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Your Wedding Budget Breakdown

Wedding planning can be stressful. Fact. But it can also be a world of fun. Minimise issues by getting the financial elephant out of the room as quickly as possible. Because, let me tell you right now, while money might be one of the main causes of arguments between couples, *not* talking about money is even worse!

Virtual Wedding Tour - Healesville Sanctuary's, The Brolga Room

Virtual Wedding Tour - The Brolga Room at Healesville Sanctuary

Take a stroll through through of one of the most unique venues in our collection. Experience the tranquility, beautiful bushland setting and the rustic detailing of a sanctuary wedding. The Brolga Room at Healesville Sanctuary is private, peaceful and pretty much perfect!

Inspired Shoot at Coonara Springs

Styled Bridal Shoot at Coonara Springs

A sophisticated wedding in the dining room in the company of open fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, wood panelling and leather banquet seating. Or perhaps a dainty picnic harvest feast in the gardens.

Coonara Springs Ceremony by the pond

Touring a wedding venue? Here are our do’s and don’ts.

Can’t choose your wedding venue? Here are our top tips for a wedding venue tour that helps you make your decision with confidence.

Old world romance on your wedding day at Chateau Yering

REAL WEDDING: Ashleigh + Matt, Chateau Yering Hotel.

"We had a Yarra Valley wedding in mind but also wanted to focus to be on the venue, not just the winery. Then we found Chateau Yering. The stunning Victorian Mansion took us back to the Theatre in London where it all began, and after looking at only one other venue, we knew straight away it had to be Chateau Yering".

Yarra Valley Wedding, Michael Briggs Photography

72 questions to ask your wedding venue before you book

Find My Perfect Venue’s Wedding Venue Filtering Formula makes your decision easier. These 72 questions will help you find the best place for your big day.

Flos Botanicals Elegant, Modern Chic Wedding Florist

Everything a wedding florist wishes you knew

Not sure how to choose your wedding florist? Vivien of Flos Botanical talks us through the best possible process for minimal stress and maximum gorgeousness.

Eastern Golf Club Yarra Valley Weddings Rustic Elegance

REAL WEDDING: Jen + Ryan, Eastern Golf Club + Yering Gorge Cottages

"There was so much breathtaking scenery on the property, allowing for ample photo opportunities and the clubhouse made for a beautiful reception". Ryan + Jen get wedded at this all-inclusive showpiece of the Yarra Valley​ AND uncover the elusive bush track to "Kissing Cove".

Outdoor Wedding Dining Yarra Valley Bulong Estate

The Smart Couples Guide to Wedding Budget Breakdown

How much does a wedding cost? How much should you spend on the dress? This handy infographic breaks it down for you so you can plan with ease.

Open Air Chapel of love at Yarra Valley Estate

REAL WEDDING: Danielle + Dylan, Yarra Valley Estate

"We were absolutely blown away by the chapel sculpture. It was exactly what we were looking for in a ceremony location because we wanted something that represented our love of nature".

Your Wedding Planning Checklist Part 5: 1 month – 1 week before

Plan your dream wedding with less stress using our sanity-saving month-by-month checklist for Australian brides and grooms. This is part 5 of our step-by-step series.

Healesville RACV Country Club Dansk Photography

Think a Country Club wedding is beyond your grasp? Think again

Exclusive, chic, high-end - just a few of the words that spring to mind when you think of Country Clubs. But there’s a couple more worth considering when it comes to wedding planning - ‘wholly achievable’.

Roll out the barrels and celebrate, Intimate Wedding Venue Yarra Valley

Roll out the barrel and celebrate

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the simple things in life, finding a way to celebrate a special occasion without it turning all ‘tantrums and tiaras’ can seem daunting. But there’s a really rather fabulous option out there, guaranteed to offer all the elegance with none of the overwhelm. Barrel rooms.

Wedded Bliss at Alowyn Gardens, Michael Briggs Wedding Photographer

Your Wedding Planning Checklist Part 4: 2-4 months out

We’re getting so close to the big day! It’s the final countdown, and these last few months are about finalising and confirming details. All of your hard work is about to pay off!

