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 Place notice of engagement in The Warragul & Drouin Gazette  Contact wedding co-ordinator for initial consultation  Decide on wedding date and time  Discuss a budget with your fiance and parents and decide on a cost limit  Draw up a guest list  Choose and book ceremony and reception venues  Choose wedding attendants (Bridesmaids etc.)  Consider bridal attire  Choose and book a photographer and/or videographer  Organise caterers, if required  Book a minister or celebrant  Select and book wedding transportation  Decide on honeymoon location and book  If going overseas for your honeymoon, check that your passport is current  Obtain birth certificate or a certified extract  Begin a personal health and fitness program  Select music/musician/DJ for ceremony/reception  Book a consultation with wedding decorator  Organise wedding insurance  Organise travel insurance


 Order wedding stationery  Make an appointment with a florist, discuss colour schemes  Order hire equipment - chairs and tables etc.  Select wedding rings  Choose MC for the reception  Plan the order of ceremony and reception  Register with a bridal gift service and select gift choices  Inoculations for overseas travel  Discuss insurance, wills etc. for your future together  Check your level of health cover or arrange health insurance  Select a hairdresser and beautician and arrange a trial


 Give notice of intention to marry - Registration  Mail wedding invitations and registry lists  Decide on menu and drinks with your caterers/reception centre  Book any wedding apparel that needs to be hired  Book accommodation needed for out of town guests  Discuss and plan your photos with your photographer/videographer  Try on and order lingerie  Select and order your cake  Order your bonbonniere


 Check arrangements with photographer/videographer  Confirm numbers with caterer and reception booking  Check and confirm honeymoon bookings  Order traveller’s cheques and overseas money  Pick up wedding rings  Have wedding rehearsal


 Pack for your honeymoon - passports, tickets and traveller’s cheques  Collect and try on your wedding outfits and check accessories  Relax where possible  Organise someone to return hired clothes and equipment  Confirm equipment hire and wedding transportation  Get a spray tan, facial and massage  Have your hair coloured


 Confirm when flowers and cake are arriving  Confirm hair and make-up  Have nails manicured  Enjoy your day (relax)  Get a good night’s sleep  Pack last minute items for your honeymoon  Remove shop/price tags from wedding dress and accessories  Arrange refreshments at hotel for the wedding party during pre-wedding preparation times (include requests for extra glasses)  Pack an ‘emergency kit’ including needle and thread, Hollywood Tape, extra stockings, Bandaids  Lay out everything you need for the wedding day  Pack essentials for the wedding night


 Make an appointment to see your photographer and videographer  Send thank yous for gifts  Organise legals - wills, bank accounts and passports - all name change information  Have wedding dress dry cleaned and preserved  Have flowers preserved  Notify The Warragul & Drouin Gazette for wedding notice



 Confirm all bookings and arrangements  Purchase gifts for attendants  Plan seating arrangements for the reception  Arrange for any name changes  Ask speakers to prepare their speeches  Schedule wedding rehearsals and notify those involved  Trial your make-up  Organise your bonbonniere and Candy Bar Page 3































Lauren Murphy Photography Lauren approaches each Wedding in a way that values every couple’s uniqueness and focuses on bringing a personal, candid and creative approach to imagery. She manages to keep both the lead up and actual day relaxed and enjoyable, letting natural expressions of love and celebration happen rather than construct or stage the day into poses. Her work as a Photojournalist and Social Worker guide her Professional approach in having the skill set, experience and eye to anticipate and capture the little moments. You can be assured that Lauren won’t miss a thing and will capture the details and people that help make your day so special whilst giving you incredible, timeless photographs. Lauren brings a storytelling approach to photographing Weddings and thrives when time is moving fast and moments are happening in abundance. She is consistently described as inconspicuous, caring, fun and unobtrusive by couples. Her level of care and attention is full of meaning, from your fist meeting to the delivery of your final images in a handcrafted recycled timber box. If you would like to meet with Lauren to chat about plans for your Wedding day please contact her and she will happily come to you. It’s a great, no obligation way to view more real Weddings and additional products, tailor make a package to suit your timeframes and budget and just as importantly, get to know the person you may entrust to capture your day. Visit or call 0432 608 897 for more information.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Murphy Photography

“Lauren is a wonderful photographer. She captures moments that are easily missed by generic photographers - real and personal moments and experiences during an event.” - Jess & Chris

“Lauren was excellent! An inconspicuous Photographer with a great eye for detail. Thanks so much Lauren! You have a beautiful nature and it shines through in your photos xx” - Julia

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a venue like no other

41 Sutton Street Warragul │ Ph 5622 1333 Page 5



Bride2Be With an ever increasing amount of amateur photographers, choosing a professional who will deliver you excellent results is of utmost importance! Bride2Be Photography is AIPP Accredited PLUS we are a wedding specific studio. This allows us to not only keep up with current photography trends but be leaders in our industry. It also guarantees excellence in photographic quality and in the products & services we offer - some of which are exclusive to our studio. From image capture to album design, every aspect of our photography is kept inhouse - we do not outsource. This ensures our strict level of quality control. We believe the better we know you the more we can exceed your every expectation. This is why we include an Engagement Session in every collection we offer. It is a great way to break the ice as most of us aren't in front of a camera every day. This means that on your wedding day you will feel more comfortable which results in more natural images. It can also allow us to work out the exact locations for your wedding photos together. We also believe in giving you full wedding coverage. We do not do fake cake cuttings, we stay to capture the real thing. Not only do we photograph your reception, but we sneak out for what we call our 'Shh Sessions' to finish your photographs in the perfect way! From simple collections including your images on DVD, to our beautiful handcrafted album collections we cater for everyone's desires. Internationally available.

