• Leticia Lopes Photography.

A vibrant rustic wedding

By Bride and Groom 30 July 2018

After becoming engaged while overlooking the picturesque coast at Inverloch, Rachael Johnston and Jackson Payne brought family and friends together for a beautiful spring wedding. Walked down the aisle by her parents Dianne and David, the bride was elegant in a delicate dress with lace detailing as she and Jackson exchanged vows and embarked on their new future together.

Leticia Lopes Photography.

Rustic romance

With rustic and natural details on show throughout their wedding, the bride knew they wanted a venue that matched their tastes and fell in love with the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory. The couple’s reception was a sea of romantic lights and luscious native blooms with a waves of greenery complementing the rustic tin walls and wooden tables of the venue.

Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.

High school sweethearts

When it came to the ceremony, Rachael and Jackson were married by a celebrant that had played a role in their past – one of their old high school teachers. After meeting for the first time around town, Jackson later moved to Rachael’s high school where the two grew closer and the rest, they say, is history.

Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.

Bold entrance

When it came time to arrive for the nuptials, Jackson ensured he made an entrance that would wow the crowd. “Jackson rode in on his Harley Davidson, he really loved it. It was definitely a noisy entrance,” Rachael laughed.

Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.

Touching song

When looking for songs to play at their wedding, they knew they wanted something different and unique. Rachael walked down the aisle to Savage Garden’s I Knew I Loved You, a sentimental favourite that the couple grew up listening to.

Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.

We love: The bold native blooms.

Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.
Leticia Lopes Photography.

See more photos from Rachael and Jackson's wedding day over on our Instagram.

Wedding date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Bride's parents: Wendy and Reg Johnston

Groom's parents: Dianne Hamilton and David Payne

Service and reception: Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory, Corowa

Photography: Leticia Lopes Photography

Bride's dress: Bluebell Bridal, Melbourne

Bridesmaid dresses: Dotti

Suits: Tarocash Menswear, Albury and Petanni Menswear, Albury

Flowers: Blooms on Bridge, Benalla and Poppy Emporium, Corowa

Cake: Wendy Trotter, Wangaratta

Hair: Hair Manor, Benalla

Make-up: Rhiannon Sinclair Brow and Make-up Artist, Benalla

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