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Happy Friday to all our lovely Dotties! It couldn’t be more true that sometimes we all just need a little time out from our busy lives. Whether it be work, social commitments, study OR planning a beautifully romantic wedding (let’s face it – as fun as the planning is, we all get overwhelmed at some point about some aspect of the process!). This also applies to running a wedding blog. “Could it BE?”, we collectively gasp at Polka Dot HQ. “Ms Polka is going on a fabulous mini-break this long weekend?!” And indeed it is true. Our dear Ms Polka Dot rarely takes time off, so we are cheering that she is taking some well deserved down time. That doesn’t mean that things slow down here at Polka Dot Bride. Au contraire!

We have been terrifically busy, so let’s look at the week that was!


We found some stunning Wedding Shoes for our Etsy Roundup

We get some expert advice from David and Ana Kolembus of Your Private Chef Catering & Events

Looking for some honeymoon inspiration? Check out this Honeymoons A To Z for tips on an Amalfi Coast holiday!

Some heartfelt Inspired Words from gorgeous bride Kim

How often do we get to find out what it is like to be a GROOM? Tuan shares his experience in My Life As A Groom

We went a little font crazy this week on Tuesday Type with a fabulous collection known as Inkheart

goes Behind The Door With with Elm Paper to find out more about their stunning stationery.

We absolutely ADORE Megan and Liam’s Vintage Country Wedding

For those of us who crave a little adrenaline rush, this Adventurous Honeymoon gives you some ideas for Abseiling on your honeymoon! (I did it! And it’s amazing!)

Sam shares his Groom Style with us!

Anyone have a penchant for bacon? We suggest giving this Emporium Hotel’s Hickory Bacon Old Fashioned on our Cocktail Friday a try!

Accessorise Your Wedding Day Style

And we are in love with Tina & Wayne’s Chic Bali Destination Wedding

James shares his Inspired Memories about his family filled wedding day!

Our lovely Keeping ‘The Main Thing’ The Main Thing

As fans of greenery and herbs as part of any wedding floral decor, we just love these Rosemary Themed Menu & Place Card Tutorial

helps out our gro0ms with these Three Easy Grooming Tips For The Dapper Groom

And have you ever wondered Why Hire A Wedding Planner? The fabulous 


The globally successful Say Yes To The Dress series is heading Down Under with Discovery Networks commissioning Say Yes To The Dress: Australia and they are looking for brides to take part. Set to launch later in 2016, Say Yes To The Dress: Australia will go behind the scenes at one of the country’s premier bridal salons where a team of specialists will help brides-to-be find their perfect wedding dress. Are you or your client planning a wedding? TLC is looking for brides to take part in the show which is being filmed in SydneyClick here to apply.

On Sunday 19th June from 10am – 1pm, multi-faceted award-winning venue, The Glen Hotel and Suites in Brisbane will be hosting their Wedding Showcase to help couples on their way to saying “I Do”. Attendees will be able to wander through each of their event spaces including the new grand marquee, while enjoying complimentary drinks and canapés. The Marquee, The Elaine Room and The Garden Courtyard will be styled with the expertise of Beautiful Weddings Australia – Australia’s Number One Wedding Stylists. Entry to the Wedding Showcase is free, however those who register their attendance online by purchasing tickets at The Glen Hotel will go in the draw to win a Bridal Shower Hight Tea at The Glen Hotel for 10 people.

The Mansion Hotel & Spa have just released their Winter Wedding Special for May & June 2017. Not only is the cost per person reduced to $145, you will also receive a case of Mumm Champagne to celebrate!  For further information please contact their wedding department on +61 3 9731 4000 between 8.30 am – 5pm or email [email protected]. For more information, click here.


Mark and Caitie’s huge, ear-to-ear grins, and the lilting, romantic melody in their wedding video from Tatjana Hamilton is the stuff wedding dreams are made of. I adore the sweet ribbon at the back of her dress and perfect, high pony-tail; his dapper, Bond-esque suit and the way he looks at Caitie.  And their first kiss! A few damp eyes around Polka Dot HQ, I must say! Enjoy!