Engagements & Weddings

rural-image-photography-10Wimmera Mallee couple Sam and Karleigh were married last September at Tchum Lake in Birchip.

It was a good old fashioned rural wedding, with the local CWA catering for afternoon tea whilst the couple had their photos taken in a canola field by Wendy Ellis of Rural Wedding Photography.

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The reception was held at Birchip Community Leisure Centre, with a delicious dinner served up for guests by caterers, ‘Gourmet’s Not a Flavour’.

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The couple wanted to get married in the bride’s home town to support local business.

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The Martin’s have settled near Brim on Sam’s family farm.

 

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Samantha Finn and Travis Hackett from Adelaide were married in October last year.

Both lovers of the outdoors, Travis proposed to Samantha during a camping trip to the Grampians. They returned to get hitched alongside family and friends.

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The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Barney’s Bistro on Pomonal Road.

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Travis’s mum made the wedding cake and Samantha wore the shoes her mother wore on her own wedding day.

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Flowers were by Grampians Everlastings and make up was by Stacey McClure

Photography was by Sunday Love Photography

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Facebook review by Samantha and Travis

“Kimberley was sensational right from the first phone call. So enthusiastic and polite, not to mention very flexible with your needs. She is an extremely hard worker and thorough with her communication. I live in Adelaide so emails, texts and email was constant.
Kimberley even drove to halls gap the weekend prior to have her itinerary and photography shots sussed out so little time wasn’t wasted. Trav and I were so grateful with the destination she had discovered. She was the height of conversation after the wedding with how down to earth and lovely she was. She blended in and socialised with everyone very well whilst capturing those beautiful shots.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SUNDAY LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY.
Thank you so very very much.”

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Rebekah Bordem and Billy Noonan have known each other their entire lives, since kindergarten.

Alongside their son, Hamish, the couple was married at Tchum Lake near Birchip. Their reception was held in their backyard under hundreds of fairy lights.

Keeping in mind their rural background and lifestyle, Wendy from Rural Image Photography took the official wedding photos at the lake, surrounding paddocks and at a woolshed.

Bek works at East Wimmera Health Service and Billy works at O’Connors Farm Machinery.

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MADI Cross and Matt Freeland of Stawell were married at the groom’s family property in Halls Gap in January.

As part of the wedding ceremony, led by Stawell celebrant, Kevin Dallinger, the couple attached an engraved ‘love lock’ to a bridge made by the groom’s father.

The couple was attended by Jade Cross, Daniel Thomas, Nellie Driscoll, Andrew Dunn, Sahra Jasper and Rob Freeland. The reception was at Halls Gap Valley Lodges and Function Centre.

Madi is a nurse at Stawell Regional Health and Matt is a spare parts salesman at Toyota in Stawell. They have children – Milla, 3 and William, 2.

Photography: Kerri Kingston Photography

Flowers: Alisha Ellis

Cake: Jules Fenwick

Hair: Emily Jackson

Makeup: Skinco

Dresses: Melissa E

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Weddings AustraliaMELBOURNE couple Sarah Graham and Sam Duncan were recently married at Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, surrounded by majestic mountains and native wildlife.

Sarah, formerly of Hamilton and Sam, originally from Yarrawonga, gathered family and friends for a charming bush wedding ceremony and a stylish marquee reception.

The couple chose Halls Gap for a destination wedding, so family and friends could experience one of Sarah’s favorite childhood holiday spots.

The official wedding photos were taken on a clearing of land that capitalized on breathtaking 360 degree views of the Grampians ranges.

Celebrant: Tanya O’Brien

Bridal Gown: Designer Bridal Room

Bridesmaid Gowns: White Runway

Makeup:  Solace Beauty Lounge & Wellness Spa

Hair: Affair with Hair

Suits: Expedition Apparel

Flowers: Sugar Bee Flowers

Cake: Kristin’s Kakes

Photographer: Darkroom Studios & Alister Lor

Equipment Hire: Little Black Sheep Hire

Marquee: Blue Lake Hire

Event Stylist: Harper & Co

Accommodation: Blue Ridge Retreat

Catering: Dariwill Farm

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Hannah Ellen and Ben Argall were married at the heritage listed Mount Mitchell Homestead in Lexton, Victoria on September 26, 2015.

