Photo by Blumenthal Photography from Claudine and Arjuna’s Autumn Substation Wedding

We can often underestimate the good a literal breath of fresh air can bring. Regardless of the weather, it’s so important to get outside and just breathe in, and it can sometimes be hard to remember to take the time to step outside when life, work or family are keeping you busy. Working from home makes it no easier, and until I feel the air on my face, I haven’t woken up properly. Do you have a fresh-air ritual? Or maybe a sunshine ritual?

Here’s a ritual to enjoy – the Friday Roundup! Always full of beauty, giveaways, offers and events!

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 Reflects ~ Inspired Words – Erin 2. Real Wedding ~ Jess & Jamie’s Vintage Garden Wedding

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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? Linda and Brian Woodroffe of Holden Oldies 2. Expert Advice – Your Wedding Chef Can Help You Build a Fabulous Wedding Registry

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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 ~ Peach Coloured Rings 2. Tuesday Type – Felt Noisy 3. Cocktail Friday – Chester’s Cranberry and Pomegranate Iced Tea

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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 Destination Spotlight – Whitsunday Weddings – Daydream Island

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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 Style – Dean 2. Real Groom Memories – Aaron

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Looking for some DIY tips to inspire for your big day? 2nd Avenue Events is running a creative workshop for Brides, including floral crown design by Poppy Culture, jewellery design by Cassie Louise Designs, and styling/DIY tips from 2nd Avenue Events. For more info, head to their website!

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Discount alert! Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spender are hosting a Melbourne warehouse sale this week and one in Brisbane next week, with up to 75% off Winter 2014 stock, past seasons and samples available as well.


Thursday 14th August 8AM – 7PM
Friday 15th August 10AM – 7PM
Saturday 16th August 10AM – 4PM
Location: 681 Chapel Street, corner of Alexander Avenue, South Yarra VIC


Saturday 23rd August 8AM – 6PM
Sunday 24th August 9AM – 5PM
Monday 25th August 9AM – 5PM
Location: Emporium Hotel, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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Fancy a bit of floral inspiration? Then book your place at the DIY bridal bouquet and boutonniere with the very talented Floretta, hosted by make your day wedding styling & little heart tea parlor

Classes are designed for beginners using fresh botanical materials, you’ll learn some tips and tricks for prolonging vase life. How to construct a Strauss method hand tied flower bouquet, and how to wire and tape floral materials to create a floral lapel pin! The classes will be loads of fun and all students get to take home what they create!

Date: Sunday August 24. 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Make Your Day Wedding Styling
Price: $130 per person
Afternoon Tea and Refreshments provided by  Little Heart Tea Parlour

To book contact Grace on [email protected] OR 0408 374 084


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Are you looking for something a bit different for your Hen’s event, Buck’s night or short Honeymoon escape? Carnival is offering a fabulous special on their Melbourne Cup Cruise, including:

  • Reduced fares
  • Half-priced deposits
  • Up to $400 onboard credit
  • Discounts on upgrades to various Melbourne Cup events exclusive to Carnival passengers

Head to their website for more info! The offer ends August 18, 2014.

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Today’s film is a stunner, and the winners of the Destination Wedding Competition that we ran, in conjunction with Me and My Camera earlier this year.  Kerstin & Seamus’s lovely entry was chosen, and now we get to share their day!

This sweet Australian/German vintage wedding was held in Munster, Germany in a traditional hunters tavern with a visit to an incredible garden blossoming in the spring. Just gorgeous!


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