Idyllic river setting

By Bride and Groom 16 June 2016

Majestic gum trees and the gently flowing waters of the Murray river was the perfect backdrop for the marriage ceremony of Sarah Borrman and Dale Wathen.

Sarah Borrman and Dale Wathen 
November 22, 2014. 

The couple opted for a relaxed and stress-free occasion, choosing simple, elegant styling ideas. “We didn’t actually have a particular ‘theme’, we were very casual and everything just seemed to work and fall into place,” Sarah said. “At the ceremony location we let nature be the focus. We were surrounded by beautiful willows, gums and other natives by the Murray River so we introduced hues of pastels and a splash of elegant deep red roses with the floral decorations down the aisle and in my bouquet.” 

An emotional highlight of the day was a plane flyover, organised by the bride’s mother Janet. A Pitts Special and two Yak-52s flew over the gathering in memory of Sarah’s father, the late Pip Borrman, an aerobatic pilot who was well known in the Shepparton region. “It took us all by surprise and there wasn’t a dry eye to be seen. Our most memorable part of the day was the flyover. It was one of those moments that felt like it went for a very long time yet it was only a matter of seconds,” Sarah said. 

The cocktail-style reception at Radcliffe’s Echuca continued the relaxed feel with outdoor dancing under the venue’s famed grapevines. 

Sarah’s gown was crafted by Shepparton designer Kadime Mehmet, Wallingford Flowers of Echuca arranged the stunning bouquets, and hair and make-up for the bride and her attendants was done by Shepparton salons Gloss Hair and Beauty Boutique, Esaje Makeup and Beauty and Kim O’Keeffe’s Nail and Beauty Centre. Suits for the male members of the bridal party were supplied by O’Keeffe Mensland, Shepparton.

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