Swoon over the gor­geous wed­ding of this cute cou­ple

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High school sweet­hearts, Kylie Otto and Nathan Alexan­der, got mar­ried in Novem­ber 2017, af­ter 9 years to­gether.

Al­most five years pre­vi­ously, Nathan pro­posed to Kylie at the Capricorn Caves. He went down on one knee, with his par­ents and Kylie’s mum as wit­ness.

“It was very un­ex­pected, but I was so happy,” Kylie re­calls, adding she al­ways wanted a rus­tic coun­try wed­ding.

“The farm I grew up on was too far for guests to travel, so we ap­proached lo­cal farm­ers Kieren and An­drea Luck, who agreed to host our wed­ding on their prop­erty,” Kylie ex­plains.

The cou­ple were mar­ried on the farm Erin­vale, be­neath tow­er­ing gums and be­side the old rus­tic barn.

“The prop­erty has loads of char­ac­ter,” she adds.

The cou­ple ex­changed their vows un­der a beau­ti­ful wooden ar­bour, built by the owner of the farm from the prop­erty’s fallen trees.

Kylie took Nathan’s last name. She be­lieves it’s im­por­tant, as a fam­ily, to have the same name.

“It also takes me from the bot­tom to the top of the al­pha­bet!” she quips.

The re­mains of the 110-year old home­stead, barn and old yards made for mem­o­rable wed­ding pho­tos.

“Not many brides have wed­ding pho­tos feed­ing cows, do they?”

Their wed­ding was a mix of coun­try rus­tic charm and mod­ern el­e­gance, with a clear mar­quee un­der a star-filled sum­mer sky, fes­toon lights draped through the gum trees around the dance floor, cen­tre­piece ma­son jars filled with blue gum fo­liage, and blush pink and white flow­ers, and warm light from the tea-light can­dles.

A ser­viced bar made from re­cy­cled wooden pal­lets, and a graz­ing ta­ble over­flow­ing with fresh lo­cal good­ness was a big hit among the guests, who were en­ter­tained by live mu­sic from Jac­ques van Lill on the ve­randa of the old barn.

“Ev­ery­one just let their hair down. Not one per­son was sit­ting in the cor­ner.”

Hav­ing tied the knot, the cou­ple are ex­pect­ing their first child in De­cem­ber.

Kylie’s ad­vice is to en­list the help of a wed­ding plan­ner, if you can. “It def­i­nitely helps take the stress off.” The cou­ple are very ap­pre­cia­tive of the help they re­ceived from their wed­ding plan­ner, Daniella Martin, from First Look Wed­ding Plan­ning.

COUN­TRY COU­PLE’S RUS­TIC WED­DING ON MERINGANDAN FARM

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