Dandenong Ranges Wedding Venue | Hayley & Ben

♥ Hayley & Ben ♥

We had THE BEST time celebrating with Hayley & Ben!
This wedding was full of laughs, love & legends. 
Amazing photos by Be Here Be Now Photos & Films

Hayley & Ben’s review of their wedding day:

“There is literally one word for these guys……. LEGENDS. They where amazing on all fronts.
Mikaela and the team are awesome, great vibes, prompt service & amazing food. Nothing was hard and they worked with all our suppliers fantastically. Book these legends now!!!!!”

How did they meet?
“We met when we were 17 and living in the country. We were from different valleys, and Ben used the sneaky ‘Hey I just found I had your number, how r u?’ trick. Next came meet ups at local football games and a hilarious and unforgettable first date… the rest is history!”

Proposal story:
“There was a bit confusion here haha. It was set on the beautiful Whitehaven Beach near our 7 year anniversary, when I was sun baking and Ben couldn’t get me off my towel to go for a ‘swim’. He gave up and instead started reading a poem he had written which was in fact a proposal, but my sun delirium and Ben’s thorough job of throwing me off any scent of a proposal meant that I took a good 10 minutes to accept the fact that he was proposing. What’s more is Ben used a Burger Ring … a long running joke from when we were teens and I had told him that I would say no if he ever proposed with a Burger Ring because we obviously didn’t have our lives together. Burger Rings are now a very sentimental snack… haha!”

Why did they choose Lyrebird Falls?
“We walked into Lyrebird Falls and it instantly blew us away. We had looked at 7 other venues and this was the first one where we jumped back in the car, looked at each other and went ‘yep’. Best decision ever. It was everything we had been looking for in a wedding venue – the gardens, the fairy lights, the beautiful reception room, the incredible event coordinators… we could go on and on. The vibes were real and the attention to detail at Lyrebird Falls is second to none!”

Favourite details:
“Everything! We decided to do a first look in a quiet place prior to the ceremony, which was the best experience ever. Being able to see each other privately and have an emotional moment without all eyes on us really helped calm the nerves and then pump us up for the day ahead. Our brilliant photographers (Be Here Be Now Photos & Films) really helped with that and setting the scene for our day. Chilled vibes and go with the flow! We also loved our DIY “Photo booth” and Table Chart. We had a ball making these and having people appreciate that on the day was a good feeling. Oh and also our 2-days-before-learned-first-dance-on-YouTube was a bit of fun! (See we told you – everything!)”

Advice to other couples:
“Everybody says this and we won’t say differently – enjoy every single moment of this precious day! From that feeling when you’re about to see each other for the first time, to the rose petals hitting you in your elated face when you’re heading back down the aisle. Take a moment to sit back and watch all of the people around you who love you both, because they’re there to celebrate LOVE with you and it’s the best feeling ever. If you can book in extra reception time – do! You will appreciate every second of it. Finally, you do you! It’s YOUR wedding – there are no rules. Ditch the things that make you uncomfortable”

Photos by Be Here Be Now Photos & Film:

Photographer // Be Here Be Now Photos & Film
Offsite Photo Location // RJ Hamer Aboretum 
Celebrant // Kate Mac
Cake // Dessert Parlour
Hair & Make Up // Hair: Bessy (Maidenempire) | Make up: Beauty by Tennille
Bouquet & Flowers // Florium Creations
Dresses // Bride: Made With Alice (from Bluebell Bridal) | Bridesmaids: Chancery the Label
Rings // Michael Hill
Accomodation // Beechmont Garden Retreat, Twilight Cottage
Musician // Taylor Piggott