REAL WEDDING: Danielle + Dylan, Yarra Valley Estate

Open Air Chapel of love at Yarra Valley Estate

Newlyweds: Dylan + Danielle

Wedding date: 8th of April 2017

Wedding guests: 85

Theme of wedding: Rustic/Nature

"We met over coffee at the local café 3844. Dylan proposed after 2 years on the beach at Phillip Island. He got down on one knee and presented a ring which was engraved in dutch with the words ‘will you marry me?’ because we are both dutch".

Why we chose the venue?

"We chose the venue because of the sustainability principles of the venue.

We loved the fact that the produce from the garden was being used in the kitchen. We also loved the natural surroundings of the gardens and the grounds".

Venue Showstoppers

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

Our ceremony was very relaxed and fun".

Darling is in the detail

"I chose lots of natural and native leaves in my bouquet as well as babies breath and white roses. I loved the simplicity of the white roses and I adore babies breath.

We wanted our wedding to be very relaxed and to be representative of us, not necessarily based on traditional or typical customs.We had a candle lighting ceremony for my father who passed away when I was younger.

At our reception we had the partners of our bridal party on the table with us because we wanted to be inclusive and for everyone to just have fun".

A tip of the hat to DIY done oh so right!

"My godmother and I made the seating chart and Dylan and his mother made the chutney for our bonbonnieres".

The best bits?

"The whole day was absolutely perfect from start to finish".

Do you have any tips or advice for other couples who are planning their wedding day?

"Do what you want to do, not what others think you should do".

Open Air Chapel of love at Yarra Valley Estate


Wedding Dream Team:

Cermony Venue: Yarra Valley Estate

Wedding Celebrant:
Andrew Redman

Wedding Florist:
Katie from Posies and Twine

Wedding Cake:
Angela’s Cake Emporium

Wedding Dress Designer:

Sophia Tolli

Groom and Groomsmen Attire:
TM Lewin

Hair and Makeup:
Vivian Ashworth

Melbourne Club Band