Photo by Photography by Quince and Mulberry Studios from Christine and Tobys Intimate and Small Garden Wedding

I tell you what, even though we had the massive milestone of turning eight this week it was still humbling as ever, as I spent the bulk of my week solving email problems. From emails vanishing to emails not arriving at all to moving another email server  – Oh my head! I am well an truly ready to log off and not look at an email all weekend!

How about you? How did you spend your week? I have the best bunch of news for you today including a very interesting casting offer! Let’s catch up on the week that was!

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 – Christine and Tobys Intimate and Small 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? Peta Calvert & Shari Trimble of We Are Alchemy Photography 2. Expert Advice Understanding Wedding Band Pricing

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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 Beachside Wedding 2. Tuesday Type – St Croce

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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 Destinations – Honeymoon In The Maldives At The One&Only Reethi Rah Resort 2. Honeymoon Essentials – Milk & Co Take A Trip Pack Review

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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 – Peter Jackson Summer Collection

Are you a bride who has a close family member (father, mother, grandparent etc) who is unable to be present your wedding  in February or March 2015, due to a disability or illness?

A big brand is casting for a TV commercial that will air in Australian regions online for 12 months as per standard Television Commercial contract. You can be based anywhere in the world and both participants (father/mother and daughter) will be paid above standard industry rates – approx AU$10,000 each.

If you’re a fit, contact Toni Higginbotham Casting on [email protected] or phone them on +61 2 9328 6166


Brisbane Polo Club will be opening their doors on Monday February 23rd from 5pm to 7pm. This boutique, private club will be showing off it’s greatest features while you enjoy bubbles and light refreshments. Make a night of it!

Head to their website to register!

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ascot quays

Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel are holding their inaugural open day on Sunday 15th of February from 10am-4pm. There will be plenty of giveaways on the day – including a wedding! There will be twenty exhibitors – from music to gowns and everything in between as well as the compulsory sparkling!

All wedding bookings by 15 May 2015. will receive a Penthouse Escape for two including champagne breakfast so make sure you register and pop on down to see what’s in store!

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urbane group

The Urbane Group (remember that fab venue from this post?) are holding their open day on Monday 9th of February from 5pm to 7.30pm! The venue will have an array of showcases from their favourite partners including Foreva Events, Styled Events, Florido Weddings, AVIdeas, The Butterfly Lounge, Urban Weddings, Fiorenza, Bella Brides, Hansel & Gretel Cakes and Paul Voge.

Enjoy champagne and canapes as you explore the fantastic vendors on offer, enjoy the fashion parade, live entertainment and see the venue lit up in all it’s glory!

To register, check out this link.

For our film of the week, in this season of proposals I caught this romantic proposal video recently. I really don’t think I will ever get sick of these (especially when it involves glowing lanterns!)