Geelong Wedding Magazine 2024 2025

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The Team

Managing Editor/Design Director – Jon Zabiegala | 0412 996 210

Managing Director – Garry Flanigan | 0422 402 271

Creative Director – Samantha Hamilton | 0434 840 379


Advertising Manager – Jodie Pitfield | 0418 391 748

Advertising Manager – Mark Towse | 0488 488 162

Welcome to the largest ever edition of our consummate guide to all things matrimony – Geelong Wedding.

It has been our utmost pleasure working with the businesses featured in our magazine as we showcase this intriguing and devoted group who have the best intentions for couples celebrating their big day and ensuring they are well and truly informed to make it that little bit more special.

A heartfelt bouquet to our talented Creative Director Samantha Hamilton who has again proven her passion for all things matrimony by co-coordinating and designing our magazine to a world-class standard. I’m sure you’ll agree as you savour each page.

So join us as we traverse the greater Geelong landscape and bring you the inspiration and aspiration to make your wedding the best it possibly can be.

Geelong Wedding magazine is a stunning showcase of love and celebration.

Heartfelt thanks to our remarkable real couples who graciously shared their special day, providing endless inspiration.

As the premier wedding guide in the region, we are privileged to spotlight Geelong’s diverse array of wedding vendors – from breathtaking venues to exquisite gowns, talented florists, stylists, photographers, beauty experts and beyond.

It has been my pleasure to collaborate with the esteemed professionals in the wedding industry to curate this breathtaking issue of Geelong Wedding.

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Our couples

On your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful.

Fashion – 38

Beauty – 112

Jewellery – 142

Menswear – 158

Flowers – 166

Your Day – Organisation is key to keeping everything on track.

Venues – 176

Photography – 262

Catering – 278

Cakes – 291

Event Planning & Styling – 294

Celebrant – 296

Stationery – 306

Dry Cleaning – 310

Entertainment – 312

Hire – 319

Advice –

Say Yes To The Dress – 96

Words of Wisdom From Real Couples – 106

Finding The Perfect Look: Seven Tips For Bridal Hair Success – 126

AI Wedding Planning Revolution – 154

Breaking Traditions – 194

QR Memories: Capture and Share – 208

Vendor Ensemble – 261

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Conveniently located 15 minutes from Geelong. 1300 356 217 | 35 Walter Road, Barrabool Hills
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real weddings

209 linda + james 148 brooke + matthew 162 jasmin + spencer 92 samantha + nick 275 marni + mitch 108 courtney + hamish 195 danielle + billy 138 samantha + caitie
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Exquisite Bridal Elegance

Pearls & Roses Bridal specialises in both couture and ready-to-wear bridal gowns. Handcrafted with finest global fabrics, each dress ensures a unique touch for your day.

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Photography – Makeup – @megan_gerlach_ Hair – @lornaevanseducation
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Bride – Samantha Photography – @heyjack_co

– Makeup – @megan_gerlach_ Hair – @lornaevanseducation

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Photography – Makeup – @megan_gerlach_
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Josefina dress
Pearls & Roses
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Feel Your Most Beautiful AND THE VEIL

Discover the bold, unique bridal experience at And The Veil. From unconventional gowns to inclusive sizing – find your perfect fit.

The 2024/2025 bride is certainly not boring. She is bold and willing to step outside her comfort zone – trying unique gowns, with different patterns and prints and is not afraid of colour.

We don’t do boring. We don’t do tacky. We don’t try to push you into something you’re not comfortable in.

We’re all about wearable, affordable wedding dresses that make you feel like your most beautiful, most comfortable self. Check out our collection online then pop into the store to see what fits and feels best.

Also, because we want you to feel how your dress will fit, we have in-boutique sample sizes 10 to 30.

We leave the stuffy traditional bridal shopping experience

‘thing’ at the door and welcome you into a relaxed, luxury, personal space to say yes to the dress with your closest loved ones. We focus on the experience of finding your wedding dress in a relaxed, comfortable and personal atmosphere, surrounded by gowns outside of the norm and mainstream.

Our gowns are equal parts beautiful and unique, handselected by the girls who look after our brides.

Our philosophy is also providing AMAZING bridal wear no matter your size or your shape.

And The Veil Bridal is more than just a bridal boutique –we are a community! Locally owned and operated for 10 amazing years!

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WTOO by Watters – March WTOO by Watters – Arley
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Madi Lane – Jaya Zavana Bridal – Estelle ZB22839 Zavana Bridal – Desire ZB22947 Wendy Makin – Celina
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Rachel Rose – Coastal
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White April – Juliette WA22948 Watters Design – Jesse White April WA22806 WTOO by Watters – Clea
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Rachel Rose – Luna
Willowby – Sorvette Watters Design – Lalima

Foreverness Bridal Boutique welcomes all brides with three elegant lounges – including a dedicated space for curvy brides – we ensure a warm, wonderful experience for all.

Where Visions
Come To
Bride, Poppy Johnny Rollins Photography

Here at Foreverness Bridal Boutique we welcome all brides. Wedding planning can become very stressful and we firmly believe that finding your dream wedding dress should be the fun part.

Our main aim above all else is making sure all our brides have a warm and wonderful experience while looking for their wedding dress.

We have created three beautiful bridal lounges, two of which are located downstairs with an amazing collection of gowns from some of the world’s most popular labels.

Our third upstairs bridal lounge has been especially

designed for our curvy girls and has just opened and is so loved already.

Our Love Your Curves collection has been hand-picked by us and carries sample sizes 22-36 ensuring there is many stunning gowns for our brides to try on.

In the boutique hanging on our racks you will find a variety of styles from traditional lace A-lines, beaded fit and flares, modern simplicity and even bold colours – we’ve got a little something for everyone.

Our mission will always be to make every bride feel confident, radiant and downright gorgeous on their big day.

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Bride, Ashlea. Photography – Still Muse Photography
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Kyndel Rafols + Citrus7 Photography
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Bride, Kayla Jessica Abby Photography Bride, Kayla Turner Studio Bride, Tina
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Allie Clare Creative
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Bride, Ashlea Still Muse Photography
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Creating Your Unique Look

Bernice Fashions is dedicated to crafting gowns that embody style and quality

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Bride – Elise Mel Panteli Photographer @melpanteliphoto

Bernice Fashions is a unique studio set amongst the suburban streets of Geelong where as you enter through the purple doors you are greeted with a comfortable and private environment.

Yvonne – owner of Bernice Fashions – is an experienced, highly-skilled and passionate stylist and dressmaker who can assist you with that final touch with expert pinning and help you navigate the process of finding your dream dress.

Bernice Fashions proudly stocks the following designers –

Justin Alexander Signature – luxury with focus on opulence and drama for the modern bride, on trend.

Justin Alexander – modern sleek classic refined timeless feel, effortless elegance, touch of old Hollywood.

Lillian West – whimsical enthral, earthy textures, magic to your wedding day.

Adore/Sincerity – easy-going silhouettes alongside bold and delicate details.

Drew Valentine – complemented styles with details, graceful romance for the fairytale wedding.


Stepping out into the end of 2024/25, the trend is moving to a chic extravagant statement as brides choose to reflect their individuality on the big day.

Clean lines, sleek silhouette with subtle details, open back exuding effortless chicness with designers like Justin Alexander. At times with bold elements, off-the-shoulder cuff, voluminous skirt or a gorgeous bow detail.

Sheer romance will also take centre stage in romantic gowns with ethereal overlays and whimsy femininity that Lillian West creates with a dreamy aura that captivates hearts giving the free-spirited bride soft fabrics, lacework and flowing silhouettes.


Have a fitting with your hair trial and makeup. It is really the only time you will see the whole look come together before your day. Looking to wear a veil? This is the time to bring your whole dream look together.

At every fitting we highly recommend bringing your chosen shoes and undergarments when trying on your gown or bridesmaid dress. Not wearing a bra? Tape up your breast so that your gown can be sculptured to you.

Consider your hemline or a train bustle so you can party the night way. We love a French bustle. Or look at the reception dress option so you can really let your hair down.

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Dreamtream @dreamingtree_john Dreamtream @dreamingtree_john
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Sincerity-Bridal – Style 44446 Lillian West – Style 66263 Justin Alexander – Harper, Gown & Veil
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West – Style 66341
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International Couture Left – Style CF 1008 in Rose Silver Right – Style MF3008 in Rose Silver
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International Couture Style MF3005 in Dusty Rose International Couture Style CF1009 in Navy


For The Modern Bride

Where real love meets real style. Discover curated gowns for the modern, free-spirited bride.

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Bride, Leah. Photographer – Ryal Sormaz @weddingswithryal

SoHo Bride – she is the bride with a ‘Style of Her Own’. Inspired by real love and real life, SoHo’s founder Jade envisioned a Bridal Boutique for the modern-day, free spirit. It begins with the space ... located in the trendy suburb of Newtown, on the upper level loft of a warehouse and accessible via a staircase from the street. SoHo is an exclusive experience for the style savvy bride and her tribe.

SoHo offers a selection of classic, flowy styles, simple silhouettes


BRIDE STYLING PACKAGE – The ultimate experience for the bride to find her dream dress. A full hour-and-a-half is allowed for this consultation. Bring along your favourite girls and enjoy complimentary refreshments in the relaxed atmosphere of our loft.

BRIDESMAID STYLING PACKAGE – Not only should the bride feel special but we believe in creating the ultimate experience for the attendants. A full two hours is allowed for this consultation. So brides-to-be, bring along your ‘besties’ and enjoy complimentary refreshments in the relaxed atmosphere of our loft.

SINGLE SHOP CONSULTATION – A single shop appointment allows one person 45 minutes to view dresses,

and edgy, playful gowns with an ultimately fashionforward appeal.

SoHo stylists aspire to provide uniquely styled looks for the modern Bride, with their artfully curated selection of international and Australian labels.

SoHo has a very specific purpose – to provide an easy, relaxed shopping environment, for the modern women with a ‘Style of Her Own’.

meet your stylist and try on your three favourite outfits. A good option if you know which dress you want to try from our collections or if you have a clear picture of the style you want.

VIRTUAL CONSULTATION – SoHo offers virtual consultations via Zoom video or phone. Speak to our stylists directly, get advice on measurements and fittings and view the dresses on a model.

BESPOKE CTS CONSULTATION – Our bespoke service is perfect for the wowan who loves the aesthetic of our pared back, modern style but still seeks a unique design.

One of our co-founders and designers of in-house brand, Chasing The Sun, will work in partnership with you to design and create your dream outfit and you will have complete control throughout the process.

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Left – Bride, April. Photography – Zadie Clapham @photosbyzadie Right – Bride, Sarah. Photography – Kat Cayley @katcayleyphotography

Photography – Liz Barnes


Far right –Brides, Leigh and Susie.

Photography –@jacksongrantweddings

Below – Bride, Alicia.

Photography –

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Right – Bride, Elisabeth.
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Bride, Jess. Photography – Tyler Brown @tylerbrownphotography
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Photography – @laestefilm
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Bride, Liz. Photography – Ryal Sormaz @weddingswithryal
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Bride, Jenna. Photography @danniellemcphersonphotography
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Left – Bride, Elisabeth. Photography – Liz Barnes @lizbarnesphoto Right – Bride, Erica. Photography – @wildflowerweddings

Timeless Elegance

Step inside an historic bluestone building, the home of Bridal House – Geelong’s premier bridal boutique since 1994 – offering expert styling services and exquisite gowns from renowned designers.

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Enchanting pleated tulle A-line wedding dress with puff sleeves.
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BRIDAL HOUSE Kailani modern bridal mini dress.
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Bridal wear with a modern twist – Courtney Mason has developed a unique range of separates that can mix and match to suit your personal style.

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Bride – Jaye wears The Ryrie Top and Bellarine Skirt.
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Courtney Mason has created a classic and unique range of bridal separates with a modern twist that allow brides to choose pieces to create a gown that reflects their own personal style. Currently there are more than 50 combinations available – creating endless options for any bride.

After finding herself unemployed due to Covid-19 lockdowns and the film/TV industry shut down, Courtney collaborated with Kristy Wynack, the owner of local Embrace Bridal Boutique. Having worked with Kristy performing wedding dress alterations over the past few years, the pair began work on developing designs to fill a niche market gap. And so Maisey Bridal Couture was born. Made locally in Geelong, Maisey Bridal Couture has a much shorter make time. If fabrics and materials are in stock your outfit can be made within 6-8 weeks.

During the designing and planning process Courtney sourced all fabrics and materials within Victoria. Given our insecure times she wanted to ensure she isn’t relying on materials coming from overseas and that everything is readily available.

These garments are available exclusively at Embrace Bridal Boutique.



Do plenty of research. Come with plenty of photos and ideas as it helps get across the visual goal you’re trying to achieve.

Pick something that complements your bodyshape. Ensure to try on a range of gowns so that you know what works on your body and what doesn’t. If you have a certain dress style in mind, make sure to try on something close to it so you know if you like it or not.



Communication is key. Be honest in the fittings – you’re wearing the dress – so now isn't the time to be shy for the sake of being polite.

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Bride – Heidi wears The Ryrie Top and Bellarine Skirt.
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Heidi Lea Photography @heidilea_photography
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Bride – Nikki wears The Bell Bandeau, Curle Skirt and Maisey Topper. Meo Weddings @meoweddings Bride – Heidi wears The Ryrie Top and Bellarine Skirt. Heidi Lea Photography @heidilea_photography
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Bride – Claire wears The Hamlyn Top, Bellarine Skirt and Maisey Topper. Lavan Photography @lavanphotography
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Bride – Claire wears The Hamlyn Top, Bellarine Skirt and Maisey Topper. Photography
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samantha + nick

Samantha and Nick’s love story blossomed over custard tarts at Pandersal, a quaint bakery in Meeniyan, where fate brought them together in a chance encounter. Samantha, an animal health consultant and Nick, a farmer, crossed paths at the right moment. Their journey took a significant turn when Nick proposed in late March 2023, catching Samantha off guard with a heartfelt gesture at home. After six years of shared adventures, including living abroad and starting a farm, the proposal marked a natural progression in their relationship.

When it came to planning their wedding, Samantha took the lead, guided by her vision of an intimate and elegant celebration. Initially considering her family farm for the venue, logistical challenges led them to Woolbrook where they found kindred spirits in Anise and Lachie, aligning seamlessly with their dream day.

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Despite the whirlwind of organising their wedding in just six months, Samantha and Nick’s decisiveness and easygoing nature, coupled with the dedication of their chosen vendors, made the process seamless. With 90 cherished guests in attendance, their day exuded sophistication and warmth, reflecting their personalities and style.

Nick donned a classic black tuxedo while Samantha radiated elegance in a warm gold Mikado satin wedding gown from Pearls and Roses Bridal. The stunning strapless gown featured an exquisite shawl collar of flounces and ruffles like nothing other – complemented by a cathedral-length train.

Amidst heartfelt speeches and the joy of having loved ones gathered, their wedding day became a cherished memory. For Samantha and Nick the presence of their nearest and dearest, including their beloved dog Fenton, was paramount, emphasising the importance of love and support in their lives.

As they reflect on their journey, Samantha and Nick offer sage advice to newly engaged couples – prioritise your desires, communicate openly and make your day truly yours.

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Gown: Pearls and Roses – Regina

Hair: Blondie Salon

Makeup: Maddi Nicholls

Suits: Ferrari

Rings: Engagement Logan Hollowell and custom wedding bands – Lacey Jewellery

Celebrant: Sam Lavery

Ceremony: Woolbrook Homestead

Flowers: Elderberry

Catering: Heirloom Catering

Cake: Custard tarts – Pandersal

Photography: Hey Jack

Honeymoon: hahahaha... we are farmers!

honourable mentions
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Say Yes To The Dress Understanding Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Choosing the perfect wedding dress is a pivotal moment in every bride's journey towards the aisle. It's not just about finding a dress that looks beautiful but also one that compliments your personality and body type flawlessly. Understanding the various silhouettes available can significantly ease this decision-making process.

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Bride, Kasey Ryal Sormaz @weddingswithryal

Embracing Your Body Shape

Every bride is unique – and so is her body shape. Whether you're an hourglass, apple, pear, triangle or rectangle, there's a wedding dress style that will accentuate your best features and make you feel like the belle of the ball.

THE HOURGLASS – For those blessed with an hourglass figure, the mermaid or fishtail silhouette is a dream come true. This style hugs your curves in all the right places, accentuating your bust, waist and hips before flaring out dramatically, creating an utterly romantic look.

THE APPLE SHAPE – If you're an apple shape, look no further than the classic A-line dress. This style gracefully balances out your silhouette, providing coverage for your lower half while complementing your upper body beautifully.

THE PEAR SHAPE – For pear-shaped brides, a ball gown is the epitome of elegance. This silhouette emphasises your waistline and creates a stunning contrast between the fitted bodice and the voluminous skirt, making you feel like royalty on your special day.

FIT AND FLARE – Fit and flare dresses are a versatile choice for various body shapes including pear, hourglass, curvy or athletic builds. This style hugs your body in all the right places, accentuating your curves while creating a flawless silhouette.

SHORT OR TALL – Whether you’re petite or statuesque, a column or sheath gown is the perfect choice for elongating your figure. These streamlined silhouettes create an illusion of height, making you look and feel like a vision of elegance.

THE TRIANGLE SHAPE – Symmetrical or V-neck styles are ideal for those with an inverted triangle shape while fuller straps and sleeves can balance out your figure beautifully, creating a harmonious silhouette.

THE RECTANGLE SHAPE – A-line, empire, ball gowns and princess-style dresses are go-to options for rectangular shapes. These styles add definition to your shape and create the illusion of curves, enhancing your natural beauty.

Exploring Neckline Options

Choosing the right neckline can elevate your wedding dress to new heights of sophistication and style. Whether you prefer a sweetheart, halter neck, V-neck or off-the-shoulder design, there's a neckline that will perfectly complement your overall look.

SWEETHEART/STRAPLESS – Ideal for showcasing your décolletage and bust line, the sweetheart neckline exudes romance and femininity, creating a heart-like shape effect for the bodice.

HALTER NECK – For brides with toned arms and shoulders, halter necklines offer a breathtaking way to showcase their physique while providing coverage in the bust area.

V-NECK – From plunging to modest, V-necklines are perfect for

elongating your shape and adding a touch of sophistication to your bridal ensemble.

Finding the perfect wedding dress is a journey filled with excitement and anticipation. By understanding your body shape and exploring different silhouettes and neckline options, you can ensure that your wedding dress not only looks stunning but also reflects your unique style and personality on your special day.

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Bride, Kasey Ryal Sormaz @weddingswithryal

Timeless Sophistication MICHELE’S

Discover the epitome of elegance with Lisa Barron’s Australian-made garments, meticulously tailored from the finest global fabrics. Available at Michele’s in Newtown, these collections cater to every occasion – from formal weddings to beach ceremonies. Whether you’re the Mother-of-the-Bride/ Groom or a distinguished guest, Lisa Barron ensures every woman exudes timeless sophistication on any special day.

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Lisa Barron navy beaded dress with long sleeves and asymmetrical hem.
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Lisa Barron classic long gown with elbow length sleeves, round neck and long side split in a beautiful sparkling stretch fabric.
Lisa Barron Gala Gown in white with black beading with an art deco touch.
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Lisa Barron silver and black sequinned dress with or without black chiffon cape.
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Lisa Barron halter-neck gown in the softest pink, beige and silver.
Lisa Barron long embroidered mesh dress in black, orange and yellow. Also available in navy and pinks.
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5/343 Pakington Street, Newtown 5222 6811

Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-4pm

Micheles Style Without Compromise @michelestyle

Far Left Lisa Barron top/sculptured dress worn over pants in cobalt blue. Left Lisa Barron dark green lurex dress with chiffon sleeves and cape at back. Also available in all black. Lisa Barron navy sequinned dress with chiffon draped sleeve effect.

Words Of Wisdom From Real Couples

Monique + Matt

You can DIY a lot for your wedding but you need a pretty amazing group of people to help you set up on the day (big shout out to our grooms party and friends for this!!)

Book your celebrant early, I didn't realise how quickly celebrants book out. Stick to your guns about what is important to you. If you don't need a wedding car – uber is a great idea and a very funny surprise for the driver!

Jessica-Kate + Connor

Give yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding to lessen the stress and just let it be on the day – enjoy the amazing day you have planned and have fun together. You are NOT the hosts –you are the guests of honour.

Brittany + Andrei

Try to enjoy the process! Brainstorm and decide on an overall vision together. Then smash out the key planning early on, so you can enjoy fiancé life and all the events leading up to the big day!

In terms of the day itself – it doesn’t need to be perfect. In fact, it’s the funny, quirky moments that you remember most! Relax – and remember you’re marrying your best friend in the company of your favourite people! The day will be beautiful no matter what.

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Chamore Creations @chamorecreations Jacob Heston @weddingsbyheston Ryal Sormaz @weddingswithryal

Hilleen + Michael

Enjoy and have fun during the whole wedding planning process and enjoy your special day to the fullest! Make sure you soak up every single moment – the day literally flies by. Don’t get stressed about every little thing that can go wrong during your big day and don’t get too many opinions of others involved! Do it your way and follow your heart – let your wedding day reflect who you are as a couple.

Emily + Mark

Do it your way. There are thousands of ways you can plan a wedding and there will always be someone doing something more extravagant so just stay grounded to what you envision.

Alexandra + Michael

Visualise the day from start to finish and write down all the things you want to achieve and any potential issues. For example, we spent extra money to make sure the buses were reliable and no one was stranded. Also, if you don’t care about arriving in a vintage car, book a driver service (with a nice car) but don’t tell them it is for a wedding to save on the ‘wedding surcharge’. Also, don’t feel like you have to do things, just because other people did … its your day!

Paige + Justin

Be kind to yourselves. As everyone will tell you, weddings require a lot of time, effort and attention. Even small ones. As you are trying to coordinate several people, trying to achieve your perfect day. But if you and your partner team up, those challenges are a lot easier and will likely make you laugh in the months that follow the wedding. At the end of the day, you are there to get married! And as long as that happens, everything will be amazing.

