We are thrilled to bring you our gorgeous exclusive intimate event, the Valley Loves Long Lunch - Planning your beautiful wedding.  

Think spring soiree with wine, a beautiful 3 course meal at The Farm Yarra Valley and a guest speaker panel that you can ask any questions you desire while you feast, drink and celebrate your upcoming wedding.

If you are in planning mode for your day right at the beginning or halfway through, this lunch provides you intimate access to a diverse panel of wedding and event experts to ask any questions you wish to seek the answers for.

Starting with drink on arrival, grazing platters, flower crown workshop run by the super talented Edward and I, you will have access to some of Valley Loves best hand picked vendors to chat to about your wedding; think photography, film, celebrant, floristry and styling.

Then, seated long table style for a delicious feasting lunch, we have a guest speaker panel of 4 handpicked experts so you can ask any questions you have and hear the very best advice for planning your event while you feast.


DATE - Sunday 15th September 2019

LOCATION - The Farm Yarra Valley - 21-23 Delaneys Road, Warrandyte South

PRICE - $120 per ticket

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event are extremely limited meaning ticket purchases are max 2 per person.


  • 3 Course lunch - grazing boards - feasting seated lunch - roaming desserts

  • Drink of sparkling on arrival - (further drinks will be available at bar prices)

  • Guest speaker Q and A session and access to asking our experts questions after the lunch

  • Flower crown workshop and mini fair with a handful of awesome Valley loves vendors

  • Gift bag including wedding mags from Hello May and Toast samples and exclusive offers from our vendor sponsors worth hundreds of dollars

  • Opportunity to win various amazing door prizes

Expert Guest Panel

Signor Mont Couture

A relative newcomer to the industry, Anthony from Signor Mont has been creating the luxury gowns of his brides' dreams for the past 6 years, dressing each client on their wedding day. Through that time, he has not only cemented his name as one of Australia's best couturiers, but has also built an identity as an expert 'Bridal Coach'. Through the countless weddings he has experienced, and together with his sharp wit and creative thinking, Anthony offers a very unique, honest and fresh perspective when it comes to planning a wedding. Not for the faint hearted, Anthony will have you laughing and will be guaranteed to challenge what you thought you knew about weddings.

We cannot wait to hear Anthony's witty and thought provoking answers for our guest panel! Check out his Insta stories in the meantime!

Matt O'Connor - Venue Manager - The Farm Yarra Valley

There is literally nothing in the wedding and events space this man does not know.  Matt has been in the industry for 30 years, in the capacity of a talented musician with his own band, and currently in the capacity of venue manager of one of the most happening venues in the industry, The Farm Yarra Valley.  Matt knows how to run an event with his eyes closed, and he can help you navigate any tricky questions you may have around planning your event. 

From scheduling to how the process of your reception runs, to photography timings and SO much more, Matt is not only an expert in this industry but is just about one of the nicest people in it as well, the value he can bring to you in your planning journey is HUGE. Along with being on our Q and A panel during lunch Matt will also MC our event and we're super excited to have this legend as a part of our event.

Melissa Ramsden - Vagary Creative

As the head of Vagary Creative Melissa heads up a team of talented designers who live and breathe events. Bringing fresh, creative, unique ideas and endless passion to everything they do.

Beautiful events are Melissa’s life passion, she has been obsessed with them since she was a young child!

After training under the industries best and now running her own successful Yarra Valley based events business, Melissa has vast knowledge of not only how to make events stunning but how they work from start to finish.  We are thrilled to have this hugely passionate creative on our panel!

Kyle Pasalskyj - Photographer - Valley and Peak

Photographer, self professed nerd, travel addict.  Kyle takes a pretty great approach to photographing weddings, that is; forget about the camera, forget about the photos - just have a ripper day, and he'll make sure it's captured. Easy as that.  

Kyle is a story teller, taking a candid approach to capturing weddings, and we can attest to this ourselves, he just seems like a mate hanging out with you, yet he captures some gorgeous genuine moments and will have you laughing along with his witty one liners along the way.  

We’re so excited that Kyle will be on our speaker panel to answer your photographic/video/planning questions. There is so much to think about in regard to how you wish for your day to be captured, and this legend will share that wisdom with you on the day.