A wedding day is anticipated as much by family and friends as it is by the couple getting married. Weddings are celebrations, a gathering together of the special people in your life. The preparation for the big day is also a time to gather, to imagine and create the most beautiful experience possible. A destination wedding in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is a wonderful way to express your true values, your hope for the future and your wild love.

With longer daylight hours, balmy nights, the lure of tranquil gardens and the opportunity for al fresco everything, a summer wedding adds its own unique qualities to your day. The flowers are blossoming, the vines are a vivid green and ripe with fruit. Summer is a time to celebrate abundant fresh produce – a time to cherish and enjoy.

Planning a summer wedding is an opportunity to explore and embrace the heart of what the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges has to offer.

The region has everything you need to make your day one that is beyond your heart’s desires.

Tips for a Summer Wedding

1. Visit or ask to see photos of the venue in the season you are planning to get married in. Seasonal conditions may influence how they look and feel.

2. Explore menus that reflect the produce of the season you’re getting married in.

3. Spend a weekend with friends in the region and really get a feel for what it’s like.

4. Check your venue has shady areas for you and your guests to use for photos and for gathering. What other ‘keep cool’ features do they offer such as misters, air conditioners, fans, natural cool breezes, waterside locations and even umbrellas can make a world of difference?

5. Grape-draped arbours such as those at Stones/Meletos, grand leafy trees and river locations for photos – there are many spots along the Yarra River – and quality transfers (with air conditioning) such as those offered by Yarra Valley A2B transfers are essential ingredients for a happy day.

Hot Tip

Pack an extra esky with ice to keep refreshments cool while you’re doing your photos. Bouquets and flowers may also benefit from some ‘cool time’ in the esky in between shots!

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