BRI + JACK - TIVERTON ESTATE, VIC | REAL WEDDING
Photography | Andrea Sissons Photography
Bri and Jack's wedfest was all about being surrounded by their favourite people, chilled music vibes, and a Texan BBQ to bring back the memories of a trip they took to America.
They were so very lucky to be able to hold their wedding at Tiverton Estate which Bri's parents share, the paddock overlooking Lake Mulwala along with the rope and pole marquee was the perfect setting for fun and relaxed party!
Andrea Sissons one of Bang's favourite photographers was there to capture all the love and showcase some local all-star suppliers involved in the day including Haven Flora Studio (florals), Never & Co (hair), Golden Graze (grazing table), KY Designs (signage), Isabelle Warren (celebrant) - check them out if you are planning your wedding in North East Victoria and surrounds.
Our proposal was an amazing moment that I will always remember. On a family Holiday in Perth Jack proposed at Rottnest island at a beautiful lookout. With the children both asleep in the pram, from a long day of sightseeing, Jack got down on one knee to retrieve the very well-hidden engagement ring from the nappy bag. It was a beautiful moment with our little family all included.
I did wonder why he insisted on packing the bag for our day trip!
How did you find the planning process?
We have been planning our wedding on and off since the proposal in 2017, but true to our modern take on our relationship and doing everything a little bit backward we settled firstly with renovating, building, and other career paths before really sitting down and deciding on the perfect time to set a date for the wedding which fell on the 12th of March 2021, little did we know that we still had a few humps in the road in the lead up to the date. I was very lucky throughout the planning process to have the lovely Anna from Bang Event Co. who helped with perfecting every detail along the way. The finer details were always really important to me as I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I was lucky to have supportive people around me such as the bridesmaids or close friends and family who were continuously offering to help, offer advice, assist with the planning, organizing, and implementing all my ideas.
Any planning surprises?
Do I dare mention the dreaded word… COVID...
This created quite the stir throughout the planning process, going in and out of lockdown we started to plan an elopement. In the close lead-up to the wedding, we had a few hiccups with a couple of wedding band changes due to interstate travel and our beloved iconic food truck Mabel potentially not being able to make the trip from Brunswick to Bundalong. It made it… on the back of a tow truck just before all the guests arrived…
Back in 2020, we were going in and out of lockdown so frequently, Jack and I started planning an elopement, which lead me to think, SHIT… I still need a dress. I fell in love with a sequin-covered kimono style dress from ASOS, that was inexpensive and suited my body perfectly. When trying it on for my two sisters they were both in tears, with how much they loved it, and I thought, this could even be the one. Once restrictions eased and we could actually go to bridal boutiques we went to one, tried on a dozen different styles and dresses, nothing compared to my online bargain. We cancelled our bookings to the next two places and called It a day. I loved everything about my dress and had It altered by the magnificent Jessica Lauren Designs. It was perfect.
Favourite moment or detail?
Having the children at the wedding, all though unconventional to some, completely made the entire day for me. I got to share all the special preparation touches with my daughter Frankie and walk down the aisle towards both Jack and Alfie, which was everything to me.
Frankie also brought everyone to tears when she ran down the aisle before me and jumped into Jack’s arms. It was beautiful.
The sunset photos were also a moment of gratitude for me, and a short period of time on the day that Jack and I shared solely together. Another moment that I absolutely loved was getting my flower delivery, I had put all my confidence in a beautiful friend of mine to do my florals and I was absolutely blown away by the end result. They added the finishing touch and the arbour looked amazing as I walked down the aisle.
LOL's or Near Disaster?
Mabel the food truck!
We wished we had of?
Stopped, taken a breath and valued everything in the moment.
Best piece of advice for any planning bride + grooms?
Give more jobs to the groom. LOL
Get a planner, it makes not just your day, but the whole lead-up so much easier and run smoothly.
Bri + Jack's Dream Team
Ceremony Tiverton Estate
Reception Tiverton Estate
Celebrant/Officiant Isabelle Warren Marriage Celebrant
Photography Andrea Sissons Photography
Videography Valley & Peak
Hire Bang Event Co furniture, napery, cutlery
Bourke Hire marquee, glassware, flooring and lighting
Food Blue Bonnet BBQ
Florist Haven Flora Studio
Hair Rêver & Co
Makeup KJ Beauty
Signage Nicole Carling (welcome, seating sign and menus) and KY Designs (bar sign and drink mixers)
Entertainment Lion Bear
Grazing Golden Graze
Cheese Cake Harper and Blohm
Bridesmaids entrance - Ocean -John Butler
Bridal entrance - I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
Signing register - Slow Mover – Angie McMahon and Loving is Easy – Rex Orange County
Processional - Junk of the Heart – The Kooks
Reception Intro song – When I See You – Macy Gray
First Dance – Periscopes – The Beautiful Girls