Dotties can you believe it’s been five months since we last dropped a Friday Roundup? Can we just say a lot of life has happened in that time? There’s been moving, there have been overseas trips, there’s been big events and little events. I suppose after years of the pandemic, everyone has a lot happening and Team Polka is not exempt!

Luckily for you (and us) there’s been a lot happening in the wedding world too, so for this Friday’s Roundup, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our favourites and the news they have to share.

Talented jeweller and PDW member Kate of Eli Speaks has just launched her brand new website and oh, does it show off her sparkling treats so beautifully! The new site includes an online shop so you can buy gifts for your wedding party (and each other!) from the comfort of your couch as well as dive into all of Kate’s services and expertise when it comes to wedding and engagement rings.   Check it out here.

If you’re in Queensland (or needing a quick vacay) get yourself to White Lily Couture. for beautiful gowns with a discount! This wedding attire destination has plenty of gowns on sale and the best part? They’ve just knocked a further 30% off! Check them out here.

The Grand Hotel Windsor is hosting their wedding open day on Saturday 17th of June from 10 am-3 pm. All of the hotel’s beautiful spaces will be set for a wedding, inviting you to explore and get all the inspiration. You’ll enjoy plenty of treats – including viewing beautiful gowns from one of the hotel’s preferred suppliers.  Book your place here.

Are you a celebrant? Introducing the event just for you – Love Story a Gathering of Celebrants Being held on Friday 1st of September and Saturday 2nd of September, this two-day Geelong event aims to bring together celebrants from all walks of life to learn, educate and get inspired (oh and of course there’s a party to celebrate too!) Want to buy your tickets? Click here.

Aussie designers are a talented bunch so today we’re giving props to Melbourne-based Romeo Bastone Couture who was recognised as the winner of the bridal gown couturier award at the prestigious 12th ABIA National Designer of Dreams Award. This award is based on rankings and reviews by real couples, so a big congratulations to the entire team!

Karen Willis Holmes is hosting their last sample sale for 2023. The sale will be held between Thursday 15th of June to Saturday the 17th of June at their Sydney HQ. Gowns will be available in sizes  AU 4-24  at up to 80% off. Find more details here.

Header photo by Love & Other Photography via Lisa & Jacob’s Timeless & Glamorous Wedding Day