An elegant earthy aesthetic meets classic minimalism all at once. Rows of fairy lights cascaded above the long communal dining table as Jack, Jessica and their guests celebrated under the balmy night sky of Bryon Bay.
Names: Jack Cooper & Jessica Peluchetti
Wedding date: 23/9/2016
Ceremony and reception venue: Fig Tree Restaurant, Byron Bay
How we met and the marriage proposal: We met through mutual friends in Townsville 8 years ago. We’ve now been together for 6.5 years. The proposal was very sweet. I came home after work one day and Jack had left a small card on the kitchen bench with my name on it. I opened it and inside was a gift voucher to one of my favourite stores and a special message from him. It also told me to go to another room in our house as my next present was waiting. I found another three cards and vouchers all with lovely little messages in them throughout our house. The last card led me to another room where I found him waiting on one knee surrounded by balloons and candles. And of course I said ‘yes!’
About our wedding day: Our wedding was at the Fig Tree Restaurant in Byron Bay. Everyone had travelled to be there, which made it that much more special. I loved that we had the ceremony outside under the Fig tree overlooking Byron Bay and our seated dining reception under the stars. Another special moment was when Jack sung to me just after we were married. He played the guitar and sang a song, changing parts of the lyrics to be about us.
Our wedding style: Our style could be described as slightly rustic with a classic and elegant edge. We kept the decorations to a minimum because the venue was so beautiful.
Finding my wedding gown: I knew I really wanted to wear a long sleeve wedding dress and being from Townsville, North Queensland, I knew I wasn’t going to find one there. My mum, sister and myself booked a weekend in Melbourne and made a few appointments to look for wedding dresses. I knew as soon as I put my wedding dress on that it was the one I was going to wear. I had an idea of what I wanted in my head, but this dress exceeded all of my expectations. I loved it.
First dance song: John Mayer – Love is a verb. Jack chose this song because he likes the idea that love is a doing word, not just a thing.
Advice for future couples Have fun! And also, get both a photographer and videographer. We can’t stop looking at both our beautiful photos and video from the day. It’s so nice to be able to re-live it and remember how much fun and special it was.
Couture experience at Suzanne Harward: We had such a special time at Suzanne Harward. As soon as we walked in we felt quite special and nothing was too much to ask. The experience was everything you could want when looking for the most special dress you will ever wear.
Book an appointment today to find your dream wedding gown at Suzanne Harward.
Photographer – Shane Shepherd / Videographer – Yellow Bull Weddings / Ceremony & Reception Venue – Fig Tree Restaurant / Bride’s gown – Suzanne Harward / Bride’s Accessories – Samantha Wills / Bride’s Shoes – Wittner / Hair & Makeup – The Beauty Case / Paper goods – Hunting Louise / Music – North Coast Entertainment / Planner & Stylist – Byron Bay Weddings / Bridesmaid attire – Veronika Maine/ Grooms & Groomsmen Attire – Rodger David / Cake – Let Them Eat Cake / Florist – The French Petal/
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