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The wise bride is one who knows what matters and who does enough so that the venue doesn’t steal the limelight. With that heart-shaped arrangement anchoring the ceremony setup and the bridal table serving as the focal point of the evening reception, this wedding, beautifully captured by Ben Yew Photography, did everything just right.

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Sammie: “We chose Alverstoke Homestead as our wedding venue because it was simple, elegant, and exactly what we were looking for to reflect our personalities. The venue is a heritage-listed barn with perfectly manicured lawns and gardens. The homestead has an old, classic character about it and is a timeless venue that we knew we would always appreciate and love for many years to come.”

Tips from the bride: “My advice is to be organised and not leave things until the last minute. Try and leave yourself with a month free before your wedding date to relax and enjoy the final days of your engagement. Try not to sweat the small stuff because things will go wrong (it’s the nature of the beast). The best way to overcome those situations is to have a team of vendors who are professional and experienced enough to be trusted to fix any problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

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Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SAMMIE & JESSE {Australia}

Photography by Ben Yew Photography / Videography by Launch Film Production / Venue Alverstoke Barn, Brunswick, WA / Number of Guests 130 / Wedding Planning by Betty & Co / Bridal Gown by Tuscany Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Melissa Shoes / Hair and Makeup by Scarlett Wish and Hair Studio, and Jade of Salon Sugar / Jewellery by Ambrosia Bridal / Groom’s Attire by Tarocash / Wedding Bands by Michael Hill Jewellers / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Forever New / Groomsmen’s Attire by Tarocash / Flowers and Décor by Scentiment Flowers and Bos Tents & Events / Wedding Cake by Guardians of Happiness and Scentiment Flowers / Catering by Tapa-licious / Wedding Favours by Soupcan / Art and Stationery by Vistaprint and Betty & Co / Entertainment by DJ Darren and Feather & Down

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