Michelle & Daniel

Bride & Groom - - CONTENTS -

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

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