Real Weddings

Just Married: Toni + Tony


We wholeheartedly love seeing animals at weddings (and we’ve noticed a lot of them recently!), but this couple’s nuptials really caught our attention thanks to one special guest. For globe-trotting sweethearts Toni and Tony (no, that’s not a typo), they just couldn’t tie the knot without their beloved brown bull named – wait for it – Elizabeth. “We’ve raised him for the last six years and he’s brought so much happiness to our lives,” says Toni. “When Tony proposed while we were camping in Antarctica, we knew one thing was missing. We decided then and there that we had to get married where Elizabeth could be with us.”

Choosing a venue became simple then, with the two opting for a laid-back celebration on their Fairney View property. Asking guests to dress comfortably and to wear sensible shoes, Toni did the same when she walked down the aisle on the big day. “The best decision I made was choosing not to wear a dress,” she says. “In my custom-made pants-and-bodice ensemble I felt comfortable, relaxed and 100% like me!”

Saying “I do” surrounded by loved ones (including Elizabeth and the couple’s dog Toby), Toni and Tony partied the night away with wood-fired pizzas, an ice cream truck and one impressive bonfire. “Our wedding had a relaxed ‘party in the paddock’ feel, with some guests even bringing their caravans and pitching tents to stay the night,” says Toni. “We drank, we danced and enjoyed a night under the stars.”

Funniest moment of the day? “One of the guests surprised us with a fully edible wedding piñata cake. We donned blindfolds and smashed it to oblivion – our guests didn’t hold back on diving in to eat its contents!”

Most special memory from the day? “Tony found it hard to contain his emotions as I walked down the aisle and it’s an image I will never forget. It set off a chain reaction among our guests and soon the waterworks were well and truly flowing!”

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BRIDE’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK: Dress: Hilde Heim Designer Bridal Couture // Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Clark // Flowers: Kate Dawes Flower Design // Ceremony & Reception: The couple’s private property // Cake: Cake That! // Photography: Evernew Studio //

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