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Gorgeous Bride Susie provides some fantastic advice about keeping your eye on the prize after her Melbourne Vintage Wedding to Edward.

“We always looked forward to the wedding, but even more we were looking forward to being married. I think that’s important to keep in mind in the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding that it’s just the party that starts you off on this amazing journey. We loved our wedding, but what has come after has been even better.”

Images by  Julia Jane Photography,

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Hello sneak peekers! It’s Friday and sneak peek day which means I get nosey and dive into your wedding plans, wanting to share them all with you! Today we’re all about the ceremony!

How are you decorating your ceremony? A big floral arch? Cascading bottles with blooms in them? Are you letting nature be your backdrop? Share your ideas and plans in the comments!

Andrew and Emily

My name is Emily Stygall, I am 28 years old and I got married on the 1st of March 2014 at Mont Du Soleil (Meaning Sunny Mountain) which is my parents house. Mont Du Soleil is situated in Emerald in the heart of the beautiful Dandenongs. This truly unique property is inspired by the buildings and grounds of Italy and France, sits high on a hill top providing breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley. I was lucky enough to marry my childhood sweetheart Andrew, it was my dream wedding and everything was amazing.

My Mother and I planned and organized the entire wedding and we were so glad that it all turned out and ran accordingly. My dress was from Love Me Twice by the talented designer Jennifer Bowden, it was my dream wedding dress and my head piece was from Anna Campbell. My wedding invites were custom made by Alexa from Ink Hearts Paper. Her work is beyond amazing.

I arrived at the ceremony in a horse and cart while Andrew had a vintage truck. My parents farm is on 40 acres, with vineyards and old barns and a beautiful bell hanging high in the barn which was rung once I was married. We released doves in memory of people who couldn’t be there on our special day.

Our Photographer was RAW imageworks.

We had had the General Food Store in Emerald  put on a lovely entree, then wood fire pizzas followed by Pizza Be With You for main.

The candles were lit as the night went on and the place looked magical. It was TRULY the best day of my life.

Film by Cinema Weddings Australia

Images by RAW imageworks

Ms Gingham says: What an absolutely radiant bride you made Emily! Congratulations on such a beautiful wedding!

Emily says:  “My name is Emily I work for Apple computers as a Sales Assistant. Ever since I was 13 years of age I had my eyes set on Andrew. For many years I would dream that one day he would be mine. My diaries and school planners had his name all over it. I married the man of my dreams.”

Photographer: RAW imageworks / Bride’s Dress: Jennifer Bowden / Videographer: Cinema Weddings Australia