Daniel and Jessamy: A homely country wedding

Daniel and Jessamy: A homely country wedding
September 5, 2016 Sandra Henri

Jessamy was up early to watch the sun rise putting up handmade pinwheels in the garden not quite believing in a few hours she’d be a wife. A couple with a strong Christian faith Daniel playfully notes, “As we both grow in our relationship with Christ, we also grow closer to each other. It’s the best sort of love triangle”.

They married at a morning ceremony on her parent’s country farm near Dubbo. Daniel looked at home in his moleskins and merino wool jumper. Jessamy’s brother played the ukulele as they walked to an altar framed with glass bottles Jessamy had collected filled with fresh flowers. Having the ceremony and reception all at one place made it feel relaxed and true to them as farmers.  “We didn’t want to have a long boring wedding, our vows and the signing of the register took all of 15 mins!” said Jessamy. Morning tea of cakes and scones followed with lawn games whilst the bridal party had photos. As Jessamy hoped “the best weddings are the ones with no tension, it’s simple with everyone’s smiling”.

Lunch time reception warmed the heart cockles with wholesome home made soup made by friends from church. Not wanting to lump their friends with jobs, they nearly didn’t have a wedding cake. But Jessamy’s piano teacher threatened to ‘smack her bottom’ if they didn’t let her do it. Rustic DIY decor was chalkboard signs and a guestbook made out of recycled frames collected from St Vinnies. Jessamy discovered a dress in the formal gown section at the Wedding Shoppe and altered it to make a perfect bridal gown. The Meadow created beautifully colourful bouquets matching the bride’s shoes and bridesmaids’ delightful cardies.

Warm winter sun shone brightly as their community gathered to support this vibrant couple. Grounded in their love Daniel and Jessamy created a wedding full in its glorious simplicity.  

Images thanks to Bec Essery Photographer.

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