Despite recreating their first date – right down to the same car he drove that night – Patrick’s proposal still took Jessica by complete surprise.
“He proposed on the pier where we had gone for a walk after our first date. You would think that I would have clued on to what was happening,” Jessica explained.
Their seaside wedding on Chelsea Beach was everything that they had hoped for; a relaxed boho vibe complete with DIY elements and plenty of fairy lights. With help from family and a year of preparation, all the little elements of the day came together nicely.
“My mother sewed so many white cones for our white paper decoration. My mother-in-law made the delicious take-homes. My dad made the frames that held all our place cards. Quite a few other bits and pieces were created in some crafter-noon sessions with my bridesmaids. A lot has been re-used at other weddings since which is nice.”
Surrounded by family and friends, Jessica’s favourite moment was simple.
“Locking eyes with Pat as I walked down the aisle.”
Photography by Darin Collison
Photographer: Darin Collison
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Chelsea Beach
Bridal dress designer: Rue De Seine
Bridal shoes: Zu Shoes
Bridal jewellery: Antique earrings from bride’s mother
Bridesmaid dresses designer: The skirts were hand made by the bride’s friend. Tops were from Kookai
Cake designer: Simply Cakes Melbourne
Invitation designer: BWedding Invitations
Florist: Mordialloc Florist
Favours: Adorn Invitations
Hair and Makeup: Make Up With Me