Bride's dress stolen, less than 48 hours after her wedding to Geelong star Tom Hawkins

tom hawkins and emma clapham married on the weekend

Emma and Tom pose for their elegant wedding photographs. Image: Emma Clapham via Instagram

Less than a week after walking down the aisle with Geelong football star Tom Hawkins, writer Emma Clapham has had her precious wedding gown stolen.

The Melbourne-based blogger posted a desperate plea on her Twitter account just hours ago pleading with the public for help getting back her stolen dress.


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She wrote: “Car stolen… With my wedding dresses inside it…. What a welcome into married life. Public plea to please help return my dresses.”

Emma has pleaded with the public that her dress be returned.

Emma has pleaded with the public that her dress be returned.

Emma’s car, which contained her stunning, custom-made Cappellazzo Couture wedding gown and her matching reception dress, was stolen from outside her home at about 3am this morning, less than two days after her happy nuptials.

Ironically, Tom’s car, too, was vandalised just last month.

High-school sweethearts, Emma and Tom were together for 10 years before marrying on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula over the weekend.


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Geelong captain Joel Selwood was one of Tom’s six groomsmen. Also in attendance were fellow Geelong football player Jimmy Bartel and his fashion blogging wife Nadia Bartel, as well as Geelong ruckman Mitch Clark and former Geelong footballer Mathew Stokes.

Emma Clapham looking stunning in her second dress. Image Emma Clapham via Instagram

Emma Clapham looking stunning in her second dress. Image: Emma Clapham via Instagram

At the time of writing, her post had been retweeted nearly 60 times – and and she’d followed it up with several others, including one saying, “Whilst the dresses hold so much sentimental value and I would love them back.”

She also posted, “Thanks for everyone’s help. In the grand scheme of things that can go wrong in life, this is by far not the worst thing.”

Indeed, Emma! We hope she finds her beautiful gown.

Emma and her six bridesmaids. Image Emma Clapham via Instagram

Emma and her six bridesmaids. Image: Emma Clapham via Instagram

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