Jade and Will met overseas in Europe on a 29-day Contiki Tour in 2015. Seven years later, they tied the knot in a traditional church ceremony followed by a wild afterparty that left guests wanting more!
The moment William proposed was surreal. Will had organised a dinner at Balmoral Beach. Afterwards, he suggested a walk along the beach which didn’t spark any suspicion. Will had a surprise waiting for Jade around the corner next to the Boathouse. “One moment he is talking to me about work and the next thing I’m getting a nudge to go right and off the path, I noticed all these rose petals all over the ground with fairy lights leading up to this big tree with a sign saying “Marry Me”. I remember having the biggest smile, but also the sense of shock of it happening. The sense of love, happiness and overall joy was consuming,” Jade recalls. We just love a romantic proposal!
“It’s completely different sitting in the pews watching someone get married and the one being married. Time goes by so quickly, that the next thing you know you’re kissing your husband for the first time as husband and wife. Next thing you know, we are driving away from the church with huge cheesy grins on our faces,” Jade told Wedded Wonderland.
The reception was something straight from a fairytale, bringing a sense of awe and magic. The bridal table was the centre attraction (you’ll see why in the photographs)! The memories Jade and Will shared during their wedding will forever be cherished. Seeing everyone up on the dancefloor dancing, laughing and creating memories made their day even more special.
Jade says the most memorable part of their wedding was “sitting at the bridal table to grab a refreshment and taking note of everything around me. To watch my husband laughing and dancing with our friends and family, see people goofing around at the photo booth, hearing laughter in the air and see people with such joy on their faces.”
The couple even had a floral wrapping station at the end of their reception. The ladies love the flowers, and the husbands or boyfriends who weren’t able to bring their partner were in the good books because they brought them a bouquet of flowers. It was a lovely touch to the end of a night.
Advice from the Bride
“The biggest advice I was given for the day was “to take everything in stride and don’t be overcome with everything needing to go to plan”. Oh my goodness, what great advice that was. At the end of the day, it was about Will and I celebrating our love with those who meant the most to us and the little hiccups along the way make for great stories. Who doesn’t enjoy a good pitstop at a pub on the way to the ceremony to burn some time?” Jade.
Photographer: The Evoke Company
Videographer: La Lune Cinema
Ceremony Venue: St Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Linseed House, The Grounds of Alexandria
Wedding Planner: Mary Ronis Events
Entertainment (DJ, Band): Red Soda Band
Bride’s dress: Leonardo Salinas
Bride’s shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridal jewellery: Diann Darling Jewellers
Rings: Diann Darling Jewellers
Bridesmaids dress: Shona Joy
Groom’s suit: Brent Wilson
Groomsmen suits: InStitchu
Cake designer: Sweet Bloom Cakes
Invitation designer: Illustrated by Mel
Florist: Montana Flora
Favours: Mary Ronis Events
Hairdresser: Lily Artistry
Makeup: Linda Tran
Backdrop: The Treasure Room, Letters by LouLou
Bridal table & cake table: The Treasure Room
Urns: Elegant Tea Time
Menus, table numbers, place cards, favours pp, tea light candles and seating chart: Mary Ronis Events
Napkins, tumblers, charger and dinner plates: The Pretty Table Hire
candles: Studio Billie