Jess & Tom

Jess and Tom wanted their wedding to be an ‘old fashioned country shindig’, and boy do we wish we were invited because it looks like the party of the year! In the gorgeous Clare Valley that they call home, Jess and Tom put on one huge celebration for 175 of their nearest and dearest, and the laid back, rustic theme with pops of colour has us swooning!

With a picturesque venue like the Curly Goose, the couple didn’t need to go overboard with decorations to make it feel special. There were several unique touches the couple made themselves like the seating chart from an old gate, and the table numbers from hessian and a wool bale stencil which perfectly complement the rustic vibes. We love the gorgeous clear marquee set up by Auburn Event Hire, with bare wooden tables which bring the formality down a notch and make it feel like a warm, cosy dinner with friends. The ‘car-bar’ set up for guests in the back to Tom’s ute was a huge hit on the warm day too! Guests feasted on family style platters (including lamb from the couples own farm!) and a decadent dessert table, as well as amazing local wines.

The couple has this advice for planning your own wedding: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s really easy to get caught up in what you ‘should’ have at your wedding, but think about what’s really important to you. For us it was making sure both the lead up and the wedding day were super relaxed and laid back, having plenty of delicious food, free flowing wine and beer, awesome music and a really fun and happy vibe. If you pick the best suppliers you can who share your vision and make sure you have a good bunch of people around you, everything else should just come together. Remember why it is that you’re getting married in the first place”. Guys, we could agree more.


Photographer Nadinne Grace Photography
Florals Daisy Lane Flowers
Venue The Curly Goose
Stationery Minted
Cake Sweet Nostalgia Handcrafted Cakes
Dress Alpha Beta Gamma
Bridesmaid Dresses Shona Joy, White Suede, Scanlan Theodore, Lexi
Rings Engagement: Mazzuchelli’s, Bride: SWS Jewellers, Groom: Chloe Shay Jewellery
Event Hire Auburn Event Hire
Hair Allana Kate Hair Studio
Make up Madison Claire Makeup
Suits MJ Bale, OTAA
Celebrant Cecilia White Marriage Celebrant
Lighting Auburn Event Hire
Video Oak and Capture
DJ/Entertainment The Happy Leonards
Catering ASH Catering Co