With half their three-year relationship being long distance, you could say that project manager, Rachel and pilot, JK, have definitely put in the hard yards to get down that isle. And JK certainly knows where his bread is buttered- “marriage is a lifetime promise and commitment. It’s learning to compromise; ie. she’s always right.” Good man! Their engagement- much like their wedding- was a three day affair and from the bride’s Paolo Sebastian gown, to the groom’s Tom Ford tux, it’s clear no expense was spared. To make sure you see every detail, not only did Milton Gan photograph it, but our friends at Light Noise Films made an epic video you’ll find below.
THE PROPOSAL JK had planned a surprise get away to Saffire Freycinet two years since our first date. We enjoyed the first day on quad bikes and relaxing at the spa. On the second night, JK proposed to me outside on the deck of our room overlooking the mountains and the sea. The next morning, JK personally flew me around the coast of Tasmania.
THE VENUE Saffire Freycinet was where we got engaged and we wanted to share its significance, beauty and hospitality with our family and friends. We felt confident that with its intimate atmosphere and stunning views, our guests would share with us an unforgettable experience. Our guests were able to enjoy unique experiences like oyster tasting whilst submerged waist-high in water in the middle of a marine farm. Details like these set our wedding apart and it remains a very memorable few days.
DIY I made most of our stationary (invitations, programmes, etc), but I’m proudest of the arch and deck JK and I built for the ceremony. After choosing the beach for our ceremony location, I was concerned about how my bridesmaids and I would walk on the sand in heels. Building the deck was a perfect solution, and we had fun doing it.
THE DRESS My dress is a custom gown from Paolo Sebastian. In the initial consultation, I shared my vision and Paul sketched his designs, followed by three fittings over 6 months. The studio is based in Adelaide, so I had to travel interstate for each appointment. However, Paul and his team were very accomodating and scheduled the second and third fittings over two days.
REFERENCES I stumbled across our florist, Swallows Nest Farm, on Instagram. Grace grows her own flowers at her family farm in South of Tasmania, and she mainly works with native flowers, which were perfect for our venue. We found our photographers, Milton Gan and Amy Farrell, in Hello May Magazine. I was reading an issue that featured Amy and Milton’s wedding and the feature mentioned that they were wedding photographers. I was really impressed with their portfolio.
STANDOUT VENDORS If we were to choose one, it would have to be Jo from Saffire Freycinet. Jo was with us through all three days of our wedding celebrations and she was friendly, attentive and always one step ahead of everything. On our third night at Saffire, all our guests had left and we went to the restaurant for dinner. Jo had set up a table with flowers from our reception and my favourite cocktail from the night. Small details like these made an unforgettable weekend all the more magical.
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Milton Gan Cinematographer Light Noise Films Florist Swallows Nest Farm Ceremony, Reception & Catering Saffire Freycinet Cake Cake Chaos Decor & Hire Items Ashdown and Bee Signage Willow & Ink Entertainment Song Yi Jeon Transport Redline Coaches BRIDE Bridal Gown & Veil Paolo Sebastian Engagement Ring Cerrone Shoes Dior Hair & Makeup Sophie Lau Robes Le Rose Bridesmaid Dresses Zimmermann Bridesmaid Shoes Tony Bianco Bridesmaid Gifts Shopbop Earrings GROOM Suit Tom Ford Shirt & Shoes Dolce & Gabbana Bow Tie Yves Saint Laurent Watch Rolex Groomsmen Suits Zara