Feeling Fireworks: Adriana + Andrew's Winter Winery Wedding

The day was simply filled with magic, starting with a grand church ceremony and ending in an evening celebration lit by fireworks.

Between the bride floating down the aisle in an elegant beaded gown, the sparkling evening fireworks, and the smiles that lit everyone’s faces throughout the day, the winter winery wedding of Adriana and Andrew was clearly glowing with love.

P.S. – Get a look at the bride’s detachable sleeves! Talk about going from church to reception!! No dress change needed with that stunner!


“Andrew and I met through mutual friends, while we were both on our Christmas Holidays, on the beach in the Mornington Peninsula.”


“We were away for the weekend at my parent’s holiday house at Lorne. We had just had a very long and beautiful day of site seeing down the Great Ocean Road and afterward, Andrew proposed at one of our favorites places in Lorne at Teddy’s Lookout.”


“The most important thing to me when I chose my gown was how I connected with the designer. I had a vision in mind, but it was up to the designer to lead me on the journey. Leah was laid back in her approach and not over the top, and that was super important to me. My dress was different, I hadn’t seen anything like it and I was so happy with the outcome.”


I had always envisioned my wedding day to be laid-back but glamorously styled at the same time. A winter style winery was perfect for this, and Stones of the Yarra Valley nailed that brief. Stones can be anything you want it to be. Our hanging chandelier of florals with tea light candles, along with drooping fairy lights, really set the mood. There was an open fire pit outside the back doors overlooking the vineyard, it was perfect.


“I can honestly say, I wouldn’t change anything. Nothing is perfect but to us, but our wedding day was stunning and most importantly, it was a huge celebration with friends and family, filled with love, laughter and of course, great food and wine.”


“The fireworks, of course. I’m a sucker for those big, bright sparkles in the sky, and Andrew knows this. Part way through Andrew’s speech, he surprised me and our guests with a show of amazing fireworks over the vineyard. It was magical.”


“Be organized – there is no fun in last minute stress sessions. In the last 6 months, set your ‘to do’ list and order it in priority. The highest priority items, set to action 6 months prior, and work the list backward so that you have certain things to action, every month. Plan to have a blank ‘to do’ list two weeks prior, because things will pop up.”

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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