• Lisa Nardella Photography

Vintage glamour

By Bride and Groom 13 February 2019

Family and friends travelled from all over Australia to celebrate Bree McHugh and Joel Garner tying the knot after 16 years, and two children, together.

The couple wanted a relaxed vintage, vineyard vibe and the conservatory garden room at Radcliffe’s, Echuca was the perfect venue for guests to mingle during the cocktail-style reception.

Lisa Nardella Photography
Lisa Nardella Photography

 Beautiful day

The couple loved every step of planning the wedding and, in hindsight, would have organised a two-day event. “It went way too quickly for our liking. Make every moment last and take five minutes to sit with your new husband or wife and take it all in, look around at the people who are there to celebrate you and what an impact they have all had on your life,” Bree said.

Lisa Nardella Photography
Lisa Nardella Photography
Lisa Nardella Photography

Personal touch

For Bree and Joel, their wedding day was all about celebrating with the most important people in their lives and they included several personal touches. At the reception, a timber frame was strung with photos showing the newlyweds with members of their bridal party throughout their many years of friendship.

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Lisa Nardella Photography
Lisa Nardella Photography

Classy car

A bold red 1957 Chevrolet, a prized possession of a friend, transported the bride in style for the romantic ceremony. The car wasn’t the only American touch; the couple fulfilled a long-held dream to visit New York by jetting off to The Big Apple for the honeymoon.

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Family first

Bree and Joel’s two young sons, Ethan and Oliver, played important roles on their parents’ special day. Ethan, aged just seven, walked his mother down the aisle and made the first speech at the wedding reception, while two-year-old Oliver held his parents’ hands as they exchanged their wedding vows.

Lisa Nardella Photography
Lisa Nardella Photography

See more photos from Bree and Joel's wedding day over on our Instagram.

Wedding date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bride's parents: Sandy and Chris Collier, Terry McHugh and Jeanette Oliver

Groom's parents: Susan Miller and Shane Membery, Roger and Vivian Garner

Service: Perricoota Vines Retreat, Moama

Reception: Radcliffe’s, Echuca

Photography: Lisa Nardella Photography, Shepparton

Bride's dress: Anna Campbell, Armadale

Bridemaids' dresses: Pilgrim, Highpoint Shopping Centre

Suits: Identity Menswear, Shepparton

Flowers: Simply Stems Boutique Florist, Shepparton

Cake: Miss Lady Bird Cakes, Brighton

Hair: Kelly Bloomfield, Shepparton

Make-up: Bianca Ferraro, Melbourne

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