At midday on a beautiful autumn day, in what was an unexpected twist to their wedding, Danielle Miners and Angus Lamb were married amid COVID-19 restrictions on April 11, Easter Saturday, at home with three people in attendance.
The couple had been planning their wedding for some time with a bridal party of 10 in total and their children, friends and family joining them for the event, however the coronavirus restrictions put paid to those arrangements.
Danielle is the daughter of Brian and Tanya Miners of Moss Vale and Angus is the son of Charmaine Lamb and the late Michael Smith of Narrabri.
Danielle was attended by her good friend Kierren Kelly and Angus’ best, and only, man was his cousin Darren Mason.
Kierren and Darren are also partners which made their roles as the only witnesses even more special.
Originally Danielle’s brother was going to be an attendant however due to the restrictions couldn’t travel.
Danielle looked glamorous in a traditional white, satin empire line gown with embroidery detail and shoestring shoulder straps.
A floor-length veil and sparkling high heels completed the outfit with Danielle carrying a bouquet of mauve and white roses.
The groom and his best man wore black trousers, white shirts and purple ties and Kierren’s multi wrap dress in shades of purple toned in beautifully with the wedding party’s colour theme.
“I wore exactly what I would have worn had the wedding been held as originally planned, nothing was different. I was going all out whether it was just the five of us or not,” said the radiant bride.
“It was touch and go but in the end we said let’s just do it! So we had our wedding at Angus’ home in Nandewar Street and Angus said it was just what he wanted anyway.”
The celebrant and fifth person at the ceremony was Tricia Hadley who played a vital role on the day, not only performing the essential formalities but also making the couple’s day a significant one with the support and expertise she brought to the occasion.
Danielle and Angus have postponed their honeymoon until the restrictions have lifted.
They hope to be able to enjoy their favourite past-time of fishing and camping at Copeton Dam or somewhere on the Murray River.
The couple have made their home in Narrabri and are planning a renewal of their vows and a bigger celebration in the future.