Look gorgeous, feel great

Every girl wants to look gorgeous on her wedding day, right?  Well, Viktoria at Cosmetic Injectables Victoria can help. 

Viktoria, an aesthetic cosmetic practitioner, is a fully qualified, registered and insured aesthetic cosmetic injector whose drive for perfection and eye for symmetry means you’ll be 100 per cent satisfied with your treatment and looking fabulous as you walk down the aisle.

Viktoria offers anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle treatments,
plasma lifting (PRP) facials, dermal fillers, lip augmentation, liquid face lifts and permanent double chin removals –
in fact, everything you need to be a beautiful blushing bride.  

Visit the Facebook page @cosmetinjectablesvictoria fora full portfolio. 


M: 0450 927 511

FB: cosmetinjectablesvictoria

Arrive in style with your personalised couture look

At premier award-winning salon @ Splash Of Red, Michelle and her talented creative hair styling team - together with salon beautician Tracey – will give you a personalised couture look for your special day.

Your couture look will come together with the highest-quality Bodyography make-up and premium hair care products Shu Uemura and Goldwell.  And for the men in your wedding party, @Splash Of Red’s specialist is highly trained in guys’ cuts, fades and shades.

@ Splash Of Red also offers out-of-salon bridal packages, so relax in the bridal lounge and let Michelle and her team create the look you desire. 

With cosmetic tattooing, a make-up artist, spa therapy and new state-of-the-art painless ILP and skin treatment, @Splash Of Red really is the one-stop salon for all your hairdressing, beauty and boutique cosmetic tattooing needs.

A: 1/17 Main St, Mornington
T: 5975 2227
W: atsplashofred.com.au/

Wedding bliss at Alatonero By Liz Rogers

All you need to have the perfect wedding is “you, me and the sea”. And the most picturesque Greek-inspired setting is right opposite the beach!

For those of you who haven’t been to Alatonero, the newest offering from the hospitality professionals from Stillwater restaurant and Freshwater catering, I’ll let you in on a secret: you’re missing out. This salt stirred and shaken haven for weddings, special events and casual delicious dining is the absolute bomb! It’s like your favourite Greek island eatery has been transported to the Peninsula and then been given a modern mastery twist.

Whether it’s a lavish sit-down event, cocktail reception or a gourmet barbecue, Alatonero knows how to make your wedding day one to remember. Have your ceremony on one of the Pen’s beautiful beach-side locations or on-site, and then enjoy your reception in a space that oozes coastal charm and sophistication. There’s a quality sound system, experienced friendly staff, plus a superb menu that delivers on taste and texture. There’s also a range of packages (including beverages) to suit all styles.

Alatonero has a 220-guest capacity for cocktail events and 100 for sit-down (with the option of increasing to 140 with the use of the marquee on the lawn). This makes it ideal for parties and corporate events too. Book now for a Father’s Day lunch on September 3, the Melbourne Cup extravaganza on November 7 and your end-of-year event or Christmas celebration.  

Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, with a ‘happy hour’ on Wednesday and Sunday from 4-6pm. 


A: 671 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae
T: 5981 1202
W: alatonero.com.au

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 Rd. 

“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 about 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.

Marlene Miller Antiques is open seven days a week from 10am (ish) until 5pm (closed Christmas and Good Friday).  Visit Marlene in-store to select your piece of history or a marvellously made modern design today.

A: 128 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
T: 5984 1762
M: 0438 537 757

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

New, luxury accommodation at The Rye Hotel

Overlooking the foreshore of Port Philip Bay, The Rye Hotel recently announced the opening of its new, luxuriously appointed Beachfront accommodation.

These suites are set to become the benchmark in hotel accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula.

Professionally styled, the contemporary and elegantly designed suites boast their own secluded balconies (some with magnificent bay views), king sized beds and large, stylish bathrooms.

Some suites offer two king beds (or four king singles) with spas, a separate lounge area with entertainment and all within easy access to the hotel’s quality restaurants and bars.

The 13 new Beachfront suites further enhance the existing, award-winning suites and increase the Hotel capacity to more than 100 beds (43 Suites), perfect for accommodating your wedding guests.

This investment benefits Mornington Peninsula’s tourism by offering local, interstate and overseas travelers a central ‘hub’ to enjoy this diverse region.

The Rye Hotel is a multi-award winning accommodation and entertainment venue. It is the perfect place to relax and base yourself while enjoying all the Mornington Peninsula has to offer - whether for business or pleasure with premier attractions, golf courses and beaches at your doorstep.