Kerri’s House of Bridal


Having recently moved to a new location, Kerri’s House of Bridal is now located at 64 Queen St Warragul, however still fitted out with privacy for the bride in mind. Here brides are invited to book after hours appointments, where they can be joined by their bridesmaids and friends in the comfortable lounge area, all while looking for that dress with the WOW factor! Whether you are getting married, doing your deb, going to a wedding or just out for a special night, Kerri’s House of Bridal in Warragul has that special outfit for you. With well over 60 bridal gowns to choose from and a large selection of bridesmaid dresses, there is something to cater for all tastes. Now stocking Sophia Tolli and David Tutera, there is no need to travel to the city for those high-end designer gowns. Check out other stocked labels on their website and don’t forget to LIKE them on Facebook (, which will keep you up to date with the new arrivals in store. Amongst the gowns, the children’s section also contains page boy suits, flower girl dresses and lots of other accessories to choose from. The perfect bridal gown is a forever changing fashion statement and Kerri’s House of Bridal endeavours to be at the forefront of this dynamic industry, sourcing the latest gowns as the seasons change. As always, if there is something you are unable to find, pop in and Kerri will be only too happy to try and source it for you." Kerri’s House of Bridal can be contacted on 5623 3768 or email

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Smile with confidence

Lardner Park ... a unique venue alternative Situated approximately one hour east of Melbourne and set in the picturesque surrounds of West Gippsland, Lardner Park is the perfect venue for your special day. The venue incorporates stunning views and modern facilities, offering flexible options to suit individual tastes and budgets. Lardner Park, including the historic rotunda, can provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and those all important wedding photos. The Exhibition Centre is an excellent venue for your reception. Featuring a large pre-function area and flexible main function area, Lardner Park is ideal for larger weddings. In-house caterers, Wild Dog Food Services, provide a high quality range of food and beverage options to meet individual needs and budgets. Other services include audio visual, staging and decoration for the special day. Speak to the friendly staff at Lardner Park for inspection and/or booking information. Contact: Lardner Park Events, P.O. Box 366, Warragul. Phone 5626 1373, fax 5626 1418. email:


Cosmetic Dentistry is about giving you your dream smile. It’s the smile that you imagine when you say “I do,” accept your Oscar or watch your child win best and fairest. The smile that makes other people smile. Achieving that smile is easier than you think. Whether it’s making your teeth whiter, straighter or closing up gaps Warragul Dental Care’s expert clinicians can work with you to find the best way to achieve your perfect smile. In recent years, new techniques mean that your dream smile can be achieved whilst retaining your original teeth as much as possible. That means a better outcome for you, and the longterm health of your teeth. From little tweaks to more comprehensive treatments, they can perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth, gums and or bite. Talk to them about their easy, no fuss payment plans. At Warragul Dental Care they offer: Cosmetic Dentistry treatments: a range of services from a simple smile lift, to a full Hollywood smile makeover to make you look and feel great. They can: replace old discoloured worn out fillings and crowns; repair broken teeth; close-up gaps between your front teeth; straighten your teeth. Teeth whitening is a safe, easy and effective way to brighten your smile, making it look 10 years younger. Modern braces are fast, comfortable and more fashionable than ever for both teenagers and adults, achieve straight teeth in as little as six months. Metal-free white braces available for a more discreet look. Book in today for your free smile makeover consultation with one of their smile experts to find a solution that is right for you. Call (03) 5623 5588 or drop in to see them at 49 Victoria St, Warragul. For more information visit their website

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Breathtaking views at Silverwater Resort Located just 80 minutes from Melbourne on the rolling hills of San Remo, the gateway to Phillip Island, Silverwater Resort is a picturesque location for a coastal wedding. Its unique surrounds along with breathtaking views over Westernport Bay create the perfect environment for your special day. Silverwater Resort can comfortably accommodate weddings for up to 110 people with a dance floor. As the resort has spectacular views and plenty of open space the ceremony can also be held on-site. For further information or venue inspections please contact Meg Forsyth on 5671 9300 or email:

Photo courtesy of Hummingbird Pictures.


Breathtaking views for your special day

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Phone Meg on 5671 9300 17 Potters Hill Road, San Remo Page 8



Wesley for a very special wedding

Pettits Your Diamond Destination

Wesley, the beautiful heritage building, situated at 62 Victoria Street Warragul, is the perfect venue for your special day. Alight from your vehicle in the beautiful garden and enter through the foyer with its soft blue carpet to the strains of the traditional wedding march being played on the Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. On a sunny day the beautifully restored leadlight windows will throw prisms of colour across the original kauri timber floor. The light interior with raised landing upon which is situated a grand piano and a carved table and chairs for the signing of the wedding register is beautiful in its simplicity. Flowers placed in the softly floodlit arched alcove completes the picture. The venue has muted lighting, and amplification including a CD player if required, however one of Wesley’s great attributes is its natural acoustics. Comfortable seating for 200 is provided in a warm cosy environment in winter or a cooled atmosphere in summer. The fully equipped kitchen is available for use should guests choose to linger over a glass of champagne, or coffee and tea whilst photos are being taken, or partake of a simple wedding luncheon if required. At the conclusion of the ceremony emerge as a married couple through the southern door to the peal of the Wesley bell in the old bell-tower. This is a very special and popular feature of Wesley and one which delights the newlyweds and guests. Call Marie on 0488 060 161 and she will help you arrange your special day with a rehearsal beforehand at a time to suit you.

