A garden wedding - timeless and simple

By Bride and Groom 23 June 2016

Olivia Halsall and Chris Feldtmann met as teenagers and confirmed their commitment to one another in a marriage ceremony in the garden of the bride’s parents’ home.

Olivia Halsall and Chris Feldtmann 
March 7, 2015 


HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS: Olivia and Chris met as teens and dated for seven years before Chris dropped to his knee to propose during a weekend away. An elegant high-tea bridal shower was held in the bride’s family garden, the same venue chosen for the couple’s classic-themed wedding. “We wanted it to be timeless and simple,” Olivia said. “We chose to put a lot of effort into planning the ceremony as we felt that was definitely the most important part.”


AISLE OF FLOWERS: A string quartet added to the amazing the atmosphere at the ceremony, which was styled by Pelle’s Events with urns of flowers, an aisle of flower petals and chiffon-draped altar backdrop.


MEMORIES UNVEILED: Olivia treasures the moment she first saw Chris at the end of the aisle. “It was everything I had ever imagined. Another vision I often think about was when Chris lifted my veil and I finally saw him clearly — now as my husband.” 

COCKTAIL RECEPTION: The couple opted for a cocktail reception in contrast to their traditional wedding ceremony. “We still kept many of the traditions but took the formal feeling out of the night. It was one big party,” Olivia said. 

BRIDE’S ADVICE: “Never forget what you are actually doing. It is very easy to get caught up in all the beautiful things that come with a wedding, but the most important part is that you are marrying the love of your life. Everything else is just icing on the cake.”


Bride’s parents: Mark and Debbie Halsall

Groom’s parents: Brian Feldtmann and Robyn Howarth 

Service: Bride’s parents’ home, Shepparton

Reception: Parklake, Shepparton

Photographer: Nicole Williams Photography, Shepparton

Bride’s dress: Brides and Maids, Shepparton

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Hera Couture, Brunswick 

Suits: Identity, Shepparton 

Flowers: Florist on Fryers, Shepparton 

Cake: Get Caked, Shepparton 

Hair: Dolce Hair Bar, Shepparton and Gloss Hair and Beauty Boutique, Shepparton  

Make-up: Sheridan Wright, Shepparton

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