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Lauren & Steve

It was a whirlwind for this gorgeous couple after being selected by The Today Show to win their wedding and have it televised live on morning breakfast news! Nothing fazed them as they embraced the short time frame, worked with their wedding planners at Creative Two and of course, enjoyed a few surprises on the day! Jesse of Beach St Photography was there to capture their day, working in the scorching heat and finding all of the heartfelt moments. The Bride Lauren details their wedding and all that came with winning their incredible day! 

Steve and I met at my cousins wedding in early 2017. Steve and I had both grown up in the same area, but had never crossed paths. My auntie Susan was trying to set us up with each other in the past, even when we were dating other people and I lived interstate. A set-up was obviously something that didn’t appeal to either of us.

When I walked into the wedding venue, I noticed him straight away, with a massive smile on his face, standing tall amongst the bridal party. After the ceremony he was brave enough to introduce himself to my mum and I. The reception went off with lots of dancing and singing. Steve over-performing for the congregation, even going as far as to give my auntie Susan (cupid) a lap dance. He was very charismatic and had a very friendly, charming and energetic aura about him.

He asked me to dance that evening, and the rest is history.

On 23rd December last year (2018), Steve had hiked down and set up an incredible picnic at one of my favourite places to visit, the Channels (on the Avon River). When he brought me down there and pulled out this delicious bottle of bubbly and a platter (made by his mate who happens to be a chef), he’d definitely set the bar high as far as picnics go.

After a brief sip of champagne, and before i stuffed my face, Steve was getting down on one knee (which was no small feat as it is very rocky and uneven ground along the channels)… It ended with a YES!

Around Feb 2019, we were going on our first overseas holiday to the Philippines to celebrate another friends wedding, when we heard about this Top End Wedding Competition that the Today Show had announced. In conjunction with Tourism NT, the promotion of the Northern Territory and the Australian premier of Top End Wedding, the Today Show were giving away an entire NT wedding to one lucky couple.

We see competitions like this all the time and thought we’d enter it, get our friends to enter on our behalf, then thought nothing of it. My cousin Tori’s entry sparked their interest, and they asked to see a short video of us interacting and telling them why we thought we should win. We had just ridden our motorbikes back home from Metung, looking a bit ratty and the sun was going down. So we quickly wrote what we wanted to say on some paper, stuck it to the outside wheely-bin, sat the phone on top and pressed record.

A few weeks and numerous phone calls later, we believed we were in the top 3. We couldn’t believe it! We felt like winners already! So they sent a camera crew to our house one morning, and said they’d announce the winners live on the show. When Stevie walked through the door, that was it!! Unbeknownst to us, they had already chosen Steve and myself over 12,000 entrants to get married in the NT, live on the today show!! We couldn’t have been more lucky or overwhelmingly happy. I got to marry my one and only on May 6th 2019 in front of our nearest and dearest, beside one of the beautiful coastlines this country has to offer, in glorious Darwin. It was magical!

I didn’t think we really had a style or theme necessarily. The ceremony was outdoors with an incredibly vibrant backdrop of Darwin city, a turquoise sea and a bright blue sky. We kept things fairly modern and simple, leaving most of the décor and styling up to our beautiful wedding planner Belinda from Creative Two and the florist, Beija Flor.

We had a few rows of white string lanterns overhead and a stunning arbour. Just behind and to the side of the seating arrangement was a mix of tables, chairs, a bar and food table for all the guests to enjoy before the ceremony began.

Another one of our surprises was that we had David Campbell sing his rendition of For Once In My Life as I walked down the aisle! So technically, the song I walked down the aisle to, was chosen for us.

We are both pretty down to earth, so we wanted our ceremony to be relaxed, fun and not too long-winded. We wanted to pay respects to the land on which we were to be married, and those who are no longer with us, but always in our hearts. We also wrote our own vows, which were inspired by google. It was probably a healthy combination of several websites, to be fair!

We loved our celebrant Caitlyn from Ceremonies by Ceejay, Darwin. She was such a cool chick, and really easy to get along with. It felt like we knew her for ages, right from the get-go. She spoke very well too and with a clarity that could be heard by the entire congregation.