Did you know that Pettits Jewellers have been in Warragul for over 120 years? During that time they have built a reputation of honesty, trust, service and fine jewellery. Today’s Pettits Jewellers offers the complete jewellery service with a design team, diamond grader, independent valuer and onsite jeweller. Our modern workshop with state of the art equipment is able to design and handcraft that unique piece of jewellery for you. Sherrin and John regularly travel overseas to source unique pieces not available in Australia as well as Sherrin’s passion pearls. As well as sourcing stock for the store, they also source special pieces for individual clients. Pettits Jewellers have in stock a range of loose diamonds for you to choose from to set in your own individual design. At all times we have in stock a large range of diamond engagement rings, diamond set wedders, wedding bands, coloured gemstones , gold and silver jewellery. Pettits also stock the leading brands of Fire44 Diamonds, Passionate8 Diamonds, Georgini, Thomas Sabo, The Carat Collection and of course Pandora. So for all your jewellery needs, be it birthday, engagement, wedding or anniversary needs why not call into Pettits? We are confident that you will be pleasantly surprised with the quality and competitive pricing of our jewellery. Pettits Your Diamond Destination.

Wesley of Warragul



For enquiries telephone 0488 060 161




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A beautifully restored building classified by the National Trust which has a very special ambience and charm to set the scene for a perfect wedding. Photo courtesy of Page 9

32 Smith St, Warragul. Ph: 5623 1773

Discovering life through the lens

Nerida’s Interior Plantscaping Create a natural ambience on your big day using real plants and accessories from Nerida’s Interior Plantscaping. We can provide anything from topiary trees and fairy lights to palms and large shrubs, all supplied in decorative containers, dressed up to complement any theme. Ask us about beautiful living centrepieces or wedding favours your guests will be happy to take home and grow. Nerida’s Interior Plantscaping have over 15 years of experience and a commitment to keeping up with the latest trends. Our hire service includes a thorough consultation to assess your needs, delivery, set up of plants and pick up all at a time convenient to you. Living plants are a cost effective way to decorate any venue so when it comes to wedding decoration it makes sense to give us a call. Visit our website Also find us on facebook and Pinterest.

Creating magic in our everyday lives A photograph tells a 1000 words in one instant image. It reflects that time in our life. That moment in time that will hold many emotions, captured to last a lifetime full of memories. Photographs open our hearts and show the connections we’ve made in the people we have in our life. How magical is that! The connection of when two people come together to begin their own circle of love is the most magical day that should be captured to someone who knows how important it is to have those moments frozen in time and taken with knowledge and skill. Rayleen of Hummingbird Pictures believes that life should be captured to hold those memories - the love, the laughter, the joy, hopes and dreams in beautiful photography that will live on beyond our life. Life is all about the people we love. These connections are what makes us who we are. Having photos of those people we love is important. Rayleen’s abilities and empathy for people creates a powerful magic that will continue to tell the story of your beautiful day. Her images tell the story of your day, capturing the emotions and love between you. With her knowledge and skills she is able to create the style that shows who you are, your personalities, will shine through. If you want quirky and different or soft and romantic, easy and relaxed, Rayleen can help this become the memories you want to happily show your friends and family. As the sun goes down at the end of the day all the little moments have been taken, the evening is in full swing. Your magical wedding day truly has flown by so fast, it’s a bit of a blur! That’s just how life is. So keep the memories alive by having Hummingbird Pictures photograph this time in your life.

Create a natural a mbience on your big day using real plants and accessories.


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Take advantage of Gippsland Travel’s expertise There is so much for you to plan for the perfect wedding, so let Gippsland Travel relieve some of the stress. Consulting the experts will ensure you make the right choices for this very special occasion. Honeymoon – is it a romantic honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of or would you like a complete wedding package to an exotic overseas location or a beautiful Australian setting? Wedding Night accommodation – stay somewhere special on your wedding night to complete your big day. Take advantage of the romantic wedding night packages. Bridal Registry – a great way for family and friends to contribute to helping you have a honeymoon to remember. Simply include the Gippsland Travel bridal registry cards along with your invitations. When you use a travel agent you are taking advantage of the professional knowledge and reducing the risk of things going wrong when you are away. But the best thing about making your booking through Gippsland Travel is that if something unforeseen were to happen, they are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week to sort things out for you so you can get on with enjoying your time together. Drop into Gippsland Travel or call them on 5623 5151 and let the travel experts help make your honeymoon memorable.

The Chocolate Shop for all your bonbonniere The Chocolate Shop in Warragul is where to come and get some great ideas for that very special wedding thank you to your guests, yes your bonbonniere. Candy bars are very popular and we have a great range of bulk lollies, chocolates and variety of lollipops. Pink Lady chocolate hearts, in a great range of colours, are always available, while white or coloured sugared almonds are very traditional. We stock jelly pails, organza bags and acetate boxes. Our friendly staff are always willing to assist you with your bonbonniere needs. So come in and see us, mention this advertisement and you will receive 10% off your bonbonniere order. The Chocolate Shop is located at 10 Palmerston Street, Warragul.

