The hunt for the perfect gown is rarely an easy one. Just ask Erin, who spent six unlucky months searching for the pinnacle of her obsession (a long sleeve lace gown) in Queensland. Thankfully she found a sneaky excuse to travel to The Bridal Atelier.

£I talked Craig into a trip to Melbourne to watch a game of cricket at the MCG’ which was code for me wedding dress shopping. I had seen a picture of the London dress with the custom added sleeve on Sarah Seven‘s Instagram page and fell in love, but I just had to try it on to be sure. It was a mission but well worth it.—

Going for a rustic, vintage feel, Erin and Craig took on a fair bit of DIY projects including the invitations, ceremony booklets, and dinner menus. They set up the ceremony seating themselves, as well, using borrowed hay bales and lace collected from various second hand stores. The lace had dual purposes though when rain clouds began to roll in and the air turned chilly? £One guest pulled the lace off the hay bales to wrap around himself to keep warm!—

The rain was a blessing though, this positive pair assures us. £Once it stopped we did get some amazing pictures with a beautiful rainbow on top of the hill! On the actual day, the rain did not bother us. We were just happy to be finally getting married and be surrounded by the ones we love. Supposedly a rainy wedding means a happy marriage.—

Captured by Heart and Colour (who they found in Hello May), the couple sought out the help of Roberta from Green and Bloom to commemorate Erin’s grandmother, who had passed away just a few days before the wedding.

£It was really important for me to have an element of her with me on the day?and that was jasmine and its beautiful scent. My grandma was an avid gardener and I always remember the smell of her jasmine bush as a little girl walking through her garden picking flowers. Roberta really respected this request and incorporated the jasmine through all of the floral designs beautifully.—

A day that was £all magic—, Erin and Craig tell us the real meaning behind getting married: £Marriage to us is a promise to one another to spend the rest of our lives together, through thick and thin. We should probably also change our pets last names at the vet from Mahony to Finch.—

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CREDITS Photos Heart and Colour // Bridal gown Sarah Seven via The Bridal Atelier // Veil Percy Handmade // Robes The Iconic // Shoes London Rebel via Famous Footwear // Accessories Molten Store // Hair and makeup Lily Fontana // Rings Manish Jewels and Xennox Diamonds // Bridesmaid dresses Missguided // Bridesmaid gifts and wedding favours The Little White Box // Groom and groomsmen suits Ron Bennett // Shirt and tie Ben Sherman // Shoes Windsor Smith // Socks and groomsmen gifts Myer // Watch Quicksilver // Flower girls Misdress via Etsy // Florist Green and Bloom // Ceremony, reception and catering O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, QLD // Cake Quattro Sorelle // Decorative elements and lighting Ivy & Bleu // Entertainment Radio Club Band // Celebrant Father John Echewodo.