Dandenong Ranges Wedding Venue | Rachel and Matthew

♥ Rachel and Matthew ♥

Rachel and Matthew’s review of their wedding day:

“We could not have found a better venue than Lyrebird Falls, this venue is absolutely stunning and the staff are fantastic! Nothing was ever too much for the girls at Lyrebird falls, everyone is so lovely and helpful throughout every step of the way. We cannot thank you all enough for putting together the perfect day! A special shout out to our wedding coordinator Mikaela who is absolutely amazing at what she does. Not only for putting together our perfect day but for being able to put our wedding stresses at ease especially the two weeks prior when everything was coming to the crunch! Thank you for not only getting my favourite dessert on the menu but for making sure I got to eat one.. or three of them before the night was over. You’re and absolute gem!! We absolutely love EVERYTHING about Lyrebird Falls, the breathtaking scenery, incredible food, exceptional service.. and the list goes on! Our guests loved everything just as much as we did.. especially the food so many compliments on how plentiful and delicious it was! Highly recommend this venue, our experience was everything we expected and much more! Thank you all so much! Love Matthew & Rachel xx”

Watch their wedding video by Momento Films:

How did they meet?
“We first met at a mutual friend’s New Year’s Eve party at the end of 2010. The night was made unforgettable when Matt attempted to take a photo of me and I ran away from him.. straight into a glass door. Matt made sure I was alright and then spent most of the night teasing me. Which started our banter filled friendship that within a year turned into a relationship.”

Proposal story:
“New Years Eve 2018, 8 years from the day we met. Matt had told me he was planning something special that morning and with my birthday being a few days later I thought it was an early birthday present. I opened our bedroom door to find a trail of red rose petals.. and I just knew! I walked so fast down the stairs following the rose petals that lead into the shape of a heart and ended with a table full of petals surrounding an everlasting rose where Matt was standing with the ring in his hand and our song playing in the back ground. I jumped right into his arms and kissed him before he even had the chance to say anything. Once I realised I jumped down and he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him.

Why did they choose Lyrebird Falls?
“I fell in love with Lyrebird Falls years ago when I attended another wedding although when we got engaged I actually wanted to elope. Matt suggested we look at some wedding venues to make sure and that’s when I told him that I always saw myself getting married at Lyrebird Falls and if we were to have a wedding this would be the venue. We still looked at a few venues however when we visited Lyrebird Falls and I saw the look on Matt’s face I just knew he had the same feeling about it as I did and this was definitely the venue for us! We both love the outdoor gazebo and beautiful scenery along with the stunning reception area and the indoor chapel.. Lyrebird Falls had everything we wanted and more.”

Favourite details:
“EVERYTHING! The day was absolutely magical and the feeling we felt on the day, it was like no other. So much love, joy and happy tears!”

Advice to other couples:
“The day goes by extremely fast and no matter how much time you have it still doesn’t feel like enough so take a moment to look around and truly take it all in. AND if you can, book extra reception time.. you won’t want the night to end!! It truly is the BEST DAY EVER!
Photo tip: Take a group photo with each table, this way you’ll have a photo with all your guests.”

Photos by ATEIA Photography:

Photographer // ATEIA Photography
Videographer // Momento Films
Celebrant // Russell Healy
Cake // Nikos Cakes
Hair & Make Up // Hair: Magical Makeovers (Emma Mansfield) 
Bouquet // Flower Head Events
Venue Flowers //  Flowers by Fiona
Dresses // Bride: Christina Rossi Australia
Accomodation // Artist on Everest and The Loft in the Mill 
Transport // Mustangs in Black