You can travel the world and see the sights, but sometimes it is the simple things at home that bring you the most joy. Jacqui said, “We went to America in January, and deep down I was expecting some romantic proposal in the Grand Canyon, or on a horse and carriage, or on the Empire State building… anything! Unfortunately for me, Reece had other plans and we went home ringless.”
Or so she thought. Having purchased an engagement ring in New York, Reece carried it in his pocket for those 5 weeks, waiting for the perfect proposal place to present itself. He didn’t feel a connection to any particular place during their big overseas trip, but being back on home soil was different. On an annual April holiday to Windy Harbour, they stopped at a favourite spot to watch the sunset and Jacqui says, “I turned around to see this nervous man on one knee, asking me to spend the rest of our lives together.”
Inspired by Reece’s grandparents, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just weeks before their wedding, the couple sidestepped the hoopla and instead opted for a heartfelt day full of personal touches. Not to mention sharing their ceremony with their pet dog. We thank Jacqui and Reece and their photographer Ben Yew for sharing.
| Venue: Old Broadwater Farm in Busselton, Western Australia | Eats and drinks: Catered by Jacqueline | Photography: Ben Yew Photography | Film: Ben Yew Photography | Wearables: Jacqui wore gown by Fara Couture, shoes by Paradox London, earrings by Samantha Wills, headpiece and cuff by Percy Handmade. Hair by the bride and makeup by Salon Sugar. The maid of honour wore gown by George. Reece and the best man wore menswear by Milano. Wedding rings by Tiffany & Co. | Blooms: Poppy & Co. | Wedding cakes: Petite & Oh So Sweet | Stationery: Lines & Squares | Entertainment: ceremony by Jack Resta and reception by Little Miss Band.