Dandenong Weddings: in the shadows of the misty mountains you’ll find Lyrebird Falls.
Home to one of Victoria’s favourite Dandenong wedding venues, we were lucky enough to be asked to work with Dewinta from Dewinta Dandot Photography. After arriving at Lyrebird Falls I did a quick location scout, I was sure the cool colours of the rainforest really made our dresses and the floral arrangements really pop!
Photographer Dewinta Dandot was looking to create a colourful bohemian vibe for the day. “The atmosphere and greenery was the perfect fit for the vision I was trying to achieve – moody, earthy with a bright colour.”
To help bring this creative vision to life we had our model Melissa wearing the Broome wedding dress. A talented circus artist and fire dancer, who treated us to an amazing proformance at the end of the day. Dewinta loved that the “darkness in the forest meets natural light in the chapel, made a perfect location for a Dandenong’s wedding”. We also added our Bendigo earrings and bracelet in gold to bring a little twinkle to the earrie location.
Tam at Florium Creations arranged the bouquets like a work of art! I love how detailed she made the design with the addition of feathers at the end of the ribbon ties. Tam said; “I wanted the flowers to stay with the bohemian theme. Tam used bright colours with a mix of dark and rich autumnal tones to ensure the flowers stood out in the photos.” It is important to Tam that she uses seasonal blooms that have been locally grown, as she loves supporting local businesses (and so do I!).
Our second style of the day…
The elegant Eildon wedding dress was worn by model, stylist, personal shopper and make up artist Sharan. The V-neck gown with a plunging back is finished with an all over floral lace pattern. Lets add sparkle to Sharan’s boho wedding look, with our infinity earrings to tie in with the bohemian vibe. We then paired this look with an extravagant floral crown and belt. To assemble the flower crowns Tam says; “It’s a lengthy process as they are very fiddly to make. All the flowers have to be wired and taped to ensure longevity but it definitely pays off to do it properly.” These crowns will certainly make a beautiful wedding memento that can be kept for an original art piece in your home.
I met with talented graphic designer Samone Shepherdson. She designs the most gorgeous wedding invites. Specialising in wedding stationary, branding and art she uses pencil and paintbrush to create a styled look that guests will truly remember. I love how she matched these invites to match the bouquet that Melissa held on the day.
Location, Location, Location
The Dandenong Mountains is that perfect getaway location that is close to home. An hour’s drive from Melbourne “the towering trees, lush ferns and running streams are all aspects of Lyrebird Falls that our brides love” says Cherie our host. “We are often told that it’s the personalised and experienced service offered by our wedding coordinators that makes the difference to the many weddings and receptions we host”. Ceremonies here can be held in the beautiful chapel, or the garden gazebo. Voted as having the best wedding function coordinators for two years running at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards. Lyrebird Falls has more to offer than just their gorgeous location.
Come in and chat to Leah and the team about your wedding ideas. Whether it’s a bohemian style or something more traditional, we can help you find the perfect gown for your special day.