Melanie and Jacob’s bittersweet modern classic wedding

Wedding: 18/08/2018

Posted by Roya | 23 November, 2018

For Melanie and Jacob, aged 26 and 25, their modern classic wedding was a day of smiles, love and lots of tears.

Having lost her father to Pancreatic Cancer in 2017, Melanie says it suddenly hit her that she would never have that beautiful moment of walking down the aisle with her father or having a father-daughter dance.

“Those are the moments that every father and daughter should experience together.”

The week before Melanie’s father died, Jacob asked for his blessing over their marriage. “Jacob tells me how Dad laughed and replied with ‘I don’t think I can do another wedding quite so soon!'”

In a bittersweet occasion on August 18, 2018 the Blacktown pair wed before 111 guests at Crowne Plaza in Hawkesbury Valley, NSW.

Melanie’s father was included throughout the day, starting with a card written before he’d passed wishing the pair good luck for their wedding. Foliage from his olive tree and his cufflinks from another daughter’s wedding featured in Melanie’s bouquet.

“It gives me so much warmth to know Dad knew I would marry the love of my life,” says the bride.

Photos courtesy of Perfect Moment Photography.

Jacob and his groomsmen dressed for the classic occasion in tuxedos from Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal.

Melanie purchased her flattering gown from Brides of Sydney. 

“So many people have their big day without having the person who had the biggest impact on their life there. Luckily, there’s so much you can do to honour them,” says the bride.

Jacob donned a pair of leather Converse sneakers. “He loves a good pair of Chucks – I even had my own to swap into,” says Melanie.

Video by Perfect Moment Photography.

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Photos courtesy of Perfect Moment Photography.