Cutting horse show leads to love

Jackie and Jack Johnston tie the knot at Wallabadah

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Jackie and Jack Johnston tie the knot at Wallabadah, NSW.


A shared love of horses brought Jackie and Jack Johnston together, so it is little wonder the pair chose to feature them in their wedding.

The couple tied the knot on March 9 in a ceremony at Wallabadah, 10 minutes from Tamworth.

The bride described as "a wonderful, magical day and night".

"Jack and I met through going to cutting horse shows," Jackie said.

"I'm a country girl born and bred, and I love horses, so our wedding had to involve them in some way."

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The marriage was witnessed by 85 guests, with the reception taking place at Graze at the Willow Tree Inn.

Jack's best man was John Mitchell, and his groomsmen were Mark Johnston and Brodie Nankivell.

While Jackie's maid of honour was Madeline Kelaher, and her bridesmaids were Emily Mcphillips and Katie Quirk.

"The best part of the wedding was absolutely marrying my best friend," Jackie said.

The couple was blessed with perfect weather, and when they headed to have the photographs taken following the ceremony, a huge storm began to envelop the bridal party.

"When we went for photos that was awesome fun, and the storm was just amazing," Jackie said.

"It circled around us, waited for us to get all the amazing photos, then just as we packed up it started to pour rain!

"We ended up with 32 millimetres of rain that night."

The engaged couple enjoyed an early honeymoon in Weatherford, Texas, in late 2018, before heading down the coast to spend a week at Mollymook after the wedding.

Floristry:Seaholly flowers

Hair and makeup:Runway Tamworth

Photographer:Hickorwee Photography by Tianna Barratt

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