‘In the time we’ve known each other, we feel like we’ve met for the first time a number of times,’ Jacqui and Ash tell us. Their story starts in 2002, where Jacqui and Ash began high school together. Throughout school, Jacqui and Ash always featured in each other’s lives in one way or another. It wasn’t until the end of 2008 that Ash made a move at a New Years Eve party; the stars aligned when Jacqui asked a mutual friend if he had a girlfriend, only to discover he asked the same thing (cute!). They then started dating—and the rest is history!
Jacqui and Ash married at the Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman, which naturally called for relaxed, rustic-inspired styling. As the location was already incredibly picturesque, the couple kept the décor simple, subtle and understated.
‘The restaurant feels cosy and warm, so big floral arrangements, or really big, statement decor didn’t feel right for us. We had long tables and wanted to keep centrepieces low, so people could easily talk with whoever was sitting across from them, or a few seats away, or even on another table.’
See all the images from Jacqui and Ash’s special day below!
Photography: Dan O’Day Photography | Event planning + styling: Jacqui (the bride) | Signage + calligraphy: Carlile Design Co. | Florals: Shop girl Flower girl | Wedding Gown: Rachel Gilbert | Bridesmaids dresses: Saba | Shoes: Nine West (bride) Saba (bridesmaids) | Groom + Groomsmen suits: MJ Bale | Engagement ring: Arnold & Co. Jewellers | Wedding bands: McGlades Jewellers | Guest list: 106 | Wedding venue: Shaw Vineyard Estate, Murrumbateman | Reception Venue: Flint in the Vines