Cameron Downing and Kirsty Meinhardt-Jensen travelled from NSW to be married on Cameron's parents' property outside Calliope on Sunday 24th April.
Cameron Downing and Kirsty Meinhardt-Jensen travelled from NSW to be married on Cameron's parents' property outside Calliope on Sunday 24th April. Emily Eborn Photography

WEDDING FILES: A match written in the stars

IT WAS a starry night on a Calliope farm when Cameron and Kirsty had their first dance as a married couple.

The small and intimate wedding among 25 of their closest friends and family was a quiet affair, held on a property that has been in Cameron's family for more than 50 years.

But that was exactly what the couple, who describe themselves as "relaxed", wanted.

Cameron Downing and Kirsty Meinhardt-Jensen travelled from NSW to be married on Cameron's parents' property outside Calliope on Sunday 24th April.
Cameron Downing and Kirsty Meinhardt-Jensen travelled from NSW to be married on Cameron's parents' property outside Calliope on Sunday 24th April. Emily Eborn Photography

"We just made sure there was plenty of food and wine," Kirsty said.

The pair had been dating for four years and although Kirsty is only 25, she said she was ready to tie the knot.

"We've known for a long time that we would spend the rest of our lives together, and getting married was just the last step.

"I couldn't imagine my life without him.

"The whole day was really us. I'm glad we didn't succumb to the general pressures of having a big wedding and spending lots of money."

Shopping for a wedding dress was no drama either, with Kirsty buying her frock from an online store where brides re-sell their dress from the big day.

The newlyweds did splash out on the honeymoon of a lifetime, however, at remote resort Berkeley River Lodge in the Kimberleys, Northern Territory.

"It was the trip of a lifetime," Kirsty said.

"We did heaps of hiking, swimming in rock pools, met a few different people and ate of lot of great food.

"It's always been on the bucket list to go there and having a honey-moon was a good excuse to do it."



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