I just had a thought, we probably need to consider mozzie candles...
At that time of year here in Australia I'm hoping the weather will be about 25 degrees Celsius which is perfect weather for me! We are planning on getting married in the Grampians in Western Victoria at this stage because Simon grew up in Ararat which is pretty close and he worked in Halls Gap in the Grampians for a few years when he first became a chef... Also it's quite picturesque and with my parents living in Adelaide they will have to travel somewhere for our wedding and the Grampians are closer than Melbourne!
I really want to get married in a church, but there isn't actually that many, if any, churches in Halls Gap, certainly not any big enough to hold 100 people so I might have to compromise on that... Funnily enough Simon isn't actually that bothered by this and quite likes the idea of getting married in a garden, even though HE's the Salvation Army Officer!
This month we are hoping on taking a look at a few different locations for both the ceremony and the reception and booking them as soon as possible! On our hit list is;
Chatsworth House Functions
They are a beautiful property with a homestead and several different options for receptions, they also offer accommodation at this location as well, I like their idea of a BBQ Breakfast the next morning after the wedding!
I also love the idea of using these stables!
Grampians Pioneer Cottages
International guests will appreciate the Australiana of these locations however I would then have to organise everything else such as hire equipment, catering etc... I'm not perturbed by this but I will have to consider what is most cost-effective in comparison to the additional organisational headaches...
But this looks fun doesn't it?
The only other location we will probably consider in the Grampians is good old Norval which is a campsite The Salvation Army has used many times... It probably won't be my first choice but having not been there I still want to have a look.
That's what we're working towards this month...