Real Wedding – Hannah & Jason, Yarra Glen VIC
Nestled between the vines, with their favourite people present, Hannah and Jason shared one of the most moving moments of their lives. Their personal vows were a standout of their Yarra Valley wedding celebration, that was filled with love, laughter and emotion.
A minor hiccup as Hannah made her way down the aisle didn’t change a thing – at the end of it all they pulled together a day neither could possibly forget.
Introducing elements of colour to their boho-inspired celebration, the day’s overall vibe was a stunning sea of neutral tones, subtle styling and carefully considered floral additions.
See this special day through the lens of Tribe talent Nikki McCrone Photography.
In their words…
Six months into our relationship, Hannah’s father passed away suddenly. During that time, we both saw sides of one another that most couples don’t see in their whole relationship. We both saw our most vulnerable sides, our lowest of lows but despite that, our love blossomed and our bond grew so strong. We both thought and knew if we could get through this and come out the other side with such a strong understanding and love of one another then we can get through anything.
Jason surprised Hannah with a trip to Cradle Mountain in Tasmania for her birthday. He smuggled the ring from Melbourne to Tasmania in his backpack. One morning Jason wanted to do the walk up to Marions Lookout (Cradle Mountain) and was so determined to take his backpack with him, despite Hannah saying we didn’t need it. After huffing up the mountain for an hour, Hannah was standing at the lookout and when she turned around Jason was standing there with a nervous, cheeky grin on his face. He then popped down on one knee and of course, I said yes!
Pretty simple. We booked our venue early on and from there we went off recommendations for vendors. We didn’t search around much, if we liked them we booked them. We decided a budget (which we did go over…whoops) and also agreed to keep it as simple as possible. We were happy to pay people to set up and down as we wanted our day as stress free as possible.
We got married at the winery in between the vines. We wanted to keep with the natural colours of the venue. We both love the natural boho style but also colour. So we had a mixture of boho/natural colours and bright boho style furniture, balloons and flowers.
I love floral designs. I also love plain, simple wedding dresses. I find them stunning and classy. I went to a few stores, open to trying any dress on. I found my dream dress. To mix in floral I wore a veil with embroidered flowers. Jason also wanted to keep to the natural colour so we bought suits from YD in a natural jacket, white pants and shirts. This was tied together by dark brown loafers and leather belts.
Reading our vows. We wrote them separately so we didn’t know what each other was going to say.
Meaning of marriage.
Remaining as a team through thick and thin, however still keeping your own identity and self. Remaining honest, respectful and trustworthy to one another. Keeping that love and laughter daily and not taking marriage too seriously. We want to enjoy it and have fun, continue to have adventures and new experiences. We always say “I love you” when we leave each morning and never go to bed angry.
Aisle: Falling in love with you by Elvis Presley
Reception entry: Runaway (Instrumental) by Kanye West
First Dance: Best Friend by Hollywood Anderson.
Funny stories (or near disasters).
As Hannah was walking down the aisle she kicked the cord from the speaker to the power so the Acoustic Singer couldn’t be heard and had to really belt his song out.
That money adds up quickly!
Words of wisdom.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Guests don’t care about the colour of the plates or what is decorating the table. The best advice I got was to spend money on good music, good food and plenty of alcohol and then it will be a great wedding. Spend money on things you want, not what every wedding is expected to have. For example: we didn’t have a wedding cake. We don’t eat cake and its not important to us, so we put that money into other things. And no one noticed.
It is your day. Do it how you want and don’t let people tell you otherwise. Don’t people please.
Also enjoy the day, dance all night because it is the best day ever.
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HANNAH AND JASON’S TRIBE
Ceremony and reception: Acacia Ridge Winery, Yarra Glen
Celebrant/Officiant: Libby Briggs
Photography: Nikki McCrone Photography
Videography: Tom Wilkinson – Real Nice Films
Styling: Good Day Club
Florist: SugarBee Flowers
Hair: Bessy – Maiden Empire
Make-up: Rhilee Coghlan
The Dress(es): Made With Love
Veil / headwear: Made With Love
Bride’s shoes: Jo Mercer
Catering: Locavore Studio
Bar: Acacia Ridge Winery
Stationery / Signage: Good Day Club
Entertainment: Lark Music
Transport: Yarra Valley Transfers
Décor: Good Day Club, Confetti Co, Tassles made by Hannah (bride).
Honeymoon: The Intercontinental, The Hayman Island, Whitsundays