Donnelly River Village is truly unique and located deep in the heart of the South West.
It’s a magical place nestled under giant Karri Trees. Arriving at the village is like stepping back in time, there are no TVs, phones or internet – just some friendly resident wildlife and a billion stars twinkling overhead at night to keep you company.
The Bride and Groom hired out the entire village to accommodate their family and friends for their wedding weekend. The Brides family stayed in the beautiful Old Boarding House and the Groom’s family took over Loco Cottage.
The wedding itself was steeped in many Dutch and Scottish traditions, along with some Māori and Noongar touches. Friday evening started with a BBQ and Welcome to Country by Joey Williams from Poornarti.
Saturday, wedding day! The wedding ceremony was held under a beautiful giant Karri Tree in the nearby forest. The guests were greeted by a piper on arrival and sat on hay bales which had already been nibbled on by some friendly kangaroos.
The reception was held at the original Workers Club with food trucks set up in the old tennis courts. The amazing sounds of the Two Cent Professionals keeping the dance floor filled till the early hours of the morning.
Venue : Donnelly River Village
Celebrant : Joan Strikwerda-Brown
Welcome to Country : Poornarti
Make Up Artist : Allure Beauty
Band : Two Cent Professionals