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Australia’s Next Top Model star Sophie Van Den Akker marries fiancé Heath Decker


Australia’s Next Top Model star Sophie Van Den Akker marries fiancé Heath Decker in a lavish Yarra Valley ceremony


Australia’s Next Top Model star Sophie Van Den Akker has tied the knot with her partner Heath Decker.

The couple, who are expecting their first child together in October, married at an intimate ceremony in Victoria’s Upper Yarra Valley on Friday.

Sharing a glimpse of her nuptials via Instagram on Saturday, Sophie, 30, uploaded a photo of the couple’s hands resting on top of each other.

Congratulations! Australia’s Next Top Model star Sophie Van Den Akker (right) has married her partner Heath Decker (left)

The pair’s wedding bands were visible in the black-and-white photo, as well as Sophie’s unique rhinestone-encrusted manicure.

‘MR and MRS DECKER 25•06•2021,’ Sophie captioned the post.

She returned to Instagram on Wednesday to share another throwback photo from the wedding, alongside a heartfelt tribute to her husband.

Nuptials: The couple, who are expecting their first child together in October, married at an intimate ceremony in Victoria's Upper Yarra Valley on Friday

Nuptials: The couple, who are expecting their first child together in October, married at an intimate ceremony in Victoria’s Upper Yarra Valley on Friday

'It was truly the best day of our lives': The Deckers were joined by close family and friends on their big day, as well as Sophie's two young children, daughter Layla and son Leo, from a previous relationship (all pictured)

‘It was truly the best day of our lives’: The Deckers were joined by close family and friends on their big day, as well as Sophie’s two young children, daughter Layla and son Leo, from a previous relationship (all pictured) 

It's official! Sharing a glimpse of her nuptials via Instagram on Saturday, Sophie uploaded a photo of the couple's hands resting on top of each other

It’s official! Sharing a glimpse of her nuptials via Instagram on Saturday, Sophie uploaded a photo of the couple’s hands resting on top of each other

Stunning bride: Sophie floated down the aisle in an off-the-shoulder gown with blouson sleeves by Melbourne designer Mariana Hardwick

Stunning bride: Sophie floated down the aisle in an off-the-shoulder gown with blouson sleeves by Melbourne designer Mariana Hardwick

Jewels: She completed her wedding-day look with diamond jewellery by Steve Pallas

Jewels: She completed her wedding-day look with diamond jewellery by Steve Pallas 

‘I married the love of my life. I’m so proud of us. Love you forever, aways Mrs Decker,’ she gushed in the caption. 

Sophie floated down the aisle in an off-the-shoulder gown with blouson sleeves by Melbourne designer Mariana Hardwick. 

She completed her wedding-day look with diamond jewellery by Steve Pallas.  

Man of the hour! Heath wore a black suit and bow tie on his big day, and decorated his lapel with a small bunch of white flowers

Man of the hour! Heath wore a black suit and bow tie on his big day, and decorated his lapel with a small bunch of white flowers

Elegant: Sophie and Heath's intimate venue was festooned with with white floral decorations

Elegant: Sophie and Heath’s intimate venue was festooned with with white floral decorations

Over the moon: Of her decision to have a more intimate wedding, she added: 'There was a different feel and such beautiful vulnerability of emotions on the day. Beyond happy'

Over the moon: Of her decision to have a more intimate wedding, she added: ‘There was a different feel and such beautiful vulnerability of emotions on the day. Beyond happy’ 

Picture perfect: The happy couple posed in a vineyard for a series of dramatic black-and-white photographs during their fairytale wedding

Picture perfect: The happy couple posed in a vineyard for a series of dramatic black-and-white photographs during their fairytale wedding 

The Deckers were joined by close family and friends on their big day, as well as Sophie’s two young children, daughter Layla and son Leo, from a previous relationship.

‘It was truly the best day of our lives,’ Sophie told The Herald Sun on Wednesday. 

Of her decision to have a more intimate wedding, she added: ‘There was a different feel and such beautiful vulnerability of emotions on the day. Beyond happy.’  

Sophie and Heath announced their engagement in April, just days before revealing they were expecting their first child together.

Sophie rose to fame at the age of 19 after placing third in the sixth cycle of Australia’s Next Top Model.

Not a hair out of place! Sophie wore her blonde locks in a slicked-back low chignon with a veil attached

Not a hair out of place! Sophie wore her blonde locks in a slicked-back low chignon with a veil attached  

Famous face: Sophie rose to fame at the age of 19 after placing third in the sixth cycle of Australia's Next Top Model

Famous face: Sophie rose to fame at the age of 19 after placing third in the sixth cycle of Australia’s Next Top Model  

Happily ever after! Sophie and Heath announced their engagement in April

Happily ever after! Sophie and Heath announced their engagement in April 

Growing brood: The couple are expecting their first child together in October

Growing brood: The couple are expecting their first child together in October

Happily ever after: Sophie announced her pregnancy in April, days after sharing the news of her engagement

Happily ever after: Sophie announced her pregnancy in April, days after sharing the news of her engagement

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