Photo by Michelle Fiona Photography from David and Emily’s Gorgeous Barn Wedding

This week has been a little crazy at Polka Dot HQ ~ There are toddler birthday parties being planned, houses to be moved into, shoots being coordinated and events being attended. Sounds like a crazy November to us! What did you get up to this week Dotties? I’m going to see my new baby cousin (second cousin?) this weekend and I can’t wait to meet her!

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 Engagement Shoot – Naz and Diana’s Canberra & Central Coast Engagement Shoot 2. Real WeddingDavid and Emily’s Gorgeous Barn 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? –  Jewlie Halliday and the Evernew Studio Team 2. Vendors Favourites Moira Hughes Couture 3. Expert Advice Sharing The Brides Journey – A Bridal Gown Designer Reflects

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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 – Destination Wedding Welcome Bags 2. DIY Tutorial  – DIY Wedding Decorations – Floral Garland Chair

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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. Scandinavian Campervan Adventure

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flower awards

The Tesselaar Flowers Flora Design Awards are on again and we are lucky enough to have a few of our advertisers up for the grand prize! The entry with the most votes wins so click on through to the lovely entries by Floretta by Grace, and Green & Bloom to vote!

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The Epicurean Red Hill is holding a Winter special for 2015 couples! Book your wedding in July 2015 or September 2015 to receive complimentary ceremony location hire and pre-dinner drinks and canapes prior to your Epicurean Red Hill wedding reception! To book contact the Epicurean team via their website or by calling (03) 5989 4000. Terms & conditions apply.

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savvy brides bobbi brown

Looking to buying your wedding gown soon? Or perhaps your accessories? Make any purchase on the Savvy Brides website before November 28th 2014 and receive a Bobbi Brown cosmetic free!

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oreillys open day

O’Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyards in the Gold Coast hinterland are holding an open day on Sunday 15th February 2015 from 10am-1pm. Book this one into your calender because on the day you’ll receive 10% off your bill when dining in the restaurant (perfect way to make a day of it!) chat to the wedding coordinators, complimentary wine tasting at the cellar door, prizes and giveaways, and plenty of local wedding vendors to show you just how to transform the space into your very own! To RSVP, email

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Back in 2013, I wrote about 8 Wedding Presents I’d Like To Own– one of them was the incredibly cool Juke Case. Portable sound systems the Juke Case takes old suitcases and turns them into your own stereo! Now with the help of Pozible (and you!) they’re launching the JukeCase mini! A baby version of the original, you can connect the speaker to your phone or laptop via Bluetooth and amp up your listening experience! It plays for up to 20 hours without needing recharging and has a 30w amplifier. Check out Pozible to pledge!

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Finally for our film of the week, the lovely Emma sent over this video made by The Dreamcatchers Wedding Films. She and her husband filmed a funny video which was shown before they entered their wedding reception as a surprise to their wedding guests! I hope you laugh as much as I did at this fun idea!