Living in Sunbury, Ross Smith and Kristen Lechte knew they wanted to return to their favourite holiday destination to say ‘I do’.
Just down the road from their beloved Cobram they were married under a beautiful elm tree.
The perfect venue
After much searching Kristen and Ross discovered Byramine Homestead and instantly the beer lovers realised the brewery was the one.
“We loved it the moment we reached the driveway,” Kristen said. “It had so much character and history but was not over the top, it suited us.”
The venue was ideal for the casual, outdoor ceremony and reception Kristen and Ross had envisioned, complete with cheeky signs, a crowd-pleasing ice-cream cart for dessert and their golden retrievers Yogy and Dixie.
The magic of music
With a mutual passion for live music the newlyweds wanted their band, Yomama, to be the focus of the reception.
Kristen said the band’s rendition of Muse’s cover of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You took the edge off the nerves when it came to the first dance.
“It got everyone on the dance floor with us and made it a party,” she said. “It was a lot of fun and the band absolutely nailed it.”
Only a few weeks after Ross proposed the couple jetted off to Vietnam where they came across a tailor.
After connecting to the wifi in the shop, Kristen was able to get her bridesmaids’ measurements and the very next day they picked up three custom-made dresses.
“It was a very last minute and unplanned but it worked so well,” she said.
Entertaining with lawn games.
See more photos from Kirsten and Ross' wedding day over on our Instagram.
Bride's parents: Helen and Warren Lechte
Groom's parents: Glenda and Garry Smith
Service and reception: Byramine Homestead, Yarrawonga
Photography: Liz Arcus Photography
Bride's dress: Raffaele Ciuca Bridal, Brunswick
Bridesmaids' dresses: Tailor-made in Vietnam
Suits: Ferrari Formalwear, Essendon
Flowers: Made by a family friend
Cake: Cakes by Terri, Yarrawonga
Hair: Mardi Jones Hairstylist, Yarrawonga
Make-up: Esaje Makeup & Beauty, Shepparton