Ashleigh & Brad
There is nothing like a classic country wedding which is exactly what I have today. There is so much of Australia to explore and Ashleigh and Brad married in the little township of Wagin in Western Australia.
Ashleigh and Brad met in high school. Ashleigh recalls, ” Brad and I met through my brother. Living in a small country town everyone knows everyone, but I had just moved back to town. he asked me out on a date and voila here we are today!”
Photographs today are by Clare Day Photography who made the most of the wide open spaces and golden light that regional Western Australia offers.
One of Ashleigh’s bridesmaids Kahli Murray styled the girl’s hair while Jodie Douglas styled the makeup.
The couple were married at Wagin Anglican Church. Ashleigh says ” It is a lovely old church and means a lot to Brad’s family as his grandparents and parents were married there as well. It “just” held all of our guests!”
Ashleigh walked down the aisle to “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias.
Ashleigh describes the day as “everything I ever dreamed of!”
Of their photographer, Ashleigh remarks “I had seen some of Clare’s work on the internet and instantly fell in love with her photos. They are so natural and capture every detail you could possibly want in wedding photography. When Brad and I first met with Clare in her studio I instantly knew we had made the right decision as they were absolutely breathtaking.”
The couple celebrated with guests at Eric Farrow Pavilion. They styled the reception themselves with help from Queen of Theme. Ashleigh says “It is basically a function centre and is one very big plain room. I was lucky to have had the help from a few of my lovely family members to make the room as it was on our wedding day. My mum and I bought 600 metres of Violeen to create the silk lining on the room, and were also very fortunate to have the services of Jane at Queen of Theme who decorated the room and provided all of the beautiful furniture”
Of their first dance Ashleigh says, “It was to “Everything I Do” by Bryan Adams. We had a moment together where we were singing to each other and Brad threw in a few dips and twirls much to the delight of our guests.”
The couple used lots of Wigan locals for their wedding. A retired couple Harry & Billy Bellinghem catered the wedding, Leonie Kirk, another local made the cake and another friend made the stationery.
Congratulations Ashleigh and Brad! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Clare Day Photography for sharing today’s photographs!