There’s a lot to love about Jasmine and Matt’s wedding held at Old Broadwater Farm in WA, including personalised chocolate fudge (yum!) and a gorgeous fur-baby named Leila.
Scroll down to see their entire day captured by Black Bird Tale.
Tell us about how you met and the proposal?
We first met at an 18th birthday party when I was 16 and Matt was 17. Young Matt had too much to drink and had passed out, I put a pillow under his head. He didn’t remember meeting me that night, but we were re-introduced at another party the next weekend.
Matt asked for my email address so we could chat on MSN messenger (haha). For the next six months we chatted online and Matt frequently came to Boost Juice, where I worked, then we finally went on our first date to the football.
Matt proposed on a rainy night in Kings Park after a surprise dinner that he had organised for our eight year anniversary. It was 10pm, raining and Matt said he wanted to take a picture of us with the city lights in the background.
He isn’t usually one for romantics, but I didn’t catch on and I remember saying “come on it’s raining, I’m cold and I need to get to bed, I’ve got work in the morning!” Matt persisted and after we took our selfie with the city lights I was whining that it was cold and said “I’m going to the car” then he knelt onto the wet grass and proposed!
What DIY projects did you do accomplish for the wedding?
I was so lucky that I had time for DIY projects to share the love on our special day!
For my bridesmaids, my mother, mother-in-law and I, I made personalised coat hangers. I also made gift boxes for each of my bridesmaids which included slippers, a “bride squad” eye mask and pyjamas, earrings, rings, chocolates, a fashion emergency kit, a personalised mug and champagne flute which I made, tissues, face wipes, a party popper and the same candle that I had burning on the day while we were getting ready.
I made a gift box for Matt with the following gifts and comments tied to them with twine: jocks “in case you’re shitting yourself”, socks “in case you get cold feet”, a watch “to make sure you’re on time”, his favourite chocolate “something sweet for my sweetie”, a mini bottle of whisky “to calm the nerves” and chewing gum “so you have nice fresh breath for the kiss”.
For our dessert table, I made raw desserts including caramel slice, peanut butter slice, mini blueberry cheesecakes and Ferrero Rocher balls. For our guests to take home as bonbonniere I made chocolate fudge hearts. We were also lucky enough to have merlot that Matt’s dad made as our wedding wine.
One of my favourite DIY projects was our seating chart, a standing mirror I sanded, stained and wrote on with a white paint marker. For our reception, we arranged the centrepieces using jars and vases that I had collected, I also made the table numbers and wrote the place cards.
What was your theme/inspiration/vibe for your wedding?
The theme for our wedding was romantic and timeless with a relaxed and fun vibe.
What traditions did you involve during your big day?
We involved a few traditions like staying separate the night before, our flower girl was our niece, our ring bearer was our nephew, Matt’s parents were with him while he was getting ready, my mum helped me into my dress and my father walked me down the aisle.
What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?
Enjoy the planning process together and trust in your decisions. It can get overwhelming with all of the options and trying to make it the best day ever, but try to remember none of it really matters because it’s about the two of you and on the day you will have the best day no matter what! Remember your friends and family are there to celebrate you so will also have a great time regardless.
What does marriage mean to you?
To me, marriage means a lifelong commitment to supporting and motivating each other to become the very best versions of ourselves and achieve our goals not only as a team but as individuals, with lots of laughter along the way.
What was your favourite moment on your wedding day?
It was all so special! One of my favourites was sharing our vows and our whole ceremony because it was so personal. Also, making our entrance into the reception and definitely our first dance – we had no idea what we were doing so we just laughed with each other as we winged it!
Tell us any funny stories that surrounded your wedding?
One story involved our gorgeous fur-baby Leila (English Staffy) who was a special guest at our wedding. After our ceremony we had photos with her and she stayed all night being spoilt with cuddles and food from our guests, she even got to stay overnight in the cottage with us.
The next day we were packing up and realized we hadn’t seen her in a while, we walked around the grounds and called out for her repeatedly with no luck, we were getting worried that she had wondered off and got lost or found some kangaroos to chase.
As I went to pack something into the car, which had its doors open and was parked just outside the cottage, I found her curled up fast asleep on the floor in front of the drivers seat!
How did you find your venue and was the process difficult for you?
We knew we wanted an outdoor ceremony and had looked at venues in the Swan Valley, but didn’t find anything that we loved and fit all of our guests. So we made a list of venues that we liked the look of online and made a day trip down south. Once we saw Old Broadwater Farm and met with the girls it was easy to decide!
The main selling points that made us choose Old Broadwater Farm were the beautiful poplar trees, we could have our ceremony and reception at the same location, it was exclusively ours, we could bring our dog, it was BYO, how gorgeous the venue was with many photo opportunities and we had tried the food from the caterer (Supper Road) and it was delicious!
‘Sweet Disposition’ by The Temper Trap (acoustic).
First dance song?
‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams, then ‘I Love You Always Forever’ by Donna Lewis.
CREDITS: Photos Black Bird Tale // Videographer Reece Woo Videography // Flowers Kisschasey Wedding Flowers // Ceremony and reception location Old Broadwater Farm // Catering Supper Road // Styling Old Broadwater Farm and Blush Events // Stationery Zazzle // Bridal gown Pallas Couture // Brides shoes Boohoo // Veil Lorri Griffiths // Accessories Swarvoski // Bridal robe Honey Birdette // Bridesmaid dresses Shona Joy via Coco and Lola // Bridesmaid shoes Betts // Groomsmen suit, shoes and belt Roger David // Grooms tie YD // Rings Mens Rings Online and Tighe Jewellery Studio // Hair Hair By Me Studio // Makeup The Makeup and Beauty Corner // Music Kris Buckle // Celebrant Andrew Pickering // J & M letters Vintage Letters & Co // Photobooth and guest book King Image Photobooths.