Surprise! That time Mr and Mrs Manton got married, without y'all knowing!

On the 18th November just gone, Alisa Russell and Dylan Manton tied the knot in a totally under-cover, low-key, family ceremony at their home in Narrabri.

Those who rocked up for their ‘’engagement party’’ later that evening were, of course, beyond ecstatic when the newlyweds announced they’d already said ‘I do’ …

(Such an eminently sensible way to do things, I reckon!)

Those of you who live locally will know Lis from Café 123 in the centre of town, where I most definitely have been rescued from a hungry belly and a warm smile and chat on countless occasions!

Despite Narrabri putting on a rainy morning – we were really fortunate that by late afternoon, we had dramatic skies only, along with a few puddles.  All of which is about 100% better than this time last year when it was already high 30’s.

It was lovely to see so many familiar faces celebrating Alisa and Dylan’s joy.

You’ll see that Alisa’s children Ava and Eli totally steal the show, as do many of the kids, along the way. They’re all pretty darned cute.

Lis: I definitely was inspired by your casual wedding day and your infinitely awesome ‘onesie’ and great hair.  And how perfectly laid-back and chilled and happy you were! Thank you!

Dylan: I had never met you prior to this – but I saw very quickly that you completely and utterly adore this woman with your entire heart and soul – and it was a real honour and joy to see that.

I wish you both a life of love, happiness, and health.

Enjoy a scroll through the day as it happened.

Shan x

PS: For those wanting anty copies of any of the images - the finalised edits will go to Alisa &  Dylan - so have a chat with them if you’d like any copies. 

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About

''Shanna K Whan is a Narrabri-based photographer, and the pioneer behind documentary-styled imagery who's been telling stories through her lens and her heart for a decade. Her passion is for rural people, their children, and their pets. Her work has been published internationally and nationally. Long ago she established herself as the industry leader and marker for this natural style, and her business thrives on word-of-mouth and reputation alone for her ability to immerse herself into the lives of those she photographs and falls in love with along the way.'' - for more about Shan, visit www.shannakwhan.com

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