Ballarat Weddings 2012: Photos

Ilija Leskarac and Helen Uljanic-Fletcher, married on December 29, 2012 at St Mary’s Basilica, Geelong. Attendants: Abbey and Sammi Leskarac, Robyn Young, Michelle Steenhuis, Daryl Hobbs, Michael Russell, Luke Fletcher and Hudson Fletcher-Leskarac. Picture: Trevor Cooke Photography of Geelong

Ilija Leskarac and Helen Uljanic-Fletcher, married on December 29, 2012 at St Mary’s Basilica, Geelong. Attendants: Abbey and Sammi Leskarac, Robyn Young, Michelle Steenhuis, Daryl Hobbs, Michael Russell, Luke Fletcher and Hudson Fletcher-Leskarac. Picture: Trevor Cooke Photography of Geelong

Veronica Micich and Shane Miller, married on December 22, 2012 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Picture: Keith Glennan.

Veronica Micich and Shane Miller, married on December 22, 2012 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Picture: Keith Glennan.

Claire McIntyre and Paul Butler, married on December 29, 2012 at the couple's Smythes Creek property. Family and friends made their food, the cake, the flowers and the dress. The pair honeymooned at Queensland's Heron Island Resort. Photo: Mark and Trudi Photography.

Claire McIntyre and Paul Butler, married on December 29, 2012 at the couple's Smythes Creek property. Family and friends made their food, the cake, the flowers and the dress. The pair honeymooned at Queensland's Heron Island Resort. Photo: Mark and Trudi Photography.

Carolyn Jensen and Brett Newell, married on August 18, 2012 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Attendants: Bernadette Jensen, Nivek Paine, Jade Ray-Jensen, Tom Ray-Jensen, Dylan Newell, Grant Newell, Dallas Godwin and Aaron Simpson. The couple honeymooned in Uluru and Kings Canyon. Photo: Louisa Jones.

Carolyn Jensen and Brett Newell, married on August 18, 2012 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Attendants: Bernadette Jensen, Nivek Paine, Jade Ray-Jensen, Tom Ray-Jensen, Dylan Newell, Grant Newell, Dallas Godwin and Aaron Simpson. The couple honeymooned in Uluru and Kings Canyon. Photo: Louisa Jones.

Lucinda Smith and Linden Campbell, married October 20, 2012 at The Tangled Maze. Attendants: Sarah Kopycinski, Scarlett Buckland, Robert Hayter and Shaun Brown. The newlyweds honeymooned in Thailand. Picture: Lindsey Stewart and Red Deer Creative

Lucinda Smith and Linden Campbell, married October 20, 2012 at The Tangled Maze. Attendants: Sarah Kopycinski, Scarlett Buckland, Robert Hayter and Shaun Brown. The newlyweds honeymooned in Thailand. Picture: Lindsey Stewart and Red Deer Creative

Sarah Matthews and Marc Grieg, married on October 27, 2012 at Lal Lal Estate, Yendon. Attendants: Raquel Tyler, Jo Stuart, Amanda Maglogiannis, Remi Briody, Shaune Moloney, Adam Goodes, Matt Stuart and Tim Hopper.  Gown: by Ballarat designer Sheridan Bovell from One Trick Pony. The couple’s honeymoone involved a three-week driving holiday to the Whitsundays in Queensland.  Picture: Michael Laurie

Sarah Matthews and Marc Grieg, married on October 27, 2012 at Lal Lal Estate, Yendon. Attendants: Raquel Tyler, Jo Stuart, Amanda Maglogiannis, Remi Briody, Shaune Moloney, Adam Goodes, Matt Stuart and Tim Hopper. Gown: by Ballarat designer Sheridan Bovell from One Trick Pony. The couple’s honeymoone involved a three-week driving holiday to the Whitsundays in Queensland. Picture: Michael Laurie

Mandi van Hammond and Brian McMillan, married on November 17, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel. Attendants: Casey Elliott, Kelly James, Ashleigh McMillan, Corey McPhan, Ross Beckerleg and Glenn McMillan. Annika Britt was flowergirl.

Mandi van Hammond and Brian McMillan, married on November 17, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel. Attendants: Casey Elliott, Kelly James, Ashleigh McMillan, Corey McPhan, Ross Beckerleg and Glenn McMillan. Annika Britt was flowergirl.

 Erin Carroll and Ben Walklate, married on October 27, 2012 at St Patrick’s College Boatshed, Lake Wendouree. Attendants: Lori Carroll, Sharni Carroll, Susan Dobson, Leisha Cooper, Aaon Walklate, Matthew O’Connor, Sam O’Connor and Danny Wright. The newlyweds will honeymoon in the Whitsunday Islands this month.  Picture: Rebecca McLean Photographer

Erin Carroll and Ben Walklate, married on October 27, 2012 at St Patrick’s College Boatshed, Lake Wendouree. Attendants: Lori Carroll, Sharni Carroll, Susan Dobson, Leisha Cooper, Aaon Walklate, Matthew O’Connor, Sam O’Connor and Danny Wright. The newlyweds will honeymoon in the Whitsunday Islands this month. Picture: Rebecca McLean Photographer

 Amanda Di Cesare and Yousuf Aleem, married on September 17, 2012 in Santorini, Greece. Amanda, who was attended by Bronwyn Calistro and Victoria Rushton, wore an Anna Campbell gown which was perfectly suited to the Grecian culture. Yousuf was attended by Robert Terrett.  Amanda and Yousuf honeymooned in Greece, Portugal and Italy.

Amanda Di Cesare and Yousuf Aleem, married on September 17, 2012 in Santorini, Greece. Amanda, who was attended by Bronwyn Calistro and Victoria Rushton, wore an Anna Campbell gown which was perfectly suited to the Grecian culture. Yousuf was attended by Robert Terrett. Amanda and Yousuf honeymooned in Greece, Portugal and Italy.

