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SOUTHERN RIVERINA

2019


contents & directory

Joy Allan

Authorised Marriage Celebrant

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Joy Allan - Celebrant Deniliquin Florist The Art of Zowie Photography

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Country Weddings

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Purtills Coaches and Vehicle Hire Libby Russell Marriage Celebrant Deniliquin RSL

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Arrive in style Indoor or outdoor

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Country Wedding & Event Hire Tarria Moore Photography Central Cellarbrations Deniliquin

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Must love flowers Making your wedding day special

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Feature Wedding: Ranii and Sam Walker

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Wedding Countdown

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Central Cellarbrations Deniliquin Harvey Norman Deniliquin Deniliquin Showcase Jewellers

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The perfect toast Choosing your ring

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Feature Wedding: Kate and Lawrence Walsh

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Bourke Hire Graze by Jade Cassandra Biggs - Celebrant Cakes by Kate Lush Hair Rhonda Doyle Photography Rebecca Bunyan - Celebrant

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Capturing your perfect day Wild Flour Cakes by Ranii

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Must Love Flowers Florist

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Wedding Budget Planner

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Country Wedding & Event Hire

0428 816 546 • jlallan@bigpond.com

Over 20 years experience in creating beautiful bridal bouquets and wedding flowers

Contact Janine or Carlee to discuss your requirements.

Deniliquin Florist @ The Primrose - Opposite the Post Office

03 5881 6266

EDITOR Zoe McMaugh 5881 2322 zoe.mcmaugh@denipt. com.au DESIGN Alex Paul ADVERTISING Kylie Davis 5881 2322 kylie.davis@denipt. com.au Sarah Bain 5883 1033 sarah.bain@ southernriverianews. com.au COVER Kate and Lawrence Walsh Photography: Justin Lee Photography, NSW Coast 2 // bride and groom

PUBLISHED BY Deniliquin Newspapers PO Box 408, Deniliquin, NSW 2710 5881 2322


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WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING AN INTIMATE WEDDING, TRADITIONAL WHITE WEDDING, MARQUEE CELEBRATION, OR OPEN AIR COCKTAIL STYLE WEDDING, COUNTRY WEDDING & EVENT HIRE CAN HELP YOU DESIGN A SPECIAL DAY FULL OF MEMORIES. Donna and Andrew Jefferies can help you plan and style the ceremony and reception that best suits your style and theme. "We specialise is personalised and custom celebrations," Donna said.

Country Wedding & Event Hire can cater to weddings that desire a traditional fully dressed marquee, a rustic-style set-up with exposed timber poles, or anything in between.

"We have recently updated some of the items we can provide for your special day, and we are constantly keeping up with new trends.

If you are self-catering, the team can also help you with catering equipment, stylish Italian glassware, rustic dining furniture made from recycled timber, cocktail style event furniture, a chandelier, festoon lighting, fairy lights and an entertainment system with full laser lights, fog machine and bluetooth compatibility.

"And of course if you don’t see what you need in our showroom, we’re happy to source it for you."

And there’s also a range of centrepieces and other table decorations, tables and chairs, linens, tableware and other

"We can help with the planning and the set-up, and can offer advice on the best items to use and even lighting — whatever works for you," Andrew added.

wedding accessories you can choose from. Country Wedding & Event Hire thinks of everything, and can even offer something from its ‘portable porcelain’ range for your celebration — a luxury toilet block consisting of four stalls, a luxury ensuite and portaloos. Whatever combination you choose for your wedding day, Country Wedding & Event Hire will deliver modern styling and a personalised service. For the full range of services and products available, go to www. countryweddingandeventhire.com.au, drop into the showroom at the corner of Hardinge and Poictiers Sts in Deniliquin or call (03) 5881 1944.

