Bendigo Bride hits the stands

BEAUTIFUL: Sarah Van Heumen posing at Fortuna Villa. Picture: BRIAN SEMMENS

BEAUTIFUL: Sarah Van Heumen posing at Fortuna Villa. Picture: BRIAN SEMMENS

THE bible for soon-to-be brides has hit the stands.

Bendigo Bride - a glossy magazine that provides readers with all they need to know about their big day - is available in newsagents throughout Bendigo.

This year's magazine was shot at the historic Fortuna Villa, which owner Paul Banks will open us as a wedding venue in the near future.

Novice model Sarah Van Heumen, who features on the cover, said she the two-hour photo shoot was a lot of fun.

"It was a bit nerve-wracking as I hadn't done it before but the photographer was really great," she said.

"I felt like a princess.

"(The magazine) was really, really beautiful. I took a few screen shots for ideas for my own wedding."

Readers need only cut out the coupon on page 30 of Saturday's Bendigo Advertiser print edition and present it to select newsagents to claim a free copy of the magazine.

Alternatively, people buy a copy off the stands for $4.95.

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