Jason & Fleur”s Melbourne Wedding was held at the Willows Restaurant in St Kilda Road. The bride ‘Fleur’ gives us some background details of the couple and their big day:
When and where did the couple first meet:
Jason is friends with my brother but at the time of meeting early 2006, I was taken. I didn’t see Jason again for another 6 months. By chance or maybe it was fate, in December 2006 we were on the same boat cruise and we both remember the first thing I said, “Guess what I’m single!” Jason’s reply was “Finally!”
We went on an official date soon after to which I came home to my parents and said “I’m going to marry this one, I can feel it!” My Mum replied “Want to know something funny? The doctor that brought you into this world on November 6 1980, his name was Dr Harvey (Jason’s surname). This gave me goose bumps it was fate!
Details of the Proposal:
It was my 28th birthday 2008, Jason woke me at 4am to take me on a hot air balloon. 800 feet up he asked “Fleur will you marry me?” Over the Yarra Ranges. I of course said “YES!” The ring was very special to Jason as it was his Mum’s. I thought this was very sentimental. We went to KoKo’s at Crown and celebrated.
Theme or Style of Wedding:
I didn’t really have a theme to start with but it’s ended up being rustic with a modern twist to it. During the ceremony we had small satchels filled with lavender and guests were asked to smell the fragrant herb and remember this sweet moment.
Description of Bride’s Dress:
My dress is a 1920′s style meets runway. It’s strapless fitted and has beautiful tulle ruffled at the bottom so it flares out to give it that mermaid look. French lace carefully positioned on the dress to give it that soft touch. Crystals are also scattered to catch the suns light. I highly recommend my dressmaker Anne Stowers. She has been making wedding dresses for 30 years.
My bouquet was made by a family friend who is a florist. I wanted a fluffy bouquet to match the bottom of my dress.
I searched for my shoes for 6 months! They were the very last size 6 Randee Badgley Mischka’s.
All reception decor was styled by TableArt. Allie was extremely professional and knew exactly what I liked. I highly recommend her.
I wanted to have a LOVE sign in life like size, Palace Props was able to make this dream come true. The photo’s are going to be amazing and it will be a bit of fun for everyone to pose and even sit in the letter O.
My hair piece was made by Caillan Alainn with left over French lace. It was handmade and is absolutely stunning.
Hair & Makeup:
My good friend Victoria is a makeup artist for Napoleon, she knows her makeup too well. Hair was styled by Above Cut & Beauty – Kiley Armstrong made it happen Victoria Secret Style!
Wedding Favours & The Cake:
House of Elegant Cakes were able to make a delicious 3 tier vanilla chocolate cake. The design was simple icing and lace from my dress around the edges, with a string of pearls also.
We had mint tins placed for each guest as they sat down; these were ordered from the US with personalized stickers that said ‘Fleur & Jason – mint to be.’ Inside were mini spearmints. We thought everyone at one time would be wishing for a mint…
Invitations & Stationery:
I did all the design of our wedding stationery. We had a monogram of the letter H and our first name initials F & J, this was used for the official invite and rubber stamped on our lavender satchels. The printing was letter press and for a fraction of the cost Impressive Inkreations made this expensive style of letterpress possible.
Food & Drink:
All food and drink were provided by The Willows
We are calling it the Mini Moon (Koh Samui) it’s our brief adventure before the real honeymoon which is the European summer of 2013.