The venue was dressed beautifully as flowers canopied over the door way and the pews decorated with rich burgundy bows, white roses and lavender. A magnificent banner in gold, burgundy and hessian created by godmother of the bride, Belinda ONeill, told the story of the day, ‘the two shall become one’, whilst the smell of fresh picked lavender lingered in the air.
Three priests, Father Andre from Toodyay, Father Charles from Perth and local priest, Father Joe concelebrated the Mass, accompanied by beautiful music by WAPA graduate, Jo Ryan, filling the church with prayer and song.
In the evening the couple celebrated their wedding dinner at the home farm at Cambinata Yabbies function centre. For weeks the bride’s brothers, Paul, Derek & Ian, together with staff had been working to refurbish the walls of the shed, install a pot belly stove and build new gardens. The father of the bride, Michael, built a beautiful lectern from jam posts and a team of volunteers led by the bride’s sister in law, Lisa, iced the towering five tier wedding cake (made by the bride’s mother, Mary).
A magnificent meal was prepared by Rhys Jones, head chef at Frasers Restaurant and two supporting chefs. The air was alive with live music and the bride and groom thrilled the guests with a specially choreographed bridal dance.
The bride and groom had travelled back from Sydney where they are both currently working and guests travelled from London, Malaysia, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Kununurra and various other parts of the state. The following morning, the chefs were up early to prepare breakfast for guests who had camped on the property or stayed at Mary’s Farm Cottages, Kukerin Hotel and other accommodation in the area.
Article by M.Nenke