Real Wedding – Jasmine & Roy, Spring Cart Gully SA
Real Wedding – Jasmine & Roy, Spring Cart Gully SA
Real Wedding – Jasmine & Roy, Spring Cart Gully SA
Real Wedding – Jasmine & Roy, Spring Cart Gully SA

Real Wedding – Jasmine & Roy, Spring Cart Gully SA

Jasmine & Roy’s darling day drew out elements of the timeless elegance of their venue, The River Vista, with added touches of fresh modern style. The result? A day to remember, both for the dreamy ambience and the exquisite aesthetics.

Aiming for an effect that extended rather than overpowered the natural surrounds, stylist bride Jas added layers of ivory detailing to the backdrop of sweeping bushland, terracotta soils and lush green lawns. Textural floral arrangements by The Flower Girls added structural accents to the white-on-white decor, combined with soft vanilla linen and gold highlights, while soft spherical candles finish the tablescape to perfection.

We especially love the natural-esque wildflower-like arrangements that highlight the ceremony aisle, creating a visual treat for Jas to step through to make her way to her soon-to-be husband. Roy beams as he catches sight of his bride, giving glowing radiance in her chic contemporary two-piece by Kyha Studios.

As the sun sets on their stunning river-bound setting, Roy and Jas slip off for a sweet portrait session with photographer Asta Creative and videographer Kane Overall. Switching out her modern princess fit for a slinky sheath by Behnoosh Bashirian and some sweet kicks, Jas and Roy look set to party on into the night.

Scroll on to see every darling detail.

The meeting.

Roy and I met at the young ages of 18 and 20, a little over a decade ago, on a night out with friends in our hometown of Pt Pirie. After participating in a bit of banter with one another that night, we ended up chatting, and I guess you could say the rest is history.


The ‘one’.

For me, there wasn’t a particular moment where I was like yep, he’s the one. It was more so I don’t remember a time when I didn’t think he wasn’t; I knew from the beginning he would become a big part of my life. You could say we hit it off, and he instantly became my best friend and soulmate.


The proposal.

We were away holidaying In Port Douglas, about to head out for tea, when Roy got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Emotions were high, and tears were flowing; it was definitely a night I’ll never forget.


Planning process.

Firstly, we scheduled our wedding date around our amazing videographer, Kane Overall, and caterer, Ash Catering, two vendors we had our hearts set on from the very beginning (their work is unreal). We then began building our dream team around their availability and locking in other vendors; all the finer details soon followed.

I love styling and have a huge passion for design and creativity. As you can imagine, my excitement levels were at an all-time high when it came to selecting every little element and creating something tailored to our personalities and styles.

All the planning was going smoothly, and everything was on track until late October, when we were given the devastating news of the rising water levels and emerging flood warnings for the River Murray area. As we were originally scheduled to get married on Saturday, December 3rd 2022, in the small town of Morgan, we were forced to postpone our special day due to a once-in-a-lifetime flood forecast to peak around our wedding date. Little did we know of the disaster yet to come; many homes, holiday homes and businesses were damaged, water levels reaching heights of two-story buildings. Devastatingly, our original venue became completely submerged under water, leaving us no choice but to reschedule, relocate and search for high ground.

Postponing, relocating, aligning and rescheduling vendors, and having to find, replace and book new vendors last minute within a few months definitely took a toll and dimmed the excitement a little, I’m not going to lie. Although, looking back now, I truly believe everything happened for a reason. The weather in March was picture perfect, our new venue really was beyond my wildest dreams, and my new photographer Asta captured us so perfectly I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

Although we hold a lot of gratitude that our situation ended on a high and worked out for the best, we also hold a lot of empathy for those whose properties were damaged during this time and the communities who lost a lot of trade during their peak season. We would love nothing more than to highlight the magnificent River Murray, draw people back to the area, and encourage others to wed in this magical location; it’s truly unlike anything else.


Style inspiration. 

It was always about highlighting the natural beauty of the River Murray and pairing it with natural elements and neutral colour tones. I wanted to complement our surroundings and not draw away from them. I also decided to draw inspiration from our new wedding venue, The River Vista, as I really wanted to ensure I did this magical property justice; hence, I chose to tie in elements from their branding/styling to ensure it suited their luxurious bespoke feel. The ambience of their exclusivity, expansive green lawns, deep red soils, sandy white cliffs, surrounding floodplains and the exquisite river that runs down below was important to draw from. I wanted everything to look like it belonged and had a sense of uniqueness.

