Otway Ranges love affair

The Otway Ranges was where Jackson and Ally met 10 years ago and it was the site of their marriage proposal in 2019.

They began planning their wedding not long after and once the venue was locked in they had a clear vision of how they wanted the special day to look and feel.

Fortunately pandemic restrictions were lifted two weeks prior to the day and they were able to have 85 mask-free guests in attendance.

Complimenting the day’s bright and summery country vibe, Ally’s gown was an ivory crepe, lace and tulle fit-and-wear ensemble with a high neckline, long lace train and a low back with beaded straps.

The bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses with a halter neck and nude, strappy heels while Jackson and his groomsmen were fitted with black chinos, black boots, a sand-coloured sports jacket with a white shirt and black tie.

The ceremony was very memorable for them both, especially the moment that Ally arrived and stood with Jackson and saw their dog Chip sitting up the front with their families.

The reception was also a lot of fun dancing the night away with their closest friends and family.

Honourable mentions:

Gown: Essense of Australia gown from ForeverNess Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids gowns: Esther Luxe Bridal from Esther & Co
Shoes: Novo Shoes
Hair & Makeup: Ashlea Simmons (bride) and Blondie Salon (bridesmaids)
Suits: Browse Fashions
Rings: Duffs JewellersCelebrant: Lana Ryder Marriage Celebrant
Ceremony & Reception: Rocklea Farm
Flowers: Wildfolk Flowers
Catering: The Paella Pan, Spoke Ice Cream, Boutique Event Co
Cake: Bakeology Cakes
Photography: La Este Film
Honeymoon: Daydream Island (June 2021)
Music: Brothers In Harmony