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Hey Jack @heyjack_co Mel Panteli @melpanteliphoto La EsteFilm @laestefilm @courtney_laestefilm Jess Nicholls Photography @hellojessnicholls

courtney + hamish

In the vast and ever-expanding world of social media, love can blossom in the most unexpected places. For Courtney and Hamish the journey of their love story began on the vibrant platform of TikTok. Courtney, a young enthusiast with a penchant for sports cars often showcased her Subaru STI in captivating videos. Little did she know these clips would catch the eye of a certain someone — Hamish.

After some delightful banter and a connection that felt just right, the duo decided to take their online sparks into the real world. A rendezvous in the heart of west Sydney solidified their connection and the very next day they made it official. Because when you know, you just know!

Fast forward to the proposal. A momentous occasion that unfolded at Mt Duneed Estate, the very place where they would later exchange vows. For Courtney, this venue held sentimental value as the first wedding she photographed as a head photographer at the beginning of her career. The venue, a picturesque backdrop for weddings, held a special place in their hearts as they consider the team there as an extension of their own photography family.

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honourable mentions

Gown: Foreverness Bridal and Showpo

Veil: JJ’s House Official

Shoes: Harlo Australia

Hair: Amelia Rose

Makeup: Luxe Makeup Studio

Suits: Eddy Elias Menswear

Rings: Michael Hill

Celebrant: Maddy Campbell (Just Maddied)

Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Mt Duneed Estate

Flowers: The Posie Place

Cake: Mad About Cakes

Photography: Kyndel Rafols

+ Citrus 7 Photography

Videography: Wildbird Films

Musician/DJ: Cal Young

Accessories: Amelie George Bridal and Windsor Bridal Jewellery

Ceremony + Reception Set up/Decor:

Unique Party Boutique

Stationery: Danger & Moon

Tan: The Sorority

Alterations: Bernice Fashions

Morning of Gowns + Pjs : Le Rose

Honeymoon: Italy

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Planning their wedding was a breeze for Courtney and Hamish, thanks to their industry knowledge and a plethora of cherished Geelong vendors. Drawing inspiration from Pinterest, Courtney envisioned a timeless and elegant celebration. The only hiccup? Choosing the perfect photographer and videographer. In the end, their dear friend Kyndel Rafols captured the magic, leaving them with breathtaking memories.

Their intimate affair attended by 35 close friends and family exuded timeless elegance. Courtney donned an ivory lace fit-and-flare wedding dress with off-the-shoulder detachable sleeves, later changing into a second gown featuring off-the-shoulder sleeves, a corset bodice and a high split with a train. Hamish complemented her beauty in a classic ensemble of a black blazer, white dress shirt and black dress pants.

The highlight of the ceremony? The exchanged glances that spoke volumes, silently affirming that this moment was everything they had ever imagined and more.

As the couple reflect on their special day, their advice to others embarking on the wedding planning journey is simple – keep it enjoyable. From trying on numerous wedding dresses to creating Pinterest boards for inspiration, Courtney and Hamish emphasise the importance of doing what makes you both happy.

In the end they remind us that amidst the chaos of planning, the core essence of a wedding lies in celebrating love with those closest to your heart. Venue and vendor choices, they say, are pivotal in ensuring a seamless and spectacular day. So, let love lead and let the journey of planning be as beautiful as the wedding day itself.

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Picture Perfect Skin

Geelong's premier cosmetic skin clinic, offering tailored treatments for radiant wedding-ready skin. Let your natural beauty shine.

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Bonny Skin is a boutique cosmetic skin clinic specialising in Cosmetic Injectables, Advanced Skin Treatments and Facials, nestled in the heart of Geelong within the historic Georgian Terrace at 95 Yarra Street.

At Bonny Skin we understand the desire to look and feel your absolute best as you walk down the aisle. Our mission is to help you achieve radiant, flawless skin that enhances your natural beauty and boosts your confidence on your special day.

With a comprehensive range of anti-aging and skin treatments, Bonny Skin offers personalised solutions tailored to your unique skin needs. Whether you’re looking to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, achieve a glowing complexion or address specific skin concerns, our expert team is dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results.

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly experienced cosmetic nurses and skin professionals who are passionate about skin. From advanced facial treatments to non-invasive procedures, we offer a variety of options to suit every brides-to-be skincare goals and timeline.

At Bonny Skin we understand the importance of trust when it comes to skincare, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns, educate you about your options and develop a personalised treatment plan that aligns with your skin goals.

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion that deserves to be celebrated with confidence and joy. Let Bonny Skin be your partner in achieving the flawless skin you’ve always dreamed of. Schedule a complementary consultation with us today and take the first step towards wedding-ready skin that will leave you glowing inside and out.

Trust Bonny Skin to help you shine on your special day.

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Dear Boa

Dear brides of Australia, do we have a treat for you!

Welcome to Dear Boa, your ultimate collaborative beauty space where you have everything that you need to get ready for your wedding day.

We understand there are so many things you need to know and organise for your wedding day so founder Maddi Nicholls created this space to make it easier for a bride and groom to get ready seamlessly and to help alleviate any added stress, making it the most positive and fun experience.

If we can’t help you or you need guidance, Dear Boa is a place to help point you in the right direction. Nestled right in the heart of Geelong West, this home-away-from-home is shared amongst talented and positive-minded businesses.

We offer luxurious services at an affordable price and have access to an array of other vendors.

Dear Boa offers a comprehensive array of services to make your wedding day truly unforgettable. From luxurious wedding morning pyjamas and custom jewellery to thoughtful bridesmaid gift boxes, our offerings ensure every detail is perfect.

Pamper yourself with makeup services by renowned artists Maddi Nicholls, Emily McGrath and Yanu or entrust your hair to experts like Alex Fielding and Mikayla Hoffman.

Prepare your mind and body with wedding morning pilates and yoga sessions by Kore Klub and let Marry Me Murrihy seamlessly handle your wedding day coordination.

Achieve radiant skin with treatments from Olive House of Wellness and brighten your smile with Lume teeth whitening. Our team of cosmetic nurses ensures you look your best while Golden Days Tanning provides the perfect sun-kissed glow.

Capture every moment with Content by Kirsty and indulge in delicious wedding morning catering curated by us.

Prioritise your well-being with guidance from our nutritionist, Tegan’s Table.

With Dear Boa every aspect of your wedding day is carefully curated to perfection. Explore our offerings and let us help you create the wedding of your dreams.

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LUNA Skin + Brow

LUNA Skin + Brow offers a comprehensive approach to beauty therapy by specialising in cosmedical grade skin revision and brow artistry, including cosmetic tattooing.

With locations in Brunswick and Torquay, their services range from brow laminations and lash lifts to skin revision treatments from brands like DMK and O Cosmedics.

They emphasise addressing the underlying causes of skin conditions rather than just treating the symptoms – and what is presenting topically.

Their holistic approach to self-care sets them apart in the industry and with a strong focus on the gut-skin connection they are able to gain incredible results for their clients struggling with a range of different concerns.

Founder of LUNA Skin + Brow, Sam, was married last year at the stunning Wool Mill in Brunswick East. Her wedding prep included a series of DMK Enzymes, Yumi Brow Lamination and Lash Lift, RF skin tightening and a visit to our on-site cosmetic injector. LUNA also provides membership plans to make your self care and beauty goals accessible and affordable. Come check out our friendly teams across both locations to help you immerse in a world of self care – it’s not selfish, it’s necessary.

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Pamper Clinic

You’ve bought the dress, booked the venue and locked in your hair and makeup artist but have you thought about what your wedding day skin will look like?

How healthy your complexion is plays a major part in how luminous you look on your wedding day. For example congestion or dead skin build up affects how smoothly your makeup glides on. Dehydration and sun damage can also impact how radiant you appear.

Pamper Medical Skin Clinic, founded in 2005, has been proudly providing the Geelong community with treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals in a warm and welcoming environment. At Pamper we love working with brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the brides and grooms. Our goal is to help them achieve beautiful skin for the big day and well into the future.

Our loyal clients speak volumes for the high quality and natural looking results from a wide range of treatments,

offering dermal treatments from HydraFacial and The Skincare Company through to powerhouse treatments like Fraxel and treatments with our Cosmetic Nurses. Pamper is not your average skin clinic!

We can help with pigmentation, redness, wrinkle reduction, ageing skin and sun damage.

Whether your big day is in weeks or months, our skilled clinicians can create a personalised plan combining in-clinic treatments and a high-quality cosmeceutical skincare regime at home to get the best results in that time.

Our experienced team are seeing more and more clients move towards treatments that activate natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production to improve the quality, tone and texture of their skin. Pamper offers a range of treatments and packages to help brides reveal the best version of themselves on their wedding day. Book your complimentary consultation by calling 5221 1330.

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Hair by Elesha Rae

Hair is Elesha’s passion, and her passion shows on every bride that leaves her chair. Specialising in soft, romantic effortless up styling, gorgeous waves and glam ponytails.

As an award-winning bridal hair stylist and educator Elesha stays up to date and current through ongoing education.

Being a bridal stylist is more than just “doing hair” for her, it’s a craft and how the clients feel when their hair is complete is so important to her.

From the first contact to the last Elesha strives to give you the best experience possible. With more than 25 years in the industry and published in magazines like Cosmopolitan Bride, Modern Wedding magazine and British Vogue you can always trust your hair is in the best possible hands.

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Republika Salon, in the heart of Ocean Grove, is the premier destination for all-natural and organic hair care.

Committed to providing an unparalleled salon experience, Republika caters to individuals who crave both style and sustainability.

Wedding bells in the air? Entrust your bridal hair dreams to us. From elegant updos to cascading waves, our skilled team ensures you radiate confidence on your special day. Collaborating closely

with you, we tailor each style to match your unique vision, leaving you feeling exquisite from the inside out.

At Republika we prioritise your wellbeing. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to vibrant, healthy locks. With our dedication to natural ingredients, your hair receives the care it deserves –without compromise.

Step into Republika Salon and indulge in the ultimate fusion of beauty and nature. Your hair journey awaits.

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The multi-award-winning Blush Bridal team have been looking after the hair and makeup needs of Geelong and surrounds brides for more than 20 years. With extensive experience, their bridal coordinator and styling team will work directly with you to design and create your vision. From effortlessly natural to Hollywood glam, you will be in the best of hands.

Offering on-location services or enjoy the Blush Bar in-salon

bridal experience with your girl gang in either their Newtown, Torquay or Ocean Grove locations. The in-salon teams can also cater to all your hair and beauty needs on the lead up to the big day. From spray tans, brow shaping, lash extensions to hair colour – the team specialises in getting you red carpet ready.

The Blush Bridal team would be honoured to be part of your special day.

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The Beauty Basement Co.

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Highton, The Beauty Basement Co. shines as the premier haven for bridal beauty. Since its inception in early 2022, this gem has quickly climbed the ranks to become a beloved staple in Geelong’s bridal scene.

Under the expert care of Danika, boasting more than seven years of experience in the beauty industry, each bride is guaranteed a service that’s as meticulous as it is personalised.

Offering a range of specialised treatments including brows, lash lifts, spray tanning, luxurious facials and revitalising peels, The Beauty Basement Co. ensures every aspect of bridal beauty is catered to.

Trust in Danika at The Beauty Basement Co. to be your beauty partner for a serene and pampering experience that’s second to none.


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Gloss & Glow

Lead by Kirra Baumgart, Gloss & Glow strive to help every bride achieve the look of their dreams – personalised and making their look unique for them and their bridal party.

Gloss & Glow have been considered as one of the AWIA Top 5 Bridal Hairstylists within our beautiful and talented region. Using only high quality products and keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends to help create the best version

of yourself! Kirra’s innovative and creative mindset allows her to take her brides’ vision to the next level with precision and perfectionism. Her passion is weddings and thrives to help brides feel extra special on their day whilst offering out of salon travel to make your day run as smooth as possible.

Catering to all of the Surf Coast, Geelong, Bellarine, Colac, as well as Melbourne, Ballarat and surrounds.

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Tox Bar

Tox Bar is Geelong’s premier destination for medical-grade cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, with a team of experienced practitioners providing clients with a comprehensive range of the latest in medical aesthetics and skin health.

Tox Bar provides skin consultations on reducing the appearance of wrinkles, adding volume, or augmenting facial features in addition to improving skin quality and texture. In addition to providing skin consultations and treatments for a range of skin concerns.

Our comprehensive wedding package ensures your skin is glowing ready for your big day.

Tox Bar is a nurse practitioner-led clinic with an experienced team trained in all aspects of cosmetic and aesthetic skin treatments. The Tox Bar team consists of registered nurses, doctors and skin therapists.

We pride ourselves on results driven treatments, offering premium brands and keeping up-to-date with new technologies and advancements in the industry.

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Finding The Perfect Look: Seven Tips For Bridal Hair Success

Your wedding day is one of the most significant moments in your life and you want everything to be just perfect. When it comes to your bridal hair, a trial is a crucial step in ensuring that your locks look flawless on the big day. Here are seven tips to make the most out of your bridal hair trial.

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Hair Prep – Lay the Foundation for Elegance

Before heading to the trial, pamper your tresses with some extra care. Deep conditioning treatments or a trim will prepare your locks for the styling process. Healthy hair is happy hair and a solid foundation ensures your chosen style shines.

Bring Visuals

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it comes to hairstyling. Bring photos of your favou rite hairstyles to your trial. This gives your hairstylist a tangible idea of the look you’re aiming for. Be open to their suggestions, too – they’re the experts!

Wear White or a Similar Hue

To get the full effect of your bridal look, wear a top in a colour similar to your wedding dress. This helps you visualise the overall appearance and ensures that the hairstyle complements the dress seamlessly.

Timing is Key

Schedule your hair trial well in advance, ideally around two to three months before the wedding. This allows you

enough time for adjustments or trying out alternative styles if needed. It’s all about finding the perfect fit for your features and preferences.

Test the Accessories

If you plan on wearing accessories like a veil, tiara or flowers, bring them along to the trial. This helps in crafting a hairstyle that not only complements your accessories but also ensures they are securely in place throughout the day.

Consider the Weather

Take into account the climate and the season of your wedding. If you’re tying the knot in a humid environment or during the rainy season, discuss with your stylist how to make your hairstyle weather-resistant. You want your hair to withstand the elements and look stunning from the ceremony to the last dance.

Wear the Style for a Few Days –Ensure Comfort and Longevity

Take your chosen hairstyle for a test run. Wearing it for a few days allows you to assess its comfort and how well it holds up. This step ensures that your hair looks flawless not just during the ceremony but throughout the entire celebration.

Your bridal hair trial is an exciting step toward achieving the perfect wedding day look. By doing your homework, communicating effectively with your stylist and considering all the elements, you’re sure to find the hairstyle that makes you feel like the most beautiful bride on your special day.

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Jessica O’Donnell Makeup Artist

With more than 18 years experience as a bridal, event and commercial makeup artist in Melbourne, Jessica has recently moved to Torquay and now offers her expertise to the Geelong and Surf Coast regions.

Jessica is known for her polished, fresh and soft makeup style, enhancing natural features and focusing on a beautiful complexion. Jessica has seen many makeup trends over the years but prefers to stay true to what she finds most flattering and timeless. She believes that whilst makeup needs to look great

in photographs, it is also very important to feel comfortable on your wedding day. Jessica steers away from YouTube-inspired trends that can look heavy in person, opting for products and techniques that translate well in natural light.

Jessica brings a calm, confident and warm energy to her work, ensuring her clients feel at ease. For those who are unsure and not makeup savvy, Jessica enjoys taking the reins, making suggestions and guiding you. She works efficiently and is skilled at running to schedule with large groups.

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Makeup by Tania Ferguson

For more than 14 years, Tania Ferguson, Founder and Creative Director at Makeup by Tania Ferguson has been providing her professional makeup services to brides across Geelong, the Surf Coast and the Bellarine, as well as neighbouring areas including Melbourne and Ballarat.

Highly acclaimed in the bridal industry, she is widely recognised for her professionalism, comprehensive expertise and sincere commitment to her clients. Tania is dedicated to cultivating a

calm and relaxed atmosphere on the wedding day and offers a convenient mobile service, travelling to your preferred location, whether it’s your home or chosen venue.

Tania has recently been honoured as one of Victoria’s premier Bridal Makeup Artists, a distinction that reflects her deep dedication to helping each bride realise their dream look. Her commitment to exceeding expectations and going the extra mile for her clients is truly inspiring.

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In the whirlwind of wedding preparations, achieving that radiant glow becomes a top priority for every bride-to-be. At Bronzium we understand the significance of having that perfect tan for your special day.

Whether you desire a group session with your bridal party or a personalised induction tailored just for you, we ensure that your spray tan experience is nothing short of perfection. Step into our luxurious automated tan booths, where privacy is paramount, allowing you to tan without the need for small talk.

We pride ourselves on using organic solutions, ensuring not only flawless results but also a safe and nourishing experience for your skin. Our 24/7 availability ensures that you can fit tanning into your wedding preparations whenever it suits you best – Bronzium accommodates your schedule seamlessly.

Let Bronzium be your partner in achieving the radiant glow you’ve always dreamed of for your wedding day. With our dedication to excellence and attention to detail you can confidently walk down the aisle, exuding confidence and elegance.

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The Luxe Makeup Studio

Be you and glow with confidence on your big or special occasion with The Luxe Makeup Studio.

With more than 17 years of experience in makeup artistry, Lysh and her artists are dedicated in providing individualised luxe experiences to every client.

Perfectionists by nature and with an eye for detail, Lysh and her artists will work with you to achieve the look you desire. Experience luxury and elegance at The Luxe Makeup Studio.

Go glam or enhance your natural beauty with a range of bespoke services designed to leave you feeling truly radiant.

The studio, meticulously designed by Alysia, exudes elegance and comfort, ensuring a truly indulgent experience.

Stocked with premium makeup and skincare products, The Luxe Makeup Studio caters to all preferences and styles. Step into a space designed to inspire confidence and radiance and leave feeling empowered and beautiful.

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Koukla Beauty

Koukla Beauty is a private home based studio located in Mount Duneed. A space created to help you enhance your natural beauty and achieve the best version of yourself. Owner and therapist Mikaela De la Cruz, has more than 13 years of industry experience and specialises in skin health, brow sculpting and spray tanning.

At Koukla Beauty we prioritise personalised care and attention to detail, using only the best products and brands to ensure that every client receives top-quality service. Our goal is to provide

a relaxing and calming experience while focusing on skin health, inner beauty, a flawless tan and natural brows. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to brows, skin and tanning. When you become apart of the Koukla family as a client you will be well looked after.

Mikk has worked with brides and grooms across three different states and understands the pressure and overwhelm in the lead up to your special day. Mikk will tailor a treatment plan to you and ensure you get that side of relaxation and much needed self care.

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Beauty Queen Face & Body

Step into our welcoming salon where warmth and hospitality await you at every turn. Located in the heart of the community, our cosy haven is home to three exceptional therapists, each dedicated to providing you with unparalleled service. With our expertise and passion, we transform every visit into an indulgent experience tailored just for you.

From cosmetic injectables and tattoos to rejuvenating facials, Sarah, Claire and Georgia offer a comprehensive range of treatments, ensuring your every need is met under one roof. Our one-stop-shop approach means you can relax and unwind

without the hassle of multiple appointments. But it’s not just about the services – it’s about the atmosphere.

Our salon exudes a friendly vibe where laughter mingles with the gentle hum of relaxation. Whether you’re catching up with friends or enjoying some much-needed ‘me time’, our inviting space is your sanctuary.

Join us at Beauty Queen Face & Body where every visit is a celebration of beauty, wellness and connection. Experience the magic of our talented therapists and let us pamper you from head to toe.

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Bare Artistry

Abbey, owner of Bare Artistry, is a seasoned makeup artist with more than 12 years of expertise in the industry. Specialising in event and bridal makeup, Abbey prioritises clean and natural beauty products, ensuring her clients radiate without exposure to harmful chemicals.

Her meticulous kit curation reflects her commitment to enhancing natural beauty while safeguarding skin health.

Moreover, Abbey’s dedication extends to environmental sustainability as she utilises eco-friendly disposables and supports

ethical beauty brands, minimising her ecological footprint.

Clients appreciate not only the stunning results delivered by Abbey’s products but also the breathability they afford to the skin.

As a fully mobile artist, Abbey provides the convenience of on-location makeup application, allowing clients to relax in the comfort of their chosen environment.

With a truly calming presence and warm nature Abbey will help you feel at ease during the getting ready process to help you have a stress-free day.

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Bliss Body & Skin Care

Bliss Body and Skin Care is an award-winning salon that ensures each client is looked after and attended to with care and precision. When it comes to your wedding day there’s so much preparation that will help you become the best version of you. Whether your the bride, groom or a wedding guest –you all deserve to look and feel your best on the day.

Megan offers all your waxing and tinting needs, skincare, spray tanning, eyelash extensions and enhancing your natural nails with polish, shellac or decals. What is under the dress is important too – have silky smooth, hydrated and hair-free skin with that natural glowing looking tan. Preparation is the key.

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Blush and Blow Studio

Blush & Blow Studio is a premium wedding hair and makeup studio servicing Melbourne, Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast. Born out of a love for all things beauty, Naomi Zerafa transformed her passion into a thriving business that is all about making YOU feel like the best version of yourself on your big day. From flawless, long-lasting makeup to textured boho up styles, classic timeless buns and glamorous waves, Naomi can do it all.

Specialising in soft glam to an on-trend natural and subtle looks. With more than 15 years in the industry, Naomi has boundless experience. Alongside a team of experienced hair and makeup artists, Naomi can accommodate your needs, no matter how large your bridal party or your wedding location, you can expect lovingly-crafted packages and a relaxed, professional environment and boundless wedding knowledge.

Based in Melbournes West, Werribee. 0478 181 351 @BLUSHBLOWSTUDIO Melbourne & Surrounds | Yarra Valley | Geelong | Bellarine | Surf Coast MELBOURNE & GEELONG Hair & Makeup Artist BEAUTY
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Luxe Glow Tanning

Luxe Glow Tanning extends an invitation to brides seeking the perfect wedding day radiance with unparalleled ease. Amidst the flurry of preparations leading up to the big day, our studio offers a haven of convenience for bridal parties.

With the option to book out the entire studio, brides and their entourage can indulge in a few hours of pampering with nibbles, bubbles, and tans, setting the stage for a memorable prewedding gathering.

