Tell us a little about yourselves!
Hi we are Jake and Rosie, we’re currently living in the Lower Blue Mountains after spending the early years of our relationship in an apartment in Sydney’s Inner West. We enjoy the simple things in life -dinner out on a Saturday with a nice glass of wine and Sunday mornings in a cafe (this is why we don’t own a home). We try to get up the coast as much as we can so Jake can surf and Rosie can watch from the shore with a chiko roll. That’s about it really, we’re pretty easy to please!
Why did you decide to get married where you did?
Rosie’s parents also got married in this house, we always knew that's where we wanted to have it and when we started planning we didn’t even look at any other venues. It was important for us to get married there as it holds significance for not only Rosie’s family but also our us as a lot of time during our early relationship was spent here and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones together with our combined families.
How many guests did you have?
13 guests - Just immediate family and partners, with Damien Milan capturing our day.
Tell us about your outfits.
My dress was from L’eto Bridal and it was the first dress I actually tried on. I just knew I had the ‘moment’ then. Anya from L’eto is such an extraordinary designer and was a real joy to work with. She is so open to altering her baseline collection and is excited throughout the entire process. Jake's suit was a custom tobacco coloured P. Johnson suit. He went in to the first consultation not really knowing what say or ask for however, after sitting with Porter he was able to take the vagueness and help translate that into something he felt comfortable in. He even looked forward to wearing it afterwards, as this was the first time he had ever worn a suit!
What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?
The most important part was to enjoy it - if we ever got to a point where it was too much stress we would just re-evaluate what we were doing and whether it would actually bring us joy on the day and leading up to it. Rosie is an anxious person so didn’t want to spend every day months leading up to the day wondering if we would be hosting a ‘super-spreader’ event so we made the call relatively early to downsize to an intimate elopement, simply so we could really enjoy the day ourselves. We understand the importance of guests too, so we will be having a larger party in a years time to incorporate all our loved ones who missed out.
Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?
I think the most important element was how we wanted it to feel, and that was just for people to be relaxed and comfortable and to have a good time.
Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during the pandemic?
The biggest tip is about the vendors, get people you genuinely like dealing with because with lockdowns and changing plans you need people who are not just accommodating but also decent people. We could not have been more grateful to all of our vendors. Perhaps I am a little biased however, I honestly think every vendor that we chose was extraordinary in their fields!
Photographer : Damien Milan @damienmilan_photographer | Ceremony + Reception Location : Private Residence in the Blue Mountains, NSW | Celebrant : Marry Me Zoe @marryme.zoe | Hire : Simply Seated @simply.seated | Flora : Floreat Floral @floreatfloral | Makeup : Kim Pham @kimkpham | Hair : Naydene Mehmet @salonnaydene | Catering + Beverages : Ciao Pepi’s @ciao_pepis | Cake : Made by a close friend | Rosie's Dress : L’eto Bridal @letobridal | Jake's Suit : P. Johnson @pjohnsontailors | Rings : Natalie Marie Jewellery @nataliemariejewellery | Rosie's Shoes : Mara and Mine @maraandmine | Jake's Shoes : Adieu Paris @adieushoes | Headpiece : Jennifer Behr @jenniferbehr