Steve says his favourite photo of the day was the one of him and his Pa. It’s very special to Steve to have his Pa see how far he’s come in life and the man he is today. Pa was the only grandparent we had there that day as all others have passed or were unable to attend due to illness. Steve is very close to his Pa, and we were so happy to be able to share our day with him.
I’d say it would be hard to choose a favourite. One that stands out to me was when we flew in a helicopter to the coastline of Hotham, north-east of Darwin for some secluded snaps. This untouched shoreline can only be accessed via boat or plane if I recall. By this time it was the hottest part of the day, and being very fair white folk from Victoria, we were sweating up a storm.

Shaun, our helicopter pilot from Nautilus Aviation Darwin, went above and beyond in his role and followed me around on the beach with an umbrella to shield me from the sun, as I had no sunscreen on. Our wedding photographer, Jesse snapped a great pic of this moment. He was a life-saver or make-up saver. Either way, it was one of those little, special moments which I appreciated immensely. Not all hero’s wear capes. Thanks Shaun!

My dress was from LUV Bridal and Formal, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. It is a floor length A-frame with a sleeveless heart shape corset top. It has an intricate beading and embroidery design, with a soft nude underlay, which I believe was a perfect match for my fair skin tone. At first, we tried on a variety of dresses for the filming process.

With no time to spare before flying to Sydney for filming, I organised to go back to the store the following day to try to find “the dress”. After what felt like a long process of elimination, I was worried I wasn’t going to find what I wanted from that store, and I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed, knowing I didn’t have time to have anything made, and that I had to find something “off the rack” as they say.

It was the last dress I tried on, having been pulled off the mannequin. I never thought I would have chosen such a “princess” dress. I had thought that I would have preferred something a little more simple, but in the end, this was the dress that stood out for me. It was elegant and flattering for my figure. Both my mum and I knew as soon as we looked at each other. It was the ‘ah ha’ moment everyone talks about, and it finally happened.

On the bride’s side, my maid of honour was my cousin Tori (who’s entry won us our wedding). My 3 other bridesmaids consisted of my brothers (now fiancé) Melinda, my cousin Stacey (who’s wedding is where Steve and I met), and my other cousins wife Anne-Marie, who is just a beautiful soul. On the groom’s side Steve’s best man was his brother Pat. He also had his cousin Brent, his long-time work mate BJ and my brother, Ryan.

The boys went to Ferrari Formal inside Myer in Melbourne. They did some filming here with the Today show crew before choosing their suits. I think this was a tad easier for all involved, being guys who aren’t all that fussy. I think Steve had some ideas about what colouring he wanted. They also had to keep in mind that they were going to be wearing 3 piece suits in the NT, where it was bound to get warm.

I had already given him a rough idea of the colours both myself and the bridesmaids were wearing, so that we’d be sure nothing would clash (just in case). They ended up choosing a lovely royal blue suit with matching tie, brown leather shoes and a white crisp shirt. Steve wore mostly the same, except for a cream, light linen jacket (just to stand out haha).

Due to our Wedding being in the NT, we liked the idea of a tropical feel to the floral arrangements, but we were also keen on having natives as well. Steve and I weren’t too fussed on flowers to be honest. I think our only main requests was to have nothing pink (not a fan of pink), and draping flowers like Spanish moss trees (which I looooove). That, and I think they needed to have flowers that wouldn’t wilt too quickly in the elements.

We flew up to Darwin on the Friday. Our hens and bucks were day-long events which lasted until 2am on the Saturday. Sunday was dress-rehearsals before a 2:30am start for hair and make-up on Monday morning for our 8am Wedding, live on the Today Show.

Safe to say Steve and I were pretty knackered by this point. So much so, that I’d lost my voice on Sunday. Gone. It was down to a whisper. The morning of our wedding day, I was silent. I was getting so worried that I wouldn’t be able to say my vows. I had no back-up plan, so I was just hoping against hope, that my voice would break through when push came to shove. We made sure my mic was cranked, so the people at home could hear it all.

Sure enough, my voice cracked through when it counted most and I was able to say how I felt, to the one I love.

Our surprise venue was Pee Wee’s at the point. A spectacular outdoor location, with waterfront dining, looking over the city of Darwin. They are well-known for their sensational cuisine and hospitality. We also loved that we’d be married on a vibrant stretch of green grass with a backdrop of tall trees.

