Online dating is just the norm these days, but Jenna Lappe and Jake Winkler connected via one of the world’s earlier social media platforms – Myspace.
Seven years later, the couple aged 25 and 26 respectively, were engaged over dinner during a date at Melbourne’s Southbank. “I had an inkling Jake was going to propose because I kept receiving text messages from my dad asking how my dessert was,” explains Jenna. “I thought that this was a bit strange.” And Jenna’s instinct was bang-on, with Jake proposing with a ring and ‘Will you marry me?’ spelled out in chocolate on her dessert plate.
The Narre Warren couple married at their Yarra Valley wedding on March 13, 2016 with 95 guests. The rustic chic theme perfectly matched the Rochford Winery, boasting beautiful landscapes and reception room. Prior to the ceremony, Jenna and Jake had first-look photos taken, savouring that special moment away from the crowd.
The bride’s advice for brides-to-be is to request a later closing time at your venue. “We all wanted to keep partying,” she smiles.
Photos courtesy of Iain & Jo – We Tell Love Stories.
The romantic floral theme in peach was tied into printed invitations by The Print Fairy.
Jake’s groomsmen were free to dress in their own style on the day.
Amazing Limousines took care of the couple’s ride, with an elegant white stretch Chrysler 300C.
Jenna and Jake were married by young Melbourne celebrant Matt Finch.
Melbourne photographers Iain & Jo captured beautiful memories for the couple.
Four-piece band Lark Music had guests up and dancing, “even our older guests stayed right up until the end of the night,” smiles Jenna.
Bomboniere: Hearts Delight Specialty Cakes / Brides Accessories: Ashlee Lauren Designs, Lovisa / Brides Gown: Stella York, Miss Gowns / Brides Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Cake: Bride's mum / Celebrant: Matt Finch Celebrant / Ceremony Music: Lark Music / Flowergirl Dress: eBay / Flowers: Handcrafted flowers / Grooms Attire: Oxford / Grooms Shoes: Oxford / Hair: Erin's Hair and Makeup / Invitations: The Print Fairy / Makeup: Erin's Hair and Makeup / Pageboy Attire: eBay / Photographer: Iain and Jo | We tell love stories / Rings: Angus & Coote / Transport: Amazing Limousines / Venue: Rochford Wines Yarra Valley / Wedding Night Venue: The Gatehouse at Villa Raedward