Swan Valley Wedding at Sandalford Winery from Merge Photography
April 17, 2013
Western Australia
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A beautiful bride, a gorgeous groom and an adorable little daughter named Bailey.  This, my friends, is what we call the makings of a perfect wedding day.  A perfect wedding day set against a mesmerizing Sandalford Winery backdrop with layer after layer of gorgeous details and enough love to fill the entire Swan Valley.  From the stunning bouquets from Angel Flowers to the fabulous invites by Invitations By Ajalon to that gorgeous gown by Collezione Bridal Couture, it's a non-stop day of pretty. See it all captured by Merge Photography in the full gallery.
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From the Bride... First comes love then comes marriage then comes baby in a baby carriage… well almost! Justin and I met through mutual friends and, yes, it was love at first sight, I found my piggy and he found his Monkey (our nicknames for each other) we have not been apart since! With the surprise arrival of our beautiful daughter Bailey, Justin popped the question! Planning our wedding day was exciting and overwhelming; I wanted it to express what we value most which is our family, friends and the love we have for them and each other. I met our celebrant 18 years ago when he married my parents, I was their flower girl and only 3 at the time, it was an honour to have him marry us and meet our daughter. A short drive from where I grew up is the gorgeous Sandalford winery in the Swan Valley; it had all the elements that I wanted for our wedding day in the one place! Beautiful gardens, soft romantic lighting in a sophisticated rustic room covered with wine barrels from floor to ceiling, it was perfect! My parent’s backyard was the ideal place to have our location photos taken, I am able to sit out the back and relive my wedding day forever.

I love the finer details in weddings, so when it came to our wedding I made sure to have my own personal touch on everything, from the handmade petal cones to the homemade organic honey jars, I wanted it to not only support our theme but reflect us as a couple and give that little extra loving to our wedding and our guests. My husband and I could not stop smiling the whole day, we owe it all to our amazing family and friends for sharing this magical day with us and making it one to remember.

My Advice... trust your gut, every time I made a decision I would end up second guessing myself or changing my mind because I knew it had to be perfect… I always went with my first decision! Don’t let the small things get to you; just remember no one else will notice if something goes wrong, only you! Most importantly, have fun! Embrace every second, the day goes faster than you think.


Photography:  Jodie and Karolina of Merge Photography | Venue: Sandalford Winery, Swan Valley Western Australia | Floral Design: Angel Flowers, Guildford | Wedding Invitations: Invitations By Ajalon | Dress + Veil: Collezione Bridal Couture | Bridesmaid Jewelery: Lovisa | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group | Grooms + Groomsmen Suits: Penguins | Grooms + Groomsmen Ties: Tarocash | Grooms + Groomsmen Shoes: Connor | Cake: Eilish Allen, Friend | Rings + Brides Jewelry: Michael Hill | Bride's Hair and Makeup: Nicole Forde | DJ: Dream Wedding Entertainment | Celebrant: Owen Davies | Fans + Tags + Labels for Jars: Etsy | Honey jars: Jars from Kelly Beans | Suitcase Wishing Well: Mulberry Tree Vintage Homewares | Cards Bunting: DIY | Ceremony Setup: Higher Events | Ceremony Arch: Bridal Creations