From the moment I met Jess & Jake, I knew their sperry tent wedding day was going to be special. Not only because it was going to be held on Jake’s family property on the Gold Coast (private property weddings are just the best!) but also because I could tell that they both impeccable taste when it came to style & details… I mean, Jess met Jake after he had won a ‘best dressed’ award at the Gold Coast Races after all! And I couldn’t have been more right. Last Saturday really was such an amazing day for this gorgeous couple – and I got to work with some of my most talented friends in the wedding industry. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself to make sure this is real life… talk about being the luckiest photographer around!
Jake & Jess, thank you for trusting Nick & I to document your first day as husband & wife. It was such an honour to be a part of your special day – and I know that your future together as a married couple is going to be just as amazing as your Wedding Day was! We hope you love this little peek into your Wedding Photos and cannot wait to show you more! All our love, K & N
Here’s a glimpse into their Gold Coast Wedding Day story:
Jess spent the morning getting ready with her mum, mother in law & her 4 gorgeous bridesmaids: Elle, Dannii, Candy & Morgan. Surrounded by beautiful details, I got busy photographing them while the girls enjoyed being pampered in hair & makeup…
Mim from Aurora Floral Studio created the most stunning bouquets…
… and then of course, it was time to pop the Moet and enjoy some champagne! Jess had the right idea… if you can’t drink out of a Moet bottle on your Wedding Day, I don’t know when you can!
The time during the morning of a Wedding Day always goes by so quickly! Before we knew it, Jess’s mum Jenny was helping her little girl get dressed into her stunning lace Wedding Dress. It’s these quiet moments that I think are so special, especially between a mum and her daughter!
Meanwhile, the finishing touches were being done to the gorgeous Ceremony space at Jake’s parents stunning home… ready for the guests to start arriving and for Jess & Jake to become husband & wife!
The moment everyone was waiting for, especially Jake! Here comes his bride…
After a beautiful Ceremony officiated by marriage celebrant Chiquita Mitchell, it was time for their Bridal Portraits! With 4 bridesmaids & 4 groomsmen, Jake & Jess were guaranteed to have a blast – and this is what it’s all about, being surrounded by those you love most on the day you’ll remember forever!
I’m always open to ideas when it comes to my couples photos – I just love this photo of Jess with her sister, Elle that they suggested! I really wish I had gotten something similar with my own sister when she got married in July…
I always recommend some time out for the newlyweds as well. Jake & Jess didn’t need much convincing – letting the bridal party join canapes, while they spent some time together just the two of them.
As the sun started to set, the finishing touches were being put on their Sperry Tent Reception. Hannah and her team from HT Events did an incredible job at bringing Jess & Jake’s vision to life, with no detail left unnoticed! The result was an incredible space for the newlyweds to celebrate with their closest friends & family long into the night…
From the minute Jess & Jake entered their Reception – throughout the speeches, the cutting of the cake, the dancing… there was SO much joy & excitement in the air. You could almost taste it! I must admit, I did love Jake showing off his dance moves early as he entered the tent with Jess, his wife! Someone was a little excited to get the party started!!
As the night stars twinkled above them, Jess & Jake continued to celebrate long into the night with those they love most joining in! Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Horne, we wish you all the very best in your future together as husband & wife! xx
A huge thanks to the following vendors for making Jake & Jess’s Wedding Day as beautiful as it was:
Wedding Planner: HT Events | Celebrant: Chiquita Mitchell | Florals: Aurora Floral Studio | Bridal Gown: Luv Bridal | Suits: Bruno’s Suits | Hair Stylist: Erin from Little Blue Lane | Makeup Artist: Marlee Mavia | Bridal Prep Robe: Homebodii | Decor: Hampton Event Hire | Acoustic Ceremony Music: Nathan Merriweather | Reception Tent: Sperry Tents Sunshine Coast | Bar Service: Gathering Events | Cake: Cakes Alouisa | Catering: Your Gourmet Catering | Videography: The White Tree | Photo Booth: In The Booth | Powder Room: Portable Powder Rooms | Stationery: EJR Designs
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