close friend and colleague close friend Tommika Valente is s participating in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers (1-2 March 2014) and this Anna Campbell silent auction will contribute to her fundraising goal of $10,000.

Check out the full details here.

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After gorgeous gowns or robes for your wedding day? Head over to the very beautiful PlumPrettySugar to take advantage of their fantastic offer, valid through January 23rd to February 11th. Simply enter the code HEARTFULL to take advantage.

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The video today comes to you courtesy of the team at C2Video, celebrating the multiculturalism that is love! How gorgeous are Chez and Adele!?


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