These two angelic souls met over ten years ago working at a family Italian restaurant. Great mates for a year, they bonded over chicken nuggets sneakily consumed during shifts. As the big day rolled around, Emily and Stephen were channelling springtime roses and midnight club sandwiches. Pretty bloody wholesome, right?! There are plenty more sweet details where these came from so be sure to scroll down to peep them all including the most dapper Oscar Hunt clad groom and his M.J. Bale sporting groomsmen. Jess Tremp of Brown Paper Parcel was there to snap it all…

THE VIBE “Bringing the ‘Euro’ to Euroa! Inclusive, warm country ambience with a touch of Tuscan flair. A combination of Steve’s country heritage and me being an absolute francophile!”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “Roses always hold a special place in my heart as they remind me of my Mum and how she loved spending time in the garden. One of the reasons we chose to be married on the cup weekend of November was because we were told the Butter Factory garden would ‘be really popping!’ Ame [Raven & The Rose] did an incredible job nailing the ‘gathered from the garden’ brief by incorporating some of Dad’s beautiful garden red roses from home into our bouquets and adding the most beautiful roses and bold peonies (my Mum’s and Pa’s favourite flower too) to our special bouquets, arrangements and wedding cake. This bright, peachy spring theme carried throughout to our signage, invites and table settings which featured vintage botanical imagery of peonies, roses and proteas as designed by my talented friend Kate.”

DIY “We were so lucky to have such a talented, creative and generous tribe around us. A special tradition I have with one of my girlfriends is pizza and wine nights with classic power ballad tunes whilst making candles. She kindly made 120 beautiful handmade candles as gifts for all our guests which paid tribute to our surrounds on the day. They featured the scents of the native Australian bush, my favourite brew, chai latte and a floral garden scent.”

REFERENCES “I may have purchased a bumper edition of Hello May before I was even engaged… We loved reading other couples stories, favourite vendors and key advice in Hello May and doing lots of research online and via Instagram. We also attended One Fine Day bridal fair, twice, to get ideas and that’s where we met our celebrant Damon over a glass of bubbly!”

FAVOURITE MOMENT “[Stephen] My Em is an amazing flautist so we organised with our band towards the end of their set to call her up on stage ‘Anchorman style’ to play a surprise flute solo in the form of the stone-cold classic Toto ‘Africa’. Seeing my new bride smashing out a power flute solo in her wedding dress as the crowd went wild is something I’m sure we’ll be telling the grandkids in years to come!”

Fancy some more Oscar Hunt groom goodness? We recommend you check out Zoe & Wil’s Adelaide wedding here. Pop on over here to get in touch with the master tailors themselves. If it’s the groomsmen that have you in a swoon then be sure to check out more M.J. Bale goodness here. But first, you have some serious scrolling to do…

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Brown Paper Parcel Cinematographer Joel Tronoff Florist Raven & the Rose Venue & Catering Euroa Butter Factory Cake Blackbird Cakes Wedding Favours Luna Candles via Etsy Entertainment La Nuit Blanche Celebrant Married by Damon Rings Ellissi Jewellery (bride) Signet Circle (groom) Transport Benalla Bus & Coach Line Wedding Website Riley & Grey BRIDE Dress Roland Mouret via Le Lourve Robes Chelsea De Luca Shoes Saint Laurent via David Jones Earrings Butler and Wilson via Le Louvre Hair Eve Gunson Bridesmaid Dresses Shona Joy Bridesmaid Shoes Country Road GROOM Suit & Shoes Oscar Hunt Suspenders & Bow Tie Declic Cufflinks Hugo Boss Barber Temple Town Groomsmen Suits M.J. Bale