A Yarra Ranges Winery Wedding for Jess & Andy
I never actually met Andy and Jess until their wedding at Yarra Ranges Estate on October 12th. I had numerous email conversations with Jess from initial contact in August 13th 2018 all the way through 2019 including a skype chat 2 weeks before the big day. She was referred to me through mutual friends of whom I worked with years before.
Throughout this I felt we were a perfect match, which we were!
Their ceremony was held that afternoon on-site overlooking the vineyard and rolling hills. The 104 guests had several hour break to unwind and play lawn games before the reception started. The reception room had a fantastic rustic charm and as the wedding guests arrived I had a nice smooth mix of 2000's Australian rock including the much favoured bands of Andy & Jess The Black Keys, Tame Impala, The Preatures, San Cisco, Josh Pyke and Angus & Julia Stone. They enjoyed refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres. Jess & Andy joined them shortly after.
After the cocktail hour, Anna (MC) ran through the venues house rules before inviting the Bridal party into the room. All guests were introduced to “Take On Me” by Reel Big Fish. Jess and Andy came in to the loud applause right as the chorus came in.
Entree was served: Duck Arancini and Salt & Pepper Calamari
After the Bride & Groom ducked out for some quick sunset photos we had the toasts and some heart-felt speeches prior to cutting the Cheese Wheel Cake to "Everlating Light" by The Black Keys.
Mains were served: Roast Pork and Eye Fillet
Jess and Andy had their first dance as a married couple to a beautiful rendition of “If I Aint Got You” by Alicia keys performed by James Bay. Half way through the song they were joined by the Bridal Party, then Parents, then all guests joined.
The Ladies proved to be the dancing queens of the night ! As proven in the snippet video below.
The dance floor was never empty, even though a desert bar, cheese wheel cake, Pistachio tart and Chocolate Fondant proved to tempt all guests back to their seats. We rounded off the night with lots and lots of RnB, few top 40 hits and some dance classics.
Thank you Jessica & Andrew!! That was a really fun wedding!!