Sarah Kaye and Corey Kirby, November 10, 2012 at the Regent Multiplex. VIP guests were treated to a special screening of Sarah Kaye and Corey Kirby Tying the Knot - literally. Attendants: Sherree Martin, Megan Cowan, Caitlin Davidson, Daniel Hay, Brad Martin, Brenton Shaughnessy and Brenton Simpson. Dress: a strapless taffeta trumpet-shaped gown. The pair will honeymoon in America. Photo: Brenton Ford Photography.

Sarah Kaye and Corey Kirby, November 10, 2012 at the Regent Multiplex. VIP guests were treated to a special screening of Sarah Kaye and Corey Kirby Tying the Knot - literally. Attendants: Sherree Martin, Megan Cowan, Caitlin Davidson, Daniel Hay, Brad Martin, Brenton Shaughnessy and Brenton Simpson. Dress: a strapless taffeta trumpet-shaped gown. The pair will honeymoon in America. Photo: Brenton Ford Photography.

Gemma Appledore and Chris Kelly, married on October 27, 2012 at St Patrick's Cathedral. Attendants: Shelley Chaplin, Lauren, Stacey and Kate Appledore, Michael Marshall, Sean Burke, Michael Watson and Alex Kelly. The pair honeymooned in Sydney. Photo: Scott Kittelty from One Point Photo.

Gemma Appledore and Chris Kelly, married on October 27, 2012 at St Patrick's Cathedral. Attendants: Shelley Chaplin, Lauren, Stacey and Kate Appledore, Michael Marshall, Sean Burke, Michael Watson and Alex Kelly. The pair honeymooned in Sydney. Photo: Scott Kittelty from One Point Photo.

Lauren Gertners and Jared Spicer, married on August 25, 2012 at Seymours on Lydiard. Attendants: Rebecca Karslake, Lucy Watts, Adam Spicer and Vaughan Gertners. Dress: a strapless oyster Essense gown featuring Swarovski crystals. Photo: Sayher Heffernan.

Lauren Gertners and Jared Spicer, married on August 25, 2012 at Seymours on Lydiard. Attendants: Rebecca Karslake, Lucy Watts, Adam Spicer and Vaughan Gertners. Dress: a strapless oyster Essense gown featuring Swarovski crystals. Photo: Sayher Heffernan.

Melissa Wurr and Corey Langan, married on March 2, 2012 at Buninyong’s Crown Hotel. Attendants: Megan Goodes, Danielle Morse, Alecia McKenzie, Tia Pretrusch, Joey Demanuale, Ricky Pepperell, Louis Pepperell and Ron Wakeling. The pair honeymooned in Surfers Paradise. Photo: Sharon Sweet.

Melissa Wurr and Corey Langan, married on March 2, 2012 at Buninyong’s Crown Hotel. Attendants: Megan Goodes, Danielle Morse, Alecia McKenzie, Tia Pretrusch, Joey Demanuale, Ricky Pepperell, Louis Pepperell and Ron Wakeling. The pair honeymooned in Surfers Paradise. Photo: Sharon Sweet.

Breanna Bulluss and Daryl Tauschke, married on February 18, 2012 at Brim Brim Garden, Buninyong. Attendants: Sue-Anne Carroll, Nikisha Smith, Kira Murphy, Charleigh Carroll, Bailey Carroll, Simon Murphy, Gavin Tauschke and Austin Murphy. Dress: an ivory grown with Swarovski crystals. The pair honeymooned in Fiji. Photo: Tania Odgers.

Breanna Bulluss and Daryl Tauschke, married on February 18, 2012 at Brim Brim Garden, Buninyong. Attendants: Sue-Anne Carroll, Nikisha Smith, Kira Murphy, Charleigh Carroll, Bailey Carroll, Simon Murphy, Gavin Tauschke and Austin Murphy. Dress: an ivory grown with Swarovski crystals. The pair honeymooned in Fiji. Photo: Tania Odgers.

Emma Guyett and Nathan Madigan, married on May 5, 2012 at Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris. Attendants: Rebecca Dunlop, Sarah Guyett, Renee Swanson, Luisa Franzke, Dean Tonkin, Glenn Barber, Daniel Madigan and Luke Guyett. Dress: A Brides of Armadale gown featuring Swarovski crystals and long train. The pair honeymooned in Europe and Asia. Photo: Jason Retchford.

Emma Guyett and Nathan Madigan, married on May 5, 2012 at Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris. Attendants: Rebecca Dunlop, Sarah Guyett, Renee Swanson, Luisa Franzke, Dean Tonkin, Glenn Barber, Daniel Madigan and Luke Guyett. Dress: A Brides of Armadale gown featuring Swarovski crystals and long train. The pair honeymooned in Europe and Asia. Photo: Jason Retchford.

 Amy Donne and Steve Glab, married on March 3, 2012 at St Alipious Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Rebecca Donne, Hayley Smithson, Samantha Hill, Kailtyn Hays, Josh Chaffey, Kane Jones and Kellie Glab. Dress: a Celeste ivory strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The pair honeymooned on the Great Ocean Road and Halls Gap. Photo: Sue Wilson from S&S Studios

Amy Donne and Steve Glab, married on March 3, 2012 at St Alipious Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Rebecca Donne, Hayley Smithson, Samantha Hill, Kailtyn Hays, Josh Chaffey, Kane Jones and Kellie Glab. Dress: a Celeste ivory strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The pair honeymooned on the Great Ocean Road and Halls Gap. Photo: Sue Wilson from S&S Studios

Jess Irving and Shannon Sculley, married on May 26 at Craig’s Royal Hotel. Attendants: Leah Mackie, Hannah Irving, Jess Sculley, Jamie Sculley and Lanah Sculley. The pair honeymooned in Port Douglas. Photo: Peter Kervarec from Ballarat Photography.

