Julia & Jake

March 2, 2024

Julia wore Style 1195 from the Demetrios Collection


How did you meet your spouse?

Jake and I always knew of each other in high school (more so me then him....), but it wasn't until our first year out of high school when the sparks started flying. Our mutual friends decided to create a mixed basketball team, and one of my friends asked Jake to play knowing I had a crush on him (mind you I wasn't even playing in this team, I just decided to do the scoring for them). Anyway, a few basketball games later, our current 9.5 year relationship has been blooming ever since!

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Tell us about your proposal

We spent a weekend away doing this mystery picnic in the Macedon Ranges, and the last location was Hanging Rock (this was the first road trip we took together over 8 years ago at the time). Jake was eager for us to find the exact boulder we took a photo on 8 years ago to recreate it - so we climbed all these rocks and looked around for ages with me not knowing that Jake was just looking for a spot that was private and clear of people. Once we were about to take the photo Jake started laughing and then I started laughing and asked what’s going on, and then he took out my beautiful engagement ring.


Tell us about your wedding dress. How was your experience when you were searching for "The One"?

Sposa was the first place I went to, and I only ever ended up going to two bridal shops. Amelia was my stylist and she was absolutely amazing at her job. She actually picked out my wedding dress which I wouldn’t have chosen for myself (Style 1195 and ended up ordering the matching veil), and I just thought WOW. I went to the next bridal shop, but couldn’t stop thinking about the 1195 dress, so I went back to Sposa a second time and my mind was made up. Amelia made the whole process very easy and so fun. My dress was a mix of all things romantic, elegant and sexy. And the alternations staff were amazing!!! They did a great job with my dress. I couldn’t recommend The Sposa Group Melbourne enough! 10/10 recommend.


Describe a favourite highlight or two from your wedding day.

Probably my ceremony location at Alowyn Gardens. It felt like I was in fairy tale, with the combination of my dress, the scenery, the music - it was all perfection right down to the last details.

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?

In all the craziness and the rollercoaster of emotions that planning a wedding can cause, try not to lose sight of the reason you're getting married – your LOVE for each other. Keep the focus on celebrating your commitment and the life you'll build together. And even though it can be VERY difficult at times, enjoy the process! Remind yourself to enjoy the process of planning your wedding. It's a special time in your lives, so savor the moments, celebrate your love, and create lasting memories together.

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Wedding Dress The Sposa Group Melbourne | @thesposagroupmelbourne
Ceremony Alowyn Gardens | @Alowyngardens
Reception Vue on Halcyon | @vueonhalcyon
Hair Emily Tavlian | @Emilytavlian.hairstylist
Makeup Aimee Rapa | @Aimee.Rapa
Florist Poppin’ Poppies | @Poppinpoppiesvic
Photographer and Film Alexandra Bradley Photography | @Alexandra.Bradley.photography

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