Local to Mareeba, Dave & Amy created a very intimate, country affair for their marriage & celebrations, ensuring as much as possible, that all elements were sourced locally wherever possible.
Their ceremony was alive with joyous fanfare, conducted by Wayne Rees.
Catering was meticulously crafted to suit their desired menu by local caterer Jono Bell.
While local artist, Shandell Hilditch provided live, acoustic country-rock,
that really got the crowd boot-scootin'.
For more awesome "behind the scenes" local service providers, see the listing and links at the end of this blog.
As the sun set, photos were captured out in our back paddock, beneath the gorgeous sky and amongst the horses too, by Matthew Evans Photography and Videography by Brendan of BK Media.
Dave & Amy enjoyed this time together before returning to their celebrations
beneath the rustic roof of the Ringers Rest barn.
It was an honour to be an integral part of Dave & Amy's marriage celebrations,
to work in with them and their family & friends to help bring their dream to reality.
Thank you Dave & Amy for choosing to host your wedding with us!
The Ringers Rest Team x
Wedding Reflections ...
We didn't really have one. Just a rustic theme I guess.
We just chose things that we liked and went from there.
Your advice to those planning a wedding now?
Don't take everything on yourself... it's okay to say yes when others offer to help.
Tell us about your decision to have your wedding at Ringers Rest?
Dave has loved Ringers Rest for a long time so it was very easy to make the decision.
We are big on supporting local.
What was “the best decision you made” with regards to your wedding day?
Handing most of the rains over to mum...
Mum (along with help from family and friends) did most of the work.
We cannot be more grateful for the hard work she put in.
Images by Matthew Evans Photography:
Videography by BK Media:
Images by Ringers Rest:
Accommodation: Jackaroo Motel, on-site camping
Photographer: Matthew Evans
Videographer: BK Media (Brendan Keeling)
Celebrant: Wayne Reece
Hair Stylist: Yule Hair by Sammy
Make-Up Artist: Makeup by Carly
Bride’s Dress: a random little bridal boutique in Townsville, altered by Milva Carucci Designs
Bridemaids/Mother of Bride: dress alterations by Tina's Fashion
Groom’s Suit: Victor Mellick Cairns
Florals: Mel (private florist from home in Smithfield) and Love Them Flowers
Large Hire Items: T-Hire Atherton
Catering: Jono Bell
Music/Entertainment: Own music + Shandell Hilditch
Cake: Erin Smith (friend)
Styling (table decoration; lighting; signs etc): Ringers Rest Functions Venue | T-Hire Atherton