Jane & Tom
There is a simple elegance to Jane and Tom’s day that I just adore. The couple met through mutual friends in year 12 and decided for their wedding day that they wanted an occasion that was simple and classic and I think they checked every box! The beautiful images today are by Quince and Mulberry.
Jane chose The Babushka Ballerina for her wedding gown, remembering, “I chose the first dress I tried on – Josephine from Babushka Ballerina. My main objective was to find something comfortable where I would still look like me. I customised it with some additional lace detail. It was perfect.
I went to try it on twice – once with my Mum and Maid of Honour and the second time again with my Mum and bridesmaids. Both times there were tears and laughter; Louise and her team made it such a fun experience! I bought matching pearl bracelets for myself and my bridesmaids from Oroton, wore earrings from Samantha Wills and the most amazing silver shoes.”
Jane and Tom chose Wild Canary Bistro for their wedding ceremony and reception.
Jane walked down the aisle to This Old Love by Lior.
No Fuss Weddings officiated the wedding, Jane remembering, “We worked with Angela from No Fuss Marriages who made everything so easy. We wanted it to be simple and classic, which is exactly what it was.”
Of their photographer, Jane notes, “We adore our photographer; Kate from Quince and Mulberry. We (well Kate and I) bonded over our love of cats and I think we laughed the entire way through both our engagement and wedding shoots. Kate was so easy to work with, it felt as though we were spending time with a friend straight away.”
“We made sure we had half an hour just for us. We left the venue to go to a private residence with our photographer Kate from Quince and Mulberry for some couple photos. At the end of the shoot we stole away for 10 minutes to enjoy a glass of bubbly and practice the dance one more time before ‘the big show’!”
The modern botanical styling was carried throughout the day, says Jane. “Tom and I styled our entire wedding. He designed the invitations for both our engagement and wedding, and carried the design across the invitations, menu cards, signage etc. My friend, and emcee, Elissa inspired me to sew bunting which I started and Tom finished.We now have quite the collection for future events!”
“Tom and my Mums, and his grandmother, spent the day before the wedding arranging flowers and herbs for the table arrangements – the flowers came from the markets and the herbs came from my Mum’s garden.”
Jane notes, “I love planning. The day after the wedding I started planning Tom’s 30th as I was having withdrawals already. We kept everything simple and involved each other in every decision which made the whole process rather intimate.”
Of the first dance, Jane remembers, “We spent months choreographing and practicing our dance. We sought inspiration from several YouTube videos and spent hours trying different routines and mashing together custom routines inspired by Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Grease and Bruno Mars to name a few. We chose You and Me Song by the Wannadees. It has been a favourite song of mine since Baz Lurmann’s Romeo and Juliet. The lyrics “We always watch TV until we fall asleep” represents us a little too well!”
Congratulations Jane and Tom! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Quince and Mulberry for sharing today’s celebration!