Jess Irving and Shannon Sculley, married on May 26 at Craig’s Royal Hotel. Attendants: Leah Mackie, Hannah Irving, Jess Sculley, Jamie Sculley and Lanah Sculley. The pair honeymooned in Port Douglas. Photo: Peter Kervarec from Ballarat Photography.

Paige Panetta and Andrew Rodgers, married on September 8, 2012 at Andrew’s parents’ Buninyong property. Dress: an ivory satin halter-neck gown made by Andrew’s mother. The pair honeymooned in Melbourne. Photo: Jo O’Kelly Photography.

Paige Panetta and Andrew Rodgers, married on September 8, 2012 at Andrew’s parents’ Buninyong property. Dress: an ivory satin halter-neck gown made by Andrew’s mother. The pair honeymooned in Melbourne. Photo: Jo O’Kelly Photography.

Narelle Sheppard and Paul Rieniets, June 17, 2012 at the Hepburn Pavilion Cafe. Attendants: Nate Rieniets, Jack Bray and Sophia Sheppard. Dress: a cream Szabo sunray-pleated dress with a vintage stole. They honeymooned in Tasmania. PHOTO: Tim Bignell.

Narelle Sheppard and Paul Rieniets, June 17, 2012 at the Hepburn Pavilion Cafe. Attendants: Nate Rieniets, Jack Bray and Sophia Sheppard. Dress: a cream Szabo sunray-pleated dress with a vintage stole. They honeymooned in Tasmania. PHOTO: Tim Bignell.

Briallen Johnson and Simon Shaddock on March 31, 2012 at St Augustine's Church, Keilor Park. Attendants: Michelle Fawcett, Samantha Johnson, Zoe Shaddock, Brad Barge, Joel Shaddock and Damien Johnson. Dress: An ivory Bella Donna gown. The couple honeymooned in Europe. PHOTO: Michael Hills from eM Photography.

Briallen Johnson and Simon Shaddock on March 31, 2012 at St Augustine's Church, Keilor Park. Attendants: Michelle Fawcett, Samantha Johnson, Zoe Shaddock, Brad Barge, Joel Shaddock and Damien Johnson. Dress: An ivory Bella Donna gown. The couple honeymooned in Europe. PHOTO: Michael Hills from eM Photography.

Kellie Abrams and Scott Henning, August 11, 2012 at the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Gardens, ACT. Kellie wore a Nicolina gown with an empire waist and a beautiful encrusted bodice with Swarovski crystals. The pair honeymooned in Mooloolaba. Photo: Ben Kopilow from Fusion Photography.

Kellie Abrams and Scott Henning, August 11, 2012 at the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Gardens, ACT. Kellie wore a Nicolina gown with an empire waist and a beautiful encrusted bodice with Swarovski crystals. The pair honeymooned in Mooloolaba. Photo: Ben Kopilow from Fusion Photography.

Stephanie Mullen and Heath Davidson, May 5, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel, Ballarat. Attendants: Joanna Downes, Sarah Oakley, Nardia Leoncini, Dean Wallace, Chris Amphlett and James Baker. Dress: a strapless ivory Bridal 93 gown with Swarovski crystal and pearl detailing. The pair honeymooned in Thailand. PHOTO: Peter Kervarec and Jenny Leith from Ballarat Photography.

Stephanie Mullen and Heath Davidson, May 5, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel, Ballarat. Attendants: Joanna Downes, Sarah Oakley, Nardia Leoncini, Dean Wallace, Chris Amphlett and James Baker. Dress: a strapless ivory Bridal 93 gown with Swarovski crystal and pearl detailing. The pair honeymooned in Thailand. PHOTO: Peter Kervarec and Jenny Leith from Ballarat Photography.

Shelley Foote and Terry Cunnington, November 11, 2011 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Attendants: Emersyn and Noah Foote, Mikaela and Sam Cunnington. Dress: a 1950s vintage-inspired fishtail gown by Ballarat's Clasch Design. The pair honeymooned on Hamilton Island. Photographer: Rebecca McLean Photographer.

Shelley Foote and Terry Cunnington, November 11, 2011 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Attendants: Emersyn and Noah Foote, Mikaela and Sam Cunnington. Dress: a 1950s vintage-inspired fishtail gown by Ballarat's Clasch Design. The pair honeymooned on Hamilton Island. Photographer: Rebecca McLean Photographer.

Donna Richardson and Michael Curtis, September 1, 2012 at Eureka Memorial Park, Ballarat East. She wore a satin and organza custom-made gown with embroidery and sequin detailing. Attendants: Rachel Hopkins and Joel Brame. The newlyweds honeymooned in Warrnambool.

Donna Richardson and Michael Curtis, September 1, 2012 at Eureka Memorial Park, Ballarat East. She wore a satin and organza custom-made gown with embroidery and sequin detailing. Attendants: Rachel Hopkins and Joel Brame. The newlyweds honeymooned in Warrnambool.

Tanaya Hallam and Josh Treadwell, April 28, 2012 at Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat. Attendants: Sarah Mudge and Brady Curran. Dress: a simple black and grey knee-length cocktail dress. They honeymooned at Kudos Villas in Hepburn Springs.

Tanaya Hallam and Josh Treadwell, April 28, 2012 at Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat. Attendants: Sarah Mudge and Brady Curran. Dress: a simple black and grey knee-length cocktail dress. They honeymooned at Kudos Villas in Hepburn Springs.

Katie Martin and Robert Jones, May 12, 2012 at the Ballarat City Church. Attendants: Ashlee Courtney, Melissa Leviston, Kelsea Martin, Hank Kruitbosch, Brendan Pike and Cameron Bellman. Dress: featuring a tulle overlay and bodice of intricate beading. The pair honeymooned in Halls Gap. PHOTO: JULIE SHARP.

