Having both grown up in a small farming community on the Eyre Peninsula, starting pre-school together on the same day then remaining good friends right through to university, it came as no surprise when Madeleine and Jarred finally got together!
It was a natural choice for the couple to marry in the local area where they had grown up, tying the knot at St Mary of the Angel’s Catholic Church in Port Lincoln, which was where Madeleine’s parents had married years before, then partying the night away at 1802 Oyster Bar and Bistro in Coffin Bay, a place where the couple spent their weekends and holidays.
Throughout their wedding, the couple wanted to ensure they supported local suppliers where possible; from the food to the music and flowers, and the end result was a fun and relaxed evening graced in a combination of blacks, whites, lots of greenery and fresh flowers against the backdrop of the ocean.
One of the most touching moments of the day for Madeleine was having her father walk her down the aisle, who she shares a particularly close bond with after he donated his kidney to her when she was just a teenager and hers had failed. During the witty speeches it was said this wedding had cost her father, ‘an arm, a leg … and a kidney!”
Reflecting back on their special day, the couple told Wedded Wonderland although the day was perfect, if they could change one thing it would be to hire a videographer. “It slipped our minds, and we often talk about how we wish we could relive the night, particularly the speeches which were equal parts heartwarming and hilarious!”
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Photographer Amy Rowsell Photography