The Murray River holds a strong connection for Teagan and Justin Chambers.
It has featured heavily in their lives through their joint love of skiing and wakeboarding so it was only natural it would feature on their wedding day.
Choosing to host their special day in Moama, at Bright on the Murray, the Kyabram couple were delighted they could exchange their vows on the banks of the river they both love.
“Justin arrived by boat with his two groomsmen. He was very keen on that idea which meant we could all hit the water the next day for a ski,” Teagan laughed.
Teagan said getting married on the riverbank was relaxing and exactly what they were looking for.
“We weren’t really after a traditional function centre.
“We wanted everything outdoors and it was just so beautiful and we didn’t have to do a thing. It was fantastic and just so easy – all we had to do was carry the chairs from the ceremony to the reception around the pool.”
Keeping with the relaxed theme of the day, cocktail food was passed around throughout the reception to keep guests chatting and mingling.
“Our day was just perfect. It was so much better than I thought it was going to be. It was just so relaxed and so much fun and I really think the venue had a lot to do with that.”
The flowers were arranged by Lisa from Wallingford Flowers and included a beautiful riverside floral arbour and random jars of flowers placed around the reception.
A giant Connect 4 made by Justin kept guests entertained, along with Jenga and bocce.
“We are definitely river and summer people and I think we captured that love for our wedding.”
Teagan said when she was young her parents had a holiday house at Mathoura and many great times were spent on the river.
“It’s great to think we live in Kyabram but have such a great holiday place like Echuca only 25 minutes away, we don’t have to go very far to have a great time.”