Pair weds in the bush

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Sue Har­ris

WHEN Jaime Tiller and Ash­ley Baw­den said their vows on their prop­erty at Eidsvold re­cently, it was a wed­ding with a dif­fer­ence.

The pair met al­most two years ago when Jaime be­came the book­keeper for the restau­rant where Ash­ley was a chef.

Love blos­somed and both left their jobs to fo­cus on their own busi­nesses, Jaime as a book­keeper and Ash­ley with his garden main­te­nance busi­ness.

Jaime grew up in the coun­try near Kin­garoy and Ash­ley loves the bush, so in Novem­ber 2011 they brought a prop­erty in Eidsvold af­ter find­ing it on­line.

“They went to have a look and fell in love with it straight away,” Jaime’s sis­ter Kirsten Tiller said.

“They­wanted to find some­where for all their fam­ily to come and ex­pe­ri­ence na­ture and be able to just get away from their busy work­ing lives.

“They love the quiet and the wildlife and be­ing able to go ex­plor­ing al­ways dis­cov­er­ing new things.”

Jaime saw the po­ten­tial their prop­erty of­fered as the wed­ding venue, even thought it had no ac­com­mo­da­tion, no power and no water, Kirsten said.

But with the help of fam­ily and friends the bush wed­ding be­came a re­al­ity.

The coun­cil’s mo­bile kitchen was hired and ta­bles, chairs, por­ta­ble toi­lets and gen­er­a­tors were or­gan­ised, along with the dec­o­ra­tions, flow­ers and food.

“Most of the guests said that it was the best wed­ding they had ever been to as it was ele­gant and classy, while still in keep­ing with the sur­rounds,” Kirsten said.

Most guests camped on the prop­erty where ev­ery­one, even the dogs, felt wel­come.

Dec­o­ra­tions were kept to the bride’s cho­sen colours of or­ange, yel­low and white and there were bat­tery-pow­ered fairy lights, lanterns, hay bales with cus­tom-made cush­ions, white straw hearts, rib­bons, stream­ers and flow­ers.

Jaime and Ash­ley sent thanks to the Eidsvold peo­ple for their in­ter­est, sup­port and for be­ing a friendly and help­ful com­mu­nity.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

BUSHWEDDING: Jaime Tiller and Ash­leyBaw­den­chose to marry in the re­mains of a build­ing on their prop­erty at Eidsvold which was suit­ably and sim­ply dec­o­rated for the oc­ca­sion.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

HOLD THAT POSE: Ngoc Bui and David Roach were happy to hold this pose while many cam­eras clicked af­ter they were mar­ried by Pas­tor Paul Dare in Bi­cen­ten­nial Park, Mun­dub­bera. David, a Viet­nam veteran, chose to be mar­ried near this pine tree grown from a seedling brought back from Lone Pine, Gal­lipoli.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

WAIT­ING FOR THE BRIDE: Guests at the Mun­dub­bera wed­ding of Ngoc Bui and David Roach chat­ted while await­ing the bride's ar­rival. Left: Eve­lyn Greiner, Dawn Og­den, Bar­bara Swann and the groom's mother Alice Roach. Olive Mor­ton is be­hind.

NEW­LY­WEDS: Eidsvold cou­ple Glenn and Erin Davis mar­ried on Oc­to­ber 13 at a Unit­ing Church with re­cep­tion at the Bur­nett River­side.

HAPPY COU­PLE: Ash­ley and Sa­man­tha Mur­ree ex­changed their mar­riage vows at the Bush Chapel in Queen's Park in Mary­bor­ough on Satur­day with the as­sis­tance of friends Liz Irvine and Brad Ne­gus. Sons, Jack­son, Thomas, Har­ri­son, Robert and Dou­glas, gave the bride away. A re­cep­tion at the Car­ri­ers Arms fol­lowed.

DAVE AND CARLY: David May­nard and Carly Swain were mar­ried re­cently in Mun­dub­bera. Guests en­joyed af­ter­noon tea in the Bap­tist Church hall and din­ner at the bowls club.

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