Congratulations to the lucky couple who have won a fantastic wedding package worth over $10,000!* from Eves on the River and bmag.

bmag and Eves on the River is delighted to announce that the winner of the $10,000 wedding ceremony and reception is Vanessa Way from Chermside West who entered on behalf of her sister Leah and Leah’s fiancé, Ben.

“Leah and Ben saw the competition in bmag and asked if I would enter to try and win them a wedding,” Vanessa says. “I thought what nicer thing could I do for my sister than enter in hope that I win, and I did!  We were both in tears when I rang her to tell her I had won!”

The lucky couple soon to be wed have been dating for six years after being introduced by a mutual friend.

“A friend thought we would be suited,” Leah says. “After stalking Ben on Facebook I very politely told Amber he was not really my type – he was overseas and had not had a haircut in a year-and-a-half.

“A few months later I ran into some friends and someone that looked a little like this ‘Ben’, only with much shorter hair. I very confidently asked if he was Ben and introduced myself, and as they say, the rest is history!”

Leah says Ben proposed on the headland at Lennox Head in January 2013.

“We had our beautiful daughter Olive with us and he proposed on a picnic rug with a bottle of champagne,” she says.

Leah and Ben will celebrate their ceremony and reception at Eves on the River, enjoying the absolute waterfront positioning and the five-star service and professionalism of Eve’s event manager/wedding planner and team.

Their prize includes: A $7500 Eves on the River wedding ceremony and reception; traditional wedding bands to the value of $1500 from Xennox Diamonds; a wedding night in a River Spa Suite at the Brisbane Riverview Hotel valued at $882; Phill Jackson Photography (to the value of $500); A three-hour photobooth package by The PhotoBooth Guys (valued at $750);  Robyn Nicolle Celebrant services (valued at $500);  Floral Design by Bouquet Boutique (to the value of $500); Cake by Frosted Indulgence (to the value of $450); and Stationery by Urban Weddings (valued at $250).

Leah says “we are hoping to have a day filled with love, laughter, fun and memories that we can share with our dearest family and friends where we commit officially to each other for ever.

“I am most looking forward to celebrating and sharing how much I love Ben with the most special people in my life.  I’m very secretly excited also about finally being his Mrs Spearritt and for Olive to have a mummy and daddy that are married.”

And the last word from Ben on what he is most looking forward to: “officially being a family and celebrating this with our family and friends.”

Congratulations Leah and Ben. bmag will let readers know the official wedding date and share the day in our social photos in the magazine and online!



Eves on the River is the ultimate venue for stylish and elegant wedding celebrations, thanks to its absolute waterfront positioning perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and the five-star service and professionalism of Eve’s event manager/wedding planner and team.