The Chocolate Shop

Whether celebrating with your family and friends or just the two of you, we can offer you a variety of perfect wedding locations and organise the complete package.


3/126 Albert Road, WARRAGUL


5623 5151


10 Palmerston St, Warragul. Ph 5623 2962 Page 11





can help with your bonbonniere needs

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28 Albert Street, Warragul Phone 5622 3335

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Suits on hand to hire or buy Find the perfect look by creating your own style with the Spurling collection. Select from the full range of suits and accessories displayed in-store.


30 Smith Street, WARRAGUL Phone

5623 2105



You’re engaged, congratulations! As a bride-to-be, you already know the joy and stresses of planning a wedding. While everything else falls into place, it’s time for you to take care of yourself in preparation for the big day. You deserve to captivate guests as you walk down the aisle and be proud of your wedding photos for years to come. Many Faces Beauty Therapy Clinic offers services tailored specifically to your unique skin care concerns; all packages assess your specific needs. We encourage brides to bring their mothers and even their bridesmaids - let us throw you a private skin care party! Starting your skin care regimen six months prior to your wedding date will allow the Many Faces team to cater to every one of your unique skin care needs and see each treatment package through to full completion. Though sometimes we understand you may not have that much time and we can tailor a plan for your timeline. Many Faces recommends, in addition to an initial consultation with our beauty therapist, you see our doctor or nurse practitioner for any injectable needs or IPL and laser technicians for skin rejuv and hair removal. For your convenience, a complete skin care calendar schedule will be provided for you after you determine your skin care regimen. To schedule an appointment, inquire about pricing or to request mother-of-the-bride and bridal party packages, please call Many Faces Beauty Therapy Clinic on 5622 3335.

Great attention to detail and presentation is the reason Dicksons Mensland has earned the reputation of being West Gippsland’s leading men’s formal wear hire outlet. Some menswear stores take the attitude that suit hire is just a sideline of their business and therefore don’t give it the full attention it requires. In contrast, the staff at Dicksons Mensland are committed to offering the highest level of service and range available. They understand that each individual formal hire customer is important, whether hiring for a wedding, funeral, school formal or even a job interview. Because colours can sometimes vary when reproduced in photography, Dicksons Mensland prefer to show their customers the extensive selection of suits, shirts, formal vests, shoes and accessories that they keep on display in the store rather than just pictured in a brochure. The alliance of Mensland and Spurling Formal Hire stores throughout Australia makes the job easy when organising a wedding where members of the bridal party live in different localities. Call in at Dicksons Mensland and let the professional, friendly staff show you the range of formal wear that will interest both the classical and contemporary type weddings.

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Try Angles something for every woman

Warragul Sporting & Social Club Downtowner

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At the award winning Warragul Sporting & Social Club Downtowner we understand the importance of everything being perfect on your special day. Our professional function team can provide assistance in planning your wedding reception to make it unique and memorable. This contemporary function centre offers magnificent space to seat up to 150 guests, with a draped ceiling complete with chandelier and large parquetry dance floor. The venue offers a superb range of fixed packages and options tailored to suit any budget. Choose from a formal sit down meal, buffet, or cocktail reception and our chef will meet any dietary requirements. The Warragul Sporting & Social Club Downtowner can cater for any function from weddings, engagements, birthday parties, anniversaries to conferences. For your next function contact Raquel Townsend, Executive Catering Manager or Stacey Burdon, Functions, on 5623 1520.

Try Angles is a local business that takes pride on exceptional

customer service and its ability to provide a fun and successful experience for all customers.

Whether you are looking for bridal, bridesmaid, deb or party

wear, Try Angles offers a great selection –there is always something for every woman.

Catering for an extensive range of sizes (6 -24), you will not be

disappointed with their gorgeous collections.

If you see a dress and would like it in a different colour, just ask

the friendly staff and they will let you know which colours that particular dress comes in.

They also offer flower girl dresses which can be made to size.

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day! So call

in to Try Angles and let the professional staff show their wonderful range and help you with the perfect dress.

Try Angles is located at 15 Smith Street, Warragul – call in today!


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15 Smith Street, Warragul Phone 0418 664 868


at the Downtowner


Noojee Hotel Plan your special day in one of the most beautiful locations in Gippsland The renowned and beloved Noojee Hotel is serenely situated on the banks of the Latrobe River in the small scenic town of Noojee. The former timber town is one with several heritage and natural attractions, less than 50 kilometres from the summit of Mt Baw Baw and only 35 minutes from Warragul. The exceedingly popular establishment is known for its country charm, its wonderful rustic character and enduring history. Patrons and families enjoy dining near the warmth of the open fire inside or alfresco dining on the elevated balcony that overlooks the lawn, the river and the natural bushland beyond. It was built in the midst of the bush in 1925, by Sydney Wentworth Smith. In 1926, a year after its establishment, and again in 1939, it survived bushfires that destroyed the town. Today, the lovely country hotel has a relaxing family-friendly atmosphere, serves deliciously tempting meals and provides fast friendly service in a beautiful natural location. It is the picture-perfect place for drinks with friends, balcony lunch, family dinner or function; the most perfect place for engagement parties and country weddings. Call the Noojee Hotel now on 5628 9514 to book a place for your special day with wonderful rustic memories of natural beauty that will last you a lifetime.