(Beachfront & Poolside)
A: Reception: 14 Nelson St, Rye
W: ryehotel.com.au
E: [email protected]
T: 5985 7222

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 Perfect Portsea Wedding

Situated on Portsea’s front beach overlooking Port Phillip Bay, The Portsea Hotel is the perfect blend of contemporary and classic style. Exchange vows in the Hotel gardens, which offer uninterrupted bay views and provide an amazing back drop for your ceremony photos. 
With the Portsea Pier, front and back beach, and various parks just a stone’s throw away from the Hotel, your bridal photos are sure to have the wow factor for your big day.

Portsea Hotel boasts two tastefully appointed reception areas that can accommodate both seated and cocktail receptions.

The Nepean Reception Room is the larger of the two rooms and is located on the ground floor of the Hotel. With wooden concertina doors that close to create a private room at the beach end of the Hotel, this room can host from 80 to 300 guests. The French opening doors of the Nepean Room virtually disappear as they are folded away to lead to the Terrace encircling room.

The Portsea Deck boasts sensational, sweeping views across Port Phillip Bay and comfortably seats 60 to 90 guests, or up to 120 guests for a cocktail reception. With polished timber floors and barely there walls, The Deck is stylish even before you add your personal touches. 

With their award winning wedding coordinator and her dedicated wedding team, they will be there to help you every step of the way to create your perfect day.

Their wedding team works all year round, so feel free to make contact and book a site tour at your convenience.

A: 3746 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
T: 5984 2213
W: portseahotel.com.au
FB @Portseahotel

Event magic at Pier 10 by Liz Rogers

Pier 10 is the home of sparkling wines, icy cold beers and bocce, but did you realise this premium winery, restaurant and cellar door does functions like no-one else on the Peninsula?

Event artistry is what you get when booking a special function at Pier 10. Picture your cocktail or engagement party under perfect skies as you watch the ever-changing views over the vineyards - or be mesmerised by a magical wedding event second to none (manager Stuart and his wife were wed at Pier10 so it must be good!).

Pier 10 is a family owned and operated establishment that has recently been updated and consolidated from two kitchens to one, servicing both the restaurant and cellar door. Superior estate wines set the tone for any event or weekend get together where fresh and delicious food combine with family, fun and relaxation.

Call today to make your wedding event magic or visit the Pier 10 Restaurant which is open Thursdays - Sundays for lunch and Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner; the Cellar door on Thursdays - Sundays for wine sales and tastings; or the Cellar cafe on Saturdays and Sundays for lunch.

A: 10 Shoreham Rd, Shoreham
T: 5989 8848 (restaurant)
W: pier10wine.com.au

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

Cakes to fall in love with

A gorgeous wedding cake always takes pride of place – and when it’s a Peninsula Cake Art creation, you know it’s going to be one of your wedding day highlights.

Peninsula Cake Art is a leading speciality cake company and is renowned for its award-winning cakes. It is also highly recommended by many of the prestigious venues on the Mornington Peninsula.

Founded in 2005, Peninsula Cake Art has a reputation built on excellence and quality. The staff are passionate about what they do, so you can be assured your cake will be made to the highest possible standards.

Make an appointment to pop in and see them at their studio in Mornington.  The staff will work with you to bring your ideas to life and you will also receive a sample box of Peninsula Cake Art’s flavours to take home and enjoy.  Picture: www.katedecastro.com

A: 47 Padua Drive, Mornington
T: 0400 221 374
W: peninsulacakeart.com.au

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

Mornington Peninsula Weddings

The Mornington Peninsula has long been an ideal location for weddings and, now the word has spread, it has become one of the most popular destinations to tie the knot.

Every style of venue is here, spectacular gardens, picturesque wineries, scenic golf courses, country houses, beachside ceremonies, unique hotels, marquees for hire and more, catering for hundreds of guests or small intimate gatherings.

Contributing to the day are an abundance of highly professional wedding suppliers, all located here, eager to arrange your ceremony, dress and pamper you, drive you, feed you, entertain you, make your day spectacular and then capture the memories as photos or video.

Using local suppliers has great benefits with photographers who know the prime locations; hair and makeup at your fingertips; drivers who know the route; stylists and entertainers who know the venues; caterers, cake artists and florists who have delivered there before; bridal and menswear with elegant or casual styles.

Everything required for a magical day is here – if you know where to find it, and so Mornington Peninsula Weddings was born. This group of local professional wedding suppliers was created a decade ago to help couples find everything they require. MPW is now supported by the shire and is recognised as the key association representing the local wedding industry.

