After making the big decision to relocate to London, Sydneysiders Jessica Clough and Sam Forrest could think of no better send-off than their stylish winter wedding.
Sam, 27, had proposed on their six-month anniversary while on a romantic water taxi cruise under the Harbour Bridge, leaving the couple with just three months to plan their special day before jetting off to their new life.
“It was a challenge to organise a wedding and a move to London in the relatively short timeframe, but with a lot of help from family and friends, we had the wedding of our dreams,” Jess, 30, says.
The pair wed at St David’s Uniting Church, Haberfield on August 22 in front of 140 friends and family.
The reception was held at Dedes at the Point in Abbotsford, where the newlyweds busted out their choreographed first dance to Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”
“It had been choreographed for us by the Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company, we had two of their dance instructors lead our guests in a mass dance lesson so that they could all be part of our first dance as husband and wife,” Jess explains.
“It was organised chaos but loads of fun.”
Photos courtesy of Taryn Ruig Photography.
Jess had the help of her dad to choose this Wendy Makin silk and feather gown, purchased at Marry Me Bridal.
Cakes, Covers & Candlesticks created the simple two-tier cake with amazing flavours: white chocolate and passionfruit; and white chocolate with caramel mud.
Jess says, “Sam and I are now enjoying London together, especially now the weather is starting to warm up a bit!”
Brides Accessories: Glamadonna Pty Ltd, Mimco / Brides Gown: Marry Me Bridal, Wendy Makin Bridal Studio / Brides Shoes: Verali / Bridesmaids Dresses: Moss & Spy / Cake: Cakes Covers & Candlesticks / Ceremony Music: Murray Ackman / Ceremony Venue: St. David's Uniting Church / Entertainment: Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company, Black Express, Beyond AV / Flowergirl Dress: Myer, Cotton On / Flowers: Morgan Chong / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: T.M. Lewin / Groomsmen Attire: T.M. Lewin / Hair: Artizano Hair Studio / Honeymoon: Tasmania / Invitations: Vistaprint / Lolly Buffet: Morgan Chong / Makeup: Napolean Perdis Cosmetics / Photographer: Taryn Ruig Photography / Reception Venue: Dedes at the Point / Rings: Affinity Diamonds / Transport: Luxury Wedding Cars / Wedding Night Accommodation: Blue Sydney