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Planning a garden wedding in Victoria

Planning a garden wedding in Victoria

There is something so magical about a garden wedding in Victoria. The sounds of nature, the flowers and the fairy lights all combine to create a wedding wonderland. But for something that looks so simple and natural, planning a garden wedding actually takes a lot of preparation. You need to take a lot of things into account such as bathrooms, electricity supply, permits, and shelter from the elements if needed. That is why it can make a lot of sense to choose from existing garden wedding venues in Victoria that have already organised all of...

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Celebrating a silver anniversary

Celebrating a silver anniversary

A silver wedding anniversary is a big milestone as it celebrates 25 years of marriage. Other momentous ones are; Golden anniversary – for 50 years and Diamond anniversary – for 60 years. Reaching 25 years of marriages is a very special milestone for most people, and one that should be marked with some kind of formal celebration. If you are planning your own silver anniversary, or one on behalf of someone else, here are some ideas for things you might like to do: Renew your vows What better way to celebrate your wedding anniversary...

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Planning a trip to the Macedon Ranges

Planning a trip to the Macedon Ranges

When you reach the Macedon Ranges you will have a hard time believing you are just one hour out of Melbourne. The beautiful region can feel like a whole different world, with rolling hills and valleys dotted with spectacular places to eat and drink. The entire region is filled with beautiful landscapes that will please the eye. There are native forests to be explored, waterfalls, mineral springs and of course the natural and unique features; Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon. Mount Macedon is an extinct volcano that stands 1010m from sea level,...

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Conference etiquette

Conference etiquette

There is a lot to be gained from attending a conference, and it’s not just knowledge from the information that is being shared. There is also a wealth of networking opportunities; the chance to talk to bosses or managers in a more causal setting, meeting new peers, mentors or potential clients and in some cases you might be able to get up and speak to an audience. There is even the chance to travel to a new area to attend, and with the beautiful conference venues in Victoria you won’t be disappointed with the location. However, you can...

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A guide to cool climate wines

A guide to cool climate wines

The next time you are visiting the Grange Restaurant or cellar door at Glen Erin ask us about the many factors that give a wine its tastes and aromas. You might be surprised that it varies from the type of grape grown, to the soil they are grown in, to the location of the vineyard. Climate is one of the factors that plays a huge role in how all kinds of fruit grows, including grapes. In a hot climate with direct, strong sunlight, fruit will grow faster and ripen more quickly. The sun helps create more sugar in the fruit, making it sweeter to...

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The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

Hiring a wedding co-ordinator may sound like a huge extravagance; another cost to add to what is already fast becoming an expensive day. But if done right, a wedding co-ordinator can actually save you money. Not only that, but the right wedding co-ordinator will also save you time and stress – two very important things to keep under control when it comes to the big day! So how exactly does a wedding co-ordinator save you time, money and stress? We tell you how: Money: It seems like an odd concept, spending money in order to save it, but that...

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Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

Planning a wedding is so much fun, and planning one that is away from where you live can be even more exciting. You get the double bonus of celebrating your special day, as well as having a mini holiday with your closest family and friends! But it does take a little more thought and co-ordination to plan an ‘away’ wedding, so it helps to have an all inclusive wedding package to help make things run smoothly. Here are some other things to consider to get you started: Accommodation If you’d like to hold your wedding somewhere away from...

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11 Country Wedding Ideas to Spice Up Your Big Day

11 Country Wedding Ideas to Spice Up Your Big Day

Have you always wanted a country wedding that celebrates classic beauty in a glorious, natural setting? Whether it’s simple, rustic, elegant or vintage that you’re after, there are plenty of ways to achieve it. Let’s look at some of the most popular country wedding ideas relating to dress, décor, location and nostalgia. Dress This is an obvious place to start, as the wedding dress itself is often the first thing to be decided. Perhaps a classic lace or silk dress, or a vintage dress from the roaring 20s or stylish 50s? A pure and simple...

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Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

Let’s say you’ve held a meeting and made the decision to host a conference for your business, and everyone is excited and raring to go. Well, that’s just the first step – now comes the hard work of organising it! This includes deciding where to hold it, whether to provide accommodation, how to promote it, the topics and speakers to invite, drawing up a schedule, and of course setting the budget. Drawing up checklists for the various aspects of a conference can take a lot of the stress out of the process. For example, you can make task...

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Great Things to Do and See in the Goulburn Valley

Great Things to Do and See in the Goulburn Valley

The Goulburn Valley region is situated in the heart of Victoria centred on the Goulburn River. The region stretches from Shepparton and Kyabram in the north to Kinglake and Marysville in the south, encompassing many regional centres, small rural towns and villages along the way. There is a wide variety of things to do and see in this region, for lovers of both indoor and outdoor activities – from fine dining and visiting galleries and wineries, to fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and sightseeing. Getting around the region Much of the...

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