Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Photo by CkMetroPhotos from Juanita and Dan’s Garden Wedding

 A truly HUGE week has just finished here at Polka Dot headquarters, and I really can’t believe how much we’ve squeezed in! The same could be said about today’s Friday Roundup – it’s quite frankly splitting at the seams! It’s that time of the year when we head into Winter, and the temperatures drop. A perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book (or blog!) and a glass of wine, and enjoy the change of the seasons yet again. I’m getting out the scarves and blankets in anticipation!

Enjoy your end of the week with this HUGE roundup, full of offers, giveaways and specials just for our readers!

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 ~ A Hannmade Bali Wedding – Semaru Uluwatu 2.Real Bride Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Anu 3.Real Wedding ~ Juanita and Dan’s Garden Wedding 4. Ask Ms Polka – Desperately Seeking May

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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. Interview with the Experts – What Would They Know? Liz Taylor of Fort Denison 2.Expert Advice – Spotlight on Wedding Lighting 3. Expert Advice – Cleaning Your Wedding Dress 4. Destination Review – Whitsunday Weddings – Villa Botanica 

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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 – Red Paper Flowers 2. Tuesday Type – Copperlove 3. Cocktail Friday – Port Antonio 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. Honeymoon LuxurySignature Day Spa 2. Honeymoon Destination – Luxury Honeymoons in England

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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 –  Essential Groom Accessories by Hannmade Designs 2. Grooming for the Groom – Jack the Snipper Original Styling Creme 3. Real Groom Memories – Russ 4. Real Groom Style – Rowan & Andrew

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Special Alert! The lovely folk at Starr Photography have a special giveaway JUST for our Polka Dot Bride readers! All bookings made via Polka Dot Dride before the end of August receive a free “Boy meets Girl” Engagement shoot plus premium photo thank you cards for your guests. PLUS all the bookings go in the draw for a $500 wedding album credit. Fantastic! Simply mention Polka Dot Bride when you book!

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Get ready for some gorgeousness! Jennifer Gifford Designs are excited to announce the launch of their Spring Summer 2015 Collection.

This is a Collection full of soft, feminine and romantic elements. Delicate layers of tulle and lace, beaded overlays and cinched in waists in the prettiest shades of Ivory, Silk White and Blush.

Available in store at The Bride’s Market now!

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The very talented Samara Clifford is offering a spectacular prize to celebrate the launch of her new website that not only includes an engagement shoot for one lucky couple worth $600, but also asked some of the most RAD wedding suppliers around have jiumped on board! These include:

To enter, head to Samara’s website and best of luck!

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Mosmans Restaurant are giving one lucky couple the chance to Win A Wedding of their dreams!

Everyone who enters the competition will receive a $50 voucher to dine at Mosmans, with the full prize including:

  • Stunning wedding ceremony and reception for 80 guests
  • Delicious four course meal with premium beverages
  • Styling and decoration by Touched by Angels
  • Elegant cake and cake bags by Sugar Coated Cake Design
  • Planning and coordination with Mosmans’ experienced Wedding Coordinators
  • Dean Clairs from Mix 94.5 hosting your wedding!

To enter and for more info, head to their website!

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Feast your eyes on these beauties! Efiza’s new Love and Lace Collection has just been released, featuring 8 signature gowns and 13 complementary accessories. All of their gorgeous gowns and accessories are made in Australia using 100% European silk fabric and French laces from the House of Solstiss and Sophie Hallette (Kate Middleton’s wedding dress lace maker!).

To celebrate, they are offering Polka Dot Bride readers an exclusive 20% discount for any purchase made online for a limited time using the code “PolkaDot”.

Head to their website for more information and to view the entire collection!

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Thinking of holding your big day in the breathtaking Mornington Peninsula ? Then mark 15 Jun 2014 in your calender and check out the Mornington Peninsula Weddings Expo! Held at the Peninsula Community Theatre (Cnr Wilson Road & Nepean Highway, Mornington) from 11am – 2pm, it will showcase the best vendors the region has to offer, and is free to enter!

For more info, head to the website!

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You still have one day left to register for Race to the Altar – a charity event that involves a fun scavenger hunt around Brisbane collecting clues, with the couple who checks in with the best time, winning a dream wedding valued at $31,500! The race takes place on the 14th of June, and the wedding is organized for the 9th of August.

Cost to enter is $70 per couple, and all of the profits from the event are being donated to the Heart Foundation. Each couple that enters the race will receive a luxury gift bag with goodies and discounts from each of the wonderful suppliers involved + a rockin’ “Race to the Altar” tee to smash the race out in style. Registrations close on May 31st, so get on board!

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Finally our film of the week comes from Lovely Day Pictures, a celebration of love for Darren and Mei who tied the knot under a huge oak tree at Collingwood Children’s Farm, followed by a reception at Abbotsford Convent. Just gorgeous!


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  • spring garden wedding - Polka Dot Bride says:
    November 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    […] couple won their wedding with Brisbane’s Race To The Altar competition (see their winning entry here) and planned the wedding in just eight weeks! Sara remembers, […]



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