I always thought it’d be nice to get married in a garden or something with lots of trees around. Especially since I grew up in the bush and have always loved being surrounded by nature. It worked out perfectly. The evening reception was held at Wharf One on the Darwin waterfront. It too had a simply elegant atmosphere, gleaming with warm lighting and stylish décor. The food was bloody delicious too!

We had a few extra special detail requests which the wonderful Bel (our wedding planner) was all hands on deck in organising for us. They included things like stubby coolers for guests, a photo board for those who couldn’t be or are no longer with us, mini espresso martini bottles etc.

Steve says his favourite detail of the day was “My wife, walking down the aisle”. I swear, that’s not just me writing that. He actually said it!!
I think my favourite detail, was having my mum and brother walk me down the aisle. Plus, although we didn’t have any special traditions, being able to wear my mum and dad’s wedding rings on my right hand was very special to me and felt like I very much had them both right there beside me.

Jesse from Beach St Photography was amazing. She had the right vibe we were looking for when it came to capturing the relaxed and natural moments. We were lucky enough to have met her on our first trip of filming up to the NT. We got a chance to take a few pre-wedding pics with her which was great to get to know how it all works before the big day.

Well Steve and I both decided to go with our favourite road trip song for our first dance – You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates. We love it so much, we actually found a beautiful slow version of the song by Tim Halperin. So we started off our dance with the slow version, then cut into the original for a fun up-beat dance.

Since we only had 6 weeks from finding out we had won a wedding to the actual wedding day, our guests couldn’t believe we had time to learn a dance! But having a strong dance background myself, I couldn’t not have a choreographed dance for our wedding. So I employed the skills of an old family friend Davina to help put together the perfect mix of sexy and fun to get the party started.

Our advice to other couples is don’t sweat the small stuff. I know it’s easy to say from the other side, but you’d be surprised how much you don’t actually care about on the day. I don’t say that to down-grade anything we had. As I’ve said, our day was perfect and all our vendors provided the goods.

What I mean is, it doesn’t matter if you have to get a smaller cake, or cheaper flowers, do your own hair, or do a lot of DIY. At the end of the day, no-one really cares about whether you had cute shoes or quirky things to line the aisle, or that their gifts weren’t like the last wedding they went to. And if they DO care, they must be pretty shallow peeps.

As long as you have food, drinks, music and a celebrant, the rest is up to you. After all, you get to marry your man, woman or lampshade and isn’t that the whole point?

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Ms Zebra Says: What a wedding?! Congratulations to these two love birds – and thanks for not only for sharing with us, but all of the Today Show viewers!!! What a great competition to win!

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Laura & Aaron

Refined colour palette, classic elegance and tradition all combined to make for a beautiful day at Zonzo Estate for Laura and Aaron – and their family and friends. Having everyone together was of huge importance for the day, as was the delicious food and music on offer! Embracing traditional elements and champagne towers, Allumè Photography was there each step of the way. The gorgeous Bride, Laura details their day and what made it so very special!

It was love at first swipe. We met on Tinder. How romantic! Our wedding was February 17 2019 at Zonzo Estate in the Yarra Valley.

It is Greek tradition for family to visit the house before the wedding. My mum basically catered for a mini wedding before the wedding. Bless. Thanks, mum. I copied this explanation from online – it’s the easiest way to explain what’s happening in the first half of my photos.

‘The sash is also then wrapped and tied around the waist a further three times. Everything is done three times, as it is symbolic of the Holy Trinity. The colour red is also a symbol of fertility. As in the Greek Orthodox faith, many practices are symbolic and repeated three times to represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Once all the immediate family have participated in this ritual, incense and dried olive leaves are burnt in a small highly decorative silver vessel, “kabnistiri”. The immediate family repeats the same process individually acting out the symbol of the cross three times with the kabnistiri over the groom/bride; again once called within the song. The incense is a blessing and symbolic for God to protect them and rid any negative spirits. The ceremony at times can become very emotional for some families, especially if some family members are no longer with them.’

My dress was designed by Alon Livnè – purchased through Helen Rodrigues in Sydney. Although we live in Melbourne I saw the ‘Rita’ dress online and had to try it on. It was the first dress I tried and fell in love all over again. The sleeves were everything! I knew that this style of dress would be perfect for an intimate winery wedding.