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A Day to Remember

The Deniliquin RSL Club will make your wedding day the very special occasion you’ve always dreamt of. We provide you with – • All members receive free room hire • Dedicated, professional staff who know • Professional assistance planning how to look after you and your guests your wedding celebration • Book in the next 6 months and receive free backdrop • A beautiful setting to celebrate your special occasion • We also have available the RSL’s Sports Complex For more information call 03 5881 1455 or call in and pick up a wedding package.

72 End Street, PO Box 525, Deniliquin NSW 2710 www.deniliquinrsl.com www.facebook.com/deniliquinrsl 4 // bride and groom

Ph (03) 5881 1455 Fax (03) 5881 4147 Email denirsl@deniliquinrsl.com


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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE RIDE TO YOUR WEDDING VENUE, OR A STYLISH WAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR PRE-WEDDING CELEBRATIONS, PURTILLS DENILIQUIN’S DODGE NITRO COULD BE JUST THE TICKET. It is the ideal way to make a grand entrance boasting 12 seats, a built-in bar, five video monitors, karaoke and a CD/DVD/ Bluetooth media player. The limo’s interior is filled with coloured floor and ceiling lights, a laser light show, strobes and a multi-speaker set-up for that instant party atmosphere. For that extra special day, any bride-to-be is assured a grand arrival and a leisurely exit from the vehicle in their wedding gown with its extra wide door and wheel cover.

"It travels so smoothly and you almost forget that you’re in a vehicle," Rebecca Biggs from Purtills said. "For that extra elegance we offer a fully chauffeured service." The Dodge Nitro is one of a number of vehicles in Purtills’ ‘unique fleet’ of luxury cars which includes a 1948 Bedford bus affectionately named ‘Rosie’. "Our more modern additions include a Holden Caprice and a luxury Renault Master 12 seater bus," Rebecca said.

"For larger wedding groups we can also transport your guests to and from your ceremony or reception in a luxury coach. "Wedding packages are available with refreshments, chocolates and much more, along with a three metre red carpet." Tailored limo hire packages are available for events such as debs, formals, birthdays or any other special occasion. For bookings or any more details contact Purtills on 1300 819 000.

indoor or outdoor THE DENILIQUIN RSL CLUB CAN CATER FOR INTIMATE FORMAL DINING OR SOPHISTICATED COCKTAIL PARTY WEDDINGS. The Deniliquin RSL Club's varied indoor and outdoor function rooms can cater for between 10 to 500 people. The Gallery Room, aptly named for the paintings that adorn the wall, or the upstairs Mountbatten Room are ideal for more intimate settings. Both have their own bar facilities and room to accommodate between 50 and 100 guests. The Dunlop Room is a beautiful setting for the larger event. It is able to accommodate up to 340 guests for formal dining and 500 for cocktail-style celebrations.

There’s also the option of hiring the alfresco courtyard at the rear of the club, which features a pond and plenty of foliage. Or there is the RSL's Sports Complex across the road, which is ideal for those looking to self-cater.

The club is located in End St, Deniliquin. For more information, phone the Deniliquin RSL Club (03) 5881 1455 or email functions@deniliquinrsl.com.

Tailored function packages can be prepared to suit your occasion. The dedicated function team will personally manage your special day from the first enquiry right through to the last drink. Their flexible attitude and capable chefs allow them to accommodate almost any requests and provide your function with that innovative and unforgettable edge. bride and groom // 5


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2 Toilet Cubicles 1 Vanity Unit Large Mirror Full Size Shower Air Conditioning Heating Instant Gas Hot Water

Toilet Paper Hand Towels Soaps Gas Cylinder Delivery & Installation

67 Hardinge Street, Deniliquin NSW 2710 | P: (03) 5881 1944 E: info@countryweddingandeventhire.com.au www.countryweddingandeventhire.com.au

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Central 1 Napier St (Next to Central IGA). Ph: (03) 5881 7134 Central Cellarbrations supports the responsible service and consumption of alcohol. 6 // bride and groom

