Photography: Ed Jones Photography
Venue: Sandridge Estate
Ashlee and Nathan met at a pub/nightclub through a friend that Nathan played football with. “It did take us a while to actually get together after this, and we still cannot agree at which place in Burnie we actually met at!” said Ashlee.
After being involved in a relationship for some time, the pair mutually decided it was time to take things up a notch. Said Ashlee, “Well, we had a chat in the car one day and simply decided that we would get married. Then people asked me where my ring was, so I asked Nathan if we should get a ring! Nathan replied ‘Yes’. So off I went to the jewellery store with instructions to ‘get what you want because then you will like it,’ said Ashlee. “Super practical Nathan!”
Once the ring had arrived, Ashlee waited a month before Nathan presented it to her. “I came home one day from work to find candles, flowers and the engagement ring on the table – all set out nicely. Nathan had gone to surf club training, so he’s never actually asked me to marry him!” she added.
Undeterred by the lack of a formal proposal, Ashlee and Nathan were married at Sandridge Estate at Sisters Beach in Northern Tasmania! “[Sandridge Estate] was beautiful, and I fell in love with the place when we went to a sneak peek held there,” Ashlee said. “We had a fairly casual rustic theme which took very little effort from us, with all that Sandridge had to offer.”
“Ish Catering provided an amazing barbecue buffet – so much tasty food!” said Ashlee. “The buffet suited our style, as it allowed people to help themselves, and to mingle while eating and drinking as we had no set seating.”
Highlights and hitches
The highlights of the day for both Ashlee and Nathan were seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. Said Ashlee, “Nathan bravely held his tears in when he saw his bride had no tears in her eyes.”
Another special moment for Ashlee was having both her mum and dad walk her down the aisle.
Although, as is often the case the day did not go exactly to plan. Said Ashlee, “There were a few hitches. The first big one was when the boys made the bold move to hold the ceremony outside in between rain showers. Halfway through our ceremony I had acquired an umbrella from someone, only to hit our beautiful celebrant with it when a big gust of wind nearly took it out of my hands! We hastily packed up and moved the ceremony inside the venue. So another highlight was walking down the aisle twice in one day!”
“Another hitch on the day was a particular dance move which ended with a broken leg and an ambulance attending to take our guest away. All recovered now!” Ashlee added.
“Even with the few major hitches, plus a few minor ones, it was a great day – certainly one we will never forget,” she said.
For more details on Ashlee and Nathan’s beautiful Tasmanian wedding, pick up a copy of Bride Tasmania Magazine from your newsagent…