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Celia and Alex set out to find a location for their special day, scouring the interweb day and night until they came across Core Cider House in Perth Hills. “We booked a visit, and knew as soon as we walked in that it was the place for us, with beautiful views in every direction. We stayed and had lunch and tried some cider, which sealed the deal”, says Celia, who admits that DIY isn’t her cuppa tea.

“We found that people are very good at their jobs, and letting them do their job got the best result. All our vendors were wonderful, and did it so much more beautifully than we could have hoped.
” Utilising the talented folk of Villa Kula, Hire Society, and Flower Nation, the bride was able to focus on finding a flawless frock.

“My dress was unusual in that it was a skirt and top, from different stores matched together,” explains Celia, who opted for a J. Crew tulle/ribbon layered skirt and a cashmere top from Bloomingdales. “I wouldn’t change a thing and love that I haven’t seen anything else like it.”

Captured by sharp shooter Melissa Mills, their day was all about family, with even the grandmother’s being included as flower girls. “One realised her basket was full at the top of the aisle, and upended her basket before sitting down”, says Celica of the priceless moment that she recalls being just as good as their cake made by a family friend.

To see more from J.Crew’s collection of bridal wear click here. You can also check out more work from Melissa Mills by clicking here or visiting her full portfolio via the Hello May directory.

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CREDITS Photos Melissa Mills // Bridal gown J.Crew and Bloomingdales  // Robes uBride via Etsy // Lingerie Bras n Things // Shoes and bridesmaid dresses Forever New // Accessories Michael Hill, Tiffany  and The Little Market // Hair HAM Creative // Makeup Sangeetha Smith // Rings Michael Hill and Rosendorff // Groom and groomsmen suits Pierre Cardin via David Jones // Tie / Bow tie and socks Gazman // Boutonnieres PompandPlumage via Etsy // Shoes David Jones // Watch Yves Camani // Groomsmen gifts Uncommon Goods //  Pet accessories Boulter’s Menswear // Event planning, styling and lighting Villa Kula // Florist Flower Nation // Stationery Sail and Swan Studio // Ceremony, reception and catering Core Cider House, WA // Cake topper ASweetReverie via Etsy // Wedding favours Under the Cotton Tree // Furniture hire Hire Society // Celebrant John Dobson.