COVID-19 has changed the wedding plans of couples all over Australia, including Jaimie and Ben’s. Their planned large Tonic Restaurant wedding in Millthorpe quickly became a small charming country Airbnb affair at Melaleuca Cottage.
Set on a 5-acre block in the beautiful Orange NSW region, Melaleuca Cottage is a charming country retreat. Surrounded by tranquil open grounds full of native birds Melaleuca Cottage was the perfect location for Jaimie and Ben’s wedding.
Jaimie looked stunning in her lace halterneck dress by Grace Loves Lace as she entered the ceremony along a pathway of white and pink rose petals. Ben looked dashing in the navy suit he had chosen and the pink tie he wore matched the wedding flowers perfectly. Jaimie and Ben weren’t the only ones dressed up, either. Their children who were the bridal party dressed for the special occasion with the boys in suits matching Ben’s and the girls in navy halterneck dresses.
After exchanging their vows, the newlyweds enjoyed the tranquil outdoor setting with champagne, cake, and a grazing box from Wildflower Grazing.
Jaimie and Ben’s special day may have ended up looking a little different than they first envisioned, but they got to say their “I do’s” surrounded by the love of their children, witnesses, and family who joined them over Zoom.
Jaimie our bride has shared her wedding day story and some of the beautiful moments that photographer Matthew Harper has captured. Looking at the photos you would have no idea that Jaimie and Ben had to scrap their original wedding plans thanks to COVID-19.