At Luxe Glow Tanning, convenience and quality intersect seamlessly, emphasising our commitment to providing brides

with a stress-free tanning experience. With our 24/7 availability, scheduling a session that aligns with your hectic wedding week becomes effortless.

Our Ocean Grove studio boasts cutting-edge technology, ensuring a flawless tan every time, in just minutes. Our VersaSpa Tan promises lasting luminosity, lasting up to seven days with proper care.

Experience the epitome of convenience with Luxe Glow Tanning and step into your wedding day exuding confidence and radiance.

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samantha + caitie

Samantha and Caitie’s story began with a meeting on a dating app only to discover they both hailed from Wangaratta. Their first date at Eastern Beach in Geelong swiftly transitioned from a short stroll to a memorable, laughter-filled, six-kilometre walk, setting the stage for a burgeoning connection. Caitie’s hesitancy to initiate a kiss on their second date culminated in a heartfelt moment in a supermarket car park in Altona, marking the beginning of their romantic adventure. Their engagement unfolded against the picturesque backdrop of Altona Beach where Caitie orchestrated a sunrise proposal, complete with candles, music and a heartfelt letter of gratitude. With a breathtaking ring in hand Caitie asked Samantha to marry her, solidifying their love in the very place where their second date had unfolded.

As they delved into wedding planning, Samantha immersed herself in the process, relishing every moment of research and coordination while Caitie embraced the role of a supportive partner, content to witness the vision come to life.

Their wedding at Bootmakers Cottage in Birregurra exuded simplicity and romance, complementing the venue’s natural beauty with minimalistic decor and a garden party ambiance.

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With a guest list curated to include only those closest to their hearts, their intimate celebration seamlessly blended heartfelt moments with joyous festivities.

Their style inspiration, characterised by simplicity and elegance, was reflected in Samantha’s Evie Young gown and Caitie’s ivory jumpsuit with both outfits exuding sophistication and grace. For the reception they opted for comfort, donning matching sequin ensembles that captured their playful spirit.

Reflecting on their special day, Samantha and Caitie cherish the moments of love, laughter and togetherness shared with their nearest and dearest. Their advice to newly-engaged couples emphasises the importance of savouring every moment of the planning process, remaining present on the wedding day and prioritising quality time with each other amidst the festivities.

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Gown: Luv Bridal – Evie Young


Shoes: Novo Shoes

Hair: Ves Drag and Queenie and Co

Makeup: Cosmetic MD and Hannah Jean make up

Rings: Cullen Jewellery and Michael Hill

Celebrant: Kelly McConville (The Kelebrant)

Ceremony: Bootmakers Cottage Birregurra

Reception: Bootmakers Cottage Birregurra

Flowers: Townhouse Flowers

Catering: Petes Woodfired Pizza and bride, Samantha

Cake: Treats Bakeshop

Photography: La Este Film

Honeymoon: Byron Bay

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Sparkling Elegance

Crafting with passion, Charles Rose artisans create exquisite jewellery, ensuring each piece tells a timeless tale with the finest diamonds.

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The high quality, ethically-sourced diamonds and coloured stones at Charles Rose are carefully selected, ensuring their designers incorporate only the finest gemstones into their handcrafted jewellery creations. Admired and celebrated for their superior artistry, Charles Rose diamond and jewellery designs are everlasting expressions of love.

Charles Rose diamantaires carefully select all their diamonds to ensure consistent high quality and use stricter selection criteria than all domestic and international competitors. They fully document, certify and guarantee your purchase, including the provision of an independent and internationallyrecognised diamond grading certificate. They do not sell clarity or colour enhanced diamonds or inferior stones that hide chips and inclusions.

You can be confident that Charles Rose provide only the finest high-quality diamonds from which to choose, upholding the ethos of quality, beauty and timelessness in every jewellery design. Their four Cs (4Cs) diamond grading guide is of universal standard

helping assess a diamond's quality using the 4Cs: Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. Together, the 4Cs contribute to a diamond's beauty, but diamantaires agree that a high-quality cut is of utmost importance.

Cut refers to proportion, symmetry and polish – factors which affect how light reflects, disperses and flashes off a diamond surface. Jewellers cut diamonds into a variety of shapes with some traditional shapes fashioned hundreds of years ago and exude a timeless aesthetic and old-world. Others reflect elegant contemporary styles popularised within the last 20 years (for example, Asscher and princess shapes).

A classic round brilliant diamond is the most enduringly popular shape due to its exceptional radiance, brilliance and sparkle. Other highly favoured styles include alluring square and rectangular shapes. Superb crafting enables the beauty of a diamond to be enhanced – the jewellery artisans at Charles Rose expertly shape the finest of diamonds into exquisite styles that captivate and dazzle with their transcendent beauty and sparkle.

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Shade refers to a diamond's colour, which can range from rare pure white to fancy coloured vivid shades like yellow, pink and green although most tend to yellow/brown. The lack of colour in a diamond determines its grading, with higher colour grades assigned to diamonds with less colour. This is because colourless diamonds exhibit greater sparkle than yellowish/brownish tinted diamonds.

Clarity refers to inclusions, which are small marks, fissures or foreign crystals in the diamond. Every diamond has billions of inclusions. However many inclusions are not visible to the naked eye, so the diamond is “eye clean. Flawless diamonds are “Loupe Clean”, meaning that inclusions are invisible even when using a 10x magnification lens.

Carat weight measures a diamond’s weight, not size. The weight of a diamond is expressed in “points” up to 99 points (for example, 25 points refers to a 0.25 weight), with 100 points equal

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to 1 carat. Many people mistakenly believe that a larger carat weight is preferable to a smaller carat weight however carat weight does not affect sparkle. For example a well-cut .98 carat diamond may appear larger and more sparkly than a poorly cut 1-carat weight diamond with great colour and clarity.

Remember this is a guide only – the best way to select your perfect diamond, item of jewellery or custom piece is to consult with the skilled jewellers at Charles Rose.

Celebrating 100 years of quality and craftsmanship in 2023 – and into its fourth generation – Charles Rose Master Jewellers continue to lovingly handcraft beautifully designed, show-stopping pieces.

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Geelong's Premier Jeweller Shines On

In the world of gems, the specialist diamond house is all about crafting exquisite, fine jewellery.

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Charles Rose’s Geelong store and engagement rings have one quality that distinguishes it from the rest – longevity.

The company has been in Geelong for more than a decade – and will be for longer, says Director Marcus Rose. “It will never go because fine jewellers last a very long time.”

Jewellery has been in Marcus’s family for four generations. His grandfather and great uncle, Charles Rose, started as jewellers and master watchmakers in France, near the German border in the 1920s.

They died during World War II, so his father Frederick, also a jeweller, migrated to Australia as a 26-year-old in 1948.

Marcus developed a passion for his father’s business selling

jewellery at Monash University in the early ‘70s. With Marcus’ son, Asher, taking a more prominent role in the business in recent years.

Now the specialist diamond house has a team of dedicated artisans producing work from the highest grade stones.

“Higher than any other brand in Australia, I would say,” Marcus adds.

“The better grades are much brighter and that’s the most important aspect of diamonds.”

The beautiful designs allow Charles Rose Geelong customers to customise the cut and size of the principle stones in their engagement rings, and wedding bands.

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brooke + matthew

Brooke and Matt’s journey from high school acquaintances to life partners culminated in a beautiful wedding celebration filled with love, laughter and cherished moments.

Their proposal, a testament to Matt’s thoughtful planning, unfolded during a weekend getaway for Brooke’s 27th birthday at the picturesque setting of Jarosite lookout. As Brooke turned to admire the scenic vista, she was greeted by Matt on bended knee, ring in hand, leaving her in joyful shock. Little did she know their closest family and friends awaited them at Jack Rabbit Vineyard, transforming her birthday celebration into an unforgettable engagement party filled with love and excitement.

The wedding planning process unfolded seamlessly with the couple quickly deciding on Jack Rabbit Vineyard as their venue after the unforgettable surprise engagement there. Working closely with the venue’s team, the couple found the planning process relaxed and stress-free.

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Their floral arrangements – predominantly white and green – beautifully complemented the venue’s natural charm thanks to the expertise of the Florica team. And for capturing every precious moment, Tommy Williams and Dean Atherton proved to be invaluable, delivering outstanding photography and videography that exceeded expectations.

Family played a significant role in the preparations with both Matt and Brooke’s mothers contributing their meticulous attention to detail, ensuring everything was picture-perfect for the big day.

The wedding itself was a testament to their love and the bonds they shared with their extensive network of family and friends with 170 guests joining them from near and far to celebrate.

Staying true to their relaxed personalities, the couple opted for a minimalist yet elegant style, letting the venue’s natural beauty shine through. Matt and his groomsmen donned light-coloured suits from M.J. Bale while Brooke stunned in a Grace Loves Lace off-the-shoulder gown, exuding both elegance and comfort. The bridesmaids added pops of colour with a myriad of pastel dresses.

Amidst the myriad of memorable moments, two stand out.

The overwhelming joy as Brooke walked down the aisle and the enchanting first dance to the tune of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You accompanied by singer Georga and saxophonist Harry.

For Brooke and Matt the most important aspect of their special day was to remain present and cherish every moment. Their advice to newly engaged couples is simple yet profound – embrace the journey, lean on loved ones for support and savour every moment of the planning process.

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honourable mentions

Gown: Grace Loves Lace

Shoes: Wittner

Hair: Urth Salon Ocean Grove

Makeup: Geelong Make Up Artist @jemma.hairandmakeup

Suits: M.J. Bale

Rings: Janai Jewellery

Celebrant: Weddings by Danielle Emily

Ceremony: Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Reception: Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Flowers: Florica

Catering: Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Cake: Chloe Hillgrove cake_therapyco

Photography: Tommy Williams


Videographer: Dean Atherton Creative

Entertainment: Acoustic lineup and Interactive DJ Band Georga Byrne, Thomas Byrne, Luke Koszanski, Harry Cooper (get. harry.on.sax) and DJ Perri Lee

Honeymoon: Anantara Uluwatu Bali

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The Diamond Trend Sweeping Brides-to-be Off Their Feet

The big benefit of lab-grown diamonds – available at Duffs Jewellers – is that they are not only more affordable than natural diamonds of the same size and clarity, they are also considered more sustainable.

The availability of lab-grown diamonds in recent years has meant that many brides-to-be are choosing bigger, bolder, showstopping engagement rings that reflect their unique style and love story.

Lab-grown diamonds now make up approximately half of all diamond engagement rings sold in Duffs’ three Geelong stores – so it’s fair to say this is one “trend” that’s here to stay.

“One of the first questions we get asked is: are they still real diamonds? The answer is yes, of course,” explains Ben Duff.

“Chemically, optically and physically, they are exactly the same as a natural diamond. The difference is, they are grown under very specific, controlled conditions in a laboratory, as opposed to being mined from the earth.”

The big benefit for brides-to-be is that they are not only more affordable than natural diamonds of the same size and clarity, they are also considered more sustainable.

“What it means for couples is that they have more freedom to choose the size and style of ring they really want, rather than what will fit into their budget,” says Ben.

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When it comes to engagement ring styles, the round brilliant solitaire is always popular, but several other cuts are now having their “moment in the sun”.

“Ovals are continuing to be popular - and there are good reasons why. They give you a lot more diamond for your money, but still have plenty of sparkle. Ovals also elongate the finger, resulting in an elegant look.”

The emerald cut is also a popular choice for those wanting a ring that really stands out.

Gaining popularity during the 1920s art deco movement, an emerald cut is generally rectangular in shape and distinguished by its long elegant lines and stepped cut.

An emerald cut diamond produces less sparkle than some other cuts, but what it lacks in brilliance, it makes up for in clarity and sophistication.

While trends will come and go, good design stands the test of time. One of Duffs’ most popular designs is the timeless solitaire engagement ring containing a single gemstone sat effortlessly atop an unadorned yellow, white or rose gold band.

Duffs’ advice to couples is do your research and speak with your jeweller about the choices on offer so you know what you are buying and get the best ring for your budget.

Duffs Jewellers has been proudly family owned and operated for more than 95 years. More than just a retailer, the team at Duffs source, design and create beautiful jewellery as well as providing a repair service.

Stores are located at Westfield Geelong, Waurn Ponds and Pakington St, Geelong West. See for more.

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AI Wedding Planning Revolution

AI is poised to revolutionise the wedding planning industry, offering couples a plethora of innovative tools and solutions to streamline the process and create unforgettable experiences. From personalised recommendations to budget management tools and everything in between, AI is reshaping the way weddings are planned and executed.

Imagine spending endless hours scouring the internet for the perfect venue, dress or photographer. With AI-powered personalised recommendations, couples can input their preferences, budget and specific requirements and AI algorithms will swiftly generate a curated list of options tailored to their needs. This not only saves time but also ensures that every aspect of the wedding aligns with the couple’s vision.

Budgeting is often cited as one of the most stressful aspects of wedding planning. However, with AI acting as a virtual financial advisor, couples can breathe easier. AI-powered budget management tools analyse spending, provide timely updates on payment deadlines and suggest cost-cutting measures to help couples stay within their budget constraints.

Managing the guest list can be a logistical nightmare but AI-powered tools simplify the process by automating RSVP

tracking, managing dietary requirements and generating seating arrangements. This allows couples to focus on the fun aspects of wedding planning while AI handles the administrative tasks.

Finding the perfect venue is made easier with AI-powered search engines that narrow down options based on criteria such as location, budget and style preferences. Similarly, AI can assist with selecting vendors, creating timelines and even crafting the perfect wedding playlist tailored to the couple’s musical tastes.

AI isn’t just limited to logistical tasks – it can also assist with more creative aspects of wedding planning such as speech and vow writing. Couples can input their ideas and AI algorithms will generate personalised speeches or vows, ensuring that every word resonates with authenticity and emotion.

Despite its numerous benefits, AI is not without its drawbacks. It lacks the human touch and may sometimes misunderstand emotions or preferences.

While AI offers couples invaluable tools and resources to streamline the wedding planning process, it should be viewed as a compliment rather than a replacement for human expertise and creativity. By harnessing the power of AI alongside professional guidance, couples can ensure that their special day is truly unforgettable.

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A Cut Above The Rest

Ian Pattison Jewellers handcrafting a special piece just for you with precision and perfection.

The jewel in the crown of the Bellarine Peninsula, a family-owned and operated fine jewellers standing proud in the heart of Ocean Grove.

Their workbench comprises of experienced jewellers working alongside an in-house GAA-accredited Gemmologist and Diamond specialist ensuring you receive the finest of quality, ethically mined diamonds as well as gemstones meticulously hand selected from around the world.

They meet trends in the latest of the ever-evolving wedding fashions and it is with this they offer timeless designs and advise the importance of investing in your engagement and wedding rings as they are to last a lifetime.

“We are humbled by the relationships we have built within our loyal community. With almost five decades of building a global network of trusted suppliers, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail is how we have earned our reputation in the industry.”

Assisted by a vibrant, passionate and professional team you can expect only excellent customer service from the moment you enter their store.

“It’s a privilege to play a small role in this exciting time in your lives, they’re lifelong memories and one our family are proud to be a part of” – Ian Pattison.

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Above – Baroque pearl bracelet. Left – Cushion cut yellow gold diamond ring set. 7 oval cut diamonds.

 Design and manufacturing

 Custom made pieces

 Expert repairs

 Jewellery remodelling

 Resizing

 Professional jewellery cleaning

 Rhodium plating

 Sourcing of diamonds and gemstones

 Pearl re-threading

 Engraving

 Prompt watch battery replacement

 Watch bands fitted

 Gemstone identification and diamond grading

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9ct yellow gold mesh link bracelet. Right – Brazillian aquamarine in diamond surround. Below – Pearl and diamond huggie earrings. Above – Emerald and baguette cut diamond set. Below – Diamond crossover gold ring.


Tailored Elegance Awaits

Bellington Estate tailors bespoke suits with precision, ensuring your wedding style is as unique as your love.

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Groom, Kamron. Photography Kerri McCauley @kam_eraa

Elevate your wedding style with Bellington Estate’s bespoke tailoring services. Bellington Estate HQ, located in the vibrant Little Malop Street precinct, offers grooms a unique and personalised experience unlike any other.

From the moment you step into their cosy lounge you’ll be greeted with warmth and hospitality along with a cheeky beverage to enjoy while Adam takes precise measurements for your custom suit.

What sets them apart is their dedication to creating suits that not only fit perfectly but also complement the overall style and theme of your wedding.

Whether you envision a classic black-tie look or a more modern and relaxed ensemble, their expertise will bring your vision to life with meticulous attention to detail.

At Bellington Estate they understand that you want to look the goods for the big dance and believe you deserve to also have good time whilst making that happen!

So round the boys up and head in for a cold one and suit up!

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Above – Groom, Kamron. Photography – Kerri McCauley @kam_eraa Top left – Groom, Arno. Photography – Alexander Shore. Bottom left – Groom, James Morrison. Photography – Love by Colour Captured.
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Right – Groom, Jake. Photography – It’s Beautiful Here. Far right – Groom, Julian. Photography – Photos by Zadie. Below – Arno and Sally. Photography – Alexander Shore.
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Above – Groom, James Morrison. Photography – Love by Colour Captured. Left – Groom, Asmir.
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Photography – Johnny Rollins

jasmin + spencer

Jasmin and Spencer’s journey from high school sweethearts to a picturesque wedding at Clyde Park is a testament to their love and shared vision for their special day.

The couple’s story began when their school campuses merged in Year 10, leading to chance encounters on the school bus and ultimately blossoming into a romance that spanned more than a decade.

Spencer chose the stunning backdrop of Point Roadnight beach to propose just before their 10-year anniversary. Though their original anniversary plans were altered by unforeseen circumstances, the spontaneity of Spencer’s proposal set the stage for their wedding journey.

With their hearts set on a celebration that reflected their love for each other and their community, Jasmin and Spencer embarked on the adventure of planning their dream wedding. Initially considering Jasmin’s parents’ property as the venue, they discovered Clyde Park during a wine tasting excursion. Instantly enamoured by the property and

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honourable mentions

Gown: Mariana Hardwick – Rose Gown

Bridesmaids gowns: Bec and Bridge

Shoes: Atmos&Here

Hair: Styled by Em

Makeup: Laura DiBiagio

Suits: Formal Red

Rings: Jasmin – Duffs Jewellers

Spencer – Michael Hill

Celebrant: Zoe Starr

Ceremony & Reception: Clyde Park

Flowers: Blooms Rock

Cake: Clyde Park

Photography: Charmore Creations

Band and MC: Paris by Night Band

Guest transport: Reilly’s U-Drive

Stationary: Mila and May

Spray tan: The Sorority

Honeymoon: Hart’s Farm, Shoreham and Europe trip still to come.

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the welcoming team, they knew Clyde Park was the perfect setting for their celebration.

Their wedding planning process was marked by a focus on local vendors and thoughtful details. From the invitations to the selection of Australian native flowers, every element was chosen with care and intention.

In her journey to find the perfect wedding dress, Jasmin recounts the overwhelming yet exhilarating experience of visiting multiple boutiques. After exploring various options, she discovered Mariana Hardwick, where she instantly knew she had found ‘the one’ with the Rose gown. Despite initial uncertainties about a strapless design, Jasmin felt incredible in the gown and over 12 months the team meticulously crafted it to fit her flawlessly.

Spencer and his groomsmen donned classic suits from Formal Red, adhering to the elegant black-tie dress code set for the evening. As guests arrived dressed to impress, the atmosphere was filled with excitement and anticipation.

Amidst the joy and celebration, Jasmin and Spencer imparted invaluable advice for couples embarking on their own wedding planning journey. They emphasised the importance of selecting vendors, consider more than just their prices and assess their communication style and alignment with your vision. Remember to cherish each moment and savour the anticipation.

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Geelong Flower Farm

What we offer – here at Geelong Flower Farm we do things a little differently and offer DIY wedding florals. We can supply you with all the beautiful fresh flowers, foliage and florist sundries you need to create your own stunning arrangements. We offer many seasonal varieties along with natives and preserved.

To finish off your DIY bouquet, we stock silk ribbon and biodegradable confetti for that special touch. We offer a 30 minute consultation for you to meet with one of our lovely team members to discuss and guide you on varieties, colours, quantities, availabilities and more.

We will answer any questions you may have for your special day and order the flowers in for you, to make it a fun and stress free experience.

What we don’t offer – we don’t offer floristry services to create wedding flowers for your special day. This means we can’t create wedding bouquets, buttonholes, arbour’s, hanging installations, table arrangements, etc.

This will be up to you to design after you have collected your ordered flowers.

About consultation – once you have booked your consultation, please ensure you bring inspiration pictures of flowers, colours and style you are hoping to re-create. It is very important that you have an idea of colours and style before coming to your consultation. This will give us an idea of what your vision is for your wedding and our team can ensure you get the best information from your consultation. If you are unsure of colours and the style you want, we suggest coming in to our farm in your own time to have a walk around to see what stands out to you. Taking a few photos can be helpful to help your vision come to life. We want to make sure you get the best out of your appointment with us and to do so its best you have an idea of what you like.

A consultation is a minimum booking of 30 minutes and is non-refundable. This consultation fee is not deducted from any orders placed with us.

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For all the do it yourself brides! Geelong Flower Farm D.I.YFlowers @geelongflowerfarm

Flowered Up Events

Flowered Up Events specialises in luxurious dried, preserved and realistic faux floral arrangements and installations for weddings, events and corporate spaces. Their exquisite creations are available for hire (excluding bridal bouquets and buttonholes, which can be purchased separately). Why pay a small fortune for flowers that you don’t need and will end up thrown away?

From small, intimate weddings to larger, lavish affairs, Flowered Up Events are experts in recreating the latest floral trends – from awe-inspiring ceremony arbours and ceiling installations to elegant centrepieces and more.

Their beautiful custom floral hire packages also include a delightful collection of styling accessories like signage, candles, arbours, plinths, and more.

They truly are your one-stop floral haven!

Cyndi and her team provide a stress-free experience from start to finish. Not only do they deliver and set up the floral displays and accessories to look absolutely stunning but also return after your event to pack everything away.