Wild Cattle Creek, Ashleigh Haase Photography

Your Wedding Planning Checklist

Part 1: 16-9 months out. A wedding planning checklist for the organised bride. Our first checklist in this 5 part series will help you eliminate overwhelm and prioritise your time.

Charleigh + James, Hanrahan Vineyards

REAL WEDDING: Charleigh + James, Hanrahan Vineyard

The charm and rustic beauty of Hanrahan Vineyard sealed the deal for Charleigh and James, "Hanrahan gave us a wonderful laid back venue which we could make our own".

On the Deck at Hedgend Maze Unique Wedding Venue Yarra Valley

REAL WEDDING: Renee + Michael, Hedgend Maze

Hedgend Maze proved the perfect venue for Renee and Michael's unique and unforgettable wedding. From the stunning views to the gorgeous rustic barn "it just took our breath away and ticked all the boxes"!

Linley Estate Love Seat Secret Garden Kiss

REAL WEDDING: Kate + Craig, Linley Estate

Wedding Venue first impressions are EVERYTHING and for Kate + Craig, Linley Estate instantly trumped every other venue they were considering. "We fell in love with the venue and all it had to offer, and actually preferred it to our original plan".

Teagan + Mel, Log Cabin Ranch, Glitz and Glamping

REAL WEDDING: Teagan + Mel, Log Cabin Ranch

"We wanted a relaxed vibe and somewhere all our friends could stay over for a weekend long celebration".

Zonzo Estate Rustic Barn Doors

REAL WEDDING: Nadia + Matt, Zonzo Estate

"when you walk into a venue and it gives you the same giddy feeling as the day you first met your love, you know you have found the right place!" Refined, rustic and elegant - Nadia + Matt share their picture perfect day at award winning Yarra Valley Venue, Zonzo Estate.

Drawing heavily on farm or barn-inspired aesthetics, timber beams, charming naturalistic decor, earthy tones and emerald views, you really can’t go wrong with rustic...

10 Standout Rustic spots to tie the knot!

Drawing heavily on farm or barn-inspired aesthetics, timber beams, charming naturalistic decor, earthy tones and emerald views, you really can’t go wrong! 10 of our favourite rustic inspired venues in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Dreamy Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Yarra Valley

Looking for an outdoor and dreamy wedding venue in the Yarra Valley? If you have your heart set on a magical outdoor venue, the best of what Yarra Valley has to offer and you want your day to be as romantic as a Jane Eyre classic then look no further. Because we have rounded up five of our favourite dreamboat venues to ensure your day is an unforgettable “I do”..

Yarra Ranges Most Romantic + European-Inspired Wedding Venues

Europe is one of those places that will leave you speechless with its ageless beauty, imperial architecture and inevitable charm. It feels inherently romantic and is one of the most ideal places to begin your story as newly weds. However, that doesn’t mean the scene can’t take place closer to home. Take a looksie out our handpicked list of the Yarra Ranges Most Romantic + European-Inspired Wedding Venues

REAL WEDDING: Jenna + Trent, Bulong Estate

Autumnal tones in the Upper Yarra Valley are a feast for the eyes and the riot of colour amongst the vineyards at Bulong Estate - Yarra Valley - a boutique winery located in the township of Yarra Junction, was the perfect setting for Jenna and Trent.

DIY wedding planning vs wedding packages

DIY wedding planning vs wedding packages

DIY wedding planning is a huge task for any bride. Do you trust yourself with planning your most important day, or find an all-inclusive wedding package?

The graceful guide to proper wedding planning

Planning your wedding yourself? Here are 7 things every bride-to-be needs to know to be a graceful, courteous bride in control.

Rayner's Orchard Unique Yarra Valley Wedding Venue

Inspired Shoot at Rayner's Orchard

Country chic inspired shoot bursting with a heady mix of florals, bold rustic detailing softened with peach, gum greens and feminine crystal accents. Feasting, farm and family make Rayner's Orchard the perfect setting for your big day.