Real Wedding – Cassandra & Jacob, Curlewis VIC
How do you know when you’ve found the one? Love at first sight? First kiss? Or when they order cheesy truffle fries? This gorgeous groom knew how to pick a winner! And boy, did it result in one epic wedding?!
Cassandra and Jacob sealed the deal in style at beautiful Baia Wines on the Bellarine Peninsula. Their day was full of sentimental’s traditions and heartfelt emotion. When you pair that with some stunning styling and florals and you’ve got yourself one seriously chic celebration.
Nicole from Light and Type was called upon to photograph this darling duo’s dream day, and she certainly delivered with some incredible imagery!
In Cassandra’s words…
We actually met through Tinder and matched with each other with the swipe of a thumb in April 2015.
I knew Jacob was the one when he first kissed me (yeah, yeah, I know it’s sappy) and he says he knew I was the one when I ordered the cheesy truffle fries on our first date.
Jacob proposed in our car of all places. He picked me up from work and we went to watch the sunset over Melbourne. We got back in the car to head home and the next thing I know Jacob is rummaging around in the back seat of our little car (we had recently been discussing selling it).
He then started saying that he wasn’t sure he really wanted to sell it and started reminiscing about all of the wonderful things that had happened to us in that car; our first Kiss, our first ‘I love you’, our first adventure, moving in together, moving to Melbourne. He then said “It’s only fitting that I ask you to spend the rest our lives together in this car… will you marry me?”
Planning for us was surprisingly easy as we are both very organised people. We had a few hiccups, but nothing that we can’t look back at and laugh at now. We felt like a lot of our vendors and suppliers became close friends during the process, so we were very lucky.
We wanted a little bit of everything; classic, rustic and by the ocean. We basically wanted something that felt like a family gathering but beautiful. With the help of our vendors, we pulled it off.
I wanted a simple gown, something classic and beautiful with a hint of fun. I spent a few weeks searching online through numerous designers and then fell in love with ‘Billie’ from Made with Love. I know it was my dress the moment I saw it and tried it on.
We didn’t see or speak to each other for a whole week prior to our wedding (Jewish tradition) so for us, it was the moment I reached the top of the aisle to see Jacob crying. I practically dragged my parents down the aisle running to him.
The meaning of marriage.
Marriage to us is a commitment to be your partner’s person for life. Is about sharing the good and the bad and having a life together that’s full of adventure, big and small. It’s about loving each other no matter what and for us, it’s not being able to wait to get home and share the little things that happened during our day.
Aisle: (Bridesmaids and Flower Girls) My Girl by The Temptations
Aisle: (Bride) At Last by Ella Fitzgerald.
Reception Song: The Hora
First Dance: If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
Funny stories (or near disasters).
We were trying out a potential supplier and were so excited about meeting them… when we arrived it was not what we expected at all. What we thought what a professional establishment turned out to be someone’s kitchen and it was all downhill from there… let’s just say they admitted to buying the tasting samples from the supermarket and just throwing it together for us. Safe to say, we didn’t end up using that potential vendor!
Two days before the wedding, my now-husband realized he shipped the incorrect pair of shoes for one of his groomsmen. After calling almost every shoe store in Melbourne, the kind people at the Comme Des Garcon store in Melbourne where kind enough to put a pair aside for him that were being released the next morning. The day before the wedding, he made the round trip from Barwon Heads to Melbourne to ensure everything was just perfect on the day.
Yes – everyone’s opinions! From family and friends to random work colleagues. People want to tell you how to plan your day.
Words of wisdom.
When people tell you how to plan your day, breathe it all in, smile say “Thanks for your advice” and breathe it all out again. Remember that some things may not go exactly as you planned, but you will be the only one that knows. I promise you, your guests won’t care. They are there to support you and celebrate with you. My best friend also gave us some amazing advice before the big day, and that was to at some point during your wedding, take 5 mins to stand back with your partner and take it all in. Look at all of your guests having fun and just take a moment to breathe and appreciate your partner.
CASSANDRA & JACOB’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue/location: Baie Wines were the most accommodating and kind people to work with, we felt like their family which made the day so much more special.
Reception venue / location: Baie Wines – As above
Celebrant/Officiant: Alan Jacobs of Seven Blessings. Alan wrote our ceremony perfectly, he made sure that the Jewish traditions were kept whilst keeping it very casual.
Photography: Nicole form Light & Type. Nicole was a blessing, she made us feel so relaxed and comfortable and was extremely supportive throughout the whole planning process and especially on the day. She captured us as we were, nothing staged and forced, just us as the goofs we were.
Styling: Baie Wines – as above
Florist: Bridgette from Lustre Blooms – Bridgette didn’t miss a beat. She was such a great help. I basically gave her some examples of Colour. And the rest she did on her own. The flowers were everything and more.
Hair: Julie Bekiri – Julie is a dear friend of mine so this one was a no brainer, she nailed my hair and really took care of me in the lead up to the big day.
Make Up: Eve Gunson – Also a really good friend who just knew how to make me look like me but with a little extra something. I’ve never felt more beautiful.
The Dress(es): Made With Love Bridal.
Veil / headwear: Stevie Veil from Made with Love.
Rings: Natalie Maree Jewelry (engagement ring) and Robert Parker (wedding bands). Our rings have a lovely back story. They are both made from jewelry passed down to us by both of our Nanas. The rose gold of my ring and the inside of Jacobs comes from his Nana Leah, and the white gold on the outer of Jacobs ring comes from my Nana Betty’s engagement ring. The wonderful people at Robert Parker made this happen for us and we are beyond grateful for how perfectly they turned out.
Bridesmaid’s dresses: My girls got to pick their own
Groomsmen’s suits: P Johnson Tailors.
Bow ties / ties: P Johnson Tailors.
Catering: Annie’s Kitchen. They absolutely nailed the food, our guests raved about it and we were thrilled!
Bar: Annie’s Kitchen.
Favors: Made them myself with the honey from a family friends bees
Cake / Cake topper: We had fresh hot doughnuts on the night from Donut Panic. Quite possibly the highlight of our night when he rolled up in the van and dished out the yummiest hot doughnuts you’ve ever had. They were a huge crowd pleaser
Stationery / Signage: My Best Friend Michelle did all of our signs, she’s so clever.
Entertainment: Our Band came from Lark Music. We needed a live band who could play the Hora and these guys nailed it! They had our whole wedding up and dancing all night.
Transport: Ajay Bhinder
Décor: Memphis Hire
Hire: Memphis Hire
Honeymoon: We are off to Bali!