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Determined not to get too caught up in all the itty bitty details, Theresa was pleased when her dad volunteered some words of wisdom.”One thing that my dad did say to us in the early stages of planning was to ‘enjoy the journey to becoming husband and wife and treasure it forever. It only happens once so just have fun with it!’

Jamie and I always kept that in the back of our minds which helped us in making sure that things didn’t become too overwhelming”, says Theresa who had a fairly clear idea of what she wanted from the start.

“We really wanted our wedding to be a close reflection of our personalities. I would say that we are quite easy going, we enjoy eating good food, being surround by good company, living simply and… we both love the outdoors.”

Captured by photographer Joseph Willis, whose work Theresa admits she’d admired for some time (see his cinematography work here), the only difficult decision she made throughout the entire planning process was deciding on a dress.

“I knew exactly how I wanted to FEEL in the dress but I could never put a finger on what style of dress this was going to be. I thought getting a custom made dress would be way out of my means but the girls insisted I just go up [to PQ Fashions] and ask. The rest is history!

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CREDITS Photos Joseph Willis // Bridal gown and veil PQ Fashions // Lingerie Calvin Klein via Myer // Shoes Nine West // Jewellery Samantha Wills // Hair Meesha Hair Design // Makeup Charlotte Sweetland // Bridesmaids dresses For Love & Lemons // Bridesmaids gifts Lovisa // Groom and groomsmen suits Ralph Lauren via Trade Secret (jacket), Country Road (shirts), Sportscraft (pants), Politix (ties) and Roger David (belts) via Myer // Shoes R.M. Williams via Myer // Socks Kmart // Watch JAG via Hoskings Jewellers // Barber Oasis Barber // Flowers Hummingbird Blooms // Ceremony and reception private property, VIC // Catering and cake Sorrento Catering Company // Beverages Dan Murphy’s // Prop hire, marquee, lighting and sound Peninsula Party Hire // Decorations Ebay and Gumtree // Celebrant Carol Campbell // Rings Michael Hill and Sel Pilgrim // Flower girls Best and Less (top), Target (skirt) and Zara (shoes) // Page boys Best and Less (shirt), Cotton On Kids (pants) and Myer (shoes).