Since 2014 MPW has presented an annual Wedding Expo and seen it grow in popularity, with 2016 being spoken about as the best ever staged on the Peninsula. Mark the date in your calendar for this year’s MPW Expo on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Mornington Racing Club. Obligatory registration for brides and grooms will open for this event on Monday, March 20, 2017. Check MPW’s website (peninsulaweddings.com.au) and follow MPW on Facebook and Instagram.

Top of the morning by Liz Rogers

The iconic Morning Star Estate in Mount Eliza is the premier venue for weddings and functions. It is 150 years old and this magnificent estate, which is set on 22 acres of gorgeous gardens and 30 acres of vines, is the perfect place for your special day.

Weddings at Morning Star are different. The house at Morning Star was built in 1867 by Francis Gillet and is one of only five mansions surviving on the Peninsula. Imagine your ceremony taking place overlooking Port Philip Bay and surrounds. Imagine your reception taking place in the Ballroom, Merlot or Chardonnay Room where the charm of a bi-gone era remains and love takes centre stage.

The wedding team at Morning Star Estate are ready to discuss your big day to ensure your vision comes to fruition. Packages are suited to any budget and are competitively priced, and can be tailored to your requirements. Menus are sophisticated and sumptuous and the original accommodation of the historical Morning Star Estate has been modified to create a 20-room guest wing with private facilities including a bridal room equipped with spa, and two lounges offering free Wi-Fi.

There’s also a heated swimming pool for your enjoyment.

Your wedding memories are meant to be made at Morning Star – where romance is in the air.


A: 1 Sunnyside Rd, Mount Eliza

T: 9787 7760

W: morningstarestate.com.au

FB: morning.star.estate


Love amongst the Moonahs by Liz Rogers

The team at Peppers Moonah Links Resort in Fingal are experts at making your wedding day a sensational celebration that everyone will remember for years to come.

This naturally stunning resort caters for the most intimate of gatherings right through to lavish affairs for up to 120 guests, and the experienced wedding team promises to make your celebration as breathtaking as the scenery in which it is set.

The Ceremony Lawn at Peppers Moonah Links Resort has a magnificent vista across the Open Golf Course which sets the scene for romance, commitment and festivities. Imagine marvelling at the local Moonah trees and the magical ancient rolling dunes while saying your vows and rejoicing with the ones you love!

Not far away is a wonderful selection of reception venues and accommodation sites for you to choose from. The permanent Executive Marquee overlooks the Open Course and seats 120 guests banquet style, while the Boobialla, Lomandra and Marginata Executive Lodges have elevated views of the dunes of the Open Course. Each contemporary building contains 12 accommodation rooms (with balconies or patios) plus a private function room ideal for a reception of up to 80 guests. Glass walls allow the natural beauty of the region to be viewed extensively.

It’s all about you at Peppers Moonah Links Resort. Various wedding packages are available for your perusal and all include a fabulous three course menu option plus an extensive wine and beverage list.

Book your wedding at this world class reception centre before May 30 and go in to the draw to win an indulgent seven-night stay in a one bedroom villa at Peppers Seminyak Bali. This amazing prize includes a travel voucher for two return flights to Denpasar, romantic dinner and spa treatment.

Call today to book your wonderful wedding and win - at Peppers Moonah Links Resort.



A: Peter Thomson Dr, Fingal

T: 1300 987 600

Wedding Coordinator: 5988 2016

W: peppers.com.au/Moonah

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]

All aboard the Booth Bus

The Peninsula's coolest rental is putting a refreshing new focus on wedding photography.

The Booth Bus, a retro-style bus affectionately named Frankie, is a mobile photobooth decked out with top-notch camera equipment, playful props and the ability to print instant photos on-site with all images available online for free download. 

Owner Mel Gaunson launched the Booth Bus last November after noticing “this awesome new trend sweeping the US and Europe”. 

“I had been searching for creative ways to bring a touch of charm and character to the way photobooths are presented at weddings. Being a wedding photographer I am always looking for new inspiration to add something special to my clients’ big day. I thought it would be super cool to turn the living space of a rustic bus into a retro-style photobooth area; complete with Hollywood bulb prop mirror, flower wall backdrop, floorboards and ‘50s-style diner seating.”

Frankie is available for stand-alone hire from $695 or bundled with Professional Wedding Photography from $1495.

To save $500 off the best-selling Bundled Boutique Wedding Package, visit https://littlestudio.com.au/product/specialoffer/


A: Patterson Lakes Marina
T: 0411 524 227
W: littlestudio.com.au

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

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