Belle of The Bellarine

On Saturday 17th of May, the exquisite Austins Vineyard on the BellarinePeninsula played host to the stunning wedding of Scott & Belle.  The family run property set in the heart of the Moorabool Valley, amongst the rolling vines & cascading greenery, made it the perfect landscape for the couple’s celebration.

WOD Belinda and Scott Wedding
With several accolades & awards to their name, this busy winery is undoubtedly one of Victoria’s premier wine producers and they certainly pulled out all the stops to ensure that son, Scott’s big day, was one to remember!  The grounds of the property showcased a stunning transformation, with the free standing barn being used as the main setting for the event.  Inside the space an elaborate stage of huge oak wine barrels had been set on top of one another (using a industrial rack system) to pan across an entire back feature wall, creating a spectacular visual image.  A drape of Festoon lighting had also been hung across the barrels, highlighting the dramatic impact of this creation.
WODBelinda and ScottWedding
WODBelinda and ScottWedding
Under the expertise guidance of Laura, the talented team at Weddings of Desire, were behind the beautiful styling & design for the day, carrying out the theme of a rustic, French affair.  Tying in with the quaint lighting across the backdrop, the entire barn had been lit by candles clustered along the two long seating tables, which emulated the intimate nature of the special day.  Stunning florals featured throughout the venue, along the dining tables & on top of various oak barrels accompanied by dainty candle holders.
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As the ceremony concluded, guests were invited through to the first area of the barn where the stunning barrel backdrop made for an impressive talking point.  The main dining section had been cordoned off by floor length muslin drapes, leaving an element of surprise to the evenings proceedings.  MrCollins and his trusty team served up an array of mouth watering canapés, accompanied by a selection of classic cocktails, to get the night underway.  With the final flick of the Boston shaker and the drapes pulled back, everyone was ushered through to the revealed dining area, where a banquet style feast was laid on by TC finest, Chef Michael Fox. The delicate Mezze style entrées & banquette mains were complimented by the eloquent classic French crockery & glassware, provided by the consummate professionals at Place Settings.
WODBelinda and ScottWedding
WODBelinda and ScottWedding
Throughout the evening’s celebrations, Austin’s finest wines filled the glasses, along with Mumm champagne to follow the French theme. To conclude the dinner service, MrCollins & his team rolled out a roving canapé selection of desserts to the delighted guests. With it’s rustic styling, opulent stage & feast of delights, the divine wedding of Scott & Belle, has certainly earned its place in Mr Collin’s wedding album!
Mr. C

Scott & Belles Menu


Watermelon, fetta & lime

Corn & potato latkes, wild pine mushroom

Kataifi wrapped prawn roll with lemon chervil dressing

Almond macaron, duck liver parfait, sherry gel

Pork kromeski, apple

Buttermilk fried chicken burger, Kansas City BBQ sauce

Entrees Shared Plates (Tapas style)

Roasted baby beetroot, Black Savourine, pickled shallots, raspberry vinaigrette

Morton Bay bugs, fennel puree, pollen

Confit Ora King salmon, celery, radish

Cured duo breast, roasted pear, hazelnuts, honey dressing

Banquette Mains

Confit Autumn vegetables, green wheat, pickled kohlrabi, compressed apple

Salt Baked Bass Grouper, beluga lentil, surf clams, madras sauce

12 hr Flinders Island Lamb shoulder, confit root vegetables, basil pistou


Baby iceberg, shaved onion, sesame, parmesan

Roasted kipfler potatoes, garlic, rosemary

Char grilled broccoli, chilli, almond & garlic

Roving Dessert

Chocolate & raspberry tort

Eton-mess; passion fruit pav’s, cream, strawberries

Salted caramel, chocolate peanut butter tarts

House made jam doughnuts

Supper Canapés

The Little Collins burger, beef, mustard, cornichons, relish


A Day on The Green – WestWinds Gin, cucumber, honey, lemon, apple, ginger beer

Classic Mojito – Rum, mint, lime, sugar syrup, club soda

Espresso Martini – Vodka, espresso, vanilla sugar, Creme de Cacao, Kahlua

OCCASION:    S C O T T  &  B E L L E ‘ S  W E D D I N G
VENUE:     A U S T I N ‘ S  V I N E Y A R D
CATERING:       T O M M Y  C O L L I N S