Pair weds in the bush
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.
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.
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.
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.