An eight year romance

By Bride and Groom 07 June 2017

When Sarah Cummins and Ian Rawlings first met at a party eight years ago, they had no idea what a beautiful journey was in store for their future. After spending the past two years living in Darwin they decided to return home to the Goulburn Valley to celebrate their wedding with loved ones.


More is less

Favouring the natural surrounds of the wedding venue, the couple decided to complement this with minimal decorations. They placed mason jars with baby’s breath and white roses on the tables, which were adorned with black table runners. “The saying ‘less is more’ worked for us and our reception looked incredible,” Sarah said.


Meaningful music

Sarah and Ian shared a special first dance to One Call Away by Charlie Puth. “I chose the song because Ian is always there for me,” Sarah said.



First look

Having a “first look” – where the bride walks up to the groom from behind and he turns to see her for the first time – allowed Sarah and Ian to have a special moment alone before the ceremony.


Loved ones

The most memorable part of the wedding was celebrating their marriage with family and friends. “We have been living in Darwin for two years and it was great to see everyone for such a special day,” Sarah said. “Everyone who was there means the world to us and it was great to catch up with friends who we don’t see often anymore.”


Bride’s parents: Christine and Peter Cummins  

Groom’s parents: Ian and Tina Rawlings

Service and receptionOlivehouse Event and Function Venue, Kialla West 

Photographer: Prue Peters Photography

Bride’s and Bridesmaids’ dresses: Michele’s Bridal and Formal Wear, Shepparton

Suits: Tarocash

Flowers: Blooms on Bridge, Benalla

Cake: Kat’s Cakery, Benalla

Hair: Wisteria Cottage Hair and Beauty, Euroa

Make-up: Sarah Borrman, from Esaje Makeup and Beauty, Shepparton

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