Photo by Feather and Finch Photography via Sarah & Dale’s Snow-Filled Winter Wedding in Thredbo

Happy Friday Dotties! It has been such a week. Two of us are getting ready to fly out to warmer climates and escape our brutal winter and the rest of us? Well, we’re wrapping up the final pieces of The Winter Issue (and enjoying every moment!) But boy, is it a JAM-packed edition of the roundup this week as wedding season slowly peeks its little head up. Let’s dive in…

Love this idea for a winter cocktail – peppery ginger cider! 

Dale’s winter wedding memories

Ben Yew tells of his love for Cinque Terre

Yum! Whip up this orange hot chocolate on a stick.

Nadia tells the tale of the beautiful church she tied the knot in

Win The Winter Issue Prize Pack

Tricks to help you sleep well before your wedding day

Justin and his winter wedding day style

All things wedding gowns are on our minds as we chat to Leah S Designs

Ashleigh’s wedding day advice


Getting married on the South Coast? You’ll want to get along to the South Coast wedding fair on August 4th and 5th to explore the beautiful local venues and suppliers. The weekend is split into two parts, The Wedding Fair (August 5th) and The Wedding Trail (August 4th and 5th) packed full of opportunities to listen to live music, feast on delicious treats and meet your dream team. Book your place on the website

We LOVE a good read so we were especially excited this week when our friends at Showtime Events Group announced that they’re now the exclusive caterers and event partners of the State Library of Victoria. With rooms such as the Isabella Fraser Room or Ian Potter Queen’s Hall to choose from, we cannot WAIT for all those beautiful weddings and events they have in store! Enquire here.

Bridal boutique Designer Bridal House has moved to a beautiful new studio at 2/1127 High St, Armadale. This place is a must to check out if you love gowns from brands like Claire Pettibone, Erin Claire, Sophia Tolli and more!

Love the idea of a wedding by the water? Sandringham Yacht Club is hosting their Wedding Showcase from 11am-2:30 pm on August 12th. There will be gorgeous displays, with all of the friendly team, live music, and the venue’s favourite suppliers on hand to chat to. Visit the website for more.

Love the idea of getting married, with amazing wedding pros, but not able to make it happen? Photographer Anna Taylor is teaming up with a magic dream team to offer one lucky couple the elopement of their dreams! You’ll have amazing photos, with amazing decor, blooms, pampering and all the trimmings and it’s all for one deserving pair! Visit the website for more info.

A distillery as a wedding venue? Sounds on the money for us! Beenleigh Distillery is hosting an open day for prospective wedding couples on Sunday 29th July 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm. The venue will open its doors and show off the work of over 25 talented venues (and of course the rum distillery itself). Visit the website or Facebook page for more info.

We’re celebrating all things proposal in September and we want YOUR stories! If you’re a bride or groom, pop on over to our submissions link because this is the month we’re sharing your proposal stories (and we can’t wait!)

We’re rounding out the week with this set from the team at Evoke Entertainment who are singing get-up-and-dance tunes for a bit of office dancing!