Having grown up in Mosman, Emma didn’t think twice about booking her and Mark’s wedding at Athol Hall. “Athol Hall is in such a beautiful setting, and the hall is so quaint and offers the perfect blend of indoors and outdoors,” explains the bride, who tells us the celebration was inspired by their European heritage.

“We wanted our wedding day to feel like a family ‘picnic’ gathering. We wanted the tables to be filled with produce, flowers, bread boards with olive oil and jars of pickles. And I love colour  so there had to be colour! So I guess you could say we didn’t have a particular theme, but a mish-mash of things that are part of us.”

Sporting a gorgeous Lover the Label number, Emma says that she spotted her dream gown online soon after the engagement and fell in love. “It was the first one I saw, and the first one I tried on, and that’s what I ended up with.”

Despite oodles of DIY (including 120 jars of pickles used as wedding favours), the newlyweds agree that their favourite part of the day was sneaking off in the sunset for some photos with Studio Something Photography. “Studio Something and Phu made us feel so at ease and we just had so much fun, and the photos really show that.”

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CREDITS Photos and cinematographer Studio Something // Bridal gown Lover the Label // Hair piece and accessories BHLDN // Lingerie and garter Wild Orchid Lingerie // Bride and bridesmaids shoes hoes Hermanns // Hair and makeup Blossom Hair and Makeup // Rings Protea Diamonds // Bridesmaid dresses Carla Zampatti // Bridesmaid gifts Megan Park // Groom and groomsmen suits MJ Bale // Shirt Ganton // Tie / Bow tie and socks David Jones // Shoes Aquila // Barber / grooming Barber Supreme // Florist Tiffany’s Fresh Flowers // Stationery Rabbitandtheduck via Etsy and SessaVee via Etsy // Printer Vistaprint // Ceremony, reception and catering Athol Hall, NSW // Decorative elements Bunnings // Wedding favours Pack My Product //Entertainment Press Club Band // Celebrant Eliza McAllister.