Recollecting the many Bride and Groom weddings of 2017, journalists Jessica and Alana share venues that have made an impression.
As the old saying goes; location, location, location.
From mountain outlooks to grand houses, couples in the Goulburn Valley are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a venue.
Whether its space for a ceremony, a reception or a sole venue; the location sets the scene for the big day.
Jessica’s favourite venues
The stately architecture and the regal grounds of Noorilim Estate created an elegant atmosphere for Valley Bride Kirsten Oughton’s autumn wedding to Michael Croxford.
Valley Bride Amanda Tharratt and her husband Travis Fita said I do on an overcast day at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Milawa.
While the church lacks a traditional aisle; instead of saying farewell to a childhood dream, the groom waited at the steps while the bride walked down the pathway lined with friends and family before entering the church.
Drawing on the natural beauty Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort, Valley Bride Elisha Barry and her groom Josh Naish were married in a romantic outdoor ceremony.
Taking advantage of the spectacular location guests then enjoyed cocktail hour while spotting kangaroos and deer.
Alana’s favourite venues
The heart is where the home is and for Valley Bride Tamara Fry and Nathan Hayes, it was also where their wedding was.
Hosted in the couple’s shearing shed in Mooroopna North, the rustic space was transformed for the ceremony and reception, creating magical moments the couple can cherish at their home for years to come.
Valley Bride Karla Mallamaci and Steven Granger held hands as they exited St Brendan’s Church in Shepparton, taking their first step as husband and wife.
The stained glass windows of the church shone in the afternoon sun, with pews filled with excited friends and family.
Following the traditional church ceremony, it was then off to Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie, where guests celebrated the happy day against the backdrop of the setting sun.
Against towering trees and the picturesque Murray River views, Celeste James and Ben Matthes said ‘I do’ to a life together.
Inspired by the surrounds at Morrison’s Riverview Winery and Restaurant in Moama, the couple enjoyed an intimate and beautiful ceremony as they became husband and wife.