When you’re in love, you make your own relationship rules.
Jessica Wood and James Robins weren’t afraid to discuss the ‘M’ word on their first date, nor were there any doubts they were ‘the one’ for each other. “Funnily enough we discussed getting married the very first time we spoke; when you know, you know,” says Jessica, 26, of her beau, 29. “We moved in together around one month later.”
They celebrated their elegant rustic wedding on February 25, 2017 in Willunga, South Australia. A ceremony at Barn 1890 with 60 guests was followed by a reception at the same beautiful location. “We wanted to keep in tune with the natural elements of the venue and its surroundings,” explains the bride. “Being placed between the hills, vineyards and the beach, we really had the best of everything.”
Jess’ mum also played a special role in the day, despite passing away when Jess was just 15 years old. “I chose to have my mum’s locket with two photos of her inside attached to my bouquet so she was with me the whole day,” smiles Jess. “Married life is utter bliss and we can’t wait to spend the ups and downs of life, side by side.”
Photos courtesy of Emme Jade Photography.
Peter Shearer Menswear decked out James and his crew in deep blue lounge suits and matching ties.
The bride opted for her bridesmaids to have mismatched gowns to suit their individual taste and body shape.
Jess sourced her elegant strapless gown with lace detail from Ultimate Bride.
Bride Jess says the couple expect to hear the pitter-patter of little feet “hopefully soon!”
Brides Accessories: Lovisa / Brides Gown: Ultimate Bride / Brides Shoes: Novo Shoes / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Various / Caterer: Chef Steele / Celebrant: Lauren Khabbaz-Duncan / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Flowers: Cherished Bouquets / Grooms Attire: Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire / Grooms Shoes: Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire / Groomsmen Attire: Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire / Groomsmen Shoes: Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire / Hair: Vanilla Vibe / Honeymoon: Byron Bay, Tweed Heads / Invitations: Vistaprint / Lolly Buffet: Beck's Bakehouse / Makeup: Ashlee Baker / Photographer: Emme Jade Photography / Rings: Direct Diamond Sales / Transport: Friend's cadillac / Venue: Barn 1890 / Venue Decor: Little Love Events / Wedding Night Accommodation: Sea & Vines Cottage