Helen and her team were great – I only had two fittings before picking up my dress, but I had all trust in the ladies from Sydney to get the job done.

I also had my mum’s locket on my bouquet with pictures of my grandparents. I knew they would be watching from above and with me every step of the way. Aaron also wore his grandfather’s cufflinks that his 98-year-old grandmother chose for him. We thought that was a special touch.

Aaron’s suit was from Menz Club Highpoint – although Aaron wears a suit every day for work he decided on a bow tie to change up his look. He looked very sharp in a crisp navy suit with a black bow tie. Phil was the salesman who helped the boys pick their suits and they had full confidence in his expertise and experience.

The style of our wedding was an old-worldly European feel. We stuck with the saying less is more. We wanted everything to be refined. From lush green hanging installations to latte roses and champagne towers. Zonzo speaks for itself so we didn’t want to go over the top with anything.

My dad walked me down the aisle to Haley Reinhart – Can’t help falling in love. This was
extra special for me as my dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer only a few months before.

Apart from walking down the aisle and back out as Mrs Dillon, we loved our champagne tower. Nothing like popping bottles to kick off the celebrations. We also loved that we had our friend Casey as our celebrant and my cousin David as our MC. Including family in our day was something money can’t buy. It was definitely more meaningful to us.
Tobi music was another highlight. Renee’s voice is heaven on earth. The music on the night really set the tone for the reception. Songs from all eras made everyone sing along and feel all warm and fuzzy. Renee knew I wanted that romantic feel and she delivered.

Aaron and I had two of our closest friends on each side and our goddaughter as our flower
girl. I have to mention, one of my bridesmaids had given birth 7 days before our wedding and
was by my side through it all. I’m still in awe to this day.

Our flowers were by the amazing Gillian Pollard. From our first meeting I knew Gillian was
going to deliver… boy did she do that and so much more. I knew I wanted a long stem bouquet and neutral latte colours with foliage. Gillian ran with the European feel and added hints of olive branches which tied in nicely. I am Greek after all.

I am so grateful for meeting Gillian as she made this process so easy. I feel like I gave a very rough outline of what we were after and she totally ran with it. I’m glad we have photos of the venue because I was so overwhelmed on the day I don’t think I was able to take it all in.

Joey Willis from Allumè Weddings was our photographer. He was as cool as a cucumber. We didn’t even notice he was there half the time. He captured some amazing shots and nothing was too staged. We are so grateful we have these beautiful memories from our day.

Our ceremony was in the Cappella chapel area of Zonzo. Although there was a beautiful barrel room, we knew the chapel was more our style. The vineyard backdrop speaks for itself and Gillian added some beautiful florals to add to the romantic feel.

Our celebrant (Casey Jessop) was actually a close friend of Aaron and his family. Casey set the tone for the ceremony and we love that she got to marry us. She met with us a few times to go over the day but seeing it come to life was even more magical. She captured all that we wanted to say and all that we are as a couple.

Zonzo made the whole wedding planning process so easy – they had a USB with a list of suppliers and it was a matter of narrowing down who was fit for the job. Miss Ladybird Cakes made our beautiful wedding cake. I didn’t even have a taste test, I knew they would deliver and they did that and more on the day. White chocolate and raspberry are also a good combo.

Aaron and I are always one for outsourcing, as we say time is precious, but we did do one thing ourselves and that was the personalised messages to all of our guests on their bonbonnieres. We thought it was a special touch seeing as though everyone has always done so much for us both.

Our first dance was a cover of ‘Say you won’t let go’ by James Arthur. We actually had Tobi play our first dance and music for entree and mains. I actually don’t remember eating – I think I danced the whole time.

Brunetti were also amazing to deal with. They made our nougat slabs for the bonbonnieres – cut to size and packaged as per my request. They even made chocolate freckle jars for the kids. I provided them with the acrylic messages for each guest and they helped to put it all together.
Jen from Top Image Jewellery is a dream. She helped Aaron with my engagement ring and also with our wedding bands. She also made my pearl earrings for the wedding day. I can not recommend her enough. She is our diamond queen!
Eddie from Rinaldo Entertainment set the mood for the second half of our reception. It’s never easy getting everyone up on the dance floor but he succeeded. He played a mixture of Greek and English music and I could not fault him. So much fun!!
Ash for Ash Glamour makeup and Kiki from Styled by Kiki worked as our glam team. They helped bring the vision together. I went for a smokey eye and slick knot bun. I didn’t have a trial for either girl because I knew they are perfectionists in their trade.

