Contiki tour love leads to Erin and Paul’s rustic garden wedding

Wedding: 05/12/2015

Posted by Kellie | 3 February, 2016

Contiki tours – good for many things, sometimes finding love that lasts more than 10 days.

“Once upon a time in a land far away — also known as France — a girl named Erin sat next to a boy named Paul on a magical Contiki bus,” laugh Erin, 25. The pair completed their travels together but when they returned to Australia they faced a three-hour driving back and forth to continue the relationship.

In 12 months though, Erin had moved in and the same time later, Paul, 25, popped the question. “We spent the next year and a half planning the most incredible wedding,” says Erin.

The couple married at their rustic garden wedding on December 5, 2015 with 85 guests present. The bride says the day was laid back, relaxed and fun.

The ceremony at Mindaribba House in New South Wales was made extra special by a childhood friend singing the music. The reception kicked off at the same venue, which Erin describes as a gut-instinct choice she doesn’t regret.

The couple’s honeymoon is yet to come.

Photos courtesy of Curly Tree Photography.

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Erin’s beautiful makeup was done by beauty wizard Kylie Edwards.

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“Our day was filled with love, laughter, friends and family and was beautiful and memorable in every way,” beams Erin.

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Guests danced the night away to reception entertainment from by Brown Bear and Hooves

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