Feature Wedding – Jo & Jarrod
Jo & Jarrod met at the Corner House in Bondi. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon, and Jarrod had decided to haul himself off the couch to return a set of bongos to a friend.
Jo was enjoying a cheeky drink in celebration of completing a very muddy warrior dash that weekend. Introduced through mutual friends, the two of them ended up bonding over quite a few bottles of red wine.
Fast forward eighteen months later, and whilst on holiday in Noosa for Jo’s birthday, the pair drove up to the lookout at sunset. It was almost Easter and Jarrod, being the cheeky bugger that he is, turned to Jo and said,
‘I got you a couple of karats.’
What he had actually given Jo was two Lindt chocolate carrots. Then followed up with the actual ring in a box and commented, ‘I got you a few extra as well’, celebrating their engagement over dinner at Ricky’s Waterfront restaurant in Noosa.
Jo’s hen’s day was themed, ‘I’m with the band’, with everyone dressing up as rockstars and heading into a dance studio in Surry Hills, were they learnt the moves to Thriller by Michael Jackson.
This was followed by drinks and a show and more drinks. The night was full of fun and frivolity with Jo’s girlfriends even creating life size cut outs of Jarrod’s face which the crew wore throughout the night. To top it off, one of the cut outs even popped up at the wedding reception on the MC, bringing about roaring laughter from the guests.
Jo and Jarrod were lucky enough to become parents to a beautiful boy prior to getting married, and being paige boy on the day, it was a gorgeous touch when their son carried a sign down the aisle which read ~ Here comes the bride
Interview with the bride – Jo
1. What’s one piece of advice you’d give the brides to be?
Enjoy it. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get your family and closest friends together for one big celebration.
Don’t sweat the small stuff as no one else does.
Oh…and make sure you do a speech!
2. What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?
Our wedding dance! We created guest voting cards as we love too many songs, and couldn’t decide on a first dance. All of our guests got to vote and of course picked the humorous one…
It ended up being ~ Flight Of The Concords, The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room
3. What would you do differently?
I would make sure our speeches stuck to the time they were given. We had a lot of passionate people with lots to say, and the speeches pretty much lasted all night. Though they were very funny.
4. What are the best things to have in a ‘bride-aid kit’?
Favourite photo on the day
They are all really cool. I like the beach one that shows the back of my dress and us looking out to sea.
All the bells & whistles
Ceremony – Hidden Grove Noosa Woods
Reception – Sails restaurant, Noosa
Shoot locations – Beach, Noosa Woods and reception
Honeymoon – We didn’t have one as had family over from the UK and wanted to spend time with them
Hair – Beauty on the move
Make Up – Beauty on the move
Flowers – Mondo Flower designs, Noosa
Celebrant – Kristy Ellis
Musician – Dan McGahan
MC – Friends – Joley & Brett
Dress – Lisa Gowing
Shoes – I designed my own through Shoes of Prey
Event Stylist – Lovebirds, Noosa
Caterer – Sails restaurant, Noosa