Katie Martin and Robert Jones, May 12, 2012 at the Ballarat City Church. Attendants: Ashlee Courtney, Melissa Leviston, Kelsea Martin, Hank Kruitbosch, Brendan Pike and Cameron Bellman. Dress: featuring a tulle overlay and bodice of intricate beading. The pair honeymooned in Halls Gap. PHOTO: JULIE SHARP.

Christy Madigan & Scott Kertes, married on January 8, 2012 at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn. Christy wore an ivory Brides Desire gown. Attendants: Rhiannon Yates, Kelly Thomas, Amanda Kazalac, David Blashki, Douglas Hill and Michael Kertes. The couple honeymooned in Vietname and Cambodia. Picture: Melbourne’s Dreamlife Photography & Video.

Christy Madigan & Scott Kertes, married on January 8, 2012 at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn. Christy wore an ivory Brides Desire gown. Attendants: Rhiannon Yates, Kelly Thomas, Amanda Kazalac, David Blashki, Douglas Hill and Michael Kertes. The couple honeymooned in Vietname and Cambodia. Picture: Melbourne’s Dreamlife Photography & Video.

Louise Cotronea & Jason Rossi, February 18, 2012 at St Alipius Parish Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Alex Dickson, Michelle Lafranchi, Megan Ellis, Sera Di Pierro, Jarrod Andrews, Tim Carter, Ben Rossi, Vincent Cotronea and Nik Rossi. The newlyweds honeymooned in Los Angeles and New York. Photographer: Gloria from Art by I.

Louise Cotronea & Jason Rossi, February 18, 2012 at St Alipius Parish Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Alex Dickson, Michelle Lafranchi, Megan Ellis, Sera Di Pierro, Jarrod Andrews, Tim Carter, Ben Rossi, Vincent Cotronea and Nik Rossi. The newlyweds honeymooned in Los Angeles and New York. Photographer: Gloria from Art by I.

Sally Darken & Michael Gallina, October 29, 2011 at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong. Attendants:  Mel Darken and bridesmaids Amy Donald, Bianca Fraser, Scott Donald and groomsmen Nathan Green and Kris Veugelers. The newlyweds honeymooned in Phuket, Thailand. Photographer: Tim Scanlon.

Sally Darken & Michael Gallina, October 29, 2011 at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong. Attendants: Mel Darken and bridesmaids Amy Donald, Bianca Fraser, Scott Donald and groomsmen Nathan Green and Kris Veugelers. The newlyweds honeymooned in Phuket, Thailand. Photographer: Tim Scanlon.

Michelle Beaton & Devin Lafranchi, January 27, 2012 at Noosa Marina. Attendants: Carly Beaton and Tom Inverarity. Picture: Craig Brockbank

Michelle Beaton & Devin Lafranchi, January 27, 2012 at Noosa Marina. Attendants: Carly Beaton and Tom Inverarity. Picture: Craig Brockbank

Aleasha Eppingstall and Andrew Bartlett. Married at Brim Brim Gardens on February 11, 2012. Attendants: Todd Eppingstall and Michelle Bartlett. Aleasha and Andrew honeymooned at Crystal Creek Rainforest Resort in New South Wales. Photographer: Emma Krista Photography

Aleasha Eppingstall and Andrew Bartlett. Married at Brim Brim Gardens on February 11, 2012. Attendants: Todd Eppingstall and Michelle Bartlett. Aleasha and Andrew honeymooned at Crystal Creek Rainforest Resort in New South Wales. Photographer: Emma Krista Photography

Katarina Adams and Christopher Butterfield. Married on the beach at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort, with reception at the Terrace Restaurant, on Valentine's Day, 2012. Bride's dress: a champagne Bella Sienna gown. Attendants: Melissa Armes and Dean Wignell.

Katarina Adams and Christopher Butterfield. Married on the beach at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort, with reception at the Terrace Restaurant, on Valentine's Day, 2012. Bride's dress: a champagne Bella Sienna gown. Attendants: Melissa Armes and Dean Wignell.

Lisa Ingall and Greg Ord. Married at Kirks Reservoir, March 10, 2012. Attendants: Sharon McDonald, Michelle Monger, Curtis Ord and David Ord. Dress: a Nicolina gown with a purple insert and crystal and diamante detailing. Photographer: Naomi Eddy Photography

Lisa Ingall and Greg Ord. Married at Kirks Reservoir, March 10, 2012. Attendants: Sharon McDonald, Michelle Monger, Curtis Ord and David Ord. Dress: a Nicolina gown with a purple insert and crystal and diamante detailing. Photographer: Naomi Eddy Photography

Megan Carter and Justin Ralston. Married on February 4, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel. Attendants: Lauren Davey, Kerryn Parkinson, Candice Ralston, Rhiarna Ralston, Ashley Rowland, Brendan Paterson, Josh Henderson and Jesse Richards. Dress: An ivory Brides by Mancini gown with a Hollywood halter neck strap, fitted bodice and beading across the bust. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Photographer: Trav Munro.

Megan Carter and Justin Ralston. Married on February 4, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel. Attendants: Lauren Davey, Kerryn Parkinson, Candice Ralston, Rhiarna Ralston, Ashley Rowland, Brendan Paterson, Josh Henderson and Jesse Richards. Dress: An ivory Brides by Mancini gown with a Hollywood halter neck strap, fitted bodice and beading across the bust. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Photographer: Trav Munro.

Jacqui Snowball and Bowen Manning. Married on February 18, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel. Attendents: Danielle Freckelton, Samantha Snowball, Daniel Forbes and Colin Bright. The newlyweds honeymooned in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Photograph: Peter Kervarec from Ballarat Professional Photography.

