Legendary photographer Lauren from Still Love begins telling us a bit about Jordan and Eliza-Jane’s wedding by saying, “They are just the loveliest humans. Which is always so surprising when people are that ridiculously good looking.”
Reminding us to never judge a book by its cover, Eliza-Jane and Jordan, revealed a few other things about themselves in the lead up to their wedding. One, that they have incredible self control (they didn’t kiss for two weeks before their wedding) and two, that they know how to stick to a budget, despite having Kairos Films and In The Booth on board as a worthy addition to their day.
“We stopped kissing two weeks before the wedding and kept running off to make up for those lost moments all throughout the night. It was so good to just get away from it all and be with my husband and marvel at how special the best day of our lives was”, Eliza-Jane tells us before going on to explain how they were able to save so much money.
“Our mums are both super creative and also best friends so they designed and created everything from dream-catchers, to handmade quilts and cushion covers, teepees and we couldn’t forget the endless amount of bunting! Pretty much every single decoration in sight, including all the draped material and hangings were the work of our mothers…”
If you’re wondering whether there’s anything these two women can’t do, well, there’s not. Jordan’s mother also handmade the boy’s bow ties while Eliza-Jane’s mother made her (wait for it) wedding dress.
“Can I just start by saying, I LOVE MY DRESS! I knew I wanted something whimsical, and floaty and kind of ethereal and there just didn’t seem to be anything like that around so I turned to my talented seamstress of a mother who is a whiz on the sewing machine. She’d never made a wedding dress before and I’m pretty sure everyone was blown away by the incredible job she did. Looking back, it was so special to have my beautiful mother make my dress and I am so grateful for the sacrifices she made to create the perfect dress for me!”
Anything else left on their mother’s to-do list was assigned to the boys. Jordan, a cabinet-maker made their stunning ceremony arbour while his Dad put together their dance floor. “Basically everything was a HUGE team effort. Not only did this allow us to stick within our budget, but it meant that all the details had love poured into them and our family was really part of making our day”, says Eliza-Jane who as much as she loved and appreciated everyone’s efforts, including their bouquets and homemade cakes, all she really wanted was to marry Jordan. “ALL I wanted to do was marry Jordan. As long as we were married on the 27th of September I was happy.”
CREDITS Photos Still Love // Cinematography Kairos Films // Bridal gown Elli-J Creations // Shoes Famous Footwear // Flowers Blooms of Eden // Rings Carillon Antiques and Jewellery Design Studio // Bridesmaids dresses Forever New // Grooms suit Terrace Men (jacket) and General Pants Co. (pants) // Grooms shoes Industrie // Groomsmen suits Myer // Suspenders Sunmark Studio via Etsy // Ceremony and reception private property, WA // Lighting Matrix Productions // Hair Hair by Ivy // Makeup Megan Crosby Makeup Artist // Music Bedouin Sea // Celebrant Ned Davies // Photo booth In The Booth.