Hay! Now that’s wedding fun

Mike KennyMidwest Times
Badgingarra bride Sarah Wilkinson, pictured with groom Michael Huendlings, was delivered to the wedding ceremony in the bucket of her father’s front end loader.
Camera IconBadgingarra bride Sarah Wilkinson, pictured with groom Michael Huendlings, was delivered to the wedding ceremony in the bucket of her father’s front end loader. Credit: Faye Wilkinson

It’s not often that the bride and groom are together before the wedding ceremony to greet guests at the front gate.

That was the case at the marriage of Badgingarra couple Sarah Wilkinson and Michael Huendlings on October 19.

Decorated hay bales mark the gateway to the wedding venue of Badgingarra couple Sarah Wilkinson and Michael Huendlings who were married on October 19.
Camera IconDecorated hay bales mark the gateway to the wedding venue of Badgingarra couple Sarah Wilkinson and Michael Huendlings who were married on October 19. Credit: Faye Wilkinson

They stood side by side at the gate of Rose Cottage as guests drove in. On closer inspection, the pair were actually hay bales disguised as the bride and groom but the likeness was there.

There are not a lot of stretch limousines in Badgingarra so father-of-the-bride Glen Wilkinson delivered the bride and her attendants to the ceremony in a front-end loader bucket. After tipping the girls out, Glen escorted Sarah up the aisle between hay bale seats to the celebrant.

The ceremony was held under a York gum in a paddock.

The tree broke the strong wind and provided shade for guests.

The reception was in a marquee with views to the west and a magnificent sunset at the end of the day. Nine nationalities were present, with several of Michael’s relatives and friends making the trip from Germany.

After dinner, the fun began with speeches, a cake and DJ.

Congratulations to Glen and Nic Wilkinson — it was an amazing effort to organise a farm wedding, right down to luxe loos for the ladies and a drone taking pictures.

It’s a great beginning for Sarah and Michael in Badgingarra.

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