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MUST LOVE FLOWERS FLORIST IN FINLEY IS A ONE STOP SHOP FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY. Formerly Buds and Blooms, owner Leonie Baxter said she’s adopted more than just a name change for her business of more than 20 years. "It represents a whole new vision I have for the business," Leonie said. "I’m exploring more of my creative side through timber work, using palettes, and can make any kind of timber decor for your wedding, to your specifications. We will also be able to provide a lolly buffet. "Must Love Flowers has the capability to access all the linens you need for the day, including table clothes, chair covers

and sashes and we can also decorate your cake table.

own flowers and plants I can also order in anything else that may be needed.

"I can help you do anything, and I am happy to travel to you on the wedding day."

"I am able to visualise and create exactly what you’re after, and can be very adaptive and versatile."

The point of difference with Must Love Flowers Florist is that Leonie grows most of the flowers and natives she uses in her floral designs. "I’ve been growing all my own roses and natives for the last 12 years, and brides can come and choose what they would like in the bouquet on the premises. They are then picked fresh for your special day. It’s a new take on how I do floristry, and while I do grow most of my

Leonie said growing her own flowers and plants on site means she can work quickly to make a bouquet, but recommended brides come in to start planning their bouquets at least one month before the big day. Must Love Flowers Florist is located at the corner of the Newell Highway and Donaldsons Rd in Finley, and can be contacted on 0458 389 798.

making your wedding day special ATTENDING A WEDDING HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SOURCE OF JOY FOR LIBBY RUSSELL, AND PARTICULARLY THE WEDDINGS OF HER TWO OLDEST DAUGHTERS. IT INSPIRED HER TO STUDY TO BECOME AN AUTHORISED MARRIAGE CELEBRATE AFTER A LONG CAREER IN DENTISTRY. Libby is based in the Southern Riverina, and can work with you to make your wedding day special. "People are at their best at a wedding and the occasion is often suffused with emotion. I am finding it to be a rare privilege to share the wedding journey with couples and especially those special moments during the wedding when the couple declare their intentions and their love for each other.

"The role of the civil celebrant is quite important as you are responsible for all of the legal aspects of a marriage and these are standard and compulsory. "The advantage of civil ceremonies, as I see it, is that the couple have more say in how they want their wedding ceremony to be and what they want to have said. "I feel that my strengths lay in being able to be a good listener and to be able to put

into words the true feelings and the unique story of each relationship. "Being able to add to a couple’s happiness on the most important day of their lives is proving to be not only surprising but also extremely rewarding for me." For an obligation free chat or meeting about your wedding day, contact Libby on 0430 055 533 or email libbyrussellcelebrant@gmail.com. bride and groom // 7


WEDDINGS

Ranii Pfeifer and Sam Walker S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 2 4 , 2 0 1 8

DENILIQUIN COUPLE RANII AND SAM WALKER WANTED THEIR WEDDING DAY TO BE A REFLECTION OF THEMSELVES. DESCRIBING THE THEME OF THE WEDDING AS "RAW ELEGANCE" THEIR CEREMONY WAS HELD BESIDE THE EDWARD RIVER ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THEIR RECEPTION WAS IN WHAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD THINK WAS JUST A NORMAL INDUSTRIAL SHED. BRIDE'S PARENTS: Michael Pfeifer, Geelong, VIC and Karen Marshall, Deniliquin, NSW. // GROOM'S PARENTS: Russel and Leah Walker, Deniliquin, NSW. CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Private property beside the Edward River (ceremony) and the Old Lyceum Theatre (reception). CATERING: The Crossing Cafe, Deniliquin. // MUSIC: DJ Beefy CELEBRANT: Melanie Wilson. // PHOTOGRAPHER: Shot From the Heart Photography. BRIDE'S DRESS: Michelle's Bridal, Shepparton. // BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: The Iconic. SUITS: Gazmans, Echuca and Watters Clothing, Deniliquin. // FLOWERS: Kate Trimboli, Deniliquin. CAKE: Wild Flour Cakes by Ranii. // HAIR: Cooinda Hair Room, Deniliquin. // MAKEUP: Zoe Fitzpatrick, Deniliquin. 8 // bride and groom


