Real Wedding – Jordan & Brit, Trawool VIC
From the moment Jordan arrived, jumping out of an old school pick up with his groomsmen, beer in hand, it was clear this was a wedding with personality. Beautiful bride Brit looked pure princess-with-an-edge, a thigh-high split, corset detail and statement earrings adding modern magic to her gorgeous gown.
Choosing Trawool Estate set the theme for the day, rich warm tones, easy-going vibes and effortless style. We love the wedding party in mis-matched hues of olive, rich mulberry and warm cream, with the guys in pops of slate blue and deepest green. From their grins during the loved up, laughter-filled ceremony to popping the champagne, this was a group who truly brought the party.
As the sun-drenched celebrations turned to twilight bliss and guests made their way inside to hit the dance floor, Prue Peters Photography captured our lovebirds in stunning settings, from bushland vistas to the old-world meets modern glam interiors of the venue. To see every unique detail of this wonder day, scroll on!
We met at a nightclub but realised we’d lived in the same street as one another. Jordan had eyes for Brit, but Brit was oblivious to this for many years until they met again on another night out.
After many years together, it is achieving great things, like building two beautiful homes and experiencing all of life’s little moments that make a relationship strong.
At the top of Mount Buffalo on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
We started to plan our wedding in the very first COVID lockdown in 2020 (about nine months in advance). We found The Trawool estate, and as soon as we drove up to this magnificent estate, we knew we had to be married there! I (Brit) organised the entire wedding myself, using all local businesses to support them in such a difficult time.
We both enjoy the natural elements of The Trawool Estate, and we themed our wedding exactly that way, with clean lines and natural textures.
Our ceremony was very relatable to us, laid back and easy going, without all the usual cheesy speeches. We chose a celebrant that understood what we wanted and to kept it short, sweet, and enjoyable for everyone.
My dress was made from an original drawing I drew, based on a combination of dresses I had tried on.
Jordan’s suit was also a reflection of not being too over the top. He chose it himself to go with the ambient and natural colours of our surroundings on the day. The bridesmaids all chose their own dresses, which also were in autumn tones and individual to them.
By far was walking back down the aisle as husband and wife for the very first time. It’s hard to choose one moment of the day because it was just so epic, but if we had to choose, it was definitely that feeling!
Meaning of marriage.
To us, it means that as a couple, you’ve shared such a special journey together, which will bond you for life as one.
Aisle – ring bearers and bridesmaids: Powerful by Ellie Goulding and Major Lazer
Aisle – bride: Georgia by Vance Joy
Recessional: We Found Love by Rhianna(Jordan sung this in the car on the way to propose)
First dance: North by The Kite String Tangle
Every song was chosen for the relevance of the lyrics in each song. The first dance song especially, if you listen to the lyrics, you’ll hear every reference is to a couple sharing something special.
Funny stories or near disasters.
Well, none really, thankfully. The only disaster that almost occurred was that one of the bridesmaids (Hayleigh) came from New Zealand. For months we just gave up on the fact that she would be able to fly, then weeks before the wedding, they opened the travel bubble! Thank god!
Only that the fact that me (Brit) organised the whole thing, and I mean the entire thing! From guest accommodation to organising each trade. I surprised myself more than anything.
Words of wisdom.
Trust yourself and support locals. Do anything you can yourself because I found that so rewarding knowing I had accomplished so much!
Enjoy the process, and don’t compare your wedding to another; it’s your day to conquer!
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JORDAN & BRIT’S VENDORS
Ceremony & reception venue: The Trawool Estate. We found the venue through word of mouth and Instagram. Both the manager, owner and wedding organiser were a pleasure to work with and made our day customised to us.
Celebrant: Lovelee Ceremonies. We used Instagram and recommendations by other celebrants in Melbourne. Lee was very accommodating and understood our laid-back attitude; she worked with us for the big day.
Photography: Prue Peters Photography. Prue is a friend of ours, and has worked with us many times before and is just a fantastic photographer who is always learning new things.
Videography: Wally Walter. Wally is also a friend of ours and is only just starting out in his small business, so we hoped to give him our business and support him for future events and getting his name out there.
Styling & decor: It was all done by me (Brit)
Florist: Flourish on McLennan supplied all the gums, and Brit made every arrangement, including the boy’s suit flowers.
Hair: Pia Taylor Hair and Make-up. A close friend of Jordan and Brit who attended the wedding also.
Make-up: Kimberley Make-up. Another friend of Brit’s. Does her make-up for any occasion, and the friendship goes a long way back!
The dress & veil: Brit’s dress was made locally in Kialla by Leanne Cirillo. We started constructing my dress around eight months ahead of the wedding, and lucky we did, thanks to COVID!
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Rings: Made by Blizzards Jewellers in Shepparton.
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Shona Joy
Suits & bow ties: Politix
Catering & bar: Supplied by The Trawool Estate
Cake: None. We had homemade ice cream made by Brit’s brother.
Signage: Neon signs provided by Neon Light Signs.
Entertainment: Jamie Mahuika, a DJ friend of ours.
Transport: Jordan’s uncle’s car and another friend’s pickup truck.
Honeymoon: Daylesford VIC. We stayed at the Clifftop at Hepburn Villas
Other: Our wedding was different to every other. We didn’t have any normal formalities (speeches etc.), and it was a stand-up cocktail wedding for 120 guests. Finger food, an epic grazing table and no cake – YES, no cake! Brit’s brother made homemade ice cream along with desserts made by the chef.
We entered the reception room where we did our first dance as husband and wife as soon as we entered, so the few formalities we had were out of the way, and we could enjoy the time with family and friends.
We hired the entire estate for the weekend of the wedding, allowing us to have an after-party for all that stayed onsite with us, which also followed by a recovery breakfast the next day.
We hope you enjoy every last bit of our wedding just like we did!