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Priscilla and Jacob met in their primary school sandpit

Priscilla's family had just moved from country Victoria to Queensland and it was her first day at a new school...
"The girl that was assigned to show me around before class grabbed me by the hand and dragged me down to the playground to introduce me to the boys - it was her priority, not mine!" remembers Priscilla. "She raved about Jacob the whole way saying he was the cutest and most popular boy. We were ankle deep in sand when she introduced us; he said hello and then kept running around playing. Instant crush!" It wasn't until more than a decade later that Priscilla and Jacob met up again, which was then followed by a long-distance relationship, a proposal in a gondola above the mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand, and the birth of their two daughters. 

Priscilla and Jacob tied the knot at Henderson Park Farm Retreat in Barmoya, Queensland, close to their hometowns. The couple swapped their vows on a pontoon overlooking Hedlow Creek and made sure to include their daughters, plus their nieces and nephews, in the ceremony. "There was a moment during our first kiss when I heard my daughter say from the front row, 'Oh my goodness', and as I turned to look she had her hand over her mouth giggling," Priscilla says. "It was adorable and captured by the photographer."

The service was backed up with post-ceremony drinks and cocktails, before the newlyweds and guests moved into the reception space. For his speech, one of the groomsmen interviewed the bride and groom, then wrote his own take on a bush poem on the back of a beer carton. "The poem told the tale of our early beginnings at primary school to our reconnect and engagement in rhyming prose," explains the bride. "He declared before the big day that his masterpiece would get a giggle and bring a tear - suffice to say everyone underestimated the concreter/groomsman!"

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SUPPLIERS Bride's dress Darb Bridal Couture // Bridesmaids' dresses River Island // Groom and groomsmen's suits Swarv Menswear // Ceremony and reception Henderson Park Farm Retreat // Catering Lickety Fingers // Flowers Tall Pines // Cake Cakes of Distinction // Photography Image Couture by Lynch Allsop Designs 

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