Olivia Hal­sall and Chris Feldt­mann

March 7, 2015

Bride and Groom - - CONTENTS -

Olivia Hal­sall and Chris Feldt­mann met as teenagers and con­firmed their com­mit­ment

to one another in a mar­riage cer­e­mony in the gar­den of the bride’s par­ents’ home.

Bride’s par­ents: Mark and Deb­bie Hal­sall | Groom’s par­ents: Brian Feldt­mann and Robyn Howarth Ser­vice: Bride’s par­ents’ home, Shep­par­ton | Re­cep­tion: Park­lake, Shep­par­ton | Pho­tog­ra­pher: Ni­cole Wil­liams Pho­tog­ra­phy, Shep­par­ton Bride’s dress: Brides and Maids, Shep­par­ton | Brides­maids’ dresses: Hera Cou­ture, Brunswick | Suits: Iden­tity, Shep­par­ton

Flow­ers: Florist on Fry­ers, Shep­par­ton | Cake: Get Caked, Shep­par­ton Hair: Dolce Hair Bar, Shep­par­ton and Gloss Hair and Beauty Bou­tique, Shep­par­ton | Make-up: Sheridan Wright, Shep­par­ton


Olivia and Chris met as teens and dated for seven years be­fore Chris dropped to his knee to pro­pose dur­ing a week­end away. An el­e­gant high-tea bridal shower was held in the bride’s fam­ily gar­den, the same venue cho­sen for the cou­ple’s clas­sic-themed wed­ding. “We wanted it to be time­less and sim­ple,” Olivia said. “We chose to put a lot of ef­fort into plan­ning the cer­e­mony as we felt that was def­i­nitely the most im­por­tant part.”


A string quar­tet added to the amaz­ing the at­mos­phere at the cer­e­mony, which was styled by Pelle’s Events with urns of flow­ers, an aisle of flower petals and chif­fon-draped al­tar back­drop.


Olivia trea­sures the mo­ment she first saw Chris at the end of the aisle. “It was ev­ery­thing I had ever imag­ined. Another vi­sion I of­ten think about was when Chris lifted my veil and I fi­nally saw him clearly — now as my hus­band.”


The cou­ple opted for a cock­tail re­cep­tion in con­trast to their tra­di­tional wed­ding cer­e­mony. “We still kept many of the tra­di­tions but took the for­mal feel­ing out of the night. It was one big party,” Olivia said.


“Never for­get what you are ac­tu­ally do­ing. It is very easy to get caught up in all the beau­ti­ful things that come with a wed­ding, but the most im­por­tant part is that you are mar­ry­ing the love of your life. Ev­ery­thing else is just icing on the cake.”

See Olivia’s high-tea bridal shower on pages 63 and 65.

The dress­ing gowns worn by the bride and brides­maids while they

were get­ting ready.

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