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Sam and Ranii's reception venue was originally the Lyceum Theatre, which housed many events back into the early 1900s. "Our reception venue had long been a simple hobby shed, but it had a really exciting past that we were so excited to share with everyone," Ranii said. "It has huge beams made from Douglas Fir (Oregon) and even some of the original shutters that were used to bring light into the theatre in its early days. The owner, Ian Ennor, was so brilliant to us. We will be forever grateful for all the hard work and countless hours he put in to helping us create our special day. I can still picture how beautiful it was when we switched on the fairy lights." Having already started their family, Ranii and Sam said it was important not to make the event too extravagant. "We did a lot of DIY to save money, and had lots of help from friends and family. We are a young family, so for us we had to be clever about where we could save. There was a lot of late nights and early mornings in preparation for the big day but I think we both found it incredibly satisfying to have been able to create so much ourselves," Ranii said. The couple said while this approach meant they could not relax too much on the big day, because they had so many things to set up, they would not have had it any other way. "I think the biggest piece of advice I can give is to prioritise. It’s easy to get caught up in all the bits and pieces that are available, and at the end of the day, your guests don’t remember what linen you chose or what cutlery you had. For us, good food, good wine, and good photography were our top picks," Ranii said. Ranii’s maid of honour was Melissa Klumpp and bridesmaids were Rebecca Hobbs, Lauren Little and Verity Hart. Sam’s best man was Scott Howard and his groomsmen were his brother Liam Walker, Angus Hardy and Jake Sullivan. bride and groom // 9


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WHEN YOU GET

ENGAGED

Announce your engagement and start to organise your engagement celebration. Place engagement notices in your local newspapers. Buy the engagement ring (if you haven’t already got the rock on your finger!) Decide on a budget for the wedding day. Decide on the date and time you would like to hold your wedding. Decide on whether you are having a wedding close to home or a special destination. Decide on the style of wedding you would like; ie black tie, lounge suit, smart casual etc. Decide on a theme and colours you would like to follow.

wedding ceremony and the wedding reception.

If you plan on using someone to organise your entire wedding, book your wedding coordinator now.

Do a rough guest list, to be edited as needed, to get down to the size you have planned.

Start your health and beauty regime.

Start thinking about your honeymoon destination.

WHEN YOU

HAVE SET THE DATE Book and confirm the wedding venue for both your ceremony and reception. If you are planning an outdoor event, make sure you have shelter if needed or an alternative venue.

Look at wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Choose your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Consult potential wedding decorators.

Start looking at wedding photographer and videographer portfolios.

Start looking and booking your venues for both the

Look at wedding stationery designs.

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Look at wedding cars and get some quotes.

Keep up your beauty and fitness regime.

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MONTHS BEFORE Book and confirm your wedding photographer and videographer. If the venue you have chosen does not supply the food, start looking for and booking your wedding caterers and think about the menu and the drinks. If hire equipment is needed, find a reputable and reliable hire company and book whatever you need; ie tables, chairs, marquee etc. If you are having your wedding dress made, select your wedding designer and wedding dress and get started on the gown.

Get the designer and dressmaker to start work on your bridesmaids dresses if they are being made and to schedule in all the fittings required giving everyone plenty of notice. Decide on your wedding decorator and book them (they may be able to assist with the hire of any equipment you may need). Think about your wedding ceremony musicians and the entertainment for your wedding reception. Listen to clips from different musicians via their website or ask them to send you a demo. Interview DJs. Book your wedding cars and any wedding transport you may need for your guests. Consider your wedding invitations and stationery and organise to have them printed ready to send 6-8 weeks in advance, ie invitations, RSVPs, thank you notes, place cards, bridal registry cards etc. Make preliminary bookings for your honeymoon, particularly if you are planning to go overseas.


