COOL COUNTRY RETRO WEDDING // ADENA & DEAN // Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre

As FEATURED on “The Wedding Playbook” (link below)

Both having an obsession with all things retro this gorgeous pair fit together like parties & Tupperware and their incredible wedding certainly had all the ingredients to match their colourful personalities.  The ceremony and reception both held at the gorgeous Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre made for a very relaxed wedding day.  Containing everything a wedding needs in one location from beautiful country scenery, an enchanted forest, an adorable and placid horse called Moses (thank you Rachel for sharing him you are a gem), right through to an amazing big old barn decked out with huge round hay bales, beautifully decorated by Buzzing Events; plenty of delicious pizzas to go around catered for by Jungle Oven Woodfired Pizzas; and topped off with a decadent cake creation by Tome.  And as if all of that wasn’t exciting enough after some funny and emotional speeches beautiful and talented bride Adena finished off her speech with a love song to her new man.  This wedding had everything covered, their own retro cars; a huge bonfire for those who wanted to chillax;  and for those who wanted to party, well back at the barn The Rockin Revolvers sure kept the atmosphere alive, even including their friend and didgeridoo player to add to the cool Australian feel.  An incredible wedding through and through.  Thank you A&D for choosing us to be apart of your epic wedding day.  We absolutely loved it!

Please scroll down for some words from the bride and groom themselves 🙂…

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Wedding Suppliers:  Venue: Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre – Hair/Makeup: Pura Vida Hair – Flowers: Ginger Lily Rose Floral Design – Dress: – Shoes: Converse – Jewellery: – Ring: To Hold and To Have – Suits/Ties: Roger David – Cars: Dale Berends & Groom – Cake: Tome – Horse: just_rach86 – Decorators: Buzzing Events – Caterers: Jungle Oven Catering


How we met:  We met at a Jehovah’s Witness convention. The funniest part was that we were both secretly staring at one another (we found this out later on) we got on straight away and there was this unexplainable pull to each other.

What we love most about each other:  Adena says “I love how creative and intelligent he is. He has the most incredible mind, whether it be working on his cars and bikes, his outlook on life, or his creativity to build new things. But mostly the person he brings out in me. I love who I am around him, he constantly encourages me to do my best and be the best version of myself.  //  Dean says “Adena is the most kind and caring person and always goes out of her way to cheer people up. She has a creative mind and is never afraid to get her hands dirty. Oh and she is incredibly gorgeous. She never fails to put a smile on my face.”

Funniest/most memorable part of the wedding:  Adena’s – “When I stepped out of the Cadillac and saw the look on Dean’s face. It was how I had always wanted someone to look at me and I will never forget that. The happiness and excitement we both could not hold in for this new adventure we were beginning together as husband and wife.  //  Dean’s – “When Adena got up to dance with all the kids during dinner because her favourite song Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash came on and she told me she had to go dance. So technically her first dance was with the children. I loved this because of the smile on her face and how happy it made her as well as everyone else there. The kids loved it too and got everyone else dancing after that including our grandmas.”

To see A&D’s Retro Engagement Shoot please follow this link:

Amanda and Mike, we could not recommend these two love birds enough! Whether it be helping you calm your nerves in the morning or acting out poses together, they were SUPERSTARS on our wedding day. We are IN-LOVE WITH OUR PHOTOS and at the end of the day our memories and these photos are what we have to remember the day by. They CAPTURED OUR LOVE for each other and the fun and happiness of the day so PERFECTLY. They made it all so fun!

If I could give Dream Bella Photography 6 STARS I would!  The most beautiful fun photographers both myself and my partner have worked with.  We dreamed of photos like our engagement shoot ones but these were so much better!  Could not wait to shoot our wedding photos with them 😊 Would never think twice about recommending Amanda to anyone, there’s no going back after how professional she is but at the same time so helpful!