Jacqui Snowball and Bowen Manning. Married on February 18, 2012 at Loreto College Chapel. Attendents: Danielle Freckelton, Samantha Snowball, Daniel Forbes and Colin Bright. The newlyweds honeymooned in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Photograph: Peter Kervarec from Ballarat Professional Photography.

Janice Jansen and Randal Ayars. Married at the Smythesdale Historic Precinct Gardens on March 17, 2012. Attendants:Rachel Leonard, Megan Bond, Kirsty Wilding, Michael Wilding, Chris Carpenter and Michael Rex. They honeymooned in Bali. Photographer: Sonya Chindamo from Laugh Out Loud Photography.

Janice Jansen and Randal Ayars. Married at the Smythesdale Historic Precinct Gardens on March 17, 2012. Attendants:Rachel Leonard, Megan Bond, Kirsty Wilding, Michael Wilding, Chris Carpenter and Michael Rex. They honeymooned in Bali. Photographer: Sonya Chindamo from Laugh Out Loud Photography.

Anastasia Harmes and Richard Rebis. Married at Lal Lal Estate on March 10, 2012, with reception at Oscars Hotel and Cafe bar. Attendants: Brooke Harmes, Krystal Jess and Sophie Caris; Andrew Rebis, Andrew Jose, Luke Simpson and Chris Martin. Dress: a slim-fitting Mancini wedding gown featured a lace overlay and lace shoulder straps. Photographer: James Rebis

Anastasia Harmes and Richard Rebis. Married at Lal Lal Estate on March 10, 2012, with reception at Oscars Hotel and Cafe bar. Attendants: Brooke Harmes, Krystal Jess and Sophie Caris; Andrew Rebis, Andrew Jose, Luke Simpson and Chris Martin. Dress: a slim-fitting Mancini wedding gown featured a lace overlay and lace shoulder straps. Photographer: James Rebis

Bree Answer and Michael Skrokov. Married on March 17, 2012 at Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Portarlington. Attendants: Jess Brayshaw, Hayley Allen and Courtney Allingham; Jarrad Answer and groomsmen Drew Answer and Shane Nankervis. The bride wore a ivory silk designer gown from Sydney’s Johanna Johnson. It featured French vintage beading and a flowing train. Photograph: Sue Wilson from S & S Studios

Bree Answer and Michael Skrokov. Married on March 17, 2012 at Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Portarlington. Attendants: Jess Brayshaw, Hayley Allen and Courtney Allingham; Jarrad Answer and groomsmen Drew Answer and Shane Nankervis. The bride wore a ivory silk designer gown from Sydney’s Johanna Johnson. It featured French vintage beading and a flowing train. Photograph: Sue Wilson from S & S Studios

Cyndi Nunn & Lann Hanson. Married December 17, 2011 at Dowling Forest, Miners Rest. Attendants: Abbey Ross, Tracey Kinnersly, Jack Savige, Mitchell Goold, Christopher Addison and Veronica Boast. The bride wore an ivory satin Maggie Sottero gown. Photographer: Emma Collins.

Cyndi Nunn & Lann Hanson. Married December 17, 2011 at Dowling Forest, Miners Rest. Attendants: Abbey Ross, Tracey Kinnersly, Jack Savige, Mitchell Goold, Christopher Addison and Veronica Boast. The bride wore an ivory satin Maggie Sottero gown. Photographer: Emma Collins.

Shona Harris & Matthew Thornton, June 16, 2012 at the Golden City Hotel, Ballarat. Attendants: Alana Murphy and Matthew Menhennet. Photo: Shelley Rae

Shona Harris & Matthew Thornton, June 16, 2012 at the Golden City Hotel, Ballarat. Attendants: Alana Murphy and Matthew Menhennet. Photo: Shelley Rae

Jessica Spataro and Athan McCaw. Married on February 25, 2012 at Kirks Reservoir, Ballarat. Attendants: Kirsty Gunn, Latisha Spataro, Jasmine McCaw, Melodey Spataro, Stephen Norris, Paul Luke and Riley McCaw. They honeymooned in Beechworth. Photograph: Sorcha Evans from Mayfair Street Photography

Jessica Spataro and Athan McCaw. Married on February 25, 2012 at Kirks Reservoir, Ballarat. Attendants: Kirsty Gunn, Latisha Spataro, Jasmine McCaw, Melodey Spataro, Stephen Norris, Paul Luke and Riley McCaw. They honeymooned in Beechworth. Photograph: Sorcha Evans from Mayfair Street Photography

Emily Sobey and Brendan Sweet. Married at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong, on March 10, 2012. Attended by Amanda Sobey, Nicole Sobey, Brenton Curnow and Brad Sweet. Dress: An ivory silk satin gown made by Ballarat's Clasch Design. The couple honeymooned in the USA and Hawaii. Photographer: Rebecca McLean.

Emily Sobey and Brendan Sweet. Married at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong, on March 10, 2012. Attended by Amanda Sobey, Nicole Sobey, Brenton Curnow and Brad Sweet. Dress: An ivory silk satin gown made by Ballarat's Clasch Design. The couple honeymooned in the USA and Hawaii. Photographer: Rebecca McLean.

Virginia Jones and Stuart Rowe. Married at St John's Anglican Church in Creswick on March 24, 2012, with reception at Novotel Forest Resort. Attendants: Mary Jones, Tamsin Wagstaff, Olivia Jones, Christopher Rowe, Michael Rowe and Jeremy Rowe. The bride wore a white duchess satin gown with beaded, corded lace on the bodice. It also had a swathe waist with a sweeping chapel-length train Photographer: Mark Blomeley.

Virginia Jones and Stuart Rowe. Married at St John's Anglican Church in Creswick on March 24, 2012, with reception at Novotel Forest Resort. Attendants: Mary Jones, Tamsin Wagstaff, Olivia Jones, Christopher Rowe, Michael Rowe and Jeremy Rowe. The bride wore a white duchess satin gown with beaded, corded lace on the bodice. It also had a swathe waist with a sweeping chapel-length train Photographer: Mark Blomeley.

