Jen and her now-husband Stu, who met working for the Melbourne Fire Brigade, dressed the part for the old-fashioned affair — Stu wore a tweed suit from England, and Jen wore a timeless lace-adorned dress and carried a parasol in the boat. Even the guests got in on the theme, with some wearing bow ties, tweed, and even short pants with high socks.
Stu and Jen styled the wedding themselves, showing off their love of nature by using native Australian plants, herbs and chili peppers to decorate the aisle. We also loved the colorful bentwood chairs and stools they chose for the ceremony.
Another detail we adored: Jen’s engagement ring, which Stu had specially made using glass they’d collected on a beach while heliskiing in Russia.
We loved spending time with this adventurous couple, and when it was all over, we felt as if we’d made two new friends. Luckily, it seems like they felt the same way. “Having Lizzy at our wedding felt like having an old friend doing the photos for us
with the added bonus of knowing we were going to have beautiful professional
photos to remember our special day by. Lizzy made us comfortable, she was
professional, and made it relaxed and fun,” Jen told us. “She was even willing and happy to take her camera in a row boat to capture the special moments of our rowing from the ceremony to the reception.” We’re always willing to get a little wet in the name of good wedding photos.
Wedding location: Studley Park Boathouse, Kew
Ceremony Official: Melissa Jacob, The Ceremony Store
Bridal gown: Claire Pettibone gown from Intique & Co
Groom’s attire: Bookster, England
Makeup: Jade Pearce Makeup Design
Hair: Tina from Muji Cutters
Flowers: Katrina Owers
Jewellery: Family heirlooms
Boat: Jen’s Father’s Antique Double Skull
Music – Ceremony in the park: Sergio Ercole
Music – Reception: Frank Lee Darling
Wedding Rings: Bill Mazis