J + J… The Perfect Day.

On the 11th May I got up early… had a coffee with my husband for Mother’s Day then headed to Toowoomba, today was the day the lovely Jess was getting married! Preparations were held at the cutest little cottage home before they made their way to the Venue [the gorgeous… Gabbinbar Homestead] to get dressed and wed her man!

It was such a lovely morning, everyone was so calm and relaxed but most of all EXCITED! Jess’ chosen makep styles complimented everyone – which was never going to be hard! Such a beautiful bunch of faces! – Jess it was an absolute pleasure to be there to take care of you all and share a giggle or two during preparations!

Also a big thank you to Kylie Maree Photography [who captured Jess’ perfect day] for allowing me to share some of her sneak peek shots. Swing by her website http://www.kyliemareephotography.com and see first hand the beautiful moments captured!

I’ve had the chance to catch up with Jess and hear a little more about her big day…

Weddings take so much planning, how did you work your way through everything?
The planning process was really just something we had to take step by step. We started with booking the ‘big things’ like the venue and the dress and the honeymoon – then we started to move onto the smaller things until eventually I found myself tying ribbon and name tags onto lolly bags! It was definitely something that evolved almost on it’s own, but there was some mad rushing at the pointy end of it!! Haha!

How did you know you’d found ‘the dress’?
I was actually tossing up between two dresses that I loved – so there was a lot of driving back and forth between bridal stores! I eventually decided on ‘the dress’ by picturing both dresses in the venue and my dress suited the relaxed, romantic, garden wedding much better than the other dress – and that’s what made me fall in love with it!

What personal touches did you add to your day?
My mum LOVES her craft so we had a lot of personal touches that she made! My favourite for the day was our lolly bags which we stamped with the same design we used for our invitations and then tied on a welsh love spoon to each bag. I’m half welsh and the love spoons date back to the medieval times where a man would carve a beautiful spoon for the woman he was courting as a symbol that he wanted to provide for her and marry her. They were a really meaningful favour for us to share with our guests. We also decorated our own vases, used Jenga as a guest book and my mum made two amazing canvases with beautiful sayings and decorations.

What was your favourite moment?
It sounds cliche, but my favourite moment was when I turned the corner at the aisle and I could see Jeremy waiting at the other end. He looked so handsome and suddenly everything became so real! That was the closest I came to tears the whole day!

Do you have any advice for future Brides?
I think my advice to future brides would be to make sure that you surround yourselves with people that will make your day joyful and remember to stop and capture moments of the day in your mind because it really does go SO quickly!!!

What did you you think of the makeup and the service you received?
Tyneale was absolutely brilliant!!! Not only was the makeup natural and flawless, but she was extremely professional and her bubbly personality just added an extra spark to the day! The makeup was beautiful all day and Tyneale was able to translate what I thought I wanted into something beautiful that all the girls enjoy! I would recommend Tyneale to anyone that wants a fun, efficient, professional and talented makeup artist for their big day!

Jess’ Dream Team for her big day were…
Florist: Flowers ordered through the Toowoomba Flower Market (including peony’s in May!!!) and designed and arranged by my extremely talented friend Talisa Pariss.
Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead
Photographer: Kylie Maree Photography
Makeup Artist: Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist
Hairstylist: Bride – Catherine from Simply Gorgeous Hair in Toowoomba. Bridesmaids – My wonderful sister-in-law Dilys Lunnon.

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