Karen Eames and Shaun Foy. Married on March 2, 2012 at Brim Brim Gardens. Attendants: Katie Eames, Hana Cleary, Rhiannon Dodge, Matthew Foy, Kyle Rasmussen and Nils Ryan. Dress: The bride wore a vintage-inspired slimline Harlow gown designed by Mariana Hardwick. It featured a low back, feminine ruffled neckline and elaborate back detail. The couple honeymooned in the Cook Islands. Photographer: Rachal Rogers

Karen Eames and Shaun Foy. Married on March 2, 2012 at Brim Brim Gardens. Attendants: Katie Eames, Hana Cleary, Rhiannon Dodge, Matthew Foy, Kyle Rasmussen and Nils Ryan. Dress: The bride wore a vintage-inspired slimline Harlow gown designed by Mariana Hardwick. It featured a low back, feminine ruffled neckline and elaborate back detail. The couple honeymooned in the Cook Islands. Photographer: Rachal Rogers

Tara Whybrow and David Simpson. Married at the Tangled Maze, Springmount on February 18, 2012. Attendants: Rhiannon Rixon, Lace Gadd, Keli Oates, Drew Cassells, Ryan Smith and Graeme Pengelly. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Photographer: Andrew Samson of Bacchus Marsh.

Tara Whybrow and David Simpson. Married at the Tangled Maze, Springmount on February 18, 2012. Attendants: Rhiannon Rixon, Lace Gadd, Keli Oates, Drew Cassells, Ryan Smith and Graeme Pengelly. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Photographer: Andrew Samson of Bacchus Marsh.

Samara Lucas and Fabrice Garnier. Married on February 18, 2012 at Halls Gap Valley Lodges. Dress: classic ivory with delicate beading on the front, a low-cut back and a lace train. Attendants: Kellie Lucas, Karina Briodin, Kate Quinney, Phillipe Garnier, Pierre Versabeau and Franck Harcot. They will honeymoon around the world for six weeks in August. Photographer: Loic Briodin.

Samara Lucas and Fabrice Garnier. Married on February 18, 2012 at Halls Gap Valley Lodges. Dress: classic ivory with delicate beading on the front, a low-cut back and a lace train. Attendants: Kellie Lucas, Karina Briodin, Kate Quinney, Phillipe Garnier, Pierre Versabeau and Franck Harcot. They will honeymoon around the world for six weeks in August. Photographer: Loic Briodin.

Bec Townsend & Lyndon Karslake, married March 3, 2012 at Moama. Attendents: Lauren Gertners, Lucy Watts, Kai McPhee, and Dylan Giles. The couple honeymooned on the Murray River and later, in Thailand.

Bec Townsend & Lyndon Karslake, married March 3, 2012 at Moama. Attendents: Lauren Gertners, Lucy Watts, Kai McPhee, and Dylan Giles. The couple honeymooned on the Murray River and later, in Thailand.

Kathryn Sutherland and Edward Harcourt. Married on March 10, 2012 at the groom's parents' property in Teesdale. Attendents: Megan Sutherland, Alexandra Sutherland, Alexandra Edelman, Jon Crompton, Trent Woodall and Matthew Kenneally. Photograph: Jesse Spezza of Beckon Photography

Kathryn Sutherland and Edward Harcourt. Married on March 10, 2012 at the groom's parents' property in Teesdale. Attendents: Megan Sutherland, Alexandra Sutherland, Alexandra Edelman, Jon Crompton, Trent Woodall and Matthew Kenneally. Photograph: Jesse Spezza of Beckon Photography

Paige Calleya & Kieren McIntosh, April 14, 2012 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat. Attendants: Steph Crawford, Sheridan Calleya, Shawnee McIntosh, Lorena McIntosh, Scott Anderson, Craig Peterson, Luke Chalmers and Ethan Calleya. Photographer: Bill Jackson-Martin from Frontcover Photography.

Paige Calleya & Kieren McIntosh, April 14, 2012 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat. Attendants: Steph Crawford, Sheridan Calleya, Shawnee McIntosh, Lorena McIntosh, Scott Anderson, Craig Peterson, Luke Chalmers and Ethan Calleya. Photographer: Bill Jackson-Martin from Frontcover Photography.

Rebecca Jones and Joe Landrigan. Married on February 11 at the Buninyong Botanic Gardens, with a high tea reception at the Garibaldi Hall. Attendants: Heather McClure, Lisa Jones and Candice Holt; Pat Landrigan, Jonathan Wilson and Roger Heap, with flowergirls Sophie Jones and Isabelle Jones and page boy Archie Wilson. The couple honeymooned in Tasmania. Photographer: Peter Karvarec of Ballarat Professional Photography.

Rebecca Jones and Joe Landrigan. Married on February 11 at the Buninyong Botanic Gardens, with a high tea reception at the Garibaldi Hall. Attendants: Heather McClure, Lisa Jones and Candice Holt; Pat Landrigan, Jonathan Wilson and Roger Heap, with flowergirls Sophie Jones and Isabelle Jones and page boy Archie Wilson. The couple honeymooned in Tasmania. Photographer: Peter Karvarec of Ballarat Professional Photography.

Rachel Muszkieta & Jordan Phelan March 10, 2012, at Horsham Botanical Gardens. Attendants: Hayley Williams, Alex Webster, Kobi Phelan, Jeremy Lynch, Matthew Webster and Mark Muszkieta. The pair honeymooned in Vanuatu and Fiji. Photograph: Creations by Andrew and Misty

Rachel Muszkieta & Jordan Phelan March 10, 2012, at Horsham Botanical Gardens. Attendants: Hayley Williams, Alex Webster, Kobi Phelan, Jeremy Lynch, Matthew Webster and Mark Muszkieta. The pair honeymooned in Vanuatu and Fiji. Photograph: Creations by Andrew and Misty

Jennifer Smith & Benjamin Seeary, March 24, 2012 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Katelin McCluskey and bridesmaids Dana Grundell, Krystal Morris, Micheal Stoney and groomsmen Nick Seeary and Mathew Cross. Picture: Amanda Funston.