By incorporating a blend of dried, preserved, artificial and sometimes fresh foliage, their stunning, eco-friendly floral designs will leave your guests in awe.

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Blooms Rock

Blooms Rock is a studio-based florist in Ocean Grove on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. We specialise in wedding flowers and create everything from stunning bouquets and buttonholes to elaborate arbour designs.

Blooms Rock caters for every budget and will work with couples to provide advice on flower selection, costing and style, whether that be classical, native inspired, modern or something more whimsical.

We prefer to use seasonal flowers that are grown locally in

Geelong and the Bellarine and use sustainable practices in our floral creations – no floral foam used here.

We also help couples to think about how they can repurpose the flowers from their ceremony area into the reception space. This is a huge budget saving tip and one that allows you to get more value for your money. We believe our flowers not only look amazing but provide the personal touch that evokes memories and individuality. We would love to help you create blooms that really will ‘Rock’ at your wedding.

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Bonnie Blooms

Bonnie blooms is a dedicated florist specialising in weddings and events, we understand the profound impact flowers can have on your special day.

Our team works tirelessly to meet your every need, delivering fresh, vibrancy and love in every floral piece.

At Bonnie Blooms our number one priority is transforming spaces into something breathtaking, bringing a smile to everyone’s faces. What sets us apart is our dedication to collaboration.

We value the opportunity to work closely with you, ensuring that every bloom aligns perfectly with your visions. While we specialise in bright, modern designs, our pallet extends to include classic whites and greens as well as bold, vibrant colours. Whatever your style may be, Bonnie Blooms can make your vision come to life. So if you and your lover are seeking a florist who is not only talented but also creative and passionate, look no further than Bonnie Blooms.

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Blooms by Till

Blooms By Till isn’t just another wedding florist. We thrive on creating ideas and crafting designs alongside our clients, making the journey as fun and fresh as the final arrangements.

Our team is not only easy to work with but also brimming with insights, current trends and expertise to guide you every step of the way.

Our flowers? We use only the freshest and most carefully selected blooms to make each wedding individual and unique.

And our designs? They strike the perfect balance between fun and simplicity.

Whether it’s classic white blooms or an extravagant bright colour palette, Blooms By Till can bring any vision of your event to life, big or small. We love working with local Geelong and Bellarine venues as well as travelling further throughout Victoria.

With years of experience, Tilly’s attention to detail and creative touch will make your big day truly unforgettable.

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Miss Lillypilly

Miss Lillypilly Florist, nestled in the heart of Drysdale, beckons brides-to-be with its enchanting array of boutique floral arrangements. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to personalised service, Miss Lillypilly ensures that every wedding bouquet reflects the unique style and personality of the couple. Embracing the essence of local charm, our florists meticulously select blooms to craft stunning arrangements that captivate.

From the initial consultation to the final flourish, we work to bring your floral vision to fruition, ensuring that every petal is perfect.

As trends evolve we anticipate the rise of delicate, understated bouquets featuring small blooms, predominantly white with subtle hints of pale blue and lemon.

Miss Lillypilly invites you to discover the timeless elegance of wedding florals – where beauty blooms in every blossom.

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Big Blooms

Step into a world of floral grandeur with Big Blooms.

Offering an array of colossal flowers in a spectrum of hues and sizes, we elevate your special occasions to unparalleled heights.

Whether it’s the elegance of a wedding or the jubilation of an engagement party, our blooms set the stage with unmatched magnificence.

Serve as stunning backdrops for your vows, graceful aisle runners

or captivating photo op embellishments for your cherished guests. Our blooms are more than just decorations – they’re conversation starters exuding magnificence in every petal.

Based in Geelong we extend our services across Victoria, ensuring seamless setup and takedown, leaving you to revel in the splendour worry-free. Let Big Blooms transform your event into a spectacle of grandeur and beauty!

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Real couple, Hilleen and Michael Hey Jack @heyjack_co

The Ideal Setting

With spectacular uninterrupted views of the coast, RACV Torquay Resort is the ultimate luxury wedding location for breathtaking ceremonies.

The perfect location

Situated at Number One, Great Ocean Road Torquay, the beautifully designed RACV Torquay Resort is a picturesque property providing a truly unique experience for your wedding. With a selection of spaces ranging from private lounges to the Great Ocean Road Ballroom, all packages can be tailored to suit your requirements. Our function rooms are contemporary, light filled and offer uninterrupted views of the ocean and golf course.

Photo opportunities

A variety of picturesque settings for those all-important photos makes creating your wedding memories a breeze. RACV Torquay Resort provides a spectacular choice of backdrops to capture those precious memories.

Stylish architecture, breathtaking ocean and golf course views and modern décor provide a stunning location for the perfect photographs.

Reception spaces

Number One Great Ocean Road provides a unique location for your wedding, offering striking panoramic views as the backdrop to your perfect day. Our venue provides a blank canvas to build your dream wedding. With neutral colours and a distinctive feel, The Great Ocean Road Ballroom lends itself easily to a modern contemporary style or a more rustic set up.

From an intimate gathering on the terrace to a lavish banquet, RACV Torquay Resort can cater for wedding receptions from 30 up to 410 guests. The function rooms are contemporary

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with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer uninterrupted views of the coast and golf course. A balcony is available for smaller ceremonies and photographs.


Choose to exchange your vows onsite at RACV Torquay Resort or at a number of beautiful nearby locations – including picturesque beaches the region is famous for including the popular Spring Creek Reserve, Point Danger and Cosy Corner (beachside).

Wedding packages

A selection of tailored wedding packages are available, ranging from an elegant stand-up cocktail party to a delectable seated dinner. Including a Classic Wedding Package, Contemporary

Wedding Package, Ultimate Wedding Package, Cocktail Wedding Package and Winter Weddings.


RACV Torquay Resort offers 92 luxurious five-star accommodation rooms, all with sweeping golf course views or stunning ocean views from Jan Juc through to Torquay beach. Our accommodation will provide you and your guests the perfect place to spend the night and enjoy all that the resort and region has on offer, both before and after your wedding. Accommodation discounts are available for guests attending your wedding on-site.

To arrange a site inspection contact our Wedding Coordinator on 5261 1623 or email

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Historic Charm

Provenance offers picturesque settings for weddings – with historic spaces and personalised service, it promises an unforgettable day.

From the moment you walk through the front door at Provenance, you will feel warmth, character and charm.

The stunning cathedral ceilings, rustic, whitewashed bluestone walls adorned with barrels and beautiful soft greenery throughout are all ready for your picture-perfect day. Located at the heritage-listed Paper Mills, resting on the banks of the Barwon River, we are one of the most unique wineries in the region. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Geelong city centre.

Our historic and unique spaces are flexible and can be transformed to bring your dream wedding to life. With multiple ceremony and

photography locations on site, Provenance is the complete wedding package. With a capacity to welcome 250 people cocktail and 180 seated, our award-winning restaurant, quality wine and friendly service are the elements for an unforgettable day.

Taking pride in our exceptional and personalised service throughout the wedding journey – with a dedicated coordinator by your side – our amazing team will work their magic every time.

If you are looking for the perfect venue to celebrate your special day, we’d love to show you through our stunning space here at Provenance!

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“Michael and I had our wedding at Provenance Wines on the 9th of December 2023 and all we can say is WOW!

From day one we knew we had picked the right venue after we met with our Wedding Coordinator, Sarah and Venue Manager, Liam. Their attention to detail, calming influence and flexibility, whilst also being beautiful people, made every little aspect of our big day such a special moment.

The food, the wine and the service from the entire team were second to none! So many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and almost every one of them mentioned how delicious the food was!

If you are looking to have the best day of your lives like we did, then go and see the team at Provenance!

Once again a huge thank you to Sarah, Liam and the team at Provenance for giving us the most memorable day of our lives!

We cannot wait to visit again soon.”

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Where Dreams Unfold

Mt Duneed Estate offers unparalleled elegance for your wedding day. From lush olive groves to panoramic views,every moment is tailored to perfection.

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Mt Duneed Estate is the perfect destination wedding venue, located just a little more than an hour from Melbourne and fifteen minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast. We are all about creating weddings that you and your guests will remember. Yours will be that one wedding that everyone raves about. Our food, wine and service are of the highest standards. Expect nothing but the best at our beautiful winery venue, from extreme passion and experience, to love and care at every turn. We help create unique weddings, offering all-inclusive and flexible packages. We ensure every part of the day meets your vision – without any hidden costs. Being open and honest with our couples means your whole wedding journey is fun, stress-free and enjoyable.

We have multiple wedding ceremony locations with our most popular being outside in our olive grove. Think lush green grass surrounded by olive trees and the sun streaming through. If the weather is unfavourable we have our beautiful front lawns overlooking the Barrabool Hills or a stunning indoor option with glamorous drapes and greenery wall. Canapés in The Garden Bar or indoors if it is cool gives your guests time to mingle and chat while you are off having photos taken. We offer a seated alternate plated entrée or our popular wandering entrée, leaving more time to mingle and socialise. Choose between an alternate-plated main or shared main (with topped up meats) ensures guests are never left hungry. Finish off with wandering dessert or a dessert bar – what could be better? We have so many upgrades to add to your package to make your day even more incredible! From late-night snacks to cocktails, gelati cart and so much more. Our full event management and coordination of your day (including your suppliers) guarantees that everything will be managed for you. We are not afraid to say that our team is the best you will find! From the very first time you meet for a detailed site visit you will see the level of service you will receive both in the lead up and on your wedding day.

Our brand new on-site accommodation features eight one-bedroom pods featuring a king size bed, luxurious fittings, sublime surrounds, continental breakfast, a bottle of our Blanc de Blanc sparkling and only a few steps from the venue. We reserve all the rooms for you as priority along with a discount for you and your guests to enjoy.

If you want a venue that values your vision, has the ultimate flexibility and a love for all things weddings, look no further.

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The Perfect Canvas

Rocklea Farm epitomises rustic charm in a convenient country setting. From intimate micro weddings to grand affairs, its flexibility allows couples to craft their dream day.

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Rocklea Farm is the ideal venue for those searching for the charm of a rustic, country location conveniently located just 15 minutes from Geelong CBD and an hour from both Ballarat and Melbourne.

Whether it be an intimate micro wedding, a casual cocktail style or a more formal seated style wedding, Rocklea Farm offers the flexibility to truly customise your wedding day. Distinguishing itself from all-inclusive venues, Rocklea Farm emphasises personalisation. Allowing the flexibility for couples to choose their suppliers including the option to supply alcohol for their special day.

While Rocklea Farm wears the ‘DIY’ label, couples are far from navigating the wedding planning journey alone. Our seasoned wedding planners, on-day coordinators, and event managers provide unlimited guidance to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish. Every couple has access to our client portal directory which

contains a wealth of information to make wedding planning a breeze. We understand that most couples have never planned a wedding before so we also offer unlimited personal advice to help guide and plan your perfect day.

We offer a choice of several picturesque indoor and outdoor ceremony locations including our iconic Big Tree and our elegant Garden Marquee.

Rocklea Farm has an extensive inclusions list and transparent venue hire rates. There are no hidden fees or extras to help couples budget for their big day.

For those who want to continue the experience after reception with their nearest and dearest, glamping is available in peak season.

An array of proven recommended suppliers, customisable floor plans, picture-perfect photo locations and flexibility in every detail ensure that all weddings at Rocklea Farm are as unique as the couple themselves.

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The Events Specialists

With stunning views across the Moorabool Valley – and the choice of great food and wine packages – celebrate your special day at Clyde Park.

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For over 25 years Clyde Park has been privileged to be part of the community hosting amazing weddings with award winning wines and great food of which so much of it is grown on the farm or sourced locally.

The venue is situated in an amazing location with mesmerising views which set the mood as guests arrive.

Clyde Park’s event specialists work with each couple to plan their dream wedding – be it for a smaller or larger occasion –and caters for all social communities on their special day.

The bride and groom have a choice of ceremony locations and unique photo stops throughout the vineyard as they proceed into the reception.

Catering options range from canape through to three-course seated dinners, however the true magic happens when the Event Specialist sits with couples and listens to how they

would like to remember their wedding and adjusts the catering to meet their vision. If the couple choose to have a Clyde Park wedding cake, they partake in a complimentary cake-tasting session to work on flavours and design.

The Clyde Park team are truly dedicated to creating the most memorable experience for your special occasion in providing exceptional food, wine and service.

Clyde Park is constantly evolving to create further options for our couples with the exclusive Vue Marquee launched in Spring 2022. Sitting on the edge of the valley – including a ceremony location – this is truly a unique way to celebrate your day.

The marquee seats up to 300 people or 400 people for a cocktail wedding. It is so exciting to see this new location evolve.

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Oh my! What a party! Thank you so much for hosting us – everything ran so incredibly smoothly and we had so many compliments on the amazing food and wine. Thank you again for all your help – and also the lovely gift too!


I really do want to thank you and Clyde Park immensely. They day was just perfect. You guys really do work like one big machine, everyone knows what to do and everything happened so seamlessly. We are so grateful for everything and how relaxed the day was for us.


Thank you so much for hosting our amazing wedding. We had the best day/night and everyone has told us how much they loved the venue, the food and staff. People have said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding, and that the staff were so attentive –no one ever had an empty glass! Everything ran so smoothly and it was everything we dreamed of! Thank you for making it stress-free and so enjoyable for us.

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Idyllic Vineyard


Discover Oneday Estate Winery – where rustic charm meets natural beauty for unforgettable weddings amidst scenic vineyards.

Situated amidst the serene landscapes of the Bellarine Peninsula lies Oneday Estate Winery, an idyllic haven for couples seeking a truly exceptional wedding experience. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards and breathtaking scenery, our venue offers a unique blend of rustic charm and natural beauty that sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations in all seasons. With texture-rich spaces built by hand – every structure and surface telling its own story –Oneday Estate creates an atmosphere where the most memorable weddings truly express a couple’s way in the world.

Exchange vows amidst the stunning backdrop of the Bellarine Peninsula, with our vineyards providing a breathtaking setting

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for your ceremony. Our award-winning wines, meticulously crafted from grapes grown on our estate, add a touch of elegance and authenticity to your celebration, ensuring that every sip is as memorable as the moment.

But beyond the scenic beauty, it’s the exclusivity of Oneday Estate that truly sets us apart. From the moment you arrive until the last dance, our venue is exclusively yours to enjoy, offering a magical ambiance yearround. Say ‘I do’ amidst the vines, capture timeless photos against the backdrop of our scenic landscapes and celebrate with friends and family over glasses of our finest wines – all in one unforgettable location. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that every detail of your

wedding is executed flawlessly. We’ll work tirelessly to bring your vision to life and create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

At Oneday Estate Winery we understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, which is why we go above and beyond to make it truly special. From personalised wedding packages and meticulous levels of service, we offer genuine value for money, ensuring your wedding is everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more.

Join us at Oneday Estate Winery and let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime. Book a wedding tour and start the journey with us today to embark on a tailor-made celebration of love, laughter and happily ever after.

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The Oakdene Love Story

Nestled on the Bellarine Peninsula, Oakdene Vineyards is a dreamy venue offering picturesque landscapes, vineyards, exquisite cuisine and impeccable service. Your magical wedding awaits.

The enchanting Oakdene Vineyards on rustic farmland is only 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Located on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, stunning on the outside and warm and eclectic on the inside, this beautiful venue has it all.

Oakdene offers an all-encompassing package for your special day. From sculptured gardens to on site vineyards, to exquisite food and boutique wine, on-site accommodation and immaculate service, your wedding adventure will be magical regardless of the season.

Crafting the day of your dreams couldn’t be easier with Oakdene’s professional events team. Committed to creating a celebration that truly reflects you, your co-ordinator will ensure that your experience is seamless. Every single detail from the lead-up to the big day is carefully considered as your all-inclusive package is shaped.

Saying ‘I Do’ is magical at Oakdene as the entire property can be turned into a warm and elegant ceremonial space. Oakdene gives couples the choice and flexibility to find the perfect spot, ensuring the moment you exchange vows is

eternally special. Most choose the picturesque front garden nestled under shady trees or the rustic train shed for their nuptials but there are many options available with stunning photographic backdrops wherever you look.

Another feature is the charming accommodation situated on the property. The Guesthouse features three themed rooms – the Attic Room, the Marilyn Room and the Water Room –giving you the opportunity to get ready on site for your big day or somewhere for you or your travelling guests to stay.

Oakdene can cater to any party size as the property houses three reception spaces as well as private dining rooms for smaller and more intimate groups. Manor Suite Wine Bar caters for 100 guests sit-down or 200 for a cocktail reception. Should you prefer the luscious garden to host your reception, 80 guests can be seated or 120 standing. The stylish and expansive café, Mr. Grubb, can accommodate as many as 350 guests for a cocktail party amidst the peaceful Birch forest.

Boasting modern Australian and European cuisine, our chefs combine fresh and local produce to execute delicious,

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unforgettable meals for you and your guests to indulge in. The team will work with you to craft a suitable menu for your celebration, ensuring all your dietary needs are met and tastebuds satisfied. The venue provides cocktail and grazing menu packages as well as traditional two or three-course alternate drop and banquet menus, all of which are inclusive of the Oakdene drinks package. You and your guests are sure to dance the night away as you enjoy a range of Oakdene’s James Halliday 5-star rated wines. This, as well as the service and food, will have your guests talking and reminiscing for years to come.

The welcoming and professional service provided by the staff here is what you can expect from the minute you embark on

your wedding journey with Oakdene. With high attention to detail committed to every aspect of your special day, the events team will make your dream wedding a reality.

The Oakdene landscape offers various photo opportunities with the spectacular vineyard reflecting the different seasons, beautiful gardens and forest groves spread throughout the property and eclectic artworks and sculptures. These stunning features are the ideal backdrops for your wedding photos and memories – all without leaving the Oakdene property.

Oakdene Vineyards allows complete freedom to create the best possible day that truly reflects you, ensuring the celebration stays in the hearts and minds of all involved. After all, it’s all about your love story.

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Breaking Traditions

In the dynamic landscape of weddings, a notable trend is reshaping the matrimonial scene –the ascent of ‘no bridal party’ celebrations.

Couples are increasingly embracing a more laid-back and intimate ambiance, bidding adieu to the conventional entourage of bridesmaids and groomsmen.

The impetus behind this shift is grounded in the recognition that forgoing a bridal party can alleviate the stress and expectations tied to selecting the perfect lineup. This departure allows the spotlight to gracefully return to the couple, their unique love story and the joyous celebration of their union, unburdened by the intricate coordination of a group of attendants.

In this evolving trend, the significant role of friends and family in the celebration remains undiminished.

However, the traditional constraints of specific roles and matching outfits are cast aside. Instead, everyone revels in the festivities as cherished guests, fostering a more inclusive and relaxed atmosphere.

As the ‘no bridal party’ movement gains momentum, it emerges as a breath of fresh air, diverging from tradition and spotlighting the individuality inherent in each couple’s journey. It stands as a testament to uniqueness, serving as a reminder that weddings are ultimately an expression of the profound love shared between two people.

In an era where personalisation and authenticity are prized, the ‘no bridal party’ trend is not just a deviation from the norm – it is a celebration of the extraordinary connection between couples, allowing them to craft a wedding experience that truly reflects their love story.

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Danielle and Billy’s love story is a testament to the adage “when you know, you know”. From their chance meeting as teenagers to a decadelong journey that culminated in marriage, their story is one of friendship, love and a shared vision for the future.

The proposal, set against the backdrop of nature’s beauty during a camping trip to Merimbula, encapsulated the essence of their relationship. Surrounded by loved ones and their faithful dog Stella, Billy took Dani’s hand and asked her to spend forever with him, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.

Choosing The Warehouse Geelong as their venue was a decision rooted in practicality and style. Its versatility allowed them to create a space that was both weather-proof and customisable and it provided the perfect canvas for their vision – a minimalist yet elegant affair adorned with touches of black, white and gold. From photography to catering, every detail was meticulously planned, resulting in an event that felt effortlessly elegant yet deeply personal. Danielle’s search for the perfect dress led her to a moment of serendipity – the third shop she visited unveiled a gown that spoke to her soul. With the

designer present it felt like destiny to choose a stunning creation from Rachel Rose Bridal’s new collection.

With bridesmaids in varying black dresses that celebrated their individuality and groomsmen in classic charcoal suits, the bridal party exuded sophistication and style.

Beyond the aesthetics, Danielle and Billy prioritised creating meaningful moments throughout their day. Following the ceremony, they retreated to The Arborist for a private cocktail hour with their wedding party – an intimate interlude to bask in the joy of their union and express gratitude to those closest to them. It was a cherished opportunity to be fully present, surrounded by love and laughter.

Reflecting on their wedding day, Danielle and Billy emphasise the importance of fun and authenticity. By staying true to themselves and seeking help with modern technology, they were able to create a celebration that was both memorable and meaningful. Their advice to future couples echoes their own experience: embrace the journey, trust in the process and remember that ultimately it’s your day to cherish and celebrate.

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honourable mentions

Gown: Rachel Rose Bridal – And The Veil Bridesmaids gowns: Shona Joy, Witchery,

Hello Molly

Shoes: Pink Inc

Hair: Lisa Mitrov MUA

Makeup: Lisa Mitrov MUA

Suits: Peter Jackson

Rings: Dani – Natalie Marie Jewellery

Billy – Kavalri Jewellery

Photography: Weddings By Heston

Celebrant: Kahani Celebrant

Ceremony: Kahani Celebrant

Reception: The Warehouse Geelong

Flowers: Flowers In Her Hair

Catering: Gypsy’s Lunchbox and Platter Co.

Cake: Oh Em Gee it’s Gluten Free

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Claribeaux and Accommodation at Curlewis

Looking for the complete package? Fall in love with every aspect here –stunning ceremony locations, an award winning, spectacular venue and luxe accommodation.

At Claribeaux, options abound for fabulous locales to say ‘I do’, it’s just a case of finding your perfect spot. Located adjacent to the picturesque Curlewis Golf Course, Claribeaux couples can choose to head to the fairways (via deluxe golf cart of course!) and embrace sublime views over the bay.

The ‘du Jardin’ sun drenched al fresco patio and lawn on the eastern side of Claribeaux is another fabulous option for your nuptials. Whatever the ceremonial decision, a Claribeaux wedding is guaranteed to be unique and exude finesse.

