Michelle & Daniel
For Michelle and Daniel, family, friends and the land were at the heart of their wedding. The couple planned a beautiful day with a charming country theme. Michelle tells us more…
Being country kids, it was so special for us to be married at my family farm. Our ceremony in the woolshed included the Apache blessing, giving us our spiritual link to the moon, the stars and the land. The influence of deer throughout our wedding came from its symbolic meaning of love, peace, beauty and fertility.
My grandparents sewed all of the bunting, and my bridesmaids picked lovely wildflowers from the paddocks. Our bouquets, flower crowns and buttonholes were created by my mother, who also made the table arrangements.
Our reception, held in a marquee, featured table centrepieces made from disks of timber cut from the farm, flowers and homemade soy candles. Our tables were named after species of New Zealand deer, and each place setting had the guest’s name on a piece of deer antler. Our wishing well was an old letterbox that I painted. As I am a caker, I made our chocolate mud wedding cake topped with hand-carved wooden deer.
Our photos capture the result of our family and friends’ help towards our day, along with the land that made our wedding so special.
Photos by Troy Baker Bride’s gown: Modes. Cake: Sweet Deer Cakes Others that made their wedding special: Simple Designs, Farmers, Forever New, Lynisa Isbister, Salon 113