Jennifer Smith & Benjamin Seeary, March 24, 2012 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Katelin McCluskey and bridesmaids Dana Grundell, Krystal Morris, Micheal Stoney and groomsmen Nick Seeary and Mathew Cross. Picture: Amanda Funston.

Sandy McLeod and Ian Broadbent, married on November 3, 2012 at Magdala Motor Lodge, Stawell. Attendants: Rosie Preston and John Irving. The couple honeymooned in Tasmania. Picture: Mandy Baxter.

Sandy McLeod and Ian Broadbent, married on November 3, 2012 at Magdala Motor Lodge, Stawell. Attendants: Rosie Preston and John Irving. The couple honeymooned in Tasmania. Picture: Mandy Baxter.

Samantha Giannikos and David Calistro, married on May 19, 2012 at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, Mornington Peninsula. Gown: a slim fitting crochet-style cream gown from BHLDN. The pair honeymooned in Europe. Picture: Eric Ronald.

Samantha Giannikos and David Calistro, married on May 19, 2012 at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, Mornington Peninsula. Gown: a slim fitting crochet-style cream gown from BHLDN. The pair honeymooned in Europe. Picture: Eric Ronald.

   Lisa Hodder and Garry Dark, married November 3, 2012 at Kirks Reservoir, Ballarat. Attendants: Donna Shadlow, Andrea Chapman, Jenny Moss, Leigh Dark, Troy Anwyl and Darren Grenfell. The pair honeymooned in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Picture: Wendy Vandeven

Lisa Hodder and Garry Dark, married November 3, 2012 at Kirks Reservoir, Ballarat. Attendants: Donna Shadlow, Andrea Chapman, Jenny Moss, Leigh Dark, Troy Anwyl and Darren Grenfell. The pair honeymooned in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Picture: Wendy Vandeven

Rochelle and Warwick, married at The Tangled Maze, Springmount. Photo: Always and Forever Photography.

Rochelle and Warwick, married at The Tangled Maze, Springmount. Photo: Always and Forever Photography.

 Sarah Cook and John Emmanuel, married on December 15, 2012 at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford. Attendants: Rebecca Cook and Steven Emmanuel. The couple honeymooned on Lord Howe Island and spent New Year's Eve in Sydney. Picture: Shehani Mendis.

Sarah Cook and John Emmanuel, married on December 15, 2012 at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford. Attendants: Rebecca Cook and Steven Emmanuel. The couple honeymooned on Lord Howe Island and spent New Year's Eve in Sydney. Picture: Shehani Mendis.

 Carolyn Johnstone and Tony Gower, married on December 29, 2012 at The Tangled Maze, Springmount. Attendants: Dylan, Kayla and Matt Johnstone, and Tameaka, Ashleigh, Chloe and Jayde Gower – plus Dylan's girlfriend Sharona Jaeschke and their grandson Cruiz Firns. The pair honeymooned in the Yarra Valley. Picture: Jamie Walhouse from Always & Forever Photography

Carolyn Johnstone and Tony Gower, married on December 29, 2012 at The Tangled Maze, Springmount. Attendants: Dylan, Kayla and Matt Johnstone, and Tameaka, Ashleigh, Chloe and Jayde Gower – plus Dylan's girlfriend Sharona Jaeschke and their grandson Cruiz Firns. The pair honeymooned in the Yarra Valley. Picture: Jamie Walhouse from Always & Forever Photography

 Eliza Lynch and Robert Gravenall, married on November 24, 2012 at St Patrick's Cathedral. Attendants: Jayde Lynch, Tammy Howard, Anuja Sivamalai, Lauretta Waldron, Kirsty Wilding, Michael Gravenall, Caleb Howard, Peter Booth, Troy Mcarthy and Shane Hodges. The pair honeymooned in Mooloolaba. Picture: Tim Scanlon

Eliza Lynch and Robert Gravenall, married on November 24, 2012 at St Patrick's Cathedral. Attendants: Jayde Lynch, Tammy Howard, Anuja Sivamalai, Lauretta Waldron, Kirsty Wilding, Michael Gravenall, Caleb Howard, Peter Booth, Troy Mcarthy and Shane Hodges. The pair honeymooned in Mooloolaba. Picture: Tim Scanlon

Hailey Wood and Anthony Boatman, married on November 25 at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong. Attendants: Olivia Newth and Ryan Stephens. The pair honeymooned on an 11-night South Pacific Cruise. Picture: Gary and Karen from AJ Photography, Geelong.

Hailey Wood and Anthony Boatman, married on November 25 at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong. Attendants: Olivia Newth and Ryan Stephens. The pair honeymooned on an 11-night South Pacific Cruise. Picture: Gary and Karen from AJ Photography, Geelong.

Simone Cisar and Daniel Hardy, married on November 17, 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Buninyong. Attendants: Jessica Bix and Brett Domaschenz. The pair honeymooned during the summer. Picture: Garry Lee.

Simone Cisar and Daniel Hardy, married on November 17, 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Buninyong. Attendants: Jessica Bix and Brett Domaschenz. The pair honeymooned during the summer. Picture: Garry Lee.

 Kerri-Ann Batchelor and Rodney Mayne, married on November 24, 2012 at Bright on the Murray, Moama. Attendants: their four children. The pair honeymooned on the Fijian islands. Picture: Picturebook Photographics.

