Rustic, simple elegance

By Bride and Groom 22 June 2016

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

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