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REAL WEDDING: Samantha + Brent – Kimo Estate
There’s a lot to love about Samantha and Brent’s wedding at Kimo Estate – a unique NSW country wedding venue that boasts a 115-year-old shed, 7,000 acres of breathtaking scenery and eco-friendly accommodation.
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Words by Karina Lowndes
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There’s a lot to love about Samantha and Brent’s wedding at Kimo Estate, a unique NSW country wedding venue that boasts a 115-year-old shed, 7,000 acres of breathtaking scenery and eco-friendly accommodation.

Can we just take a quick moment to go back to the 7,000 acre part? That’s 28 square kilometres. That’s bigger than entire cities.

Running with the already rustic vibe of Kimo Estate, Sam and Brent kept things simple, adding just a few DIY touches to transform the space into an intimate setting for their nearest and dearest.

Sam, tell us about how you met and the proposal?

Brent and I met at work, on a construction site. As for the proposal, Brent came home and told me to get ready to go fishing. We went to his favourite fishing spot that involves a 45 minute walk and usually no luxuries (I usually sit on a rock with a blanket and book whilst he fishes). I didn’t suspect a thing.

We got to the spot, set up the fishing rods and he starts to get the area ready with a picnic blanket and fire. For dinner he had organised Belluci’s, (my favourite) as the sun was going down he says to me, “I bought you some earrings today but the box looks like a ring box and I didn’t want you to think it meant something else”.

I thought, okay that’s fair, and assumed he left them at home and he says, “I’ve got them here. Would you like them now?”.

“Sure”, I said. The box was wood – I looked at it and thought yeah, it does look like a ring box… then Brent told me to open it. Inside was obviously a ring not earrings. Not wanting to jump the gun I asked Brent if it was a ‘commitment ring’. He laughed at me and asked if I’d marry him (while lying on his side, casual as usual).

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Did you tackle any DIY projects for the day? 

We made our own invites, name place cards and holders, decorations for the tables, small gifts for guests, my veil, my corsage, the table seating board, menus, ‘words of wisdom or congrats to the married couple’ cards, flower girl bouquets and page boy sign.

And what about a theme or vibe for your wedding?

Country, rustic, whites and greenery.

What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?

Enjoy the process, delegate as much as you can to other people, and when the day comes there is nothing more you can do so don’t stress the small things!

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What does marriage mean to you?

Becoming a family and committing to each other with our closest friends and family.

Ceremony song?

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri.

First dance song?

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Haley Reinhart.

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CREDITS: Photos Corinna & Dylan // Flowers Scooter Flowers // Ceremony and reception Kimo Estate // Catering Pip & Lou // Bridal gown Rosey’s Bridal Warehouse  Groom’s suit Sam Catanzariti  // Makeup Bonnie Morgan Makeup // Hair Ellie Harmer Hairdressing & Makeup Artistry // Music Liam Dalby // Celebrant Marg Roles

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