Married on the family farm

Married on the family farm

Married on the farm

Congratulations Lisa and Rupert, married on the family property in Obi Obi, Kennilworth.

Arrival of the Groom

The Groom doesn’t have to wait for his bride at the altar, he can arrive in style too! This Groom planned to arrive on the motorbike he had spent many loving hours renovating.  For on their first date, he had whisked Lisa away on a bike to a country village lolly shop…..and….

However on the awaited day, the starter motor was not happy.  His brother knew the answer; kick start it down the driveway of the family property near Kennilworth, then burn up behind the house to collect the Groom on this perfect wedding day.  We had a sneak preview of what was to come, and Rupert’s dream of arriving by bike was manifest.

Arriving on a vintage motorbike

And the groomsman too

His brother Jake rode behind tossing frangipani flowers in a path for the bride; a masculine bent on the flower girl theme.  The bride, Lisa chose to walk on the arm of her Dad behind her bridesmaid.

Lisa and Rupert wanted a fun ceremony, yet one with resonances of their lives together, and as a part of an extended family.  It was a wedding day of relaxed family fun and friendly games and joy in the spaciousness of a private garden.  Beside the dam, the marriage ceremony was held in a gentle breeze, under the shade of the trees.

As part of his vows, he promised to “have as much fun as possible..no matter what.  I can’t wait.” And she answered with  “what I’m promising today is to love you with all I have to give in the only way I know how, completely and forever.”

The guests were part of the ceremony too, having rehearsed their lines before the couple arrived, then everyone had a chance to water in the olive tree with their warm wishes for the couples future.

As the newly weds walked away from their ceremony they invited all to share in lawn bowls, badminton and croquet with champagne.

You can have the ceremony you wish for, just ask!

Photos by Calli B

Married in purple

Married in purple

happily married with gerbera buttonhoke and brides purple dress

Married in purple

This was a cosy and intimate wedding and full of love…. AND the colour purple

Bianca and Christiaan married on the veranda of The Country House B & B homestead looking out from Hunchy, over the glorious flowered garden.  We could see all the way to the coast over the trees.  What a spectacular place is Hunchy tucked away from the world along an old track over the cattle grid and beyond.  The Hunchy secret is discovered by Peter Pans and Mary’s seeking a retreat under the hills of Montville on the Range.  Bianca and Christiaan found a country paradise for their Australian wedding.

They chose not to go with white for their wedding, but got married in purple instead.

newly wed bride in purple rests on his knee

Purple wedding theme

Bianca’s favourite colour was definitely the theme of the day, complemented by bold pink and orange gerberas. And there were flowers everywhere; in lapels of each guest, in her hair, and woven lovingly through the slats of the veranda rails.  She proved how absolutely stunning a bride can look without wearing a white wedding dress.

Christiaan cut a most handsome image as he waited for his bride.  The bold colours suited their young and bold outlook on life, migrating to Australia to make a family life.

Kari celebrant with a newly eloped couple dressed in purple

Prayer in Afrikaans

Originally from South Africa, Bianca and Christiaan wished to include in their ceremony something reflective of marriage back home.  They requested a prayer be read in Afrikaans.

So this celebrant takes herself off to learn how to pronounce Afrikaans!

We were also privileged to watch a video message sent from South Afrika on the computer screen.

newly weds in purple down a country lane

Purple jacaranda blossoms for the wedding

As they walked away from their hinterland wedding ceremony, we noticed the road was strewn with jacaranda blossoms.

It was a perfect purple day!

Photos by Andrea Sproxton

Don’t get married in white! Try other colours instead.  Like this bride who married in a green dress