Jarrod and Kristie met at Melbourne Crown Casino over 10 years ago. Jarrod proposed to Kristie while on a cruise to Noumea in the South Pacific while at dinner taking Kristie by complete surprise. Kristie and Jarrod exchanged their wedding vows at St John’s Cathedral. They chose to entertain their guests with Indigenous dances (Nunukul Yuggera dancers). Jarrod and Kristie’s favourite moment on their wedding day was in the Botanical Gardens when they had a moment to just stop, relax and enjoy champagne with their closest friends. They followed this by holding their reception at Mirra.
Wedding and Engagement Rings: Anton Jewellery, Melbourne
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Centre, Brisbane
Hair & Makeup: Gossip Hair & Beauty Bar
Groom & Groomsmen suits: David Jones
Ceremony: St John’s Cathedral
Reception Venue: Mirra
Cake: Poppy Rose Cake Design
Wedding Theme & Colours: Simple yet timeless – Silver and Blue
Transport: Chrysler limos
Bonbonniere: we elected to entertain our guests with Indigenous Dancers as our gift – Nunukul Yuggera dancers
Entertainment: Nunukul Yuggera and DJ Tom Sanceau From Sound Track events
Honeymoon destination: Port Douglas, Coconut Grove Apartments
First song dance: These Arms of Mine, Otis Redding.
Styling notes from the day: Have a plan b for extremely hot days! If your event is a big day, always worth having your hair and make-up re-done by a professional prior to the reception.
Advice for other brides-to-be: Involve your family and friends… planning the wedding was such a happy time in our lives and enjoyed sharing the process with our nearest and dearest.
Testimonial about using Christopher Thomas Photography: “I am not comfortable being the centre of attention and taking my photo but Chris made me feel so relaxed and at ease. Chris was so easy to deal with and accommodating. Such a gentlemen and very funny! After the wedding – I loved working with Michelle and Chris on the album. Again, such a wonderful day and Michelle and Chris helped us to continue celebrating the day.”