Date & Weather – Sunday 18th February – 24 Degrees

Expo Hours – 10am – 4pm

Location – Melbourne Racecourse – Handicap Access

Parking – Street parking

Public Transport – Yes – Caulfield train station opposite the racecourse, Frankston, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Ticket Cost – $20 online, $25 at the door

Advertising – Saw the advertisements on Facebook

Prizes – none

Giveaways – canvas bag with Toast magazine, no show guide

Features List – food vans, VIP teepee and picnic area, live music, fashion parade, celebrity attendance (the Melbourne Housewives), flower crown workshop

Layout – Stands positioned along the walls of the hall and in the middle. Easy to manoeuvre through

Queue to Get In – No Queue

Quantity of Exhibitors – 64

Hair and makeup 2
Flowers 6
Cakes 3
Stationery 2
Photo booths 7
Menswear 1
Bridal fashion 4
Cars 3
Celebrants 5
Photographers 12
Venues 4
Event planning and styling 3
Event hire 3
Mobile bartending service 1
Nannie services 1
Hens/bucks 5
Wedding directory 2

Overall Star Rating – 3.5/5

Overall Impression – Love on the Lawn is a great show to attend if you want the best of both in and outdoor experiences (provided that the weather holds out, which luckily it did in this day!). Love on the Lawn was nicely spread out on the lawn, with a fair bit to see and do.

Live music kept the crowds happy, while the food trucks, carts and caravans were a great fit for the day. There were teepees set up for brides to rest under and enjoy a spot of lunch.

Also set up under a large tepee-looking tent was the show’s fashion parade, presented by Gina from The Housewives of Melbourne. The celebrity showcase was a great addition for brides who follow the television show religiously.

Love on the Lawn