Jason: I proposed on December 4th 2021, it was something that we had spoken about for a while but I still managed to pull off an epic surprise, and I think I nearly killed Vanessa in the process due to the shock. I came up with an elaborate scheme involving neon signs, pink sand, rose petals, breaking and entering, and Weet-Bix.
Vanessa: Everything was PINK, the entire floor was covered in rose petals, there were candles everywhere, and a little table with a little pink ring box was up against the wall. I truly almost died, it took me about 15 minutes to catch my breath from the fright!
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Ceremony location: St Ignatius’ Church – Richmond / Reception location: State Library Vic, @library_vic; @weddings_showtimeeventgroup / Photographer: Kat + Scout – It’s Beautiful Here, @itsbeautifulhere /
Videographer: Greg – Once and for all, @onceandforallau / Celebrant: Father Jude Pirotta / Entertainment: Heartbreak Hotel (Dj & photobooth), @heartbreakbooth; Live saxophone during cocktail hour in the La Trobe Reading Room – Brennan Hamilton-Smith, @seriousaboutclarinetguy / Styling: Bride / Planner: Bride (however the venue was run by @weddings_showtimeeventgroup / Wedding Producer: Chloe Cummins / Flora: India Robinson ‘Blossm Bby’, @blossmbby/ Catering + Beverages: Showtime Events Group, @weddings_showtimeeventgroup, @showtimeeventgroup / Cake: Matilda of ‘Proof Bakehouse’, @proofbakehouse / Stationery: Jem & I, @jemandi_designs / Bonbonniere: Lauren, Words With Heart, @wordswithheart / Jason’s Attire: Oscar Hunt Tailors, @oscarhunttailors / Vanessa’s Attire: Curator The Label by Sam Pappas, @curatorthelabel from The Bridal Curator, @thebridalcuratoraustralia / Ring/s: Joseph George, @josephgeorgejewellery / Vanessa’s Ceremony Shoes: LMS ‘The Lisa’ shoe, @lmsthebrand / Vanessa’s Reception Shoes: Melissa x Y Project shoes, @melissashoes.aus / Jason’s shoes: BK Wolfe Essendon, @bk_wolfe / Other accessories: The Millie Savage Ruby Heart Ring, @milliesavage_ / Bag: Simone Rocha Pearl Detail Clutch Bag, @simonerocha_ / Cufflinks: From Vanessa’s Dad / Makeup: Suzy Sela, @suzyselamakeup / Nails: Dawn – Quiche Nail Studio, @quichenailstudio / Hair: Tony Kamleh, @tonykamlehhair / Fragrance: Baccarat Rouge 540 layered with Maison Margiela Replica ‘Whispers in the Library’both purchased from Mecca / Bridesmaid Dresses: Sheike, @sheikeandco / Maid of honour: Rachel Gilbert, @rachelgilbertau / Groomsmen: Oscar Hunt Tailors, @oscarhunttailors