Jeff had originally planned to propose a couple of times. Once he was thwarted by weather and another time by nerves. But finally he built up the courage to ask one night in their kitchen. Romantic!
Jeff and Jenny wrote their own vows. A few of Jeff’s words stuck in my head. He said until he met Jenny he thought marriage was only for the young and the romantic. But when he’s with Jenny he feels both young and romantic. So sweet. Even he shed a tear at his own words [or maybe it was beacause Jenny had her beautiful eyes fixed on him bubbling with love and emotion.
Jeff & Jenny had planned their surprise wedding (guests were invited to an engagement party) to be held on Glenelg Beach. The diffused light was perfect for wedding photography but the wind and cold made it impractical. So the wedding ceremony was held inside the Seawall Apartments on the Esplanade at Glenelg. We later took photos around the apartments and with Glenelg Beach and the jetty in the background.
Jenny made her own dress – up until the day of the wedding! And as Jeff is really into photography the “engagement party” had lots of great photos of the two of them. My personal favourite was the two of them lying tummy down on a couch on an Ikea catalogue cover.
This was also the first wedding [in the world??] where the groom’s parents attended via skype on an iPad (from the UK); ingenious!