Do you believe in fate? Jye and AJ certainly do...
When Jye popped into a work meeting, AJ was instantly attracted to his confidence and vibe. AJ was living in Sydney and Jye in Newcastle where they would meet again when a mutual friend convinced her to stay and celebrate after completing a management course.
AJ recalls, ‘Jye walked in wearing a sombrero and said’;
What does a Mexican use under his carpet?
I was hooked – he was a moron.
We went out for drinks and kept talking and getting to know each other. That was it – we were both smitten.’
It was meant to be.
After a weekend away with nights around a fire - talking, listening to music and planning their life together - AJ moved in. Two months later, they got a puppy, Charlie and started saving for their home. Life was moving quickly for this magical couple.
Fast forward one year whilst on a trip to Mexico, Jye proposed. An event at their resort meant his plans for a beach proposal were disrupted, so they retreated to their room where he got down on one knee and asked his best friend to spend the rest of their lives together.
It was tequila all round!
AJ and Jye had their hearts set on a vintage/rustic feel with a modern twist for their wedding day and were happy to experiment with things that were unusual or different.
Opulent colours of deep wine burgundy, with purples, ivory’s and gold rounding out the palette.
With inspiration taken from the 1940’s, the suits reflected this theme, while AJ and her Maid of Honor’s dresses were beaded to reflect the Gatsby era.
The florals were to be unstructured and unusual; highlighting the theme colours, giving a modern rustic element.
AJ’s hair was styled in a faux bob to reflect the vintage era. Modern makeup and a bold deep wine lip tied AJ’s look together. Elegant, Classic, Stunning.
The ceremony and reception were held at Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows. Selecting a non-traditional ceremony, Jye and AJ’s celebrant had them fill out a questionnaire, which meant they heard their story for the first time, along with friends and family. ‘Our whole ceremony was a surprise! Hearing what was put together was incredible; it was the best part of the day for both of us. We had so much fun and smiled the entire time!’ says AJ.
When I asked AJ what her favourite part of the day was she said, ‘Walking down the aisle and seeing Jye for the first time. Watching his reaction to seeing me is something I will never forget.’