Photo opportunities are as diverse as they are dynamic. Take advantage of the lush green golf course with its majestic landscape and bay vistas. Find your ideal space within and around Claribeaux amidst massive wood pillars, natural stone walls and gardens. We encourage you to explore the array of luxurious surrounds to pinpoint the ideal backdrop for capturing your first moments as newlyweds.

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When it’s time to get planning, be confident that celebrations of all formats are accommodated for. Curate a garden party, a casual cocktail wedding or more formal and lavish seated occasion in Claribeaux which showcases creative structural form alongside contemporary French fusion dining.

A dedicated Functions Manager is always on hand to help you orchestrate a celebration with the perfect ambience, flair and formality to suit your every desire.

Once the party is over (or if you want to make the most of the occasion, just relax and recalibrate, play on or start early), luxe accommodation is on site and ready to pamper both you and your guests.

Sleeping 126, Accommodation @ Curlewis offers a next level sleep over without the evil price tag. Contemporary eco suites, nestled amidst indigenous native landscape, deliver the perfect combination of boutique and opulence. Exhilarating views across fairways, bay and far away are just the beginning. Every creature comfort is catered for, all suites have private balconies and bathrooms, premium pillowtop bedding as well as on-point accents, artworks and furnishings.

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Vineyard Elegance

Discover the allure of Scotchmans Hill, a premier wedding venue nestled amidst the picturesque vineyards of Bellarine Peninsula.

Scotchmans Hill is an exceptional wedding venue offering a unique and unforgettable experience surrounded by the stunning vineyards on the Bellarine Peninsula. As one of Australia's leading wineries for cool climate maritime wines for more than 40 years, Scotchmans Hill has established a reputation for excellence and quality that is second to none. With its sprawling green lawns, breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay, Swan Bay, Queenscliff and The Heads as well as the Mornington Peninsula, Scotchmans Hill provides a pictureperfect setting for your wedding ceremony. They offer white classic ceremony chairs and various arbours to enhance your wedding ambience with ample on-site parking and accessible access to your ceremony area.

The French provincial-inspired homestead, known as ‘The Residence’, is a charming and romantic space that provides an idyllic setting for your wedding reception. With its two open fireplaces, cathedral ceilings and red brick floors, it offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Scotchmans Hill also provides a dedicated private bridal suite onsite where you can

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relax and prepare for the big day in complete comfort.

Scotchmans Hill offers a range of food and wine packages catering to all wedding occasions from small intimate gatherings to large celebrations of up to 200 people.

With two-course or three-course sit-down menu options as well as grazing menu options, their expert team can customise the menu to suit your preferences and dietary requirements.

The experienced event team at Scotchmans Hill is committed to creating an unforgettable day that you and your guests will cherish for years to come. Whether it’s a formal sit-down dinner for up to 95 people inside The Residence, or a cocktail party either indoors or in your private garden setting for up to 200 people, they will take care of every detail to ensure that your wedding is as perfect as can be.

Scotchmans Hill takes pride in making your wedding day as special as possible. Their award-winning wines are matched with excellent service and a warm and professional team, making it the perfect destination for your dream wedding.

Contact them today to start planning your unforgettable wedding.

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Jack Rabbit Vineyard

For more than 14 years Jack Rabbit Vineyard has been creating exquisite and memorable weddings on the Bellarine. Situated on a high hill with unrivalled views of the bay, this remarkable wedding venue stands tall as the undeniable treasure of the region.

Say ‘I do’ amongst the vines or on ‘The Landing’ (hint: both boast stunning panoramic views) before ushering your guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés whilst delighting in the magnificent scenic surrounds. Embrace the multiple sublime photo opportunities dotted around the property – creating your first memories as newlyweds. Continue celebrations at either of the venue’s two distinctive reception locations – the Jack Rabbit Vineyard Restaurant or the House of Jack Rabbit – where you will feast and dance the night away. The venues

can host up to 120 guests seated or 200-plus for a cocktailstyle wedding.

A gastronomic showpiece of the region, the Jack Rabbit Restaurant is multi-award winning for a reason.

The Jack Rabbit stable of sophisticated cool climate wines completes the picture (with cocktail and spirit options also available). Incredible local and seasonal produce shines in the contemporary menus created by the culinary team. The talented chefs excel at curating individual menus for plated, grazing or cocktail-style receptions.

Entrust the team of highly experienced and welcoming staff at Jack Rabbit Vineyard with creating an unforgettable experience you and your guests will reminisce over for years to come.

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The Warehouse

The Warehouse Geelong is a vintage warehouse located on the edge of the Geelong CBD. Built in the 1920s, the venue has some real character with exposed timber trusses, six-metre-high ceilings and 250 square metres of original polished concrete floors.

Don’t let the facade of this new kid on the block fool you – the interior is anything but rugged!

Designed by Melbourne architects ZWEI, this spectacular Warehouse has been given a contemporary upgrade whilst retaining the original features.

Reception hire comes complete with banquette seating,

tables and bentwood chairs. It has also been fitted with fullyfunctioning heating and cooling creating a very comfortable experience anytime of the year.

This beautiful space also offers onsite accommodation in loft-style boutique apartments allowing for pre- or postwedding convenience – making it a complete package venue!

The venue also offers an elopement package for couples wanting a more intimate and uncomplicated ceremony.

The Warehouse Geelong would love to host your wedding so please reach out with any questions and they look forward to planning your unforgettable day.

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Charming Unique Location

With its glorious country charm and sweeping views of the hills beyond, Barrabool Maze Estate is the ideal venue for laid-back couples.

Barrabool Maze Estate is a family-friendly venue, conveniently located 20 minutes from Geelong CBD and within a short distance from the Surf Coast.

Situated on a tranquil 28 acres with extensive gardens and surrounded by the panoramic backdrop of the rolling Barrabool Hills, an iconic cypress hedge maze graces one entire acre.

Strolling around the tiered garden levels there are discoveries at every turn – plant arbours, artistic ornamentation and sculptures, seating, water features, antique church doors and vistas drawing the eye to the picturesque lake – all perfect settings for stunning photographic opportunities.

Plantings are a combination of Australian natives and exotics

such as cacti and succulents, specifically selected as bird attracting and structurally arranged to make the most of their bold foliage, form and colourful flowers throughout the year.

There are vibrant red hot poker aloes contrasting with rich blue echiums and lime chartreuse euphorbias, olive trees and a truffle grove consisting of 120 French holly oaks. The orchard and vegie garden provide fresh, organic produce.

Couples can exchange vows surrounded by sculptured gardens, in front of stunning antique red church doors, on the vast lawn area or in the Balinese-inspired pavilion.

The Café has a family-orientated menu and operates from 10am to 4pm on Friday to Sunday and Wednesday to Sunday

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during school holidays. The rustic timber-lined café boasts glorious country charm with its beamed ceilings, paraphernalia from yesteryear and an open fireplace for ambiance.

The building extends to a marquee-covered deck area adorned with hundreds of fairy lights and eclectic chandeliers. The deck adjoins a beautiful, cobbled courtyard shaded by a grand old Oak Tree in summer and warmed by an outdoor fireplace in cooler months. The whole area transforms perfectly for wedding receptions.

Catering for receptions for up to 150 guests at a cocktail capacity or 100 guests seated are held in an idyllic function space. Wedding packages range from a canape-style menu which is

ideal for mingling and grazing the night away to a 4-course, elegant sit down Premium menu.

Onsite accommodation is also on offer. Two Victorian cottages and the original caretaker’s cottage have been lovingly restored and are full of charm. Ideal for the bridal party to stay the night before their special day or to rest and unwind after a day of celebration. The cottages have also been a popular choice for interstate and overseas guests.

Dreaming of a Country Wedding in a unique setting, Take a look at Barrabool Maze Estate.

Sit back, Relax and Enjoy!

Arranged inspections welcome.

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QR Memories –Capture and Share

Introducing the QR Code photo sharing adventure – a simplified approach to collecting wedding memories.

Gone are the days of disposable cameras on tables or endless hassles of gathering photos from your guests after the wedding. Say hello to the innovative QR Code for wedding pictures, revolutionising the way you capture and cherish those special moments.

At the heart of this innovation lies simplicity. No need for cumbersome apps or convoluted instructions – guests simply whip out their smartphones, scan the QR code and voilà – they’re instantly transported to your personalised event page on your chosen platform. Here guests can effortlessly upload their snapshots, ensuring that no memory goes undocumented. The beauty of QR codes for wedding photos lies not only in their ease of use but also in their inclusivity. Every guest, regardless of their technical prowess, can participate in building a collective gallery of cherished memories. Whether they’re capturing the first dance, stealing a candid moment between friends or immortalising the joyous tears of loved ones, each contribution adds a unique perspective to the tapestry of your wedding day. Setting up your QR code couldn’t be simpler with many different

platforms on offer. Display it prominently at your venue, ensuring guests can’t miss the opportunity to contribute to your shared photo album. As they mingle and celebrate, they need only scan the code to embark on a journey of memory-making. Your wedding may last a day but the memories – immortalised through the magic of QR codes – will endure a lifetime.

So embrace this modern twist on tradition and invite your guests to become not just witnesses but active participants in your wedding celebrations. After all, when it comes to capturing moments that matter, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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honourable mentions

Gown: Wendy Makin Bridal

Shoes: ASOS

Hair: Sun Soaked Hair

Makeup: Emily McGrath

Suits: Joe Black

Rings: Affinity Diamonds

Celebrant: Sue Warner

Ceremony & Reception: Rocklea Farm

Flowers: Florette Weddings – Erin Cusack

Catering: Soft Catering

Photography: Ed Sloane Weddings

Honeymoon: Two months in Europe

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Linda, a recent vet school graduate, found herself in the picturesque town of Bathurst, NSW, embarking on her first week on the job. Meanwhile, James, still in university, was completing his placement in the same region, staying with a mutual friend. A chance encounter during a dinner and drinks outing led to a drunken kiss, initially dismissed as a fleeting moment in their lives.

Over the next few months their paths crossed intermittently, sharing dinners and casual moments. Linda, seemingly nonchalant about any romantic prospects, made it clear that a romantic entanglement was off the table. After all, James was heading to Victoria for work and Linda had just begun her veterinary career in NSW.

When their paths crossed again in Sydney on a random Monday in July something shifted. An electric connection sparked, leading to a public kiss on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. From that moment, everything changed and a deep bond began to form.

As their relationship deepened, James decided to take the next big step – planning a surprise proposal. Linda, being a notorious micro-manager, unintentionally thwarted James’s attempts at secrecy.

A weekend getaway to the Yarra Valley, filled with wine and culinary delights, became a source of paranoia for Linda, convinced that a proposal was imminent.

James, determined to keep the surprise intact, orchestrated a series of diversion surprises to throw Linda off the scent. Despite setbacks he successfully

proposed in a private garden estate, stunning Linda and proving that he could indeed catch her off-guard. James took charge of most of the planning while Linda focused on her dress and the fun aesthetic of the bridal party. The barn at Rocklea Farm, chosen for its beauty and intimate setting, became the perfect backdrop for their timeless yet vibrant wedding.

They wanted their wedding guestbook to be more than just a formality. Inspired by their love of wine, they got wooden boxes with significant anniversary markings. Throughout the wedding planning year they collected wines from special wineries for each milestone. Engraved inside the lids were descriptions of why each wine was chosen. On the wedding night, guests wrote advice and added polaroids. Now on each significant anniversary they can relive memories with a glass of wine.

Linda, a cocktail enthusiast, set the vibe with a gin bar during cocktail hour. Later, the dancefloor featured espresso martinis and coconut margaritas. To cater to non-drinkers there were non-alcoholic gins, sparkling and wine alternatives, ensuring everyone had a special sip.

In offering advice to future couples, Linda emphasised the importance of inviting those who truly matter, spending money on meaningful aspects and cherishing every moment with loved ones. The couple’s journey, from a chance kiss to a surprise proposal and a joyous wedding celebration, exemplifies the beauty of unexpected love stories.

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Your Coastal Wedding Begins Here

Situated on the stunning Surf Coast, The Sands Torquay offers exclusive views of their world-class golf course as a backdrop to your wedding ceremony.

Nestled amongst the sand dunes of the Surf Coast and looking out to incomparable views of a world-class golf course, The Sands Torquay delivers a tranquil and secluded wedding destination.

A 90 minute drive from Melbourne and 30 minutes from Geelong, our resort caters for small, intimate weddings of just 10 guests, elopement weddings to extravagant wedding receptions for up to 250 guests.

The Sands Torquay comprises two interconnecting, three- level accommodation buildings encompassing various settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions including three premium indoor venues with floor to ceiling windows featuring breathtaking golf course views.

We offer extensive dining and beverage options with local knowledge to share to make you wedding celebration a unique and personalised experience.

The Resort offers a variety of accommodation packages to tempt you.

With our newly-renovated coastal-style accommodation, our resort boasts 112 appointed rooms with contemporary designed Urban and Golf View rooms and the stunning selection of Junior and One Bedroom Suites to choose from. We are happy to assist you and your guests to choose the perfect style of accommodation that best suits your requirements.

Upon booking your wedding with The Sands Torquay, your wedding Co-ordinator will supply you with a group accommodation code that can be shared with your family and guests to stay at our Resort.

The Sands Torquay offers some amazing photo opportunities that capture a variety of picturesque settings that will be memorable for your wedding day. Our backdrops and views in and around the resort and golf course provide stunning locations for the perfect pictures.

We are happy to tailor your wedding package to suit and will go more than beyond to ensure your wedding day is a memorable one.

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If you choose to book your wedding with us in winter, we will offer a discount of $10 per person from May-September wedding bookings! We also offer in all our wedding packages a free nights accommodation in one of our suites for the bridal couple.

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Step through the doors of Anabelas and you’ll find yourself immersed in a tale of timeless charm and contemporary allure. Located in the heart of Geelong’s CBD, this captivating venue seamlessly blends the rich history of its 1850s origins with modern elegance.

Once a bustling drapery, its storied past now sets the stage for unforgettable love stories to unfold.

Anabelas offers a versatile canvas for couples to craft their dream wedding day, whether you envision an intimate gathering or a lavish affair. From the ceremony to reception,

each moment is tailored with our executive chef who will take you on a culinary journey paired with the finest local wines.

At Anabelas, crafting the perfect wedding day is our passion and our promise. With our dedicated Wedding Events team by your side, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure a flawless and unforgettable celebration.

From the moment you embark on this journey with us, you’ll experience personalised attention and unparalleled expertise, guiding you through every step of the planning process.

Trust Anabelas to make your special day perfect.

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Bootmakers Cottage

A beautiful refurbishment, period charm and a courtyard garden setting make Bootmakers Cottage in the heart of Birregurra the perfect location to celebrate your wedding or engagement party.

Beginning its life as a bootmakers and saddlery in 1864, Bootmakers Cottage has seen many uses over the years, including a butchery, surveyor’s office, teahouse, café and bar and music studio. The cottage and outbuildings have now been lovingly restored into a function venue and boutique guest house by owner Mal OsborneSmith, with no detail spared and respect paid to the venue’s past.

Bootmakers Cottage was recently awarded the Bronze Medal in the Stayz Holiday Home of the Year Award and has featured in magazines such as Country Style and Australian Country Homes

The heart of the venue is the beautiful outdoor redbrick courtyard sitting under an old shady oak tree, surrounded by old stables and the cottage. Birches, lavender, olives, a grape vine and fruit trees accent the oak and set the vision for what is now a delightful country garden. Perfect for a spring or summer garden wedding, the venue is available for hire as a blank canvas, with couples able to arrange their weddings in their own style.

The venue can host up to 120 people and accommodates six people – offering two beautifully decorated queen-size bedrooms, a twin bedroom, lounge, dining room, kitchenette and rustic bathroom and mudroom – a perfect place for the bride and groom or the bridesmaids or family.

The old stables have been converted to a bar and games room, great for local wines or craft beers and the outdoor bathtub and firepit are a gorgeous addition.

To top it off, a rustic stage framed by grapevines and festoon lights at night, completes the buildings around the courtyard and is ideal for your singer, guitarist or DJ.

Birregurra is a charming country town home to the world-famous Brae Restaurant and within a short drive to the Otway Ranges and beach-side towns of Lorne, Anglesea, Aries Inlet and Apollo Bay.

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Discover Romance at Bootmakers Cottage

Where History Meets Elegance

Celebrate your special day amidst the charm of yesteryear at Bootmakers Cottage in the heart of Birregurra. Originally established in 1864, this enchanting venue has been meticulously refurbished to offer you the perfect setting for your wedding or engagement party.

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A Grand Affair To Remember

Mantra Lorne offers a romantic wedding and sophisticated reception at their unique beachfront location.

There is nothing more magical than a couple on their special day.

For those dreaming of that perfect coastal wedding, allow Mantra Lorne to make those dreams a reality and ensure it is a day that you will cherish forever.

Mantra Lorne is uniquely located on the Great Ocean Road and is the only accommodation provider in Lorne offering beachfront views. This resort is the perfect venue for those seeking an intimate gathering with your nearest and dearest, a chic cocktail party or a grand reception for you to share your moment in front of hundreds of family and friends.

For your special event, we offer eight unique venues within a myriad of versatile locations across this stunning 12 acre property to choose from, ensuring that you and your guests experience a truly unique and unforgettable day.

For couples searching for that elegant old world charm, consider our Heritage Ballroom, built in 1864 and still boasting its original pressed metal ceilings, walls and timber floorboards as well as its original barn doors and beautiful stained-glass windows. It is the perfect choice for a traditional sit-down gala dinner, seating 180 people banquet style or as many as 300 guests cocktail style.

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For a more intimate reception consider The Observatory, with its abundant natural light and trifold doors opening onto the fresh seagrass lawn, this venue will cater for 40 guests for a sit-down event or 60 guests for a cocktail style soiree.

If an offsite beach ceremony is more your style, take advantage of the ideal beachfront location and exchange your I Do's in front of up to 300 hundred of your nearest and dearest on the sand itself with the steady applause of waves lapping the shore. Alternatively if a garden style wedding is more appealing then enjoy the expanse of our exquisitely manicured lawns or sea grass settings. This is the perfect venue to exchange your vows in nature be it beach or garden view and for that extra wow factor why not add an outdoor marquee to host your reception.

At Mantra Lorne we pride ourselves on our local produce and your wedding will be complimented by a delicious menu that has been carefully curated to ensure a unique dining experience for your big day. Choose from small to substantial canapés, a barbecue, banquet or three course menu, all offered at your choice of venue. With each dining option we provide a beverage package to compliment your cuisine. Our professional team will also ensure your dietary requirements are met.

With every wedding package we are delighted to offer complimentary accommodation to the newlyweds on their wedding night. As a resort venue we can accommodate you and your guests with special accommodation packages for more than

just your wedding day with 277 accommodation rooms available, our resort offers a variety of accommodation styles to suit your guest needs, from heritage rooms to resort rooms, as well as 1 & 2 bedroom apartments.

Our team understand that there is so much detail and planning that goes into this day, your dedicated wedding coordinator is committed to bringing your vision to life. With superior accommodation, tasteful fine dining, exquisite resort & function facilities, allow Mantra Lorne to host this once in a lifetime celebration and the start of your new life together.

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Flying Brick Cider House

Iconic Flying Brick Cider House is the perfect wedding venue for the fun and eclectic couple. Located in the midst of the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula, the imposing, charismatic open-concept restaurant and cidery embraces coastal elegance with its contemporary relaxed ambience. Complemented by an exceptional menu and dedicated service, Flying Brick has everything you could possibly need and want for your wedding day celebration.

Set on five acres, the property also has a working vineyard which offers picturesque views of the rolling Bellarine hills and doubles as the stunning backdrop for memorable wedding photos. With exclusive access to the entire venue,

Flying Brick offers both ceremony and reception locations with the flexibility of holding these celebrations on the luxurious sprawling lawns or indoors cocooned by the dynamic restaurant and cocktail lounge atmosphere.

A dedicated wedding specialist will assist couples in the planning and execution of their big day, ensuring all aspects of the wedding are on point. Food and beverage packages at Flying Brick offer great variety and room for customisation depending on the style of wedding. From roaming canapés to a more formal seated format through to a bespoke festival approach, Flying Brick is here to assist couples activate the best day of their life!

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From delightful dinners, cocktails & canapés, spectacular soirees or even a fun festival. Essentially, we'll party anyway!


Basils Farm

Love and happiness everywhere.

A majestic setting overlooking Swan Bay to the picturesque village of Queenscliff beyond provides a breathtaking backdrop and is the perfect setting for your unforgettable wedding.

Our modern open-air pavilion dining space, gorgeous gardens and festoon-lit dancefloor are surrounded by expansive lawns, vineyards and stunning landscaped cottage gardens… a photgrapher’s dream.

We offer exclusive use of Basils Farm for both ceremony and receptions with your choice of canapes followed by banquet-style or walk-and-fork mains.

An exceptional experience with an amazing team who go above and beyond to ensure your wedding is a magical and memorable occasion.

To arrange a private venue tour with our dedicated wedding and events manager please email

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If you’re seeking an exceptional wedding venue brimming with unmatched ambiance, look no further than 1915. Nestled beneath the iconic North Geelong smokestack, our scene is set within a century old red-brick boiler house which once powered the entire site.

The moment you arrive at our beautifully restored historic building, prepare to be awestruck. The grandeur of the massive arched window floods light into our split-level restaurant, accentuating the original federation-era brickwork and palpable historic significance. The atmosphere is positively electric.

Beyond its stunning exterior, our venue offers more than 900 square metres of event space, accommodating gatherings of 500 or more under our soaring vaulted roof. Alternatively, opt for our stylish mezzanine area with an adjoining roof deck and dedicated cocktail bar offering an indoor/outdoor cocktail experience framed by the show-stopping window. For a more intimate affair consider our private ‘Switch’ space.

Housing the site’s original switchboard, this room resonates with profound significance beyond its aesthetic allure. With its own entrance and cocktail bar your guests will feel truly VIP. We can arrange various locations within Federal Mills for your ceremony should you like a change of scene for the main event. And don’t forget our alfresco beer garden, perfect for enjoying the end of the evening under the stars beside a cosy log fire.

