Their love of all things outdoors set the scene for Kasey and Nathan’s wedding celebration. A scrap wood handmade arbour was reminiscent of rustic, simple elegance which the couple wanted to reflect as the guests witnessed them exchanging their vows.
Kasey Rawlings and Nathan Hazelman
January 23, 2016
NATURAL NUANCES: Because Kasey and Nathan are usually found outdoors, they opted to have their reception at Radcliffe’s, Echuca, because it gave the impression that they were outside. The aim was to create a haven to reflect their passion for nature.
SLOW DOWN: “Take a deep breath and take it all in . . . This is your day — it will be perfect no matter what,” is Kasey’s advice for brides-to-be.
SNAPPED UP: After a drive to the Strathbogie Ranges, the scene was set. “Nathan pulled something out of his pocket, appearing in the reflection of the car window . . . When I turned around I saw the ring. He dropped down on one knee and proposed and of course I said yes! I even got it happening on my camera,” Kasey said.
ROCKING IT: Aiming to have some fun, get good vibes flowing and make their guests smile, Kasey and Nathan selected AC/DC’s Highway to Hell to enter their wedding reception. Kasey said the tune suited the relaxed nature of the couple (and especially suited Nathan who is not the romantic type). As a compromise Kasey selected a romantic first dance song, Amazed by Lonestar.
UNFORGETTABLE: Reading individual vows was a defining moment for Kasey and Nathan’s special day. “It really showed what we both mean to each other, and having them a secret from one another was even more special,” Kasey said.
PHOTO FUN: A booth from Happy Snaps Photobooth in Shepparton provided plenty of entertainment and Kasey said it was a lot of fun to look back through all the memories created by family and friends.
Bride’s parents: Tina and Ian Rawlings
Groom’s parents: Pam and Darren Hazelman
Service: Echuca Aquatic Reserve
Reception: Radcliffe’s, Echuca
Photographer: Photography with Prue, Shepparton
Bride’s dress: Michele’s Bridal and Formal Wear, Shepparton
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Brides and Maids, Shepparton
Suits: Graham Johnston Menswear, Kyabram
Flowers: Fab Flowers Florist and Garden Centre, Kyabram
Cake: Tracy’s Cakes, Echuca
Hair: J & K Tangles, Kyabram
Make-up: Bella Sartori, Kyabram
Photobooth: Happy Snaps Photobooth