Real wedding – Adam and Jocelyn, Bellarine VIC
There was an abundance of bloom-bloom-wow at the stunning winery wedding of Jocelyn and Adam, held at the picturesque Terindah Estate.
While Jocelyn had worked closely with Bellarine florist, Danielle of Moss Industry – the first morning glimpse of the vibrant pops of colour in her florals moved her to tears – that was just the beginning of a celebration that would exceed the couple’s wedding day expectations.
Bright, bold and filled with love – this is a wedding day that you can’t help but want to see more of.
Ensuring they took some time out with their photographer Stefani Driscoll, to capture some private dusk-lit moments – the pair’s memories of being surrounded by the stunning ocean views, gorgeous vines and rolling hills with their loved ones – will stay with them forever.
IN JOCELYN’S WORDS…
We met in Adam’s driveway just over two years ago. A good friend of mine invited me to a party and she had offered any fellow Leopoldian’s a lift via the Facebook event page. Adam jokes that he just opened his roller door and found his future wife there waiting. By the end of the night we got talking and went for a lunch date a week later. We have been inseparable ever since.
When I saw him with my daughter and how natural their friendship was.
On holiday in Thailand. We trekked up a steep dirt track in thongs to see a waterfall on Koh Samui. Adam had been carrying the ring around for days very nervously waiting for the best moment.
The planning process.
Our big day was beyond our wildest dreams, thanks to our family and lots of hard work. The lead up was exhausting but it all came together really well on the day.
One of my first thoughts was to make a bunting from some doilies that were my Grandmothers. My Mum and I also hunted op-shops and mum sewed all the doilies together. There was also some handmade lace that was passed down through the family that hung from the flower orb at our reception. It was a nice way to bring some tradition and vintage style into what we essentially wanted to be a modern styled wedding. My Grandmother wasn’t able to make it on the day so it meant a lot to have some of her things there.
The flowers were probably the thing I was most excited about seeing on the day. It’s a once in a lifetime thing to have so many beautiful blooms around you! I was so inspired by Danielle from Moss Industry with her incredible flower installations. We both loved the idea of having an arbor for the ceremony and an orb at the reception. I think the flowers were incredible and the room didn’t require any other styling other than the wooden chairs from Dress My Wedding that really fit well with Terindah Estate’s gorgeous natural surroundings. The ocean, the vines and the rolling hills in the background were magic.
My Dad created the signs that pointed to the ceremony and reception. I didn’t see them until the day and I was blown away by how good they looked.
The dress was the first gown I tried at The Bridal Atelier. It is a Theia gown. I immediately loved how it fit me snugly but wasn’t uncomfortable. I loved how the detail in the beading mimics a doily and has a floral pattern in the lower part of the skirt. It was modern but reflected the theme of our day, with an old style glamour feel also.
I really enjoyed the morning at home with my girls, bridesmaid, Mum and a close family friend Jacqui.
The photos we had taken by Stefani Driscoll were also really fun. I’m so glad Adam and I went out half way through the night with Stef to get some more shots of the two of us in the dusky light. They are some of my favourite moments and images of the day.
The rest of the day just flew by! I remember being so nervous walking down the aisle but as soon as I saw Adam I was okay.
My Dad’s speech was really moving too.
Meaning of marriage.
It means standing by each other always – encouraging, supporting and celebrating our lives together. Always sharing the good and the bad. Not giving up if it gets a bit tough. Working together to be the best we can as individuals and as a couple.
Aisle: How long will I love you? by Ellie Goulding
First Dance: Magic by Coldplay
Words of wisdom.
Don’t stress over the small stuff. For example, don’t spend hours trying to decide what flavour the cake will be. It never crossed my mind on the day!
I had three pairs of shoes. It’s a long day in heels.
Enlist the help of your family. Not only does it take some of the pressure off, it’s really special to have elements of the day created by them.
ADAM AND JOCELYN’S TRIBE
Ceremony and reception venue: Terindah Estate – An amazing location with stunning views, great wines and stunning food.
Celebrant: Jess Hills – Such a warm and fun person. She made us both feel so comfortable and put together a ceremony that was so “us”. Highly recommend her.
Photography: Stefani Driscoll – Stef was so fun to hang out with on the day. Some of the best times were had travelling around the winery on the buggy to the different locations. Such fun! Stef captured so many precious moments that we will treasure always. The hard part is choosing from literally dozens that I want to print and display at home.
Cinematography: Lovely Day Films – Suze was quietly working in the background all day. The best part was that we hardly knew she was there and could just be natural and enjoy the day. I never felt like I was being filmed and the result is a really fun and moving film that captures our wedding day and the events around it so well.
Florist: Moss Industry – Danielle’s passion for what she does is so obvious in her work. She’s innovative, creative and also professional. The flowers bought tears to my eyes when she delivered them on the morning of the wedding. She had a huge job setting up the flowers at the venue. She completely understood what sort of look I was after. They were just incredible.
Styling: Danielle at Moss Industry and reception chairs from Dress My Wedding
Hair and Make Up: Blondie – Hair + Cosmetica
The Dress: Theia at The Bridal Atelier
Veil / head wear: The Bridal Atelier
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Rings: Duffs Jewelers
Bridesmaids dresses: Review
Grooms suit, shoes & accessories: Browse Menswear – Great service, beautiful Italian suit. Louise sourced a great suit for Brandon our page boy at short notice also. We have shopped here for years and you can’t beat their service and eye for detail.
Groomsmen suits: Browse
Catering: Terindah Estate
Favors: Succulents from Roraima Nursery, Lara (pots purchased online)
Cake: Miranda Jane Cakes
Stationery / Signage: Artworx, Geelong
Entertainment: The White Tree
Transport: ABDA Bus service for guests
Honeymoon: Ubud & Seminyak Bali