Not too many couples have an engagement proposal story as unique as Bethany Daniel and Nathan Lindsay, and here at bride and groom we can’t go past the truly country elements.
Having just built a new dairy on the family property, Nathan staged a pair of gumboots on the milking platform, adorned with canola handpicked from their crop, and on one knee asked Bethany to marry him.
In true, practical farmer style Nathan gave Bethany only moments to say ‘yes’ and admire her engagement ring before getting back to the all-important task of milking the cows.
Bethany and Nathan said the celebration of their love ran smoothly thanks to the support of their families during the planning stage, as well as on the big day.
In the lead-up to the wedding family members took direction from the super-organised bride and aside from Bethany’s best friend, who was matron of honour, the entire bridal party were siblings or cousins of the couple.
Kaleidoscope of colour
Many modern brides opt for a pared-back colour scheme but our girl Bethany loved so many colours she combined a rustic palette of pink, peach, burgundy, browns and greens – just to name a few.
“It was hard to see prior to the day how it was all going to come together but it came together how I imagined and was just absolutely perfect,” Bethany said.
The relaxed, rustic feel of the barrel room at Monichino Wines was the perfect space for Bethany and Nathan to create the simple, yet classy vibe they were aiming for.
Requiring minimal decoration the timber table centrepieces, candles, lights, native greenery, flowers and three-tiered semi-naked cake set the scene for an evening of celebration.
Photographer Lisa Nardella managed to capture the essence of the couple by making the most of the many rural aspects of the family property for the formal photos, including the all-important sunset shots.
Hay bales, rustic sheds, green paddocks with grazing cows and the beautiful old homestead, where Nathan’s grandfather was born and raised, have given the gorgeous couple a tough task when compiling their album.
“When we were having the photos taken at the farm the bridal party had gone inside and it was just Nathan and I, the photographer and videographer. Everything was quiet and it was like time stood still for a while and the realisation had just sunk in that we were now married,” Bethany said.
“It started to rain slightly, and it was so peaceful that we could hear the drops of rain around us as well as the cows behind us slowly moving around and eating the grass. It was just the most beautiful moment to be just ‘us’ and take it all in.”
See more photos from Bethany and Nathan's wedding day over on our Instagram.
Wedding date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Bride's parents: Diane and Damian Daniel
Groom's parents: Robyn and Paul Lindsay
Ceremony: St Mary’s Catholic Church, Nathalia
Reception: Monichino Wines, Katunga
Photography: Lisa Nardella Photography, Shepparton
Bride's dress: Stella York, Michele’s Bridal & Formal Wear, Shepparton
Bridesmaids' dresses: Forever New
Flowergirls' dresses: Stylish Children’s Clothing & Formal Wear, Shepparton
Suits: Connor and Matt O’Keeffe Mensland, Shepparton
Hair: Nathalia Hair & Beauty, Nathalia
Make-up: Angela Deppeler, Nathalia