Marianne & Nick's Wedding

I could have named this wedding post – “How To Host an Epic Summer Wedding”, with everything from ice cream trucks to tubing down the river!

Getting married in December is always tricky…and for these guys even more so as the bride’s family were travelling from the UK for the event. But Marianne and Nick shared a love of hiking and the outdoors, which is why they chose a riverside venue in the Manning Valley to host their big day. They held their ceremony by the river just before midday, complete with fish jumping along behind them as they signed the registry.

When I met these guys they told me it was “not an ordinary wedding” – and they weren’t kidding. Their plan was to marry by the river in the late morning, provide lunch for guests by the river while grabbing some photos on the beautiful property, then jump in the river for the rest of the afternoon! When they told me they planned on going tubing and kayaking on their wedding day, including a visit from the local ice cream truck for afternoon tea, I was more than a little excited!

And what a property! The Rotating House at Longview Farm boasts stunning views of the Nowendoc river, and as the name implies, the whole house rotates 360 degrees on a giant hydraulic system. They had drinks and canapes on the deck as the sun set, with friends and family providing musical entertainment for the occasion. Then it was over to the barn for dinner, which had been decked out in wild flowers and op shop/garage sale bargains with loads of rustic character. Earlier in the day, I had come across the bride and groom’s brothers trying to learn some barn dancing as a surprise for the couple, which I was able to help them out with (all those dancing lessons in my youth finally paid off!)

It was probably my favourite summer wedding to date, and I was so glad to be a part of it!

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Amy & Ben


Newcastle, NSW Australia

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