Kerri-Ann Batchelor and Rodney Mayne, married on November 24, 2012 at Bright on the Murray, Moama. Attendants: their four children. The pair honeymooned on the Fijian islands. Picture: Picturebook Photographics.

 Akala Morley and Ross Menhennet, married on December 7, 2012 at The Tangled Maze, Springmount. Attendants: Melanie Dunne, Jenna McMahon, Elise Furness, Benjamin Noether, Darcy Franklin and Karl Morley. The newlyweds honeymooned in Phuket. Picture: Peter Kervarec from Ballarat Photography

Akala Morley and Ross Menhennet, married on December 7, 2012 at The Tangled Maze, Springmount. Attendants: Melanie Dunne, Jenna McMahon, Elise Furness, Benjamin Noether, Darcy Franklin and Karl Morley. The newlyweds honeymooned in Phuket. Picture: Peter Kervarec from Ballarat Photography

 Laura Nolan and Daniel Parker, married on December 1, 2012 at Battery Point, Port Fairy. Attendants: Jess Nolan, Stacey Tucker, Bree Bisset, Luke Parker, Joe Daly and Carl Kuchell. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. Picture: Gary Francis

Laura Nolan and Daniel Parker, married on December 1, 2012 at Battery Point, Port Fairy. Attendants: Jess Nolan, Stacey Tucker, Bree Bisset, Luke Parker, Joe Daly and Carl Kuchell. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. Picture: Gary Francis

 Melinda Braszell and Jeremy Scammell, married on December 15, 2012 at Loreto College, Ballarat. Attendants: Kathryn Braszell and Dustin Edmunds. The newlyweds honeymooned at Palm Cove in Queensland. Picture: Image and Light

Melinda Braszell and Jeremy Scammell, married on December 15, 2012 at Loreto College, Ballarat. Attendants: Kathryn Braszell and Dustin Edmunds. The newlyweds honeymooned at Palm Cove in Queensland. Picture: Image and Light

  Asha Ponder and Bernard Shanahan, married on October 27, 2012 at St Brigid’s Catholic Church, Ballan. Attendants: Emma Mikkelsen, Laura Horsley, Claire Poppe, Narelle Shanahan, Trevor Sheriden, Jamie Neil, Paul Sillekens and Kyle Poner. The newlyweds honeymooned at 5 Knots Metung on the Gippsland Lakes. Picture: Image Eight Photography

Asha Ponder and Bernard Shanahan, married on October 27, 2012 at St Brigid’s Catholic Church, Ballan. Attendants: Emma Mikkelsen, Laura Horsley, Claire Poppe, Narelle Shanahan, Trevor Sheriden, Jamie Neil, Paul Sillekens and Kyle Poner. The newlyweds honeymooned at 5 Knots Metung on the Gippsland Lakes. Picture: Image Eight Photography

 Melanie Duffy and Karl Waldron, married on November 3, 2012 at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford. Attendants: Tarryn Duffy, Elissa Haley, Tarsh Van Langevelde, Colin Mackay, Dylan Bray, Chris Kennedy. The newlyweds honeymooned in Las Vegas, New York and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico for three weeks. Picture: One Point Photography

Melanie Duffy and Karl Waldron, married on November 3, 2012 at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford. Attendants: Tarryn Duffy, Elissa Haley, Tarsh Van Langevelde, Colin Mackay, Dylan Bray, Chris Kennedy. The newlyweds honeymooned in Las Vegas, New York and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico for three weeks. Picture: One Point Photography

 Kellie Osborne and Michael Davis, married on December 8, 2012 at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong. The couple’s daughter Lilly Davis served as flowergirl while their son Jack Davis was page boy. Kellie wore a 1950s-style Audrey Hepburn-inspired gown which was custom-made by Ballarat dressmaker Melissa E Bridal. Picture: Bronwyn Hutton

Kellie Osborne and Michael Davis, married on December 8, 2012 at Brim Brim Gardens, Buninyong. The couple’s daughter Lilly Davis served as flowergirl while their son Jack Davis was page boy. Kellie wore a 1950s-style Audrey Hepburn-inspired gown which was custom-made by Ballarat dressmaker Melissa E Bridal. Picture: Bronwyn Hutton

  Celeste White and Dylan Giles, married on October 27, 2012 at St Alipius Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Talisa White, Krichelle White, Tyler Giles and Dylan Shellard.  For their honeymoon, the couple travelled to Cairns before heading off on a cruise. Picture: Andrew Samson of Image and Light

Celeste White and Dylan Giles, married on October 27, 2012 at St Alipius Church, Ballarat. Attendants: Talisa White, Krichelle White, Tyler Giles and Dylan Shellard. For their honeymoon, the couple travelled to Cairns before heading off on a cruise. Picture: Andrew Samson of Image and Light

 Amber Brennan and Adam Lynch, married on December 8, 2012 at the Daylesford Cider Company. Attendants: Simone Howard, Aundrea Forrester, Danny O’Hara and Aaron Brennan. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Picture: Mojo Photography

Amber Brennan and Adam Lynch, married on December 8, 2012 at the Daylesford Cider Company. Attendants: Simone Howard, Aundrea Forrester, Danny O’Hara and Aaron Brennan. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Picture: Mojo Photography

   Alicia Smith and Sean Milne, married on November 17, 2012 at Buninyong Uniting Church. Attendants: Bridie Smith, Corey Milne, Callum Bakes, Daniel Blackwell, Sarah Robson, Stephen Smith, Danielle Borrelli and Shane Kermeen. Photo: James Sorensen.

Alicia Smith and Sean Milne, married on November 17, 2012 at Buninyong Uniting Church. Attendants: Bridie Smith, Corey Milne, Callum Bakes, Daniel Blackwell, Sarah Robson, Stephen Smith, Danielle Borrelli and Shane Kermeen. Photo: James Sorensen.