Caitlin & Tim
This enchanting urban wedding is a stunning example of doing everything your own way! Gorgeous gowns and delicious dessert tables are only overshadowed by details filled with love! Jazzy Connors was on hand to capture every moment.
Caitlin tells of meeting Tim, saying, ”We met at a mutual friend’s birthday party over 10 years ago. Tim had come into my work on several occasions before and I always thought he was very cute.”
Choosing to do things their own way, Caitlin and Tim decided to have their photos before the ceremony. The bride shares, ”It was the best decision we made about the day for several reasons. One was that we didn’t want to leave our guests for a huge amount of time. The other was to calm our nerves so that by the time we got to the ceremony we could be present and enjoy every minute.”
On hand to capture the first look was photographer Jazzy Connors, with Caitlin sharing, ”She was an absolute blast! We had actually met at my workplace months prior and it felt like it was meant to be. She understood exactly what we were after and she delivered beautiful photos.”
It took a while to find the perfect dress, with the bride telling, ”Choosing the dress was a bit difficult for me. I visited quite a few of the bridal shops but I just felt like nothing suited me at all. Then one day I was shopping online and I came across the dress on Revolve. It needed some slight alterations but I took the risk and was so happy I had decided to go with something that really represented the sort of bride I wanted to be.” Caitlin’s bridesmaid, her cousin Courtney, wore Alice McCall.
Wanting something slightly different for Tim to wear, the couple chose TopMan. Caitlin remembers, ”Since I’ve known Tim I think I’ve seen him in a traditional suit once! We wanted something a bit more casual, so he wore all black with a grey jacket, and his bow tie matched the colour I had chosen for the flowers.” Both the groom and groomsman wore Converse shoes.
Deciding to use someone local for her wedding flowers, Caitlin chose Sophie Claire Flowers. She tells, ”We had one meeting over coffee and I showed her a couple of pictures I had found that I liked. Then I left it completely up to her to use whatever she thought would be good. So to be honest I have no idea what flowers I had, all I know is that they were beautiful!”
The wedding ceremony began with a special tradition, with Caitlin remembering, ”Before our ceremony we had a Welcome To Country. It was voiced by Aunty Diane Kerr, an elder from the Wurundjeri tribe who are the traditional owners of the land we married on. She welcomed us and the guests to the land and encouraged the union of our two families.”
Not including any readings, the bride tells of the ceremony, ”It was short and sweet. We didn’t want it to be overly romantic or deep as that’s just not us. We just had very short vows and the ring exchange.” The bride walked down the aisle to “I’ll Be There” by Jake Shimabukuro.
Being a regular customer at the Brunswick Foodstore, Caitlin knew it would be the perfect place for their wedding. She tells, ”We decided to have both the ceremony and the reception in the one place just to make everything that little bit easier. The Brunswick Foodstore is an awesome cafe which I’ve been to numerous times for food and coffee. When I met the Events Manager she made me feel so at ease about everything, I knew this was the place to have our wedding.”
And while the food was a magnificent success, dessert was a huge hit too! The bride recalls, ”Melissa from Dessert Station did a spectacular job on our grazing dessert station. Not only did the food taste great but it looked like a piece of art.”
Remembering one favourite moment is difficult for any bride of her wedding day, however Caitlin shares, ”It’s hard to say what was my favourite, but the most surprising in the best possible way was Michael’s speech. It blew everyone away! He had everyone in stitches and then finished his speech with the most beautiful poem which left everyone in tears.”
The bride and groom had their first dance to ‘Sea of Love’ by Cat Power. Caitlin tells, ”Tim chose the song and it was perfect. We didn’t have any special moves, it was just the two of us taking it all in.” She also shares some excellent advice for brides to be, telling, ”I am terrible in high heels and I knew there was no way I would be able to last on the dance floor all night! I planned ahead and bought along my white sneakers. I changed into them straight after the speeches!”
A huge congratulations to our gorgeous bride and groom on their stunning wedding day, thank you for allowing us a glimpse of it all! And an extra special thank you to Jazzy Connors for your beautiful photographs.