Yippee! It’s school holidays and two whole weeks of fun stretches out in front of us. There’s no time for sleeps ins (well ok, maybe just one or two!) because there’s so much to do in the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik this school holidays.
People, places, stories – we bring the Yarra Valley to life for you with blogs that capture the heart of this remarkable destination. Find Your Self in the history of an award-winning winery, inspired by a recipe featuring local produce or learning the secret locations that offer the best views or the foodie experience that you will never forget.
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Some mums like a surprise, some mums like to choose. What does your Mum want to do this 12 May on Mother’s Day? Go on – ask her now!
When planning an authentic wedding, your choice of celebrant is one of the first and most important decisions you will make.
The charming township of St Andrews is just one hours’ drive from Melbourne CBD, which is perhaps even less than your daily commute to work! A list to St Andrews Market is a must.
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.
Art lives here because artists live here! The Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik are home to thriving artist hubs and works of art that will stay with you. You might be surprised to know that there are 22 galleries you can visit today in the region and every one of them is worth the trip.
There you were. Everything was going along perfectly smoothly until BOOM. The proposal. Now you’ve got to somehow fit in planning the biggest event of your life, which you only get one shot at, and oh, you’ve never done anything like it before. Here’s a little secret. You’ve got this. There are awesome people around every corner who have gone through this many times and who live and breathe weddings in the Yarra Valley.
Today many couples are stepping beyond tradition when planning their wedding, seeking unique ways to shape their day to reflect their own lifestyle, personality and imagination.
Simon Cox and Tash Edward-Johnson have been together since early 2014 and were engaged for 18 months. The couple fell in love on the ski slopes at Mt Buller and haven’t looked back, enduring a long distance relationship, starting a new business from scratch, purchasing property, and owner-building a house together. Tash is an Orthotist in a private clinic and hospitals in Melbourne’s east. Simon runs Yarra Linen in the Yarra Valley, a laundry and linen service servicing local wineries and function venues.
Ease into the “morning after the big day” with a delicious breakfast and a great coffee. The afterglow of a heart-melting wedding can last for days, so if you’re staying on a day or two, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges have plenty of activities that will keep the love alive!