Photography: Hails & Shine

22 NOVEMBER 2014

Megan Osborn and Ryan McManus stumbled on their wedding venue by chance, but immediately knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot.
The funloving Belmont pair, who met in their early years at Belmont High School, ventured to Moriac for a day of berry picking, but couldn’t get in to Raven’s Creek Farm because it was closed. But, even from behind the gates, they knew it was something special.
“It was just what we were after – even from only looking from the road,” Megan remembers.
They said their vows in a stunning spring ceremony with 130 of their nearest and dearest
watching on.
“Our day was filled with so much fun – having all our friends and family there was the highlight,” says Megan, who said yes when Ryan proposed during a romantic getaway in Port Douglas.
“I know it sounds cliché but wherever they are Ryan and I are the happiest.”
Megan was a beautiful bride in a gorgeous strapless gown by Raffaele Ciuca – a dress she had already decided on prior to her engagement.
“I saw it online long before I was ever engaged and I loved it,” she says, smiling.
“It was the second dress I tried on, and that’s only because another lady had it on when I walked into the boutique.”
Looking back on her special day, Megan’s advice for brides-to-be is to relax, have fun and enjoy the day.
“All that matters is you are marrying the person you love and your friends and family are there to share those special moments with you,” she says




Reception: Ravens Creek Farm
Catering: Steampocket, Pizza Be With You, Paella Pan
Photography: Hails & Shine
Wedding stylist/planner: Soiree Darling
Gown: Raffaele Ciuca
Shoes: Jo Mercer
Headwear: All About The Business Millinery
Hair: Blush Makeup Artistry
Make-up: Blush Makeup Artistry
Cake: Sweet Designs by Claire
Flowers: Bellarose Belmont and
DIY by bride and maid of honour
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ASOS, Zimmermann,
Finders Keepers, Myer
Suits: Roger David
Rings: All Diamonds
Transport: Friend’s cars
Entertainment: Abe Anderson + Geelong Entertainment Services
Stationery: Pretty in Paper
Celebrant: Leanne Duffy
Prop hire: Memphis Hire, Soiree darling, Occasions Party Hire
Honeymoon: Europe and Dubai




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Photography: Hails & Shine