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Photo by Fiona Vail Photography from Alissa and George’s Nautical Perth Wedding

Don’t you just love the feeling of the photo above? For me it is perfect for Friday – kick up your heels in your sparkling shoes and get ready for the weekend! Of course, where there are sparkling shoes there is sparkling wine, sparkling good cheer and happy vibes. Oh Friday you are the best.

Let’s catch up on the cold and wet 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!

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1. Real Wedding – Alissa and George’s Nautical Perth Wedding 2. Real Wedding Elise & Christopher’s Romantic 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.

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1.What Would They Know? Julian Gerner of Morgan’s Beach Shack 2. Vendors Favorites Gwendolynne 3. Behind The Scenes Vera Wang Bride Sydney 2015 Spring Collection Open House

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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.

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1.Etsy Roundup  Ceramic Ring Bowls 2. Tuesday Type Solitas 3. Tutorial & Recipe: DIY Bellini Bar

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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.

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1. Fresh Flower Bow Tie – The Ultimate Groom Accessory

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To celebrate turning five, stationery designer Akimbo are taking 50% off custom wedding invitation design for all designs booked before 31st May 2015. They’re also offering free envelope printing for your guest and return addresses with any stationery order this month! To get your discount and special email

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Adelaide Bridal fair
Adelaide couples! This one’s for you! The Bay Bridal Fair is set for Sunday, 16th of August at Morphettville Racecourse. The event, designed so couples can plan their wedding under one roof will feature some of South Australia’s best wedding vendors. As a special treat, Club Pink will also be on offer – not only does it raise funds for the McGrath Foundation but it offers VIP treatments to attendees with front row seating, a lounge area, hair and makeup touch ups and competitions!

The event is free so find out more information via the website.

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wedding open day

Like a wedding open day with awesome prizes? Enter via the website and get along to the Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Wedding Open Day on the 24th of May 2015, for your chance to win a $20,000 wedding (including everything from the venue to the photographer!)! Take a free cruise down the river as you enjoy tasty delights and chat with the wedding team!

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Instagram wedding prints

Love Instagram? You’ll love brand new business InstaPartyPrints! It works like this – your guests hashtag your wedding photos with your unique wedding hashtag and the printer will print the photos out within ten seconds. How’s that for a fun use of technology? The team is currently only available in Queensland and full booking details are on their website. The best part? Mention Polka Dot Bride for a 20% discount on your booking!


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Frasers Wedding Lounge

Fraser’s Restaurant are for a relaxed, informative and intimate wedding evening on the 28th of May at 6pm 2015 so brides and grooms can check out their beautiful venues and meet their favourite suppliers. Enjoy their food and wine, ask your burning questions, tour the venue and learn all the tips and tricks you need to know to plan your wedding. Book your ticket via their website!

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wedding workshop

Perth wedding planner Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings wants to make you smile with a “Smile Session”. These brand new seminars designed for DIY couples to help them figure out how to pull it all together you’ll get Cathrin’s expert planning wisdom along with plenty of goodies to make sure you’re smiling all the way through wedding planning! Visit her website to book your tickets.

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one dream day

One Dream Day are hosting a series of wedding expos starting with one on July 12th at Pakenham Racecourse! The first 100 brides to enter (and those who pre-register) will receive a luxury showbag as they peruse the wares and services of over 100 wedding vendors! Book your tickets here.

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Finally, our film of the week this week comes from The Smile Factory Film! The photos were taken at The Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Adelaide Fringe Festival which created an incredible backdrop for an amazing wedding.