Make sure your passport is up to date, and if you are changing your surname, you may have to do some alterations. Give your overseas or interstate guests notice of the wedding date - send out a save the date card. Book your entertainment. Book the celebrant or chaplain and speak to who will be marrying you, and discuss your requirements. Fill out Notice of Intention to Marry, no more than 6 months before but no less than 1 month and a day. Make appointment for groom and groomsmen for suit fittings and accessories.

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MONTHS BEFORE Choose a bridal registry and print cards to be included with the wedding invitations, or have your bridesmaids and friends subtly spread the word. Organise a time to go and select the items you want on your bridal registry. Look at florists specialising in wedding flowers. Select your bridal bouquets, button holes, wedding ceremony and wedding reception flowers. Start looking and booking your hair and makeup artist. Mothers of the bride and groom may want to coordinate their outfits so give them an indication of your chosen colours, flowers and style. Book the bridal suite for the wedding night.

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MONTHS

BEFORE

Organise your wedding rings. Look at wedding cakes and order your favourite for the wedding day. Arrange hotels/motels for any overseas or interstate guests.

Finalise the menu with the caterer, and select the wines and champagnes. Finalise the floor plan for your wedding reception; ie where the bridal table is, how the guest tables will be placed, where the DJ or band will play, where you will cut the cake, where the dance floor will be, where the MC and speech makers will stand. Organise the bridal table and tables for the parents of the bride and groom. Start to make a tentative guest seating plan. Organise your bomboniere and other wedding extras such as disposable cameras, wedding bubbles, rose petals, confetti, etc.

Make sure your attendants organise your hens or bucks night at least a week before the wedding to avoid any hangovers on the day! Start getting into the wedding celebrations and hold your bridal shower. Have a trial day with your hair and makeup artist to experiment with styles. Take your head piece with you. Book an appointment at a beauty salon for at least one week before the wedding day for any waxing and facials you may need, and organise a manicure and pedicure for a few days before. Buy your wedding lingerie, and spare hosiery for both yourself and the bridesmaids.

Send out the wedding invitations.

Give venue and caterers an estimated number of guests.

Start planning your order of service for the wedding ceremony and select (or start writing your own) hymns, vows and readings.

Reconfirm everyone ... the wedding cars, florists, entertainment, hair and makeup artist, photographer and videographer etc

Choose what music you’d like to have played throughout the wedding ceremony.

Book in the entire bridal party for the wedding ceremony rehearsal, usually held in the week leading up to the event.

Buy gifts for your bridal party, mum and dad and of course for each other. Get documentation from the celebrant/church/ synagogue/temple and fill in necessary forms. Appoint your MC, either a reliable friend or a professional.

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WEEKS BEFORE Pick up wedding rings and get engraved if necessary. Put together a schedule for the pre wedding preparation, wedding ceremony and the wedding reception and give the relevant sections to all the people involved. Include maps if necessary. Decide the order of speeches. Keep your guest list and RSVPs up to date.

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BEFORE

Have your engagement ring professionally cleaned. Confirm final numbers with venue and caterers. Finalise seating arrangements. Write the place cards or have them written by a calligrapher. Make a master seating plan display so your guests can see where their tables are and also give one to the reception venue. Make sure you have a definite collection date for everyone's wedding attire. Check all wedding speeches are well on their way. If you have time, start writing thank you notes as you receive gifts.

Wear in your wedding shoes, and scruff the bottom to ensure you don’t slip. Confirm EVERYTHING once again! Start getting plenty of much needed rest!

