Jane and Ben have such a great love story. Two people who collided once, so briefly… and then ran into each other in a completely different country…and of course, fell in love!
“We met in London about 10 years ago by chance. I sat next to his friend on a flight while on my way to do an internship on my uni summer break. Ben was living there at the time. I ended up chatting with his friend and going out with their group for a few nights out while I was in town. I then left London and went about my life, keeping in touch with none of them. I moved to HK in 2007 and after just a couple of weeks I ran smack bang into ben and realised it was that guy from London from about 6 years earlier. We ended up getting together and the rest is history“, says Jane.
They are such a beautiful couple, in every way. Generous, fun-loving, stylish and sincere.
Jane had so many fantastic ideas for her wedding, and every detail was carefully decided upon…I love Jane’s creative energy. And I was absolutely blown away when Ben took the microphone during late-night dancing and actually rapped a song out.
They chose Spicers Clovelly Estate for both their ceremony and reception, with the ceremony being held on the Library Deck, followed by canapes on the lawn and a sit-down dinner in a marquee on the Jacaranda plateau.
Planned and Styled by Lovebird Weddings, and shot by the talented Marcus Bell and Adam Finch of Studio Impressions.
First came the invitations, made by the Bride, out of vintage books sourced by her mother…the Romeo & Juliet book was a family antique.
The floral designs created by Terrianne of Mondo Floral Designs…a beautiful mix of white open bloom David Austin roses, opening white double tulips, a few blooms of antique roses, cream miniature spray rose blooms, white sholtzia flowering filler, white gypsophila. Touch of dusty miller.
The ceremony was created with mix & match vintage furniture pieces, and the focal point, a lovely vintage hand-made canopy finished with cascading blooms.
Being Autumn, Spicers Clovelly had a perfect rusty orange and green backdrop…
Marcus took the Bride & Groom off alone to Maleny for their bridal photos…all I can say is wow! These images are so incredible…
The reception was held under a stunning clear marquee by Events in Tents…they created this incredible draping fairy light feature, which was just so romantic, combined with hanging chandeliers. The marquee was set up with 3 long tables of 45 guests per table. Mix and match natural wooden chairs were teamed with crystal vases of florals, vintage book table numbers and French taper candles.
The cake was designed by Cake Designs…white mud raspberry and fruit cake, finished with ivory sugar icing.
The quality of food and wine was imperitive to Jane & Ben…Ocean Trout and Duck Confit were served for Entree, Lamb Shoulder and Roasted Snapper for main, followed by a stand up selection of dessert canapes.
The Rush Band got the party started with a 5-piece late-night set, which started with the first dance “Islands in the Stream” and got really crazy fun as the night climaxed with Ben’s own rap…if you want to get up and dance…The Rush Band are dynamic, fun and high energy…just brilliant!
The Dream Team: Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate; Photographer: Studio Impressions; Wedding Planner: Lovebird Weddings; Marquee: Events in Tents; Florals: Mondo Floral Designs; Styling & Decor: Lovebird Weddings; Celebrant: Celeste Frances Scott; Makeup: Brides Friend & Pru Edwards; Hair: Evalyn Parsons; Ceremony Classical Guitar: Cameron Ford; Reception Music: Rush Band; Cake: Cake Designs; Guest Transport: Noosa Hinterland Tours