Celebrating their marriage at a place that held special memories was important to Jade Finn and Jamie Davies. They chose a shady spot among the pear trees on the groom’s family’s Grahamvale orchard for the ceremony, followed by a rustic reception in a farm shed transformed with flowers and fairy lights.
Jade said the couple used to walk around the orchard and imagine where they could have a wedding. “Once we got engaged we decided to make it a reality. We took out a couple of trees and had our ceremony right in the middle of a row of pear trees," Jade said. "The girls arrived in fruit bins on the back of a tractor. This was initially a joke made by Jamie’s dad, but I loved the idea so we made it happen.”
Jade and Jamie opted for splashes of colour on their wedding day with unstructured bouquets of bright flowers complementing the bridesmaids’ purple gowns. An aisle edged with rose petals was created in the orchard, while colourful blooms adorned the wedding cake and tables at the reception.
A whimsical and rustic wedding reception venue was created in an old shed, through the clever use of lighting. Jade said they opted for fairy lights strung from the ceiling and a feature wall of lights behind the bridal party table. “It took a lot of imagination and hard work," she said. "We made a bar area out of fruit bins, which made a perfect area for our guests to relax under the peppercorn trees while we had our photos taken. It was so amazing to sit back and see how it all came together and all our hard work paid off.”
We love: The splashes of purple
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Wedding date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Bride's parents: Vicki and Colin Finn
Groom's parents: Wendy and Neil Davies
Service and reception: Groom’s parents’ orchard, Grahamvale
Photography: Lisa Nardella Photography
Bride's and bridesmaids' dresses: Brides & Maids, Shepparton
Suits: Identity Menswear, Shepparton
Flowers: Flowers on Melville, Numurkah
Cake: Jo’s Cakes, Toolamba
Hair: Fiona’s Hair Creations, Mooroopna
Make-up: Esaje Makeup & Beauty, Shepparton