I mainly drew inspiration from real weddings; I pinned a lot of photos and reels on Instagram, that’s for sure. Although throughout the whole styling process, I really wanted to ensure our wedding was a little different to others and steered away from typical looks, which I often saw on social media. I wanted to create something unique, highlight the River Murray’s best elements and tie in our relaxed personalities and style, which I think we accomplished.


The ceremony.

Relaxed and sentimental would be the two words I would use to describe our ceremony; Beck, our wonderful celebrant, captured and told our story just perfectly. We had a lot of input into creating our ceremony content, so sharing our journey with loved ones and writing our vows made it all the more special.


The look. 

My and Roy’s outfits were inspired by Steph Smith and Josh Miller’s wedding day looks. I gravitated to their style from the moment I saw it and wanted to incorporate a similarly modern, relaxed summer vibe.

As for bridesmaids, it was simply about finding an outfit that suited different body types and a material that looked flattering on everyone; hence, I chose a two-piece from Bec + Bridge in ivory, which tied in perfectly.

And for the groomsman, we just kept it classic and in sync with Roy’s black Politix suit to portray a uniform look.


Favourite moments.

Sunset photos were definitely the highlight of the day for me. Getting some alone time with Roy after all the hype was so special; there was a particular moment when he looked into my eyes, which I’ll never forget and forever cherish.


Meaning of marriage.

It’s the union of two soulmates, accepting of each other’s truest selves, promising unconditional love and support.


Wedding soundtrack.

Aisle: Heaven Is a Place on Earth (acoustic) by Grace George

Reception entry: Calling (Lose My Mind) by Sebastian Ingrosso

First dance: Beautiful Day by U2


Funny stories or near disasters.

I think the once-in-a-lifetime flood really took the cake for us, although there were definitely other things that didn’t go exactly to plan. In the end, though, it all worked out for the best, and it truly was a moment in time I will forever appreciate and never forget.


Planning surprises.

I think just how time-consuming it all was; it involves a lot of work and does become a big focus.


Words of wisdom.

Build a good team of vendors who others have recommended or suit your personality; they honestly make a huge difference. We are super grateful for ours and will forever be thankful for all they did for us.




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Ceremony & reception venue: The River Vista, Spring Cart Gully SA (in-between Renmark & Berri)

Celebrant: Beck Elliott Civil Celebrant

Photography: Asta Creative

Videography: Kane Overall

Styling: selection/vision by myself (Bespoke Elements) and all put together on the day by my florist (The Flower Girls)

Florist: The Flower Girls

Hair: Jarahs Hair Salon

Make-up: Bride – Terese Louise Beauty, bridesmaids – Makeup by Matiah

The dresses: Gown one – Skirt by Kyha Studios (they sent extra material for my top to be made locally here in SA by Behnoosh Bashirian because their sizing didn’t fit my bigger bust). Gown Two – Behnoosh Bashirian (the best little local SA designer!)

Veil: Kyha Studios

Shoes: Bride – Novo & Superga, Groom & groomsman – Politix, Bridesmaid – Billini

Rings: Bride – Natalie Marie Jewellery, Groom – Mirai Jewellery (Roy’s grandfather’s wedding band was melted down and created into his, NMJ don’t deal with heirloom, so they put me onto this jeweller)

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Bec + Bridge

Suits & bow ties: Politix

Catering & bar: Ash Catering

Favours, Stationery & Signage: Bespoke Elements

Cake: Cooper Road Kitchen

Entertainment: Band – Timberwolf Music, Acoustic singer – Chris Vlatko

Hire & décor: Bespoke Elements – swing, gold cutlery, stone serving boards, ribbed glassware, flowerpots, table runners and serviettes, cake stand. Modern Party Hire – Bar, cocktail bar chairs & tables, white bentwood chairs, trestles tables. Olympic Party Hire – dinner plates. Occasions Events – White Bentwood Chairs, glassware, caterers’ tent and trestles, fairy lights, toilets

Honeymoon: Hayman Island

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