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Romantic wedding celebrates loves

By Bride and Groom 08 March 2019

Inseparable from the start, Ashley Hamer and Ben Lythgo made their bond official in a picturesque outdoor ceremony.

Surrounded by a sea of greenery and native blooms, the elegant wedding was not only a coming together of two people, but also their friends and families.

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Native blooms

After searching high and low for some flowers that suited her budget, it was a family friend that came to Ashley’s rescue, providing her with some stunning native flowers.

With the soft pinks of the king proteas complementing the bridesmaids’ burgundy dresses, Ashley said it ended up being the perfect match with the greenery and overall theme. “It all tied together really well,” she said.

Prue Peters Photography
Prue Peters Photography

Luck of the draw

Having trouble deciding on a date in April to have their wedding, Ben and Ashley let fate play a hand. Putting the date of each Saturday of the month in a hat, it was up to Ben to draw the wedding day out of the hat, ultimately setting their ceremony for April 21.

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Prue Peters Photography

Meaningful moments

When picking a song to walk down the aisle to, Ashley and Ben picked a cover of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect that reminded Ashley of a special point in time.

“I remember a day sitting in the backyard on the grass and Ben was tuning his guitar and playing songs and I remember thinking at that stage that I was definitely falling for this person,” she said.

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Prue Peters Photography

Two families become one

For Ashley, it was a piece of advice from a friend that ensured the night remained truly memorable and she was able to witness the coming together of two sides.

“They said ‘When you’re sitting at the bridal table, take the time to look around and just take it all in’,” Ashley said. “It was magical to see our two sides of the family all mingling together and out on the dance floor.”

Prue Peters Photography
Prue Peters Photography
Prue Peters Photography

See more photos from Ashley and Ben's wedding day over on our Instagram.

Wedding dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bride's parents: Steven Hamer

Groom's parents: Lee and Danny Lythgo

Service and reception: Olivehouse Event and Function Venue, Kialla

Photography: Prue Peters Photography

Bride's dress: Michele’s Bridal and Formal Wear, Shepparton

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

Suits: Matt O’Keeffe Mensland, Shepparton

Flowers: Catherine and Amanda Aloe

Cake: Louisa’s Cake Boutique, Tatura

Hair: Fiona’s Hair Creations, Mooroopna

Make-up: Grace Sartori, Kyabram

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