When Jeremy came home from four months of deployment, he proposed to Jess on a stunning clifftop that overlooked a babbling stream and breathtaking views. It was thus only fitting that the couple wed in an Australian location that was just as scenic.
Inviting their closest friends and family for an intimate weekend away at Spicer’s Peak Lodge – the rolling storm clouds and spectacular backdrop made for some gorgeous photos, as captured by Studio Impressions.
Q&A with Jess
The proposal. Details please!
Jeremy surprised me with a holiday at Binna Burra when he came back from a 4 months’ overseas deployment. He took me for a hike to a lookout and clearing over a mountain stream, and proposed on the rock ledge in front of the stunning view. We celebrated with champagne and a delicious dinner at the mountaintop restaurant.
How did you and Jeremy meet?
Jeremy and I actually met at the gym!
The wedding gown! Where from and why?
I chose my wedding gown at Belladonna Bridal in Brisbane. I was looking for really beautiful and intricate classic detailing but still wanted something I could dance and party in and feel comfortable in all day.
The style of the wedding day?
Classic, timeless and elegant. We let the venue speak for itself. We splurged on our venue, photographer and dresses. We also paid for guest accommodation so they could stay the night in a gorgeous lodge and celebrate with us the next morning for breakfast. After all, they are some of the most important parts and it was our venue that created the elegant atmosphere we were after. We saved on transport, with the ceremony and reception at the same place.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
Remembering to take my engagement ring off before the ceremony! I completely forgot and had to quickly take it off and put it on the other hand.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Keep your perspective centered. A wedding is just one day, and things do go wrong; embrace it. The weather on our day was absolutely crazy but as a result, some of our best photos are swirled in fog and rain!
How about your favourite moment?
We played the shoe game and cried with laughter. The crazy weather was also memorable. We had sun, rain, storms and fog. It made the view even more incredible and cosy inside.
Photography: Studio Impressions http://www.studioimpressions.com.au/
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Spicer’s Peak Lodge https://spicersretreats.com/spicers-peak- lodge/
Bride’s Dress: Watters gown from Belladonna Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Custom Made
Hair and Makeup: Dollhouse Hair and Makeup Artistry
Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Custom Made
Coordinator: Chloe Douglas of Spicers Peak Lodge
Flowers: Blooms Bridal http://www.bloomsbridal.com.au/
Cake: Special Moments Cakes Made with Love
Stationery: Giant Invitations http://giantinvitations.com.au/
Music: Matt Fasso and String Ensemble
Celebrant: Renee Wilkins
Accessories: LOVEON Jewellery http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au
Engagement Ring: Xennox Diamonds
Bride’s Wedding Ring: Saleras
Groom’s Wedding Ring: Michael Hill Jeweller
Have a look at some stunning photos from Jess and Jeremy’s wedding day.