Our team proudly offers unparalleled flexibility to tailor your event to perfection. From understanding your vision to accommodating guest numbers, space, style preferences and culinary desires, we’re committed to realising your dream celebration. Enjoy the chance to meet with the Chef and design a menu tailored to your flavour preferences using only the freshest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers.

We’re honoured to provide the ultimate backdrop for your love story and would be delighted to host a party that will be remembered by all for years to come.

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The Paddock Bakery

The highly anticipated opening of Paddock Bakery in Geelong has finally arrived! Originally hailing from Burleigh Heads, Queensland, the award-winning Paddock Bakery has spent more than a decade perfecting its artisan recipes and is renowned for its wood-fired sourdough, creme brûlée donuts and loads of other irresistibly wild and unique pastries with Wonka-esque vibes. For engaged couples in our region, the opening of the North Geelong outlet is particularly fortuitous as it’s set to double as an ultimate pre- and post-wedding celebration venue.

Situated within the scenic surroundings of Federal Mills, our insta-famous bakery guarantees an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. To step into our charming red brick space is to immerse yourself in a world of delectable sweets and pastries, lovingly crafted with the finest ingredients and expert care.

Our ‘secret weapon’ is what distinguishes us – a custom-built woodfire oven that produces the sourdough bread

of your dreams whilst offering a unique ambiance 365 days a year. You can watch our pastry chefs create their magic through glass panels and perhaps you’ll be inspired to book a small group workshop for yourself!

While you can satisfy your cravings for our baked goods any day of the week, we’re particularly thrilled to turn our attention to hosting private events in our expansive, versatile venue.

The Paddock Bakery in Geelong is fully licensed, catering to gatherings of up to 250 guests.

Whether it’s a bachelorette party with pastries and champagne or a post-wedding brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, we’re here to make it unforgettable.

With our outdoor seating area and the seclusion of a private space tucked away from the hustle and bustle, the possibilities for your event are truly endless.

Get in touch to speak to our friendly team and be one of the first to experience this game-changing event space in all its wow-factor!

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Navigating The Decision To Hire A Wedding Stylist

In the quest for the perfect wedding, many couples find themselves at the crossroads of decision. To hire or not to hire a wedding stylist?

This critical choice can undoubtedly shape the entire aesthetic and ambiance of the big day. In this exploration of pros and cons, one must carefully navigate the path to matrimonial bliss. For those seeking a stress-free journey through the labyrinth of wedding planning, a wedding stylist emerges as the knight in shining armour.

With an adept ability to translate Pinterest-board dreams into tangible reality, these professionals bring a level of creativity that can transform any venue into an Instagram-worthy masterpiece. Their skilled touch ensures a cohesive and polished look, tailored precisely to the couple’s unique vision. Moreover, the industry connections of a seasoned stylist open doors to exclusive deals on decorations and flowers, adding a touch of financial finesse to the overall planning process.

However, the euphoria of envisioning a dream wedding may encounter a reality check when it comes to the cons of hiring a wedding stylist. The ever-present factor of budget looms large as these services often come at a cost.

For couples on a tight financial leash, the allure of do-it-yourself alternatives might shine brighter, offering a more wallet-friendly option.

Additionally, there’s the matter of relinquishing control. Those accustomed to being hands-on with every aspect of their special day might find it challenging to entrust someone else with the aesthetic decisions.

In the delicate balance between pros and cons, the decision to hire a wedding stylist becomes a strategic game-changer. It has the power to elevate a wedding from mere ceremony to visually stunning masterpiece. However, like any decision, it requires a judicious consideration of budget constraints and a willingness to cede control. Happy wedding planning.

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Leura Park Estate

The stunning working vineyard cocooned by majestic cypress trees at Leura Park Estate is one of many features that endorses the venue’s undeniable charm. This Bellarine gem lends itself beautifully to a relaxed couple looking for an enchanted space where they can celebrate their marriage with style, elegance and unique individuality.

Leura Park Estate guarantees to delight both you and your guests from the moment you step foot on this awe-inspiring property. As you wander the vines and magnificent surrounding gardens, you will quickly realise that this venue has it all. From a beautiful onsite ceremony to fabulous photography backdrops and a sophisticated

reception venue, Leura Park Estate is your canvas for curating your perfect occasion.

Couples can work alongside the culinary team to create their dream wedding menu which reflects your tastes and guest list. With a superb selection of both plated and cocktail menus available, the Leura Park Estate experience is one to remember. Impeccable service and attention to detail underpins all aspects of planning a wedding at Leura Park Estate –there is a lot of pride in what we do and it shines through.

A dedicated wedding specialist will help ease the stress of planning your celebration and will provide advice and resources to assist with the coordination on the big day.

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Terindah Estate

Purchased by Peter and Cate Slattery in 2000 with the vision to create the Bellarine’s most beautiful food, wine and wedding destination, Terindah Estate certainly hits the mark.

The Slattery family – along with their dedicated team of staff – invite you to experience Terindah Estate and enjoy their exquisite food, award-winning wines and spectacular bay views. Terindah is Indonesian for ‘most beautiful’. The venue is romantic, elegant and secluded and only 80 minutes from Melbourne, 60 minutes from Sorrento and 20 minutes from Geelong. Helicopter arrivals and bus transportation can be arranged for you and your guests. Every wedding receives the undivided attention of the event staff to ensure your special day features the things they truly

believe in – extraordinary food and superb wines combined with incredible ocean views in a stunning vineyard setting. Terindah Estate looks forward to seeing you soon to showcase all that they have to offer for a ‘most beautiful’ wedding celebration.

Iconic catering company Truffleduck has joined the Terindah Estate experience. Their delicious distinctive food served in ingenious ways paired with award-winning Terindah Estate wines accompany each other perfectly.

Truffleduck and the Terindah team simply fit in – letting the significance of the occasion shine through.

Your wedding will be carefully planned and the menu designed to suit your style.

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Rydges Geelong

Nestled in the heart of Geelong’s vibrant CBD, Rydges Geelong emerges as a shining gem for couples seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. With its central location and a plethora of offerings, this venue promises to transform your special day into a fairytale affair.

Picture this – your guests arriving at Rydges Geelong, greeted by the warmth of its inviting ambiance. As they step into the hotel, they’re met with the promise of comfort and convenience, with onsite parking and easy access to public transport ensuring a hassle-free journey for all. The perfect location for guests to assemble for a pre-wedding beverage while they wait for a coach pick up with the convenience of onsite drop off and pick up zones.

But it’s not just about the ceremony itself – Rydges Geelong goes above and beyond to cater to every aspect of your celebration. From intimate rehearsal dinners in the exquisite Nautica Private Dining Room to lively post-wedding pool recovery parties that leave a splash in everyone’s memory, the

venue offers an array of event spaces to suit your every need.

For those seeking a taste of local delights, the hotel’s restaurant and bar serve up a delectable array of culinary delights, ensuring that every palate is satisfied. And with Geelong’s finest wineries and wedding venues just a stone’s throw away, Rydges Geelong provides the perfect base for exploring all that the region has to offer.

What’s more, Rydges Geelong extends its hospitality beyond the wedding day itself. With discounted pricing on group wedding accommodation bookings and a dedicated team on hand to assist with pre- and post-wedding arrangements, couples can rest assured that every detail will be taken care of with the utmost care and attention.

So if you’re dreaming of a wedding that seamlessly blends elegance with ease, look no further than Rydges Geelong.

Let your love story unfold against the backdrop of this picturesque venue where every moment is crafted to perfection.

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360Q is an iconic venue on the water at picturesque Queenscliff Harbour.

The upstairs function and events space is perfect for the wedding of the year with stunning water views over Queenscliff Marina and Port Phillip Bay. The team are specialists in offsite catering, professional events around Victoria, Australia and internationally.

360Q chefs are globally trained and take immense pride in their inclusion of the freshest seasonal produce, seafood and meats from the Bellarine region. The beverage list is an impressive who’s-who of local vineyards, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries.

An incredibly diverse selection of global flavours including traditional fare to Sri Lankan curries, a huge selection of Asian-

fusion dishes with inspiration from Japan, Vietnam, Korea and beyond. Sit-down formal meals with shared grazing dishes or cocktail-style catering are presented by the friendly staff. Every menu is tailored to each client and they can accommodate all dietary requirements. 360Q is renowned as a first choice to spend special occasions thanks to its menu, first-class service and waterfront location. The team is led by Barry who has more than 45 years’ experience in the hospitality and events catering industry which means all guests receive the five-star treatment. Packages for food and beverage start from $145pp being bronze package, $175pp for silver package and $198pp for platinum package.

Let us take the stress out of your amazing day, email us at

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The Batesford Hotel

Recently reopened with new ownership and management, The Batesford Hotel has been revitalised and refreshed by passionate local couple, Mat and Kristy. This iconic rural wedding venue was initially established in the 1800s and is nestled beside the original bluestone Batesford Bridge on the banks of the babbling Moorabool River.

The Batesford Hotel is a beautiful, unique venue enveloped in natural surroundings. The expansive gardens are perfect for an outdoor ceremony while the versatile adjoining Pavilion event space gives couples the opportunity to really make the venue their own. There are several stunning onsite photo opportunities such as down by the river, around the historic bridge and along the bush trails. The Pavilion is completely private and fully contained with a private bar, sweeping deck and decorative festoon lighting creating a magical setting. At The Batesford Hotel no two weddings are the same, each being as distinctive and individual as its bride and groom. The

experienced events teams – led by in-house event manager

Rachel Cumming of Cumming Design Studio – take great pride in working closely with every couple to bring their unique vision to life. They ensure the process is as relaxing as possible, working collaboratively with ongoing communication and support so couples can simply focus on enjoying their special day.

The team offer several in-house services including styling and floral design, an all-inclusive package to plan, coordinate and manage your celebration and offer the opportunity to select from their list of vendors to suit all budgets. The team works closely with you to prepare the perfect offerings with several different menu options available all designed by the expert team of chefs.

The Batesford Hotel is the perfect regional venue for your big day. Reach out and make a time with the event manager to view the venue and discuss your upcoming celebration.

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The Barn Wallington

Say ‘I do’ to your dream wedding at The Barn Wallington, a bespoke venue located just 20 minutes from Geelong, a stone’s throw from Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads.

On 30 acres of rolling hills in picturesque Wallington, the barn’s rustic opulence offers the perfect blank canvas for your big day, seating up to 150 guests.

As a self-catering venue, choose your own food and drink options, whether it’s a formal sit-down menu, a cocktail event, food trucks or pizzas straight from our wood-fired oven.

The barn is fully equipped with everything you need, including all ceremony and reception furniture, festoon lights and a stunning caravan bar. All this with no hidden surprises.

Let your imagination run wild and create your perfect day, your way at The Barn Wallington. With crystal chandeliers and hundreds of festoon lights shining bright, your wedding will be an unforgettable experience.

Contact their friendly team today to visit The Barn Wallington. They can’t wait to make your dreams a reality.

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Industrie 26

Nestled in the heart of Geelong West, Industrie 26 stands out with its raw, industrial charm. Boasting a prime location on Pakington Street, this vibrant venue offers a unique setting for any occasion. Whether you’re planning a wedding or an engagement, Industrie 26 has you covered.

Guests can choose from a variety of event spaces including a chic private function area and a stylish deck with panoramic views of Geelong’s historic railway and skyline.

The venue offers flexible menu options – from stand-up canapes to elegant sit-down dinners – all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs.

At Industrie 26 we prioritise our guests’ needs. We cater to dietary requirements and can help customise your décor options with a range of recommendations or assist in a DJ to elevate your event experience.

Additionally, our licensed premises ensure your celebration can continue until late into the evening.

For those extra touches, consider adding a photo booth or wine barrels to enhance the ambiance.

Our dedicated events manager is on hand to assist with every detail, ensuring your event at Industrie 26 is truly unforgettable.

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Austin Wines

At Austin’s, every guest is cherished like a member of our family – from the very first hello to the last goodbye and every moment in between. We’re thrilled to announce that our architecturallydesigned shearing shed is now available for weddings.

Indulge in the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern elegance as you celebrate your special day in this one-of-a-kind venue. With stunning vineyards surrounding the shed, you’ll experience the beauty of nature while toasting to your love with award-winning Austin’s wines.

We’re committed to making your wedding a truly unique experience, allowing you to craft the perfect celebration with your choice of caterer. Our goal is to let your vision come to life and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

So come and join our family at Austin’s Winery, where weddings are celebrated amidst the picturesque vineyards in the Moorabool Valley, Geelong.

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Bells Estate Cottages

Bells Estate Cottages is situated at the start of the magnificent Great Ocean Road. The property sits on 10 acres of green country fields while still being just a short drive to the beautiful beaches the Surf Coast has to offer.

Wedding packages include exclusive use of the three cottages, sleeping up to 13 guests.

The wedding area includes everything required for a rustic country event – from trees draped in fairy lights, stunning sunset views and timber seating areas nestled among the

green canopy of gums above or under an event marquee.

Rather than a formal sit-down function, we offer a relaxed, outdoor wedding. Bring in your favourite food trucks or caterers and let your guests celebrate while breathing in the clean country air.

With enough room to have all your favourite people there to share your special day, Bells Estate offers the perfect backdrop for beautiful photos to be treasured for years to come.

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The Corner Paddock

Just past the Barrabool Hills in rural Victoria you’ll find

The Corner Paddock — an idyllic country wedding venue near Geelong.

This little slice of countryside paradise offers a relaxed garden setting for garden ceremonies and marquee weddings. Enjoy endless photo possibilities, picture-

perfect wedding locations, onsite accommodation and ample parking at this tranquil wedding location.

Set on 50 acres, The Corner Paddock offers everything you need to host a beautiful garden wedding celebration where you can choose from three carefully-curated wedding packages.

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King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre

King Parrot offers an idyllic setting for couples seeking a serene and customisable wedding experience.

Nestled within 200 acres of pristine Otway land, this venue boasts six cottages and a campground, ensuring exclusivity and ample accommodation for up to 60 guests.

Surrounded by lush forests and overlooking the picturesque Pennyroyal Valley, the property provides breathtaking backdrops for ceremonies and receptions.

With the freedom to organise your celebration, couples can tailor

their wedding to reflect their unique vision. The lodge and hall complex accommodate up to 80 guests for seated receptions, extendible to 120 with a marquee.

Whether exchanging vows amidst verdant landscapes or within the cosy confines of the lodge, King Parrot offers flexibility and intimacy.

Escape the ordinary and create cherished memories in this secluded haven where friendly service and natural beauty combine to make your special day truly unforgettable.

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Telegraph Hotel

Located on iconic Pakington Street, Telegraph Hotel promises to elevate your wedding experience into an unforgettable occasion. As Geelong’s premier function venue, we offer eight versatile spaces, each tailored to accommodate your unique vision, whether it’s an intimate affair or a grand celebration.

Our ground floor features contemporary bars, comfortable dining lounges and a bridge room, perfect for seated or cocktail-style functions. The lounge, with its bright and contemporary ambiance, offers seating for 60 or cocktail space for 80. Extend your event by adding the Bridge Room or courtyard, providing additional capacity and versatility Venture upstairs to discover our unique spaces including the Grand Room – an expansive area encompassing the alfresco, Award-Winning Rooftop Terrace – and internal bar, ideal for larger gatherings of up to 200 guests. For more intimate affairs, our private dining room offers a cosy setting with seating for 20 or cocktail space for 30.

With exceptional service, customisable catering options and stunning views of Geelong city, Telegraph Hotel ensures your wedding day is nothing short of magical.

Mention Geelong Wedding and receive complimentary arrival sparkling wine for your guests or for your toast.

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Hidden away high up in the Otway Forest you will find the stunning and unique wedding venue Boonahview – the perfect place to say ‘I do’.

This hidden gem – located on a working sheep farm –is surrounded by towering trees, birdlife and incredible 180-degree views from the You Yangs to Mt Elephant. The photographs don’t do true justice to the panoramic vista.

A highly-sought-after BnB, Boonahview is now branching out

to share its picturesque location to couples wanting an intimate wedding for 80 or so guests where amazing memories will be made.

Say your vows on the sprawling deck and then party the night away with your friends and family. The venue offers a blank canvas for you to create the rustic wedding of your dreams with undercover areas that can accommodate food vans or the catering options you choose.

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Runnymede Farm

Situated within the breathtaking Otway’s National Park – just a stone’s throw from the iconic Lorne – lies the enchanting Runnymede Farm. With an expansive 120 acres, this private haven offers an array of event spaces, ensuring exclusivity and seclusion for your special day.

The original 1970s homestead, adorned with a quaint cottage garden, stands amidst rolling greenery and majestic native gums, providing a picturesque backdrop with glimpses of the ocean.

Your guests will be enraptured by the splendour of Australia’s finest rainforest scenery surrounded by towering trees, ancient flora and verdant ferns in the Otway Ranges.

With multiple site options, ample accommodation and scenic outdoor lawns, Runnymede Farm caters to large gatherings and provides an idyllic setting for weddings and special events.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and create unforgettable memories at our exclusive Surf Coast destination.

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Bellevue Receptions

Welcome to our world of unforgettable events – where intimate private celebrations and grand-scale awards dinners become extraordinary experiences, leaving lasting impressions for all the right reasons.

Bellevue Receptions built in 1900s is one of Geelong’s most elegant and historic venues, located in the heart of Pakington Street. The venue has evolved over the past 100 years into a contemporary space without losing any of its charm. In every season, for every occasion, we are dedicated to delivering nothing less than perfection.

Our team of creative and passionate professionals knows precisely how to weave magic into every event, whether it’s hosted at our exquisite venue or your chosen iconic location, purpose-built function space or even a charming bespoke barbecue in the back paddock.

With a specialisation in weddings in Geelong, corporate events and private parties, our hallmark lies in crafting exquisite cuisine and orchestrating seamless, smooth deliveries.

Every detail is tailored to bring your unique vision to life, creating a delightfully distinct and memorable experience.

At Bellevue Receptions we thrive on turning dreams into reality, ensuring that your special moments are etched in the hearts of your guests forever. Let us be the architects of your unforgettable memories.

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Geelong Gallery

Geelong Gallery is one of the region’s most iconic venues as a leading regional art gallery in Australia. With a magnificent collection, Geelong Gallery provides a unique, charming backdrop for events. Located on Little Malop Street, in the heart of Geelong’s cultural precinct, Geelong Gallery can be a standout venue for your next special event.

Geelong Gallery provides a variety of wedding ceremony spaces suitable for small and intimate celebrations. The event spaces can accommodate groups from 12 to 80 people for a wedding ceremony and celebratory glass of sparkling wine* with the steps on Johnstone Park providing a beautiful backdrop for the perfect wedding photographs.

Geelong Gallery’s team are perfectly equipped to assist with the planning and execution of bespoke weddings surrounded by beautiful historical and contemporary art.

*Please note that Geelong Gallery is not available for wedding receptions.

An occasion to remember— An intimate and exclusive wedding ceremony space 55 Little Malop Street T. 5229 3645
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Shinae and Adam’s love story is one that blossomed from chance encounters, shy smiles and a shared love for adventure.

Their journey began amidst the celebratory atmosphere of mutual friends’ 21st birthdays where fleeting glances and unspoken connections laid the groundwork for something special. It wasn’t until an introduction by a persistent friend that their paths truly converged, igniting a spark that would continue to burn brightly for years to come.

From those early days their bond deepened and matured, overcoming challenges and embracing milestones along the way.

A pivotal moment came when Adam chose the familiar ambiance of Mexicali Mama’s to ask Shinae to officially be his girlfriend, marking the start of a committed partnership filled with love and laughter. Their shared passion for travel, particularly their fondness for Vietnam, played a significant role in shaping their story. Despite setbacks and unexpected twists, including a thwarted proposal due to a typhoon, their resilience and unwavering devotion prevailed, culminating in a heartfelt “yes” under the starlit sky of Hoi An.

As they embarked on their wedding journey, initially uncertain about celebrating their love in a traditional manner, they soon found themselves drawn to the idea of sharing their joy with loved ones.

With meticulous planning and a year of preparation, they curated a day that reflected their personalities – relaxed, vibrant and full of love.

The choice of a rustic barn venue set the tone for their laid-back celebration where guests revelled in the warmth of their love and the joyous atmosphere.

Baby blue accents, a nod to cherished family memories, infused the day with sentimentality while custom-made suits from Vietnam added a touch of their beloved destination to the festivities.

Reflecting on their special day, Shinae and Adam cherish moments such as their private pre-wedding reveal and heartfelt vows exchanged during the ceremony.

Their advice to future couples echoes the importance of staying true to oneself amidst the whirlwind of opinions and expectations.

Their relationship, marked by inside jokes and shared passions, has evolved into a seamless partnership both personally and professionally. Adam, a former carpenter, and Shinae, an architect, have seamlessly blended their personal and professional lives.

Adam now collaborates with Shinae at Freckle Architecture, her thriving business. From designing homes to navigating their business, their shared journey reflects a bond forged through mutual respect and a passion for each other’s craft.

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honourable mentions

Gown: Karen Willis Holmes

Bridesmaid robes: All Things Nice

Bridesmaids’ gowns: Tussah

Shoes: Forever Soles

Earrings: Swarovski

Hair: Salon Utopia

Makeup: Studio 2 Hair and Makeup

Photography: Nick Skinner Weddings

Band: The Baker Boy Band

Suits: Tailor made in Vietnam

– Ba Bi Tailor Hoi An

Rings: Adam – custom made in Vietnam

Shinae – a family ring

Celebrant + MC: Candice Salvatore

Ceremony & Reception: The Barn, Wallington

Flowers: Torquay Florist – Courtney Ward

Catering: Soft Catering, Gather Round

Events, Pizza Wagon

Cake: Made by bridesmaid Lucinda Russ

Wedding website: Say I do

Honeymoon: Thailand and Vietnam

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The Ponds Hotel

Located on the Princess Highway in Waurn Ponds, The Ponds is a very popular hotel that has three new function areas to choose from that are perfect for engagements, weddings and events, with a capacity range of 50 to 200 guests with a finger food option or 2-3 course meal options.

The Ponds Hotel understands you want to celebrate somewhere that you can personalise and offers you the freedom to tailor

your own wedding to how you would like it. Their events team are there to assist you with making it very special and something that represents who you are – ensuring it’s a wonderful and relaxed experience to remember forever.

