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Emma & Ben

As seen in Geelong Wedding Guide Magazine

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Love Story


Sometimes true love needs a little help to find it’s way. For Emma and Ben, their story begins with a meet-cute at a local bar and a sliding door moment that ultimately brought them together. 

After meeting at a bar and venturing off into the night in search a place to chat, Emma and Ben were separated when Emma ran into a friend and got distracted talking. Deciding Emma wasn’t coming back, Ben disappeared into the night and like a true man of mystery – left no trace; no phone number and no social media for Emma to find him again. Regretting leaving what was to be the start of her biggest adventure yet, Emma made it her mission to go back to the same bar they meet at until she finally saw Ben again.  

After travelling the world together, building a home and welcoming their son into the world, Emma and Ben were ready for the next chapter in their love story; a wedding day they could share with their closest family and friends – a true celebration of their love for each other.  

The Day

Preparation made perfect for Emma and Ben’s big day. Choosing vendors they trusted and felt confident in made the whole process streamlined. After visiting Bellbrae Harvest and falling in love with the space, the date was set and Emma set her sights on creating her dream wedding dress. Thanks to Jessie at Soho Bride, Emma’s vision came together easily and from the first appointment, Emma knew her custom gown was in the right hands.  

Creating an intimate and personal ceremony, Emma and Ben chose their dear friend Zoe Starr to officiate their wedding – leaning on her friendship with both the bride and groom in her double role as celebrant and bridesmaid.  

Keeping their special day in the hands of loved ones, their photographer Nic (the best man’s brother) knew the bridal party well and was able to bring a fun and relaxed vibe that shines through every photo. From the stunning florals from Courtney Ward to the incredible food and drink, the mood was set for a night of celebrating before the bridal party moved the fun to their accommodation at The Pines in Barwon Heads. 

For Emma and Ben, watching their loved ones celebrate their family of three will be the memories they will cherish forever. Fate might have been there to bring them together, but it’s the love they share for each other that will keep their love story ever-evolving.  

Photographer: Nic Stephens Photography

Venue: Bellbrae Harvest

Celebrant: Zoe Starr Events

Flowers: Torquay Florist

Makeup: Jaz Little Hair and Makeup

Hair: Candice Style and Grace Hair

Wedding Dress: Soho bride

Bridal Party Accommodation: The Pines Barwon Heads 

Entertainment: Baker Boy Band

Suits: Eddy Elias Menswear

Decor Hire: Style Our Party

Catering: Paella Pan

Catering: Soft Catering

Catering: Petes Woodfired pizza

Catering: Platter Co

Tan: The Sorority

Teeth Whitening: White Smiles Geelong

Invitations & Signage: Georgia Naughton

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