A mere 21 months took Jock Richardson, 28, and Kirsty Boyer, 33, from strangers to husband and wife.
After being introduced through a mutual friend, it was while watching country music singer Tim McGraw the pair realised their love for one another.
Married on December 28, 2013, their bush wedding was themed with rustic tones and a touch of purple and mint. “We chose the stunning ceremony location of a picture-perfect farm on the outskirts of Nagambie in Victoria, complete with a historical family connection to Jock’s family,” recalls Kirsty. “The farm was operated by Jock’s great-great-grandfather in the early 1900s.”
The couple embraced DIY techniques to add several personal touches to their day. “No amount of detail was forgotten,” says Kirsty. “Invitations, hand-printed brown paper bag menus, guest seating chart, stamped personalised monogram hessian runners, over 50 decorated jars all with individual design and materials sourced from the family farm and off-cuts of ribbon and lace.”
Their creations were the ideal pieces for the Nagambie Lakes Receptions location. “The venue is rustic style with polished concrete floors and little characteristics from around the local area,” describes Kirsty. The region’s history was in every corner, such as the old pillars taken from a nearby bridge when renovations were undertaken featured in the dance floor area.
Jock was dressed by Shoreditch London with a floral patterned tie and navy slim-fit two-piece suit.
Bouquets were created with three colours of lisianthus – dark purple, pink, and two-toned white with purple. Gypsum, gum leaves and flowers from the garden were added for a bush vibe.
Kirsty’s gown was a full Chantilly lace strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline.
“Our kelpie dog was included in the ceremony for our wedding,” says Kirsty.
Photos courtesy of Jarrod Boord Photography.
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