Aussie model Erin Holland's lavish Byron wedding: 'Like a queen'

Aussie model and newly-minted WAG Erin Holland says she 'felt like a queen' while marrying her cricketer beau, Ben Cutting in a lavish Byron Bay ceremony over the weekend.

The 31-year-old bride wore a custom peek-a-boo ivory lace gown by J'Aton Couture to say 'I do' in front of friends and family on Saturday.

Aussie model Erin Holland and cricketer Ben Cutting wed in a luxe Byron Bay ceremony
Aussie model Erin Holland and cricketer Ben Cutting wed in a luxe Byron Bay ceremony. Photo: Instagram.

Ben, who is an all-rounder for the Sydney Thunder, sported a light grey custom suit by Alex Goodman for the event held at the luxe Elements of Byron's 'Heart of the Bay' outdoor space overlooking the beach.

Erin's bridesmaids, who included fitness influencer Lauren Vickers and fellow cricket WAG Rachel Khawaja, were dressed in white frocks by Rebecca Valance.

Celebrity stylist and friend Donny Galella told Vogue Australia on Monday how he helped Erin make her dream wedding dress a reality.


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The newlyweds with their adorable flowergirls. Photo: Instagram/amber_laidler.
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Celebrity stylist Donny Gallela says the bride's dress was inspired by Grace Kelly. Photo: Instagram/alysiabridgerevents.

"We were inspired by a modern-day Grace Kelly vibe," he told the publication.

"Lace was a key aspect to the dress with lots of intricate details such as pearl beading in the bodice and Erin and Ben's initials on the shoulder of the dress," he added.

To honour the 'something old' tradition, J'Aton designers Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino sourced a 100-year-old French lace table cloth to sew into the dress.

The ensemble, which took over 3,000 hours to make, also featured a jaw-dropping two-and-a-half metre detachable train and a pearl-encrusted veil.

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Erin's J'Aton Couture gown featured a 2.5 metre detachable train. Photo: Instagram/usman_khawajy.

Newlywed Erin was clearly besotted with her frock, writing on Donny's Instagram: "You are everything. Couldn’t have done it without you DG xx".

She also told Vogue that her nuptials - which were delayed twice due to the pandemic - was, in the end, 'the most perfect day'.

"I felt like a queen and couldn't have wished for anything more than to have our family and friends there with us to celebrate," she said.

"The fact that they changed everything twice before, flights, accommodation etc., made it all the more special," she added.

Erin Holland wearing a wedding dress with her bridesmaids Lauren Vickers, Lucy Turner, Margarita Nazarenko and Rachel Khawaja
Erin with her bridesmaids Lauren Vickers, Lucy Turner, Margarita Nazarenko and Rachel Khawaja who wore Rebecca Valance. Photo: Instagram/rachelmkhawaja.

Erin later changed into another stunning gown, also by J'Aton Couture, that was beaded, semi-sheer and perfect for dancing the night away with her new husband and their 130 or so guests.

Famous faces in attendance included Sunrise reporter Amber Laidler and AFL star Kieren Jack and his wife, Channel 10 reporter Charlotte Goodlet.

Cricketer-turned-Survivor contestant Lee Carseldine was one of Ben's groomsmen and emcee of the event.

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Sunrise reporter Amber Laidler dubbed it the 'wedding of the year'. Photo: Instagram/amber_laidler.
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Erin wearing her second J'Aton Couture gown of the day with Charlotte Goodlet and Amber Laidler. Photo: Instagram/amber_laidler.

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