A Mid West bride is easygoing but she knows what she wants. She loves where she lives and wants to use the stunning surroundings for her big day. She wants to have a good time with her family and friends. She is creative and innovative. Mid West brides are pretty amazing.
If your big day is coming up soon and you’re stuck for ideas of locations and scenery around Geraldton and the Mid West for photos, these beautiful local brides are here to help.
Their beautiful farm in Minnenooka proved to be the perfect location for Kat’s Winter wedding last year. Even though it rained, they had a fantastic day surrounded by friends and family, with their reception held at the Geraldton Surf Club. Wedding photos were taken around the farm, with the overcast weather providing a perfect backdrop for their stunning memories.
‘The local scenery made our day magical- the memories and photos will last forever.’
Elly married Chris in the serenity of the Queens Park Theatre gardens, with a reception that followed at Posh. They had photos taken on the Geraldton Foreshore at night time, at the Bluff Point church arches and on the Old Moonyoonooka Bridge.
‘The best thing about being a Mid West bride is the diversity in backdrops for your photos. Do your research to find the ideal location and do it your way, not how you think people would want it done, it’s your day.’
Kara got married in Dongara, with her ceremony on the Dongara Foreshore and her reception at the Fisherman’s Hall, with the beautiful sunset in the background. She chose the famous Moreton Bay Fig Trees as a location for her photos.
‘Choose a spot that means everything to you and where you know you will have many more memories in the future.’
Skye and her husband are coming up to their first wedding anniversary. They had their ceremony and reception at Nukara, with stunning photos to cherish all taken at the farm and the old Chapman Valley Winery, which is now Burnt Barrel.
‘Over the years we have watched Donna and Phil turn Nukara into what it is today, this amazing place filled with love, laughter and soulfulness.’
Jess and Kelvin were married earlier this year. They were both new to Geraldton and decided to elope to the spectacular Abrolhos Islands with their three children there to watch their special day. They surprised family and friends in the afternoon with the exciting news. Jess found Geraldton Air Charters faultless in helping them out with their nuptials, even decorating the shelter with flowers from their own garden!
‘The best thing about being a Mid West bride is the wonderful, friendly people you meet. The beautiful region we live in sure makes it hard to choose a specific location to get married!’
The weather did nothing to dampen Megan and Nathan’s spirits when they said their ‘I do’s’ at Daisy Downs, in Greenough, with their reception of 125 people held at POSH. They chose the beautiful gardens of their ceremony for photos, with others shot at Devlin Pool and various paddocks outside of town.
‘Don’t sweat the small stuff, in the end it’s a minor detail. If at the end of it you’re married, then that’s the main thing. Enjoy the day, because it goes seriously quick!’
For Kimberley and her husband, a small intimate ceremony in Seminyak, Bali was exactly what they were after. She planned her entire wedding over there by email and was pleasantly surprised when everything ran smoothly on the day. Back in Geraldton, they held a reception at Salt Dish, with 70 of their closest family and friends. Their photos were taken on the Marina at night time, at the Mantra Hotel and at the restaurant.
‘We have amazing, unique local businesses and venues that can help put together the perfect day. Salt Dish was perfect, we loved the intimate, relaxed setting with rustic décor that matched our style and a beautiful garden where guests could be entertained by ‘Me and the Missus,’ as well as amazing food and service.’
Lavender Valley Farm was the perfect setting for Melissa and her husband to tie the knot. They had an intimate ceremony with 17 of their family and best friends, followed by an afternoon tea. The purple lavenders provided a breathtaking backdrop for their photos.
‘Trust in your suppliers. Everyone I’ve dealt with or seen the work of has so much experience and vision and can find a way to help with practically any request!’
After twelve years together and two children later, Valentine’s Day, 2015 was the day Rochelle and her husband recited their vows to each other on the Esplanade Boardwalk at the Geraldton foreshore. Their two young ones even led the way down the aisle in a motorised mini car, which she said was definitely a highlight of her big day. They chose to have their location photos on the boardwalk, at the Old Library and in the park across the road from KFC.
‘Smile, hold your head high, go with the flow and use lots of hairspray!’
Row was married at a place very special to her family, the veranda of their homestead built in 1927 on the farm that has been in the Rob family since 1901. They had photos around the property and a reception of 114 guests at the Kalbarri Golf Club. The chose Kalbarri so friends and family could enjoy a mini vacation with swimming, barbecues and beautiful beaches.
‘Be humble and remember what’s really important to you.’
That good time country feel was the theme for Samantha and Glen’s wedding in Yetna, Chapman Valley. 80 of their closest family and friends celebrated afterwards at the Golden Pond Retreat, in Moonyoonooka. They incorporated the stunning backdrop of the ranges in their location photos which were shot across the road from Mills Lookout and along the Chapman River.
‘We chose Golden Pond Retreat because it had the country feel that we were going for. It was very much Glen and I.’
Chelsea and Mark had their ceremony at St Peter’s Church at Greenough Hamlet, followed by a reception with family and friends at the Wintersun Hotel. Mark spent 8 years doing up an LH Torana, which was licensed 4 weeks before the wedding, making it a very special wedding car. They had their location photos at the Church, the Greenough Hamlet and on the Marina.
‘The best part was seeing my husband wipe a tear away as I walked down the aisle.’
Getting married in the Mid West doesn’t mean there are minimal choices when it comes to your wedding day. There are many fantastic local vendors, plus a great range of choices for ceremony and reception locations. Where else can you get photos done overlooking beautiful ranges, or in the rustic bushland, right next to the beach? Mid West brides can have it all, they just need to know where to look.