When Rachael Seneviratne made a wish to marry Jacob Symmons, it came true in more ways than one!
The Perth couple’s shared values of family, animals, good food and education founded their instant connection. Now aged 24 and 25, they married at their rustic boho wedding on December 17, 2016 in the presence of 70 guests. They chose Laurance Estate in Wilyabrup to celebrate, where years earlier Rachael had made a wish in the property’s well to marry Jacob. “I was so excited to be married among the amazing jasmine and roses that the winery prides itself on,” smiles the bride.
Several of Rachael and Jacob’s family members work in FIFO roles, so coordinating a date was tricky. “When the venue had a date that fit with our families’ FIFO schedules we jumped at it,” explains Rachael. “Our families flew from around Australia to be at our wedding as well as Jacob’s uncle flying from Wales to be with us on our special day.”
The bride’s advice for newlyweds-to-be is to “make sure you listen to what you and your partner want – the day is about the two of you. Take time on the day to be with one another without anyone else, as it goes go by quickly!”
Photos courtesy of Trish Woodford Photography.
The groom opted for a blue-tone suit for his summer wedding, with matching tie and vest, and tan shoes.
Rachael’s intricate, strapless lace gown was purchased at Through the White Door. “I fell in love with the dress as soon as I put it on,” says Rachael.
Rachael and Jacob said they felt very at ease during their ceremony on the waterfront.
“These were two pieces that we put together,” the bride says of her bridesmaids’ gowns.
The bride sourced her accessories from Etsy, and her floral headpiece was created by Blooms of Eden.
“Jacob and I loved the wedding planning process,” says Rachael. “We organised everything ourselves and even made our own candles and decorations.”
The rust coloured L O V E letters were sourced from Vintage Letters & Co.
Bomboniere: DIY, Oxfam / Brides Accessories: Etsy - Sheilasattic, Blooms of Eden / Brides Gown: Through The White Door, Ru De Sien / Bridesmaids Accessories: Etsy - Sheilasattic / Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN / Celebrant: Jemilah Wright / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Entertainment: Morris Entertainment / Flowers: Eventier / Grooms Attire: Penguins Formalwear / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Penguins Formalwear / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Honeymoon: Houston and Turner Travel Associates / Invitations: Vistaprint, CocoPress / Makeup: I Do Beauty / Pageboy Attire: Penguins Formalwear / Photobooth: DIY / Photographer: Trish Woodford Photography / Rings: Rosendorff, Stag Head Designs / Transport: Wicked Limos, The Chauffeur Bus / Venue Decor: Eventier, Vintage Letters & Co / Wedding Night Accommodation: Yallingup Luxury Retreat