While Chelsea and Danny knew of each other for years, it wasn’t until a mutual friend’s 21st birthday party that they met properly for the first time. They immediately took a liking to each other and spent an amazing summer together. However, Chelsea had already booked a one-way ticket to England and reluctantly left in April 2010. They remained best friends and in 2012 she flew back to meet Danny for a two-week adventure. It was then that they shared their first reuniting kiss and they haven’t looked back since.
Chelsea and Danny love festivals, so they wanted to incorporate this into the wedding as much as possible. Chelsea rummaged through op shops to find decorations and borrowed furniture, lighting and decor from very generous family and friends to bring her vision of a ‘barn festival’ to life. Holding the wedding on Chelsea’s parent’s farm meant that the couple was able to alter the surroundings as much as they needed. This included leveling the land and cutting notches into branches to make seats.
They made a bar out of pallets, a verandah floor from old railway sleepers, and Danny’s dad even made tables from wood he had collected on the farm. Combined these elements gave the wedding a rustic, handmade feel.
‘We had no idea what everything would look like until the morning of the wedding, but our friends and family understand us and our style well enough that with all their help it came together as a perfect representation of us,’ said Chelsea.
If you’re currently planning a rustic, farm wedding, then Chelsea and Danny’s big day contains almost all the inspiration you need!
Photography Pixie Rogue Photography | Videography Jordan Bond | Event Planning Bride + Groom | Event Styling Bride + Groom | Ceremony + Reception Venue Chelsea’s parent’s farm, Eddington, VIC | Celebrant Cheryl Warry | Catering Nicole Sommers | Drinks Sally’s Paddock, Blue Pyrenees Winery + Harcourt Cider Catering | Florist Honeysuckle and Rose, Cannanara Nursery | Bands Christopher Hoskin, Tom Barker + Tuena | Hair + Makeup Julie and Bree Hair and Beauty | Bridal Gown Maggie Sottero, Dion for Brides, Perth | Bridesmaid’s Dresses Each chose their own | Bride’s Shoes Jo Mercer | Suits Roger David | Engagement Ring Diamond Exchange | Wedding Bands Michael Hill