After exchanging their vows in the homestead’s spectacular gardens, the bride and groom celebrated with a reception at Taltarni Vineyards and Winery in Moonambel.

Hannah and Ben were attended by maid-of-honor Jessica Hodder, bridesmaids Courtney Ellen and Stephanie Cross, best man Robert Argall amd groomsmen Jason Hodder and Luke McLoughlin.

Hannah’s grandmother Lurl Raven put hours of love into making a traditional fruitcake as a wedding gift for the couple.

The bridal flowers and Hannah’s headpiece were created by Kate Mann from Minyip, who specialises in vintage style pieces.

Hannah and Ben, who live in Wallaloo East, enjoyed a honeymoon in Tasmania.

Photographer: Kerri Kingston, Stawell

Celebrant: Reverand Anne McKenna

Makeup: Julie and Bree Hair and Beauty, Maryborough

Hair: Chazen Hair & Beauty Salon, Avoca

Bride’s Dress: Melissa E Bridal, Ballarat

Suits: Ed Harry, Ballarat

Catering: Charlton Catering

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Nhill couple Julie Dickerson and Brendan Cook were married at Pine Plains Lodge in the Wyperfield National Park in April.

Having the ceremony, reception and accommodation at at one location meant that the wedding celebrations were relaxed and laid back. After a morning ceremony, the couple enjoyed a ‘long lunch’ with guests, followed by dinner and more celebrating until the wee hours of the morning.

The bride, a talented cake baker and decorator, made her own wedding cake, as well as delightful home-made jam and sauce as bonbonniere for guests.

The official wedding images, taken by Leanne Mulcahy, were taken on the ‘Snowdrift’ (an ancient Mallee sand dune), providing a natural and dramatic backdrop.

Photographer: Leanne Mulcahy Photography

Flowers: Alisha Ellis

Celebrant: Pam Nelson

Cake: Julie Dickerson

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The fact that it was 42 degrees with thunderstorms did nothing to dampen the magnificent wedding of Abbey and Shannon Edwards on January 3 this year.

This lovely couple from Hamilton were married at the Royal Mail Hotel‘s Mt Sturgeon homestead. Photography by Leanne Mulcahy, flowers by Grey Street Flowers (Hamilton), celebrant was Tanya O’Brien and dress from Dubois Boutique in Warrnambool.

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Leah and Bradley Jackson were married at St Michael’s and John’s Catholic Church in Horsham on October 4, 2014.

Leah, a radiologist and Brad, an agronomist, celebrated their wedding with friends and family at Horsham Golf Club. Photographer was Leanne Mulcahy and posies were created by Alisha Ellis.

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Emily Dean and Lee Oliver of Stawell were married on March 7, 2015.

After a romantic, rustic ceremony at Emily’s family farm – officiated by the bride’s Aunt and complete with vintage cars – the bride and groom celebrated with family and friends at Trackside Tabaret, before enjoying a well-deserved honeymoon in Thailand.

“The Grampians Wedding Directory site is a ‘one – stop – shop’ for sourcing all things wedding! Personally, I found it made what can be a stressful time, quite fun; sourcing my photographer, reception function room and event stylist Kim from Allure Wedding and Event Hire for seating and decorations. Well worth a look!” – Emily Oliver

Photos: Kerri Kingston, Stawell

Decorations: Allure Wedding & Event Hire

Celebrant: Joanne Moon, Warrnambool

Cake: Rhodes to Sweet Designs, Stawell

Flowers: Paper flowers made by Amy McColl & Jill Cameron (see Pinterest for ideas)

Dresses: Bride’s gown from Belle’s and Bow’s Bridal, Eaglehawk and Bridesmaids gowns from Bendigo Bridal Collections.

Suits: Foster’s Mensland, Stawell

Honeymoon: Flight Centre, Ballarat

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