This wedding broke a drought.
Well, I’m sure it felt that way to Lucy and Nick! It hadn’t rained for months in Walcha. Then, the day before the wedding, the heavens finally opened much to the delight of the local farmers. Lucy was not that thrilled, considering her sculptor father had made not only an amazing outdoor chapel on the family farm, but also a marquee just for the wedding. The farm turned to mud the day before the wedding, and the rehearsal of the ceremony was washed out with a downpour!
All was not lost. Though the rain was steady the morning of the wedding, it cleared a little right when the ceremony was taking place and didn’t start again until we were safely in the marquee for the reception.
What a wedding though! The family farm is truly extraordinary – Lucy’s family are all creatives. Her mum is an artist and her father a sculptor. The farm is literally filled with art! As an ex-art school student myself, I was slightly in heaven and took probably way too many photos! Lucy’s dad had made not only the marquee for the reception, but had also made a wedding night teepee and the toilet facilities – and one of his sculptor friends, Marcus Tatton, made an incredible art bench for guests to sit on. There was a campground next to the old woolshed, with showers and a kitchen. Everything was planned with such amazing attention to detail, that despite the rain the day was seriously awesome.