"Lucky for me my parents owned the property we were married on, therefore I could sleep in (a little) and rise to a cup of tea from Mum. The morning was very stress-free for me. My beautiful friend (and now cousin in law) Abbey kindly came to make us a cooked breakfast including toasted croissants, and a delicious platter we enjoyed through the morning into the afternoon. My younger brother Ben also surprised me with his coffee machine and martini kit, so we enjoyed a mid afternoon espresso martini - delicious but one was suffice!
I loved how relaxed the morning was, I never felt rushed, everyone was calm and I felt the morning went slowly and the wedding went in a blink of an eye. I loved getting into my wedding dress with the help of my sister, and having my parents enter the room and shed a tear - they looked so proud, that's a moment I'll never forget!
My favourite moments:
The entire day! Like every country wedding, there seems to always be a power outage of some kind. Ours was no exception. The dance floor was heaving, I had just changed into my second dress and Katie pulled us aside for photos when suddenly everything went pitch black, although the band were still singing along. Lucky for us my brothers are both electricians and had the party alight in no time. It’s so reminiscent of a country wedding.
A surprise gift from my brothers was fireworks during the reception, late into the evening. They were magnificent and totally unexpected.
Another memorable part of the day was receiving our wedding bands from our grandparents. We wanted to incorporate a grandparent from either side into our wedding, so we had Isaac’s Pop Kevin as a ring bearer and my Nana Lorna also as a ring bearer. They both did an amazing job. This was such a precious moment that I will cherish forever."
Shop the look: Isabelle Dress
Photographer: Katie Harmsworth
Venue: Banyandah Homestead
Dress: Chosen by One Day Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Shona Joy
Bride Hair & Makeup: Ashleigh Carpenter
Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Bella Tunbridge
Videographer: Little Cinema