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BEFORE

Have your waxing and other beauty treatments at the salon. Reconfirm the bridal suite. Have the wedding ceremony rehearsal. Pack your bags ready for your honeymoon. Pack an emergency kit for the day, which the bride’s mother can carry. Pick up the tickets and itinerary for your honeymoon and organise travellers cheques, travel insurance and a little extra spending money on your credit card if possible. Reconfirm flights 72 hours before.

THE NIGHT

BEFORE

Lay out your wedding shoes, jewellery, tiara and veil ready for the following day and keep your wedding dress in a safe place. Take a long bath, burn some essential oils and listen to some relaxing music. Get a good night's sleep.

ON THE

DAY

Have a healthy breakfast as you will be needing all the energy you can get! Refer to your pre wedding preparation schedule. Relax, go with the flow and enjoy your day. Remember, if anything goes wrong it will make a great story later!

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the perfect toast ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF YOUR WEDDING DAY IS THE RECEPTION, AND THERE’S MORE TO CATERING YOUR WEDDING THAN JUST THINKING ABOUT THE FOOD. When it comes to the refreshments at your special celebration, the team at Central Cellarbrations have everything you need. Located conveniently at the corner of Napier and Charlotte Sts, Deniliquin — and with handy drive through access — Central Cellarbrations has one of the widest ranges of products in the local area.

beverages, with a mobile cool room

No matter your taste, there is a beer or a cider to suit you, and the choice of spirits is astounding.

available to hire.

And then there is the Cellarbrations wine cellar which boasts 750 different brands of wine — red, white, sparkling and more.

quote that best suits your needs.

Central Cellarbrations can also assist when it comes to storing all your

Speak to a staff member at Central Cellarbrations for a function package Drop into the showroom next to Central IGA, or call 03 5881 7134 for more information.

choosing your ring YOUR WEDDING RING IS SOMETHING THAT YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, SO IT HAS TO BE PERFECT. Whether you want a traditional band or something more unique, Deniliquin Jewellers manager Kate Smith offers the following top tips to help you choose the perfect style for you. Narrow Your Choices - Because this is one of the few pieces - if not the only piece - of jewellery you'll shop for together and wear every day, make some preliminary choices before you hit the stores. What colour metal do you prefer: yellow, white or rose? Are you interested in something simple or over-the-top? Start Your Search Early - Once you have a basic idea of what you want, head into our store. Give yourselves at least two months to browse, research, price and revisit rings

that catch your eye. Allow even more time if you're interested in a custom piece; extras such as engraving can take more time too.

Think Long-Term - Don't be afraid to be trendy, but make sure the style you choose is something you'll still want to wear in 20 years.

Be Different - Don't fret if you like platinum while he likes yellow gold. There's no rule that you have to match metals or even styles. Pick wedding bands that reflect each of your style sensibilities and tastes.

Size It Right - Most people rarely take their wedding band off, do your ‘final fitting’ when you are calm and your body temperature is normal.

Set a Budget - Have an idea about what you would like to spend and stick to it. Be Practical - Keep your lifestyle in mind at all times. Remember, you'll be wearing this band every day. The idea is to choose something that seamlessly becomes a part of your life.

Clean It Often Protect Your Investment - Your ring is a lasting keepsake of your special day, think about insurance. Keep It Safe - Be careful when travelling with your jewellery. bride and groom // 13


Kate Armstrong and Lawrence Walsh S A T U R D A Y, O C T O B E R 2 0 , 2 0 1 8

FAMILY CONNECTION PLAYED A HUGE PART IN THE WEDDING OF KATE AND LAWRENCE WALSH. THE COUPLE CHOSE TO BE MARRIED AT KATE’S MOTHER HELEN’S FINLEY HOME, WHICH THE BRIDE SAID FIT IN WITH THEIR DESIRE FOR THE CELEBRATION TO BE "FUSS FREE". BRIDE'S PARENTS: Stan and Helen Armstrong, Finley, NSW // GROOM'S PARENTS: John and Margaret (dec) Walsh, Bury, England. CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Private property, Finley. CELEBRANT: Vanessa Rankin. // PHOTOGRAPHER: Justin Lee Photography, NSW Coast. BRIDE'S DRESS: Brides and Maids, Shepparton. FLOWERS: Wren Floralista. // CAKE: Cakes by Micka, Finley. HAIR: Essential Hair, Finley. // MAKEUP: Sara Mcleod. 14 // bride and groom


