On the last day of 2013, Ben Wright made an almighty New Year’s resolution, one that he actually kept.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ben from Waroona, Western Australia, proposed to long-time girlfriend Kelli Trindall, on the eve of 2014.
“Seven years on and we were expecting our first child together, Ben knew it was time to seal the deal,” tells Kelli, 28.
“He proposed on our apartment balcony overlooking the New Year’s Eve fireworks,” she says. “It was perfect! Shortly after we were blessed with our baby boy Lenny who is now 18 months old.”
The pair then worked hard to “save every dollar we had” to share their country garden wedding with as many loved ones from their hometown as they could – 210 of them!
Held on a friend’s sprawling country property, where a marquee was decked out in foliage, romantic lighting and timber accents, Kelli and Ben wed on November 6, 2015.
The bride’s slimline gown was met with the most gorgeous bouquet and flower crown of deep reds and pinks, with her six stunning maids swathed in dusty pink, locally-designed gowns. Ben and his groomsmen were kitted out in navy blue with brown accessories and little Lenny was an adorable mini-me.
“Our wedding day was truly magical and seeing all the styling and months of planning finally come together on the day was such a wonderful feeling,” Kelli says.
“It truly was the wedding of our dreams and we really hope we have inspired others they can create the same beautiful style wedding at a reasonable price,” Kelli says.
Photos courtesy of Shannon Stent Images.
Wedding flowers were an important part of the special day, from Kelli’s elegant bouquet to her crown of blooms.
Ben looked dapper for the big day in a navy three-piece suit from Roger David, which also supplied the groomsmen’s attire.
Kelli had her bridesmaids’ dresses made by a local dressmaker.
Kelli and Ben met at a pub in Mandurah. “We hit it off right away and we pretty much knew within just that short time of meeting that there was some sort of connection,” Kelli says.
“We were so overwhelmed by the love and support from our friends and family who helped celebrate our special day,” Kelli says.
Video by Neni Films.
Brides Accessories: Samantha Wills / Brides Gown: Bridal by Aubrey Rose / Brides Shoes: Windsor Smith / Bridesmaid Shoes: Betts / Bridesmaids Accessories: Samantha Wills, Lovisa, Michael Hill Jeweller / Bridesmaids Dresses: Penny Mazzuchelli / Cake: Monique Ticu, Zinnia Floral Designs / Caterer: Fabuluos Catering / Celebrant: Vanessa Ord / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Entertainment: Danny Bau / Flowers: Zinnia Floral Designs / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Roger David, Angus & Coote, Etsy / Grooms Shoes: Betts / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David, Etsy / Groomsmen Shoes: Betts / Hair: Savvy Bridal / Invitations: Etsy - FreddyandFreja, Etsy - FifthVintage, Etsy - Starboardpress / Makeup: BAM / Pageboy Attire: David Jones / Photographer: Shannon Stent Images / Rings: Angus & Coote / Transport: Bellagio Limousines Perth / Venue: Family friends property / Venue Decor: Heart Strings Hire and Style / Videographer: Neni Films