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Ain’t no mountain high enough: Joanna and Emma return to slopes for rustic wedding


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A day on the slopes led to love at first sight for Batemans Bay couple Joanna and Emma.

“We met in 2005 both working the ski season in Thredbo,” Joanna explains.

“I first laid eyes on Emma going through the chairlift she worked on. We fell in love straight away, knowing we both had the love for mountains made it that more special.”

Fourteen years later, the pair finally made it down the aisle, choosing to get married near Thredbo to celebrate where their relationship began.

Their rustic wedding was held at The School House, Crackenback. The couple, who run a restaurant together in Batemans Bay, described the styling as “perfection” with amazing food provided by the venue’s chef.

“The flowers we chose were native to fit the Snowy Mountain scenery and we had amazing photographs that captured the most perfect day of our lives,” Joanna says.

“To be able to have it in the mountains, where Emma and I met, made it feel all the more perfect.”

Photos courtesy of Kristina Wild.

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“Emma proposed to me four years ago while on our yearly trip to Bali, it was a huge surprise but the most wonderful surprise ever!” Joanna says.

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Ben Box Band provided the music for the rustic outdoor ceremony.

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The Snowy Mountains venue perfectly suited the rustic wedding style.

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One of the highlights for the couple was to be surrounded by the people who were there back when they first met more than a decade ago.

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Photography was a big priority for the couple. “We based our wedding date around getting the amazingly talented photographer Kristina Wild from Brisbane, and gosh are we glad we did!” Joanna says.

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Photos courtesy of Kristina Wild.

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