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The sense of family was also infused in the bridal party, with Kate’s son Riley Weekes standing up as one of Lawrence’s groomsmen. Even the timing of the wedding was related to family. Lawrence proposed to his bride in March 2017, but when the couple found out they were expecting a child the following August their plans for the wedding changed. "Our plans were put on hold, so our child could be involved," Kate said. "We wanted a celebration that had a relaxed feel, with soft touches — something to suit our style. There was really not too much to organise because we wanted fuss free wedding, so it was very easy going with the planning. Everything flowed really well. It did rain and was windy in the morning, but just before the ceremony the day became perfect." Kate chose a flowing look for her bridal gown, with a classic v-neck front with lace overlay and beading. The bright white of her dress was perfectly contrasted by her bouquet of pale pink double ranunculus, roses and vibrant greenery. Pink hues was also the inspiration for the bridal party, with matron of honour Kelly Lawler and bridesmaids Kristeen Culton and Kate Mueller wearing blush pink dresses each representing the individual’s style. In addition to Riley, Lawrence was attended by best man Pat Kelly and groomsman Steve Johnson. bride and groom // 15


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IF YOU WANT A RELAXED AND PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE THE MOMENTS OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY, TRY THE ART OF ZOWIE PHOTOGRAPHY. ZOWIE CRUMP IS LOCATED IN MATHOURA AND IS WILLING TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE.

With seven years of experience, Zowie has a long list of happy customers. "I love capturing people’s stories while creating memories that they will forever cherish," she said. "One of the things that I loved doing as a kid was looking at my grandparents' wedding album and immersing myself in this important moment of my family’s history." Photography: The Art of Zowie Photography

Zowie captures all the moments of your special day, including pre-ceremony preparations and the much anticipated walk down the aisle. "One of the most beautiful parts of any wedding day is the reaction of the groom when the bride arrives." The beautiful moments of the wedding ceremony, the couple’s first steps as husband and wife, and family and guest photos with the bride and groom are also captured in an Art of Zowie

Photography package, before the couple is whisked away to a special location for portraits. Zowie will even stick around for your reception, photographing the venue, speeches and other formalities, the cutting of the cake and the bridal waltz, as well as the party on the dancefloor. For more information contact Zowie on 0429 843 354 or visit www.theartofzowiephotography.com.

Recently married? Contact your local newspaper to see it in print. Deniliquin Pastoral Times 03 5881 2322 Southern Riverina News 03 5883 1033 bride and groom // 17


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Corner of the Newell Highway/Donaldsons Road, FINLEY

0458 389 798

A one stop shop for your special day. Make an appointment to order your flowers that will be made with your own personal style and theme, or browse through our acres of roses and natives for you to also choose from. We can also provide timber wedding dĂŠcor made to your specifications, and can meet all your linen requirements and floral centrepiece needs.


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BUDGETED AMOUNT

STATIONERY

Invitations/RSVP/Save the Date Ceremony Programs Reception Menus/Place Cards Guest Book/Seating Plan TOTAL CLOTHING Wedding Dress Bride Shoes & Accesories Bridesmaids Dresses

Bridesmaids Shoes & Accessories Groomsmen Suits Groomsmen Shoes & Accesories Hair & Makeup TOTAL CEREMONY Venue Wedding Official Photographer Videographer Flowers Transport TOTAL RECEPTION Venue Hire Service Caterer Wedding Cake Beverages Entertainment TOTAL

VENDOR ESTIMATE

AMOUNT SPENT


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