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Suzanne Murphy Marriage Celebrant Suzanne Murphy is a professional marriage celebrant who is dedicated to making each couple’s wedding day one to remember. Suzanne offers a range of individually crafted ceremonies to suit every occasion, whether large or small, formal or relaxed. Suzanne brings a friendly professionalism to her work, stemming from her strong belief that marriage is a wonderful institution built on love and respect. With a commitment to understanding the individual visions of each couple, Suzanne is able to tailor ceremonies and vows to ensure your special day is relaxed and meaningful. Inclusions of a PA, microphone, signing table and chairs, table cloths and background music are also available. Rates are reasonable and competitive, additional travel costs may apply. Please contact Suzanne for more information, or just to say hello on 0418 535 918.

Photo courtesy of Bride2Be Photography

One perfect day... One perfect venue

0418 535 918

Celebrate your union in our elegant gazebo.

Ceremon Ceremony


Assisting A ssisting you to create a unique Wedding

Photo courtesy Bride2Be Photography


Catering for your special day with a wide choice of menus.

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90 Alfred St, Warragul. 5623 1114.

Classic and creative styling for your wedding day

Cobaarz Aveda Concept Salon

⽧ One-of-a-kind up styles ⽧ Vintage styling ⽧ Aveda product range ⽧ Latest trends and techniques 3/55 Smith Street, Warragul

Phone 5622 2255


The team at Cobaarz love styling! They treat each guest as an individual, and are great at both classic and creative styling. Whether it be a voluminous blow wave, soft GHD waves, or a oneof-a-kind up style for a debutante ball or wedding, you will leave Cobaarz Aveda Concept Salon looking incredible. They take into account your total look, outfit, theme of event and go from there. Their Aveda styling range means that your personalised look will last your wedding all day and night. The entire bridal party can be catered for, including the groom and best man. Cobaarz has a dedicated men’s zone where they perform the most up-to date men’s cuts and colours. Salon Manager Paul has over 20 years’ experience in hairdressing, and can create that unique look. Senior Stylist Brooke has been with Cobaarz for a number of years and is a whiz at creating that distinctive colour and style. Stylist Anna and Emerging Stylist Mikkaela can make your day special with Aveda rituals and treatments. Cobaarz has also recently welcomed Danielle to their team as a Senior Stylist. Danielle has moved to the Warragul area after returning from two years in the UK, where she worked as the Salon Manager/Senior Stylist at The Parlour London, which is consistently named as one of London’s best for vintage styling. Danielle is a skilled hairdresser, but her speciality is vintage styling and ornate up styles. For the Cobaarz Aveda experience on your wedding day, phone 5622 2255 or visit 3/55 Smith Street, Warragul.

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Daizies has everything in one beautiful location. Daizies eliminates all of the stress involved with holding the ceremony in one location, taking the photos at another and then racing off to the reception at yet another. The outdoor Chapel set amongst the beautiful garden is the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The garden also offers endless photo opportunities. The Reception Venue can comfortably accommodate 150 guests and still have plenty of room for everyone to have a great time. Daizies also offers a unique buffet menu to allow your guests to choose what they want on their plate and how much they want. Our Buffet reception meal is truly a meal that complements your special day. Daizies also has comprehensive full service menus to choose from. Daizies also caters for large and small events from a standing Cocktail finger food party through to a full 3 to 5 course menus or anything in between. Daizies also is available for business conferences and seminars, from just morning teas to a fully catered seminar Daizies has everything you need. So whatever you are celebrating - weddings, birthdays or any special occasion call Ray on 56 261 261.

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Weddings at Pakenham Racing Club The Pakenham Racing Club provides a winning combination to ensure your wedding is a truly unforgettable day. The Event Centre provides a magnificent modern wedding reception value, backed by dedicated Event staff, superb catering and breathtaking views. Set on 600 acres, the Pakenham Racing Club located at Tynong features manicured lawns combined with the surrounding countryside to create the perfect setting for a day that will not be forgotten. Ceremonies and weddings photos can be held on course. Catering for intimate and elaborate celebrations this remarkable venue comprises numerous rooms and offers the choice of many floor layouts. The simple, stunning dĂŠcor provides numerous opportunities to transform the room into the style or theme you have in mind for your special day. The Pakenham Racing Club is fully licensed and offers gourmet menu options for sit down and cocktail style weddings from 80350 people. PRC Wedding Packages offer a variety of options or they can be tailored to suit your individual choices to make your day as memorable as possible. For your wedding or engagement party look no further than the Pakenham Racing Club. Call Hayley for more details on 5940 6600 or email

Photo courtesy of Bride2Be Photography

Weddings with Pakenham Racing Club Newest event centre in the region ideal venue for weddings & engagement parties LArge or intimate events catered for option for on-site ceremonies or photos

Contact Hayley

Further Details

download the Wedding package brochure (Under functions taB) including prices & menus

(03) 5940 6600 or email

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420 nar nar Goon - Longwarry Road, Tynong VIC 3813

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Sharing the romance of a marquee wedding Event and Party Hire for all occasions 9m x 18m marquee available with silk lining and dance floor. Seats 120 comfortably.

SLOW ROAST CATERING ● Marquees ● Silk Linings ● Tables / Chairs ● Dance Floor ● Crockery ● Cutlery ● Glassware ● Heating ● Other items available.

