Natalie and Riley.

Natalie and Riley tied the knot on a gorgeous spring day in NSW at the prestigious wedding Venue, Ardeena. From the get-go, Nat knew exactly what she wanted for day. From her dreamy colour palette to her gorgeous Ella Moda Gown, that fit her ever so perfectly. - I was simply obsessed.

Riley and the boys, got ready on-site at Ardeena, at one of their beautifully styled studios. I loved the interiors. Raw, white brick walls, open spaces and a perfectly positioned rich navy velvet couch that seated the groomsmen's gifts. Here is where I got to meet Riley’s side of the family and man, what a great lot these guys were! Watching Riley read his letter from Nat while tears ran down his face honestly made me choke back my own. I love raw moments like this. 

Natalie with her family just stole the show at their beachfront apartment. Open and natural morning light showered us through the glass windows, while Natalie and her Maid of Honor Sian, were busy getting ready. I had even more tears when Natalie came out to embrace her Mum and dad, her first moment wearing her wedding dress. She looked absolutely beautiful.

Once I arrived back at Ardeena and saw the ceremony set up and decor, I was in awe. All the florals were made by Natalie’s maid of honour and best friend, Sian. (She should have been a florist in another life!) The ceremony faced insane views of the ocean, green rolling mountains and a warm blue sky - You could have not asked for a better day to get married!

The ceremony itself went off without a hitch, and both Nat and Rileys vows had everyone bursting with HAPPY tears. Holding back my own emotions was so hard, I felt so much love showering from all of the guests while they watched on from their seats. Both Nat and Riley’s parents just smiled at the front, beaming with pride.

We had a chance to steal the newly Mr and Mrs away to shoot the MOST romantic portraits (Imagine even more grand mountain top views, and the sunset turning the mass amount of afternoon sky to layers of pinks and gold) While back reception, guests enjoyed grazing boards and listened to the soft and sweet hues of a live singer. 

To the Reception’s dinner and speeches - this wedding was all about having a bloody great time. We ate, drank and boogied the night away, It was pure happiness! I am so proud of Natalie and Riley creating their dream wedding to be exactly what they imagined it to be. And I am proud to share this day with you all.

 Love, J.


Wedding Venue: Ardeena

Photography: Jesstookthis

Dress: Ella Moda

Videography: JB Videography

Celebrant: Keira Wallace

Hair & Makeup: Reanin Glah

Live Music: Saoirse Harding