Jess is a quirky fun chick who loves flowers, pelicans and crafting anything she can get her hands on. Jack is a geek who loves video games, hot wings and his job as an engineer. And together they created one helluva unique wedding.
Jess and Jack aren’t traditional people, so the most important part of their special day was ensuring that it represented exactly who they were.
‘My biggest fear was having a wedding that didn’t reflect us,’ says Jess.
‘We both tried to put our personalities and tastes into the styling, which resulted in an eclectic vibe. We wanted lots of greenery and I absolutely had to have sunflowers.’
With a colour palette of yellow, mint and white marble, and an agreement on absolutely no burlap, Jess and Jack created a wedding that can only be described as, well, Jess and Jack.
Unafraid to get their hands dirty, they both equally contributed to the creating the perfect soiree – Jess handmade bow ties for Jack and her brother, Jack made flavoured mousse served in individual jars to serve as dessert instead of wedding cake. Instead of a guestbook, they made origami envelopes for guests to leave love notes and folded 998 paper cranes, which they strung up with baker’s twine and ribbon.
‘We made the last two together after the wedding,’ says Jess.
‘Making 1000 paper cranes is a Japanese tradition and is said to grant you a wish.’
Luscious florals followed the colour palette, with an assortment of yellow and white blooms such as Sunflowers and Chamomile Daisies. There was also plenty of mint greenery including ivy, eucalyptus and asparagus fern.
As for their piece of advice for anyone currently planning their own wedding?
‘Try not to overthink minor details when planning. Don’t get caught up trying to please everyone else that you forget about what you want,’ says the couple.
‘When choosing vendors, go with people you can connect with on a personal level, it makes the whole process so much more enjoyable.’
We dare you not to get totally swept up in their amazing photographs below.
Photography: Corinna & Dylan | Event Planning + Styling: The Couple | Decorations: Two Fox Creative + The Green Shed | Floral Styling: Nature Child Botanical Styling | Event Venue, Catering + Drinks: Tuggeranong Homestead | Wedding Gown: Made With Love Bridal | Shoes: Forever New (heels) + ASOS (gumboots) | Suits: Ed Harry | Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: Harry Rose Jewellery | Celebrant: Steven Murray Marriage Celebrant