For that one special day of your life, nothing can surpass sharing the romance of a marquee wedding with your most intimate and important family and friends. Imagine the special ambience shared by all as they look out the arched windows at a view of your choice. With the silk lining gently billowing in the breeze and the candles casting a soft glow over your meal served on tables covered in white linen, it will be an event to remember forever. The dance floor will allow your guests to enjoy the festivities until the early hours as you slip away quietly to begin your married life. Providing catering, a wide range of marquees and all the accessories you need, the Party Man is your one-stop shop for all occasions. Contact Darren, the Party Man, for more information on 5623 4802 or 0418 178 659.



Ph: Darren McNally - 5623 4802 Fax: 5623 4601. Mobile 0418 178 659


Great scope for the groom’s outfit

Best Price | Biggest Range | Ferrari | Dress Circle

Gordon’s Mensland, Drouin is the place for all the groom’s needs as well as his attendants. Like the bride, the groom needs attention to detail and with more than 40 years experience, the staff at Gordon’s ensure all your special needs are catered for. Gordon’s offer an extensive range of suits and are supplied by the largest and most popular suit hire companies in Australia Ferrari and Dress Circle. Detailed brochures and cloth samples allow the groom to choose exactly what he wants and gives greater scope to match suits and accessories to ensure all tastes and needs are provided for.

Ph: 5625 1567 87 Princes Way, Drouin



Laurie Gordon will be delighted to help you with all your needs and discuss how to achieve that charming look.

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After hours service is also available.

Complete Occasions Decorating - let’s make your dream day a reality Congratulations on your engagement! Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life, and also one of the most stressful. You’re probably struggling with a ‘to-do’ list a mile long, drowning in Pinterest images and wondering if it might just be easier to elope! Relax, you’re in the right place… First things first, you want your wedding to be unique to you. The team at Complete Occasions agree - everyone’s dream wedding is different and for this reason they don’t offer any ‘one size fits all’ package. Instead, they work with you to create a uniquely special wedding day that fits both your personal style and your budget. From ceremony to reception, they can offer expert advice on all aspects of your dream wedding including styling and on-the-day coordination. Complete Occasions consider it an honour to be involved in something as personal and important as your wedding, and they go above and beyond to make it your perfect day. Contact Alex on 0425 792 483 or email to arrange an appointment to discuss the vision for your wedding. You can also find them at www. and on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Hummingbird Pictures

Want great skin for your wedding day?

wedding and event styling

Visit Entité Aesthetic Clinic With advanced dermal and paramedical treatments, we can assist with: Acne, Scarring, Skin Tags, Pigment, Wrinkles, Premature Aging, Redness, Dehydration and even whiten your teeth and do your nails and spray tan for the big day.

Alex Wiedermann

Call now on 5623 3939 F06361

0425 792 483

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“A Venue Like No Other” Located at the magnificent Warragul Country Club, the Warragul Reception and Conference Centre truly is ‘A Venue Like No Other.’ Catering for up to 160-seated guests the new Reception Centre was custom-made just for you. With modern contemporary decor and fixtures of the highest quality, the venue radiates as it competes for your attention amongst the gorgeous trees and rolling green hills of the golf course in the backdrop. Whether you’re planning a three-course banquet or cocktail style reception, our team of chefs have your needs, and budget covered. The Venue even provides your very own event coordinator, to ensure all the important details of your day are cared for. Also on offer to the bride is a personal bridal room to prepare for the grand entrance into the magnificent modern reception area, expertly presented with floor to ceiling windows allowing a profusion of natural light. The venue, the gorgeous green outlook and the location, makes the Warragul Reception and Conference Centre ‘A Venue Like No Other.’ So if you’re looking for a venue fitting of your big day, contact our Events Manager Alex Wiedermann today to arrange a tour and look over our new packages. – Brand new facilities. – Magnificent backdrop and location. – Banquet or Cocktail style receptions. – Packages to suit all budgets. – Seating for up to 160 guests. – Personal Bridal Room.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Murphy Photography

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Weddings at Mt Baw Baw

Photo courtesy of Bride2Be Photography

Whether as a white winter wonderland or a summer alpine experience, the atmosphere and panoramic views at Mt Baw Baw make for an unforgettable wedding. The mountain provides a uniquely stunning backdrop for happy memories that will last a lifetime. High above the cloud line, on a clear day the view from the summit stretches all the way to the Bass Strait. From the modern Village Restaurant to the exhilarating outdoor setting up on the mountain’s summit at 1,564m above sea level, there’s something to suit everyone. With seating for up to 70 of the bride and groom’s closest friends and family, the Village Restaurant can cater for anything from a formal sit-down dinner to a cocktail reception. A seasonal menu inspired by the fresh local Gippsland produce can be uniquely tailored to the style of the wedding and the delicious food is complemented by an extensive wine list, designed to showcase the region’s finest drops. A variety of on-mountain accommodation is available to suit any needs or budget, making the Mt Baw Baw Village the perfect setting for the newlyweds and their guests to enjoy a wedding and a getaway. From cabins to lodges and self-contained apartments, there’s no shortage of choices for anyone looking to extend their mountain experience. Visit or contact for more information on weddings at Mt Baw Baw.

