A low chignon for squares and volume for rounds:  Know your face shape to look your breathtaking best 

A bride’s checklist is extensive to say the very least.  The dress is fun, the venue is crucial, and the flowers take consideration, but nothing transforms a woman into the most ravishing bride more than an incredible hairstyle matched seamlessly with stunning colour in a style to suit her face shape.

Internationally awarded long hair stylist and educator Lorna Evans, who owns Zumay Hair Salon at 8 Blake St, Mornington, offers wise advice. “I think that hair colour and style should be a permanent part of the wedding essential to-do list.   Almost every bride has a look in mind as soon as they say ‘yes’!  Visiting a senior stylist for a consultation about your face shape, desired look and desired colour should be done right away.”

A low chignon for squares and plenty of volume for round:  there are six standard face shapes and so much to consider.  Zumay’s hairstylists are highly trained to both recognise a client’s face shape and determine which hairstyle will look best.

“We often have women come in to request a style that they’ve seen in a magazine,” says Lorna.  “At Zumay we believe in educating our clients so that they make informed decisions.  No-one likes unexpected surprises on their wedding day, so we will explain why a certain style does or does not suit your face.”

Colouring hair is a science and it is crucial to be on the same page as your colourist.  Senior stylists are trained to analyse your hair and determine whether it can be coloured in one sitting or if it needs more time.  Starting your colour process well before your wedding ensures you are stress free and only need touch ups in the busy weeks leading into the big day. 

“Colouring your hair to compliment your wedding day style has breathtaking results,” raves Lorna.  “Imagine a French twist that sweeps down the face, with fishtail braids woven through and warmly highlighted with perfect symmetry?  You’ve gone from having a gorgeous up do to becoming an absolute work of art”. 


A: 8 Blake St, Mornington

T: 5977 0711

W: zumay.com.au

Designer has a passion for fashion

The Scarlett Stitch is an Australian fashion label owned by Kerri Tropea, a designer and dress maker who’s passionate about fashion and creating beautiful couture gowns to make women feel fabulous, glamorous and empowered.

A graduate of the Melbourne School of Fashion, Kerri’s many talents include couture, gown design, garment construction and pattern making.  Her creative flair and passion is truly ignited by the fashion industry and the creation and beauty of creating couture wedding gowns, and she also loves the fun and glamour of evening and red carpet couture creations.


T: 0425 759 821
W: thescarlettstitch.com.au

The Boathouse has your special day covered

Looking for an intimate, boutique location to celebrate your special day?  Then look no further than the iconic Boathouse Restaurant in Frankston.  Nestled on the banks of the meandering Kananook Creek and surrounded by lush gardens, the Boathouse Restaurant can accommodate all aspects of your Wedding day from Ceremony to Reception, all in the one place.

The gorgeous garden setting boasts a quaint gazebo which is perfect for both ceremony and registry signing.  Guests can then move to the deck and jetty for pre-dinner drinks and canapes before moving inside for a more formal reception or alternatively utilise both inside and outside for a more informal cocktail-style reception.

Comfortably classy, yet relaxed and contemporary - The Boathouse is Frankston’s favourite restaurant and has earned itself a reputation for quality food and friendly service since its re-invention in 2011.  The swish renovation to the classic building, coupled with the gorgeous rear garden flowing to the creek, make it an ideal wedding venue and a romantic place ready for memorable moments.

The venue regularly caters for sit down weddings for up to 70 and cocktail-style functions for up to 140. For more information or to arrange a time to inspect the venue, contact Cameron on 9770 5330.

View functions packages at www.theboathouserestaurant.com.au

Follow The Boathouse on Facebook and Instagram @theboathousefrankston

Exclusive resort in Portsea by Liz Rogers

Are you looking for a romantic, secluded resort to have your wedding? 

Portsea Village Resort’s lush garden surrounds, set behind privacy walls, will have you and your guests feeling fabulously exclusive and special.

Portsea Village Resort prides itself on providing an oasis for brides, grooms, families and friends. Why not invite those closest to you to stay the weekend in one of the resort’s 24 fully self-contained apartments?

