With a ceremony held in the front yard and the reception held in the back, Jaira and Paul’s celebration at home was the elegant backyard wedding we’ve been dreaming of. The bride donned a sequin gown with pearl-embellished shoulders as she said “I do” to her husband in front of a sign reading “True Love is Awesome.” Photographer Briars Atlas beautifully captured each personal detail and every candid moment that made the backyard wedding so special.
Jaira and Paul
Private Residence, Melbourne, Victoria
The inspiration was a relaxed white garden party – it was a mix of everything and I contrasted it with my rose coloured wedding dress which was more glamorous.
It was during our ceremony, leading up to our first kiss as husband and wife. In the background we had Xavier Rudd’s Follow the Sun playing – a song we both love for its free spirited lyrics and nature inspired sound. As soon as Lisa announced the kiss, the sun came out and so did the golden light on us while the lyrics ‘follow the sun’ synced with the moment. Paul and I looked at each other and both knew, without words – that it was such a special moment.
The Couple Recommends:
Definitely the Spanish Home Catering company! They made it all very easy to deal with and with no fuss – they know how to handle parties. Their years of experience really came through. Our dealings with them pre-wedding, during wedding and post wedding were all handled very professionally and with such warmth and friendliness. Everyone commented as to how wonderful they were, how great the food was. They provided all the food, their own equipment and washed up and cleaned at the end of the party, making the day after the wedding clean-up very easy!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Briars Atlas
Venue – Private Residence
Catering – Spanish Home Catering
Cake – Cake Red Hill
Officiant – Lisa Foster
Videography – Clever Deer
Hair & Makeup Styling – Katrina Villegas
Wedding Dress – Vivid
Groom’s Apparel – Zara
Rings – Anton Jewellery
Congrats to Jaira and Paul and thanks to Briars Atlas for sharing such a stunning celebration! For more backyard wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Amber and Matthew’s handcrafted wedding in Sudbury, Ontario.