If we can give any advice to future couples, don’t sweat the small stuff. Do what you want not what everyone else wants you to do!

Ms Zebra Says: A big congratulations to this gorgeous couple – what a day?! We couldn’t be happier for you both and wish you all the happiness in the world in your new life together as husband and wife!

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Bec & Blake

It was a day designed by true love. This very special couple chose their wedding in early Autumn this year and celebrated with their friends and relatives alike. Choosing Zee and Cee Studio to capture their day, there were many special moments and smiles caught within the vineyards. There were many DIY elements, including writing their own vows – which Bride Bec says truly made the day what it was! Today Bec shares their intimate memories and details of their gorgeous day!

I first met Blake at a party when I was just sixteen and we quickly became best friends, spending every weekend together. Our friends and family would always joke that we would end up together and we would always laugh it off until three years later we finally figured it out and realised there was something more to our bond that went beyond a friendship.

Unlike a lot of people I only visited the one store and was lucky enough to find my dress. My mum, Abuela and my bridesmaids came along and we wandered around the store looking for something that might suit me.

I always imagined getting married in a ‘princess dress’ which was probably inspired by my favourite movie as a kid, ‘A Cinderella Story’. We chose four dresses to start, with one of which my Abuela insisted that I try but i wasn’t too fussed on it. As soon as I had the dress on, I felt excited and just wanted to twirl in it! I knew this was the right dress, which was only reinforced when I came out of the change room and everybody else loved it too – whilst my Abuela giggled and said “I told you so”!

I would describe our wedding as completely us summed up in an event. Everything from our outfits, to the location and the food was what we wanted. We wanted our guests to feel relaxed and to create an atmosphere that wasn’t overly formal but not casual enough that it could have been just a get together. We had lawn games, a dessert bar, photo booth, DJ and even a conga line at one point! The whole day was just fun!

Blake wanted to stand out from the groomsmen so he wore a vest and an ivory bowtie paired with a dark blue pant (not quite navy). He had brown leather shoes and a matching brown belt to break up the blue. Blake rarely wears suits and the traditional suit wasn’t something he felt himself in, so this was a good middle ground between casual and formal. The vest differentiated him from the groomsmen who instead wore brown leather braces.

I walked down the aisle to the song ‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran. What made it special was that my brother had spent months learning how to play it on guitar and recorded it for me to walk down the aisle. We also used the song for our wedding video.

Our ceremony was very personal. Our celebrant included us throughout the whole process in pulling together the different readings and made sure that our vows were of the same length. We picked Darren as our celebrant because he was so natural and genuine that it felt like we had known him forever. Our guests even asked us if we had actually known him after the ceremony!

The ceremony started by telling our story and talking about what we have been able to achieve as a couple. We both wrote our own vows where we shared our promises, but also what we love most about each other.

I had a moment of panic before walking down the aisle. I’m not an emotional person but it was such an intense feeling walking in to a room knowing all eyes would be on you and that this day had been something we had worked so hard on to make perfect. I was relieved when I reached Blake, but still so nervous throughout the ceremony. I was so thankful that he held my hand and through those moments reading my vows, it felt as if we were the only people in the room.

Our ceremony was held at the Gold Creek Chapel. It’s a stone building tucked away in perfectly manicured gardens and feels completely private from the surrounding suburb. We were lucky that the chapel is behind vintage closed gates, so it was only our guests that could enter the property. Blake and I had walked past the chapel many times before we were engaged and had always admired what we could see of it from the gates. The first time we went through to have a look, we both knew that was going to be the place we got married.

We held our wedding reception at Lake George Winery, which was about a half hour drive from the ceremony. The winery has a restaurant that is also that same stone texture, tying it in well with the ceremony location. We were lucky that March is grape picking season, so the vineyard was in full bloom without netting, making it perfect for wedding photos. Lake George Winery Restaurant features a stone fireplace in the centre of the room and the ceiling is decorated with hanging tea lights, so there wasn’t much we had to do in terms of styling!

