{Daniel and Ashleigh

Daniel and Ashleigh live down the road from Yatahlia Manor. They often went past, peeking through the iron gates and admiring the estate. When Daniel popped the question and asked Ashleigh for her hand in marriage they started thinking about where they could have their wedding ceremony. With their reception at the National Wine Centre they wanted somewhere that wasn’t too much travel into the city. It’s then they had the brave idea of writing to the owners of Yatahlia and basically getting on bended knees, but on paper, to ask if it would be possible to have their wedding ceremony on the lawns of the estate. Little did they know that Gary and Lorelie are the sweetest of couples and were delighted Daniel and Ash asked. They went over for a chat that same day, and the deal sealed!
Yatahlia Manor is on 7 acres of beautifully landscaped land. This hasn’t come without a load of hard work. Many, many hours of labour by Gary and Lorelie and a team of workers. Once a council dumping ground and a pottery factory, it’s now a little bit of paradise for Gary and Lorelie and family and a place to stay or grounds to hire for intimate wedding ceremonies.
Married by the large duck pond, the lovely Daniel and Ashleigh committed their lives to each other, then enjoyed afternoon tea with family and friends on the lawns under the shade of a large gum tree.
Photos were taken with Jeremiah and Cali, the resident miniature donkeys and even feathered friends made it into some shots!
As a complete surprise, Daniel and Ashleigh had gone to dance school together to practise a beautiful routine that was delivered to perfection! They were unbelievably good! We had a little practise at Yatahlia Manor before leaving for the National Wine Centre.
Yatahlia is new to the wedding world, but a magic place for an intimate wedding. Nothing was too much trouble. The bride and her party slept at the venue the night before, and all her preparation happened at the venue. Breakfast and morning tea was provided. Everything immaculately presented, we had access to almost the whole estate for any photos we wanted. Gary and Lorelie make for perfect hosts!

The letter to Gary and Lorelie!
Getting ready at Yatahlia Manor
Ash made this biscuits with the help of her family
Watching all the guests arrive from a lounge area, before walking down the aisle
Wedding Ceremony at Yatahlia Manor
The beloved pooches just dropped in to say hello and get a photo with Dad and Mum!
A few minutes taken to relax in the pool room and bar
The lovely Gary and Lorelie
National Wine Centre for the wedding reception
Caught a few moments before dinner to take some photos in the grounds of the National Wine Centre
How sweet are these two!

Ceremony and pre-wedding venue: Yatahlia Manor
Videographer: Mitchelson Films
Reception: National Wine Centre
Hair: Melissa Ann Hair Studio
Makeup: Makeup by Jade Gaskin
Celebrant: Bel Nation Celebrant
Photographers: Verity Edgecombe Photography