The team at Portsea Village Resort can arrange a BBQ, cocktails or dinner the night before nuptials. Choose between the luscious lawn (poolside) or beautiful Portsea beach (think the historical Portsea Pier) for your ceremony. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and cocktails within the resort before your wedding reception in the resort’s licensed restaurant, terrace and gardens.

You and your family can continue the celebrations and reunions by enjoying the swimming pools, spas, tennis court and other resort facilities. Catch up with family and friends for breakfast, brunch or lunch the following day at the resort’s restaurant and gardens.

The staff at Portsea Village Resort specialise in providing wonderful wedding escape packages for bridal parties, family and friends.

Book your wedding celebration at Portsea Village Resort and create life long memories for you and your family – in private.

A: 3765 Point Nepean Road, Portsea
T: 5984 8484
W: portseavillageresort.com
E: [email protected]

The Peninsula Paella King

Spice up your special day with a catering service that will have your guests talking about your wedding food for years! It’s novel, engaging and it’s called Peninsula Paellas.

Owner Juan and his team cook authentic Spanish Paella the traditional way and they can do it at your wedding party, among your guests! Their Paella is packed with fresh ingredients and slow cooked to bring out the superb flavours. It’s a boutique catering business that brings the ingredients, equipment, utensils (and a huge dose of atmosphere) to you. Think Tapas for entrée, Paella for main, plus sweets and Sangria. Catering can be done in all weather, lunch or dinner.

*In April, Juan will represent the Mornington Peninsula at the 57th International Paella Valenciana Competition Pacific Semi Finals at the Queen Victoria Market! It’s a huge coup for the Peninsula and the first first three place getters will head to Spain for the finals. Now that’s a recommendation for your special event.


W: www.peninsula-paellas.com.au

M: 0415 79 3331

The shoe fits at Nu Shooz by Liz Rogers

Formal shoes designed for wonderful weddings come in a wide range of colours and styles at Nu Shooz. (Think gold, silver, white, black and bronze).  Clarice, Katie’n’Me and By Taud Designs will have you looking just right for the big day.

Styles include Ballet flats, low and mid high heels, wedges with diamante trimmings, plus parents of the bride or groom are catered for too.


A: 1023 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud
T: 5982 3676
FB: Nu Shooz Rosebud

Romance is back at Marlene Miller’s by Liz Rogers

“It is lovely to see the young men coming in to choose a ring for their partner as a surprise. They are so romantic,” says Marlene Miller, Sorrento’s eagle eyed provider of antique and contemporary jewellery on Ocean Beach Road. 

“They are taking the time to choose and paying attention to aesthetics and craftsmanship. It’s refreshing,” she continues. And you know what else is refreshing? Having someone who knows jewellery like the back of their hand help you select that special something.

Marlene Miller has been part of the antique world for around 30 years. Her keen eye is personified in her eclectic range of fine jewellery which includes Gold Rush brooches, necklaces and of course wedding and engagement rings.

Visit her in-store to select your piece of history or a marvellously made modern design today.

MARLENE MILLER ANTIQUES - open seven days a week 10(ish) am till 5pm (closed Christmas and Good Friday)

A: 128 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
T: 5984 1762
M: 0438 537 757
E: [email protected]

Perfect touch of Humour

Ken is an authorised Civil Celebrant specialising in wedding ceremonies servicing all areas of Victoria, including Melbourne CBD and the Mornington Peninsula. 
Ken has been happily married since 1983 and resides on the Mornington Peninsula with his wife Barbie. They have two lovely daughters, and love their family dearly.

“If you’re looking for a fun and relaxed celebrant, then maybe I’m your man.”

Ken: 0416 808 448
W: www.itsyourdayceremonies.com.au

Wedding Stationery to Remember

Ink Hearts Paper create beautifully unique, top quality wedding invitations and matching stationery. Choose a design from their Collection or create something new!

Customise from your own inspiration or utilise their design expertise to ensure your wedding stationery is remembered forever. From traditional to contemporary, fun or intimate, Ink Hearts Paper can set the style of your wedding day and give your guests the ultimate first impression. And, for lovers of all things local, this boutique business is based on the Mornington Peninsula.

W: inkheartspaper.com.au
FB: @InkHeartsPaper
Instagram: @inkheartspaper