Noel & Melissa win GWD/Mercure competition

New bride and groom Noel and Melissa Davis from Jeparit have won the latest GWD/Mercure Horsham competition.

Married at Grampians Pioneer Cottages on November 19 this year, Noel and Melissa have been together for 14 years. Their 13-year-old daughter Madison was bridesmaid and 11-year-old son Liam was best man. Family and friends contributed to almost all aspects of the day such as photography and catering, making it an extra special occasion.

The night away at Mercure Horsham will be a ‘mini honeymoon’ for the happy couple, as Noel, being a truck driver, had to start duties during harvest immediately after the wedding.

“Robert Webb at Grampians Pioneer Cottages was amazing. His support, guidance and friendliness made our wedding planning all that much more easier.” – Melissa Davis.


Mercure Horsham comp runs again!

Mercure Horsham has again teamed with Grampians Wedding Directory to offer a luxury night away to a recently engaged couple or even as a wedding night! Please email to enter before November 30!

Enter Mercure Horsham accommodation giveaway!

To celebrate our ‘six month anniversary’, we’ve partnered with Mercure Horsham to give away one night’s luxury accommodation for two people in an Executive King Spa Suite with room service breakfast (valued at $300, ends April 30, 2012).

A great opportunity for newly engaged couples to treat themselves whilst exploring the many wedding venues in the Grampians region.

To enter, simply email before October 30, 2011!

Congratulations to Tess Tepper of FunctionArt Events, who has won our 6-month free membership competition. Watch out for Tess’s profile coming soon!

Win a 6-month GWD membership!

To celebrate Grampians Wedding Directory’s 6-month anniversary, we’re giving away a 6-month membership for one category, valued at $75.

This is a great opportunity for local businesses to get on board with one of the region’s most exciting online marketing tools!

Simply email before midnight Friday, September 30! Good luck!

Tara wins reception photo book

Tara Saunders from Casterton has won the Danielle Thomas Photography wedding reception photo book competition.

The prize includes a free photo shoot with Danielle, with images beautifully integrated into a wedding reception photo book where guests can write special messages and well wishes.

Tara and her partner Andrew Larkins are getting married at Warrock Homestead in Casterton in March 2012. Danielle Thomas will be the official photographer.


Danielle Thomas Photography of Tarrington, near Hamilton, has just launched a very exciting product to help bridal couples document precious thoughts and well wishes from guests on their wedding day.

The ‘wedding reception guest book’ is an 8 x 8 inch stylish and custom-designed hard cover book that includes 24 pages of images and ample writing space for your wedding reception guests to share stories, tell tales, give advice or just admire. This book is also very clever… along the way it will tempt guests with little questions and remarks so that they find it hard not to leave you a lasting memory.

To celebrate the launch of the wedding reception guest book, Danielle Thomas is giving one away to a future bride and groom! The winning couple will receive an engagement photo session and have those images included in the book to take pride of place at their wedding reception.

To enter, simply email your name, email address and mobile phone number to before 5pm, Sunday August 14. Entries can also be made at Danielle’s exhibit at the Western District Weddings Expo at Hamilton Golf Club on August 14. The winner will be notified the following day.

Good luck!

Kimberly Ferguson and Craig Sloper of Ararat are the winners of the Win a Wedding Planner Competition run this month by Grampians Wedding Directory in partnership with Events to Remember of Ararat.

We’d like to congratulate Kimberly and Craig on their upcoming wedding in March 2012 and we know that you’re in good hands with Danielle Ryan of Events to Remember. Thank you Danielle for donating this amazing prize of a $200 gift voucher!

To celebrate the launch of Grampians Wedding Directory, we’re giving away a $200 voucher courtesy of event planner extraordinaire Danielle Ryan from Events to Remember in Ararat.

The voucher entitles one recently engaged couple to a wedding planning session with Danielle, or it can be put towards one of Danielle’s wedding planning packages. The voucher must be redeemed before January 15, 2012.

Simply email you and your partner’s name, where you’re from, mobile phone number and wedding date to before 5pm, Friday, July 20.

The winner will be drawn at random and contacted directly. Winners can’t be shy – we’d like to promote their love story on the GWD and Events to Remember websites.

Good luck!!