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A 'bridezilla' and proud of it! Woman, 23, reveals the extreme lengths she went to for her dream wedding - including a 3am hair and makeup call for the bridesmaids

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 21/3/2019 Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
a person sitting on a table: Emilija Landi (pictured) married her husband before a staggering 220 guests and said meticulous preparation went into making sure the day was as good as an Instagram wedding © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Emilija Landi (pictured) married her husband before a staggering 220 guests and said meticulous preparation went into making sure the day was as good as an Instagram wedding

A self-confessed 'bridezilla' has revealed the most extravagant details of her lavish 'Pinterest worthy' wedding day.

Emilija Landi, from Sydney, married her husband Patrick, 24, before 220 guests and said meticulous preparation went into making sure the day was as good as a wedding you might see on Instagram.

'I had no fears of being a bridezilla,' the 23-year-old told FEMAIL.

'The most bridezilla-like request would be that my four bridesmaids and I had to start getting ready at roughly 3am so we were ready to go by 9am.'

a statue in front of a building: A self-confessed 'bridezilla' has revealed the most extravagant details of her lavish 'Pinterest worthy' wedding day (pictured at Curzon Hall) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A self-confessed 'bridezilla' has revealed the most extravagant details of her lavish 'Pinterest worthy' wedding day (pictured at Curzon Hall) a person in a wedding dress: PR manager Emilija said she first turned to social media when she got engaged two years ago - browsing and bookmarking 100 pages on social media (pictured on her wedding day) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited PR manager Emilija said she first turned to social media when she got engaged two years ago - browsing and bookmarking 100 pages on social media (pictured on her wedding day)

PR account manager Emilija said she first turned to social media when she got engaged two years ago.

'There were only 10 months between the time we got engaged and the wedding so I knew we had to plan quite quickly given the size of the wedding,' Emilija told Daily Mail Australia.

'Both my husband and I come from big families as he is Italian and I'm Macedonian, so I knew we wanted to encompass elements from both traditions and could therefore pull off something special.'

a group of people standing in a room: 'I had no fears of being a bridezilla,' the 23-year-old told FEMAIL (pictured with bridesmaids) - Emilija said the most 'bridezilla-like' thing she did was begin hair and makeup at 3am

'I had no fears of being a bridezilla,' the 23-year-old told FEMAIL (pictured with bridesmaids) - Emilija said the most 'bridezilla-like' thing she did was begin hair and makeup at 3am
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Emilija began by consulting Instagram, where she followed '100 different people for inspiration' for her wedding.

She also bookmarked every single snap that she saw and liked online.

'There are so many talented wedding planners and suppliers online, that when you see some of the incredible work they produce, it's impossible not to want to recreate some of that for your big day,' she said.

a group of people standing in a room: Because she is from Macedonian heritage, Emilija said she wanted to incorporate some of their traditions - including when the best man comes to fit the bride's shoes (pictured)

Because she is from Macedonian heritage, Emilija said she wanted to incorporate some of their traditions - including when the best man comes to fit the bride's shoes (pictured)
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Emilija honed in on making sure many aspects of her special day - held at Curzon Hall - were as social media-worthy as possible.

What are the statistics for Australian weddings? 

* Easy Weddings revealed that Australian weddings cost $32,333 on average in 2019.

* On average, $814 is spent on each bridesmaid dress.

* An average of $2702 is spent on photography and videography on the big day.

Source: Easy Weddings 

'We had shot glasses as party favours at our reception that were engraved with "Take a shot, Patrick and Emilija have tied the knot!", as well as big white cherry blossom arrangements as centre pieces,' Emilija said.

'The venue, Curzon Hall, was pretty special too as it resembles a castle.

'We also incorporated lots of wedding traditions,' she said. 

'For one, my family arrived for a breakfast and there was lots of dancing and music to start the day before the best man delivered my shoes.

'It is customary for the best man to fit the shoes on the bride and it's also customary for him to fill the shoes with money if the bride deems they are "too big".

'We incorporated lots of fun traditions!'

a dining room table: 'We had big white cherry blossom arrangements as centre pieces,' Emilija said (pictured: the wedding reception)

'We had big white cherry blossom arrangements as centre pieces,' Emilija said (pictured: the wedding reception)
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Speaking about the wedding day itself, Emilija said it was an experience she will never forget.

'The day was just perfect and exactly what we wanted,' she said. 'Our priest said to us before the wedding that I should take a slow and steady walk down the aisle and savour the moment.

'But as soon as I saw Patrick, I just couldn't wait to meet him at the end of the aisle.'

Lastly, Emilija shared her tips for others looking to plan a Pinterest-worthy wedding.

'Do what works for you and your budget,' she said. 

'There are so many different styles that you can plan your wedding around so be sure to pick one that really represents who you and your partner are as a couple.

'Also, keep an eye on budget because picture-perfect touches can become costly.' 

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