Photo by Kiss and Tell Photography from Bridesmaids Dress Shopping At Dolly Up Vintage Emporium

Enjoying the ride and seeing the silver lining. Sometimes that’s difficult to do right? Definitely! That’s why this week, I was absolutely blown away by this post by Andy from Kiss and Tell Photography. When Andy found himself faced with an impromptu bridesmaid’s dress expedition not only did he go along, but he photographed the process, found out more about the boutique he was standing in and wrote a post about it! I don’t know if my husband would have been quite as accommodating without a food based bribe of some sort.

It made me think about how petulant I can get also if I find myself in a situation that isn’t exactly exciting for me. So I’m thinking, why not try to just change our point of view? Because I feel that the grumpiness is what closes us off to possible opportunities. Food for thought this week!

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 ~ Teagan And Jay’s Science Inspired Spring Wedding 3.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Claire 4. Picking A Timeless Bridal Look – Vogue Weddings 5. Real Wedding Planning Journey ~ All About Us… And Maybe Everyone Else 6. Polka Dot Sneak Peek – Your Bridesmaid Gowns

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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 They Know? Van Middleton of Van Middleton Photography 2Wedding Albums – Are They Really Necessary? 3. Wedding Planning Wisdom ~ 10 Top Trends For Your Morning After Wedding Brunch

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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 – Vintage Beaded Bags 2. Tuesday Type – P22 Marcel  3. DIY Wedding Tips 4. Cocktail Friday – Old Fashioned Whiskey Recipe

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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. Sun & Snow In A USA 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. Life As A Groom ~ Bridesmaids Dress Shopping At Dolly Up Vintage Emporium 2. Inspired Memories – Jason 3. Groom Style – Michael

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The winner of our Joe Button custom suit giveaway has been chosen! A big congratulations to Damien Hughes!

Damien you have won a custom made Australian merino suit for your wedding day valued at $600! Damien’s winning answer? Indigo Ink! Damien will be marrying next year and we’re looking forward to seeing his wedding! Damien I will be shooting you an email shortly!

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Image by Emily Adamson Photography

After the success of the Waiheke Wedding Fair NZ Wedding Fairs are taking the boutique inspired fairs around the country. The Queenstown Wedding Fair will be held on 6 July at The Wine House.

“Come along to the fair and meet all our vendors in one place to assist you with your day, not only will you be able to meet all the amazing vendors that can assist you with your wedding, you can taste the local wines, listen to the local musicians who all cater for events, eat some tasty food and relax.”

More information here

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Marry Me Charlie is a marketplace where anyone can buy and sell wedding products while giving 3 % of every sale to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Sydney. A very worthy cause! The website provides buyers with the full array of wedding needs starting from the bridal shower to the wedding and reception as well as gorgeous honeymoon destination guides and venues. Check it out here.

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Lovers of all things Retro and Vintage listen up!

Time to frock up Sydney! Search through racks filled with fabulous fashion spanning over two hundred years. Boxes full of buttons, old dress patterns, bits and pieces of lace. Tables with crisp, starched French and Irish linen. Polished wooden cabinets full of estate jewellery. Tables with simple and affordable costume jewellery. Exotic textiles from lands far beyond Australia’s shores draped across tables. Umbrella stands with parasols. Hat stands bedecked with creations from milliners’ workshops. Original fashion drawings. Over the top textiles from the sixties. Old women’s magazines. Fashion books.

Frock Up Sydney will be held this Saturday from 11AM-6PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM at the Leichhardt Town Hall • CORNER Marion & Norton Streets Leichhardt • SYDNEY

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Win a five hour photobooth package for your wedding!

In The Booth are currently running an Instagram promotion to celebrate their fifth birthday.

Create an image in which you wish them a #happyBOOTHday. Post it to instagram with the #happyBOOTHday tag and tag @inthebooth.Visit In The Booth on instagram for full details (look for the post with the below image).

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Finally our film of the week comes from Jade and Matt who say:

This is the video we created as an invite for our wedding so people knew our story before the big day. The photographer is Anitra Wells. She did an awesome job for us.

The soundtrack “Wake Me Up” by Avicii can be purchased here –