Real Wedding – Jessie & Timothy, Albert Park VIC
Fresh faces, stunning smiles, and effortless elation are what Jessie and Tim’s stylish soiree is all about. Timeless, carefully considered details set the scene for a party many loved-filled years in the making.
Hues of dusky blush, muted apricot, and soft peach interspersed with crisp, creamy orchids set the tone for the romance to unfold, while Tim’s slate blue jacket and bold accessories brought the party vibes. Cascading floral arrangements transfer the modern love story feels inside, whilst music masters The Baker Boy Band had the dance floor kicking. For Jessie, looking around as she danced in the arms of her husband, to see all their friends and family celebrating alongside was a truly magical moment.
For us, it is the sweet romance between Tim and Jessie that captured our hearts. Their portrait session with dynamic artist Kinship by Kristy is a visual poem in black and white, capturing an electric energy between the newlyweds. For a peek into this fun-filled, stylish celebration, scroll on…
We met early in 2015 and hit it off straight away, but the timing just wasn’t right. Tim was working away, and I was at University in my final year of teaching. Then, about six months later, we both happened to be out at the same place celebrating two different friends’ birthdays. From that night, everything just fell into place, and we became absolutely inseparable. I am not a fan of cliché’s, but it truly just felt like it was meant to be.
There wasn’t a moment that made me realize Tim was the one, but it was more of a feeling. Our worlds just collided so seamlessly, and there was such an ease about our relationship from the beginning, which still stands today.
We were on our family holiday in Mooloolaba and went for a walk on the beach. When I turned around, he was on one knee. What I loved about our proposal was how simple it was. It was no fuss; the beach, sandy hair and just the two of us.
I spent hour upon hour looking on Pinterest and wedding inspo but kept coming back to the same look, which I can best describe as quite ‘luxe’. Lots of white, dusty pinks and as many orchards as possible but without the night feeling too uptight. Both Tim and I wanted it to feel easygoing and like a real celebration, which is the exact feeling we had. However, I knew that the aesthetic of the wedding had to be elegant and beautiful. I still look at photos of how our table linen, flowers, candles and other details came together, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I loved wedding dress shopping. It didn’t feel overwhelming like the stories I had heard from other brides. Initially, I thought I found the dress at the first boutique I went to; I even told my friends and family I had found the ‘one’.
I did have another appointment at Made with Love Bridal for the week after, but due to a Covid-19 lockdown, it just so happened to get moved to the next day. Made with Love was the boutique I had stalked online, and I just wanted to see the dresses in person. So, my mum and I went, and I tried on every dress hanging up, but nothing was right. Finally, the girl helping me said that there was a dress they had taken off the floor and were no longer making. She showed me, and I knew I had to try it on. Just like that, I knew it was my dress. It was elegant but also fun, and I loved it.
The next hurdle was asking the company owner if she would make one more. After much anticipation, she said she would happily make one more, and just like that, I would be the last bride to wear that dress by Made with Love.
Finding the suits for Tim and his groomsman was pretty simple. We walked into Peter Jackson, found a suit we all liked, and that was it. In a matter of ten minutes, the suits were sorted.
When looking for bridesmaid dresses, I knew I wanted each of the girls to feel comfortable and like themselves. They all had very different figures, and one was pregnant, so I knew the same style wouldn’t work. In the end, they went for silk Shona Joy dresses in different styles and different colours, keeping within the same colour pallet. I love the way the dresses turned out. The colours looked beautiful together.
The ceremony will always hold a special place in my heart, but my favourite part of the day and night was when all the formalities were over, and everyone was on the dance floor just having the best time. I remember looking around at all of the smiles and laughs and just thinking that this is the best feeling in the world.
Meaning of marriage.
For me, being married hasn’t changed the dynamic of our relationship or the love we have for one another. As we have a son together, being married made our family official, and to me, that is the most special part. It is the sense of security and comfort knowing that we have chosen to spend our lives together, regardless of the hard times, ups and downs. We have both said that being husband and wife just makes us feel more connected to one another.
Aisle: Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
Reception: The way you make me feel by Michael Jackson
First dance: Say you won’t let go by James Authur
Song to kick off the dance floor: Crazy in love by Beyonce
Final song: To be with you by Mr Big
Funny stories or near disasters.
A near miss with our rings a few days out, sorted with class and care by our jeweller!
I absolutely loved wedding planning. Everyone warned me about how hard it is, but I really enjoyed the process. So that probably took me by surprise.
Words of wisdom.
Even though it can be overwhelming, just enjoy the process. It goes by so fast, and once it is over, you just want to do it all again.
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JESSIE & TIM’S VENDORS
Ceremony & reception venue: Greenfields Albert Park.
Celebrant/Officiant: A friend of Tim’s – David Hobbs. We loved having the personal touch for our day, and David did a great job. The ceremony was meaningful but short, which was what Tim and I both wanted.
Photography: Kinship by Kristy. Kristy is the local legend where I live and captures the most insane photos ever. It was a no-brainer who I would use as my photographer. I am so glad that Kristy was available to capture our day so perfectly.
Videography: Momento Films. Alessandro was recommended to me by a friend, and when I contacted him, it was all just very easy. He was so accommodating, and on the day of our wedding, he just did his thing. The video captured the happiness and love of the day, and everyone has commented on how beautiful it is.
Florist: Liv for Flowers. I had enquired with so many florists, but when I gave them all my budget, they made it clear I would have to take out a lot of what I wanted. Finally, someone who got married before me recommended I talk to Liv and thank god I did. The minute we sat down together, we just clicked. She was so excited to do a wedding with my aesthetic, and that made me excited. My flowers were one of my favourite parts of our wedding day. They were the most beautiful wedding flowers I had seen.
Hair: Melissa Melbourne
Make-up: Beauty by Becki
The dress & veil: ‘The Carla’ from Made With Love Bridal, and matching veil.
Shoes: ‘Robbie IX’ in Ice from Senso
Rings: JHJ Creative Jewellery. A local jeweller who custom makes rings. Tim got my engagement ring made here, so it was a no brainer to get our bands made there also. Jay was so easy to work with and so accommodating to all of our ideas.
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Shona Joy
Suits: Peter Jackson
Bow ties: Peggy & Finn
Cake: Cookies and Crumbs
Stationery / Signage: The Parker Effect
Hire: Table linen – Table Art.
Honeymoon: Hayman Island and Noosa