Danni + Sam


In the midst of a scorching 40-degree day at the picturesque Waratah Wedding and Function Venue in Huntly, Danni and Sam embarked on their dream day, that would weave warmth, beauty, and love into the core memories of their favourite day, with all their favourite people. Styled to perfection by Judah Rose, their native-themed setup with neutral hues complemented the stunning gardens of Waratah. The ceremony unfolded in absolute beauty, with only a few raindrops teasing the air right before Danni walked down the aisle! opting for the relaxed vibe, our lovebirds opted for a cocktail reception, where formalities melted away, shoes were kicked off, and the night transformed into a festival, dancing under the stars.

How did they meet?

Ahhh the serendipity.

Danni and Sam’s love story began in 2016 when Sam was working at Aussie Disposals. Danni, gearing up for an army-themed pub crawl, walked in to buy a few essentials. Little did she know, this ordinary shopping trip would unfold into a beautiful chapter of her life. The following week, fate intervened as Sam walked into Danni’s workplace. As it turns out, he was starting work there that very week! They shared a few coffees, and their paths continued to cross, both intentionally and by chance, with encounters in town after some drinks. And so, from army-themed pub crawls to chance meetings, their story began to unfold.

The proposal story.

After a day filled with adventure in the sun-soaked beauty of Queensland, Sam had a delightful surprise planned—an intimate picnic on the beach. Blissfully unaware, Danni and Sam settled onto the sandy shores, sharing a cheese platter and a few drinks.

In a spontaneous moment, Sam suggested taking a photo, but little did Danni know, his plan was now in motion. Sam approached a couple nearby, seeking their help to capture the magic on video as he got down on one knee and asked the question that would change their lives forever!

Fav part of the day?

One of the absolute highlights for Danni was when she and Sam snuck away for a little alone time. They found a quiet spot to sit, just the two of them, and chatted about the wedding, their mornings, and shared a good laugh about some of the funny moments from earlier in the day. It was like this perfect little bubble of newlywed bliss.

And, oh boy, the dance floor! Everyone was in full swing, shoes kicked off, and the energy was just incredible. Danni remembers looking around and thinking, “Wow, everyone looks so darn happy and like they’re having the time of their lives!” It was one of those moments that make your heart swell with joy, seeing all your favorite people celebrating together.

Advice for couples planning their wedding.

” Enjoy every moment you can through out your wedding day!!! The day/night goes by so quickly so try and take in every little moment, and try to take some time out of your night to spend with your partner! Don’t stress the small details, everything comes together on the day and all of your vendors will help support you the whole way!”

How did Culture Hitch help?

“Yes! I was constantly lurking culture hitch social media to get inspo! And also to get some ideas and reviews on vendors to go with, I was looking at culture hitch Instagram nearly every day ”


Music.To.Our.Ears (Eyes?)

Tell us about your vendors!

“All of our vendors were AMAZING!!! They all were so helpful throughout the whole process, there were so many times where I had questions or was just needing some advice and they were all so, so supportive, and no question was ever too silly to ask!”


Photographer |

Edan Coombs Photography

Videographer |

Florist |

Ceremony Venue |

Waratah Weddings

Reception Venue |

Waratah Weddings

Bridal Apparel |

Made with Love Bridal

Bridesmaid Apparel |

Billy J Boutique

Grooms Apparel |

Calvin Klein

Groomsmen Apparel |

Calvin Klein

Hair Styling |

Bridget Sens hair

Make Up Artistry |

Glow beauty Bendigo

Makeup by Ky

Rings/Jewellery |

Ayla and oak and  JM Leech jewellers

Caterer/s |

Janine Lakey

Wedding Cake |

Janine Lakey

Stationery/Signage |

Entertainment |

Mikala McNeil Music

Tom Schofield DJ

Hire Items |

Celebrant/Officiant |

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