After a series of wedding cancellations in the peak of wedding season in 2020, wedding plans are well underway in 2021.
Venues across the Highlands have noticed an increase of wedding enquiries as brides and grooms prepare to say 'I do'.
Janet Storrier from Hopewood House said inquiries for weddings had increased .
"The phone has been ringing off the hook for weddings," she said.
"I noticed an increase in calls on Boxing Day. I man the phones 24/7 here so people can get a hold of me.
"I just found that I've received so many more enquiries and all our couples are from Sydney."
At the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Mrs Storrier said Hopewood House allowed brides to reschedule their weddings.
"It was a financially bad option for us but we felt that we didn't want anyone forced into having a wedding," she said.
"The wedding business was 95 per cent down for us.
"We closed essentially for 2020 and we've got a huge line up in 2021.
"We just felt that closing was the sensible thing to do with COVID."
However with weddings picking up in 2021, Hopewood House has also implemented COVID restrictions, with QR code check-in, mask-wearing for staff, one person per two square metre rule and a covid marshal onsite.
Rebecca from Centennial Vineyards also said enquiries from Sydneysiders was on the rise.
"It's definitely increased in the last couple of months," she said.
"This was probably due to a combination of when restrictions on weddings eased a bit and there could be 50 people dancing, and the more recent wedding restrictions reintroduced in Greater Sydney."
The increase in weddings largely comes from the rescheduled 2020 weddings.
"There was a definite decrease in business. Obviously we had to reschedule a lot of weddings when we closed down between April and early June," she said.
"March, April, May are usually very busy wedding months for us, so we had to reschedule a lot of weddings for 2021.
"November and December 2020 were also quite busy with rescheduled weddings."
Like Hopewood House, Centennial Vineyards has implemented COVID safe measures for weddings, which conditions differ slightly to the Greater Sydney restrictions.
"So we still have a one-person per two square metre rule with a maximum of 300 people," she said.
"We can only allow a maximum of 20 people within the bridal party on the dance floor and people must remain seated while consuming alcohol indoors."