A text-book proposal on a private dinner deck in Fiji was the perfect beginning to the romantic wedding of Jessica Randall, 27, and Joel Davidson, 29.
The Sydney couple married in their hometown on November 2, 2013 with a church ceremony in Darling Point and reception at Aqua Dining in Milsons Point under the Harbour Bridge.
Jessica, a dental receptionist, admits her relationship with Joel, a builder, took a little time to develop in the beginning. “Joel and I first met through a mutual friend back in 2006,” she recalls. “And although it wasn’t love at first sight, after spending every weekend together for the next few months, we became inseparable.”
She says their wedding with 75 of their closest family and friends was exactly how they dreamed it would be. “After almost seven years together this amazing day was definitely worth the wait,” she smiles. “Joel surprised me with a beautiful old car to take my Dad and I to the church the morning of the wedding.”
Jessica’s most cherished memory of the day is of walking down the aisle. “I was walking into the church and saw Joel standing there. I was trying so hard not to cry so I just looked at him and no-one else.”
Jessica chose her bridal gown from Sottero and Midgley. “I always knew what kind of dress I wanted, and as soon as I walked in to the shop, I pointed at it and said, ‘That is the one i want’,” she recalls.
Many of the couple’s images were taken in Sydney’s Hyde Park.
The reception venue Aqua Dining in Milsons Point is located right underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Photos courtesy of Inlighten Photography.
Brides Accessories: Oroton and Swarovski / Brides Gown: Sottero and Midgley / Brides Shoes: Panache Bridal Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa and Etsy / Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom / Ceremony Venue: St Mark's Church, Darling Point / Entertainment: Wedding DJ Hire / Flowers: Sylvania Flower Studio / Grooms Attire: Politix / Groomsmen Attire: Politix / Hair: Jessica Jacobs Bridal Hair / Honeymoon: Bali / Invitations: Lure Sydney / Makeup: Jessica Amy Make Up / Pageboy Attire: Industrie Kids / Reception Venue: Aqua Dining / Rings: Midas Jewelers / Transport: Instyle Wedding Cars / Venue Decor: Sylvania Flower Studio and Pamela Victoria Fragrance / Videographer: Soda Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: Fraser Suites