Jena & Alex’s Wedding at Yarra Valley

Album story by Jena

We are both casual and fairly easy going and wanted our wedding day to represent that. Our love for nature and natural beauty meant that we both wanted our wedding to be held outdoors, and we were lucky enough to discover a quaint and delightfully peaceful farm to hold the ceremony. The day was informal, with many quests arriving early to get ready with us. We decided very early on that our wedding would be small, simple and personal. We invited family and close friends to share the day with us, and felt that each guest contributed a unique and irreplacable element to the experience. We had a Baha’i ceremony which took place under a 150 year old oak tree, which was perfect for providing much needed shade given that it was a 43 degree day. After the ceremony we went to a near by railway station to have some photos taken with our photographer. We were both slightly camera shy but it was lots of fun and a great chance for us to spend some time together as a newly married couple. The reception was held at Mt Rael Retreat. We always intended to have all of our guests sit at one table, and we felt it worked really well to create an atmosphere for comfort and closeness. There was no formal schedule for the evening, we just enjoyed a delicious meal, great music played by various friends, and the company of our 40 guests.

Photographer: free the bird – Dress: Handmade by Brides friend. – Flowers: Jumping Jonquils – Grooms Tux / Shirt: Ben Shirman – Grooms Shoes: 23 Tribes – Ceremony Venue: Harvest Farm, Healesville – Reception Venue: Mt Rael Retreat, Healesville – Cake: Sticky Fingers Bakery – Details: Self, sourced from vintage stores. – Stationery Designer : Becca Reid Stationary – Hair and Make up: Sammy Faye Makeup Artistry – Music : Various friends played live music

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