Fun fact, I used to live at Crystal Brook. If you head 33kms south from Crystal Brook you will find Koolunga. An agricultural town in the Mid North region of South Australia, with a district population of 200 and also home to Mel, Haydn and their lovable pooch Koda. Koda played a big part in the wedding as ring bearer and also sneaking into lots of photos. Haydn and Mel met one night in the Woolshed nightclub on Hindley Street, Adelaide. An outback themed pub in the city, and popular watering hole for country folk, it was the perfect place for the beginning of their love story.
One of my favourite things from the day was the sneaky first look that Mel and Haydn decided to do at the location of their ceremony. It was almost like a practice of the ceremony, minus the guests and celebrant. The setting was beautiful with green wheat crops and rolling hills, a spectacularly built arbor made with old branches sat like a giant crown at the end of the aisle.
When it came time to walk down the aisle to marry, they chose the song "To The Moon and Back" by Luke Bryan, a beautiful country song for their beautiful country wedding. The only hiccup of the day was when the Groom's father had to duck off to tend to some loose cattle! Can't get more country than that.
Mel's advice for couples planning their wedding? "Stay true to what YOU want to do and don't settle for other people's expectations." Couldn't agree with you more Mel, it's easy to lose sight of what you want and feel like you have to conform. Weddings are a celebration of YOUR love for each other and should represent the essence of you.
"Seriously Bec is amazing, she makes you feel so at ease and you feel like your just hanging out with a friend, we wouldn’t change a thing!" - Mel & Haydn.
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photography - Smarty Pants Photography Celebrant Margaret Price Tarlee Life Celebrations Catering - Coast to Coast Golden Roast Cake - Emma Smart Cake Topper - That Little Nook (Sculpt-U Personalised Cake Toppers Dress - Jenny and Gerry's Make Up - Kelsey Alyse Makeup Hair - Wish Hair Rings - Utopian Creations Marquee and all party hire - Mid North Party Hire