Gorgeous couple John and Elisha Bennett say ‘I do’
THE TALE OF JOHN AND ELISHA
On an overcast October day at the Jimbour homestead, John Mclean Bennett and Elisha Hulme tied the knot after four and a half years together.
They exchanged vows in the homestead’s beautiful gardens before retiring to the hangar for their reception.
Elisha said she did not take John’s last name, as the two of them feel it is an outdated practice.
The pair had met online through Rsvp.com.au and were joined on their first date by a special guest.
“I told John to bring his dog, Dog, along and we ended up going to a dog park for our date,” Elisha remembered.
“I’m pretty sure Dog (which is short for Dougald Oscar Geronimo) is the world’s best wingman,” John joked.
Elisha said she knew John was the one, because he is supportive and encouraging of everything she does.
“He could see potential in me where I couldn’t; I knew he was the one because he believed in me so strongly,” she said, adding that they share the same twisted sense of humour.
For John, knowing he wanted to marry Elisha happened without him really noticing.
“It was so incremental and natural, that no one point in time defines it,” he said, but added that it was at the Carnival of Flowers during a set of Ballpark Music that they first declared their love for each other.
John proposed to Elisha at the top of the Empire State Building in New York City, USA — which happens to be Elisha’s favourite city.
The wedding day was all about fun, from the humour in their vows to the style of photos they chose to capture their day in.
“An impromptu decision to take a photo standing on the bonnet of the Landrover, with Elisha holding an over–sized balloon, really captured the vibe,” John said.
The decorations followed a country theme, with floral arrangements made up of gum leaves and soft pinks and greys.
“Jimbour Homestead is a stunning venue, so there really isn’t much to do to make it any better,” Elisha said.
They spent their honeymoon in an over–water bungalow at the Coconut Island Resort in Samoa, and said they hope to expand their family and home in the years to come.