A modern, simple courthouse elopement in the city, with 25 guests and a three-course dinner to follow.
Tell us about the proposal.
Aimee– It was just another Saturday for Jaye – An early morning start at work and my day off. As soon as Jaye left for work, I began setting up the proposal. Jaye had explicitly stated in a previous conversation that she did not like the idea of a public proposal, so I knew that having it at home was the best way.
When Jaye got home, the entire bedroom was filled with balloons, rose petals, roses and candles. I got down on one knee and asked Jaye to spend the rest of her life with me. Then we had some Champagne to celebrate at home, and I surprised Jaye with a Suite at the Ritz-Carlton that night and a fine dining dinner at Balthazar in the city.
Apart from our parents, who already knew, we decided to wait a few days to tell our friends and extended family so we could enjoy quality time together without distractions.
Talk us through your wedding day.
We spent the night prior together in a Suite at Como, The Treasury Hotel. Then, we went for a 6-course fine dining dinner at Wildflower, enjoying too many cocktails. We woke up with a slight headache but headed down for complimentary breakfast and some green juice to refresh. After that, we went back to the suite and relaxed together for a couple of hours before makeup and hair arrived. Our suite had separate rooms, so we had our hair and makeup done separately. We then separated suites and got ready with our families, enjoying champagne.
Our dads took us to the ceremony, which was held at Old Tower House, Northbridge. The ceremony was a short 15-minute service with our nearest and dearest.
Following photographs, we had our reception at the private dining room within The State Buildings, The Mark. We enjoyed a 3-course meal catered by Post.
Following the reception, some of us carried on celebrating at a small bar in Northbridge, drinking tequila fishbowls, as this was the only place we could find open past midnight on a Sunday night, and it was absolutely perfect!
Advice for other couples planning a smaller wedding?
If it’s something you want to do, then do it! Spend your wedding day the way you want to spend it, not how others want you to spend it. The day is yours and yours only. It’s the best thing we did as it minimized stress and responsibility, especially around Covid and the uncertainty of restrictions around weddings.
We felt like our attention was where it should be during the day, and we could spend valuable time with everyone on the night.
Photography by Flossy Photo
Cake Hello Sukar
Catering Post, State Buildings
Celebrant Sarah Thompson Celebrant
Ceremony Venue Old Tower House, Northbridge
Dress Boutique Through the White Door
Dress Designer Fontaine Gown – Chosen by Kyha | Kyha Studios
Engagement Rings Solid Gold
Florist Hello Charlotte
Hair Jake Gray
Hair Piece Olga Berg
Makeup Jacqui Bradfield Makeup
Planner | Stylist Chandelabra Weddings
Prop | Furniture Hire Hire Society
Reception Venue The Mark, State Buildings
Shirt Country Road
Signage & Stationery Felicitations Invites
Suit Designer Saba
Wedding Rings Cartier