Photo by Trevor King via Maggie & Jonesey’s DIY Phillip Island Farm Wedding

Welcome back to another big year of weddings Dotties! I can hardly believe I am here writing the first Friday Roundup of the year. Did your festive season break go wonderfully? Did you fill your days with sunshine and cocktails? Did you sleep in? Or wake up every day and fill your week with busy tasks?

For many of you, this is the year you tie the knot – and we can’t wait to dive in with you! It has been a big couple of weeks of beautiful weddings on Polka Dot Bride and we’re so excited to get started!

We have been loving these tipsy coconut pineapple icypoles this month. 

How to set yourself a wedding budget (and stick to it!)

John shares his wedding day memories

Love spice? Make these sweet chilli sauce favours for your guests!

We talk wedding photography with the duo behind Deray & Simcoe

Sara’s post-wedding wisdom

How to be a good groomsman

California dreaming? Let’s explore Sonoma County for your honeymoon!

Don’t make these mistakes on your wedding invitations

Loving Sam’s easy wedding day style

Behind The Door with Georgia Young Couture

Healthy cocktails? Lola Berry shares her Pineapple, Cucumber & Mint Slushie

Kick off the new year with a new gorgeous wedding gown! Lisa Gowing is hosting her biggest ever sale on January 20th to celebrate her 20th anniversary at their Sydney studio. There will be over 60 gowns to choose from reduced from 40% to 70%. The sale is by appointment only (email [email protected] to book yours!)

Summerfields Country House is hosting their annual open day on Sunday, the 21st of January 2018 from 1pm to 4pm. The team will be showing off their beautiful venue with tours, high tea and canapes, and amazing prizes, all while being joined by their favourite wedding vendors. Join in the fun (they even have specials for couples booking on the day!) and visit their website for more information.

Sydney brides; Grace Loves Lace are bringing their beautiful gowns to Sydney for a special, by appointment only concierge tour. From the February 27th – March 5th, the team will be taking over a Sydney venue and offering up appointments to try on their selection of gowns with bubbles and tea! Click here to book.

Our dance tune of the week comes from the Funkified Entertainment crew. A classical version of a modern hit, it’s enough for a little toe-tapping and fun inspiration for including your modern favourites in your wedding!