Looking for a weekend wedding getaway for their wedding which could also accommodate their guests, Jade and Rohan chose the beautiful Hunter Valley. Their enchanting marquee wedding features lovely rustic styling, fabulous flower installations, thoughtful displays and even a kid’s teepee play corner – such a great idea for the under ten crowd!
“After eight years together Roh proposed as we watched the sunrise at Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay. Realising he had got the timing wrong, he made me sprint to the top of the lighthouse so we didn’t miss it!”
“The whole morning was really special. It was so nice getting ready with my mum and five best friends. I kept thinking about Roh and what he was up to and wondering if his nerves had set in. My little niece and nephew were page boy and flower girl – seeing how excited they were was really sweet.”
Finding The Dress
“I bought my dress on the second or third day looking. I worked out pretty quickly what styles didn’t suit me and then when I tried ‘The One’ on it kind of ticked all the boxes. I actually dragged my poor mum round for a couple more months to keep looking, to see if I could find something I liked more, because I felt like I’d rushed into it a bit. But after I had all the alterations done and picked my veil and accessories, I loved it even more.”
“The car trip to the church with my mum and dad was definitely memorable and as weird as it sounds, it was at that point where it all felt ‘real’. I’m the youngest and the only daughter so it was hard to fight back the emotions in the car with mum and dad on the way there.
Seeing Roh’s reaction as I walked down the aisle, photos with our bridal party, speeches, the sparkler send off and partying at the end of the night were some of the highlights. We ended up getting heaps of go pro footage and there are lots of laughs.”
“We tried to limit the wait time between the ceremony and reception, so we organised canapes and drinks whilst we had photos. We also had live music, set up a kid’s corner and Polaroid station for guests too.”
“I wanted my friends and family to be able to enjoy the day and not have to run around helping set up, so I left it all up to the Wedding Designers. After sending them a list and pictures of things I’d seen on Pinterest or in their previous work that I loved, they worked their very talented magic.”
1. Enjoy the planning, even when it is overwhelming or you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere. Just take it all in and enjoy the experience – things will fall into place.
2. Don’t get caught up on the little things. I remember spending so much time stressing on tiny little details that I don’t think anyone would have even noticed.
3. Take a few moments every hour on your wedding day to soak up everything going on around you, because it goes way too quickly!
Location: Hunter Valley, New South Wales | Photographer: Popcorn Photography | Ceremony: St Patricks of Nulkaba | Celebrant: Tracey Walsh Marriage Celebrant | Reception: Cypress Lakes Resort | Styling and Flowers: The Wedding Designer | Cake: Hello Naomi | Gown: Karen Willis Holmes | Bridesmaids: White Runway | Hair: Jaylee Starling and Kristy’s Glam on the Go | Makeup: Minx Makeup | Rings: Forever Diamonds | Suits: Ron Bennett | Cars: Princess Classic Cars | Band: Stella Sisters