The team welcome you to contact them on 5243 1154 to organise a site visit through The Ponds Hotel and see these areas and discuss your special day in more detail.

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Portarlington Grand Hotel

Elevate your dream wedding at the Portarlington Grand Hotel – where timeless charm meets contemporary luxury.

The Portarlington Grand Hotel invites couples to embark on a journey of enchantment as they celebrate their special day in unparalleled style. Nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of Portarlington’s scenic coastline, our venue is renowned for its timeless charm and contemporary luxury, setting the stage for unforgettable weddings.

Boasting panoramic views that capture the essence of Portarlington’s natural beauty, our venue exudes an aura of romance and sophistication. With a rich heritage and a commitment to impeccable service, the Portarlington Grand Hotel promises to create the perfect ambiance for couples seeking an extraordinary celebration.

Every aspect of your wedding experience is meticulously curated to ensure a seamless and unforgettable event.

At the Portarlington Grand Hotel we understand the importance of turning your vision into reality. Our team is on hand to allow you to relax and cherish every moment of your magical day with your loved ones.

Join us at the Portarlington Grand Hotel and let us transform your dream wedding into an unforgettable reality.

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Chatsworth House

amidst rolling hills, majestic red gum trees and the tranquil Hopkins River, Chatsworth House offers couples an idyllic setting to celebrate their love. Steeped in history, each stone echoes tales of bygone eras, intricately woven into the fabric of the land. Believed to have once been part of the famed Cobb & Co route, the historic bluestone longroom and stables have witnessed myriad transformations.

In early 2020 the Whinney family embraced their role as stewards of this cherished estate, infusing it with a deep appreciation for its beauty and history. Tucked away on a private property with

versatile spaces accommodating every desire – from intimate garden ceremonies to grand receptions– it offers couples endless possibilities to bring their wedding vision to life.

Beyond the ceremony and reception, boutique accommodations ensure comfort and relaxation for couples and guests. With freedom to choose culinary experiences – alongside a curated list of preferred vendors – you are ensured a seamless wedding journey. Tours and consultations by appointment allow couples to explore the beauty of Chatsworth House firsthand, envisioning their dream wedding against its backdrop of rich history.

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Vendor Ensemble

Navigating the intricate landscape of wedding planning can indeed be a formidable task, as couples are met with an array of decisions and options.

Among these choices, perhaps one of the most pivotal is selecting the right vendors to bring their vision to life. To aid in this endeavour, many wedding venues and planners offer a curated list of “preferred” vendors.

These esteemed vendors are not merely handpicked arbitrarily; rather, they are selected based on a stringent set of criteria that encompasses reliability, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence. Through established partnerships or collaborative efforts, these vendors have demonstrated their ability to seamlessly integrate with the venue or planner, ensuring a harmonious and well-coordinated event.

By availing themselves of these preferred vendors, couples can gain access to a network of trusted professionals who possess the expertise and dedication necessary to execute their wedding day with finesse. From florists and photographers to caterers and musicians, each vendor on the list is a testament to quality and reliability, providing peace of mind amidst the whirlwind of wedding preparations.

Ultimately, the endorsement of preferred vendors serves as a beacon of assurance, guiding couples towards a seamless and unforgettable celebration. With their proven track record and unwavering commitment to excellence, these vendors stand ready to transform wedding dreams into cherished realities, ensuring that every detail is executed flawlessly on the most momentous of days.

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Chris Walter Photography

In the realm of wedding photography, Chris Walter stands out among the best, crafting bespoke experiences tailored to each couple’s unique love story.

With an intuitive approach that centres entirely on the couple, Chris Walter Photography goes beyond mere documentation, transforming your wedding day into a vivid tapestry of memories.

Understanding that each relationship is a distinct narrative, Chris dedicates himself to capturing the essence of your bond. His lens focuses on the intimate glances, spontaneous

laughs and the quiet, tender moments often overlooked, yet profoundly significant. This personalised approach ensures that your wedding album is as unique as your love story, filled with images that resonate with genuine emotion and timeless elegance.

Choosing Chris Walter means entrusting your memories to an artist committed to reflecting your individuality. It’s not just about taking photographs – it’s about creating a visual legacy where every image is a testament to your love, crafted with a dedication as enduring as the vows you exchange.

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Alexander Shore Photography

Based on the Surf Coast in Torquay, Alexander Shore Photography was borne from a love of the mountains, ocean and surf.

Alex’s speciality is weddings in natural settings, surrounded by wild oceans, tall trees or grassy plains –but he loves the city streets and architecture too.

‘Weddings with Alex Shore’ is all about documenting your day as it naturally unfolds. Although relaxed and playful, Alex will be ready to capture all the important moments, give you a gentle nudge when required and get creative when it’s time for those couple shots!

If you are shy, no need to worry, after a busy ceremony Alex loves letting couples go for a stroll, hold hands and soak up being newly married – it makes for some great shots too.

Some of Alex’s most common feedback is ‘he captured everything we dreamed of and more’ and ‘he felt like part of the family’.

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Gaelle Le Berre

Hello beautiful couples! When you choose me, Gaëlle, as your wedding photographer, you’re embracing a journey of artful storytelling. Capturing the essence of your love with every click, I’m there to immortalise your heartfelt smiles and unspoken emotions, seamlessly integrating into your day’s magical narrative.

Your wedding day has many unique moments and I’ll be there to genuinely capture each one. From the excitement in the morning to the joy of the last dance, I’ll be there to document it all, giving your collection a personal touch just like your love story.

I take care and pay attention to the surrounding beauty while capturing your wedding day. I want to give you more than just photos – I want to offer images that reflect your love with grace and the unique style of my French influence.

“Gaelle is more than a photographer who shoots candid moments – she creates art where you think none exists. I couldn’t be more happy with her professionalism, her creativity and more importantly, her kindness which she has exuded from the moment I met her. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much Gaelle!”

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Erin Matthews Photography

Meet Erin, an esteemed wedding photographer based in Australia with a decade of experience capturing love stories. Specialising in authentic and timeless moments, Erin revels in the uniqueness of each wedding she documents.

As the sole photographer, Erin is supported by a dedicated team, ensuring every detail is meticulously captured. With a passion for candid moments and genuine connections

she embraces the romance and joy of every celebration.

From intimate elopements to grand affairs, Erin’s portfolio reflects her commitment to preserving the essence of each couple’s special day.

Whether in Australia or beyond, Erin’s artistry knows no bounds. Entrust your wedding memories to Erin for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Mike Atchison Photography

Hey loved-up legends in Geelong and beyond! I’m Mike Atchison, the go-to wedding photographer for all things fun, relaxed and downright awesome! My mission? To snap your big day with all the chilled vibes so you can kick back and be unapologetically YOU. Think of me as your personal vibe curator, specialising in creating an atmosphere where you can let loose and show off your love in style. With my laid-back yet professional approach, even the camera-shyest couples feel and look like rockstars! Communication is my jam, so expect nothing but straight-up

honesty and transparency from start to finish. Oh, and did I mention the photos? Get ready for shots that capture the real you – full of laughter, love, and maybe a few happy tears. And hey, if you need some insider tips to make your day even more epic, I’m your guy.

Let’s team up and make some magic together. Because when it comes to your wedding day, it’s all about capturing those unforgettable moments in the most fun and fabulous way possible. I’m here for that!

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Brooke Chalmers Photography

Brooke Chalmers Photography is based on the Bellarine Peninsula and focuses on a very natural, authentic and candid approach to capturing your wedding day.

If you’re looking for a creative photographer who specialises in creating dazzling, romantic and artistic memories, Brooke would love to hear from you!

With her compassion and creative intuition and more than

15 years of photographic experience, Brooke offers affordable and unique wedding packages and focuses on developing a strong rapport with each couple leading up to their big day.

Despite being based on the Bellarine Peninsula, Brooke is committed to travelling all over Melbourne and Victoria for photography projects and thrives on capturing people in all their unique and captivating ways.

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Madeleine Kuklych Photography

Moody and romantic, unintrusive and candid, Madeleine will focus on capturing your day as it unfolds, while also giving gentle direction when needed so that you are always getting the best out of your photos.

With a calm and gentle approach, she will focus on capturing the moments that are special to you so that you can relive them over and over for years to come.

Madeleine has been capturing weddings for the last six years, but has been working with photography for much longer than

that. She studied and graduated her Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) course at Deakin Uni, and happily fell into weddings after first being asked to capture one.

She is particularly drawn to weddings that are a bit more on the moodier and alternative side, reflecting the style she established before weddings. She loves to see couples use their day to celebrate, embrace and expresses themselves, and finds it so rewarding witnessing, capturing and preserving such an incredible time for you.

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Photos by Zadie

With a love for documenting life’s fleeting moments, Zadie Clapham finds herself travelling far and wide capturing weddings, elopements and warm family moments.

Based along the Great Ocean Road, Zadie is a mum of two young girls, a passionate runner and someone who will find any excuse to get outside and surround herself in nature. Her youngest daughter once said “Mummy, we have to take a picture so that we don’t forget…” and those words have stuck with Zadie ever since. From delicate detail shots to candid laughter

and all the cuddles, kisses and happy tears in between – each image reflects a story and the love her subjects share.

Zadie’s advice to couples embarking on this next journey together is to remember that there are no rules, there is no one to impress and their commitment to each other should be celebrated in whatever way feels right for them.

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Joanne Keighery Photography

Hi couples, I’m Jo and I take my job as your third wheel for the day and as your wedding photographer pretty seriously. Your day will go so fast – I really believe you need to trust your photographer to capture all the key moments and magic so you don’t miss a thing.

I possess a passion for making women feel and look as beautiful as they are. One of my favourite things is when brides look at their images and see themselves through the eyes of their loved ones, which is what I aim to capture.

The way someone felt about you in that exact moment is something you can look at forever.

Utilising my love for natural landscapes, I reimagine Geelong landmarks in new ways. It is my aesthetic to lean towards weddings that embrace nature and greenery, all while keeping the images fresh, modern and elegant. My photojournalism background keeps me on the lookout all day for ‘little things’ that you’ll love to discover when you look back on the images.

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Hyggelig Photography is all about capturing life’s precious moments and milestones with love and warmth.

Owner and photographer, Janet, is a hygge enthusiast and a firm believer in documenting the everyday as well as the momentous occasions that shape our lives.

Whether it’s a wedding, a new furry friend, or a baby’s first smile, Janet will be there to create beautiful and timeless images that

you can cherish for a lifetime. She doesn’t just take pictures; she makes a connection with you from start to finish.

Inspired by music, travel and all things retro and Scandinavian, Janet brings her unique perspective to every shoot. So if you’re looking for a photographer who can capture your love and your life’s beautiful moments, Hyggelig Photography is the perfect choice for you.


Capture the hyggelig feeling of your cherished moments with natural, light-filled photography that celebrates love of all kinds. Let's create a beautiful highlight reel of your life's most special moments, ones that you'll look back on with a deep sigh and a big smile.

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honourable mentions


Top – Goya Top, Charlie Brear

Skirt – Zeppelin Skirt, Chasing the Sun by Soho Bride

Hat – Will & Bear

Bridesmaids gowns: Bec & Bridge

Shoes: Freelance Shoes Pablo – The Iconic

Hair & Makeup: Kohl Studios

Suits: Calibre

Rings: Marni – Lili Fine Jewellery Mitch – EFStudios

Celebrant: Jen Weston ‘Heartlink Ceremonies’

Ceremony & Reception: Wye Beach Hotel

Flowers: DIY but flowers purchased from Geelong Flower Farm

Cake: Oh Em G Its Gluten Free

Photography: Justin Westwood Photography

Honeymoon: Peregian Beach –Sunshine Coast

Audio Guestbook: Hear Me Out Audio Music: Cal Young

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Marni and Mitch’s love story is one of unexpected beginnings and a journey towards simplicity and authenticity, culminating in a wedding day that reflected their laid-back personalities. Their tale began in the halls of university where Marni, the diligent attendee, and Mitch, the sporadic presence, found their paths crossing in the pursuit of becoming physical education teachers.

It was Mitch’s impulsive decision to shed his signature long blonde locks that initiated their romantic journey. Marni, always curious about the enigmatic figure who rarely graced the classroom, seized the moment to playfully question his newfound confidence, setting the stage for their relationship to blossom. From that moment on, Mitch’s attendance improved and their bond grew stronger as they embarked on adventures along the east coast.

The proposal, orchestrated with meticulous care, took place against the breathtaking backdrop of Marni’s family farm. Surrounded by loved ones, Mitch knelt amidst the scenic vistas, capturing Marni’s heart with a gesture both unexpected and deeply meaningful. The simplicity of the moment – filled with genuine surprise and overwhelming joy – set the tone for their wedding.

In contrast to the stressful stereotypes often associated with wedding preparations, Mitch and Marni approached the process with calm determination, prioritising their vision of a celebration that echoed their personalities. Wye River, a place close to their hearts, became the natural choice for their venue. With the couple opting for a minimalist approach, they adorned the venue with subtle floral arrangements and refurbished vintage furniture, allowing the natural beauty of the surroundings to take centre stage. Marni, eschewing traditional bridal expectations, found her perfect ensemble at Soho Bride, opting for a two-piece set that reflected her unique style. Her signature hat served as the cornerstone of her bridal look embodying her individuality with effortless charm. Meanwhile Mitch embraced their ‘simple is beautiful’ mantra, effortlessly selecting his attire to complement the rustic elegance of their venue.

Their wedding day surpassed all expectations – from their intimate first look to their unconventional aisle walk, every detail was thoughtfully curated. Surrounded by loved ones, they danced the night away savouring every moment of pure joy and celebration.

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The Art and Science of Catering

Discover the essence of culinary artistry with Heirloom Catering Co. Indulge in bespoke wedding feasts crafted with eco-consciousness and unparalleled creativity.

Imagine – celebrated chefs from a high-end restaurant creating a wedding feast just for you with your guidance and ideas. That's the magic of Heirloom Catering Co.

Heirloom Catering Co. was created by Dan Tesoriero and Chef Douglas Kerr to fill the demand for a high quality, ecologically sustainable and innovative catering service.

Heirloom brings gourmet sensibilities to wedding catering, producing spectacular bespoke menus for your wedding day.

The secret of Heirloom’s success in creating unforgettable menus is a tenacious commitment to using the freshest of seasonal ingredients that truly represent the region on a plate. Combine this with their phenomenal skills in the preparation of exquisite European-inspired gourmet dishes you can expect that the food served on the day will be nothing short of perfect.

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Just as no two love stories are the same neither are Heirloom’s menus. They’ll get to know your vision, theme and all your dietary needs. Whether you’re dreaming of a backyard bash or a black-tie affair, their team will create food that reflects your unique style.

As Heirloom create for and serve you, be assured that every measure available is being taken to make the process ecologically sustainable, minimising waste and caring for the land that produces the ingredients used.

Heirloom are well known for their artistic flair, impeccable service and extraordinary attention to detail. If you wish to create a memorable event Heirloom are your allies from the beginning of the process to the cleaning of the last glass.

Make your wedding unforgettable with innovative cuisine, personalised service and incomparable finesse.

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Lady And The Fox

Recently engaged? Planning a wedding? Lady and the Fox bring exceptional flavour to you and your guests through their classic menu selections and brilliant service team – sure to impress even the fussiest of epicures.

Boasting a remarkable catalogue of weddings in both private and public spaces, Lady and the Fox have been creating spectacular menus and memories to match for couples across the Geelong region, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Golden Plains for more than a decade.

With a team of dedicated chefs creating flavour sensations to help amplify your wedding experience, the menus provided will be sure to create an event to remember.

Whether you are planning your event at one of Geelong’s renowned venues or hosting a private soiree, Lady and the Fox will bring their years of experience to help you every step of the way. With a passion for food, Lady and the Fox help to celebrate your love the best way they know how, with fresh local produce, expertly cooked and served in style. Offering beverage packages to match and catering for all dietaries, it is true what they say “good food is the foundation of genuine happiness” – Auguste Escoffier.

Let Lady and the Fox help you take the cake and create an event that will bring your senses alive and leave your guests reminiscing for years to come.

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The Grog Guy

Dion, affectionately known as ‘The Grog Guy’, epitomises the essence of wedding celebration facilitation, ensuring every glass is brimming with joy. With more than 27 years of industry experience, Dion orchestrates the perfect harmony between libations and festivity.

What sets Dion apart is not just his extensive experience but his commitment to unparalleled service. Days before the wedding he meticulously sets up a cool room at the venue or private property, pre-chilled and stocked with a curated selection of alcohol and mixers. This attention to detail ensures that when the big day arrives everything is perfectly primed for the celebration.

But Dion’s dedication doesn’t end there. He goes the extra mile by offering a unique buy-back policy on unused or undamaged alcohol, providing couples with peace of mind

and financial flexibility. This commitment to customer satisfaction extends to his free delivery and pickup services, eliminating any logistical headaches for the soon-to-be-weds.

With Dion at the helm, couples can rest assured that their guests will never go thirsty. His meticulous calculations and personalised approach guarantee that there’s just the right amount of stock – minimising waste and maximising savings.

Dion’s truck, doubling as a cool room, offers versatile rental options for parties, events and weddings. Ideal for engagements, ensuring beverages and perishables remain refreshingly chilled.

In a world where alcohol is as vital to the festivities as the wedding dress itself, Dion’s one-on-one service and attention to detail shine bright – ensuring that every toast is met with cheer and every glass is raised in celebration.

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Hoi An Town

Located in Ocean Grove, Hoi An Town Vietnamese swiftly garners acclaim for its authentic cuisine and inviting ambiance. Patrons relish the option to dine indoors, enveloped in traditional Vietnamese charm or in the picturesque outdoors amidst lushgreen flora.

For those seeking an idyllic setting to celebrate pre-wedding festivities, look no further. Hoi An Town Vietnamese presents

an ideal locale for hen’s nights and pre-wedding revelries, where laughter flows as freely as the delectable cuisine.

With a commitment to freshness, their dishes boast vibrant flavours, ensuring a culinary journey to remember. Service exudes warmth, accompanied by a menu brimming with delightful offerings. Whether seated indoors or under the open sky, every visit promises an unforgettable experience.

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Fed by Jed

Head chef Jordi leads a team of local professionals at Fed by Jed Catering. Based in Bannockburn, the team provides catering at your chosen venue – supplying catering flare to weddings across the Golden Plains, Geelong, Colac and the Surf Coast.

Fed by Jed are seasoned wedding caterers specialising in finger food and canapés, grazing tables and buffet station receptions. This specialty allows your guests to mingle and graze on a diverse range of taste sensations served with a unique touch.

Choose from Fed by Jed’s established catering menu designed around an array of proven crowd pleasers or discuss custom catering ideas with the team. They even have the capacity to cater to your guests dietary requirements.

The team will work closely with you to curate the perfect menu to reflect your love.

Delight your guests with flavour-filled taste sensations thanks to wedding catering by Fed by Jed Catering.

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Pete’s Wood Fired Pizza

Pete’s Wood Fired Pizza, born out of a simple love for great pizza, has evolved into a premier choice for mobile catering. Since its inception in 2010, Pete has been committed to sharing his passion with others, offering both classic and gourmet woodfired pizza selections. With a commitment to quality, they craft their dough from scratch, ensuring each pizza embodies perfection. Their self-contained mobile wood-fired pizzeria arrives before the event, allowing for seamless setup and firing up the oven.

Beginning with preselected entrée pizzas upon guests’ arrival, Pete’s team delights attendees with a variety of main pizzas, crafted from the freshest premium ingredients atop their signature pizza base.

A dedicated pizza chef and friendly waiter cater to guests, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable culinary journey. For your next event, entrust Pete’s Wood Fired Pizzas to deliver excellence in taste and service.

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La Este Film

Platter Co was Geelong’s first speciality grazing business launched in 2016. Every year since we’ve had the joy and privilege of catering for events across Geelong, Melbourne and surrounds. Simply put – we believe good food is the best place to start. Selecting every Platter Co inclusion with care, we fill our grazing boxes and tables with foods people love to eat. Using only the best of local and imported cheeses, cured meats, fresh produce and other delicious accompaniments, dietary requirements are also easily catered for and we’re now offering a selection of addons as well as brunch grazes.

Every Platter Co graze is unique, with our signature table styling including a mix of silver platters, glassware, timber risers or marble pieces and finished with fresh foliage.

Grazing boxes are a wonderful option for your wedding party to enjoy while getting ready or as photos are taken on the day and recovery day grazing feasts have become popular in recent years too.

We also have great experience working with local venues and other vendors to bring your vision to life whether it’s your wedding day, engagement party, elopement or vow renewal.

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The Icycle Bicycle

What’s better than an ice cream and pedal power combo? Say hello to The Icycle Bicycle! You might see us cruising around Barwon Heads, serving up delicious gourmet small-batch and gluten-free ice creams from Timboon Fine Ice Creams, Everest dixie cups, Cashew Creamery Vegan Ice Creme Bars and Pat and Sticks Ice-cream sandwiches. We’ve got everyone’s tastes covered with at least five flavours served at each event.

Our wedding packages can cater to your dietary requirements, serving guests the highest quality ice-creams available, with a fun and energetic attitude!

All packages include free-flowing ice cream for between 45 and 90 minutes depending on the size of the package. We want to help make your event unforgettable! Based in Barwon Heads but will travel anywhere in Victoria and beyond.

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Havana Caravan Bar

Havana Caravan Bar offers bespoke mobile bar services, promising unforgettable moments for weddings and events. With a decade of hospitality experience, this Geelong and Surf Coast duo undertook the venture in 2019 and it’s been a journey of joy since. Their mission is simple: ensuring couples revel in their special day.

Choose from three portable bars and customisable drinks packages including BYO or all-inclusive options. Their expert

mixologists craft tantalising cocktails, tailored to your preferences and theme. Enhance your celebration with extras like a champagne tower or giant lawn games for added fun.

For a seamless experience, follow five easy steps – select your bar, drinks package, cocktails and add-ons –then prepare to celebrate! Reach out and expect a personalised quote within 48 hours. Let Havana Caravan Bar bring the drinks and delight to your event.