Our bridal party was made up of our closest friends. Of my bridesmaids, I have been friends with three of them for 20 years and my maid of honour for 10 years. These are the girls who saw me at my awkward teenage stage and were there to watch my relationship with Blake blossom. It was important to have them beside me on the big day and special to know that they too will always be a part of my life.

On Blake’s side, we had my brother, two of Blake’s closest friends and as the best man we had Kyle who has been Blake’s best friend since they were four. Regardless of which side our bridal party stood on, they have all played such an important role in both of our lives.

My bouquet was a simple mix of white florals and greenery. We kept the same theme throughout with the boutonnieres and reception decor.

Looking back on it the day, it feels like such a whirlwind. It went way too quickly but we loved every second of it. Blake and I do everything together, so it was such a strange feeling getting ready without him on the morning of the wedding and keeping secrets from him like what my dress would look like and what was in my vows. It was the strangest thing!

On our drive over to the chapel, my dad and I rode in a vintage Rolls Royce. Growing up and even now whenever I see a bridal car I always want to have a look at the bride inside. It was strange to have that same attention focused on me as people tooted their horns and waved. I felt a bit like a celebrity! And I wanted so badly to share that with Blake too so I was eager to see him to say the least. When we arrived at the chapel, I felt a little overwhelmed and emotional. I can’t imagine what Blake was feeling standing there waiting for me in front of a large crowd. As I walked down the aisle, my eyes were blurred from trying to hold in the tears but when I finally made it close enough that I could actually see Blake I was so happy.

He looked so good in his suit and I will never forget the look he gave me. After the ceremony, we headed over to our reception venue for some photos in the vineyard. My dress wasn’t the most practical dress to be walking through the vineyard in. A number of grasshoppers thought they’d take up residence inside some of the layers in my dress some even held on until later that night when somebody pointed it out to me on the dance floor!

I enjoyed the early stages of wedding planning the most, seeking out a venue and that initial excitement before you get down to the nitty gritty. Our favourite experience in the planning process was by far our cake tasting. That could be because we both have a huge sweet tooth or because they were all so delicious!

Last summer, I remember Blake bringing home a box of six different cakes for us to try. We sat in our back garden like two little kids so excited to try each flavour. We even went a little bit ‘Master Chef’ and bought out a score card so we could rank each flavour and ultimately pick the best one. We ended up choosing two flavours; salted caramel and dark chocolate and vanilla yoghurt with orange blossom buttercream. We both ate way too much cake all at once and ended up on a sugar high!

Being quite a young couple, we were conscious of our budget throughout the process of planning our wedding and tried to do as much as possible ourselves. We made our own wedding favours and for everything else we tried to purchase from websites like Etsy or second-hand marketplaces.
For our wedding favours, we made hand-poured lavender scented soy candles. The glasses were sourced secondhand from Facebook and I had leftover wax from a candle making kit I was gifted. We dried out lavender from our garden and to add to the scent we added a few drops of lavender essential oil to each batch of wax.
For males we made rosemary infused sea salt. The rosemary too was from our garden which we cooked through a week before the wedding, before placing them in small jars.

When originally budgeting for our wedding, we both decided what were the most important things for us on the day. For us, we wanted to make sure the memories would be captured both through photography and video. We searched for a company that could offer both but also one that had a portfolio of natural images where the couples looked comfortable. That led us to Zee and Cee Studios. The team photographed our engagement, which gave us time to get comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding. On the day, Zee and Cee staff made everyone so comfortable and really got involved in the fun. They helped to make our day more memorable and special.

I had always read about couples wishing they spent more time together at the reception, as understandably it can get quite busy trying to say hello and thank everyone. This prompted us to have a ‘sweetheart table’ rather than a regular bridal table.

This gave us time to sit down together, catch our breath and really enjoy the moment. For any couples looking to get married, I would recommend doing the same. Whilst you have the rest of your lives to spend together, sharing those special moments and enjoying all the hard work you put into the event is so important!

Ms Zebra Says: We are sending the biggest congratulations to our writer Bec and her new husband! What a beautiful day and so wonderfully captured. Thanks for sharing your day with us!

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