• Moss and Mint Photography.

A touch of country

By Bride and Groom 15 June 2018

When Melissa Kennett and Jason McMahon partnered for the 2010 McGuire College debutant ball they had no idea they were destined to spend the rest of the lives together.

Nor that seven years later the very same dance instructor would teach them the bridal waltz they would perform at their wedding.

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Country and western 

With a mutual love of all things country, it was only natural Melissa and Jason’s wedding was a rustic, cowboy-inspired affair.

From the bridesmaids’ cowboy boots to the groomsmen’s Akubras, Melissa said Billabong Ranch was the ideal venue for their low-key nuptials.

“We handmade a lot of our own decorations and used a lot of jars and wood just to give it that real authentic, rustic country look,” Melissa said.

Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.

Country twang

After bringing them closer together early in their relationship, there was no doubt that country music would play a big role in Melissa and Jason’s special day.

Forever and For Always by Shania Twain has always been the couple’s song and Melissa said that made it simple to pick the perfect soundtrack for her walk down the aisle.

“We both love country music and have connected over it,” she said.

Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.

Dream dress

Melissa was almost ready to say yes to the dress when her sister made a timely discovery on a Facebook swap and sell page.

“I had a few styles in mind and then my sister came across it and it was the same dress I had been looking at for months,” she said.

“It was perfect, it was meant to be.”

Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.

Classic flowers

Every year they have been together, Jason has given Melissa a dozen red roses on their anniversary and Valentine’s Day.

It was only fitting they continued this tradition on their wedding day with red rose bouquets and archway. 

Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.

We love

The rustic signage added a personal touch to Melissa and Jason's day.

Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.
Moss and Mint Photography.

See more photos from Melissa and Jason's wedding day over on our Instagram.

Bride's parents: Wendy and Andrew Kennett

Groom's parents: Kim and Kevin McMahon

Service and reception: Billabong Ranch, Echuca

Photography: Moss and Mint Photography

Bride's dress: Second-hand

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

Suits: Lowes, Shepparton and Sheplers, online

Flowers: Made by the bride’s sister

Cake: Tracy’s Cakes, Echuca

Hair and make-up: Hair & Makeup 2 U, Bendigo

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