Unique Life Ceremonies

For life’s special moments

Tracey Matthies

Authorised Marriage Celebrant Phone:

0448 543 861 F08996


Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. Choosing a celebrant who ensures that you will be the centre of attention in the most memorable and magnificent way is essential. Tracey Matthies, of Unique Life Ceremonies, says her role as an authorised marriage celebrant is to design and deliver a ceremony which not only tells each couple’s personal love story, but also meets all legal requirements. Tracey, a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Ceremonies, promises couples that she will treat the planning, preparation and presentation of their ceremony with the respect, warmth and professionalism that their unique life event deserves. Getting married is both a legal and ceremonial process and, in Australia, the professional who brings these elements together into a seamless ceremony is an authorised marriage celebrant. “Your celebrant is as important as your dress, venue and cars. In fact, without an authorised marriage celebrant to ensure that all the legal requirements of solemnising your marriage are met, your wedding day is just a big party,” Tracey said. “I encourage couples to really think about what marriage means to them and to choose a celebrant who can capture and reflect their style and those ideals through personalised vows, readings or ceremonial rituals such as hand fastenings, unity candles or similar.” Solemnisation of marriage services by Unique Life Ceremonies is all-inclusive of: ● Initial meeting ● Unlimited email and phone support ● Tailored ceremony ● All legal requirements ● Wedding rehearsal ● PA system ● Signing table and pen ● Professional ceremony delivery ● Submission of marriage documents to Births, Deaths and Marriages ● Compliance with Code of Conduct. Page 22

Wedding Ceremony Kenney’s Flowers Flowers


Whether you are planning a traditional church ceremony, a ceremony on the beach or on a rural setting, wedding ceremony flowers will add a special touch to your wedding.

Kenney’s Flowers have been leaders in floral design and decoration for over 30 years. Located in one of Warragul’s oldest buildings in historic Queen Street, Kenney’s is a popular choice for Melbourne brides seeking good value and country hospitality. Established by Terry Kenney in 1981, the tradition of quality and value continues with Julie and Rhonda. We are now providing ideas, advice and floral design for brides whose mothers and aunties were Kenney’s first customers. Wedding flowers are important finishing touches for any wedding whether traditional or modern. The bridal bouquet should complement the bridal gown and express the bride’s personality. Flowers are also essential components of buttonholes, reception styling, church decoration and wedding cakes. We are happy to advise on seasonal availability, colour matching and how to get the most out of your wedding budget. Summer weddings need flowers that can withstand the heat, and see tropical orchids at their best. Scented stephanotis, gardenias, bouvardia and frangipani are also popular, and lisianthus and roses are plentiful. Winter sees the arrival of hyacinths, tulips and freesia. With Spring comes sweet peas, the queen of flowers, peony roses and perfumed lily-of-the-valley, a traditional favourite. From simple to sophisticated, classic or country, we can create flowers to bring your dreams to life. You can rely on Kenney’s Flowers for experience and attention to detail. Pop in to 87 Queen Street, Warragul or have a chat with Julie or Rhonda on 5623 5344 to find out how we can help make your wedding flowers perfect for you.

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Weddings at Wild Dog Winery & Restaurant Situated just three kilometres from Warragul on WarragulKorumburra Rd, the Wild Dog Restaurant incorporates modern design with exquisite views of the surrounding vineyard and picturesque Gippsland landscape. The restaurant features an “open air feel" that incorporates spectacular vineyard views all year round. The extensive decking area overlooking the vineyard is the perfect spot for wedding ceremonies, photographs or for guests to gather for a drink prior to the commencement of the reception. In winter, the warmth and glow of the open fireplace adds a romantic touch to any wedding reception. The restaurant offers a range of deals and discounts for midweek weddings and winter warmers weddings. It also offers the best value weddings in Gippsland. Wild Dog Restaurant now has a dedicated Facebook page ‘Wild Dog Winery Weddings’. It is full of information to help you plan your special day. It also has up-to-date information on available dates and special offers. The restaurant can accommodate weddings of up to one hundred and forty people with a range of packages available to suit all tastes and budgets. Venue inspections are available by appointment by contacting our wedding co-ordinator, Kim Murphy on (03) 5623 2211.

Photo courtesy of Shoot The Bride

Finding the right wedding dress Finding the right wedding dress is possibly the most important thing for any bride-to-be. To get a dress with perfect fit it’s essential to choose one that suits your body shape and flatters your figure. Small bust: Look for: A ruched bodice. Extra fabric up top will help fill out your upper body and create the illusion of curves. Lightly padded halter styles will also do the trick. Keep in mind: The right bra will always provide a nice boost, but as many wedding dresses are strapless or backless, your undergarment options may be fairly limited. Try instead a selfadhesive silicone bra cups. Petite: Look for: Trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line gowns. Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress (and therefore you) appear longer. The fabric is up to you - you can pull off a high sheen. But the detailing should be small (no huge bows) and limited to the bodice, to draw the eye upward. Keep in mind: Be wary of dresses with a dropped waist, which will make your legs seem non existent, and ball gowns - it's easy to get lost in that voluminous skirt. Avoid anything calf length, which will make your legs look short. Apple shaped: Look for: A dress that cinches in at the smallest point on the waistline, then flares out into a gradual A shape. Opt for a bodice with a lot of texture to it? Think ruche or lace detailing that will camouflage and fit snugly, creating a corsetlike effect. The most slenderizing neckline for you is one with a deep V, which will draw eyes toward the vertical, not the horizontal. Keep in mind: Avoid trumpet dress styles, which emphasize the area where your body is widest and flare out at the legs and the knees, where you are most slender. Tall: Look for: A simple silhouette. The strategy is to emphasize your natural shape, so every aspect of the dress - the lower waistline, a floor-sweeping hem - needs to reflect your longer proportions. If you're wearing long sleeves, they should go past the wrist. You

