Yarra Valley Wedding Planner

  • 5 Creative Ideas for a Unique Wedding Ceremony Backdrop

    Jade & Keiran’s wedding by Lost In Love Photography

    Do you want to make your big day extra memorable? If so, then be sure to include a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony backdrop, which will set the tone and mood for your event! Here are 5 ideas to inspire you:

    Enhance your venue.

    While your wedding backdrop is the highlight of the ceremony, it should not deviate from the venue’s overall design. Try to keep the decor, flowers, and installations to a minimum in order to make sure that the people will focus on the natural elements of the venue.

    Use unusual spaces.

    Think outside of the box. There may be a spot in your venue that isn’t usually used as a ceremony area but with a little creativity, can be turned into a gem. Look for lush green spaces and try to work with the management to set up your wedding ceremony backdrop in that particular area.

    Use unusual things.

    Your wedding backdrop can be made unique by using items that aren’t normally utilized in nuptial ceremonies. Ask a rental company or two if they can provide you with some unusual materials for your backdrop.

    Mix and match.

    Incorporate a mixture of textures and materials to establish a special wedding ceremony backdrop. But remember to stay within your colour palette to keep things in sync.

    Integrate your tradition.

    You can create a stunning wedding backdrop and honour your family’s traditions at the same time. Make a bold focal point that emphasizes your culture and heritage. Not only will this design be a great photo background, but it is also a way to pay homage to what matters to you and your family.

    If you need more creative ideas to design a special wedding ceremony backdrop, be sure to reach out to us via phone or email. It’d be our pleasure to help you make your day truly unforgettable.

  • Top 5 Creative Ideas for Unique Wedding Favours

    “Favours and sugared almonds, perfect for wedding celebration.”

    Wedding favours in 2021? We say: why not! Sure, wedding favours are no longer considered mandatory, but they do help send a message to your guests that you are thankful for their attendance and love. If you want some ideas for unique wedding favours, keep reading! 

    Personalized Face Masks

    Who would’ve thought that masks could be so fashionable, right? One of the most timely wedding favour ideas today is about keeping your guests elegantly safe. So, give them washable and reusable face masks on your big day. Not only will these items protect them and others, but they can also be used multiple times!

    Custom Hand Sanitizer Bottles

    Since last year, thoughts about safety have been one of the major wedding favour ideas. With that in mind, we suggest hand sanitisers for your guests, to use at the event itself and afterward. Don’t forget to add your initials or photos, or even your favourite scents.

    Individual Wine Stoppers

    Wine is a symbol of celebration — and what better way to show your gratitude than giving your guests personalized wine stoppers? For sure, your family and friends will love the functionality of these unique wedding favours. They keep the wine air-tight, meaning it stays fresh, preserved, and tasty.

    Tea Towels

    Do you want to give your guests something unexpected? If so, then go for personalized tea towels. Have a professional calligrapher decorate them with a sweet quote or your initials. Then, apply some creativity and incorporate the towels into your table design. This is one of the nicest wedding favour ideas that are easy to pull off.

    Customized Blankets

    Want more ideas for unique wedding favours? How about special blankets? Should you tie the knot on a chilly day, you can keep your guests snug by providing individual fleece blankets. Be sure to add your exclusive design or your initials. These blankets will give your family and friends something to snuggle under when things get cold.

  • Introducing Jess, our wedding planner in the Yarra Valley & Dandenongs

    Jessica Gale is one of our most popular wedding planners here at Darling Don’t Panic, and is highly in demand in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges as a wedding planner, but also, a florist with her other business, Sassafras Flower Design.

    Darling Don’t Panic clients are spoilt with the fact they can have their wedding planner also do their florals. It’s a match made in heaven!

    We’ve asked Jess a few questions here so you can get to know what makes her such a wonderful choice as your wedding planner for your wedding in the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges

    Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Outer Eastern suburbs

    As a wedding florist, wanting to be of more service to my clients by providing a full scale planning and styling option to ensure a more polished and cohesive look and experience.

    Naturally beautiful, elevated and thoughtfully curated details.


    • Stones of the Yarra Valley – Most aligned with my personal aesthetic. Diverse spaces on the property are able to host high end, large scale weddings and also intimate, small gatherings with an emphasis on quality and unique touches.
    • Zonzo – Extremely polished and professional, incredible food and service with epic views and award winning menu.
    • Gum Gully Farm – Genuine and earthy, family run and friendly and accessible with classic homestyle country charm.
    • Montsalvat – An extensive network of spaces, including extravagant halls and gallery spaces, extensive gardens and utterly unique spaces.
    • Immerse – Gorgeous venue, acclaimed restaurant and boutique winery all rolled into one. Rolling hills of vines, picture perfect gardens, and accommodation. 

    Having had 26+ years experience in florals, specialising in weddings for the past 10+ years and having an unstoppable passion for all things beautiful and romantic.