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Jade + Dean

 

How did you meet?

Dean and I met through friends many years ago, then reconnected in 2010. We would go out with friends to lunch, coffee, and dinners. Dean would drop hints about wanting to go out with me, but I never picked up on them. Finally Dean got the courage to ask me out when I was 16.

Tell us about your wedding…

We had our ceremony at the Old Parliament House Senate Rose Gardens in Canberra, and the reception at the Souther Cross Club. We wanted to keep our wedding low key and low cost, so that we could have more friends and family attend our special day. The day went super quick and before we knew it, we were already hitched! It was great seeing our friends and family enjoy themselves during the evening.

What made your wedding unique?

I would say we made our wedding unique in our styling and decorating, because we did it ourselves! Our wedding theme was boho, and the colour scheme was navy, blush pink, and gold.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Definitely the speeches! Gemma, Michael, Janine, Dad and Mum did some amazing speeches. At one stage there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

 

Details

Wedding Date

16 November 2018

Photographer

Maddie Manning Photography

Ceremony Venue

Parliament House Senate Rose Gardens

Reception Venue

Southern Cross Club

The Bride Wore

Gown CZ3010

The Groom Wore

Ed Harrys

The Bridesmaids Wore

ASOS

Hair & Makeup

Lanyon Hair Centre

Cake Designer

Carley Sloan

Entertainment

Azlan

Gianna + John

How did you meet?

John and I were high school sweethearts - we met age 12! We were in the same class yet did not speak until our last year of high school when our friendship groups merged. John finally plucked up the courage to ask me out when I was 15 and him 16. We got engaged on our 9 year anniversary in 2016 and married two years later.

Tells us about your wedding...

Our wedding theme was elegant yet modern. We chose a palette of golds, pale pinks, white and greenery to fit in the with the feel of our reception venue - a beautiful country manor house modernised with a conservatory room for wedding breakfasts.

We married in our local church (with my wonderful mum walking me down the aisle to Pachelbel's 'Canon in D') and travelled to our reception in a white vintage wedding car. Whilst we had some photographs taken on a  stunning nearby bridge, our guests were entertained with a 'Pimp your Prosecco' bar, a vintage ice-cream tricycle and a magician. After arriving at the venue it started to rain a little but this actually made for some lovely photographs!

Instead of a traditional Toast Master, we hired a Host for our wedding - he really brought the wedding breakfast to life, first of all with separate dancing entrances for the bridal party (including my now Mother and Father-in-Law coming into the Prodigy's 'Firestarter'!) and then with some amusing games in between meal courses. After our wedding breakfast, guests were entertained by a brilliant duo who also played our first dance song, Kodaline 'The One'. Taking pictures in the photo booth was lots of fun and we further treated our guests to a doughnut wall too! We then had a sparkler send off before the Host/DJ took over the music for the evening.

What made your wedding unique?

We didn't have canapes, we had ice-cream instead! We also tried to put our personalities into the wedding as much as possible! We had a personalised cocktail menu,  a personalised beer keg (complete with our faces on the clip!) a Latin band to reflect my passion for Latin music growing up and little touches within our decorations that gave a nod to our professions. I love candles too and so our table plan was a wisteria tree with hanging plans and candles!

What was the most heartwarming moment of your wedding?

The most heartwarming moment of the night was having our first dance to a song that my now-husband had told me a long time ago that it reminded me of him. The funniest parts were the bridal party entrances and the marriage advice cards that were read out to us during the wedding breakfast!



Details

Wedding Date

17th August 2018

Photographer

Gemma McAuley

Video

Big Bear Wedding Films

The Bride wore

Gown CZ2451 from Brides at Charnock Farm

The Groom wore

Brides Gallery

Ceremony Venue

St Gregory's Church

Reception Venue

Mitton Hall

Hairdresser

The Hair and Makeup Lady

Make up Artist

Kathryn Farrington MUA

Florist

101 Carnations