Jess + Pete
Bangalow, New South Wales
We first met Jess at a bridal showcase, funnily enough she was the first person to walk up to our stand and just start chatting. We spoke about her wedding and everything she had planned and how she was looking for coordinators and stylists who could help her make the day amazing – “not just another job to them”, she said, but “people who really cared”!
That evening when we were packing up, we agreed, there was something about Jess – her vibrant, authentic personality, how comfortable she was in telling us her plans and how unfazed she seemed that everything was going to be OK, she just wanted to find the right people to help. We HAD to book this wedding! Naturally, we planned to get in touch right away, but much to my surprise when I went to email her the next morning, she had already contacted us! And that’s where it all began….
Over the next 11 weeks, I met Jess again and her adoring fiancé, Pete. This couple was cool, calm and above all just really genuine people. They had planned a beautiful family wedding in Bangalow, on Jess’s second parents’ home, as she calls them. We came to learn that this was the essence of who Jess and Pete were, individually and as a couple. Along the way I came to know not only the names of their extended family and friends, but equally the role they each played in Jess and Pete’s life together. We knew from the beginning that this wedding was going to be something VERY special!
So we set about talking, researching, creating, sourcing and booking everything that would bring their wedding to life over the next 10 weeks. Jess’s brief was for us to create an elegant, contemporary country wedding, where greenery brought everything to life and the natural surroundings of the countryside were features in themselves.
We decided to dress the reception venue (Newrybar Hall) in white, with key features including a barrel bar, signage, candle light and hanging clusters that were carefully crafted by Mim from Aurora Floral Studio. The ceremony arbour was hand-made by a family friend and set against the most stunning natural backdrop – my friend & photographer, Kylie, later said, “Sometimes nature gives you all you need”, and that couldn’t be more true of this beautiful wedding!
After 11 weeks of planning, 3 days of onsite coordination & styling and 500 km’s travelled in our rental van, we had done it! Jess and Pete were married and we couldn’t have been happier with the end result.
A very big thank you to Jess and Pete for entrusting us to create and style their wedding and an equally big thank you to the extended team of suppliers all of whom went above and beyond to bring this wedding to life – without them, our events simply do not happen.
Event Planning, Styling & Signage: HT Events // Flowers: Aurora Floral Studio // Set-Up Photography: Just For Love Photography // Venue: Private Property in Bangalow & Newrybar Hall // Lighting: North Coast Events // Barrel Bar & Bentwood Stools: Hampton Event Hire // Catering: Joe Chef Catering & Events // Entertainment: Josh Boots Trio // Celebrant: Carly Slade Weddings