The Barker Wedding

by Louise Manning

January 7th 2021

We first met Kieran and Nicole in 2019, dreaming of a beautiful August wedding at Wandin Estate. From top to toe we helped them sort every detail to plan their Hunter Valley wedding, connecting them with a line-up of amazing local suppliers we knew would be perfect.

Like so many couples, their dreams were dashed by the pandemic. We quickly set about postponing to a new date and the countdown restarted for the young couple. On a stormy day in the Hunter Valley, lovebirds Kieran and Nicole finally tied the knot after a very long and anxious wait.

Nicole looked stunning with glamorous hair and makeup by Nicole Copland and shimmering gown from Kel-Leigh Couture. She walked down the aisle arm in arm with her beautiful Mother, with a touching locket and picture of Dad tucked into her bouquet. Kieran waited anxiously at the end of the alter in a dashing suit from SK Men. Flowers adorned the altar, skilfully designed by Ivy Lane Florists. That Altar Guy – Jeremy – sealed the deal, the couple exchanged rings from Michael Hill and they were finally married!

The testing weather held out and I MC’d for a night of fun at Wandin Estate Cricket Pavilion – with Government restrictions on dancing lifted just a few days earlier. Of course, Nutbush City Limits got a good spin and was a huge hit (thanks to Dynamic DJs!) The couple got almost a perfect score on the Shoe Game, making them both winners as they know each other so completely. This shone through in their choreographed first dance, with a little help from Your First Dance Co.  

The fun continued with a photobooth from OMG Booths and guests dancing the night away by the giant ‘LOVE’ letters from Love Glows. Mel Rose Cakes outdid herself again with an elegant and delicious wedding cake. The whole night was captured by Bryce Noone Photography so the couple can look back on the day they waited so long for, forever.  

We loved planning Kieran and Nicole’s special day and are so glad we got to see them finally tie the knot. Seeing so much love in the room and hearing the heartfelt speeches from Nicole’s Mother and her Maid of Honour was so touching. We wish them all the luck in the future.

The Line-Up