Elle and Jason surrounded by love at family country chic wedding

Wedding: 13/10/2018

Posted by Lucy | 24 February, 2020

First-time Tinder user Elle managed to find love at first swipe when she met Jason.

“I had not used Tinder before and naively assumed that Jason also lived in Brisbane. We had our first date… where I discovered that he lived in Adelaide,” Elle explains.

“But our connection was undeniable.”

A long-distance relationship followed before Jason made the big move north.

Jason popped the question on his 30th birthday and the couple began planning their country chic wedding.

“I had always imagined getting married near where I grew up, on the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW. When we saw Christine’s Church of the Two Grandfathers (at Rous Mill in the Byron Bay hinterland), we both knew it was the perfect location for us,” Elle says.

The historic church, surrounded by gorgeous gardens, perfectly suited the relaxed, laid-back vibe they were after.

“A few months prior to our wedding, disaster struck when the reception space at the venue burnt down in a freak fire. Luckily, everyone pulled together and we were able to have our reception in a beautiful marquee in the gardens behind the church,” Elle says.

“Our wedding day was even better than we could have imagined. Everyone was smiling and laughing, the food was amazing, we had live music, there was so much dancing, and everything looked absolutely beautiful.”

Photos courtesy of Bye Bye Blackbird Photography.

“To us, our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. We were privileged to get married in a beautiful church in the countryside, surrounded by people who had travelled from all over to be with us,” Elle says.

Jason looked the part in a classic suit from Tony Barlow Fine Suits and Tailoring.

Live music was an important part of the day for the pair, including The Wedding DJ, who got everyone on the dance floor later in the evening. When it came to the food, dinner was served up family style and was created by Catering By Sharon.

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Photos courtesy of Bye Bye Blackbird Photography.