Isabelle, a nurse who grew up in Quirindi, and Scott, a Construction Manager from Narrabri, first met in highschool. However, it wasn’t until they connected at a 21st party many years later that love bloomed.

The couple lived and worked in busy Sydney, before relocating to home in Orange. With Isabelle drawn to Scott’s can-do attitude and sense of humour, Scott is in awe of Isabelle’s culinary skills.

In April 2019, the couple booked a trip to Kangaroo Island, planning to visit the usual tourist hotspots and natural beauty of the Island.

“Unbeknownst to me, Scott had been recommended a secluded beach on the north side of the Island. We found ourselves a quiet spot on this beach, and as I reached for a glass of wine I turned around to find Scott with a ring! He didn’t have to say much after that!” says Isabelle.

The couple were married on the 25th of July 2020, after changing their plans for an April wedding due to COVID restrictions. “We initially had planned a wedding with 160 of our family and friends. When restrictions eased we were able to adapt and chose to marry in front of our immediate family and bridal party. Our wedding day was black tie, which suited as it was a drizzly winter day,” says Isabelle.

As the men took to clay pigeon shooting, Isabelle and her bridal party enjoyed champagne while having their makeup and hair done by Tamworth business, Runway Hair and Beauty.

The couple were married in the Caroona Croaker Memorial Church, with a reception hosted by Isabelle’s parents on their family farm ‘4D’.

“We were lucky to have excellent vendors who were flexible and worked with us to make our day special,” says Isabelle.

Equipment was supplied by A1 hire, while Pronto Catering provided an intimate dinner, enjoyed in the garden, where Scott had paved a new fire pit especially for the day.

Those who were unable to attend due to COVID restrictions had sent ‘telegrams’ to the happy couple, reminiscent of weddings of old. The night ended with a surprise honeymoon suite.

“Scott had arranged all of the furniture from our bedroom in Orange to be delivered, including an electric blanket, bedside tables and lamps and set it up in our parents’ woolshed,” says Isabelle.

The couple honeymooned at Bannisters, Port Stephens and are hoping to one day visit their original honeymoon destination of Cuba.


venue: The Caroona Croaker Memorial Church, reception followed at parents farm called ‘4D’

caterer & cake: Pronto Catering

equipment hire: A1 Hire

flowers: Designer Bunches

photographer: Rachel Deane, Finishing Image Photography

hair & makeup: Runway

honeymoon: Bannisters at Port Stephens

{words: Meghan Learyphotography: Pip Williams}