Hey there ladies! Remember the first part of Jess & Nathan’s wedding, A Rockstar Wedding in Australia – Part 1 ? Well here is the second part of this unbelievable wedding, shot by Jess Jackson Photography!
It’s now time to learn their story, and how they decided to style their wedding day in the Tivoli Theatre in Australia (sigh!)… I am sorry but I still cannot believe how amazing this is! I mean, it’s not like I can ask the cast of The Phantom of the Opera here in NY to take the night off so I can selfishly use the theater for my own wedding, I just can’t!… (or can I?) So for now, we’ll all have to sit down and eat our hearts out with these amazing pinnable photos!
Jess talks about how “We are everything ridiculous. We are the people, that when we tell stories our friends shake their heads and say ‘only Nathan and Jess’. We like to push boundaries, try new things, push ourselves to our limits, do things no one else would try but most of all we don’t like to do things by halves.”
Jess and Nathan were friends for years, “Everyone thought we were dating.. we definitely weren’t. It wasn’t until one day we both woke up to the fact we pretty much were. Nathan then asked me out in the hospital after an operation and on very strong pain killers. Needless to say I didn’t think he would remember, luckily he did!”
“There wasn’t a specific theme, it was just “us” we like classic and elegant. We appreciate the old but done well with a mix of the new.”
“Meat, meat and meat! Daltons worked with us to create a menu that was very Nathan! There was duck, pork, lamb, dumplings, petit crème brulee’s, mini toffee apples and we had the wedding cake as dessert!”
“Music was a big part of the whole styling but we wanted something really simple to not overtake the beauty of the Tivoli. This is where AVideas played a big part as we wanted lots of lights and we wanted lights to be the main look and style feature. This way we could make the venue look our own without covering the gold and red features inside that the venue is known for. The stage was a big feature throughout the day – it was the main focus point so we had candles, musical instruments set up all day and hanging lights and drapes from the roof to create a backdrop.”
For the color palette, Jess and Nathan decided to go for rich red and gold to complement the Tivoli. “The Tivoli has rich red carpet and gold features all around the stage and throughout the venue so we didn’t want to cover or clash with that. We had deep timber chairs and tables as the only other colour introduced. Everthing else was warm reds, golds and warm white lights.”
Venue: Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane // Photographer: Jess Jackson Photography // Videographer: Roost Film Co. // Event Styling & Decorations: AVideas // Event Planning: Hope & Lace // Floral Styling: Blossom & Twine // Hire Items: AVideas // Catering: Daltons Catering & Tivoli Staff // Stationery: Nathan & Jess organized the stationery through various graphic designers – the programs (which were made to look like guitar string packets), the sleeves for the invitations to go in which included a “Geeves” Logo and a sticker for the ukulele’s (wedding favors) that had their faces on them. The invitations were made by the Tivoli on Ticketmaster Tickets (to look like real gig tickets) and menus were created to look like band set lists. // Entertainment: Ceremony – A selection of close friends they had put together from past bands Nathan has been in; and others they have played and sung with over the years. // Reception – DJ B-Side // Wedding Gown: Louise Bateman from Selective Fine Fabrics // Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bought them online and had them altered to fit! All of the flower girls (there was 10 of them) had black matching tutu’s but with shoes of their own choice. // Shoes: Jess – Tony Bianco, Nathan – Zu, Bridesmaids – Zu, Groomsmen – Zu. // Groom’s Suit: Velvet Jacket from Topman, Shirt & Pants from Roger David, Polka Dot Ceremony Tie – Online, Plaid Reception Tie – Melbourne Vintage Store. // Groomsmen attire: Roger David // Engagement Ring: Kevin Geeves (Nathan’s Dad) He made all of their rings. // Celebrant: Ps George Salloum (Close friend to the couple and husband to one of the bridesmaids) // Cake: Made by the bride herself