Mikayla + Dan


Mikayla and Dan’s wedding vision was a relaxed day to celebrate with the people they love the most in life, with a theme that appealed to their love for nature with soft earthy tones.

They opted for a canapes hour in the gardens of Chateau Dore where they also held their ceremony, so that their guests could mingle easily. The tables setup for their reception was specifically crafted to ensure their dancefloor would never be empty. We like the way they think!


How did they meet?

“We met at school and soon became high-school sweethearts, the rest is history.”

The proposal story.

Mikayla remembers like it was yesterday: “WELL… it was mid lockdown, in the middle of Melbourne. We could only go 10km from our house, it was our 8 year anniversary so we decided to drive to Brighton Beach (while it was raining) and just sit in the car, eating and watching the ocean. We exchanged gifts, I opened up a ring box. And he only got a cookbook…”

Fav part of the day?

When asked about their favourite part of the day, it was hard for them to pick just one! For Mikayla, seeing her now hubby Dan and their son Gus at the end of the aisle for the first time was a magic moment, as well as dancing to ‘Never Tear us Apart’ that they belted out, while somehow remembering the moves to their choreographed dance!

For Dan, it was pretty similar: “Seeing my beautiful wife-to-be walking down the aisle, having the rest of the world disappear from focus, and the time spent on the dance-floor was pretty great too.”

Advice for couples planning their wedding.

Just no expectations! We went into the day thinking, “if nothing goes to plan, at least we’ll be married!” Our day was absolutely perfect though, we couldn’t have asked for any better!

Tell us about your vendors!

“We couldn’t have chosen a better place or people! Everything was organised, and we didn’t have to do a single thing on the day of the wedding! Every interaction we had with them before the wedding left us excited and relaxed about our big day.

We opted for a cocktail style reception so that everyone could mingle easily and the dance floor would never be empty, and with our incredible DJ/Live Musician, we got exactly what we wanted. Our celebrant got to know who we really were and was able to set the tone for a perfect night”


Photographer |

With Love and Lace Melanie

Ceremony Venue |

Reception Venue |

Bridal Apparel |

Made with Love Bridal

Veil/Headwear |

Made with Love Bridal

Bridesmaid Apparel |


Grooms Apparel |


Bow Ties/ Ties |

The Tie Bar

Groomsmen Apparel |


Hair Styling |

Hair on Bishop

Make Up Artistry |

Skin Health and Beauty Kyabram

Rings/Jewellery |

Frankly my Dear store

Caterer/s |

Bar Service |

Wedding Cake |

Allis Cakes n Bakes

Stationery/Signage |

Empire Signs

Entertainment |

Hire Items |

Wedding Decor |

Celebrant/Officiant |

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