After both Kristi and Darren had been going on separate family holidays to Streaky Bay for over fifteen years, the pair finally crossed paths at the Streaky Bay Hotel and the rest was history.
After being together for four years, Darren popped the question at their favourite beach near Streaky Bay, a spot that holds sentimental value for them both.
Kristi Wandner and Darren Nietschke of Ebenezer, tied the knot at Neukirch Church and enjoyed their reception on a private property in Ebenezer.
This isn’t just any private property however, but somewhere close to the bride and grooms heart.
“We held our reception in a clear marquee on the property where we plan to build a house,” Kristi said.
Neukirch Church is quaint with a traditional feeling, helping create a wonderful atmosphere and a magical moment in a historical building like no other.
For the big day, Kristi wore a white gown from Made with Love, with beautiful detailing and a v-neck cut in the front.
Kristi’s bridesmaids flourished in varied black dresses to contrast the bride in white.
Darren wore a tailored suit designed by Beg Your Pardon, with a grey suit jacket perfectly accompanying Kristi’s gown.
The groom entourage wore black and white outfits, with ties and suspenders, further matching the bridal party.
“We weren’t aiming for a theme as such, we just wanted something that was elegant and that complimented the beautiful gum trees on the property, as they were the backdrop in the clear marquee,” Kristi said.
The day turned out exactly how they thought, going super quick but without fault.
“We really loved how everything turned out and the day overall was perfect, we were incredibly fortunate with the weather,” said Kristi.
“We keep reflecting on it and thinking that it just went so quickly!”
The newly-wed couple have a one year old son, Lewis, and are looking forward to their 2023 New Zealand honeymoon.
We did our own!
Chocolate mud cake, made by Michelle Hoffmann