They met at a fish and chip shop when they were 16 years old. It was love at first sight for Jake, as he watched Brody enter the store like a moment in slow motion as she made her way closer to him. Expecting her to place an order, she walked around the counter towards the back of the store - she actually works at the same shop. This was it. The moment. The start of their story...
You could see the happiness and excitement radiating on their faces throughout the entire wedding day. Brody and Jake hand crafted practically everything throughout their day - not wanting to conform to the typical "wedding" stereotype. Jake built the centrepieces and displays at the reception in his home shed - further adding the unique element to their day, held at Ballara Receptions, at the foothills of the Yarra Valley.
Preparations began with Jake and the boys at their house in Packenham - with Jake making everyone BLT's preparing for a great day ahead. The boys looked dapper in their Cosmo Suits, and you couldn't wipe a smile of Jake's face as he chilled alongside his Best Man + Groomsman. A mere 15 minutes away, Brody and the girls were enjoying a relaxing morning in Beaconsfield, having some laughs and champagne whilst they were having their hair and makeup completed by the lovely ladies at All Over Glow. Dressed by Stella York Miss Gowns, Brody looked absolutely stunning (complimented by a floral headband and flowers by Flowers by Jo).
The weather was unpredictable in the lead up to the ceremony, with the decision to press on to their outdoor ceremony confirmed just moments before Brody arrived at Ballara Receptions. Melbourne's Premier Celebrant, Greg Evans, officiated a joyful ceremony which retold the story of how Brody + Jake met, and accumulating in Brody + Jake exchanging their personally written vows which evoked some happy tears, laughter and humour which they both share.
I'm so glad they had chosen our good friend, Beth from Emotif Photography to capture their day - and to Beth for referring our services to this wonderful couple. The entire day was enjoyable, as we captured the pure magic unfolding before our eyes, as Brody + Jake were celebrating their first few moments together as husband and wife.
With the reception in full swing, Stand Clear were there to ensure the night partied on and guests were up dancing, celebrating and enjoying the festivities.
Thank you so much Brody + Jake for a great day! You two are two in a million, and were an absolute pleasure to film and retell your story.