Inspired Memories – Mick Image by Love, Katie & Sarah.

As the cool weather moves in, there’s a crispness in the air that makes me want to rug up in front of a log fire with a nice glass of red. But who really needs an excuse!? The change in seasons also brings with it the air of change, and doesn’t the adage go that change is as good as a holiday (unless you’re heading on your honeymoon – then a holiday wins hands down!).  So maybe it’s that time of year to check where you’re at and make any changes to your routine that could boost your happiness moving into Winter. Then you can face the cold head on – and enjoy the warmth that comes from being content!

To boost your happiness today, we’ve got a lovely Friday Roundup just for you! Full of prettiness, events and offers, it’ll kick start your morning. 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. Shoe Crush Sunday – Pretty Pastel Wedding 2. Real Wedding – Candice and Alex’s Pretty Pink Wedding 3. Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Emily 

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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? Jacqueline Moore of Watson‘s Bay Boutique Hotel 2.Expert Advice – You, Me and Baby Makes Three – Tips For Pregnant Brides  3. Expert Advice – 10 Tips For Brides to Achieve Better Photos

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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 – Green and Blue Engagement Rings 2. Tuesday Type – Showcase 3. Cocktail Friday – Pomegranate & Apple Cocktail

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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. 5 Essential Products To Protect Your Hair From Chlorine 2.

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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. Real Groom – Inspired Memories – Mick 2. Real Groom Style – Sam

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Anna DaFonte Sydney is having a Designer Sample Sale on Saturday, 17th May 2014.

Indulge your catwalk cravings with designer gowns by Reem Acra, J.Mendel, Delphine Manivet and Elizabeth Fillmore. Appointments are essential and can be made by phoning (02) 9362 3219.

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Photo by Hello Love

The Wedding Upmarket is on again on May 3rd! Starting at 10am, some of Perth’s best and most creative wedding suppliers with gather to show their talents at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft. Entry is free so pop along and see some of the stunning creations- including handcrafted jewellery, veils, wedding couture, stationery, stylists, flowers, gourmets plus lots more.

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Samantha Wills Necklace

Want to win this Samantha Wills necklace valued at $300? Wedding List Co are hosting an Autumn Bridal Showcase at Sydney’s Establishment Hotel Penthouse, a great opportunity for you to explore their gorgeous gift collection!

The session times are as as follows:

Friday 2nd May: 5.30 – 6.30pm

Friday 2nd May: 7 – 8pm

Saturday 3rd May: 10 – 11am

The event is open to brides, grooms and bridesmaids but places are limited so registration is essential. Everyone who pre registers with and uses Wedding List Co for their registry will receive a gift valued at $100. An extra special deal for Polka Dot Bride readers? You’ll go into the draw to win the above Samantha Wills necklace valued at $300 simply by attending! Check out their website Wedding List Co  for booking details and make sure to select “Polka Dot Bride” from the “How did you hear about us?” drop down menu! !

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Photographer James Billing has teamed up with his wife Bec to launch a brand new wedding and events business called The Hutch and to celebrate? They’re giving away a $25,000 wedding package including photography, venue, catering, cake, videographer, floristry, styling, celebrant, transport, makeup and a mobile bar! Check out The Hutch for details on how to enter!

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Finally our film of the week comes from the fab team at Soda Films, featuring the gorgeous wedding of Ali & Sam. The DRESS people! Breathtaking!


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