don't want to look as if you've borrowed a gown from someone shorter than you. Keep in mind: Because you are statuesque, you'll want to err on the side of simplicity when it comes to embellishments. Too many bells and whistles, like ruffles and rosettes, can come off as cutesy, particularly on a tall person. Full figure: Look for: An Empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line. Make sure the Empire seam does not start on the chest and there is no pleating of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear. The dress should play up your shape; if it’s too loose, it will add pounds. Keep in mind: Find fabrics like satin that provide structure, rather than anything too flowy. If you love the romantic look of airier fabrics, choose a gown with a stiffer base, then add an embroidered tulle overlay Big Bust: Look for: A dress with a scooped neckline. It will open up your face and display your décolletage without showing too much cleavage. If you love the look of strapless gowns, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, like a sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across (which will make your bust appear even larger and more shelflike). Keep in mind: Fabric on the bodice that has a sheen to it (such as organza, satin, or silk) will add volume and call attention to your chest. Material that is ruched will have the same effect Straight-Lined: Look for: A dress that will create curves where you don’t have them. Try a sheath dress in a wispy charmeuse that’s cut on the bias; the curving side seam will give you a va-va-vavoom silhouette. Or look for a ball gown that cinches in at your natural waist and descends into a full, flowing floor-length skirt. It will capitalise on your slenderness and camouflage a lack of hips. Keep in mind: If you have a small bust, look for a bodice with some ruching to create volume.

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Jigsaw Hair & Beauty

Photo Photo courtesy courtesy of of Shoot Shoot The The Bride Bride

Imagine a very special place where the bride and her bridesmaids can all have their hair and make-up done in their own exclusive private area. Jigsaw Hair & Beauty have created just such a place. They have a special Events Studio in the downstairs area of Jigsaw Hair & Beauty in Drouin. It has become a very popular venue having catered for groups attending the races, deb balls, engagement parties, birthdays, and of course weddings. For the client, this represents a huge saving of both time and stress. The nibbles and drinks keep coming while the professional Jigsaw Events Studio team attend to the hair and make up to ensure all will look amazing on their special day. Jigsaw Hair and Beauty already has a reputation for sensational hair, fantastic eyelash extensions, nails, spray tans and extraordinary makeup. The Jigsaw Hair & Beauty Events Studio is located in the basement of the historic old building where the dĂŠcor is a mix of modern/funky with contrasting parts of 100 year old architecture still exposed. Why not call in and take a look around, be sure to ask about their special package deals. For Bookings call Jigsaw Hair & Beauty on (03) 5625 1347. Jigsaw Hair & Beauty is located at 115 Princes Way, Drouin.

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180 Lardners Track, Drouin East Phone 0459 496 037


Contact us for a venue tour

Business Directory Accommodation


Mt Baw Baw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5165 1136


Pettits Jewellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 1773

Marriage Celebrants

The Chocolate Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 2962

Suzanne Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0418 535 918 Unique Life Ceremonies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0448 543 861

Bridal Wear Kerri’s House of Bridal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5623 3768 Try Angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0418 664 868

Men’s Formal Wear Dicksons Mensland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 2105 Gordons Mensland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5625 1567

Ceremony Venues Daizies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 261 261 Noojee Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5628 9514 Mt Baw Baw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5165 1136 Silverwater Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5671 9300 The Black Tie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 1114 Wild Dog Winery & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5623 2211 Wesley of Warragul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0488 060 161

Photography Bride2Be Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0418 586 Hummingbird Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 564 Lauren Murphy Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0432 608 Shoot The Bride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0402 676

844 634 897 323

Party Hire The Party Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0418 178 659

Cosmetic Dentistry Warragul Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5623 5588

Receptions and Catering

Event Decoration Complete Occasions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0425 792 483 Nerida’s Interior Plantscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0408 108 010

Flowers Kenney’s Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 5344

Hair, Beauty & Make-up Cobaarz Aveda Concept Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5622 2255 Entité Aesthetic Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 3939 Jigsaw Hair & Beauty Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5625 1347 Many Faces Beauty Therapy Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5622 3335

Honeymoon Travel Gippsland Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 5151

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Brandy Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5625 4498 Daizies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 261 261 Lardner Park Exhibition Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5626 1373 Mt Baw Baw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5165 1136 Noojee Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5628 9514 Pakenham Racing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5940 6600 Parnassus Function Centre & Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . .0459 496 037 Silverwater Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5671 9300 The Black Tie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 1114 The Party Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0418 178 659 Warragul Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5622 1333 Warragul Sporting & Social Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 1520 Wild Dog Winery & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5623 2211

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State-of-the-art Wedding Reception & Function Centre in a picturesque vineyard and winery setting. INSPECTION WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT

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Wedding Planner 2016 - The Gazette  

The 2016 Wedding Planner published by the Warragul & Drouin Gazette.

Wedding Planner 2016 - The Gazette  

The 2016 Wedding Planner published by the Warragul & Drouin Gazette.