Heidi and Ryan | Eugowra
When Heidi and Ryan watched their wedding video for the first time, Heidi told us that one of them was crying less than 20 seconds into watching it. We’re pretty certain it was Ryan! That just shows the power of combining audio with great video footage and music. Photography will always be in our hearts, but film really is the king of emotive visual media. When the people you love the most stand in front of all your family and friends and speak about their relationship with you, will you have an audio record of what they said? Will you be able to listen to their words in a few decades time? Will you be able to show your kids or your niece or nephew what their grandparents said on your wedding day?
On the September long weekend we headed out into flooded central NSW, hoping that we would make it to Heidi and Ryan’s wedding alive! We borrowed Lyndon’s dad’s ute and packed it full of supplies in case we got stranded. The floods were due to peak at their worst on Sunday – the wedding day. We couldn’t believe our luck when the sun came out just before the ceremony, and it stuck around so that we could watch the sunset and dance in their paddock under the stars.
How’s this for tradition – Heidi and Ryan were married in the same church where Heidi’s parents were married in 1989. Their marriage was officiated by Father Garry McKeown, who married Ryan’s parents in Mudgee in 1985. Their wedding was all about getting together with family and friends, so it made perfect sense to hold the reception on Heidi’s family property Round Range. Heidi’s dress was handmade by Ryan’s mum with ivory silk satin and beaded lace, and Ryan’s dad brewed a Mudgee Brewing Co special beer labeled Hoppily Ever After.