We didn’t realise the Sydney Royal Easter Show had a husband showbag on offer.
But maybe it does, because that’s where Holly Ebbeck, 24, and Ben Goodman, 27, found one another. “I was riding horses and Ben was showing cattle,” says Holly. Years later, Ben took Holly back to the showgrounds to propose. “He designed the ring, surprised me and made sure family and friends were around to celebrate with,” she smiles.
The pair married at their vintage country wedding on September 20, 2014 in the Hunter Valley. Holly said it had everything she and Ben had dreamed of; glam, glitz, horse and cart and bow ties – to name a few. “We were so proud of one another as we did it on our own – we saved the money and made most of the décor,” says Holly. “I really enjoyed making chalkboard signs and details about Ben that made the room personal to the two of us.”
Holly’s Anna Campbell gown was fitting for their vintage theme. “I loved the idea of a dress that was comfortable and that flowed – much like a glam goddess.” She had a matching head piece and veil.
“We are just two country happy people that fell in love,” says Holly.
Photos courtesy of Image Photography.
“I walked down the aisle to the song that Ben and I listened to when we first met – “My Best Friend” By Tim McGraw,” says Holly.
Holly and Ben married at The Sebel Kirkton Park.
“We love each other’s company, sense of humour and work ethic,” smiles Holly.
The couple had a white choc and caramel mud cake.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Samantha Wills, Anna Campbell / Brides Gown: Anna Campbell / Brides Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco, Wittner / Bridesmaids Accessories: Thomas Sabo, Pearls for Girls, Witchery / Bridesmaids Dresses: Seduce / Cake: Family friend / Celebrant: John McBryde / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Entertainment: Dan Murphy and Band / Flowers: Yeng Tan Floral Designs / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: David Jones / Grooms Shoes: David Jones / Groomsmen Attire: David Jones / Groomsmen Shoes: David Jones / Hair: Design Hair Studio / Honeymoon: Sofitel, Fiji / Invitations: Leonnee Designs / Makeup: Ilona Kish Makeup Artistry / Photographer: Image Photography / Rings: Danny Designer Jewellers / Transport: Hunter Valley Carriages / Venue: The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley / Venue Decor: DIY / Videographer: Family friend / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley