Now This Is A Beach Wedding Done Right!

March 20, 2015 | By Classic Wedding Invitations

Now This Is A Beach Wedding Done Right!

Jacquie and Ben’s beach wedding was a beautiful beachside affair captured by Danielle Thomas Photography. Here is a sneak peak into the special day and some wonderful wedding inspiration for the perfect beach wedding!

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  • Tell us a little about the proposal and the lead up to the wedding?

We were on a Family holiday in Byron Bay to celebrate Ben graduating from University and so he could also pick up a car that he purchased a couple of hours away from Byron. Once ben had picked up the car he insisted that I see the car first. All the family gathered around the car to check it out but ben wouldn’t allow it according to everyone I had to see it first. I didn’t think anything of it bens sweet that way so I hopped in and he was acting all weird and nervous and sweating and possibly stuttering, I kept saying what’s going on this is a cool car you should be thrilled. He then got on one knee and said he was checking for an oil leak and I should look around the car, I always check that the passenger seat has a mirror attached to the visor. When I pulled it down a box fell onto my lap and the water works started. Needless to say I said I do it’s my favorite story to date.

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  • What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme / vibe?

The most important aspect for our wedding had to be that it was fun and romantic we both love the beach and my favourite colour is purple so we incorporated all that into our wedding and decided that a beach wedding was the perfect choice!

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  • Favourite detail and/or moment of the day (besides becoming husband and wife of course! or Wife and Wife, or Husband and Husband!)

Walking down the aisle with my dad, him holding onto me with one hand and the other my shoes then being handed over to ben who on that day looked more handsome and loving that ever before.


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  • Did you undertake any DIY projects, if so what?

We made our own Wedding Invitations, made our blackboard and also set up and decorated the wedding venue with family and friends.

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  • Any family or religious traditions incorporated into your day?

A Sri Lankan tradition incorporated on the wedding day was that I received my bouquet from the best man. Ben’s mom also a celebrant married us and a family friend also a priest blessed us.

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  • What does marriage mean to you?

A wedding is the best excuse ever invented for the best party of our lives. We could commit our lives to each other without a wedding. Marriage therefore to me was the perfect excuse to show our love and commitment in front of all our friends and family and for a party that we will remember together forever.

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  • Talk to us about your dress, where is it from?

How long did it take to find etc : I had my heart set on a Pronovias Dress, I knew I wanted sparkle, poofy and sweetheart neckline and a dress which had a great back. It was the Pronovis Perla Dress! I tried on many dresses but fell in love with this dress pretty much straight away. It took me roughly 4 months to find my dress. It also had the hefty price tag of $4000 I then took a big risk and orderd it from china I knew it wouldn’t be exactly the same but I thought for the price ($600) I had nothing to lose. When it arrived it was perfect!

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  • Any funny stories in the lead up to or on the day?

I sprained both my ankles while jumping off a podium in heels on my hen night which was a week before the wedding. The doctor told me I would probably need to be in crutches for 2 weeks which was horrifying and funny at the same time as I figured ben would be the one to end up hurt at his bucks party not the other way around. On the day of the wedding I had the strongest anti inflammatory’s and pain killers and walked down the isle and danced the night away.

  • Any funny stories in the lead up to or on the day?

I sprained both my ankles while jumping off a podium in heels on my hen night which was a week before the wedding. The doctor told me I would probably need to be in crutches for 2 weeks which was horrifying and funny at the same time as I figured ben would be the one to end up hurt at his bucks party not the other way around. On the day of the wedding I had the strongest anti inflammatory’s and pain killers and walked down the isle and danced the night away.

  • Advice for other couples planning a wedding?

Have fun organizing it; take into account each other’s ideas. Weddings are perceived as the bride’s day but it was very much our day and we had the best time planning it. We would do it over and over again in a heartbeat.

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Photos : Danielle Thomas Photgraphy 

Bridal gown : Pronovias Perla Inspired dress from Big Day Dress

Veil / hair piece My mom made my veil and my hair piece was a gift from a friend.

Shoes : Mollini

Flowers : Danielle from Moss Industry

Rings :Custom designed engagement ring by ben and made by John from Marc Gregory Jewellers on Hampton Street Hampton

Jewellery/Accessories : Tiffanys NY

Bridesmaids dresses : Big Day Dress

Grooms suit : Menz Club Bridge Road Richmond 

Grooms Shoes From New York cant rembeber the store

Groomsmen suits : hired from

Bow ties / ties : Menz Club Richmond 

Ceremony : Anglesea River mouth on the beach , www.ceremoniesido.com.au provided all the cahirs and back drop

Reception : Anglsea life saving club

Catering : Angesea life saving club Deck café

Cake: Made by a family friend Penny kemp

Cake topper : Penny Kemp

Reception stylist / any decorations / details: Ben and Jacquie

Stationery designer : Ben and Jacquie

Music : The White Tree 

Celebrant : Jennifer Bahramis

Transport : Family Friends car




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