It is the perfect time to plan your elopement!
Weddings in Melbourne, in winter, are beautiful.
Check out how beautiful Poets Lane, in the Dandenong Ranges looks at this time of year.
You can have your garden wedding in in the middle of winter in Melbourne. Winter Weddings call for special treatment, its about keeping your guests warm and cozy, even though sometimes they are called on to sit in the cold, rain and wind, so that you may get your dream garden ceremony.
Being a Celebrant is awesome, if everyone else is enjoying themselves, and being comfortable is a huge element in this.
When thinking winter weddings, think-
-Handwarmers, you can personalise them to suit your theme or taste
-Rugs, for guests to put over their legs
-A shorter ceremony
-Umbrellas on stand by
-Warning guests on the invites to BYO jumper/jacket/umbrella/snowboots
And above all, know when to call it. If it is raining, or bordering on snow or cyclonic winds, then be prepared to concede defeat and go to Plan B, hopefully that entails in the warmth, preferably in front of a fire....
I met with the super awesome Alan and Lisa last year, and they wanted something different and very musical for their wedding.
They wanted it loud, they wanted it relaxed and they wanted it to be a real reflection of them. The good new is, after a lot of emails, planning and a rehearsal, we pulled it off.
The location was Young and Jackson's hotel, opposite Flinders Street. Chloe stood there aloof, watching the ceremony over her shoulder, she didn't bother getting clothes on for the occasion. There were two live acts from the Bride and Grooms super talented musical friends and the Groom wore his top hat for the occasion.
The staff at the venue couldn't have been more helpful and they happily redirected the people who just wanted to sneak a peak of Chloe during the ceremony. And after reading up about Chloe while there was a lull at rehearsal, I learnt that she was only 19 when she posed for the painting, and that the models name was actually Marie! And the poor love, killed herself after throwing a party with friends, by boiling up a concoction of poisonous matches and drinking the broth, all because she suffering from a rather severe case of unrequited love.