On a romantic getaway to celebrate their fourth anniversary as a couple, Scott Howson surprised Kailee Morda with a sparkling engagement ring and marriage proposal.
The moment, on the wind-swept rocks in the shadow of the Port Fairy lighthouse, was captured on film by a photographer Scott had organised.
The relaxed, country vibe Kailee and Scott envisaged for their wedding day began with their choice of venue, among the majestic red gums on the banks of the Murray River at Moama.
The theme continued with the use of polished timber offcuts, hessian, Mason jars and candles to create a rustic-inspired wonderland for the evening celebrations.
There was a touching moment during the bride’s traditional dance with her father.
“We added a special touch where my brother Thomas with a disability, came and tapped my Dad on the shoulder halfway through the song, and he finished the last of the dance with me,” Kailee said. “It was a beautiful moment.”
The organised bride
Kailee and Scott were determined to enjoy every aspect of their special day by keeping stress to a minimum in the lead-up.
“We heard from so many people that the planning process is so stressful ... it wasn’t for us because we had checklists, stuck to our plan, had timelines for everything and kept in touch with vendors via email and phone.”
The fun details Kailee and Scott added to their reception.
See more photos from Kailee and Scott's wedding day over on our Instagram.
Bride's parents: Wendy and Peter Morda
Groom's parents: Vee-arnie and David Howson
Service and reception: Perricoota Station, Moama
Photography: Chloe Jones Photography, Shepparton
Bride's dress: Fairytales Bridal Boutique, Moonee Ponds
Bridesmaids' dresses: P.S. Frocks, online
Suits: yd., Maribyrnong
Flowers: Wallingford Flowers, Echuca
Cake: Tracy’s Cakes, Echuca
Hair: Hairby.ebony, Melton
Make-up: The Brow & Beauty Cosmetic Clinic, Melton