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Get ready to elevate your wedding celebration with a dash of sweetness and a pinch of panache courtesy of Fat Cookie’s divine ‘Little Fats’ range.

With more than 20 flavours bursting with personality to choose from, our cookies aren’t just delicious – they’re visually stunning, designed to dazzle and delight the guests on your big day. We’re not just about taste – we’re about inclusivity too. With our gluten-friendly and vegan options, every guest can indulge in the cookie craze without missing out on the fun.

Whether you’re gifting them as wedding favours or making them the star of your dessert table, our individually wrapped cookies are sure to complement the theme of your special day.

And with our seamless delivery service you can sit back, relax and let us handle the logistics while you focus on making memories that will last a lifetime.

Allow us to join you in making your wedding day a feast for the senses with our topped and loaded cookies – because when sophistication meets fun, magic happens! Withmorethan fromourrangetoselectfrom, ourfamous willbethe giftyourguestswill Vegan options Gluten FriendLY options VENUE DELIVERY INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED THE O N E & O NLY 20 DELICIOUS FLAVOURS 20 DELICIOUS FLAVOURS LOADED COOKIES LOADED COOKIES remember remember CATERING
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Savour the sweet moments in life with Oh Em G it’s Gluten Free, where every creation is a celebration of flavour and inclusivity. Say goodbye to dietary restrictions and hello to delectable delights that cater to all tastes and needs, committed to using only the finest ingredients with exceptional results crafted to perfection.

Emily G’s passion for baking transcends limitations, ensuring that everyone can savour the sweetness of life’s special moments.

Wedding planning just got sweeter with Emily’s array of custom cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats, all meticulously crafted with your dietary preferences in mind. With options for dairy-free and vegan guests, no one misses out on the joy of indulgence.

Elevate your wedding experience with Emily’s signature cakes, where every bite is a symphony of flavour and elegance. Because when it comes to wedding cakes, why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary, gluten-free bliss.

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Baking Bliss CAKES

Baking Bliss began as a home-based cake decorating business and now has a loyal customer base.

Trish has heavily invested for several years in training with both Australian and international teachers to finely hone her skills. Trish now creates custom-made cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or any other occasion and aims to make your special day especially memorable with a show-stopping cake.

Baking Bliss also has a range of personalised cookies, mini cupcakes, macaroons and other sweet treats that can personalise your special day. The cakes available are not only delicious flavours but can be decorated to suit the style and theme of your event.

Let Baking Bliss help you celebrate your special occasion with their perfect cakes and desserts.

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Colour Me Cake

Colour Me Cake was founded from a love of baking cakes to bring joy and fun into any event or family gathering. Since opening in 2019, Alanna has focused on creating bespoke modern cake designs, catering for all celebrations. Our cakes are custom-made to order, allowing us to create the perfect cake for your event.

It’s the personal touches and attention to detail that will make your cake a memorable part of your event. Reach out to Alanna to discuss how we can bring your cake vision to life!

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Golden Hour Events Co

Hello there! My name is Emma and I’m the face behind Golden Hour Events Co. I’m a wedding planner and coordinator based in the Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong and Surf Coast region. The thing is I’m entirely obsessed with romance, sunsets and organisation. From this wonderful combination comes Golden Hour Events Co.

It doesn’t get much better than celebrating a love story between two people, full of passion and authenticity, with the golden sun setting behind you.

But I know it isn’t always that simple, weddings can get stressful, whether it’s in the lead up or on the day.

That’s where I come in – think of me as your wedding stress sponge – I’ll take on the planning, styling, correspondence and scheduling. I allow you to fully immerse yourself in the magic of your day, so all you have to worry about is saying “I do” to your forever.

I offer a range of packages and services to cater for variable budgets and I’m always up for chat to explore how we can make your wedding day extraordinary.

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Styleside Events

Styleside Events is a creative events business that is focused on imaginative and quality displays for weddings, bridal showers and the celebration of important milestones.

Our passion is creating original event florals whether it be for an arbour or backdrop, to elevate your dining experience through your tables, bridal bouquets, the ever-important bar or anywhere you desire a special touch.

And when we say special touch, our floral range is the highest quality artificial on the market with our preference to use ‘real touch’ as much as possible – or opt for our beautiful collection of dried and preserved.

Along with providing event florals, we also offer a personalised welcome signage service and have a range of carefully curated props and small décor items to assist in catering to your event needs.

High enough quality for your wedding, punching enough fun for your bridal shower or engagement!

We’re straddling a cutting-edge space like no other in the region and are truly one of a kind.

Hire and purchase options available, all of our florals and signage are made-to-order especially for your event or occasion.

Custom requests welcome.

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Timeless Events by Sarah

“We couldn’t thank Sarah more for being our celebrant and MC, we had the most perfect day. Sarah went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day and night ran so incredibly smoothly. Her warm, caring and bubbly nature make her a joy to be around. From going with the flow and being all over it so we didn’t have to stress at all, she was amazing! We cannot recommend her highly enough.”

With more than 10 years’ experience, Timeless Events by Sarah will be there for you from start to finish. From the very first meeting to announcing you as the happily married couple, Sarah ensures your day is seamless and that you enjoy every moment.

Sarah prides herself on relating and connecting with couples to create a unique and fun ceremony that celebrates you.

Sarah understands what it takes to plan a wedding and is available to assist with MC and On The Day Coordination services to be there from beginning to end.

You can entrust Timeless Events by Sarah to create the wedding of your dreams.

“Sarah was our celebrant, MC and event coordinator. She was absolutely fabulous and made sure that our wedding went off without a hitch! She was very professional, yet still a lot of fun, and brought the exact right energy to the wedding that we were after.”

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Make It Fabulous

Meet Luke. The effervescent, entertaining and fabulous wish granter – just think of him as your ‘Fairy God Brother’. With so many different celebrants out there, it can be incredibly overwhelming trying to choose the right one for you. Your celebrant needs to be someone you connect with and complements your personalities. They are so much more than someone who reads a generic script and hears you say ‘I do’.

Luke truly believes that your wedding ceremony is exactly that – YOURS! It should be everything you have ever dreamed of, your fairy tale.

The ceremony is what sets the atmosphere and tone for your entire wedding. With more than 15 years experience in the major events and wedding industries, it is Luke’s absolute pleasure to help bring the glitter, sparkle and unique magic to your special day.

He is with you every step of the way on your wedding journey. In addition to being a fabulous celebrant, Luke can also perform the role of Master of Ceremonies, ensuring your day is fabulously entertaining, enjoyable and beautifully memorable. Why leave such an important job up to your ‘funny’ friend? Looking for a really unique reception experience? Luke’s also a Host in Heels. This is where he performs all the duties of a Master of Ceremonies including entertaining your guests, managing the flow of speeches and formalities, all while sporting fabulously impressive six-inch high heels.

If Luke sounds like the fabulous celebrant for you then click your heels together three times and if that doesn’t work you can contact Luke at and let him help you make it fabulous!

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Co-Piloting Your Ceremony

It can be super special when someone close to you performs your ceremony – perhaps a close friend or family member. And, if they don’t have the appropriate celebrant quals, no problem, you just need a registered co-pilot, aka as a celebrant! I’ve done lots of these ceremonies with varying amounts of input and they’ve always worked seamlessly.

“You truly created the most perfect ceremony and thank you so much for working so well with Jem so that he could perform all the non-legal bits.” – Georgia & Chris

Talk to your celebrant about how they like to co-pilot and to give you an idea, I offer three co-pilot packages:

 Your friend/family member creating and delivering the whole ceremony with me just doing the legals only – this is perfect for someone who is experienced in presentations, has creative writing skills and may even be a celebrant-in-training.

 Your friend/family member may use my resources to gather the information they need to create the ceremony, they’d deliver it and I’d do the legals only – this is perfect for someone who has some creative writing skills but isn’t sure what should be included in a wedding ceremony.

 I can write the ceremony from go to woe and your friend/family member can tweak it into their own words/language so it flows and sounds natural and I’d do the legals – this is perfect for someone who doesn’t have the time to gather the information and create the ceremony.

In all the above cases, I suggest your friend/family member introduces themselves and welcomes everyone. They can then introduce me as the official person and I can do the legal components upfront so they’re out of the way and your ceremony can flow perfectly without any interruptions.

Check out my blog at or contact me on 0488 053 099 to have a chat if this is something you’d be interested in discussing.

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Ceremonies Inspired By You

Discovering the ideal ceremony to mark the beginning of your lifelong journey is pivotal and Ceremonies Inspired By You, led by Kim, ensures your celebration is a reflection of your unique bond.

With Kim’s expertise as a celebrant and MC, each moment is tailored to encapsulate your love story authentically. Whether it’s your first or fifth time exchanging vows or a vow renewal, Kim crafts a bespoke experience infused with warmth and joy.

From the initial consultation to the final ‘I do’, every detail is meticulously curated to honour your individuality.

Trust Kim to transform your vision into reality, allowing you to embrace the magic of your day wholeheartedly.

Let Ceremonies Inspired By You guide you on this remarkable journey where your love story takes centre stage in a celebration as vibrant and unique as you are.

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Ashlee Glen Ceremonies

Being a sucker for a good love story and with a background in public speaking and a passion for the wedding industry, Ashlee Glen became a celebrant.

Ashlee loves meeting new people and becomes the third wheel to her couples’ relationship from the moment they say ‘I do’ to her. She has a passion to create a ceremony that shines a light on your

unique love story, weaving together all the important details with a little bit of humour that will leave their guests feeling all the feels! The ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the day, so Ashlee starts it off right. She guarantees no boring ceremonies that put your guests to sleep and she knows how stressful planning a wedding can be so let her help you by taking the worry out of the ceremony.

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Angele Jones Celebrant is dedicated to crafting ceremonies that resonate deeply with couples and their loved ones.

Specialising in ceremonies across Geelong, the Bellarine, the Surf Coast and the Otways region, Angele ensures each occasion is tailored to reflect the uniqueness of the couple. With a focus on creating a meaningful experience for all involved, Angele strives to strike the perfect balance between joy

and comfort, ensuring couples feel at ease throughout the process. An inclusive atmosphere is cultivated where all are warmly welcomed.

Angele’s meticulous preparation and unwavering support provides couples with the peace of mind to fully immerse themselves in their celebration, leaving them stress free and able to embrace the joy of the moment.


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Love With Annie

Annie – affectionately known as “Love with Annie,” – is a vivacious Torquay mother of two grown boys, a doting grandmother and a devoted dog owner. Renowned among her circle for her vibrant, caring nature and infectious sense of humour, Annie exudes warmth and joy in all she does.

Transitioning from a successful career in tourism, Annie pursued her passion for creating meaningful connections by becoming a celebrant. With a flair for organisation and a love for creativity, she delights in curating unforgettable moments of love and unity for couples.

Annie’s commitment to simplicity and joy shines through in her services, offering couples stress-free planning and personalised ceremonies.

Annie is dedicated to making each celebration as unique as the love it honours, offering her services locally and internationally – even providing a celebrant partner in Bali.

Couples seeking a compassionate, experienced celebrant need look no further than Annie. Contact her today for a no-obligation consultation and let her turn your love story into an unforgettable celebration.

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Feel The Love

In today’s digitised world, the allure of personalised experiences often gets lost amidst the pixels and templates. Yet there’s one digital haven that’s breathing life into bespoke creations, Feel The Love. As one dives into, the narrative isn’t just about business — it’s about the art of connection. Each invite is a testament to moments that deserve more than a generic card off a store shelf. They’re about milestones celebrated, memories made and moments awaiting their special day. But it doesn’t stop there. The site expands its offerings to onthe-day stationery, adding that personalised touch to any event.

Perhaps one of their most enticing offers is the free paper sample packs. For those uncertain about textures, finishes or quality, these sample packs serve as a tactile introduction to the brand’s commitment to excellence.

What truly distinguishes Feel The Love is their promise of free full custom design on all printing products. No hidden charges. No restrictive templates. Just pure, unbridled creativity tailored for individual needs.

Dive in and let your stories come to life with a touch only Feel The Love can offer.

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Sunny Collective Co

Sunny Collective Co is a design studio that is blurring the lines between modern and fun stationery. Sunny is proud to offer a bespoke service. Working closely alongside you allows us to nail every detail and create the invitations of your dreams. We can work with you from start to finish, beginning with save the dates and invitations, then we have you covered for the big day with welcome signage, menus, placecards, table numbers, smaller signage, coasters and so much more.

The possibilities are as limited as our imagination. With a wide range of materials, finishes and stocks and offering next-level luxurious printing methods including white ink, embossing, letterpress, foiling and die cutting – no matter the vibe, style or budget, Sunny can bring your vision to life. Your invitations are the first glimpse your guests receive of the epic celebration you are so lovingly planning so make a lasting impression.

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Sea and Paper

Creative and modern stationery, signage and wax seals are our specialty. With more than 10 years of graphic design and print experience, we offer the highest quality stationery, signage, wax sealing and invitation accessories.

Our showroom is located in Eltham where you can visit to see everything in person.

Our team can assist with putting together your ideal colours and designs or you can shop our full range of DIY wax seal range, envelopes, ribbons and accessories.

Want a little more one-on-one design assistance? Just book in for

a consultation where our design team will run you through all of our options specific to your event.

We even host Wax Seal Workshops so that you can feel confident in your techniques when it comes to sealing your stationery.

Pop over to our Instagram page where you can see what we’re up to, what stationery we’re designing, behind the scenes and when our next workshops are being held.

We do book out in advance so just get in touch via email if you’re interested in having your stationery designed and we can make sure we have a spot for you if you mention this article.

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Geelong Gown Cleaners

Geelong Gown Cleaning takes pride in their meticulous, eco-friendly approach to gown preservation. Eschewing harsh chemicals, all cleaning is expertly performed by hand, ensuring the utmost care for your cherished garment.

Offering two options, clients can opt for preservation with a sustainable twist, meticulously boxed in acid-free paper with no

plastic, safeguarding the gown’s pristine condition. Alternatively, for those considering resale, Geelong Gown Cleaning provides the option to return the gown in a protective bag.

With a commitment to both quality and environmental responsibility, Geelong Gown Cleaning ensures that your gown remains flawless and well-preserved for generations to come.

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Bellevue Dry Cleaners

Bellevue Dry Cleaners are renowned for their boutique approach to garment care, catering to discerning clientele with meticulous attention to detail.

Specialising in wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses and groom’s suits, they understand the importance of preserving these cherished garments.

With more than a decade of industry experience and state-of-theart equipment, they guarantee top-notch service.

From pre-wedding pressing to expert stain removal, they handle each item with care, ensuring it looks its best.

Conveniently located in Bellevue Arcade, Highton, they offer a seamless experience for all your dry cleaning needs.

Whether it’s delicate fabrics or intricate designs, trust Bellevue Dry Cleaners to handle your garments with the utmost care and expertise. A service that combines tradition with modern excellence.

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Hygeia Party Boat

Party Boat Geelong offers an unparalleled experience for any occasion on the tranquil waters of Corio Bay. Hygeia IV, a 34-metre luxury catamaran promises a remarkable setting for your dream wedding or pre-wedding celebrations.

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you exchange vows aboard our stunning vessel. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand affair with up to 200 guests, our team caters to your budget and specific needs.

Choose to host your ceremony inside our beautiful boat or on the bow, creating cherished memories against the picturesque backdrop of the bay.

Indulge in culinary delights prepared by our onboard chef, whether it’s a lavish dinner, stylish champagne breakfast or a rolling cocktail party menu that ensures continuous service as long as your guests desire.

Our fully-licensed cocktail bar, manned by professional bartenders, invites guests to unwind and enjoy drinks on the sky deck lounge or inside on the lower level.

Hygeia IV boasts amenities designed to elevate your celebration including a 9 x 3-metre dance floor inside or dance under the stars. Our experienced staff ensures seamless service, providing resources such as a PA system and microphone along with professional wait staff attending to your every need.

As the leading provider of pre-wedding celebrations, we specialise in creating memorable moments for both the bride and groom.

Join us aboard Party Boat Geelong and let us craft an extraordinary wedding experience that exceeds your expectations.

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The Baker Boys Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts and party starters. They’re a premium, customisable threeto 14-piece band specialising in high-energy music. They infuse every event with fun and pride themselves on filling dance floors. Baker Boys Band offers music for every part of your day from elegant ceremony music to lively cocktail music and an energetic reception performance.

With Bakers all-inclusive approach, you can also book creative

Photography and Videography. They make it easy to capture your most precious moments and all the dance floor action by matching you with the perfect team based on your event, vision, style and budget.

Their packages are completely customisable – choose your base investment and select bespoke add-ons from there.

Visit to see the band perform live at a showcase near you!

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Mayfair Music is a family-owned business that provides high quality and bespoke musical entertainment options for corporate events, weddings and other private events predominantly in the Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast and Melbourne areas. We work closely with our clients to curate memorable musical experiences. We understand the significance of procuring the perfect musical fit for your special day. After all, music creates a pathway for memory – supporting and strengthening our connection to the

most important events in our lives. Music welcomes new life, teaches us language and patterns, transports us to new worlds, rallies communities in times of need, marks seasons of celebration and grief and adds an ambience to our lives that we would truly be lost without.

Whether you are looking for an acoustic act, a DJ, a cellist, a big band, a harpist, a piano man or all of the above – the team at Mayfair Music are ready to make your musical dreams a reality.

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Ballroom Baby

In the whirlwind of wedding planning, the significance of early dance preparation often slips through the cracks. Ballroom Baby emphasises the importance of commencing your wedding dance journey ahead of time, viewing it not merely as a sequence of steps but as a cornerstone of your special day’s magic.

First and foremost, early preparation ensures you’re poised to dazzle on the dance floor when all eyes are upon you. The confidence gained from mastering your moves transforms your first dance into a mesmerising memory.

Moreover, starting dance lessons early serves as a welcome distraction from the pre-wedding jitters, offering a joyful activity to alleviate stress and foster connection with your partner.

At Ballroom Baby our commitment to crafting unforgettable wedding dances shines through our expert instructors, tailored choreography, enjoyable lessons and contemporary flair.

Your wedding dance isn’t just a routine; it’s a testament to your love story. Embark on your dance adventure with us today and let’s turn your wedding dance dreams into reality!

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The 18th Amendment Bar & Manhattan Bar

Looking to plan an unforgettable hen’s party? We’ve got you covered with our amazing party packages at two of the best venues in town!

At the 18th Amendment Bar, indulge in a unique cocktail class for just $80 per person. With three cocktails of your choice and a glass of prosecco on arrival, our experienced mixologists will make sure you have a blast!

If you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe, head over to Manhattan

Bar for our fantastic drink package for just $70 per person. With a three-hour drink package featuring beer, wine, basic spirits and two seasonal cocktails, there’s something for everyone.

No matter which venue you choose, our packages are perfect for any hen’s party!

To book or for more information, please contact us at

Let’s make your party unforgettable!

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Anther Distillery

Anther Distillery – an ambient and versatile space ready to host your hen’s day or wedding.

Located in the Federal Mills precinct, Anther Distillery is a beautifully rejuvenated historical building where the architecture and ambiance will only add to the beauty of your day.

We are the perfect size – the Anther Distillery can accommodate up to 75 people with a mix of seated and standing options plus we can create a stage or dance-floor area should you choose.

We can help keep the costs down as we do not charge a venue

hire fee – yes, you read this right. There is no charge for using our venue.

As we do not serve food on site, you can opt to use one of our amazing collaboration partners or source your own catering.

Of course, our award-winning gin and glorious cocktail menu will accompany any event. We also offer a range of experiences to entertain the group, from cocktail tastings to life drawing.

Our staff will collaborate with you to create a unique event that caters to your needs, wants and budget.

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Friday Events Hire

At Friday Events we specialise in creating unforgettable moments through our memorable event signage and design services. With nearly two decades of experience, our owner and designer, Briony, has perfected her skills, transforming her expertise into crafting unforgettable moments.

From the initial save-the-date to the joyous moments at the hen’s party and the grandeur of the big day, Friday Events provides all the signage you need – personalised to reflect your unique style. Choose from our diverse collection of designs or collaborate

with us for a personalised solution that brings your vision to life.

Our arches and backdrops are not merely decorative – they are perfect for capturing cherished memories, ensuring beautiful photographs to cherish for years to come.

With Friday Events the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re seeking timeless elegance, modern sophistication or a touch of fun, our team is dedicated to creating signage that meets your every expectation. Let us help you turn inspiration into reality and make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

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Geelong Glamping Co

Elevate your special day to new heights of romance and elegance with Geelong Glamping Co. Our unique pop-up glamping service brings the magic of luxury camping directly to your chosen wedding venue, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With our exquisite glamping setup providing the perfect backdrop for your celebration. From intimate gatherings to grand affairs, our team specialises in creating bespoke wedding experiences tailored to your vision and style.

With Geelong Glamping Co. there’s no need to limit your wedding dreams to traditional venues.

Whether it’s a beachfront ceremony, a forest retreat or a vineyard affair, we’ll be there to transform any location into a breathtaking oasis of comfort and sophistication.

Let us turn your wedding day into a truly magical experience with Geelong Glamping Co. Wherever your heart desires, we’ll be there to make your dreams come true.

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Geelong Photobooths

Make your special day even more memorable with one of our photo booths. Capture the love, laughter and joy at your wedding with our professional and fun photo booth experience. We have multiple booth options to cater to different preferences and create unforgettable moments for everyone.

Whether you’re into a vintage caravan booth like Wanda for that

outdoor, rustic vibe or prefer the modern and spacious setup of an open booth or even the privacy and intimacy of an enclosed booth, we’ve got you covered.

We even have a retro booth and a super cute cubby house booth. It’s all about finding the perfect match for every client.

Let’s make your event unforgettable!

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Sally & Arno

• Venue: @clydeparkwines

• Styling: @eldberryevents_

• Celebrant: @stanbymeceremonies

• Hair: @by.rella

• Makeup: @blushbar_brides

• Photographer: @weddings.with.alexshore

• Videographer:

• Music/DJ: @calyoungmusic

• Saxophone: @maxksax

• Dress: @evalendel

• Suit: @reignerclothing | | (03) 5281 7274 CLYDE PARK BANNOCKBURN
Sally & Arno Photographer: Weddings with Alex Shore Venue: Clyde Park

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