The story of Jay + Andrew commenced how most relationships do these days... swiping right.
Andrew had 'super liked' Jay on tinder as she caught his eye straight away. After a bit of contemplation, Jay soon matched, and they had their first official date back in February 2016. Jay was at a local train park and Andrew happened to live across the road so it seemed a logical place for their fist casual meeting.
The connection was instantaneous. Jay notes it was like "we had known each other for a long time. Everything was just extremely comfortable". Andrew echoed this, instantly feeling a spark, seeing Jay as a single mum and doing an incredible job raising Eris and Arion on her own having so much independence and strength.
This was their start, and I'm beyond stoked and thrilled to finally share their wedding film and tell their story through film.
The day commenced with preparations onsite at the exquisite Yarra Valley Lodge in Chirnside Park - which is where the ceremony and reception were held. It was ideal having everything happen onsite, allowing all family and friends to mingle and soak up the festivities.
After capturing Andrew and the boys suit up in their Bell & Barnett suits, we headed over to the girls suite, where Jay and bridesmaids were being pampered by Marie Louise Makeup + Keizo Hair Design. Jay looked exquisite in her custom designed dress, complimented with florals by Hello Blooms.
Family and friends arrived ahead of Jay's grand arrival at the ceremony - as Andrew was smiling ear to ear as his future wife made her way down the aisle alongside her dad. The ceremony was officiated by Yarra Valley's own Kate Haley Civil Celebrant - who knocked it out of the park delivering a heartfelt and poignant ceremony.
The day was not only a special day for Jay + Andrew, but an exciting day for their three gorgeous kids - Eris, Arion and Skyler - as their little family officially becomes one. Eris + Arion delivered words of advice to mum + dad which sparked a few happy tears and melted all hearts.
With a kiss, it was all made official - and we soon wandered the grounds alongside Monica from Love by Shae capturing the newly married couple and their amazing bridal party. Absolute pros all round - love simply sparked for them on camera.
As the reception kicked into gear, all partied on well into the night - what a great celebration for Jay, Andrew and their families.
Thanks so much, Jay + Andrew for a great day and for entrusting me to capture your memories for you both. You both have been absolutely amazing and welcoming and I wish you every bit of happiness.