We were pretty chuffed when we received these beautiful photos of Kate & Andrew’s wedding, our first wedding for the season this year!
The wedding marquee was positioned on in the side of a hill, in the middle of a paddock, at the Blair Athol property in Nareen, Victoria. With no running water or power it was a bit of effort to pull it together but the views from the marquee were stunning. With the majority of their guests traveling decent distances to be a part of their day, who had never seen that part of the world before, it was well worth it.
Kate & Andrew were married in the same church that Kate’s parents were married in, a private little chapel in the hills.
Kate wore her Grandmother’s wedding dress for the first part of the day. It was a lot of work to get it cleaned and restored but she said that it was so incredible to wear. The top part of the dress had to be remade by her dressmaker (Maree Ozer at Stiches to Style in High St Armadale).
Kate also surprised Andrew by organising two of their friends to sing his favourite song when she walked down the aisle. They had drinks in the churchyard afterwards and then all of their guests were bussed back to Kate's family farm at Nareen.
After drinks and canapés, Kate got changed into a Toni Maticevski dress and they sat down to the main meal. They didn’t have a bridal party and simply sat in the middle of the long tables with their guests. Kate's brother MC’ed the night and finished up with a fake race call which had their guests in stitches.. with Kate winning the race (of course!)
Marquee, furniture, glassware, crockery, lighting, dancefloor, heating & catering equipment – Warrnambool Party Hire
Florist - Leanne McKernan put together the arrangements and flowers from Wallabadah Flowers
Photographer – Madeleine Chiller
Occasional hire pieces - Rustic Wedding and Party Hire & The Little Black Sheep Hire Co
Caterer – The Little Black Sow BBQ Co
Wines & Beer – Howard Park Wines, local wines & The Bunyip Hotel Brewery and Distillery
Band – All The Kings Men
Stationery – Jodie Puckle at Shelton & Lane Graphics & Print
Kate & Andrew - We loved being a part of your beautiful day, thank you so much for sharing these photos with us. We wish you all the best in your new life together as husband and wife.